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Hospice of Northwest Michigan welcomes new Executive Director

(March 29, 2010) A Charlevoix County resident with wide-ranging professional and volunteer experience is the new Executive Director of Hospice of Northwest Michigan.

Cheryl Hoffman is responsible for fundraising, managing the hospice volunteer's corps, and overseeing long-term grief services for loved ones for the hospice, which provides end-of-life care in partnership with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.

Hoffman's background includes serving management positions with Reed Freidinger, MD, Charlevoix Development Company and LaVanway Capital & Trade Corporation. She's been active in local politics, business organizations, and volunteering, including chairing the Helen Open Golf Tournament in Charlevoix, serving as a Board Chair with the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce and serving on the Charlevoix City Council.

Hoffman holds a bachelor's degree in education from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Lake Superior State University. She and her husband, Ted Felter, live in Charlevoix.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For additional information about Hospice of Northwest Michigan, call 800-551-4041 or visit