Announcing Chief Strategy & Information Officer and 2 promotions

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Hospice of the Chesapeake is excited to announce the selection of Monica Escalante for the newly created position of Chief Strategy & Information Officer. Escalante will join the executive leadership team in mid-August. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Hospice based in Salisbury, Maryland, and has 20 plus years of experience in hospice and palliative care in Maryland.

“I’m honored to join the leadership team at Hospice of the Chesapeake as Chief Strategy & Information Officer with a focus on expanding access to those who need care as well as seeking innovative and creative solutions that will best prepare us for the future,” Escalante said.

Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Miller said Escalante is a perfect fit for the vision of the organization, which serves Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and Prince George’s counties. “As Maryland’s largest independent not-for-profit hospice organization, we take our role of providing expert, compassionate care to all who need it very seriously. Monica’s expertise and experience will allow us to further achieve our mission of bringing hope and healing to those experiencing advanced, serious illness,” Miller said.

Also announced today, Brian Berger, currently Vice President of Care Continuum at Hospice of the Chesapeake, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer as of June 1. Berger, a licensed clinical and certified advanced palliative and hospice social worker, brings a unique understanding of hospice, palliative and grief care after more than 20 years in the industry at multiple organizations across the country. Additionally, Sandra Dillon has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Communications & Advocacy. Dillon has been with the organization since February 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, digital and print marketing, public relations, advertising, and advocacy.

“These additions to our executive team at Hospice of the Chesapeake bring with them vast experience, unparalleled expertise, and a contagious passion for the care we provide,” Miller said.

About Hospice of the Chesapeake 

At Hospice of the Chesapeake, we create meaningful experiences for those in the communities we serve who are experiencing serious advanced illness and loss. We believe truly meaningful experiences come from a partnership between highly skilled and compassionate professionals, our healthcare partners and the patient and family with a primary focus on fully living each day. We develop care plans to minimize symptoms, articulate what matters most, and remember that each moment matters for patients and families in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and Prince George’s counties.

We are your Hometown Hospice! Over the last 45 years, our team has cared for more than 59,000 hospice patients and hundreds of thousands of family members.

Caring for life throughout the journey with illness and loss is the mission of Hospice of the Chesapeake. For more information, please visit



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