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Yesha Bell | Education & Events Coordinator
Yesha (pronounced Ēsha) Bell, CEM, has served as Education Coordinator for TCC since 2013. She brings 16 years’ experience with a non-profit technical and educational association, and a for profit event management company. Her certification is in Exhibition Management and Meeting Planning. Yesha spends her time developing and coordinating virtual and face-to-face educational events that are pertinent and contribute value to the work of hospice and palliative care staff members.
Katelyn Cheek | Manager of Communications & Member Services
Katelyn Cheek, MHA, joined The Carolinas Center in March 2018. Her most recent position was a two-year stint as project manager for a SC Pharmacy Foundation Medication Safety Matters grant. Before this, she worked in several positions with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Katelyn holds a BA in Communication from College of Charleston, and a Master’s of Health Administration from USC Columbia. She lives in Columbia with her husband and furry children.
Marisette Hasan | President & CEO
Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN, began her role as CEO & President in 2018, following a career in healthcare and hospice. Marisette graduated from the University of SC and began her career as oncology nurse in 1981. She soon discovered a love for caring for her patients in a holistic manner and throughout the continuum of their illness. Hospice was a perfect fit. Marisette’s hospice experience began in 1985 and since then she has served in various roles, from hospice nurse to administrator with hospital programs and independent community programs. In her role with The Carolinas Center, she works with community stakeholders engaged in the delivery of end of life care in diverse settings, in addition to working with hospice and palliative care providers. Marisette believes that when we build bridges through common agendas and collaborative partnerships, we can do amazing work and improve the care of all South Carolinians living with advanced illness. Marisette lives in Columbia with her husband and 2 teenagers.
Ray Riordan | Vice President of NC Operations
Ray Riordan joined The Carolinas Center in April 2018. He comes to TCC from the American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Action Network, where he has served as the NC Director of Grassroots Lobbying and Advocacy for the past four years. Prior to joining ACS, Ray served in the North Carolina Office of the Governor where he worked with non-profits, and faith-based and local government organizations across the state to coordinate and implement community service programs to meet unmet community needs. Ray completed his graduate work at NC State University and has over 10 years of experience in the public sector and a background in training and development, coalition building, and public relations.
Alicia Howell Sterritt | Director of Quality & Compliance
Alicia Sterritt joined The Carolinas Center in 2017 as Director of Quality & Compliance. Alicia’s 15 years of hospice experience include a range of responsibilities: medical social worker, quality and compliance director, and inpatient unit planning and project coordinator. In her position with a hospice provider for both Carolinas, she was attentive to both NC and SC state hospice regulations, as well as federal regulations and QAPI. In 2014-15, she assisted in leading Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in attaining accreditation by The Joint Commission. TCC recognized Alicia’s talented and dedicated work with the first Tamra West Leadership Award in 2014. Alicia holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Winthrop University and a master’s in social work from The University of SC in Columbia. She lives in Upstate SC with her husband and 3 young children.