Four staff members possess a combined 70 years' experience in hospice and palliative care, plus an additional 25 years in healthcare and non-profit management and leadership. We know what we're doing, and we are responsive to your needs!

For more focused assistance with issues that concern you and questions you may have, refer to our Staff Contact Guide.

Yesha Bell | Education & Events Coordinator

Yesha (pronounced Ēsha) Bell, CEM, has served as Education Coordinator for TCC since 2013.  She brings 11 years’ experience with a non-profit technical and educational association, and a for profit event management company.  Her certification is in Exhibition Management. 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.


Marisette Hasan | VP, SC Operations & Interim CEO

Marisette Hasan, RN, BSN, began her role as Vice President for SC Operations in 2014, 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.


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.


Marsha Van Hecke | Manager of Communications & Member Services

Marsha Van Hecke joined the TCC staff in 2015 as Manager of Communications and Member Services. She has 25 years’ experience in the hospice, healthcare and non-profit sectors, having most recently spent 13 years with a hospice and palliative care provider that serves North and South Carolina. Marsha understands the hospice and palliative care world from the inside, out, and looks forward to working together with members to support their efforts to better serve their communities. Marsha and her husband live in an empty nest in Tryon, but she can often be found in Raleigh and Columbia and in cities and towns beyond and in between visiting with member hospices.