Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN | President/CEO,

The Carolinas Center

Marisette Hasan graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She has worked professionally as an RN since 1981 in various roles: oncology nurse, hospice nurse, clinical manager, home health and hospice administrator and nurse consultant. She currently serves as the President & CEO for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC). She is passionately engaged in supporting hospice and palliative care providers in North and South Carolina through leadership, innovation, public advocacy and regulatory technical assistance.

In addition to her current role, she serves as the Co-Chair for the My Life My Choices 1.8 million dollar SC ACP grant initiative, funded by BCBS SC Foundation for the SC Coalition of the Care of the Seriously Ill. This initiative is focused on raising education and awareness with clinicians and underserved community citizens, incorporating a technology pilot to store ACP documents for rapid access with an E-repository.

Marisette is engaged on the national front as a member of the NHPCO Council of States Steering Committee, the NHPCO Palliative Care Advisory Council, NHPCO Diversity Advisory Council and the CTAC National State Coalition Task Force. She is certified as an ELNEC trainer, Respecting Choices Facilitator, and Serous Illness Conversation Guide Trainer.  She is also engaged in research as a community stakeholder Co-Investigator for a PCORI grant initiative led by Dr. Kimberly Johnson to investigate and implement effective tools to eliminate ACP disparities among African Americans in 5 states.


Yvonne Nerone | Event & Education Coordinator

The Carolinas Center

Yvonne Nerone graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.  She worked professionally as an elementary school teacher prior to staying at home to raise her two children.  As a proud military spouse, she has served as a Family Readiness Group leader and volunteer in many capacities within the Military Police Corp over the past 15 years.  Yvonne joined The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care as the Event & Education Coordinator in November, 2021.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband cheering their children on at sporting events and boating on Lake Murray.