About Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County


The executive staff of Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County ensure that our organization upholds our commitment to excellence, operates in accordance with the highest standards of quality and compassion and keeps the patient at the center of everything we do.

  • Terri Phillips, MS, BSN, ANCC, CHPCA


    Terri Phillips joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County in October 2007 after relocating from Florida where she served as Chief Operating Officer at Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, FL. Terri received her Bachelor degree in Nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College and  continued her education at St. Thomas University in Miami, receiving a Masters Degree in Human Resources.

    Terri is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and has her ANCC Certification in Nursing Administration. She holds an Advanced Hospice Administrator Certificate and is committed to improving quality of care at end of life care throughout our community.

    Since moving to Iredell County, Terri has served as a Mentor of Iredell County School system and is a member of the Statesville Rotary Club. She has a son and daughter and she resides with her husband in Statesville, NC.


  • Charles Ashe, MBA, CHPCA

    Chief Operating Officer

    Charles Ashe joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County as Project Manager in 2002, during the initial certificate of need application to build our hospice house.  After the construction of the Gordon Hospice House was complete, he moved into the role of Operations Manager then to Director of Operations in 2007 and into the role of our Chief Operating Officer in 2012.

    Charles is a graduate of Appalachian State University and received his MBA from Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Originally from Sylva, NC Charles has lived in Iredell County since 1993.  He now resides in Troutman, NC.

  • Erin Carnes, MD


    Dr. Erin Carnes joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County in October of 2019. She is a 2004 graduate of Wofford College and attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.  She received her Hospice Medical Director Certification in 2020.  

    Dr. Carnes joins Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County with several years of hospice and palliative care experience in both the home and inpatient settings. She is committed to providing the highest quality end of life care to her patients and their families.   

    Dr. Carnes currently resides in Davidson, NC with her husband and 3 daughters.  


  • Dana Bell, BSN


    Dana Bell joined Hospice at Palliative Care of Iredell County in April 2014 initially as the Director of Gordon Hospice House.  Dana began serving as the Chief Clinical Officer in October of 2020.   She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1996.

    Dana has spent the majority of her nursing career in gynecologic oncology at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  She served in various nursing roles at CMC with the last 15 years in nursing management.   Prior to arriving at HPCIC she worked at Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Winston Salem, NC as case manager to hospice patients in the home environment.

    Dana is a native of Iredell County.   She resides in Statesville with her husband and their two children.

  • Jesse Clanton, MSN, RN, CHPN

    Chief Quality & Compliance Officer

    Jesse Clanton is a native of Iredell County.  He studied at Mitchell Community College and Appalachian State University. 

    He began his career working at Iredell Memorial Hospital as a CNA and later as an RN.  Jesse has served as an RN in Winston-Salen and Charlotte prior to assuming his role at HPCIC.


  • Brad Dancy


    Brad joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County in July of 2013.  He comes to HPCIC with 13 years of experience in the Accounting field.  Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Spanish from Appalachian State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Gardner-Webb University.  He spent two years in Costa Rica as a missionary where he became fluent in Spanish. 

    Brad enjoys spending time with family, hiking, playing golf, and is very involved in church activities. Brad resides in Conover, NC with his wife and three children.

  • Teresa Ward

    Director of Volunteer Services

    Teresa Ward joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County in 1999 and served as office manager for the Mooresville team for 3 years. In 2002 she accepted the position of Director of Volunteer Services.

    Prior to coming to HPCIC Teresa was employed as a Regional Account Manager for the food service division of Coca-Cola Company where she was chosen to participate in the launching of a new product, Diet Coke. 

    Whether assisting patients and families or staff at any of the HPCIC offices, Teresa's goal is to meet requests for support with exceptional customer service in order to make a positive difference in the lives of others. She is an empty nester that resides in Troutman with her husband.

  • Leigh Ann Darty, MSW, LCSW

    Rainbow Kidz Director

    Leigh Ann Darty has been with Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County since September, 2000. She moved into her current role in 2011.  She is a Statesville native and received her Masters in Social Work from UNC- Chapel Hill in 1987.

    Leigh Ann was inspired to return to hospice work after experiencing the loss of her younger brother. Prior to her work at HPCIC, Leigh Ann worked extensively in the field of medical social work serving oncology, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care patients and families.

    Leigh Ann is the mother of two children and enjoys spending time supporting them in their busy lives.

  • Sarah Kivett, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN

    Director of Community Partnerships

    Sarah joined our team after over thirty years of service to Iredell Memorial Hospital.  She oversees our Palliative Care and Medicare Care Choices Model Programs. 

    Sarah received her BSN from Western Carolina University and has extensive experience in Oncology and as a Nursing Director.  She holds certificaitons in Oncology Nursing (OCN) as well as Hospice & Palliative Care Nursing (CHPN).  She is also an active member of ONS and HPNA.

    Sarah was a Founding Board Member for the Amber Davis Drive for a Cure and Hope's Wing.  She is a current NC Regional Representative for the National Not for Profit organization Cancer Companions.

    She is happily married with three children and four grandchildren and currently resides in Statesville, NC.

  • Amy Fuhrman

    Director of Development & Community Outreach

    Amy joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County as Director of Development in 2017. 

    Amy has a 20-year background in communication and has served on the board of directors of several local non profit organizations.  She is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

    Amy and her husband are the proud parents of two boys and reside in Statesville. 

  • Sherrie G. Lee, DNP, MSN, RB-BC

    Education Coordinator

    Sherrie Lee joined Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County in July of 2019 after working in acute care for 32 years. She has served as Director of Education at Iredell Health System and has taught as adjunct faculty for Appalachian State University.

    Sherrie received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from East Carolina University and her Master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She continued her education at Gardner-Webb University receiving her Doctor of Nursing Practice.

    Sherrie and her husband are natives of Statesville and have two adult sons who reside in Statesville and Winston-Salem.