Our Leadership

Leadership Team


Annette Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Annette has been working in the hospice industry since graduation from Michigan State University. She is a certified End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) trainer and Certified Hospice Administrator. She worked with Hospice of Michigan, a not-for-profit hospice for 12 years prior to moving to Greenville where she spent her last 11 years with Kindred Hospice. Through her work experience, she has developed strengths in operations, strategic planning, board development, and community outreach. Annette’s goal at the beginning and end of each day is providing quality patient care and a compassionate environment for patients and families. She is excited to uphold and continue Hospice of the Upstate’s outstanding legacy.

Karen Workman

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Workman joined Hospice of the Upstate in 2005 as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Karen is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Western Carolina University. Her background includes previously serving as a financial consultant to hospice organizations throughout the United States. Prior to her work with hospice, she was a member of the Accounting Faculty at Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Karen has a heart and passion for non-profit organizations and has served on several boards as a Director and Treasurer. As a member of the Leadership Team at Hospice of the Upstate, she helps to make sure that our resources are utilized most effectively, providing help and direction in planning for future growth.

Debbie Whitman

Director of Clinical Services

Anderson, South Carolina is where Debbie was born, raised, and continues to care for the community through her work with hospice. She has been a registered nurse for 28 years.  In 1993, her passion for end-of-life care began at Hospice of the Upstate.  After 12 years of service, she left Hospice of the Upstate.  For the next seven years, Debbie continued her work with hospice throughout the state of South Carolina in education, training, and regulatory compliance roles.  In November 2012, she returned to Hospice of the Upstate and presently holds the title of Director of Clinical Services.  Debbie completed her BSN in October 2014 and has over 21 years in hospice experience.



Our Physician


Dr. Hunter Woodall

Medical Director

Hunter E. “Woody” Woodall, MD is the second physician in South Carolina to achieve the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has served as Medical Director for Hospice of the Upstate since 1998. He teaches at AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency here in Anderson and practices the full range of Family Medicine including obstetrics. His experience is shared with state and national audiences in publications and conference presentations. In addition to his hospice duties, Dr. Woodall sings to his patients and writes about many of them. He is a Presbyterian elder and enjoys motorcycling, chess, refereeing soccer, and choral singing.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Bill Kibler, Chair

Linda McConnell, Vice Chair

Sheila King, Past Chair

Sandra Gantt, Secretary

Brian Johnson, Treasurer

Phil Ashley

Carolyn Baird

Elaine Epstein

Jim Harris

Dr. Curtis Hill

Rev. Mike Johnston

Tina Jury

Lee Luff

Alice McCallum

Angi Patrick

Dr. David Potts

Robert Wilson

Nancy Simpson

Emeritus Board Members

Lila Albergotti

Betty Blackerby

Betty Gable

Dot Haddock

Jan Vestal