CEO & President
Senior Director of Admissions & Marketing
Senior Manager of Compliance
Patient Care Coordinator- Rainey Hospice House
Director of Upstate Palliative Care
Senior Manager of Development
Ashla has been with Hospice of the Upstate for over 5 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lander University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management and a master’s degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Healthcare Administration. Ashla was excited when an opportunity came for her to come home and work for her local, nonprofit hospice. When Ashla is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ivey, their son John and the sweetest Boykin Spaniel, Tucker!
Patient Care Coordinator- Home Care
Nika has been in the medical field since she was 17 years old, starting as a CNA and then worked to receive her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1998. She spent the first 8 years of her nursing career in an Emergency Department, gaining experience as a staff nurse, educator and then director. She then took her nursing experience to hospice beginning in 1997, where she worked as a staff nurse and then a clinical manager, during this time she completed her Master of Nursing Degree in Nursing Education. Nika came to Hospice of the Upstate in April of 2018 where she serves as one of the Patient Care Coordinators for Home Care. She is currently working on a post-graduate degree in Nursing Leadership and Management. In her time off she does community service as a member of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, but especially enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending live music venues and reading a good book.
Compliance & Clinical Education
Capital Campaign Manager
Human Resources Manager
Business Office Manager
Larissa comes to Hospice of The Upstate with 10 years of hospice experience. She realized early in her hospice career that her compassion for people had landed her in the right place. She credits this compassion and love for people from growing up in Pickens, SC where she would often visit Rosemond Nursing Home where her mom worked. Holding a degree in Health Care Administration, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the HOU team.
Dr. Alissa Manfredi
Dr. Alissa Manfredi is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Family Medicine. Manfredi is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. After residency she began her career in urgent care centers in NC, KY, IN and SC. Upon moving to SC she worked in Greenville Memorial’s Emergency Department. In 2010 she became the Medical Director for Kindred, serving hospice patients in the upstate area. Manfredi recently came onboard to serve as Medical Director for our Home Care patients in Abbeville, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties. When she’s not busy with her two girls, she likes to run and cycle, and enjoy the occasional date night with her husband.
Board of Directors
Robert B. Wilson, Chairman
Brian Johnson, Past Chair
Craig Thornton, Vice Chairman
Charles Clary, Treasurer
Dr. Donald Peace
Emeritus Board Members
Lila Albergotti, Deceased
Dot Haddock, Deceased