Community Hospice of Northeast Florida (CHNEF) has hired John Erstling into the new role of Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Relations. Reporting directly to CEO Susan Ponder-Stansel, Erstling will oversee the Community Hospice Foundation for Care including all development programs, as well as, Community Health initiatives and several other community benefits programs. CHNEF is the largest and most respected Hospice and Palliative care organizations in the region with six in-patient facilities across five counties with an average daily census of more than 1,200 patients.
Prior to joining CHNEF, Erstling spent eight years in senior Development positions at the Baptist Health Foundation. Erstling joined Baptist after working with The Bolles School in Jacksonville and Emory University in Atlanta.
Erstilng is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and has been involved with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and the Council of the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). John holds a Master of Education from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Environmental Studies from Emory University.
Sterling Search & Consulting , a retained executive search firm based in Jacksonville, FL, assisted the Community Hospice in the recruitment and selection of John Erstling.