Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice Hires New Chief Executive Officer

CEO Karen MillerRockville, MD, May 20, 2024—Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice is pleased to announce the selection of Karen Brubaker Miller, MSW, as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Brubaker Miller’s tenure will start on July 1, succeeding Ann Mitchell, MPH, who was at the organization for the past 26 years. A licensed clinical social worker, Mrs. Brubaker Miller is a business and strategic minded leader with over 25 years of leadership experience working in the non-profit and for-profit hospice industry.

“After a nationwide search, we are delighted to welcome Karen to the Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice family and to our community,” says Diane Kuwamura, Esq., Chair of the Board of Directors. Kuwamura added, “her comprehensive hospice executive experience, strategic thinking abilities, strong financial acumen, coupled with a passion for the work and the people who do it, aligns perfectly with our organization’s strategic direction, mission, and vision. The Board of Directors is confident in Karen’s ability to build on the exemplary work of Ann Mitchell, and we will support her in shepherding our highly respected and trusted non-profit hospice towards even greater success.”

When notified of her selection, Brubaker Miller responded, “I am thrilled to be joining Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice and am grateful for the opportunity to build upon Ann Mitchell’s legacy created through her distinguished tenure. I have tremendous respect for this organization that is treasured by a diverse local community and am honored to work alongside the highly capable and dedicated Board of Directors and hospice team.”

In her current role, Brubaker Miller serves as the Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, VA. She is credited with several accomplishments, including, the development of robust operational processes, the launching of a community-based palliative care program, creating a partnership with a local hospital to provide inpatient palliative medicine services, and promoting census growth to an all-time high of 260. Karen was instrumental in securing land, drawing up plans, and developing operational policies for a new 30,000 square foot 16-bed inpatient unit (IPU), which is anticipated to open in October 2024. She recruited a Chief Philanthropy Officer and was part of the team to begin securing donations for the IPU.

Prior to joining Good Samaritan Hospice, Brubaker Miller served as the CEO for Hospice of the Golden Isles, a non-profit hospice in Georgia. Over her 13-year tenure, she strategically partnered with local healthcare organizations to significantly increase the hospice’s census. She is also credited with opening the state’s first residential hospice house. Karen demonstrated her strong and compassionate leadership as she calmly and safely led the organization through three hurricanes. She achieved a 4.0 Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and throughout her tenure, the agency’s family satisfaction experience was rated above the national average. Karen also initiated a Hospice Auxiliary that made generous annual contributions to the agency and worked with senior leaders to raise $2M.

In reflecting on this new chapter in her professional journey, Brubaker Miller shared, “Hospice has been my professional passion for 30 years, and I look forward to bringing my energy and experience to serve this legacy non-profit hospice organization. Hospice cares for some of the most vulnerable residents of our community, and I will collaborate with our hospice team and community partners to promote timely access to hospice and ensure expert, compassionate care for all who need us.”

She continued, “I am excited about what the future holds for Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice and am honored to help fulfill its mission and vision, execute the organization’s strategic plan, and strengthen its position as a center of excellence.”

Please join the Board, staff, and volunteers in extending a warm welcome to Karen as she embarks on this exciting and meaningful journey as our next CEO. We look forward to a chapter of continued growth, innovation, and success under her leadership.

About Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice

Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice is an independent community-based non-profit organization serving residents in Maryland since 1981. Its mission is to gentle the journey through serious illness and loss with skill and compassion. Accredited by Community Health Accreditation Partners (CHAP), the organization’s goals are to bring comfort by providing the best care to individuals who are facing serious illness and loss and to be the best workplace for staff and volunteers. Under the umbrella of Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice are Casey House, a 14-bed inpatient facility and Palliative Medicine Consultants of Greater Washington. To learn more about Montgomery Hospice & Prince George’s Hospice visit


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