The Crystal Coast Hospice House Board of Directors is comprised of up to 15 community leaders from the business, medical and service sectors. They are a distinguished group of individuals whose outstanding leadership demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow.


Dick Brvenik
Board Chair

Dick Brvenik is a retired health care executive who served as President at Carteret Health Care prior to his retirement in 2020. Dick holds a B.A. degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and a Masters in Health Care Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dick's career included time as the Administrator of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; Vice President for Clinical Services at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton, Illinois; President and Chief Executive Officer at Shore Memorial Hospital and Shore Health Services; and President and CEO of Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic, Connecticut. He and his wife have three adult children living in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and outside Atlanta. In his retirement, he not only wants to enjoy personal time but to have the opportunity to give back to his local community, including serving on the Crystal Coast Hospice House Board.

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Booth Parker

Booth attended NC State University where she earned a B.S. in Business-Finance Concentration and a Master's Degree in Accounting. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2005. Booth worked in the automobile industry as a CFO for nearly 15 years with her family's Stevenson Automotive Group. During that time, she started a side business, Haley and the Hound, a women's and children's clothing brand. In 2020, Booth became a Master Certified Financial Coach and shifted her career focus to financial coaching and serving a small group of accounting clients. In 2023, Booth launched a podcast, Mom-enomics, that focuses on financial topics affecting families. Booth has been married to Wood Parker since March 2004 and has one son, Wood V, ECHS Class of 2025.  In addition to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, Booth serves as Treasurer for the Carteret County Economic Foundation and is on the Diaconate and Finance Committee of First Baptist Church. Booth shares her love for all things home and cooking on her lifestyle blog at and Instagram @boothparkercpa. In her spare time, Booth enjoys watching her son play baseball, boating with her boys, and playing with her 6 dogs!


Jackie Glasgow

Jackie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and taught English in both North Carolina and Virginia for twenty years. She has served on the board of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in Williamsburg, Virginia, taught aerobics for sixteen years, and worked as an interior design assistant for a residential contractor. Jackie and her husband, Tommy, were involved in the building of SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. She is proud of SECU CCHH and wants to see it continue to serve families in our community.


Reid Marsh

Reid was born in High Point, NC, and lived there most of his life until retiring to Morehead City in 2019. After college and time serving in the Navy, he worked in production at the Greensboro newspaper for seven years before joining Marsh Furniture where he worked for 29 years. In 2009 he formed and coordinated with a group of business leaders in the Triad who worked as an advisory board for each other.

During Reid's career he was fortunate to work for companies that believed in being a part of their communities. He has been involved with United Way, served as chair for a hospital board, and even served on a surgical mission team to the Dominican Republic.

Having been a property owner here in Carteret County for forty years, Reid is now looking for opportunities to serve those in need while he enjoys his retirement.

Kyra Moore

Kyra Moore
Board Vice Chair

A resident of Carteret County for over 29 years, Kyra began volunteering when the House was still a "dream". Now that the Hospice House is a reality, she is dedicated to ensuring that the programs and services are consistent with our mission. She loves being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, and loves planning events!


David Oliver

David was born in Raleigh, grew up in Pine Level, and attended NC State university where he earned his BS in Mathematics. He then earned his MD Degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in 1974. After completing his internship, residency and cardiovascular fellowship in Winston-Salem, he and his family moved to New Bern to begin his medical practice. In 1998 his group merged with several others to form Coastal Carolina Health Care (CCHC), where he has practiced as a physician member of CCHC until his retirement in April, 2020 (although he remains in an administrative and supervisory role with the CCHC Heart and Vascular division). He and his wife, Patricia, have twin daughters (both Pharmacists) and 5 grandchildren.

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David A. Roach

David has been the Director of Clinical Education with the Respiratory Therapy Program at Carteret Community College in Morehead City since January 2009. He formerly was a Respiratory Therapist at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern for over 25 years. David is an instructor for the American Heart Association for both Basic and Advanced Life Support classes. David has supported Hospice care for many years and is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for such a wonderful organization supporting patients and their loved ones.

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Buddy Russell

Buddy is the Vice President of East Hardwood Company, the parent company of Safrit's Building Supply, Jacksonville Builders, EHI Cedar Point, Community Lumber and Coastal Lighting Gallery, in addition to being a Licensed General Contractor. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Construction Management and Minor in Business. Buddy's wife, Kathy, is a director at Carteret Health Care, and they have two daughters who both attend ECU. Buddy enjoys family, friends, fishing, boating, and Pirate football!


Patti Schweis

Patti is a retired Registered Nurse whose passion for hospice began during her nursing career when hospice care was relatively new to our country. She became involved in opening up two hospice beds to serve those who were terminally ill in the hospital in which she worked. She moved from Buffalo to Pine Knoll Shores in 1998 and became a hospice volunteer, eventually joining the Friends of Hospice board of directors. She continued working in hospice care as the Volunteer Coordinator for Hospice of Carteret County, until she joined the group that eventually formed Crystal Coast Hospice House. She served on the original board of directors for CCHH until the facility opened in 2013, at which time she began working as the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator for SECU CCHH. She is involved in the PKS Garden Club, a member of the LGA and Crystal Coast County Club, and the Downtown Morehead City, Inc board. Patti enjoys her 2 children and 3 grandchildren, traveling, Barre class, yoga, and reading.


Linda Staunch

Linda served as President and CEO of Linda Staunch & Associates, an innovative public relations/marketing communications business in New Bern, North Carolina for more than 25 years. For 15 years, she co-produced and hosted the popular television show "Around Town... with Linda Staunch" which appeared on the local cable channel and on the regional FOX network in the Eastern Region in NC. For many years Linda has been active in numerous local, state, and national professional organizations and served on many boards, including the North Carolina Symphony, the Craven County Affiliate board, the North Carolina Community Foundation, the NCCF Craven County Affiliate, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, Advisory Board member of Carolinas Public Humanities, among many others. She is a graduate of Peace College in Raleigh, NC, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She earned a Master's Degree at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Linda lives in New Bern and has 3 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren. She is a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and represents the church on the Rothermel Foundation board. Recently retired, she remains active in local and state activities and is a global traveler.

Sarah Strange

Sarah Strange

Sarah was one of 4 original board members who started working to bring SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House to fruition. Sarah remained on board until after the doors opened. She has joined as a board member again and continues to support this wonderful facility and what it provides to this 5 county area, to the families and to their loved one. She is honored to be included and to be a part of CCHH once again. Sarah loves being a grandmother to 4 precious grandchildren and spending lots of time with them. She enjoys learning MahJongg and pickleball, boating with Curtis and the family, and all the joys of living in Morehead and on the water.



Seth C. Smith, Jr.

Seth Smith retired from the health care industry recently serving as Sr. Director of Medical Affairs with a privately held pharmaceutical start-up company and Sr. Medical Director, Medical Affairs (Neurosciences) with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Prior to moving into the pharmaceutical industry, he worked at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mt, NC as the Director, Pharmacy Services and then as Assistant Vice President, Operations responsible for numerous clinical services including the Hospice Program. In addition, during his father’s illness, Seth experienced the personal care and compassion that the hospice team provided his father and the tremendous support provided his mother during that time. Seth holds a B.S. in Pharmacy, Doctorate of Pharmacy, and completed his post-doc residency at the Medical University of S.C. in Charleston and then earned his MBA from the Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC. He and his wife, Cindi, moved to Pine Knoll Shores in 2020 making it their permanent residence. They have one daughter who now resides in Summerville, S.C.



Debra Schisler

Debra was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating in 1988 with her BSBA in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University, she moved to Alabama to attend Auburn University where she earned her Master of Accountancy. She began her accounting career in 1990 as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche in Memphis, TN, and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1991. Upon moving to Greenville, NC in 1992, she worked for a local accounting firm before opening up her own practice in 1999 providing bookkeeping and tax services for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She left public accounting in 2006 to become a full-time teaching instructor for the Department of Accounting at East Carolina University (ECU). Debra served on the board or as a consultant for the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC for over twelve years. She has been married to Dan Schisler since 1988 and they have two daughters and two grandchildren who all live in Raleigh. They are a house of accountants. Dan also teaches in the accounting department at ECU and both daughters received their master’s in accounting from ECU. Debra and her husband left Greenville in 2023 and moved permanently to Newport. They commute at least two days each week to teach classes at ECU. In her free time, Debra loves reading, exercising, and boating with her friends and family.


Sally Jon Aman

Sally’s hospice advocacy is anchored by the compassionate care her father and family received during his time at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. She currently serves as the Chief Communications Officer at GPS Influence. Sally began her career in Washington, D.C. working in the international unit at Hill and Knowlton, before going on to serve in the White House for nearly five years as a Communications Director in the office of Vice President Al Gore. Upon leaving government service, she remained at the center of Washington’s policy debates on behalf of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and advocacy organizations as founder and head of Aman & Associates, a Washington, D.C. public affairs consultancy she founded in 2000. A North Carolina native, Sally received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Salem College and a Master's degree in international affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C. After thirty years living, working, and raising two daughters on Capitol Hill, she and her husband relocated to Pine Knoll Shores.

Will Barnes

Dr. Will G. Barnes, CH, COL, US Army, ret

Will Barnes was very active in the Winston Salem area. Now that he is in Carteret County full time wanted to use his knowledge and expertise to be on our board of directors. His background includes military service, behavioral sciences, theology and served as a Chaplain for many years. He lives in Newport and is married to his wife, Ms. Amanda W. Barnes, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and a Desert Storm Veteran