Coastal Hospice

Coastal Hospice Welcomes New Vice-President, Operations


SALISBURY, MD – July 21, 2017 ~ David Hanlin has joined Coastal Hospice as the new Vice-President, Operations, where he will be responsible for directing the administrative staff and handling all agency operations, with the exception of clinical services and finance.

“The team of committed professionals at Coastal Hospice has earned the trust and respect of those people facing great personal and familial crisis, be that terminal illness or chronic pain,” Hanlin said. “Personally, I am excited about the opportunity to use my experience to strengthen the organization without losing sight of the values that first attracted me to health care.”

Alane Capen, President of Coastal Hospice, welcomed Hanlin. “I am personally thrilled to have David joining our senior leadership team,” she said. “His experience and talent is exactly what our organization needs at this time of growth in hospice and with our multiple programs and projects.”

Prior to joining Coastal Hospice, Hanlin was an independent consultant serving nonprofits and small business, helping with governance, management, fundraising, and strategic planning. He is affiliated with BEACON at the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. He served as Development Coordinator for the Washington County Free Library, founded and owned Hagerstown Transload Services, and served in executive capacities at G.A. Stewart Enterprises, Inc. in Hagerstown and Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY.

Hanlin volunteers with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, the Ernie Bonds Community Book Drive of the Wicomico County Public Library, and the Wicomico Early Childhood Council. He serves on the boards of directors of MAC, Inc. and Ready at Five.

Hanlin holds a Masters of Health Administration from the Medical College/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and a B.A. from Alleghany College in Meadville, Pa.

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties. Information is available at 410-742-8732 or at