Meet Our Team

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What is Hospice?

Hospice is defined as ”a program designed to provide compassionate caregiving and emotional support to the terminally ill in a home or home-like setting, so that their quality of life is maintained, and family members may be active participants in their loved one’s care.” We couldn’t agree more. Quality of life is an integral part of our focus here at Heart’n Soul Hospice. We strive to seamlessly continue the habits, schedules, and desires of our patients and their caregivers, as we partner with a gentle touch. We affirm that medical care is of the utmost necessity during hospice care, which we provide, backed by years of experience and specialized knowledge. We also validate the need to create a safe, nurturing environment that fosters the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of our diverse population in every community, and their loved ones. We firmly believe that choosing Heart’n Soul Hospice is a win-win situation for everyone. Whereas most patients experience comfort, dignity and ultimately a well-supported death under hospice services, it sometimes happens that a patient gets better with quality end-of-life care. In that case, the patient would discharge from hospice to the appropriate type of care needed, with the ability to re-enroll should they qualify again.

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Our Story

Have you ever worked a puzzle that seemed to come together effortlessly, almost like magic? That’s our story here at Heart’n Soul Hospice. God brought three men together who recognized the need to create a service company with the highest priority to educate the community about a NEW WAY of doing hospice care, to remove the misconceptions of who hospice helps, and to end the stigmas about end-of-life care. As a team, we bring expertise in the fields of healthcare, spiritual care, and business, and we’ve watched God put the pieces of our puzzle together like a seamless journey, where “the extraordinary has become the ordinary'' at Heart’n Soul Hospice. We are three friends and partners who truly enjoy each other’s company and are working for the common goal of serving our clients and our employees like family, with overwhelming love, kindness, and professionalism. We are taking the advantages of hospice to everyone in the neighborhoods we serve, representing America, all in one accord, while we are working hard to “put the power back into the hands of the people,” and show real love that transcends all, regardless of color and economics.

Meet Our Team

Sandy McClain
Sandy McClain
Co-Founder

As the co-founder of Heart’n Soul Hospice of Tennessee, functioning in the role of Spiritual Care Coordinator, I delight in “doing ministry” – giving spiritual support with a listening ear to the families and their loved ones that we care for. As the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church here in Tennessee, for the past 18 years, it is my privilege to share the love of God in a way that has an imprint on people’s lives and makes a difference – one they will never forget. This is not a job, it’s always been a ministry for me. I give God the credit for His divine guidance from the inception of Heart’n Soul Hospice, working through our employees, leadership, and volunteers to share the patience and lovingkindness we see modeled in Him.

David Turner
David Turner
CEO & Co-Founder

As a self-described “hospice guy” I have been involved in hospice business development and operations since 2008. A native of Detroit, who attended Michigan State University, I started and ran a Michigan-based hospice program from 2014 to 2021. I made the decision to bring my business model – end-of-life care focused on serving the traditionally underserved segment of the population – to Nashville in 2021 and co-founded Heart’n Soul Hospice, where I currently serve as CEO. Our mission is to increase information and access to quality, end-of-life care, while expanding the presence of people of color in ownership and senior leadership. In 2023 our company began operating as our second branch in the Seattle Washington area.

Andre Lee
Andre Lee
Co-Founder

I have enjoyed a long career in healthcare, starting as a laboratory technician, and then becoming a hospital CEO, and a home health agency business owner. My most recent role is that of the co-founder of Heart’n Soul Hospice of Tennessee. I can honestly say that my experience in the hospice industry has been the most gratifying one, because of the emotional response from our patients, families, and the community at large, providing such a measurable, heart warming impact. Our ability at Heart’n Soul Hospice to meet genuine needs truly demonstrates that our hospice business is not, nor has it ever been about money – It is truly about the people we reach with compassionate care, as the HEART and SOUL of hospice.

Keisha Mason
Keisha Mason
Executive Director: TN

My story with Heart’n Soul Hospice started long before I came on board in 2021. A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and went on to spend my career, with a specialty in gerontology, working in long-term care and assisted-living facilities in the Cleveland area. I moved my experience and expertise to Ohio hospice care in 2011, as an RN, and was given a leadership role. In 2017 I moved to Nashville, Tennessee where I became an administrator of a hospice services company in that area. I eventually found my true “HEART place” in 2021 when I opened the Nashville branch of Heart’n Soul Hospice, where I currently serve as the Executive Director.

Nathan Yemane
Nathan Yemane
Co-Founder & Executive Director: WA

More than 11 years ago I started as a social worker in the hospice field, where my passion for hospice developed more fully from my work on the frontlines and my direct contact with patients and their families. My role at Heart’n Soul Hospice allows me to lead by incorporating the experiences and stories I have gathered from working directly with our clients. As the co-founder and Executive Director of the Seattle, Washington branch, I am committed to ensuring that our patients and their caregivers come first and that their self-determination and individual voices are always honored and respected. Our mission statement drives our compassionate care and grief support, starting with our readiness to listen.

R. Caliborne

I just wanted to personally thank you for your passionate response time, attention to detail and communication with myself. This week I was so moved. With deep gratitude of your teams attention to details. Thank you again for the great staff of Heart’n Soul Hospice we will never forget you.