Who We Are

The founders smiling together

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. Strong friendships 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 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 bringing the advantages of hospice to everyone in the neighborhoods we serve, representing all people, while working hard to “put the power back into the hands of the people,” and show real love that transcends all, regardless of color or economics.

Meet Our Leaders

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.

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.

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.

Michael A. Walker

As a result of exposure to hospice care through Heart’n Soul Hospice, I’ve developed an interest in hospice and palliative care as a potential career option. I was recently accepted to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s (AAHPM) Next Gen Scholars Program as one of 8 scholars comprising medical residents, fellows, and post-graduate students across the country.

I’ll link more information to what the program entails below, but I am yet grateful for the opportunities and exposure I am gaining through Heart’n Soul Hospice that I believe is orchestrating my future endeavors and career path.