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From the Highlands Today, an edition of The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Published May 13, 2012

Special to Highlands Today

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Kathleen Border, newly appointed Regional Development Director for Cornerstone Hospice Foundation.

 

Avon Park resident Kathleen Border has been appointed regional development director for Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, announced Nick Buchholz, executive director for the multi-county nonprofit that cares for patients facing a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout Central Florida.

 

"Kathleen has resided right here in Highlands County for the past 15 years, she knows the local communities, has participated in numerous regional boards and will have responsibility over all fundraising efforts for Cornerstone Hospice throughout Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties, " added Buchholz, speaking at the nonprofit's office at Sparta Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring.

 

Border comes to Cornerstone Hospice with several years of experience in various roles and capacities in health care, foundation and marketing concerns such as OMNI Homecare of Sebring; Florida Home Health of Sebring; director of marketing, public relations and business development with Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring; director of development and later executive director of Ridge Area Arc Foundation in Avon Park; and in public relations and marketing capacities at South Florida Community College in Avon Park and at the News-Sun in Sebring.

 

Border has a bachelor's degree the University of Florida and an associate's degree from Broward Community College in Coconut Creek.

 

"Kathleen Border has been a community fixture throughout Central Florida, and especially Highlands and Hardee counties," said Deborah Harley, Executive Director of Cornerstone Hospice's Highlands, Hardee,and  Polk region.

 

Harley also said Border has been "highly distringuished for her unselfish work" as an ambassador for the Sebring, Highlands County, Lake Placid and Avon Park chambers of commerce; as a member of the local Salvation Army board of directors; on the community outreach committee for Good Shepherd Hospice; as United Way's employee coordinator of the year; on the board of the local American Cancer Society; as a member and director of the Kiwanis Club of Sebring; plus as a member of the local United Way's allocation committee.

 

Border and her husband, Robert, a Sebring fire lieutenant, have two boys, ages 10 and 6.