Orange, Lake Community Leaders Join Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Board
TAVARES – Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care ( has new ambassadors to help promote the organization’s mission to provide quality of life and dignity to those with terminal illness; and to assist with fundraising efforts that support its programs.   The Cornerstone Hospice Foundation announces the following Central Florida community leaders who were recently elected to its board:   James R. “Bob” Loomis, Jr. is a licensed funeral director with Loomis Funeral Homes of Apopka.  He is also owner and operator of Kings Landing Loomis Adventures and is airport manager at the Orlando North Airport. Mr. Loomis is actively involved in the community as past president of the Apopka Rotary Club and is an Apopka Chamber of Commerce board member.    Carol F. Diesl is a retired educator and registered nurse and has been an enthusiastic volunteer for Cornerstone Hospice leading fundraising efforts for the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.  Mrs. Diesl is an active member of Women for Hospice and president of the King Ridge Women’s Club.   Nanci Schwartz is president of The CommConnection, Inc., a boutique public relations and communications agency in Leesburg.  She is a Take Stock in Children Advisory Board member and a member of Altrusa International.   “The Cornerstone Foundation will benefit tremendously from the expertise and passion of these community leaders who are volunteering their time and know-how to advocate for the comfort, dignity and choice of the patients and families served by hospice,” said Nick Bucholtz, executive director, Cornerstone Hospice Foundation.   Clermont resident Martha Conley was also elected to join the Foundation board before her unexpected passing on October 8th.  The Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont was named for her husband. The Conleys were active and dedicated members of the South Lake County community.