Executive Team


David S. Wiley President & CEO

David became President & CEO for Kansas City Hospice in September 2016 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer for two years. Prior to that, David served on the Kansas City Hospice Board of Directors for 14 months beginning 2013. As CEO, David has hired a new executive team and worked to instill a culture of support and servant leadership enabling our frontline teams to provide high level care.  Understanding that People are the center of the work we do, he led the company to improve engagement yielding world-class engagement levels measured by Gallup.  This strength helps support a key focus on our patients and families at the most critical times.  As CEO, David and his leadership team have worked closely with the Board of Directors to revisit our mission, our vision and position the company to success for the future.

David came to KCH with more than twenty years of progressive leadership experience at H&R Block, a fortune 500 company located in Kansas City. His experience and leadership roles included field management, call center, finance, accounting and cross-functional leadership of organizations. In his final role as the Vice President, Field Operations, he was responsible for 4,200 retail tax locations in 22 states generating $1 billion in revenue from both company and franchised locations.

Today, David serves on the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association Board of Directors as Treasurer and leads the membership committee and serves as an advisor to Complia Health on their customer advisory board.  He currently volunteers for the New Theatre Scholarship Guild as the assistant treasurer. David received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He has served on the Board of the Kansas City CARE Health Center (formally the KC Free Health Clinic), and AIDS Service Foundation of Greater KC, served on the H&R Block Volunteer Committee, and the Friends of Art Council for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  David received the I.J. Mnookin Award for Outstanding Community Service from the H&R Block Foundation.

David loves to volunteer and understands the impact that volunteers can make to those they serve which is so important in end-of-life care. His path to KCH includes a journey of grief and loss following his mother’s time on service with KCH. Read more about David, his mom, and what drives his dedication to serving patients and families at the end of life.