Tracey Dobson, MSN, RN
Interim Executive Director
Chief Clinical Operations Officer
Tracey joined Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care in September 2018 with 18 years of experience in operations and administration for long-term care. She started her nursing career in 1990, and it has spanned 29 years across hospice, home care, pediatrics, and geriatrics.
She earned her associate’s degree from Guildford Tech and her bachelor’s degree as well as her master’s degree in nursing leadership and administration from Capella University.
Tracey lives in Lewisville, NC, with her husband, Stacey. They have two adult children and attend Westside Christian Church. Tracey loves animals, including her 3 dogs and 2 cats, and enjoys beaches, cooking and time with family and friends.
Barry Dowell, BAcc
Chief Financial Officer
Barry joined Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care in 2016, and he has 20 years of finance experience in both the service and manufacturing industries. He has served in finance roles with companies in Surry and Forsyth counties. A native of Carroll County, he graduated from the R.B. Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Barry lives in Pilot Mountain, NC, with his wife, Tammy, and their two children, Nathan and Anna. He enjoys family activities, camping, hiking and Virginia Tech sports.
Glenn Golaszewski, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Glenn Golaszewski, known as “Dr. G,” has been with Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care as the Chief Medical Officer since 2008. Prior to this, he had a full-time family practice in Elkin and served as a volunteer medical director for another hospice.
He began his medical career as a paramedic in Florida in the 1980s while earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of South Florida. Dr. G earned his M.D. from The University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Penn State University. He is dual board-certified in family medicine and hospice & palliative medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and Virginia.
As chief medical officer, Dr. Golaszewski is responsible for administering medical care as he supervises and collaborates with nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians to ensure our patients receive the highest quality hospice and palliative care. He enjoys teaching our staff as well as nursing, pharmacy, and medical students.
Dr. G lives with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children in Traphill, North Carolina. They belong to Elkin Valley Baptist Church. Dr. G. enjoys reading, woodworking, exercising and has been coaching youth football for more than 10 years.
Melissa Hiatt, MPA
Senior Director of Development & Volunteer Services
Melissa was named Director of Development for Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care in June 2018. She has more than 20 years of Fund Development and Volunteers Services. She earned a B.S. in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix, with a minor in non-profit management. Melissa manages our development, fundraising, Re-Sale Shoppes and volunteer services.
Melissa and her husband, Chris, reside in Sheltontown, NC. They have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren with whom they love spending time. Melissa also enjoys the mountains, swimming and reading.
Senior Director of Information Systems
Kevin came to Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care in 2013 as Information Systems Specialist, before being promoted to Director of Information Systems in 2014.
He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1993 to 1997. He graduated from Wytheville Community College in 1999, having studied electrical engineering with specialization in computer science.
Kevin resides in Hillsville, VA, with his wife, Melissa, and two sons, Turner and Jace. He enjoys helping with the athletic department at Carroll County High school.
Angie Cagle, SPHR
Senior Director of Human Resources
Angie joined Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care in 2020. She has 25 years of human resources experience in manufacturing, residential care and service industries. She earned her associate’s degree from Surry Community College and her bachelor’s degree in professional communications from Old Dominion University. In 2005, she became certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Angie has served on the boards of The United Fund of Surry, Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, and Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Angie lives in Cana, VA, with her husband, Brad, and their daughter Lenzi. She attends Hope Community Church and enjoys travel, reading, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.