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The Hospice Brazos Valley care team are experts in providing comfort and caring when life is limited.  You can rely on them to listen and respond quickly to your unique needs.  Your hospice care team will be comprised of a doctor, nurse, social worker, hospice care aid, grief expert, volunteer, and chaplain. Each member of your care team are experts in their field and provide the knowledge, wisdom and caring you need most during difficult times.   

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 Your hospice care team includes doctors, nurses, hospice care aides, social workers, grief experts, chaplains, and volunteers to ensure you and your family's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are fully metOur doctors also make house calls for hospice patients. If you do not have an attending physician, our Medical Director can manage your care. 

Hospice Brazos Valley's Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Borgstedte, D.O., and Associate Medical Director, Dr. Steven Higginbotham, M.D.,  provide consultation, support, and supplemental services for your primary physician. 

Dr. Thomas Borgstedte, D.O., 

Hospice Brazos Valley Medical Director


"The best part of being a doctor is being able to step into people's lives at a critical time to offer comfort and relief from their struggles.  Hospice is my passion and my calling.”


- Dr. Thomas Borgstedte, D.O.

Board Certified in Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice Brazos Valley Medical Director


Hospice Brazos Valley employs a Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Borgstedte, D.O., and Associate Medical Director, Dr. Steven Higginbotham, M.D., who provide consultation, support, and supplemental services for your primary physician.  Our doctors also make house calls for hospice patients.  If you do not have an attending physician, our Medical Director can manage your care. 


“Hospice as a choice of care empowers the patient and family to achieve their goals of care in a comfortable and giving way.

I am grateful for the gift of helping

patients and their families during an

important part of their life journey."


- Dr. Steven Higginbotham, M.D..

Hospice Brazos Valley

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Steven Higginbotham, M.D.

Hospice Brazos Valley Associate Medical Director


Are you ready to walk into the lives of others and leave forever changed? The Hospice Brazos Valley care team walks gently into spaces with a steadfast dedication to bring comfort to each patient and enhance quality of life by creating peace and providing dignity. When you are a part of the Hospice Brazos Valley care team, you’ll make a lasting difference not only in the lives of others, but also your own. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a part of the Hospice Brazos Valley award-winning care team, please email our HR Generalist, Amber Glueck. or click here to visit our careers page

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Executive team members from left:

Amber Burnett, COO; Lisa McNair,  President & CEO; and Tami Bolton, CFO.


Hospice Brazos Valley began when a group of community health-focused individuals gathered together with a singular purpose: to create the first hospice organization serving patients and families in the Brazos Valley.  Innovative and experienced leadership has been the driving force behind Hospice Brazos Valley's continued excellence in hospice care.  Our executive team, pictured left, has a combined 90+ years of experience in both healthcare and hospice.  They also share a passion for serving the community and caring for people which leads each of them to serve on numerous boards and as educators in their fields. 


& Vice-President
Amanda Burnett

Brings 20 years of skilled nursing experience working as both a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator and VP of Operations. Passion for supporting patients, families, and industry professionals through serving on a Governor appointed advisory committee, as a Certified Grief Counselor, and Certified Private Professional Guardian.


& President
Lisa McNair, CPA

Brings 25 years of hospital experience working both as VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Enjoys helping care for people by sharing her finance expertise through her roles as an adjunct professor and serving on numerous boards and committees.


& Vice-President
Tami Bolton

Brings 25 years of healthcare financial experience to Hospice Brazos Valley.  Serving in various financial roles in a large healthcare system.  Actively serves on another non-profit healthcare board.   


The Hospice Brazos Valley Board of Directors reside within our service area and are active members in the communities we serve. They understand the hospice philosophy, support the work of Hospice Brazos Valley, and are committed to helping those in our community who need end-of-life care. Our Board of Directors bring a diverse set of skills and experiences providing mission based leadership, governance and oversight. The involvement of the Board is critical to the success of Hospice Brazos Valley’s mission.



Leadership and expertise are qualities that move missions forward. We partner with members of our communities

who bring knowledge, compassion, and a desire to make a difference.   

If you are interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors,

please contact Lisa McNair, President & CEO, at 979-821-2266




Demond is a native of Tyler, TX, and after serving in the US Marine Corps, joined the Bryan Police Department in 1996. While at BPD, Demond served as a patrol officer, SWAT officer, and narcotics officer. In 2003, he was promoted to sergeant and supervised day and night shift patrols. Demond retired from BPD in 2018 after 22 years of service. Demond is employed with Fundamental Wealth Advisors, and is also a full-time student at Texas A&M University as a University Studies-Leadership major, with a financial planning minor. Demond is active in community service, serving as a member of the City of Bryan’s Zoning Board of Adjustments, Board of Directors for the BCS Chamber of Commerce, College Station Noon Lions Club, and treasurer for

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. 

Demond is married to Michele, and they have two adult children and a beautiful Goddaughter.     

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