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I take care of both my parents and haven't had a day off in almost 4 years. The respite five hours a week is such a blessing. It gives me time to run errands and if I have time left over, I take myself out to lunch or go to a park and read a book. Those five hours are a gift of time that I never had.
Teri D., Caregiver

Board of Directors

Dr. Deborah Witt Sherman
Vice Chairperson of the Board

Dr. Deborah Witt Sherman is Vice Chairperson of the United HomeCare (UHC) Board of Directors. She also is a member of the Executive Committee.


Dr. Sherman is currently a professor of nursing at Florida International University’s (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences and previously served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Dr. Sherman is a national and international leader in palliative and end of life care.


Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Sherman was a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she was focused on palliative care research at the Health Care Outcomes Research Center. During her five-year tenure, she also served as Assistant Dean for Research, was a member of the Administrative Council and dean's committee and co-director of the Center of Excellence in Palliative Care Research. Dr. Sherman began the first Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Program at New York University and is co-editor of the award winning textbook “Palliative Care: Quality Care to the End of Life” which has recently been published in its fourth edition.


She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary College, a master’s degree from Pace University and a Ph.D. from New York University.