Hospice of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce Mike McGrew as a new Board Member. McGrew brings his personal experience with Hospice of Santa Barbara, passion for the Santa Barbara community and his experience as a first responder to the Board of Directors.
“As a first responder, I believe there are strong relationships that can be formed with first responders and Hospice of Santa Barbara. I always appreciated everything they did,” said McGrew. “I’m honored to be part of the Board of Director’s for Hospice of Santa Barbara. It’s an organization that has been close to my heart for many years.”
McGrew has several years experience within the Santa Barbara Police Department where he began as an officer and is now Patrol Sergeant. He came to understand the importance of hospice firsthand, as he came to HSB following the loss of his son.
He is President of the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association and Tri-Counties Peace Officers Research Association of California. He is also a Board Member of the Santa Barbara Police Foundation. Having lived locally for 50 years, McGrew graduated from Dos Pueblos High School and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services those who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is present on local school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org.