IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETING :  Hospice Austin
Jan 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Herb Dyer, MPA & Kate Tindall, MD

Executive Director Herb Dyer and Medical Director Dr. Kate Tindall will introduce us to Hospice Austin, and the role hospice organizations play in palliative care and End of Life.


Herb Dyer, MPA - Hospice Austin Interim Executive Director

As Interim Executive Director, Herb Dyer is responsible for all programs and services of Hospice Austin. He has spent the majority of his career in health care and in strategic development. Herb has more than two decades of experience as an executive in hospital administration. He served most recently as Vice President of Ascension Health where he was responsible for shared services across 12 hospitals serving the greater Austin area. Herb has a long history of leading complex capital projects and diverse teams. After leaving healthcare administration, Herb developed a successful consulting company in 2018 to help business with leadership training and strategic development. His company was acquired by AXIOM Learning Solutions in 2022 where he then served as Principal Consultant with AXIOM.

Herb has been involved with Hospice Austin for more than a decade. He served on its Operating Board of Directors for nine years and also served on and was chair of Hospice Austin’s Fund Board for three years. He is deeply committed to Hospice Austin’s mission and legacy of nonprofit excellence.

Herb has a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.


Kate Tindall, MD - Austin Palliative Care Medical Director

Dr. Kate Tindall is the Medical Director for Austin Palliative Care, a community-based palliative care program that cares for patients in their homes who are seriously ill but not eligible or ready for hospice care. She is dual board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She completed her training, including her Palliative Medicine fellowship, at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Before joining Austin Palliative Care, Dr. Tindall was the Assistant Medical Director of the Palliative Care team for Parkland Hospital as well as Assistant Professor at the UTSW Medical School. She brings a passion for providing compassionate, patient-centered care to the seriously ill population. Austin Palliative Care, a nonprofit organization, is the only community-based palliative care program of its kind in the area.