Fred Gabourie

Fred became one of the co-founders of Life House Atlanta after meeting and serving as a hospice volunteer with Kathleen Fleiszar. He then facilitated the introduction of Tony Rogowski, thus establishing the leadership team of LHA. He is currently a key player in community relations for the organization. 

Fred spent his early years in California and had a strong family connection to Hollywood. Following a thirty-year career in insurance marketing and management in Los Angeles, Fred sold his business in 1987. He took on several consulting assignments in insurance related fields and moved to the Atlanta area. He retired fully after several years serving part time as an expert witness in insurance agency contract disputes.

Over the years since his retirement, Fred served as a hospice volunteer with WellStar Community Hospice for 13 years, and with Transitions Hospice for six years. He has volunteered on the Kennestone Hospital Regional Health Board, the WellStar Community Hospice Advisory Board, the WellStar Foundation Board of Trustees and the Cherokee County DUI Drug Court Foundation. Fred has also volunteered in assisted living facilities screening movies and providing historical information on each film until the Covid-19 pandemic put his volunteer work on hold.

With his years of experience and community leadership in supporting families in hospice environments, Fred brings extensive knowledge and compassion to his work at Life House Atlanta. “I have been involved with LHA since it’s humble inception, where it began as a conversation between two friends. I am deeply committed to the vision and honored to play a key role in building the organization.”