Sonder Hospice


Comfort with compassionate care, elevate life, and humbly serve our community as a world-class hospice.

What Motivates Sonder

We are disciples of the Reimagine End of Life movement. Sonder values diversity and inclusivity, and we strive to reflect in our own service the beauty and humanity of the world around us. We actively engage in the community by giving back through service and philanthropy.

We are inspired by our hometown of Austin, Texas, and we love meeting new people with different ideas and impactful services focused on elevating care and life. If you want to meet us, are looking for hospice in Austin TX, or if you’re interested in working with Sonder, email


Our values inspire living fully and practicing constant mindfulness in our acts of service to others.

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Outstanding patient & family care
  • Timely, honest, and courteous communication
  • Growth

Sonder Leadership

Lloyd Wilson

Founder & CEO of Sonder Hospice & Palliative Care

Dr. Charles Owen, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Medical Director

Patty Klaerner, RN

Executive Director

Dr. Jose Perez, MD

Associate Medical Director
Our Founder's Story

Lloyd first witnessed the power of hospice while serving as the best man for his brother, who married the love of his life surrounded by family members in the bedroom of a dying family member. Hospice made this beautiful moment possible and now, more than two decades later, he is still inspired by this moment and the promise of living fully in the face of an advanced illness. Lloyd launched Sonder to elevate how we support those facing advanced illnesses. 

Sonder is inspired by the pursuit of providing a human-centered service, our hometown of Austin, TX, Reimagine End of Life, and Atul Gawande’s, “Being Mortal”. Sonder’s vision is to improve the quality of life in our community by reducing anxiety and suffering caused by advanced illness and inspiring each other to live fully.

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Lloyd Wilson

CEO & Founder of Sonder Hospice of Austin TX

Customer Testimonials