Flint Besecker is stepping down as chief executive officer of the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

Besecker has served in that role since October 2010 and has been a leader with the center’s board since 1994.

Edward F. Walsh Jr., a former chairman of the hospice facility’s board, will lead the search committee for a new CEO. Christopher Kerr, the facility’s chief medical officer, will serve as interim CEO.