Ed Cox-President
Joyce Cox – COO


Ed Cox, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.

Co-owner and President

Ed began his healthcare career as a Director of Nursing for Fresenius, a small dialysis clinic in Jackson, MS. Within two years, he rose to  the position of clinic administrator and one year later, became the Area Manager for the lower Mississippi, Alabama, and SE Louisiana territory, managing over 20 clinics. He eventually rose to become a Regional Manager, and subsequently the Southern Business Unit President, managing 250 dialysis clinics with 9,000 employees & 14,000 patients. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and Ed followed Fresenius to their new office in Atlanta. After over 15 years with Fresenius,  Ed retired from the corporate world to follow his passion of proving care where it was most needed — in hospice. Together with his wife, Joyce, Ed founded Agape Hospice Care, Inc. in 2009 and has been managing and providing hospice care of the highest caliber ever since.

Ed obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mississippi College.


Joyce Cox, B.A., M.A., C.P.A.

Co-owner and VP

Joyce Cox, is the VP and Co-owner for Agape Hospice Care Inc. She is responsible for operations including accounting, Medicare, Medicaid and third party payer billing and receivables.

Previously, Joyce was the grant administrator at Emory University School of Medicine responsible for managing applications and accounting for federal, state, and private grants and contracts.

Prior to working at Emory, she managed the pre-audit functions and financial reports for grants and contracts in various departments within Tulane University and Tulane’s School of Medicine. Joyce was also  responsible for financial audits imposed by various grantors. Joyce has over ten years experience working with the Mississippi House and Senate Appropriations Committee as a budget analyst. During this time she developed the annual budgets for the Mississippi K-12 public school system and related agencies and supported legislative staff with development of a five year education reform plan.

Joyce graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. She  attended the University of New Orleans in preparation for the CPA exam, which she successfully passed.