Hospice of the West’s dedicated leadership team has extensive experience working in hospice. Their goal is to help you make the right decision for your loved one during a difficult time.
LMSW, CMFSW, Chief Administrative Officer
Rhea has served as a hospice professional for fourteen years. She found her passion for hospice when she started as a patient care volunteer in a skilled nursing setting and became certified as a hospice volunteer. She continued to gain hospice experience serving as a medical social worker in the hospice inpatient unit setting and then in the field as a home visiting social worker.
Initially serving Hospice of the West as the Support Services Coordinator, Rhea developed the support services programs, which consist of volunteer services, bereavement counseling, social work and spiritual care. She has now served as Hospice of the West's Chief Administrative Officer for over 6-years. Rhea has had experience with passing three successful Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) surveys while at Hospice of the West.
Rhea is a licensed master social worker, certified in gerontology, certified in forensic social work and is a current Doctoral student. She has served the community as a caregiver, grant writer, educator, volunteer, social worker and hospice manager.
Leading an organization who employs dedicated, skilled, empathetic, communicative and fulfilled professionals is Rhea's focus. She remains passionate about reaching out to the community and educating current and future healthcare professionals, caregivers and families. Her goal is to remind the community why hospice was created - it's foundation of support, philosophy of care, its spirit and its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits that nurture and comfort the lives of so many.
RN, BSN, Director of Hospice Services
Lisa has been a hospice professional for over 10 years after realizing the benefits of a multidisciplinary team approach for patient and family centered care, which increased quality of life for those she cared for. She started her hospice career as a case manager, providing direct patient care, and now serves as the Director of Hospice Services at Hospice of the West. Lisa is also the Outreach Director with the Hospice of the West partner, Turn-Key Health, a palliative illness management that delivers a specialized approach, with niche capabilities and expertise for conducting progressive and difficult conversations around goals of care and quality of life