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, MSN-L, CHPN, Clinical Director of Hospice of the West
Jacey has been a nurse for over 24 years, initially working acute care, as well as long-term care until finding her passion in end-of-life care. Jacey has worked in a variety of nursing positions within hospice, such as case manager, triage/on-call, patient care coordinator, compliance officer, and clinical director.
Jacey has earned her Masters’ degree in Nursing with an emphasis on leadership and strives to apply a servant approach to leading the clinical department. She will complete her post-Masters’ Family Nurse Practitioner program at Grand Canyon University this year. She has earned her hospice and palliative care certification and is also passionate about teaching others about hospice care. Jacey is currently serving as President of the Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which she has been on the Board of Directors and has chaired the education committee for nearly six years.