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.
Chief Administrative Officer / Executive Director
Rhea has served as a hospice professional for sixteen years. 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. Rhea transitioned into executive management in the first year of Hospice of the West’s operations and has now served as Chief Administrative Officer for over 8-years. Together with a skilled and dedicated team, Hospice of the West has passed four successful Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) surveys. Rhea’s strength is building a culture of caring, collaborative and compassionate professionals who serve the community with the highest standards of care and integrity. Rhea is a licensed master social worker, certified in gerontology and forensic social work, and is a current adjunct Professor for Northern Arizona University and Maricopa County Community Colleges. She has served the community as a caregiver, grant writer, educator, certified volunteer, medical social worker and hospice manager.
Lisa Cheney, RN, BSN
Director of Hospice Services
Lisa has been a hospice professional for over 12 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.