Meet Our Volunteer Board of Directors & Staff

Meet Our Volunteer Board of Directors & Staff

CHAIR - Rita G. Baldwin

Retired former Regional Director of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Rita is a lifetime resident of Central Virginia now living in Chesterfield County.

VICE CHAIR - Janice Johnson

Over 30 years’ experience in non-profit and public sectors to include former Chief Financial Officer for “The Improvement Association”, Sussex Virginia, and former Executive Director of the Rudi Johnson Foundation. Presently serves as the GRASP advisor for Petersburg High School and is a resident of Chesterfield County.

SECRETARY - Jeanne E. Holmes

Retired from Truist Bank; extensive background in higher education student financial aid processes. Married, resident of Prince George County.

TREASURER - Bud Yerly

Actively employed as Senior VP and Market Lending Executive with the Bank of Southside Virginia. Married with two children, Bud is a resident of Midlothian.

Wendal Givens

Actively employed Manager and licensed funeral director – Petersburg Chapel of Johnson and Son Funeral Home. A native and lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, Wendal is very active in his church, and in local youth and gospel music ministries.

JoAnn Glazier

Retired; former owner of women’s specialty clothing retail establishment; very active in many community betterment organizations. Board Member/Secretary of the Petersburg-Colonial Heights SPCA. Married, resident of the City of Colonial Heights.

Jane Elliott Huffman

Retired Registered Nurse formerly serving on the board of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing & former Associate Director of the Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing. Married, resident of South Chesterfield.

Robert W. Huffman

Retired Military; formerly in charge of military funeral honors and Survivor Outreach Services for all branches of the Armed Services. Married, resident of South Chesterfield.

Brenda Mitchell

A Registered Nurse with a certification in Hospice & Palliative Care retired after serving nearly 20 years as the CEO of Crater Community Hospice, now giving back in a volunteer role. A resident of Midlothian and very active in several local and state-wide civic and professional healthcare related organizations.

Penny Nunnally

A former Crater Community Hospice Director of Clinical Services, now actively employed as the Richmond Market Lung Cancer Navigator/Lung Screening Coordinator with Bon Secours Southside Regional Medical Center. Resident of Dinwiddie County.

Nancy Odum

Retired School Counselor with the Prince George County Public School System and a resident of Dinwiddie County.

Richard J. Weis

Retired Senior Project Manager with the Department of Defense; then retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers IBM Business Consulting. Married, resident of Colonial Heights.

Lamont A. Hobbs

Currently serves as Senior Pastor of The Metropolitan Baptist Church. He is the President & Principal Broker of Hobbs Realty, LLC. Lamont is a native of Petersburg, VA. He is Married with two daughters and currently resides in Chester, Virginia.

Dave Merrit

Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who began his career as an Army Private and served for 27 years. After commanding an Army Battalion, Dave retired from the Army and subsequently managed large-scale IT projects within IBM for 17 years, retiring in 2017. He currently works for the Virginia Department of Transportation as an IT Project Manager. Dave, and his wife Shelia, have two children and five grandchildren; they reside in Chester, Virginia.

Zach Holt, Chief Executive Officer

Crater Community Hospice is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has selected Mr. Zach Holt as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 3, 2020. Zach has worked in the hospice industry for many years and has strong leadership skills. His experience includes both operations as well as marketing and he is well known in the Central Virginia market. He has an extensive background in working with multidisciplinary teams to provide clinical excellence, which includes a commitment to serving our nation’s veterans. He is a resident of Chesterfield County.

Staff Directory

Office Manager
Linda J. Maitland
Physician & Community Liaisons
Bill Humphreys
Renee Mann
Communications Coordinator / Bereavement Counselor
Patti Cox
Director of Development
Cindy A. Hamlin
Administrative Assistant
LaShonda Chambers
Coordinator, Community Outreach/Education & Volunteer Services
Teresa Brockwell
Intake Coordinator
Terri L. Burns
Social Workers
Mary Parker, MSW
Amy Peters, BSW
Director of Clinical Services
Eileen McNamara, RN, BSN, CHPN
Admissions Liaison
Tabatha Mitchell, RN
Director of Compliance &
Quality Care

Donna Brown, RN, CHPN

Chaplain / Bereavement Coordinator
Father Thierry Hakpon                         
Father John Ayres

Hospice Nurses
Anna Kutcher, FNP
Tabatha Mitchell, RN
Danielle Taylor, RN
Karren Bevan, RN
Crystal Andrews, RN
Karyn Gordon, RN
Eileen McNamara, RN, BSN, CHPN
Teresa Riggs, RN
Paige Lifsey, RN
Kelly Newton, RN
Donna Brown, RN, CHPN
Yvonne Harris, RN                                          Laura Henderson, RN
Stefanie Eads, FNP
Jennifer Fisher, RN

 

Hospice Aides
Tracee McKensie, CNA
Tracie Ruffin, CNA
Grace Williams, CNA
Mary “Peggy” Lanier, CNA

Petersburg Thrift Shop
Joseph Sousa, Manager
Sharon Denmark, Manager
Becky Cezar, Sales Associate
Melissa Smith, Sales Associate
Amara Martinez, Sales Associate

Midlothian Thrift Shop
Rick Bowman, Manager                            Connie Cardwell, Manager                  Carolyn Michalek, Sales Associate          Rachel McCoy, Sales Associate                Regina LaValle, Sales Associate                  Ben Delahaye, Sales Associate               Ben Johnson, Sales Associate

 

 

 

Tracy L. Taliaferro, JD, RRT, RPFT

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