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Formerly Visiting Nurse

Executive Leadership Team

Stillwater Hospice is guided by an executive team committed to developing the organization with excellent caregivers who hold the skills and spirit to fulfill our mission of encircling patients and their families with comfort, caring and compassion.

Leslie Friedel
Chief Executive Officer
Ann Moore
DO, FACOI, CMD
Chief Medical Officer
Mary Shankster
Chief Development Officer
Heidi Buffenbarger
Chief Nursing Officer
Elaine Jones
Chief Financial Officer
Mary L. Willems-Akers
Director of Support Services
Bonnie Blackburn-Penhollow
Director of Communications
Toni Hunter
Director of Quality
Cassandra Rosene
Director of Business Development
Monica Chamberlain
Director of Development
Emily Lahr
Associate Director of Impact Giving
Krista Sandlin
Director of Nursing: Support Programs
Jen Owens
Director of Nursing: Homecare
Judy Hill
Director of Human Resources
Sarah Plasterer
Director of Volunteer Services
Tony Jacobs
IT Director

Medical Team

Ann Moore
Dr. Ann Moore
DO, FACOI, CMD
Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director/Palliative Physician
David Tribble
David Tribble
MD, FAAFPC/CAQHPM
Associate Medical Director/Palliative Physician
Edmond Bendaly
 MD
Edmond Bendaly
MD
Associate Medical Director Hospice/Palliative Care Physician
Mary Wilger
Mary Wilger
DO, FACEP
Associate Medical Director/Palliative Physician
Fritzi Nodine
Fritzi Nodine
N-PC
Palliative Nurse Practitioner
Debra Fiechter
Debra Fiechter
MSN, FNP-C
Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
Jen Littke
Jen Littke
NP-C
Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
Susan DeFrain
Susan DeFrain
MSN, RN, NP-C
Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner
2022–2023

Board of Directors

Jesica Thorson
Chair, Beers Mallers
Larry Reed
Vice Chair, Community Volunteer
Patti Hays
Secretary, AWS Foundation
Dustin Crider
Treasurer, Steel Dynamics
Derick Bailey
Bixler Insurance
James Couchman
Community Volunteer
Larry DeBolt
Community Volunteer
Rachel DeBolt
IU Health
Kent Farnsworth, MD
IU Health
Elizabeth Frederick
Community Volunteer
Kim Murphy
Ruoff Mortgage
Kurt Ness
Ness Bros.
Grant Porter
Thunderbird Products
Molly Soberalski
Options Charter School
Mauricio Vergara
Fort Wayne Metals
Jennifer Wiggins
Aegis Malpractice Solutions
Gina Zimmerman
Allen County Bar Association & Foundation
Elizabeth Breuning
Foundation Board Representative
Leslie Friedel
Ex Officio