Leadership

Officers 

Markey Butler, RN, BSN, MHSA, Executive Director, Hospice of the Valley
President
First board term. 5/7/15 - 12/31/18

Tarrah Schreiner, President & CEO, Sangre De Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care
Vice President 
First board term. 5/7/16 - 12/31/18

Vacant
Secretary 

Kraig Langheinrich, Director of Operations, Suncrest Hospice
Treasurer 
Second board term. 1/1/16 - 12/31/18

Directors 

Tim Bowen, President & CEO, Care Synergy 
First board term. (completing Martha Barton's term 5/7/15 - 12/31/18)

Melinda Egging, Director of Quality & Compliance, Denver Hospice 
First board term. 5/7/15 - 12/31/18

Ali Hartman, RN, Director of Clinical Practice for Suncrest Hospice and Palliative Care
First board term. 5/7/18 - 12/31/21

Brenda Hough, RN, Director of Home Health, Hospice and Director of Nursing, Hospice of the Valley
First board term. 5/7/18 - 12/31/21

Richard Lewis, CEO and Administrator of Granite Healthcare, Inc dba Namaste Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care
First board term. 5/7/18 - 12/31/21

K. Simpson, MSW, Hospice Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente
First board term. 5/7/15 - 12/31/18

Committee Leadership

Education: Board liaison: Melinda Egging
Membership & Outreach: K. Simpson, chair; Board liaison: Markey Butler
Public Policy: vacant, chair
Finance: vacant
Nominating: Markey Butler, chair
Quality & Standards: Tiffany Buranosky, chair

 

NOTE: The association combined in September 2014 with the Wyoming Hospice Organization and has created a 501c6 through which many of its activities will be conducted. This entity is Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies. New members of this board were elected in May 2015. The previous 501c3 entity will continue, focusing on educational efforts, but will be renamed.

Brenda Hough, RN, Director of Home Health, Hospice and Director of Nursing, Hospice of the Valley