Lane Beauchamp
Board Member

Lane Beauchamp’s first job out of graduate school was as a hospice social worker, and she has been hooked on hospice ever since!  Lane writes: “I feel honored to be able to serve on the board of Hospice of the Central Peninsula.”

Kelli Brewer
Board Vice-President
Traci Hansen
Board Member
Rhonda McCormick
Board Treasurer

Rhonda McCormick moved to Soldotna from Anchorage at a young age. She works as a bookkeeper for a local non-profit and for several other businesses in Soldotna/Kenai.  Years ago her family depended on Hospice of the Central Peninsula during end of life for a close family member. When Rhonda’s daughter graduated from high school, she decided to invest back into the community and joined the Hospice Board.

Randy Milliron
Board Member

After many years as an RN, the honor of working in a Hospice role has ranked as one Randy Milliron’s the highest [honors]. This gratification is being extended by serving on the Hospice Board of Directors. Randy writes: “My hope is that we are able to help provide dignity and beauty to clients in their the end of life journey and support to their loved ones.”

Tony Oliver
Board Member
Reean Pitts
Board Secretary

Reean Pitts is a lifelong Alaskan who moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 1979. She and her husband, Dan, raised two daughters here and have been active in their community as business owners and service volunteers. Reean’s passion for Hospice comes from her personal experience at her mother’s end of life. She joined the board of directors of Hospice of the Central Peninsula as a way to give back in honor of her mother.

Kathy Rickman
Board President

Ten years ago a child died and changed Kathy Rickman’s life forever. Until then Kathy had never really understood how big a part of life death really is! The invitation to serve on the board for Hospice came and she just stepped up, knowing nothing about Hospice except their support for life! Kathy writes: “Sometimes that’s the ragged ends of life, and also supporting the lives that continue on.”

Kathy’s been a part of this community for 30 years, raising a family of entrepreneurs and serving everywhere they put up with her! Kathy also writes: “There is no greater honor than to serve in this very intimate space, supporting those who hold the hands and love unconditionally with their presence.”

Ruthann Truesdell
Board Member

Ruthann Truesdell has been involved with hospice in some way for 30 plus years.  Ruthann was fortunate to have the opportunity to have a hospice rotation her senior year of nursing school.  Alice was Ruthann’s first hospice patient.  She lived at home with her daughter Sally, who was her caregiver.  Ruthann was able to experience inpatient hospice care, homecare, and bereavement with Alice and Sally.  Sally entrusted Ruthann with the care of her mother while she obtained well deserved weekend of respite. Ruthann writes:  “What a BLESSING! They started me on a life long journey of advocacy for those who are beginning the end of life’s  journey.  I feel honored and privileged to accompany and support them and their loved ones.”

Linda Werner
Board Member

Hospice has always been an important part of Linda Werner’s professional life. Both as a Registered Nurse and Physician. Linda states, “Dignity at all of life stages is a high priority for myself. Dignity is a high priority of Hospice, therefore I value what I can “give back” to others!”