Destiny joined Heart of Hospice February 2010. Destiny is often the first person one speaks with when calling or visiting Heart of Hospice. As part of our Nursing Services support staff, Destiny fields calls, helps keep the office running smoothly, does filing, billing—generally, keeping us organized and on track. Always with a friendly smile, compassionate ear, and big heart, her naturally quiet, motherly supportive personality can comfort, brighten ones day, and even bring a smile (especially with her sly, wonderful sense of humor!) Destiny met Jodi, HoH’s CEO, when at a knitting class, and decided to work part time for this organization, because she loves helping people and problem solving. Her skills quickly led her to work full time for HoH.
With five boys, it’s a challenge sometimes to find ways to relax, but Destiny is always striving to find joy in the small moments and to be the best good person she can be. She loves knitting, reading, being a mom, and her new hobby—spinning fiber yarn!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
Jessie has been described as an “old soul” and easily befriended many residents during her time as a medication aide at a local care facility. Working in a large facility, Jessie felt held back from supporting the resident’s in the capacity at which she wanted. Jessie resigned with the facility in hopes to find another local healthcare organization that would utilize her strong organizational skills and allow her to continue developing relationships with the local elder population.
The perfect combination of Jessie’s passions came along when a position opened up within Heart of Hospice as a part of the Nursing Services support staff. Jessie loves her job and feels she is a part of an amazing team which provides an essential service to the Columbia River Gorge. The importance of developing and maintaining patient relationships remained strong as Jessie started work in the office, leading her to become a direct patient volunteer this last year.
Jessie enjoys spending time with her husband Justin and their beautiful daughter Matilda. She enjoys camping, hiking, and any activity that involves water.
Peggy’s first experience with Hospice was as a Volunteer for another small Hospice; she jumped at the opportunity to join Heart of Hospice in October of 2010. Peggy attended Little Rock Missionary Baptist Seminary and Mansfield Business School; she brings with her over 25 years’ experience in Accounting and Human Resources. She’s always found great satisfaction working for organizations that change lives. Since coming to Heart of Hospice she’s witnessed first-hand that when it comes time to make tough decisions for yourself or a loved one, it’s nice to know you have a team of experts to guide you and support you through the process.
Peggy and her husband of 30+ years have two adult children. She enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles with her husband, and spending quality time with family and friends.
“Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.”—Denzel Washington