Leigh has been a part of the Heart of Hospice team since January 2010. Growing up in Government Camp, she began a career in Resort Management, living in Las Vegas and on a small island outside of Georgia. Craving a career change, she moved back to Oregon, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield College. She loves Hospice as it allows her to help patients and their families develop customized comfort plans and intervention that work. Leigh loves working with patients in their own environments and being able to spend quality time that is truly needed to make a lasting difference.
Leigh and her husband Dave are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy all the hobbies and sports the beautiful Columbia Gorge has to offer.
Her philosophy in life can be summed up by a quote by Mark Twain, “Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt and live like it’s Heaven on Earth.”
Donita joined the Heart of Hospice in 2012. She graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College with her degree in Nursing. Donita loves doing Hospice work because she gets to make a difference in her patients and their families lives. She is amazed she has the opportunity to touch people’s lives during an intimate and special part. She is honored that people remember the impact she has on the memory of their loved one.
Donita is the proud mother of three beautiful children and two grandchildren. She loves spending time at the beach and has a passion for shoes and bling!
Gail attended nursing school at The Columbia Gorge Community College where she graduated with her degree in Nursing and then later graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Gail was born and raised in L.A., then moved to Dallas, Texas before settling in the Gorge in 2002. She joined Heart of Hospice in 2010. Gail wanted to work where she could treat her patients at the end of their life as if they were her own family.
Gail and her husband enjoy raising their herd of great Danes.
Amy has been serving in the Military for 28 + years and is a captain in the Army Reserves. She has served one tour in Iraq. Amy graduated from Indiana University in 2004 with an Associate Degree of Science in Nursing. She loves Hospice because it gives her to opportunity to serve people in a more personal and relaxed environment, working in her own community with and for her neighbors and in the surrounding area. Amy came to Heart of Hospice for an opportunity to get back to the reason for her becoming a Nurse, to serve God in a more tangible way, by serving the patients in our communities.
Amy has been married to her Husband for 11 years. They have two dogs and one cat. They have 2 children, both girls who are 26 and 28 and one Granddaughter. Amy enjoys food, wine, hiking, traveling and also Adventure races.
“Be a Blessing to everyone you meet.”
Kim Moon, RN
Kim came to Heart of Hospice in April of 2014. Kim was born and raised in Portland then graduated high school in California. She moved to The Gorge in 2000. Kim completed her RN program in 2012 at The Columbia Gorge Community College and then went to work caring for Veterans. Kim really wanted a job in home health and hospice and was drawn to Heart of Hospice when her best friend was on service with us. Kim really enjoys being with her patients and the relationships she gets to create with them and their families. Kim likes being the strength for her patients/families in this difficult time in their lives.
Kim loves to be out on the water boating with family and friends and if not boating you will find her in her garden. She loves spending time with her Husband and their three children.
Tama’s been with Heart of Hospice since its inception in 2007. Her career as a Hospice nurse began in 1997; she came to Heart of Hospice because she saw an incredible opportunity to do the holistic end-of-life care on an entirely new level. No corporation or large board of directors making decisions about patient-centered care. She enjoys her job and the ability to make a difference.
Tama was born and raised in Hood River. Her children are seventh-generation born and raised in Hood River. The bulk of her time and hobbies evolve around family time. She has two adult children and one in grade school; he keeps Tama and her husband busy with his many activities.
“I feel one of the greatest uses of my time is to use my energy on things that will outlast my life.”—Author Unknown
Family and Hospice, in particular Heart of Hospice, gives her an excellent opportunity to do just that.
Angela grew up in Hood River and completed her CNA training at MaryAnn’s CNA School in Vancouver, WA. She has worked in the senior community since 2007, and came to Heart of Hospice in 2012, after hearing great things about Heart of Hospice through the community. Angela loves helping make someone’s last days the best they can be.
When she is not caring for our patients, she loves doing anything outdoors with her family which consists of her husband Lorenzo and sons Raiden and Niko.
Ashley was born in Oklahoma and moved to Oregon when she was 15. Ashley went to school at Columbia Gorge Community College and received her Oregon CNA license in 2012.
When asked what she loved most about Hospice, she responded that she loves spending good quality time pampering and spoiling her patients. Since coming to Heart of Hospice she feels like she really is a part of making our patients’ days the best they can be.
When Ashley isn’t working you can find her enjoying the outdoors with friends and family; especially her son Mason.
Bobbi came to Heart of Hospice in March 2007 because of the team members and their reputation in the community. She loves taking care of people and the connection made with each of her patients and families. She has learned some valuable life lessons from unique and wonderful people along the way.
Bobbi is married, has three wonderful children, and three grandchildren with twins expected this summer. She enjoys reading, motorcycle riding with her husband, and spending time with her family.
The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Bobbi graduated from Hood River Valley High School. She completed her CNA training at Columbia Gorge Community College then joined Heart of Hospice.
She’s worked as a caregiver at Ashley Manor, Hawks Ridge, and is still working at Hearts of Gold. When asked what she likes most about Hospice work, she responded, “Being able to help someone in need and just being able to make someone smile.”
Bobbi comes from a large family, five sisters, two step-sisters, one brother, and one step-brother. They enjoy getting together and hanging out. She also likes playing with her dog, hiking, working out, and spending time with her fiancé Jimmy. She and Jimmy are expecting their first child this summer.
Eve started working with Heart of Hospice when the company started in 2007. Eve was the “First Aide” with Heart of Hospice. Eve’s father, in 1993, was a patient with a Hospice. Eve was very impressed with the care that was given to not only her father, but the support they provided her mother during that time. Eve loves being involved in such an intimate time of life and she thinks it’s an amazing experience when families welcome her into their lives and homes at end-of-life.
Eve enjoys reading, drawing, painting, sewing, and riding her bike. She has been married to her husband Mike for 36 years. Eve has four adult children: three daughters and one son. She also has eight grandsons and one granddaughter.
Kris was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She received her CNA training and license at BSU. She loves working with the elderly and making them smile. Being able to bring her patients joy in their last days is meaningful and rewarding.
Kris has three grown children and two granddaughters who all live in Idaho; she loves spending time with them whenever possible. Kris takes care of herself by singing, dancing, motorcycle riding, gardening, and hiking; she also loves to cook.
One of Kris’ favorite quotes is, “I never lose, either I win or I learn.”
Laura has been a caregiver for over ten years. She attended Columbia Gorge Community College where she received her certification in CNA and HA. She joined the Heart of Hospice team in November 2010. Laura loves providing care and comfort to patients and their families. She feels it is an honor to help patients at the end of their life. What she loves most about Heart of Hospice is we are just one big family and patients ALWAYS come first.
Laura is married and enjoys gardening, nature, and her old English bulldog, Bella.
Lisa has been with Heart of Hospice since 2007. She came to Heart of Hospice because of the opportunity to spend quality time with her patients. She enjoys being able to focus on the whole family in her work. She said, “The love and caring attitudes of everyone really drew me in to Heart of Hospice.”
Lisa enjoys photography and massage. She is married and has a beautiful daughter Sophia.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelo