Hospice House Board of Directors

All of our leaders have been touched by hospice and know the value of expert, compassionate care.

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No one dies alone at Hospice House, and our Board of Directors leads the organization in sound financial practices and in making ethical decisions to ensure we are here for generations to come.

Hospice House Board of Directors

James Summerfelt, M. Ed., MSPT, Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Visiting Nurse Association

Theresa Franco, RN, MSN, Vice Chair
Executive VP, Cancer Services/Radiology/Imaging
Nebraska Medical Center

William Dinsmoor, BSBA, MBA, Ph.D., Sec./Treas.
Senior Healthcare Executive
FMB Group, LLC

Josie Abboud, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE
VP, Chief Operating Officer
Methodist Hospital

Bryce Brackle
VP, Finance
Nebraska Medical Center

Timothy Dorius, MD
Oncology Associates, PC

Shari Flowers, JD
VP, Compliance
Methodist Health System

Devin Fox, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Medical Director
Immanuel Communities

Melissa Johnson, MD
CHI Palliative Care Physician

Rosemary Lebeda
Director, Planned Giving
Lauritzen Gardens

Frank Lococo
VP, Marketing & Communications
Nebraska Medical Center

Kathleen McKillip, MD
CHI Palliative Care

Heather Morgan, MD
Physician, Geriatric Medicine Specialist
Lakeside Alegent Creighton Clinic

Carole Patrick
VP, Development & Communications
Visiting Nurse Association

Kelli Saucerman-Howard, RN, MSN
VP, Patient Care
CHI Health

Todd Sauer, MD
Medical Director
Visiting Nurse Association

Lisa Schmitz, RN
Regional VP, Operations
CHI Health at Home

Yungpo Bernard Su, MD, FACP
Physician, Oncology/Hematology
Nebraska Cancer Specialists

Jackie Thielen, MSN, RN, APRN-NP
Program Director, Methodist Palliative Care
Methodist Hospital

The Hospice House Diary

The end of someone’s life is a sacred time. Contact us if you’d like to honor your loved one’s journey by sharing their Hospice House story here.
Call us At: 402.343.8600 Submit your story online