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

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

Patty Bauer, MHA, RN, RRT
Service Executive for Oncology Services
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center

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

Carolyn Harper
Community Volunteer

Joanie Kush, RN, MS, CHA
VP, Hospice, Palliative Care, & Pharmacy
Visiting Nurse Association

Robert Langdon, Jr., MD, FACP
Physician, Medical Oncology
Nebraska Cancer Specialists

Rosemary Lebeda
Director, Planned Giving
Lauritzen Gardens

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

Debra Romberger, MD
Chair, Dept. of Internal Medicine, UNMC
Nebraska Medical Center

Lisa Schmitz, RN
Regional VP, Operations
Nebraska/Iowa/Arkansas
CHI Health at Home

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

William Sutton
Community Businessman & Volunteer

Becki Swanson, RN, BSN, MSHA, OCN
Division Director, Oncology Services
CHI Health

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