Lisa W. Russell
Favorite piece of advice: Listen.
Lisa loves promoting Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence throughout our community. As the development director for the past four years, she has had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of our donors. Nothing brings her pride as listening to the story of a grateful family as they praise our amazing nurses and volunteers.
Coming to Hospice House, she brought with her 20+ years of development and non-profit management experience. During her tenure, she has increased the annual giving fund, and completed a $4.6M capital campaign to renovate the residence (renovations begin August 2023).
In addition to her work, Lisa is an avid volunteer having served on the Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball Committee, Durham Museum On-Track Guild, Omaha Performing Arts Presenters, Memories For Kids Board, and the Junior League of Omaha.
Lisa grew up in Iowa, and made her way to Omaha from Indianapolis upon graduating Indiana University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.
Maggie Weddle, RN, BSN, CHPN
Quick with a smile and a warm bed-side manner, Maggie believes in leading by example and makes managing a 26-bed inpatient and residential hospice home look easy. She wears many hats and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Seldom behind her desk, Maggie loves meeting every resident and their loved ones; there is something about tucking a new resident into bed for the very first time here that is incredibly meaningful to Maggie. But far before a resident arrives at Hospice House, she is working to coordinate their transfer and care with the community partners and their hospice interdisciplinary team. Simultaneously, she provides excellent support and guidance to the clinical staff at Hospice House.
With more than 16 years of nursing experience, Maggie is most proud of her certification in hospice and palliative care completed in 2007. Specialized in hospice and palliative care, she understands that supporting a resident means lifting them up, adjusting treatment goals, managing symptoms, and making the most of their last days, weeks, or months.
Maggie received her Associate of Science in Nursing from College of Saint Mary and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University. Her love for end-of-life care moved her to pursue a Certificate in Hospice and Palliative Care from the Hospice & Palliative Care Credentialing Center.
She is the proud wife of a U.S. Marine. She and her husband, Tony, enjoy camping, traveling and hosting dog parties for their furry kids.
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We are grateful for those who lead us.
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.