Meet Our Staff

Hospice of Anchorage CEO

Lisa

Executive Director

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Summer

Program Manager

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Bethany

Clinical Director

Sunday

Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Sharon

Nurse

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Sarah

Social Work Intern

Kim

Program Assistant

Hospice of Anchorage Board of Directors

  • Arianna Haines, President
  • Courtnie Husmann, Vice President
  • Ilona Bessenyey
  • Ariel Burr
  • Susie Smith
  • Paloma Hawn
  • Kathleen Bugbee

If you are interested in serving as a board member, please CONTACT us.

Hospice of Anchorage offers people with a serious illness the opportunity to live fully. We support families and other loved ones in coping with the effects and challenges of illness. We focus on caring, not curing. Lifeways is our hospice program. Our services are available to people of all ages with any serious or life-limiting illness. 
 
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, Hospice of Anchorage provides assistance by helping you prepare for and live well with your illness, understanding death, dying, and grief. We don’t focus on dying. We focus on helping you live as fully as possible despite your diagnosis. 

Our Affiliations

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Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

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Palliative Care Alaska Network

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Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW)

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Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN)

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Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

A Little Bit About Us

Lisa Noland, M.P.A., Executive Director

Lisa Noland, M.P.A., Executive Director

Lisa is a career social servant who began work with vulnerable seniors in the nonprofit sector in 1990 in northern California. She has a lifelong passion for palliative care and end of life issues. Lisa also has a deep expertise in building organizational capacity and loves to bring attention to worthwhile causes. She and her family have lived in the Anchorage area for many years. Lisa enjoys giving a home to animals who come from difficult backgrounds as well as fashion styling and interior decorating.

Lisa Noland, M.P.A., Executive Director

Lisa Noland, M.P.A., Executive Director

Lisa is a career social servant who began work with vulnerable seniors in the nonprofit sector in 1990 in northern California. She has a lifelong passion for palliative care and end of life issues. Lisa also has a deep expertise in building organizational capacity and loves to bring attention to worthwhile causes. She and her family have lived in the Anchorage area for many years. Lisa enjoys giving a home to animals who come from difficult backgrounds as well as fashion styling and interior decorating.

Bethany Burgess, LCSW, APHSW-C, Clinical Director

Bethany Burgess, LCSW, APHSW-C, Clinical Director

Bethany is currently one of two social workers in Alaska to hold the Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work certification, the first evidenced-based certification for the hospice and palliative care social work field. Bethany designed and created the Hospice of Anchorage Resource Center to provide free education and support to anyone in our community through the library, dementia toolkits, advanced directive resources, and durable medical equipment loan closet. An ordained pastor with the Assemblies of God, Bethany's favorite place on earth is any Disney Park.

Bethany Burgess, LCSW, APHSW-C, Clinical Director

Bethany Burgess, LCSW, APHSW-C, Clinical Director

Bethany is currently one of two social workers in Alaska to hold the Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work certification, the first evidenced-based certification for the hospice and palliative care social work field. Bethany designed and created the Hospice of Anchorage Resource Center to provide free education and support to anyone in our community through the library, dementia toolkits, advanced directive resources, and durable medical equipment loan closet. An ordained pastor with the Assemblies of God, Bethany's favorite place on earth is any Disney Park.

Sunday Fawaz, Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Sunday Fawaz, Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Sunday is the newest member of the team, and comes to us from the Denver area where she spent fives years with the Agape Hospice. Sunday specializes in life transition, and geriatric grief and loss. When she's not advocating for our patients, Sunday enjoys hiking, fishing, and exploring Alaska with her family and her beloved dog, Chester.

Sunday Fawaz, Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Sunday Fawaz, Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Sunday is the newest member of the team, and comes to us from the Denver area where she spent fives years with the Agape Hospice. Sunday specializes in life transition, and geriatric grief and loss. When she's not advocating for our patients, Sunday enjoys hiking, fishing, and exploring Alaska with her family and her beloved dog, Chester.

Sharon Mauri, RN, BSN, CHPN, Lead Nurse

Sharon Mauri, RN, BSN, CHPN, Lead Nurse

Sharon earned her Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing (CHPN) in 2020. A registered nurse, Sharon's passion is educating our patients and families on everything from caregiving to understanding an illness, to nutrition, and the art of physical movement. She's a steadfast advocate for everyone in her care and continually goes above and beyond to bring them comfort, understanding, respect, and dignity. 

Sharon Mauri, RN, BSN, CHPN, Lead Nurse

Sharon Mauri, RN, BSN, CHPN, Lead Nurse

Sharon earned her Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing (CHPN) in 2020. A registered nurse, Sharon's passion is educating our patients and families on everything from caregiving to understanding an illness, to nutrition, and the art of physical movement. She's a steadfast advocate for everyone in her care and continually goes above and beyond to bring them comfort, understanding, respect, and dignity. 

Summer Thomas, Program Manager

Summer Thomas, Program Manager

Summer manages the Volunteer Program at Hospice of Anchorage and supports our Senior In-Home Grant with Bethany. She hosted our first-ever online training during the Pandemic and graduated six new Compassionate Companion volunteers. Summer holds a BA in Philosophy and feels grateful to be working for an organization that puts truly admirable ethics into practice. 

Summer Thomas, Program Manager

Summer Thomas, Program Manager

Summer manages the Volunteer Program at Hospice of Anchorage and supports our Senior In-Home Grant with Bethany. She hosted our first-ever online training during the Pandemic and graduated six new Compassionate Companion volunteers. Summer holds a BA in Philosophy and feels grateful to be working for an organization that puts truly admirable ethics into practice. 

Kim Reynolds, Program Assistant

Kim Reynolds, Program Assistant

Kim is the glue that keeps all that is Hospice of Anchorage together! She's the first person to greet you on the phone or at the door. Kim's main responsibility is to keep our Resource Center/Loan Closet functioning efficiently. She also manages our Spark of Joy mailing and delivery program.

Kim Reynolds, Program Assistant

Kim Reynolds, Program Assistant

Kim is the glue that keeps all that is Hospice of Anchorage together! She's the first person to greet you on the phone or at the door. Kim's main responsibility is to keep our Resource Center/Loan Closet functioning efficiently. She also manages our Spark of Joy mailing and delivery program.

Sarah Pype, Social Work Intern

Sarah Pype, Social Work Intern

Sarah is currently working on her Masters in Social Work through Baylor University and is completing her advanced year internship with us. She has previously worked with families in crisis and has a passion for coming alongside her clients and supporting them through their journey. Sarah enjoys hiking in the summer and playing ice hockey in the winter.

Sarah Pype, Social Work Intern

Sarah Pype, Social Work Intern

Sarah is currently working on her Masters in Social Work through Baylor University and is completing her advanced year internship with us. She has previously worked with families in crisis and has a passion for coming alongside her clients and supporting them through their journey. Sarah enjoys hiking in the summer and playing ice hockey in the winter.

…And last but not least, Helgard, Olive, Chester, Kami, and Daisy, our beloved staff dogs, bring us joy during the workweek.

For information on our services, to volunteer, or to donate,

please call 907-561-5322

or

email info@hospiceofanchorage.org

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