Meet Our Staff

Hospice of Anchorage

Bethany

Clinical Director

Hospice of Anchorage

Summer

Program Manager

Kim

Program Assistant

Sharon

Nurse

Sunday

Palliative Care Social Work Clinician

Hospice of Anchorage

Amy

Executive Director

Hospice of Anchorage Board of Directors

  • Sarah Groogan, President
  • Ivan Rivera, Vice President
  • Courtnie Husmann, Secretary
  • Arianna Haines, Treasurer
  • Kim Nifong
  • Ilona Bessenyey
  • Ariel Burr

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

Amy Tribbett, APR, Executive Director

Amy Tribbett, APR, Executive Director

Amy is a health care marketing and operations professional with a huge heart and passion for hospice care. In 2019 Amy earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) which has come in handy to spread awareness of Hospice of Anchorage and its many services and programs. Amy serves on the Palliative Care Alaska Network board and the Development/Marketing & PR Steering Committee with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Amy's worked in hospice care for 12 years and previously advocated for the Hospice Medicare Benefit on Capitol Hill.

Amy Tribbett, APR, Executive Director

Amy Tribbett, APR, Executive Director

Amy is a health care marketing and operations professional with a huge heart and passion for hospice care. In 2019 Amy earned her accreditation in public relations (APR) which has come in handy to spread awareness of Hospice of Anchorage and its many services and programs. Amy serves on the Palliative Care Alaska Network board and the Development/Marketing & PR Steering Committee with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Amy's worked in hospice care for 12 years and previously advocated for the Hospice Medicare Benefit on Capitol Hill.

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.

…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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