RN, BSN, CEO & Chief Teaching Officer

Rhonda Osborne, CEO of Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, currently serves as Regulatory Chair and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (AHPCO). AHPCO is a professional organization whose mission is to be the unified voice of hospice care for the state of Alabama. AHPCO serves as an advocacy-based organization for its members and provides educational guidance to help its members comply with all industry regulations. This professional organization also works cooperatively with the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Medicaid agency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state and local government leaders to support ethical, compassionate and appropriate hospice care.

Osborne is a past president of AHPCO and has served on the AHPCO State Board of Directors since 1993, participating as chairperson of the Bylaws Committee, chairperson of the AHPCO Education Committee, the 1996 State Conference Committee, Registration Chairperson for the 1997 State Conference, Palliative Care Task Force, and most recent years on the Executive Committee. She developed the 1994 Directory of AHO Hospice Providers for the State of Alabama. In May 1997, she represented Alabama hospices in Washington, DC, while meeting with various Alabama legislators on Capitol Hill regarding Medicare legislation affecting hospice care.

Osborne began her employment with Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in 1989 as a staff nurse and has served as CEO since 1995. She successfully completed the National Hospice Administrator Program and certification as Hospice and Palliative Nurse as well as Hospice and Palliative Administrator.

 


 

Medical DirectorDr. Joel C. Milligan, Shepherd’s Cove Hospice’s Medical Director, is board-certified in family medicine with extensive experience in several clinical areas, including more than five years of hospice care experience.

Dr. Milligan completed his undergraduate studies at Arkansas State University, earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, and then completed his residency in Huntsville. He practiced medicine in Arkansas until he joined Lakeside Clinic in May 2010 where he continues his family practice.

 

 

 


Officers

 

 

RN, BSN, CEO & Chief Teaching Officer

Rhonda Osborne
RN, BSN, CEO & Chief Teaching Officer

Medical Director

Dr. Joel Milligan
Medical Director

CRNP, Chief Nursing Officer

Stormy Dismuke
CRNP, Chief Nursing Officer

Brenda Mayhall
CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Chief Personnel Officer

Kristie Morton
Chief Personnel Officer

Beth Ann Parnell
Chief Relations Officer

RN, Homecare Clinical Director

Jennifer Shelton
RN, Homecare Clinical Director

CFRE, Shepherd’s Cove Foundation Director

Joy Jefferson
RN, BSN, Inpatient Unit Clinical Director

LBSW, Bereavement Director

Stacey Johnson
LBSW, Bereavement Director

CFRE, Shepherd’s Cove Foundation Director

Annah Grace Morgan
CFRE, Shepherd’s Cove Foundation Director

RN, Facility Clinical Director

Pam Owens
RN, Facility Clinical Director

 

Jamie Hudgins MSN, RN Growth & Admissions Director

L. Shelly Jeffreys
CRNP Shepherd’s Cove Palliative Care Director


Jenny Knight
MSW, LBSW, Family Support Services Director


 

 

Jamie Gore
Mary Kate Beard
Annette Cederholm
Dr. Enrico Gaspar
Greg Hudley
Colleen Lee
Norma Wells
Thomas Moore
Patrick White
Ginger Young
Anna Noojin
Heath Lokey
Annie Furrer

 

 
Jamie Gore – President
Mary Kate Beard – Vice President
Annette Cederholm-Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Enrico Gaspar
Greg Hudley
Colleen Lee
Norma Wells
Thomas Moore
Patrick White
Ginger Young
Anna Noojin
Heath Lokey – President
Kelly Adams – Vice President
Annie Furrer – Secretary/Treasurer
Ashley Wheeler
Annette Duncan
Style Reed
Morgan Lavender
Jon Henderson
Jamie Gore
Norma Wells – President
Kristy Walker
Cindy Sparkman
Randy Smith