Meet Our Team

Vantage has established a priority among its employees that education and continued learning is key to maintaining genuine quality. As a result, Vantage encourages each employee to take advantage NHPCO membership and complete any certifications, licensures, and training that will assist in higher education and personal development.

Some of our featured team members:

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Administration
Nicole Knight

Nicole Knight

Administrator

Nicole Knight, RN has been in the nursing profession for 17 years and hospice exclusively for 12 years. Nicole has been with Vantage Hospice since they opened their doors in October 2011. She has been the Administrator since 2012.

Brandi Gabriel

Brandi Gabriel

Director of Clinical Services

Brandi Gabriel, MHA, BSN, RN has been working in hospice in various position since 2003. She has been an active member of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association for the past 4 years and currently serves as the Greater Houston Chapter President.

Managers
Beverly Rodgers

Beverly Rodgers

Psycosocial Manager

Beverly Rodgers started in hospice in 1998 as a hospice volunteer coordinator and continued this journey when in 2003 earned her MSW and became a hospice social worker. She joined Vantage in 2012. Beverly is a native of Philadelphia, PA and she and her husband of 23 years have 2 teenaged children.

Jenifer Cramer

Jenifer Cramer

Patient Care Manager

Jenifer Cramer, BSN started her nursing career in hospice as a case manager and currently supports our team as a Patient Care Manager.

Territory Managers
Claudia Gomez

Claudia Gomez

Community Liaison

Claudia Gomez has been in the long term care industry for 12 years. It is her passion to help others during such a difficult time in their lives.

Ramona Nader

Ramona Nader

Community Liaison

Ramona Nader has been a compassionate and knowledgeable professional in long term care for over 20 years. As a member of our marketing team she strives to provide a unique and extraordinary hospice benefit to those looking for integrity and hope as they make the difficult life decisions.

Daphne Smith

Daphne Smith

Community Liaison

Daphne Smith is part of our marketing team. She personally experienced the bene-fit an comfort of hospice two years ago. As a result of her incredible experience she became a member of the Vantage Hospice family.

Ladatra Sanders

Ladatra Sanders

Community Liaison

Ladatra Sanders is a dedicated hospice advocate who is passionate about providing excellent customer service and educating patients, families and the community regarding hospice care.

RN Case Managers
Nicole DeGruy

Nicole DeGruy

RN Case Manager

Nicole DeGruy, RN is one of our case managers. She has been with Vantage Hospice for 4 years. She truly loves her patients and is willing to go to the ends of the earth for them.

RN After Hours Nurses
Jacqueline LeBlanc

Jacqueline LeBlanc

After Hours RN

Jacqueline LeBlanc graduated from the University of Holy Cross, in New Orleans, La., with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2008. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 10 years with 3 years of hospice experience. Jackie is one of our weekend after hours nurse.

Palliative Care Staff
Amy Brandenburg

Amy Brandenburg

Palliative Care RN

Amy Brandenburg, RN is one of our Palliative Care Registered Nurses. She is dedicated to providing the best palliative care to her patients. She takes a personal interest in the well being of her patients and their families.

Christina Oliver

Christina Oliver

Director of Palliative Care

Christina Oliver, RN is our Director of Palliative Care. She recently moved into this role and loves the excitement of building a new program. Christina is a native Houstonian with 24 years of nursing experience. The last 11 years have been serving hospice and palliative care patients.

Psychosocial Staff
Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins

Chaplain

Richard Atkins- Chaplain Rick Atkinson serves families south and east of downtown Houston. He has worked in hospice since 1997.

Erin Goddard

Erin Goddard

Social Worker

Erin Goddard is a Licensed Medical Social Worker who specializes in community resources, VA placement, and respite care. She also volunteers with the Girl Scouts, NCL, and PTA events.

Toby Newman

Toby Newman

Social Worker

Toby Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with seniors and people with medical illnesses.

Herman Moten

Herman Moten

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Herman Moten is a Spiritual Care Coordinator who has been with Vantage Hospice for 6 years. Herman prides himself on providing excellent spiritual care seasoned with heart and grace!

Bereavement Coordinator
Ivory Root

Ivory Root

Bereavement Coordinator

Ivory provides grief support & spiritual care to the bereaved in the first year following the loss of their loved one. She brings over 10 years of experience working closely with hospice patients and their families, with a practice aim of soothing any fear of dying by celebrating life.

Office Support
Maria Tu

Maria Tu

Intake Coordinator

Maria Tu has been working as an Admission Coordinator since 2016. She loves interacting with patients and answering questions about the hospice admission process.

Clara Pruneda

Clara Pruneda

Billing Coordinator

Clara Pruneda is our Billing Coordinator. She has been with Vantage Hospice since 2018 and has 5 years of previous hospice billing experience.

NaToya Burks

NaToya Burks

Patient Care Coordinator

NaToya Burks is one of our Patient Care Coordinators. Her support of our patients and our staff is essential to the smooth operation of Vantage Hospice.

Uyen Cooke

Uyen Cooke

Patient Care Coordinator

Uyen Cook is one of our Patient Care Coordinators. She is dedicated to providing support to both our patients and our staff.

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

Business Office Manager

Mary Johnson is a our Business Office Manager. Mary has been with Vantage Hospice for 6 years and makes sure our employees are well taken care of.