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
Wanda Murphy

Wanda Murphy

QAPI Nurse
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.

Case Managers
Wendy Figueroa

Wendy Figueroa

RN Case Manager
Terri Harris

Terri Harris

RN Case Manager
Rene Bryson

Rene Bryson

RN Case Manager
Raynetta Randolph

Raynetta Randolph

RN Case Manager
Pam Jones

Pam Jones

RN Case Manager
Linnie Roberson

Linnie Roberson

RN Case Manager
Linda Edwards

Linda Edwards

RN Case Manager
Harmony Johnson

Harmony Johnson

RN Case Manager
Ericka Rios

Ericka Rios

RN Case Manager
Edwin Gomez

Edwin Gomez

RN Case Manager
Denise Burdick

Denise Burdick

RN Case Manager
Deanna Higgins

Deanna Higgins

RN Case Manager
Cora Hummel

Cora Hummel

RN Case Manager
Chantelle Shaffer

Chantelle Shaffer

RN Case Manager
Carrie Retzlaff

Carrie Retzlaff

RN Case Manager
Carol Brown

Carol Brown

RN Case Manager
Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson

RN Case Manager
Barbara Sontag, RN

Barbara Sontag, RN

RN Case Manager
Ann Van Sant

Ann Van Sant

RN Case Manager
Aimee Carter

Aimee Carter

RN Case Manager
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.

Hospice Consultant
Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez

Territory Manager
Shalene Martinez

Shalene Martinez

Territory Manager
Roxanna Martinez

Roxanna Martinez

Community Liaision
Raquel Vela

Raquel Vela

Territory Manager
Nicole Kubacak

Nicole Kubacak

Territory Manager
Joshua Bird

Joshua Bird

Territory Manager
Johnnie Robinson

Johnnie Robinson

Clinical Liasion
Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt

Clinical Liasion
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.

Palliative Care Staff
Leo Guevara

Leo Guevara

Palliative Nurse
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
Teresa Pecinovsky

Teresa Pecinovsky

Social Worker
Rex Stamatis

Rex Stamatis

Clerical
Patti Funk

Patti Funk

Clerical
Mary Davis

Mary Davis

Social Worker
Jessica DeLeon

Jessica DeLeon

Clerical
Heidi Cain

Heidi Cain

Chaplain
Feyne Elmore

Feyne Elmore

Clerical
Eid Abdelmassih

Eid Abdelmassih

Chaplain
Drake Stamatis

Drake Stamatis

Clerical
Cassie Manley

Cassie Manley

Social Worker
Billie Jo Weinberg

Billie Jo Weinberg

Social Worker
Amanda Haacker

Amanda Haacker

Social Worker
Alvernise Boyd

Alvernise Boyd

Social Worker
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.

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!

Nursing
Shunta Dickerson

Shunta Dickerson

LVN
Sarah Moreno

Sarah Moreno

PRN Nurse
David Olurinde

David Olurinde

LVN-PRN
David Figueroa

David Figueroa

LVN
Catrice Joseph

Catrice Joseph

LVN
Angelica Vargas

Angelica Vargas

LVN

RN After Hours Nurses
Michelle McMillian

Michelle McMillian

On Call RN
Marian Aguilar

Marian Aguilar

On Call RN
Marcia Alford

Marcia Alford

On Call RN
LaKeshia Brandon

LaKeshia Brandon

On Call RN
DeDe Price

DeDe Price

On Call RN
Dawn Macer

Dawn Macer

On Call RN
Beverly Oguayo

Beverly Oguayo

On Call RN

Hospice Aide
Wilmarie Rivas

Wilmarie Rivas

Hospice Aide
Wendy Olusegun

Wendy Olusegun

Hospice Aide
Vickey Bates

Vickey Bates

Hospice Aide
Tina McDonald

Tina McDonald

Hospice Aide
Stacy Joseph

Stacy Joseph

Hospice Aide
Shawnta Jones

Shawnta Jones

Hospice Aide
Ruth Louis

Ruth Louis

Hospice Aide
Natalie Trivino

Natalie Trivino

Hospice Aide
Monique Stewart

Monique Stewart

Hospice Aide
Monica Turner

Monica Turner

Hospice Aide
Marbella Escamilla

Marbella Escamilla

Hospice Aide
Lisa Wiltz

Lisa Wiltz

Hospice Aide
Lisa Korenek

Lisa Korenek

Hospice Aide
Keisha Thompson

Keisha Thompson

Hospice Aide
Karteonia Bell

Karteonia Bell

Hospice Aide-PRN
Kartanya Ryans

Kartanya Ryans

Hospice Aide
Jerry Chesson

Jerry Chesson

Hospice Aide
Jenifer Freed

Jenifer Freed

Hospice Aide
Jeanette Henry

Jeanette Henry

Hospice Aide
Jannisha Townsend

Jannisha Townsend

Hospice Aide
Jana Graham

Jana Graham

Hospice Aide
Jackie Johnson

Jackie Johnson

Hospice Aide
Isabel Florez

Isabel Florez

Hospice Aide
Frankie Brownlee

Frankie Brownlee

Hospice Aide
Francisco Mejia

Francisco Mejia

Hospice Aide
Denetria  Jones

Denetria Jones

Hospice Aide
Charleen Roselli

Charleen Roselli

Hospice Aide
Brandon Davis-Williams

Brandon Davis-Williams

Hospice Aide
Arlene Hendricks

Arlene Hendricks

Hospice Aide

Office Support
Taneisha Booker

Taneisha Booker

Staffing Coordinator
Lorena Vela

Lorena Vela

Intake Coordinator
Gaby Samayoa

Gaby Samayoa

Regional Director of Business Development
Emma Thomas-Hay

Emma Thomas-Hay

Admission Nurse
Denise Barker

Denise Barker

Billing Coordinator
Deborah Duce

Deborah Duce

Patient Care Coordinator
Cordie LeCompte

Cordie LeCompte

Admission Nurse
Carmen Valentin

Carmen Valentin

Patient Care Coordinator
Carmella Lucero

Carmella Lucero

Volunteer Coordinator
Becky Starry

Becky Starry

Admission Nurse
Alexis Kelton

Alexis Kelton

Intake Coordinator
Abby Gonzales

Abby Gonzales

Intake Coordinator
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.