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Friends of Hospice Leadership

Friends of Hospice is a supporting organization of Partners In Care, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. As such, Friends of Hospice has its own Board of Directors—the members of which are appointed by the Partners In Care board. To be considered for the Friends of Hospice board, please call (541) 410-3918 to begin the process.

Gloria DiSanto, Broker, ABR, CRS, SRES | Director

Gloria (Glo) and her husband Frank relocated to Bend from Seattle in June 2017. Their move to Bend was about five years earlier than they had planned, but they feel strongly that it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Glo worked in the hospitality...

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Justyn Rae Coronado, RN | Director

Justyn has been involved in elder care for the past 25 years. She began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in High School, helping an at-risk population of elders by addressing basic care needs. Justyn found an interest in hospice care as a nursing student...

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Cynthia Bassett | Board Chair

Cynthia is a retired art director and illustrator from Northern California. She left her freelance book design business on the Mendocino Coast in 2002 to move to Bend. Some of her work includes…

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Linda Cohen | Director

Linda spent the majority of her career in education, beginning on the East Coast but then working primarily in Northern and Southern California. She was a teacher, and then served as both a school site and district office administrator…

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Sandy Garner, GRI, ABR | Director

Sandy is President and CEO of The Garner Group Real Estate LLC in Bend, OR. She is a native and lifelong resident of Central Oregon. Sandy has held an Oregon real estate license since 1979…

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Danny Long | Director

Danny owns Long’s Carpet Cleaning in Bend, OR. He is an active hospice volunteer, serving on its speaker’s bureau and doing presentations at street fairs and community meetings. His spouse, Laura Long RN, is a Home Health Nurse…

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Courtney Stevens | Board Secretary

Courtney is owner and operator of Craft Kitchen and Brewery LLC, for the past two years. Previously owned a landscape construction and maintenance business for six years. She hails from Atlanta, GA but has lived in Bend for over sixteen years where she has made a home with her daughter Elly Mae, age three…

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Ex Officio

Partners In Care liaisons to Friends of Hospice

Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander

CEO, Partners In Care

Marlene Carlson

Marlene Carlson

Director of Development and Communications,
Partners In Care

Makayla Oliver

Makayla Oliver

Development Officer, Partners In Care