Meet the Staff

Some of our Hospicare staff, summer 2016

Our staff strives to be friendly and welcoming. We are here to help. Hospicare is staffed by approximately 85 skilled and compassionate individuals. Please feel free to contact us or call us at 607.272.0212 and we will direct you to the person who can help.


Our administrative staff includes:

Executive Director
Dale Johnson
email Dale

Medical Director
Suzanne Anderson, MD
email Dr. Anderson

Director of Patient Services
Leah Gugino, RN, CHPN
email Leah

Director of Development and Community Relations
Shawn Galbreath
email Shawn

Director of Financial and Management Services
Christian Perkins
email Christian

Director of Support Services
Annette Nadeau
email Annette

Associate Medical Director
Matthew Karpenko, MD
email Dr. Karpenko

Associate Director of Patient Services
Kirsten Miller, RN, CHPN
email Kirsten

Director of Human Resources
Nancy Bussieres, PHR
email Nancy

Manager of Bereavement Services
Donna George, LMSW, FT
email Donna

Manager of Volunteer Services
Wendy Yettru
email Wendy

Residence Manager
Deb Petersen, RN
email Deb

Spiritual Care Coordinator
Edie Reagan, LMSW, M.Div.
email Edie

Communications Manager
Johanna Zussman-Dobbins, MHA
email Johanna

Event Coordinator
Julie Langenbacher
email Julie