Our Team

Providing compassionate end-of-life care and making a positive difference
in the lives of our patients, their families and our community.


Deborah Horning

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Van De Ven

Clinical Director

Maryann Tarango

Director of Human Resources

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

Manish Sahni, MD

Medical Director

Gerald Asin, MD


Pamela Conn

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Enrique "Rick" Salazar

Nurse Practitioner



BSN, Registered Nurse

I love everything about nursing - and I have been at it for over 40 years! I joined Hospice Promise because I appreciate the owner, her values, and her philosophy of patient care. In my free-time I like to take in God’s wonder – and catch-up on sleep!


Registered Nurse

I spent over 30 years working in critical care and psych care. I joined Hospice Promise with a strong desire to help provide comfort at end-of-life, and also allow patients to remain as alert as possible so they can be interactive with their family.

I love cats, dogs and people – and I have 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. I also drive a big truck!


Registered Nurse

I have been a nurse since 2014, and recently got my RN in 2022. My previous jobs were all in long-term care and skilled facilities. I have always loved working with the older population, so joining Hospice Promise only made sense. In my free time I enjoy going on motorcycle rides with my boyfriend. I enjoy spending time with friends and family.



RN / Case Manager

I became an LPN in June 2020 and worked at a skilled nursing facility and community health center. I have also served as an RN Extern and new grad RN at Banner Del Webb. Hospice Promise welcomed me to their team in September 2022 and I am proud to be a part of the dedicated team of people that are committed to serving our patients, families, and community.  Nursing has been a lifelong passion of mine and I am finally where I have always felt a calling to, hospice care. In my free time I love spending time with my family, cooking, baking, and exploring beautiful Arizona’s back roads.


RN / Case Manager

I have worked in the medical field since 1990. I started as a respiratory therapist and became a registered nurse in 2002. I have worked in the ICU, CVICU and Emergency Department. I was first exposed to hospice when my mother became ill and placed on hospice. After that experience, I felt a strong calling to help families in the way that my family was helped. The team approach at Hospice Promise is second to none. In my free time I enjoy working out, and spending time with my wife, family and dogs!


Chris Lehman


Licensed Practical Nurse

I have been a nurse since 2005. I found my “golden thread” in hospice care. Helping patience and family find love and dignity at the end of life has been very rewarding. I am very grateful and happy to be a part of the Hospice Promise team. In my free time I enjoy playing the bagpipes (it’s a Scottish thing) and I have been known to tinker with cars.


Licensed Practical Nurse

My passion for Hospice started in Louisiana where I became an LPN and worked on the Telemetry floor. During my time there I worked with a variety of patients, hospice being some of them. One particular patient didn’t have any family to comfort her so my team and I did what we could to comfort and care for her. That was when I knew hospice was what I would do for the rest of my nursing career. In my free time I enjoy photography, poetry, hiking and traveling.



Licensed Practical Nurse

I have been a nurse for 19 years and working in Hospice for about 16 years. Hospice is deeply rewarding to be the one helping facilitate closure between patients and their loved ones. I chose Hospice Promise because everyone on the team has a voice and plays an equal part in surrounding the patient and family with all aspects of care. Our team is incredibly special!


Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a CNA for 8 years and I must say that Hospice Promise is the best company I have ever worked for. Hospice Promise not only cares for their patients, they care for their employees. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and taking trips.


Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a nursing assistant since 2016, and this is my first time working for a hospice. I am so grateful to have come across such an amazing company. Hospice Promise does an amazing job of taking care of patients when they need it most. And they also do a great job making sure everyone on the team feels at home.

In my free time I enjoy coffee dates with my girlfriends and movie nights with the family.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been an aide for six years and I have to say that Hospice Promise is the best company I have ever worked for. Hospice Promise isn’t just a team of workers, it’s a family. In my free time, I enjoy coffee and taking my grandparents out almost every Saturday.


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Hospice Liaison

My passion has been to help people find their voice and live their best life. Working with Hospice Promise was easy as they help people live their final days with dignity and grace. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids, hiking, working out and traveling.



Hospice Liason

I have15 years in the medical field doing sales. From placement, home health hospice background, as well as inside sales for independent, assisted and memory care communities. I chose to work with Hospice Promise because of the love they have for their patients. The staff and the owner are also amazing! What a great company! I am a wife and a mom of 2. I love the outdoors and volunteering in any way I can to make a difference in people's lives.


Hospice Liason

I have worked in marketing and business since 2012, I started as a manager in radiology & worked my way to being a marketing representative in Pain Management. I enjoy helping patients and understanding their needs, especially when it comes to being always in pain. After my experience, I felt like it was time for me to focus on families and listen to their needs. Hospice Promise and the whole staff made it a smooth transition. Hospice Promise feels like a family orientated organization, and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to work with these great people. In my free time I enjoy working out and spending time with my family in Central America.


Hospice Liaison

Jessice Perez


Hospice Liason

I’ve worked in the medical field for over 9 years and developed a passion for helping others. I’m grateful that I came across Hospice Promise who welcomed me as family since day one and provided me the opportunity to be part of someone’s end of life journey. I’m a mom of 3 wonderful boys that keep my weekends busy with sports but love every minute of it.


LMSW / Social Worker

Over the last several years I have worked with the City of Phoenix Early Head Start Program as a developmental specialist, in housing support for survivors of domestic violence, as a case manager for Severely Mentally Ill adults, and as a child and family therapist. My goal with Hospice Promise is to provide support for families, allowing them to spend more valued time with their loved ones.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and son as well as going on adventures on my bike in the Arizona desert.


Human Resource Coordinator

I have previously worked as a companion aide and as a nurses’ aide, and I have run my own pet care business. Here at Hospice Promise, I am able to play a part in helping people when they need it most. I also enjoy working with my sister Deborah - the owner of Hospice Promise.

My husband and I are the proud parents of our teenage son. We recently moved here from Buffalo, NY and WE LOVE ARIZONA.


BSW / Social Worker

I recently graduated in the spring of 2022 from NAU and could not imagine starting my career in social work at a greater place other than Hospice Promise. The staff at Hospice Promise welcomed me with open arms and I have learned a great deal about the social service side of end-of-life care. I truly believe everyone deserves to have their final days filled with dignity, compassion and care. I have been very passionate about serving the elderly community ever since interning at the center for service and volunteerism dedicated toward connecting seniors living in Flagstaff to AmeriCorps. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my rescue dog at the dog park and watching bad but addicting reality TV.


Admissions Coordinator

I’m new to the healthcare industry, but I'm happy my first experience is with Hospice Promise. It feels like a family and I am rewarded every day knowing all our patients are happy and being well taken care of. In my free time I enjoy singing and dancing, as well as spending time with my fiancé and two puppies, Molly & Sally.


Admissions Coordinator

I have worked at Hospice Promise since the doors first opened. Our team does an amazing job meeting the needs of our patients and their families. The care we provide warms my heart and makes me proud of where I work.

My husband and I are blessed with a beautiful baby boy, and we also have two dogs which keeps our home fun and busy.


MDiV - Chaplain (Bilingual)

I have been a pastor for over 25 years because I love people and I want the very best for them. I have written two books, and I have great relationships with many of our community leaders. At Hospice Promise, every team member cares for our patients as they would for members of their own family. It is so rewarding to see how my coworkers love our patients and always do the best for them.


Supply Clerk

I worked previously as the manager of convenience stores in Minnesota, so you see a lot of crazy things in that business. Since moving to Phoenix, I appreciate working at Hospice Promise in a family-oriented business.

In my free-time I enjoy driving on long trips and firing-up the grill for some burgers & BBQ.