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

Johanna Pereda

Director of Business Development

Laura Soelle

Compliance Manager

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

Manish Sahni, MD

Medical Director

Gerald Asin, MD


Pamela Conn

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Enrique "Rick" Salazar

Nurse Practitioner



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!

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Registered Nurse

I'm very excited for my new adventure with Hospice Promise. I've worked in the  hospital setting for 18 years, 12 as a Emergency Room Nurse. I was impressed with the hospice staff that helped my family pass with dignity and decided I'm ready to help my patients with a different part of their journey.  My home life is all about my large family. All six of my siblings are local and my wonderful husband and I are blessed with  two incredible kiddos. We love camping,  riding our side by side, and going to all the cousins football, soccer,  and hockey games.


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.



Registered Nurse

I was a CNA for 7 years before becoming a registered nurse. I have dedicated my life to caring for and serving others. Each of my patients hold a special place in my heart and I treat them as if they were my own family. I feel honored and privileged to care for our hospice patients on their journey. We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey!

I spend my free time playing with my dogs and enjoying the beautiful outdoors that Arizona has to offer.

Audra Cusick


Registered Nurse

I have been a nurse since 1998. I love helping patients and making a difference.  I joined Hospice Promise to continue making a positive influence in a new way, helping patients and their families on their journey. I am a wife and mother with three beautiful talented daughters and a rambunctious son.  When not watching them in cheerleading, theater productions, and marching band, I am taking my son to cub scouts and junior rangers.  I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, playing ball with the dog or riding my horse.

Christina Pardo


Registered Nurse

I have been in healthcare for over 20 years. I am excited to be a part of Hospice Promise to assist people in their end-of-life journey with dignity. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Jenna LaPierre


Registered Nurse

My passion for nursing began when my mother had end stage lung cancer and was receiving Hospice. At the time, I had a background in customer service and business, but I helped with the caregiver responsibilities. It was such a special and important time for my mother and me. During that time, it confirmed my passion for comfort and end of life care.  I am beyond excited to join Hospice Promise and serve this wonderful community.

I recently moved to the East Valley from Wyoming in the beginning of 2024 and enjoy discovering all the phoenix area has to offer. I also love spending time with 2 cats, family, and friends, seeing movies, reading, baking, and making art.

Caitlyn Christman


Certified Nursing Assistant
I have been a CNA for 2 years but have been in the medical field since I was 18. I love being apart of the team at Hospice Promise knowing that the patients and employees are truly cared for. In my free time I love spending time with family, dogs and reading.


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!

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Licensed Practical Nurse

I am from Buffalo NY and moved  to the valley in 2008. I have been a nurse for 27 years. I enjoy caring for seniors and assisting families so they can spend quality time with their loved ones. To see the smiles and sparkle in a seniors eye while spending quality time with there family brings me so much joy. I love working for Hospice Promise because every team member believes and assists patients with compassion and love. I enjoy spending time with my kids. I have 2 children that live in AZ and 1 child that lives in Buffalo with my grandsons. I also enjoy listening to country music, Christian music and good old 80's music. I enjoy going and listening to bands, dancing and attending concerts with my son.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a nursing assistant since I was 18. Since becoming a part of the Hospice Promise family I couldn’t be more happy to do my job. Hospice Promise prioritizes patient care and their employees. I can’t imagine working for another hospice. In my free time I like to spend time with family and friends.


Certified Nursing Assistant

I’ve been a certified nurse assistant since 2013. I enjoy helping families with there loved ones. Hospice Promise is a an awesome company to work for. Everyone makes you feel welcomed to be a part of the team. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, vacation planning and go hiking.

Meg Haderlie


Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a Nursing Assistant since 2011, but I have been part of the medical field my whole life. Hospice Promise did not let me down, what an amazing company to work for! They truly care about their staff and patients and the team attitude here at Hospice Promise makes all the difference.  In my free time, I travel to see my children and grandkids.  At home, I enjoy being out on the river or lake with my husband and our dog.  I also enjoy music and am part of the worship team at my church.



Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been an nursing assistant since 2008. I love taking care of seniors and enjoy assisting families so they can spend quality time with their loved ones. Hospice Promise is an awesome place to work and I feel great being a part of of this team. In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, and dancing.


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.


MSW / 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.


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.


Hospice Liaison

I am a seasoned health insurance professional, motivational speaker and advocate for personal growth. I have an MBA and a graduate degree in Human dynamics. My gift and passion is truly making people feel seen, heard, understood and comforted. Hospice Promise has helped me fulfill that mission.

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Hospice Liaison

I believe working for Hospice Promise was something that came natural for me. Helping others letting them know they are not alone is what I love to do. In my free time I enjoy singing with my band!

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Hospice Liaison

I have been working in healthcare for over 18 years and am blessed with the understanding of many aspects of patient care. I am proud to work together with the great team at Hospice Promise. Our high standards and responsible ethics align perfectly to assure our commitment to you. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Volunteer Coordinator

I have worked with volunteers for many years in theater and animal rescue.

People who give their time get back so much more than they give.

In the past I have been a Certified Pharmacy Tech.

I am thrilled to be part of Hospice Promise and to positively impact the volunteers, patients and their families. In my free time I spoil my 6 pets, volunteer and enjoy water walking.


Admissions Manager

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.


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.


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.