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 LPN
Hospice Promise

Arvind Mahadevan MD
Hospice Promise
Medical Director

Mary Rose Schwyhart
Hospice Promise
Clinical Director

Michael Martinez
Hospice Promise
Director of Business Development

Kelsey Gannon


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.

Patrick Hopphans


RN BSN Case Manager

I am a former Critical Care nurse, but I have found a true calling for Hospice nursing. Our team has a “patient first” mentality in which everyone is willing to assist in any possible way, and I take great pride in providing comfort and peace for patients and their families during one of the most trying times in their lives.

Our family is very close. My wife is an RN as well, and we have two boys, four dogs and a cat. We spend a lot of time involved in youth sports activities.


Amber Arrington


RN Case Manager

I’ve seen firsthand what the lack of hospice support looks like in the small town I grew up in. I’m proud to be a part of offering these services to such a special population. Providing hospice care is incredibly rewarding since you form such close personal connections with patients and families.

In my personal life, I am a hockey mom to my very core - and a Blackhawks fan for life.

Darryl Wilson


VA Representative

After growing up in a military family and serving in the Air Force myself for 20 years, my role at Hospice Promise is a perfect fit for me. I love serving other military families and I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful team.

My hobbies and interests are watching sports and spending time outdoors. I have one daughter and one grandson.



Certified Nursing Assistant

I started working for Hospice Promise as soon as they opened. I believe this is an amazing company that always puts their patients first, and I am proud to be an original member of the team. When I came to Hospice Promise I had many years of experience as a CAN, but I have found my home here.

I am originally from Chinle, Arizona and I am the proud parent of three children, two of whom have followed in my footsteps and earned their CNA's as well.

Sadie Jones


Volunteer Coordinator

I take pride working here at Hospice Promise and being a part of our wonderful team. I find enjoyment in helping others and providing our patients and their families with the utmost in compassionate care.

I was born and raised in Nebraska (GO HUSKERS) and I am the mother of two beautiful children.  We love spending our free time outdoors and we are always seeking adventure in everything we do.

Nancy Dowd


Community Relations

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.

Jose Gonzales


MDiV - Chaplain

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.

Richard Fontana


Certified Nursing Assistant

I am a spirited and compassionate CNA who has worked in many aspects of Nursing. However, working for Hospice Promise has rewarded me the best opportunity to apply my clinical skill set matched with my family-oriented personality to meet the needs of my patients and their families.

Tesha Hopphaus


RN BSN - Case Manager

I have a background in emergency and correctional nursing, and I believe every person deserves comfort, compassion, and respect. I aspire to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and their loved ones so that their families can focus on what truly matters - spending every precious moment together.

My husband and I have two boys who love playing football. We enjoy spending a lot of time together, playing sports, and enjoying our pets

Rozanna Rechio


MSW - Social Worker

I work with the entire Hospice Promise team to understand the needs and wishes of our patients and their families, and bring together the resources needed to increase our patients' quality of life, while fostering a positive environment during this difficult time.

I am a California native, but have made Arizona my home. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We love hiking Camelback mountain, biking, camping and most outdoor activities.

Holly Jo Horning


Executive Assistant

I started working for Hospice Promise when it opened in 2013. I love the opportunity to support our team and also to interact with our patients. I make it a point to remember birthdays, holidays and special occasions with kind words, small treats and token gifts. Everyone is always so appreciative that it makes me thankful to be a part of those moments.

During my time off I love being with my family and my delightful pup, Lulu!

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Transitional Coordinator

I previously worked for a very large healthcare company for years, so when joining Hospice Promise, I was excited to be in a smaller environment, working closely with patients and their families. I had two grandparents utilize hospice services, so I have appreciation for how hospice care can support the entire family.

When I am not working, I love reading a good book and trying-out new restaurants.