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

Carmee Noe

Director of Clinical Operations

Linda Gagner

Director of Human Resources

Jesse Watson

Business Operations Manager

Physicians & Nurse Practitioners

Manish Sahni, MD

Medical Director

Gerald Asin, MD


Pamela Conn

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Enrique "Rick" Salazar

Nurse Practitioner



BSN, Registered Nurse

Before joining Hospice Promise, I worked in a respiratory, renal PCU. I joined Hospice Promise because they are so patient focused and family oriented. In fact, I worked previously for Hospice Promise, and after leaving I really missed it - so I am thrilled to be back.

In my free time I love doing just about anything outdoors including hiking, camping, swimming and biking. I also love snuggling with anything that is fluffy!


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!


BSN, Registered Nurse

During my nursing career, I have had the privilege to care for medical, surgical, oncology, stroke and brain injury patients. I believe everyone deserves to be pain free, and be as comfortable as possible. Our patients should also feel loved and valued, be treated with respect and dignity, and more importantly, experience human kindness.

I am honored to be a member of this amazing team. Please take the time to stop and see the beauty in life along the way, and remember you never have to feel alone - human kindness exists.


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!


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.


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.


Certified Nursing Assistant

I previously worked as a certified nursing assistant in skilled nursing facilities. What drew me to hospice care - and especially to Hospice Promise - is the opportunity to provide one-on-one care to my patients, and to be able to put their needs above everything else.

In my free time, I enjoy swimming and spending time with my children.


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 am a recent graduate from NAU where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Social Work. I focused on this area of study because I am passionate about working with elderly and those who are terminally ill. Hospice Promise shares that same passion making them the best team for me to join.

In my free time I love dancing, hiking and going on adventures with my dog - especially to northern Arizona.

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Hospice Liaison

I have been a social worker for 38 years and have often referred to the resource of hospice. I enjoy educating and coordinating services so all seniors in need can utilize the benefits.

In my free time I enjoy riding motorcycles and spending time with my dogs, best friend and family.


Hospice Liaison

I have a background studying mental health with a masters in psychology. I am finishing up my PhD in clinical psychology to become a licensed clinical psychologist. I have a passion for end of life care, emphasizing on helping those in the community and being able to acquire the resources they may not know are available to them.

I joined Hospice Promise to help families receive the support they need from their surrounding community. When battling the last days of life, community support is necessary for a healthy transition and Hospice Promise helps to provide that community.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, yoga, doing community events and meeting new people.


Volunteer Manager

I have worked in hospice program management for almost 20 years, and I love working with volunteers. I joined Hospice Promise because I really appreciated the family environment and the opportunity to grow the volunteer program.

In my free time, I focus on my family. We enjoy watching our boys play sports, and I like to spend as much time as I can with my two grandchildren.


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.


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.


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!


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.


Environmental Engineer

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.