Executive Leadership Team


Visiting Nurse is guided by an executive team committed to developing the agency with excellent caregivers who hold the skills and spirit to fulfill our mission of encircling patients and their families with comfort, caring and compassion.

Eric Klimes

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ann Moore

Chief Medical Officer

Colleen Marshall

Chief Program Officer

Mary Shankster

Chief Development Officer

Bonnie Blackburn-Penhollow

Director of Communications

Toni Hunter

Director of Patient Care

Stephanie Maley

Assistant Director of Patient Care

Jeff Perlich

Director of Business Development

Mona Smascz

Director of Human Resources

Medical Team

Ann Moore, DO, FACCOI, CMD

Chief Medical Office/Medical Director
Hospice/Palliative Care Physician

David Tribble, MD, FAAFPC/CAQHPM

Associate Medical Director
Hospice/Palliative Care Physician

Mary Wilger, DO

Associate Medical Director
Hospice/Palliative Care Physician

Lubna Ahmed, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Pediatric Hospice Care Physician

Dennis O’Brien, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Pediatric Hospice Care Physician

Leah A. Keena, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Peppler, MS, RN, FNP-C

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Kathryn Smith, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Laura Thomas, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Joseph Byers, Chair, iAB Financial Bank

Patti Hays, Vice Chair, AWS Foundation

Joseph Svitek, Treasurer, Community Volunteer

Jesica Thorson, Secretary, Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin

James Brunnemer, Physician’s Health Plan

Andrew Burton, Lutheran Health Network

Carmen DeBruce, RN, Lutheran Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Frederick, Community Volunteer

Thad Gerardot, Lincoln Financial Group

Doug Kline, TJ Nowak Supply Co., Inc.

Melissa Long, Community Volunteer

Angela Nevers, Do it Best Corp.

Kay Novotny, Community Volunteer

Laurisa Roper, Bishop Luers

Chris Schenkel, P.E., Schenkel & Sons, Inc.

Molly Slocum, Huntington County Community Schools Corporation

Gina Zimmerman, Allen County Bar Association & Foundation

Eric Klimes, CEO Visiting Nurse