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.

Leslie Friedel

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ann Moore

Chief Medical Officer

Colleen Marshall

Chief Compliance Officer

Mary Shankster

Chief Development Officer

Elaine Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Heidi Buffenbarger

Chief Nursing Officer

Bonnie Blackburn-Penhollow

Director of Communications

Toni Hunter

Director of Quality

Mona Smascz

Director of Human Resources

Cassandra Rosene

Director of Business Development

Krista Sandlin

Director of Access

Chris Langschied

Director of IT

Medical Team

Ann Moore, DO, FACOI, 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, FACEP

Associate Medical Director
Hospice/Palliative Care Physician

Lubna Ahmed, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Pediatric Hospice Care Physician

Fritzi Nodine, RN, BSN, MPA, MSN, NP-C

Hospice & Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Dennis O’Brien, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Pediatric Hospice Care Physician

Jamie Peppler, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Kathryn Smith, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Laura Thomas, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Joseph Byers, Chair, iAB Financial Bank

Patti Hays, Vice Chair, AWS Foundation

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

Dustin Crider, Treasurer, Physicians Health Plan

Vicki Bandor-Braun, Community Volunteer

Carmen DeBruce, RN, Lutheran Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Frederick, Community Volunteer

Leslie Friedel, Ex Officio

Doug Kline, TJ Nowak Supply Co., Inc.

Kurt Ness, Ness Bros.

Angela Nevers, Do it Best Corp.

Kay Novotny, Community Volunteer

Laurisa Roper, Bishop Luers

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

Molly Soberalski, East Noble Schools Corporation

Gina Zimmerman, Allen County Bar Association & Foundation

2018-2019 Visiting Nurse Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Stewart, Chair

Elizabeth Regedanz, Vice Chair

Kim Sabrosky, Secretary/Treasurer

Stephen Adair

Joseph Byers

Anne Cavanaugh

Brian Fehlhaber

Leslie Friedel

Eleanor Marine

Dar Richardson