About Us

Service Area

A legacy of compassionate care

For more than 40 years, Hospice of the Panhandle has helped those with serious, life-limiting illnesses manage their pain and symptoms wherever the patient calls home. Our experienced team of doctors, nurses, certified nursing assistants, home hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and more learns what matters most to each patient and their family. Hospice of the Panhandle provides expert care and support throughout Berkeley, Hampshire, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia.

Our mission, vision and values

At Hospice of the Panhandle, we believe strongly in the work that we do for our community. We pride ourselves for staying true to our mission, vision and values to ensure patients make the most of their final months, surrounded by comfort, fulfillment and quality of life.


Hospice of the Panhandle provides compassionate care to those with life-limiting illness and assists their families and caregivers. We strive to broaden community awareness about the end-of-life experience.


Hospice of the Panhandle will:

  • Be a leader and innovator in end-of-life and palliative care
  • Provide excellent end-of-life and palliative care to all those in need


At Hospice of the Panhandle, our values guide us. We share a responsibility and commitment to uphold the following values:

  • Compassion for those we serve
  • Integrity in all aspects of our work and volunteer service
  • Excellence in the care and services we provide
  • Respect

Our Leadership

The management team oversees the day-to-day operations at Hospice of the Panhandle

Nikki Bigiarelli, BSN, RN, CHPN

Nikki Bigiarelli, BSN, RN, CHPN

Danielle Ruble, BSN, RN

Danielle Ruble, BSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officer

Sara Cohick, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW

Sara Cohick, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Staff Engagement Director

Maria Lorensen

Maria Lorensen
Development Director

Wendy Moreland, SPHR

Wendy Moreland, SPHR
Human Resources Director

Dr. Sarah Phillips, HMDC

Dr. Sarah Phillips, HMDC
Medical Director

Amanda Cole, BSN, RN, CHPN

Amanda Cole, BSN, RN, CHPN
Clinical Director

Adaira Jenkins

Adaira Jenkins, BSN, RN, CHPN
Director of Quality and Compliance

Hospice of the Panhandle’s Board of Directors members have a passion for hospice care and want to ensure all patients and their families receive the right care and compassion during this time of need.

Rev. G.T. Schramm

Rev. George T. Schramm

Mark Harrell

Mark Harrell
Vice President

Bill Stubblefield

Bill Stubblefield

Josh Householder

Josh Householder

Nina Arnett

Nina Arnett
Board Member

David Asam

David Asam
Board Member

Alison Cox

Alison Cox
Board Member

Jim Crawford

James B. Crawford
Board Member

Diane Dailey

Diane Dailey
Board Member

Aaron Henry

Aaron Henry
Board Member

Leroy James

Leroy James
Board Member

Dr. Karen Rudolph

Dr. Karen Rudolph
Board Member

Aneesh Sompalli

Aneesh Sompalli
Board Member

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