You can reach any Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care staff member at 541.757.9616.
Elizabeth French Joined Lumina in April of 2019. Ms. French brings with her a broad business background and 30 years of experience in consulting and professional services. Her expertise includes leadership and talent development, strategic relationships, process improvement, corporate governance, community engagement and contract negotiations, among other core management capabilities. Elizabeth has called Corvallis home for over 25 years, and received the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce award, Robert C. Ingalls Businessperson of the Year in 2013.
Dr. Foley is a physician at Philomath Family Medicine and Medical Director for Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care. He specializes in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Foley earned his medical degree at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been practicing in Philomath since 1998. He first joined Lumina as a board member in 2003 and was then appointed to Medical Director in 2008.
HELEN KAO, MD
Medical Director of Clinical Innovations
Dr. Helen Kao joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in 2016 after nine years at the University of California San Francisco (where she continues to work part time as Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics). Helen is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Care. She has special interests in house calls, dementia care, reducing polypharmacy in health care, supporting adults who experience physical and cognitive decline, and advocating for comprehensive advanced care planning. Helen has been recognized with awards of distinction not only for her clinical care but also for her teaching and leadership.
REENIE SCHWALLIE RN, BSN, CHPN, CHPPN
Reenie Schwallie oversees all patient care in collaboration with the Medical Director and is a member of the Leadership Team. She has been with Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care since 2004, starting as a case manager and moving to Assistant Patient Care Coordinator before being named Clinical Manager. Her 25 years of nursing experience has included oncology, pediatrics, and acute care. Schwallie is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.
STACIA PUGH, BS, MPH
Stacia Pugh, BS, MPH joined Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in December of 2017. She has worked in a variety of different healthcare positions over the last 20 years, including direct patient care and administrative. She has a strong background in patient coordination and infection prevention. Her duties include processing referrals, infection prevention, and quality and compliance.
Lynn Edtl’s passion is caring for and leading people. She has devoted over 30 years to these endeavors. In the private sector, Lynn served as pastoral care, counselor, and chaplain at the largest church in SW Portland, all while leading a team of over 170 volunteers. In the public sector, Lynn served at the corporate level of a Fortune 500 company managing and leading key teams for growth and profits. Lynn joined Lumina in 2016 as a chaplain caring for individuals and families through the dying and death process. She now serves in the capacity of Social Services Clinical Manager providing care and leadership for the front line workers of Lumina: Social Workers, Chaplains, and the Physical, Massage and Nutrition Therapists. Lynn also provides leadership to the Volunteer, Bereavement and Transitions programs.
Laurie Russell joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in May of 2011. She is a member of the Leadership Team. Her duties at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care include overseeing external communications, marketing, community relations, community education and fundraising. Laurie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and has over 25 years' experience in community relations, marketing and development.
Kim Rockwwod is the Transitions Coordinator at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, assuming the role in April 2019. She has served in a variety of roles at Lumina, first as an administrative and respite volunteer in 2003. She went on to serve as a Compassionate Companions vigil volunteer, and later on staff as Administrative Assitant and Volunteer Coordinator. She has a passion for hospice care and has been an active part of our community since 1995. Her background includes over 20 years in administration and customer service positions.
MELISSA ALLEN, MSW, LMSW
Melissa Allen, MSW, LMSW is the Bereavement Coordinator at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care. She works with individual and families who are dealing with loss or grief of all types regardless of whether a family member received hospice care. She works in homes, schools and workplaces with adults and children, employers and co-workers, students and teachers providing education and grief support. She holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in education from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Melissa Allen came to Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in 2012 from Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as a placement coordinator for a therapeutic foster care program. As Lumina Bereavement Coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing the bereavement care for over 350 families annually.
Naomi Hirsch, EdM, is the Volunteer Coordinator at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care. Naomi manages over 100 volunteers that help in the office, with patients in homes, facilities and foster homes, and with Transition clients. She facilitates three new volunteer trainings each year in February, June, and October. She also creates professional development opportunities for volunteers, like Volunteer Connections – the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Naomi has a Master’s in Adult Education from Oregon State University. She joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in August 2015.
Jeana Anderson joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in May of 2017. She leads the accounting and finance department and is a member of the Leadership Team. Jeana oversees accounting, billing, payroll and other financial systems. She comes to Lumina with 30 years in management, 20 of those in finance with nine years specific to the hospice industry.
Katelyn joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care as the Support Services Manager in February 2017 and is a member of the Leadership team. Cooper has worked in a variety of healthcare management positions as well as direct patient care for the last 11 years. She has a strong background in HR, IT and building management. Her duties include providing board support, administrative operations and supervising administrative staff.