You can reach any Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care staff member at 541.757.9616.



Medical Director

Dr. Foley is a physician at Philomath Family Medicine and Medical Director for Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care.



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.



RN Clinical Manager

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.



Referral Coordinator

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.



Social Services Clinical Manager

Traci Wendell joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care as the Clinical Services Manager in May of 2017. She is a member of the Leadership Team. Traci has over ten years of experience working as a therapist in private practice. She has also been employed in various healthcare settings providing clinical social work. Traci has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.  



Director Communications & Development

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.



Transitions and Caregiver Support Coordinator

Bob Daley, MAT, is the Transitions and Caregiver Support Coordinator at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care. Transitions is a program at Lumina for those not quite ready or eligible for hospice care but still need help. Bob also teaches “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” and facilitates caregiver support groups. He joined Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care in May of 2010.



Bereavement Coordinator

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.



Volunteer Coordinator

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. 



Support Services Manager

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.