2018 Board of Directors
Martha (Marty) Coffin Evans | Co-Chair
James (Jim) Williams | Co-Chair
Daniel Frank | Treasurer
Bryan Brenning | Secretary
Michael (Mike) Lammers
David (Dave) Marusiak
Executive Leadership Team
Michael McHale │ President and Chief Executive Officer
McHale has dedicated his professional career to health care with more than 17 years of management, marketing and customer service experience within the hospice and long-term care industry. He has held various leadership positions with hospices in California, Michigan, Maryland and Illinois prior to joining TRU Community Care. Most recently, McHale was charged with integrating Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care into the Presence Health System – the largest Catholic health system in the state of Illinois. Michael holds a Masters of Health Care Administration from National University in San Diego. As a board member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Washington, DC, he is committed to improving quality of care, regulatory oversight and patient and family satisfaction in both hospice and palliative medicine.
Pat Mehnert, RN, MN │ Chief Operating Officer
Well-known and highly respected in our service area, Pat has worked for TRU since 1991 as a clinical manager and leader. In her current role, she oversees quality and compliance across the organization. Pat also serves as an instructor and mentor in leadership training for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and on the NHPCO Standards and Quality Committee. She is certified in hospice and palliative care nursing and administration and received the Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care’s Spirit of Hospice Award in 2005.
Scott Gresser | Chief Financial Officer
While completing his third term on our Board of Directors, Scott applied to serve as CFO and successfully transitioned into the role in 2012. A seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the publishing and broadcasting industries, he is well equipped to oversee the finance, facilities, information technology, and administrative functions of the agency.
Samantha Black, LCSW | PACE Executive Director
Sam Black has worked with TRU Community Care since 2007 as a social worker, clinical manager, Vice President of Clinical Services, and now PACE Executive Director. Sam is a leader in the field of hospice and palliative care, with 20+ years’ experience as a medical social worker and over 15 years of service in the hospice industry. Sam brings a sensitivity and compassion to TRU’s mission that serves families, patients, staff, and volunteers equally well, with a passion for high quality care through outstanding staff training and support, as well as outreach to the community we serve.
Luke Adams | Director of Technology and Facilities
Heather Bowie | Director of Quality and Compliance
Shirley Huang, MD | PACE Medical Director
Deborah Layton-Root | Director of Human Resources
John Massone, MD | Hospice and Palliative Care Medical Director
Janelle Meredith | Director of Clinical Operations
Audra Rohn | Controller
Jen Thomas | Director of Development
Darleen White | Director of Access Services
Rhonda Wright | PACE Center Director