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Community Hospice, Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
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Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is pleased to announce its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors are: Christine Schweininger, President & CEO of the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Chad Van Houten, Principle Shareholder, Grimbleby Coleman CPAs.

Joining the Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors are: Patrick Blum, Sales Manager at Clark Johnson Company, Inc.; Tracy Kerr, President and CEO of Mocse Credit Union; Robert Lopez, Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Bank; Chuck Mitten, Plant Manager at The Wine Group and Nancy Houghton, Director, Camp Erin of the Central Valley.

“It is a pleasure to welcome our newly appointed Community Hospice and Foundation Board Members,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “As we continue to meet the evolving needs of our community, we look forward to working with our new Board Members that can lend their expertise in helping us provide compassionate and quality care to our community residents and providers.”

“I am grateful our newest Board Members will be lending their leadership to create a culture of philanthropy within our communities in support of Community Hospice and our Foundation. They all have a hospice heart and have chosen to share their time and talents with us,” said Monica Ojcius, Foundation Executive Director.

The Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call (209) 578-6300 or visit

The Community Hospice Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2001 to raise funds and awareness for Community Hospice.