Hospice Area Executive of Clinical Operations
Hospice Director of Clinical Services
I've been with Compassus since 1999 in roles including, Case Manager, Call Team Nurse and Director of Clinical Services. I'm originally from Louisville, Nebraska. My family and I moved to Missouri in 1980 to be near relatives. I married Art Simmoneau five years ago and we have six sons, nine grandchildren, and six dogs. In our spare time, you'll find us on the motorcycle discovering new foods to sample and scenery to take in.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a BS in Psychology from NW Missouri State University and a MS in Counseling from SW Missouri State University. I've lived in the Springfield area for 35 years.
I started my hospice career with Hospice of SW Missouri, now known as Compassus, in 1989. I love my current role as Bereavement Coordinator. I am currently a Compassus volunteer and held a position as Counselor for many years. Prior to joining Compassus, I was in private practice and the Director of Admissions at a small hospital.
My wife, Jamie, has been an elementary school teacher for more than 25 years, helping children form a good foundation for future success. We're proud parents of two adult children, Karson, 22, and Kalli, 20. In my spare time I'm a world class powerlifter and advocate for investing in yourself for mental and physical health and longevity. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet, serve, and work with the people I do on a daily basis.
My hospice experience dates back to 1992 and I’ve worn many hats during my career. Prior to my current role as Bereavement Coordinator for Compassus, I was an Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Support Coordinator, Payroll Assistant, Community Services Coordinator and a Hospice Services Consultant. Before starting my hospice career, I was a stay-at-home mom.