Lori is the executive director for our New Jersey programs. She graduated nursing school in 1995. After spending more than 12 years in Trauma ICU, she felt it was time to make a career change to hospice. Lori has been with Compassus for more than eight years. Her integrity as a clinician aligns with the Compassus vision to provide end-of-life care with compassion, integrity and excellence.
Managing Clinical Director
Director of Clinical Services
Hospice Care Consultant
Michelle has worked in the hospice field for more than nine years. This is her second career. She received a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts and was a successful graphic designer for many years.
While volunteering with an elderly home-bound woman from her church, Michelle began to see other possibilities for her future. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work, and was the caregiver services coordinator for the Community Agency for Senior Citizens prior to moving into hospice.
She is a champion of the Compassus Inspiring Life Program, which uses donations to fund special events or items to improve the quality of life for patients and families. With the assistance of our dedicated team, she has hosted family reunions, hired musicians, created gift baskets, and even painted ceiling tiles for bed-bound patients. Michelle received the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Social Worker of the Year Award in 2014.