~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 1-888-266-8035 · fax 667-9406
 
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About Us

Our Staff

JODY WOLFORD-TUCKER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Jody Wolford-Tucker has served as Executive Director of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County since 2006. Jody holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Purdue University, a Masters in Humanities and Ph.D. in Education from Old Dominion University. Jody has served as a teacher and administrator in educational settings and community-based service organizations for the past 30 years.

She says that her work with hospice provides a unique opportunity to combine her professional interests in service to others who are dealing with some of life's most powerful experiences, and is grateful for this opportunity.


LORI JOHNSON, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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Lori JohnsonLori joined Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County in the winter of 2017 as our Program Director.

Lori has been a Patient Care Volunteer with us since fall 2015. She comes with 20+ years of case management experience as a Parole Officer and in the field of women's addiction/transition supportive care.

Lori has demonstrated excellent qualities for building community coalition and program development. She comes highly recommended by respected colleagues and was the top choice of all four search committee members


JANICE RONCO, BEREAVEMENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
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Janice RoncoJanice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She grew up in the Boston area and received her Masters degree in Social Work at Salem State University.

Janice is a trained Patient Care Volunteer and Bereavement Volunteer. Earlier, she served as Coordinator for HVHC’s Veterans and Caregivers Outreach Program. Janice’s professional experience includes addictions and mental health counseling as well as extensive experience facilitating groups.

Most recently Janice was a mental health therapist at Community Health and Counseling and group facilitator for the Suboxone program at that agency. She currently has a private practice specializing in chronic illness.

Janice is honored to return to hospice and have the opportunity to combine her social work experience with her love and deep respect for the hospice mission..

EMILIE DISNEY, OFFICE MANAGER
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Emilie has been enthusiastically welcomed into her new position as Office Manager at HVHC. She has shared how impressed she is by the dedication of the staff and volunteers that I has witnessed in her brief time here so far.

Emilie's background is in office management and bookkeeping, though she has spent the last seven years raising her children and running a landscaping business. This has prepared her well for the multi-tasking required in this position! She has hit the ground running (and shoveling!) and is juggling preparations for many HVHC programs that are currently active.

Welcome Emilie the next time you call or visit the office.

 Our Program Director, Becky Pease, has moved on to a position at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, and we wish her well. A new Program Director will be announced here soon. For Patient Care program inquiries, please use the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email address.

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