Our Directors Team

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Joe Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rogers joined Hospice of Humboldt in 2015. He has over 36 years of experience at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals, rising from a pharmacist position to Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer for Redwood Memorial Hospital.


He not only brings a history of community involvement with local service organizations but was also selected to represent Humboldt County on the board of directors for both the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). These non-profit organizations are responsible for driving policies and promoting services for individuals and families with serious and life limiting illness, as well as end of life care. With Rogers seated on these boards, Humboldt County and rural communities have representation on a state and national level.

Tia Baratelle

Director of Development


Ms. Baratelle has been a professional fundraiser for over a decade, working with small, mid-size, and large non-profit organizations. She joined Hospice of Humboldt in April 2021. Previously she worked at Planned Parenthood Northern California, overseeing fundraising and community engagement efforts in twelve northern counties, from Mendocino County to the Oregon and Nevada borders.


She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management from Sonoma State University and is also a proud Humboldt State University alumnus with a B.A. degree in Political Science.


Ms. Baratelle is responsible for Hospice of Humboldt’s philanthropic and community relations programs and activities. She plans, develops, and implements fundraising efforts, including annual giving, planned giving and major gift programs.

Dianne Keating

Director of Finance

and Business Services

Ms. Keating has been working for Hospice of Humboldt since 2001. She directs a variety of departments including Payroll, Medical Records, Informational Technology, and

The Hospice Shop.


During her significant tenure, she has played an influential role in the sustainability and mission-driven growth of Hospice of Humboldt, including the successful Capital Campaign to raise funds for the current Hospice of Humboldt Homecare building, chapel, and

Ida Emmerson Hospice House.


Ms. Keating oversees all of our patient billing, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll functions. Ms. Keating works closely with the Board of Directors’ Budget and Finance Committee. 

Elisa Klan
Director of Nursing

Ms. Klan graduated with honors, magnum cum laude, from the University of Vermont, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. She then went on to receive additional hospice training through the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Hospice Manager Development Program.


Ms. Klan joined Hospice of Humboldt in 2013 as an RN Case Manager and has served as a clinical manager

since 2014.

Now, as the Director of Nursing, she is responsible for the oversight of the nursing and admissions departments, which include registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses,

and Home Health Aides.

Jeanne Reilly

Director of Social Services

Ms. Reilly joined the Hospice of Humboldt team in February of 2018.  She has over 31 years of experience as a social worker in Humboldt County.  


Ms. Reilly began her career as a social worker for Child Welfare Services then worked at St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospital for 22 years rising from a social worker to Area Manager of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated with her Bachelor of Arts  and Master of Social Work from Humboldt State University.


Ms. Reilly supervises social workers, chaplains, grief support counselors, and the volunteer coordinator. She is responsible for ensuring the quality of social work, chaplaincy, grief support, and volunteer services provided to patients and families are maintained.

Sarah Shanahan

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Shanahan joined Hospice of Humboldt in November 2015.  Previously an associate director at the University of Washington in Seattle, she brings over ten years of diverse human resources and operations experience to Hospice. 


Ms. Shanahan received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of the Pacific and holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Washington. She is a certified member of the Society of Human

Resource Management.


Ms. Shanahan is responsible for all Hospice of Humboldt personnel matters, including recruitment, retention, employee relations and benefits administration, and ensures agency compliance with all state/federal labor laws.

Kathy Strickland

Director of Quality

Ms. Strickland has been working with Hospice of Humboldt since 2005 and transitioned into her position as Director of Quality in 2017.


Her depth of experience at Hospice is instrumental to her role as she provides leadership and oversight to the agency in all matters pertaining to

compliance and quality.


Ms. Strickland is also responsible

for our Quality Assurance

Performance Improvement Program and serves as our Compliance

Officer and Risk Manager.