Advisory Board of Directors

Connie Casson-
Heartland Oncology and Hematology, Clinic Manager
Connie Casson is a 1972 graduate of Jennie Edmundson School of Nursing. She acquired her certification in Oncology in 1990 and her BSN in 1992 from Midlands Lutheran College. Connie was employed at Jennie Edmundson Hospital from 1972-1999. She worked most of this time as an assistant head nurse on a Neurology/Oncology floor. She also started and was responsible for an outpatient chemotherapy clinic. In 1999, she accepted a position at Heartland Oncology and Hematology as a clinic Manager where she is currently employed. Connie is married and has one son.
John Edwards, President -
Key Real Estate, Co-owner/ Broker
He is a Council Bluffs native and has been a Realtor for 23 years. He is married to Marsha and has seven children, three boys and four girls. He coaches basketball and soccer. He likes to ride motocross and dirt bikes with his kids. He also holds a position of Elder in the Community of Christ Church.
Diane McGrain, Treasurer-
CPA -Schroer and Associates, PC.
Diane is a partner at Schroer & Associates, P.C., where she specializes in government and nonprofit auditing and income taxes return preparation and planning. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and earned her accounting accreditation from Buena Vista University. She is married to Dan and has two children.
Dawn Stane, RN, CHPN-
Hospice with Heart, Director and Co-Founder
She is a Council Bluffs native. She has been a nurse for several years with the majority of them being in the hospice field. She incorporated Hospice with Heart in November, 2004 and is currently the Director of Operations for the company. She is married to Darren and has triplet daughters. Dawn received her certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in November, 2009.
Krista Vanderpool, Secretary -
Dial Capital, Loan Administration
Krista is a Council Bluffs native and has worked for different branches of The Dial Companies in Omaha, NE, since September of 1989. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has one son, Brett, who attends Lewis Central High School. She spends her spare time attending all the various sporting events that her son and nieces participate in.
Phil Warren, Vice-President-
Hospice with Heart Volunteer
After graduating from Iowa State University, Phil joined Western Electric (the manufacturing unit of the Bell System) where he held a variety of Senior Management positions for forty years before he retired. Phil is past President of the Nebraska Logistics Council, the membership committee of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Haven Nursing Home. While on the Glen Haven board, Phil was very involved in adding an Assisted Living facility to the Glen Haven campus. He is active in several local organizations and looks forward to being a part of Hospice with Heart's future growth. He and his wife, Peggy, make their home in Glenwood, Iowa, where they have always lived.
Mike Hoy
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory
Heidi Guttau-Fox, Attorney
Baird Holm Law Firm
Heidi is an attorney with the Baird Holm Law Firm in Omaha, Ne. She also has a BS in Finance and experience working for a federal judge. She has served as an adjunct law professor for Creighton Law School. She is on the board of directors for TS-Bank-Treynor State Bank. She is active in her church, Fellowship of Faith, In Oakland, IA serving in the nursery and on various task forces and various community activities. She also serves on the grant committtee for the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and on the Board of Hope-Net Ministries, Inc.
Michael Joyce, DVM
Glenwood Veterinary Clinic
Hospice with Heart's Pet Peace of Mind Program
Bill Rishel,DVM
Glenwood Veterinary Clinic
Hospice with Heart's Pet Peace of Mind Program
Barbara Lee, DVM (Advisory Member)
Valley View Veterinary Clinic
Hospice with Heart's Pet Peace of Mind Program
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