Leadership

Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

Victoria Jingle, B.B.A., M.B.A. – Chief Executive Officer

Viki Jingle was instrumental in the development of Community Healthcare of Texas in 1996 and its strong presence in the years since.  She has served in various roles within the organization and became the Chief Executive Officer in early 2017.  Viki strongly believes in the mission and vision of Community Healthcare of Texas of centering care around the patient regardless of financial status, giving back to the communities that we serve and ensuring that our employees and physicians provide the best care possible to patients and their families.  Viki attended The University of Texas at Arlington, receiving a degree in Accounting, and the University of Dallas where she received a master’s degree in Business Administration.  Viki’s personal experience with her family has given her great insight into the truly caring nature and extensive support that hospice and palliative care can provide for those at the end-of-life.            

Favorite Quote: “Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head – Not, how can I always do the right thing myself, but how can I provide for this right thing to be always done.” – Florence Nightingale 

 

Kristy Johnke, LMSW, RN, CHC, CCM – Chief Operating Officer   

Kristy Johnke joined Community Healthcare of Texas in 2017, first as the Chief Compliance Officer and most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer.  Kristy brings years of valuable experience in both Nursing and Social Work to her position.  She received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Excelsior College, her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies from The University of North Texas and her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas in Arlington.  With over 18 years in the healthcare industry in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arena, Kristy believes that the ability to remove barriers and provide quality patient care is what not-for-profit hospice and palliative care is all about.  While in graduate school, Kristy completed an internship with a hospice organization that, combined with personal family experience, allowed her to realize that caring for those at end of life was her calling.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and travel.    

Favorite Quote: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” –    Muhammad Ali

 

Karen Godfrey, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Godfrey has worked with Community Healthcare of Texas since 2008. She is double boarded in Hospice & Palliative Care and Family Medicine.  Dr. Godfrey brings over 29 years of medical experience and 14 years of hospice and palliative care experience to the organization. She oversees a 30-member team of physicians and believes that by putting the patient and family first and at the center of care, we are providing the best quality of life.  Dr. Godfrey received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in Austin and her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston.  After years in private practice, Dr. Godfrey felt the calling to become a hospice and palliative care physician.  When her mother was admitted to the hospice program at Community Healthcare of Texas, Dr. Godfrey saw first-hand the care and support that the patient and all family members receive from a dedicated hospice team.  Afterwards, her mission has been to ensure that all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, receive the same excellent and loving care that her mother did.  In her spare time, Dr. Godfrey enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering with Euless Trinity High School and spending time with her family.

Favorite Quote: “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C.S. Lewis

 

Robin Carter – Chief Strategy Officer

Robin Carter has worked with Community Healthcare of Texas since 2014 . With over 30 years of marketing, sales and business strategy development experience in the healthcare field, Robin brings extensive knowledge of strategic planning and growth to the organization. Having worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, Robin strongly believes that the ability to provide care to patients based on need, and not on payment ability, is the right thing to do. Robin graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a degree in Psychology.  Having grown up with a father in the Army, Robin has traveled all over the world but calls Texas home. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching a good football game, spending time with her children and reading a good book.

Favorite Quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” – Author Unknown

 

Claudia Duff – Chief Human Resource Officer 

Claudia Duff has worked with Community Healthcare of Texas for 5 years.  Claudia brings over 30 years of Human Resource experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit experience.  Having attended Baylor University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Personnel Management degree from the University of North Texas, Claudia knows the importance of dedicated, knowledgeable employees and the impact they have on an organization and on the patient’s quality of care.  In her free time, Claudia enjoys trips to the beach, gardening, writing and traveling with her family.  

Favorite Quote: “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Karen Derrick, CFRE – Chief Development Officer

Karen Derrick portrait

Karen Derrick has served as Chief Development Officer for Community Healthcare of Texas since 2012. She has worked in the nonprofit setting for more than 25 years as a public speaker, strategic planner, project manager and fundraiser. Since joining the organization, Karen has worked tirelessly to double the amounts raised in the organization’s fundraising efforts. Under her leadership, Community Healthcare of Texas has strengthened relationships with its board members, community partners and volunteers. Karen’s passion for hospice and palliative care began with the death of her grandfather where access to hospice in rural Georgia was nonexistent. Karen graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Arts.  She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on their board, and is a member of the Fort Worth Rotary Club. She is also an End-of Life Care Facilitator with Respecting Choices. In her free time, Karen enjoys cooking and fitness activities as well as spending time with her family.

Favorite Quote: “Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish yourself. It is what you do for others.” – Danny Thomas

 

Affiliate Members
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Adventist Health System
  • Ascension Providence
Board Members

  • John Mitchell, Chair
  • Steve Peglar, Vice Chair
  • Henry Borbolla, Treasurer
  • Reverend Melanie Barbarito, Secretary
  • Deidrea Laux, Past Chair
  • Jill Fischer
  • Rabbi Ralph Mecklinburger
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • Gwen Morrison, Ph.D.
  • Elaine Nelson
  • John Nugent, M.D.
  • Rita O’Farrell
  • Michael Olmstead
  • Cheryl Petersen
  • Drew Poe
  • Jody Sanders
  • Kitty Sorlies
  • Jesse Sutton
  • Kathleen Whelan
  • Suzy Williams
Advisory Council

The Advisory Councils are made of community leaders and volunteers who are ambassadors for Community Healthcare of Texas and Providence Hospice. Providing invaluable expertise to our organization through strategic planning, fundraising, meeting participation and volunteer opportunities, we cannot thank our Advisory Council members enough for their dedication to improving not-for-profit hospice services and care within our organization.  

Dallas Advisory Council

  • Betty Lou Bennett
  • Juan Carols Carreno
  • Tom Corradino
  • Bill Evans
  • JD Gonzales
  • Lee Hancock
  • Deidrea Laux
  • Reverend Walt Lunde
  • Tiffanie Lyons
  • Reverend John McClellan Marshall
  • Shirley Rodriguez
  • Susan Sanders
  • Renee Thompson
  • Marisol Trevizo
  • Clark Willingham
  • Kelly Wicker Wilson
  • Jack Woodiel

Fort Worth Advisory Council

  • Phyllis Allen
  • Karen Anisman
  • Teacy Bernardy
  • Marilyn Berry
  • Jim Brittain
  • Mackey Brittain
  • Donna Burch
  • Kay Clinkscale
  • Tammy Collier
  • Margaret Dearden
  • Cassandra Engel
  • Susan Farris
  • Dr. Gary Floyd
  • Jane Hardwick
  • Julie Hatch
  • Lucille Helton
  • Donna Irvin
  • Chaplain Jim Dorsey
  • Webb Joiner
  • Sandy Kautz
  • Constance Kilgore
  • Marti Lawrence, LMSW
  • Reverend Ellen Lewis
  • Stanley Maneikis
  • Claudine Marion
  • Jan Massey, RN
  • Rafael McDonnell
  • Michele McGregor
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • Myrtle McMahon
  • Rosie Moncrief
  • Dr. Angel Negron
  • Trevor Noel
  • Dr. John NugentAlice Peterson
  • Holly Rakovan
  • Becky Redman
  • Betty Rowland
  • Lynny Sankary
  • Craig Schaefer
  • Susan Shields
  • Reverend David Slee
  • Marie Spears, RN
  • Jim Swaim
  • Jorene Swift
  • Susan Todd
  • Susie Tonymon
  • Zana Torres
  • Carlela Vogel
  • Jean Walbridge
  • Helen Jane Werst
  • Sharen Wilson
  • Diane Wolfe
  • Jean Wood
  • Debbie Wren, LSW
  • Kay Yount

Johnson County Advisory Council

  • Don Beeson
  • Karen Duncan
  • Linda Dunn, RN, BSN, MHA
  • Angela Flores
  • Freda Johnson
  • Gerald Kiel, MD
  • Kim Long
  • Perry Rosser
  • Dolores Wolfe
  • Carol J. Wray

Mexia Advisory Council

  • Linda Archibald
  • Karen Alexander
  • Luann Campbell
  • Leeann Guest
  • Jennifer Lynch
  • Reverend Steve Nance
  • Tana Nance
  • John S. Stubbs, Jr.

Waco Advisory Council

  • Chana Beene
  • Joseph Brown
  • Len Brown
  • James Copeland, MD
  • Virginia Ellis
  • Sara Englander
  • Coque Gibson
  • Charlene Howard
  • J.C. Landfried
  • Margaret Landfried
  • Melody Lee
  • Carla Marchesi, FNP-C
  • Dr. Jim Moshinskie
  • Diana O’Connor
  • Gary Pilant
  • Elisa Dillard Rainey
  • Brent Shehorn
  • Trey Schenwitz
  • Russell Willsey
  • Ava Wood
  • David Wood