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 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 genuinely 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, CHPN, CHC – 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. She is also certified in hospice and palliative care nursing. Kristy has 24 years of healthcare experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arena and believes that the ability to remove barriers and provide quality patient care is the essence of not-for-profit hospice and palliative care. 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 the end of life was her calling. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling in her free time.    

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


Dr. David Capper, M.D. FAAHPM FACP – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Capper joined Community Healthcare of Texas in 2022. He is double-boarded in Hospice & Palliative Care and Family Medicine. Dr. Capper brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience and 24 years of hospice and palliative care experience to the organization. He oversees a 30-member team of physicians and believes that we provide the best quality of life by taking a holistic approach and caring for the whole person. Dr. Capper received his undergraduate degree from Austin College and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Early in his career, he recognized that patients weren’t often cared for well at end-of-life, and he was determined to change that, which led him to focus on hospice and palliative care medicine. Dr. Capper enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in the community in his spare time.


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 strategic planning and growth knowledge to the organization. Having worked in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, Robin strongly believes that providing care to patients based on need and not 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 worldwide but calls Texas home. She enjoys traveling, watching a good football game, spending time with her children, and reading a good book in her spare time.

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 first joined Community Healthcare of Texas in 2010. Claudia brings over 30 years of Human Resource experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. 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 their impact on an organization and the patient’s quality of care. Claudia enjoys trips to the beach, gardening, writing, and traveling with her family in her free time.  

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 and 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

  • Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger, Chair
  • Jesse Sutton, MBA, Treasurer
  • Hatch Bailey
  • Jennifer Chavez
  • Tammy Ellis, RN, CNAA, BC
  • Jill Fischer
  • William Greenhill
  • Sherry Humphrey
  • Mark Jones
  • Blake Kretz
  • Katrina Linthicum, BSN, RN
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • John Nugent, MD
  • Rita O’Farrell
  • Cheryl Petersen, RN, MBA, NE-BC
  • Bob Ray Sanders
  • Jody Sanders
  • Kevin Stevenson, DHA, MBA, FACHE
  • Suzy Williams
  • DeShon L. Woods, FACHE

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Councils consist of community leaders and volunteers who serve as ambassadors for Community Healthcare of Texas. Our Advisory Council members provide invaluable expertise to our organization through strategic planning, fundraising, meeting participation, and volunteer opportunities. We are grateful for each member and their dedication to our mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care services throughout the communities we serve.

DFW & Johnson County Advisory Council

  • Phyllis Allen
  • Karen Anisman
  • Carol Boehnke
  • Henry Borbolla
  • Veronica Clark
  • Tom Corradino
  • Jim Dorsey
  • Denise Dube
  • Elaine Edmonds
  • Susan Farris
  • Dorothy Roe-Fitch
  • Bill Greenhill
  • Jane Hardwick
  • Sherry Humphrey
  • Webb Joiner
  • Mark Jones
  • Nancy Kupper,R.N.
  • Marti Lawrence
  • Ellen Lewis
  • Reverand John McClellan Marshall
  • Rafael McDonnell
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • Mary Ann McKenzie
  • Myrtle  McMahan
  • Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger
  • Rosie Moncrief
  • Gwen Morrison
  • Paul Murphy
  • Kaye Nazarko
  • Angel Negron
  • Jim W. Parr
  • Alice Petersen
  • Susie Reyes
  • Betty Rowland
  • Bob Ray Sanders
  • Craig Schaefer
  • Maggie Thomas
  • Zana Torres
  • Carlela Vogel
  • Danielle Walker
  • Estella Williams

Mexia Advisory Council

  • Linda Archibald
  • Chana Beene
  • LuAnn Campbell
  • Leeann Guest
  • Andrea Lopez
  • Jennifer Lynch
  • Frank Parker
  • Robilyn Reed
  • John S. Stubbs, Jr.

Waco Advisory Council

  • Hatch Bailey
  • Karen Fisher
  • Sally Gentsch
  • Charlene Howell
  • Wayne King
  • Bonnie Luft
  • Gary Luft
  • Stacey Lumley
  • Jim Moshinskie
  • Becky Murphy
  • Diana O’Connor
  • Gary Pilant
  • Barbara Powell
  • Trey Scherwitz
  • Brent Shehorn
  • Michael Stones
  • Casey Turner
  • I.V. Williams