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 Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice in 1996 and its strong presence in the years since.  She has served in various roles within the organization, most recently as Executive Vice President.  Viki strongly believes in the mission and vision of Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice 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 hospice 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 hospice experience with her family has given her great insight into the truly caring nature and extensive support that hospice 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 


Patricia Jackson, B.A., M.S.S.W.,L.C.S.W. – Chief Operating Officer

Pat Jackson has served as COO for Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice since 2006. However, she has been with the organization since its beginning in 1996, first as a social worker and bereavement counselor then as an Executive Director. Pat strongly believes in the not-for-profit mission that financial resources should be maximized within an organization to support the needs of its patients or clients as well as the community at large.  Pat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University, Waco and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas, Arlington, and after 32 years, considers Texas her home. In her spare time, Pat enjoys movies, plays and Broadway shows as well as traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Favorite Quote: “If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together” – Lilla Watson


Karen Godfrey, M.D. – Chief Medical Director

Dr. Godfrey has worked with Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice 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 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 physician.  When her mother was admitted to Community Hospice 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 – Senior Vice President of Business Alignment

Robin Carter has worked with Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice since 2014 . With over 28 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 volunteering with community organizations.

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


Kyle Dietz – Vice President of Market Development

Kyle Dietz joined Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice in 2016.  Originally from the Waco area, he attended Baylor University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  With years of sales and management experience, Kyle felt drawn to hospice after personal family experience.  He enjoys working with his team in providing care to those in need while growing into and with the communities that we serve.  Kyle understands the importance of relationship building and educating others in the healthcare field about the importance of quality end-of-life care for both the patient and their family members.  In his free time, Kyle enjoys outdoor activities such as running and climbing as well as spending time with his family.

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


Kristy Johnke, LMSW, RN, CHC, CCM – Compliance Officer   

Kristy Johnke joined Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice in 2017.  Kristy brings valuable experience in Nursing and Social Work to her job as Compliance Officer.  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 is all about.  While in graduate school, Kristy completed an internship with a hospice organization that, combined with personal family hospice 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 Derrick, CFRE – Chief Development Officer

Karen Derrick portrait

Karen Derrick has served as Chief Development Officer for Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice 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 Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice has strengthened relationships with its board members, community partners and volunteers. Karen’s passion for hospice 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
  • Harold Berenzweig, M.D. – Texas Health Resources
  • Ken Finch – Texas Health Resources, Huguley Hospital
  • Kirk King – Texas Health Resources, Arlington Memorial Hospital
  • Philip Patterson – Providence Health Network
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 Hospice 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