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, 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 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.  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 we are providing the best quality of life by putting the patient and family first and at the center of care.  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.  Her mission is to ensure that all patients receive the same excellent and loving care that her mother did regardless of their ability to pay.  Dr. Godfrey enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering with Euless Trinity High School, and spending time with her family in her spare time.

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 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


  • Steve Peglar, Chair
  • Jesse Sutton, Treasurer
  • John D. Mitchell, Past Chair
  • Hatch Bailey
  • Tammy Ellis
  • Jill Fischer
  • Katrina George
  • William Greenhill
  • Sherry Humphrey
  • Mark Jones
  • Blake Kretz
  • Katrina Linthicum
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • Ralph Mecklenburger
  • Dr. John Nugent
  • Rita O’Farrell
  • Cheryl Petersen
  • Jody Sanders
  • Suzy Williams
Advisory Council

Our Advisory Councils consist of community leaders and volunteers who serve as ambassadors for Community Healthcare of Texas and Providence Hospice. 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.

Dallas Advisory Council

  • Juan Carols Carreno
  • Tom Corradino
  • Deidrea Laux
  • Tiffanie Lyons
  • Reverend John McClellan Marshall
  • Natalie Potter
  • Renee Thompson
  • Marisol Trevizo

Fort Worth Advisory Council

  • Phyllis Allen
  • Karen Anisman
  • Carol Boehnke
  • Donna Burch
  • Veronica Clark
  • Jim Dorsey
  • Elaine Edmonds
  • Susan Farris
  • Dr. Gary Floyd
  • Andrea Green
  • Bill Greenhill
  • Jane Hardwick
  • Sherry Humphrey
  • Pat Jackson
  • Webb Joiner
  • Mark Jones
  • Sandy Kautz
  • Nancy Kupper
  • Marti Lawrence, LMSW
  • Reverend Ellen Lewis
  • Rafael McDonnell
  • Sally Werst McKeen
  • Myrtle McMahan
  • Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger
  • Rosie Moncrief
  • Gwen Morrison
  • Kaye Nazarko
  • Dr. John Nugent
  • Jim Parr
  • Alice Petersen
  • Suzie Reyes
  • Betty Rowland
  • Justin Rutledge
  • Bob Ray Sanders
  • Craig Schaefer
  • Reverend David Slee
  • Maggie Thomas
  • Zana Torres
  • Carlela Vogel
  • Danielle Walker
  • Estella Williams
  • Sharen Wilson
  • Jean Wood
  • Kay Yount

Johnson County Advisory Council

  • Dr. Don Beeson
  • Donna Burch
  • Karen Duncan
  • Austin Justin
  • Mary Ann McKenzie
  • Paul Murphy
  • Gerald Kiel, MD
  • Perry Rosser
  • Mindi Rosser
  • Shelly Samuels
  • Carol J. Wray

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
  • Melissa Harrell
  • Charlene Howell
  • Wayne King
  • Stacey Lumley
  • Ashley Morphew
  • Dr. Jim Moshinskie
  • Becky Murphy
  • Diana O’Connor
  • Gary Pilant
  • Barbara Powell
  • Jon Searles
  • Trey Schenwitz
  • Brent Shehorn
  • Michael Stones
  • Casey Turner
  • Russell Willsey
  • I.V. Williams