Carole Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer
Carole A. Fisher is honored to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, bringing to the position, vast knowledge of the healthcare industry, a strong belief in the hospice philosophy, and a passion for the organization’s mission. She is a visionary in her leadership and aspires for Nathan Adelson to be the hospice of choice, the employer of preference, and the training center of excellence.
Early in her career, Ms. Fisher served as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Executive Director of Bridge Counseling Associates, creatively securing a series of diminishing federal and state resources that expanded the scope of services the agency provided to the community. After leaving Bridge Counseling to pursue a career as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in for-profit behavioral healthcare, Ms. Fisher wished to broaden her professional knowledge and accepted an invitation to serve as Executive Director for Southwest Medical Associates, a division of Sierra Health Services, the largest managed healthcare company in Nevada.
Brian W. Murphy, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer
Brian Murphy is very pleased to serve as Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Chief Medical Officer. Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Murphy was the Vice President of Medical Services for HospiceCare Inc. in Madison Wisconsin, where he served in both clinical and leadership roles. Prior to that, Dr. Murphy was a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Physician at Capital Hospice & Capital Palliative Care Consultants where he was the 2006 recipient of their Leadership Award.
Dr. Murphy has provided direct care at all levels and venues of hospice and palliative care, from outpatient palliative care to nursing home hospice care. As a leader, he has initiated education and quality improvement processes, and created informatics around fiscal and productivity measures.
Diane Smith RN, MHA Vice President of Clinical Operations
“It is an honor to join an organization that has served the community in one of the most needed services such as hospice.”
Diane Smith is proud to serve as Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Vice President of Operations, a position she accepted in January 2009. Her vast experience as a registered nurse and clinical manager, coupled with her extensive knowledge of hospice and palliative care programs make her an ideal candidate for the position.
Ms. Smith has over 28 years of experience in healthcare. During her career she became involved in the managed care industry and assisted to develop alternative care programs in home health and hospice.
Dawn Metcalfe, CPA , Vice President of Finance and Administration
Dawn Metcalfe joined the Nathan Adelson Hospice team in 2006 as the Vice President of Finance and Administration bringing thirty years of sound accounting, finance, and operational experience. Ms. Metcalfe is an organized and energetic professional with the ability to create, implement, and manage programs, meet organizational objectives, and exceed expectations. She is highly skilled in interpersonal communications and strongly committed to the effective management of employees and resources.
Ms. Metcalfe formerly served as the Finance Operations Manager for the Homecare Division of Sierra Health Services. She was responsible for the oversight of all finance operations including restructuring the billing departments and implementing performance incentive programs. Prior to her tenure with Sierra Health Services, she was the Practice Administrator and Practice Coordinator for US Oncology Inc., which is now Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, the Controller for Prime Health, Inc. and the Director of Finance and Anesthesia Operations for Harper Medical Services. Ms. Metcalfe initially began her career in public accounting, working with national and regional accounting firms for eight years.
Warren Wheeler, MD, Senior Director of Medical Affairs
Dr. Warren Wheeler, a nationally known Palliative Medicine Specialist, has been a Medical Director for NAH since January 2007. Dr. Wheeler practiced medical oncology in Columbus, Ohio for 27 years, 25 of which were combined with hospice and palliative medicine. He has been instrumental in the passage of legislation that has made it possible for physicians to legally and effectively treat the pain and suffering of the terminally ill. Dr. Wheeler has published several papers in medical journals on palliative care, hospice, and cancer pain and has lectured nationally to the medical and science community. He was one in the first group of physicians to become board certified through the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Karen Rubel - Vice President for Development
“I have always been very impressed with the exemplary service Nathan Adelson Hospice provides for the community. The organization's national reputation is well known throughout the community and I am honored to be a part of this dynamic team”
Karen Rubel joined the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation as Vice President for Development in July of 2007 as a unique opportunity to advance an already thriving fundraising program. Ms. Rubel’s experience in major gifts fundraising and building development programs, coupled with her strong leadership skills and strategic planning abilities, make her an ideal choice to lead the Foundation staff.
Rosamari McNulty, SPHR - Senior Director for Human Resources and Volunteer Services
Rosamari McNulty is pleased to serve as Senior Director for Human Resources and Volunteer Services for Nathan Adelson Hospice. With more than 15 years of experience of increasingly complex responsibilities in the human resources field Ms. McNulty was a welcome addition to the Nathan Adelson Hospice staff.
Prior to joining Nathan Adelson Hospice, Ms. McNulty served as Director of Human Resources for University Health System, the Clinical Practice of the University of Nevada School of Medicine where she was responsible for all human resources, training and development activities. Ms. McNulty’s experience also includes serving as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Phoenix and the Director of Human Resources for Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center.