Our Team

Senior Leadership

Nancy Gaitan-Kernell R.N., CHPN

Owner/Administrator

Nancy was born in the neighboring town of Lockney, and was raised her entire life in Plainview, Texas. She is a graduate of Plainview High School and received her nursing degree from Amarillo College in 1996. She serves as Board President for the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization.   Nancy is passionate about the hospice philosophy and is dedicated in educating the community about hospice care, and assuring the patients of Area Community Hospice receives the best care Hospice has to offer.

Laura Castillo

Alternate Administrator

Laura is one of the original staff members. She has over 14 years of hospice experience and is dedicated to providing compassionate care to patients and their families.  Laura is also from Plainview.   She and her husband Benito have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.    Her experience and leadership are invaluable to Area Community Hospice.

Administrative Staff

Nati Gonzales

Office Assistant

Michelle Gaitan

Office Assistant

April Ceniseros

Office/Bereavement Assistant

Medical Directors

Sergio Lara, MD

Medical Director

Kevin Stennett, MD

Associate Medical Director

Shannon Tapia, MD

Associate Medical Director

Nurse Practitioners

Kim Billingsley, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Greg Curry, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Nurses

Nancy Kernell, R.N.

Nurse

Marcy Medina, R.N.

Nurse

Danielle Ramirez, R.N.

Nurse

Nancy Ruiz LVN

Nurse

Casey Davis R. N.

Nurse

Tamara Black L.V.N

Nurse

Marcie Andrade L.V.N.

Nurse

Maria Garcia L.V.N.

Nurse

Susana Alvarez L.V.N.

Nurse

Alexis Castillo, LVN

Nurse

Certified Nurse Assistant

Sandra Gipson , CNA

Nurse Assistant

Anita Lacy , CNA

Nurse Assistant

Krisy Vela, CNA

Nurse Assistant

Annabel Perez, CNA

Nurse Assistant

Julia Cano , CNA

Nurse Assistant

Susana Mills, CNA

Nurse Assistant

Diane Macias, CNA

Nurse Assistant

Spiritual Care Service

Oscar Chavez

Chaplain

Social Services

Erin Lass, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Get In Touch

Area Community Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have questions or if you have a loved one to refer to hospice, please call toll-free 1.877.317.2732 at any time.

Quality hospice and palliative care for comfort, dignity and choice.