Meet Our Team

Our Hospice Staff is here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our nurses are your neighbors, most of them being born and raised in our communities, others who have moved here and who now call Pike County their home. We may be tooting our horn when we say we feel we have the most compassionate staff you will find in the workforce today! (TOOT TOOT!) We look forward to getting to know you better, here is a little bit about us!


Paige Baker, RN
PRN RN Case Manager

"Hi! My name is Paige Baker and I am a PRN RN Case Manager here at PCHD. I am also a Plant Based Certified Health Coach and Soapmaker. I am excited to be working locally in my hometown as I was raised here attending BGR1 from K-12. I obtained my LPN from Pike Lincoln Tech Center and received my RN from HLGU. I have experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, alzheimers care, orthopedics, pediatric home care and was an as needed school nurse as well. I love spending time with my family which includes my two precious boys and my wonderful husband."

Contact Paige: 573-324-2111

Cole Branstetter, BA.Min.
Hospice Chaplain

Cole is our Chaplain for our Hospice program. He was raised in Bowling Green and currently serves as Pastor for the Church of Nazarene.

Tracy Brookshier
Marketing Coordinator

"My name is Tracy Brookshier, I have always been a creative person who loves helping people. I was born and raised in Bowling Green and so has the majority of my family. I have my degree in Graphic Design and have had many years marketing experience. My job here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice as Marketing Coordinator helps me use both of my passions at the same time. I come up with creative ways and ideas to make sure the public is aware of just how many services we offer, which can be challenging at times since we offer so much! I love that I am helping bring the community in and educate them on all of the things we can help them with. My co-workers here are so incredibly easy and fun to work with, and our nurses are full of compassion for their patients. As a whole, this company truly cares about the community and I feel that shines through not only the employees, the residents of our community itself."

Contact Tracy: 573-324-2111 ext. 140

Danielle Bryson, LPN
Admissions Intake Coordinator

"About me" coming soon!


Contact Danielle: 573-324-2111 ext. 104

Becky Carroll
Home Health & Hospice Administrative Assistant

"My name is Becky Carroll and what I love most about being Home Health & Hospice Administrative Assistant is the help I can give for the patients and the families during their toughest times. We have a great group of nurses and aides that make sure every need is met, from volunteers to the chaplain, to whatever the case may be. I am the last of the original Hospice employees that were hired when our Hospice Services began in 1993. I have previously worked as a CMT at Smith Barr Manor and also in the EKG department at Pike County Memorial Hospital, and before coming here to PCHD I also worked for four years at KPCR. I live in Bowling Green with my husband Ray and our two dogs Belle and Polly. We are lucky to have some wonderful children and grandchildren. Life is good!"

Contact Becky: 573-324-2111 ext. 102

Susan Conner, LPN
LPN Field Staff Nurse

"Hi, my name is Susan! I grew up in Troy and attended high school at Buchanan. I achieved my LPN at Pike Lincoln Technical Center and have nursing experience in doctors offices and nursing homes. I love what I do and caring for the people of our community. I enjoy working at Pike County Home Health & Hospice because it is an amazing team that works well together caring for our patients and their family's. I currently live outside of Louisiana with my husband Dan and in my free time I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with our dogs."

Contact Susan: 573-324-2111 ext. 142

Jessica Cunningham, LPN
Per Diem LPN Field Staff Nurse

"Hello, my name is Jessica Cunningham and I am currently serving our agency as a Public Health Nurse and WIC Certifier and I also fill in as needed for our Home Health & Hospice program as an LPN Field Staff Nurse. I became a nurse in 2009 and have tried many different roles as a nurse from med/surg to Respiratory, to pediatric in-home nurse. I find this job very rewarding because I’m helping the people in my very own community. I find great joy in running into one of my past patients at the grocery store or Walmart and see what they are well enough to be out shopping. That means we have done our job. I work with some of the best nurses I have ever met here at PCHD and hope to continue my career here for a very long time."

Contact Jessica: 573-324-2111 ext. 138

Rita Gangloff, RN
RN Case Manager

“My name is Rita. I graduated from Warren Co R-III in Warrenton, MO. I received my RN degree from Southeast Missouri State University and currently live in Wellsville, MO. I have 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I have a dog named Odys, 3 inside cats; Ellie, Chester and Naira, 2 outside cats; Loui and Rocky, and chickens. I like to garden, emroider, sew, and playing card & board games with family & friends. I attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. I also love to cook, spend time with family, reading and belong to a book club. I also very much going to broadway shows.”

Contact Rita: 573-324-2111 ext. 110

Hillary Hakenwerth, RN BSN
Home Health & Hospice Clinical Manager

"Hi! My name is Hillary and I am the Home Health & Hospice Clinical Manager here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I have previously worked for University of Columbia and Hannibal Regional Hospital. I very much enjoy being an RN as putting a smile on patients and their families faces are something I take pride in. My husband Jason and I have lived in Bowling Green our entire lives. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son and family, riding horses, making glass jewelry, and refinishing furniture."

Contact Hillary: 573-324-2111 ext. 129.

Elaine McDannold, PT
Physical Therapist

"I was born and raised in Curryville, MO. and graduated from Bowling Green High School. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Physical Therapy. I have previously worked 16 years with Hannibal Regional Hospital primarily in outpatient orthopedics, but also have experience in Home Health and Acute care. I have also spent 3 years as an outpatient therapist for Advance Physical Therapy here in Bowling Green. I currently reside outside of Bowling Green with my husband John and our sons. I enjoy watching my boys sporting events and like to stay active myself. I am looking forward to providing physical therapy services to the citizens of our community."

Contact Elaine: 573-324-2111 ext. 124

Kelsey Millinder, RN BSN
RN Case Manager

"My name is Kelsey Millinder, I am the daughter of Kelly & Elaine Henderson and grew up in Louisiana, MO. I graduated high school at Louisiana and went on to Central Methodist University to graduate with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing and am a registered nurse. For the two years after graduation I worked at Pike County Memorial Hospital and I look forward to continuing to serve the county I grew up in. In my spare time I enjoy playing slow pitch softball, spending time with my husband, our children and playing with our dogs Willie & Waylon."

Contact Kelsey: 573-324-2111 ext. 115

Carolyn Orf, RN
Home Health & Hospice Director

"Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am a lifelong resident of Pike County. I am married with 4 children, and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I have been in the healthcare field since 1986, earning my RN at Hannibal-LaGrange. In my spare time I loves spending time with my family and outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. I am very excited to be working with the community in which I am from, serving and caring for our local residents, helping grow the Pike County Home Health & Hospice programs, and working with the wonderful staff here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice."

Contact Carolyn: 573-324-2111 ext. 103

Judy Ray
Certified Aide

"Hi! My name is Judy Ray. I have worked for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice since May 2016 as a Certified Aide, and I love it! As a Home Health Aide, I assist our patients with personal hygiene needs from bed baths, showers, to standing near by in case of a need. I also assist with shaving, washing/rolling hair, and dressing. The amount of assistance is determined by the needs of the patient and I also try to spend time just visiting with the patient, as some have limited visitors. The part of my job that I love the most is working with our hospice patients and their families. I often form a bond with them and truly consider it an honor and privilege to be asked to care for their loved one and to be a part of their lives. I have met some wonderful and memorable people. Working here is actually a retirement job for me, as I am a retired public school teacher. I ended my career in education at Louisiana R-11 School District as a Speech Language Pathologist. I attended Fontbonne University in Claton, Missouri and Ritenour High School in Overland, Missouri. I enjoy working with people and both of these positions have allowed that. Bowling Green has been my home for 28 years. I moved here from Hannibal with my son, Scott. I am a member of the Pike County Fair Board and Good Shepard Lutheran Church. I am a past member of the Louisiana Elementary Bullpup Boosters, the Bowling Green Jaycees and the Region III Council for Developmental Disabilities."

Contact Judy: 573-324-2111 ext. 125

Tamara Schickler, MSW
Hospice Social Worker

"My name is Tamara, I was born in Houston, Texas and lived in St. Louis. I currently reside in St. Charles. I graduated in 1995 from Incarnate Word Academy. I went to SEMO and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social work in 1995. I married my husband, Greg, in 2003 and moved to Wentzville. I gave birth to our twin girls in 2005 and received my Masters from St. Louis university in 2006.  We had another girl in 2010 and we have two fur babies. In my free time we are getting our kids to and from their passions of playing field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball."

Contact Tamara: 573-324-2111 ext. 119

Jennifer Schumacher
Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator

"Hi, my name is Jennifer Schumacher and I am your Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I was born and raised in Savannah, MO. I attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO where I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2004. I also met my husband, Brian at NWMSU. I moved to Bowling Green in 2006 and began working at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. As Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator, I take care of the Home Care & Hospice Foundation financials, memorials, and various Human Resource tasks along with new daily tasks that come about. I also plan the Annual Valentine Gala, Run for Your Life 5k and the Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. I love that we are able to give back to such a generous community."

Contact Jennifer: 573-324-2111 ext. 135

Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN
Agency Administrator

“Hi! My name is Rhonda Stumbaugh and I am the Administrator at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I earned my RN in 1991 and started working with the Pike County Home Health Agency in 1992. I began as a field staff nurse case manager for Home Health and Hospice in 1992 and became the Home Health Coordinator in 1996. I served as the Agency Interim Administrator in June of 2008 until November of 2009.In December of 2008, I took the position of Public Health Coordinator and I was named the D.O.N. in June of 2011 when we moved into our new building. I accepted the Administrator position in 2017. I truly love my job because I work for a wonderful agency that gives me the opportunity to serve my community in a way that helps people in their time of need. I have been able to experience through my years all of our programs from starting in Home Health and then Hospice as a field staff nurse case manager and taking care of patients in their home to now being in the Administrative role in Public Health, Home Health and Hospice. I feel every position that I have held has been beneficial and has made me a better leader because of my experiences. Another reason I love my job is that it has given me the opportunity to continue to work for the agency in different capacities. My role under the Health Department ismuch different but just as rewarding. I am now gaining knowledge and focusing on prevention which has enabled me to get out into the public to educate and collaborate with partners in our community to help us become a safe, healthy community. I serve on two community partnerships groups as well as a regional committee in Marion County. Having my BLS instructor certification as well as my Safe Sitter instructor certification, has made it possible for the health department to offer more programs and educational classes. I feel very blessed to work for this Agency with my wonderful co-workers and look forward to continuing to serve this community.”

Contact Rhonda: 573-324-2111 ext. 101

Hospice Social Worker

"Hi! My name is Carrie Wells and I am the Hospice Social Worker. I started working for the Pike County Health Department in November 2015 assisting with implementing a new behavioral health program as well as providing outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling to residents of Pike County. In January 2019 I made the decision to change to the hospice program to follow my passion of helping families and loved ones through this difficult life process. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology degree in 2011 and obtained my Master’s of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2016. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have also been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Missouri since 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health facilities, community counseling agencies, hospice, Department of Corrections, and substance abuse treatment facilities. I currently live in rural Ralls County with my beautiful daughter, Brianna but I feel absolutely blessed to be able to travel to Pike County each day to work in such a warm and caring community."

Contact Carrie: 573-324-2111 ext. 119

Dr. Phillip Pitney
PRN Hospice Medical Director

Dr. Phillip Pitney, MD serves as our PRN Medical Director. He is a family medicine specialist in Bowling Green, MO and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri School Of Medicine-Columbia in 1972 and specializes in family medicine. Recently retired from decades of serving our communities.

Dr. Casey Jennings
Hospice Medical Director

Dr. Casey Jennings serves as our Medical Director for our Hospice program. She is a family practice provider, received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri and her Bachelors of Science, Biology, from Truman State University. She had previously served as our Alternate Medical Director and has been involved with our agency for years.