▣ Amy Sweet, MHS, PA-C – CEO
I am a licensed physician assistant who started my medical career as a home health aide in Massachusetts, on Nantucket Island. I graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science and Pre-Med. I worked as restaurant manager for a small, exclusive resort in Napa Valley before going back to school for a master’s degree and my physician assistant degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. I practiced gynecologic oncology first at Texas Oncology at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas, and then with Southwest Regional Cancer Center in Austin, Texas. I became passionate about palliative care and hospice services and utilized them frequently with patients when needed during this time.
I saw how I could improve a patient’s quality of life through better communication, focusing on the patient’s symptoms and desires, and how important a quality team/community was to help a patient enjoy life to the fullest every day. I am inspired daily by our hospice services, and how we impact lives so significantly in such a short time relative to a lifetime. I believe each patient becomes an extension of our lives, our work family, and we treat each person as if they were part of our family. I strive to lead our team in quality clinical care, excellent customer service, and in continued awe of what a special role we play in the lives of those we serve.
I have experience with alternative and functional medicine, and believe in the fusion of multiple therapeutic and spiritual modalities to treat a person completely. I love nature, horseback riding, hiking, healthy delicious food, and traveling. I am a past-president of the Central Texas Physician Assistant Society, a former member of the Austin Junior League and Dallas Junior League. I am married to Scott, the best husband I could ever dream of having, and have three children, Nick, Siena and Rowan.
▣ Diane Hadley – RN
My name is Diane Hadley. I graduated with a BSN from UT at Austin School of Nursing in 1995. I began my nursing career at St. David’s hospital where I worked on the med/surg floor for four years. I then took a job at Girling Healthcare as an intake nurse for home health. I was at Girling for 13 years working my way up from intake nurse to case manager to Assistant Director to Director of Patient Care. I then worked at Guardian Home Health as Director for 2 years. I came to Halcyon Home in September of 2014. I am currently the Director of Clinical Services. I have loved taking care of the elderly over the years. I am proud of the excellent staff we have built at Halcyon Home and am excited for the growth of this company.
I have been married for 20 years to Lance and we have a son Benjamin and a daughter Samantha. We have a dog and two cats. Our family loves kayaking and camping together and we are outside in nature every chance we get!
▣ Lauren Trevino
▣ Mary LaCox
▣ Tina C – RN
I was inspired to go to nursing school because of the amazing nurses who assisted my dad and my family during his terminal illness. I have a BBA from Saint Edwards University and I completed my nursing degree in 2009 at Austin Community College. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work in Home Health and Hospice work because I believe that both present opportunities for people to enjoy their chosen lifestyles to their best capacity for as long as possible. I also enjoy yoga, dancing & music(especially the Blues), travel, family, friends, food, and I love living in Austin.
▣ Mary E – RN
Mary has been an RN for over 25 years and a Home Health Care and Hospice industry leader for over 20. Mary decided to go back to bedside nursing after being blessed with grandchildren, and joined our team in June 2015. Mary is knowledgeable regarding industry rules and regulations and insists on consistent quality care. Mary has been a guest speaker at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice educational forum, and is well known as an industry leader.
▣ Debbie J, RN – Field Nurse
▣ Abby, RN – Field Nurse
▣ Adriana, LVN – Field Nurse
▣ Nancy Malloy, LMSW – Social Worker
Nancy Malloy is a licensed masters social worker who graduated from The University of Texas School of Social Work. Nancy did internships in hospice care and also at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Nancy feels it is a privilege and honor to help families through the challenges they may face when dealing with health issues and end-of-life care. Nancy is passionate about treating all patients with dignity and respect and assisting them on their own personal journeys. Nancy enjoys traveling (mostly to visit her three grown children), exercise, and spending time with her husband and 4 canine family members.
▣ Ryan – Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator
Ryan grew up in Columbus, Ohio, attended seminary in Texas at the International Ministerial Institute. After graduating, he became a citizen of the Lone Star State. He served as music minister for two years in Ohio and has spent the past ten years pastoring in the community of north west Austin. His healthcare experience includes, volunteer chaplaincy in Seton hospitals and Spiritual Care & Bereavement Coordination for Hospice where he provides grief support for individuals and families who have experienced loss.
He and his wife (Theodosia) are raising their 4 children in the hill country. They love camping, hiking and biking.
▣ David L. Bregger – Volunteer Coordinator
David was raised in Austin, TX, and graduated from St. Michael’s Academy. He then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University in 2012. He has a love of fitness, and subsequently attained a ACSM Personal Training Certification shortly after. Whether it be personal training, childcare, eldercare, or special needs care, he has done it all. His interests include: Music, Movies, Sports, Food, Friends 7amp; Family Time, & Breakfast Taco’s His calling is in life is to serve others, specifically to help improve their quality of life in any way that he can, one smile at a time!