Lynette Jaramillo and Agnes C. Poore formed Casa de la Luz Hospice, LLC, in November 1998 with the intention of providing superior hospice care to the Tucson community. They built a team of individuals who were committed to guiding patients and their loved ones through the end of life journey with knowledge, compassion, and the highest ethical standards. Lynette and Agnes continue to lead the company’s mission with a hands-on approach to the company’s daily operations.
Chief Executive Officer
Lynette E. Jaramillo has more than 30 years of management experience. She is a proactive and highly motivated leader with exceptional problem-solving skills. From 1990 to 1995 she was the Arizona Area Manager of the second largest national home care provider. In 1995 she opened the southeastern Arizona market for a privately owned home health agency which grew to be the largest privately owned home health agency in Tucson. She left in 1998 after the agency was sold to a regional home care provider. After leaving the home health agency, Lynette partnered with Agnes C. Poore to found Casa de la Luz Hospice. Lynette is the 2015 first-place winner in the Women of Influence awards, Outstanding Entrepreneur category. She is currently a member of the Mayor’s Senior Task Force for the City of Tucson, Women at the Top, and the CEO Roundtable of Southern Arizona.
Agnes C. Poore
Chief Clinical Officer
Agnes C. Poore, a native of a pioneer Tucson family, has 40 years of nursing experience, primarily in management and administration, both in acute care and community health settings. A graduate of The University of Arizona College of Nursing in 1972, she received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1991. From 1990 to 1998 she was the Clinical Director of Home Health for two large national home care organizations and the largest privately owned home health agency in Tucson. In 1993, she received national recognition with the Professional Achievement Award from Interim HealthCare. During her career, Ms. Poore has served on the Pima Community College Nursing Advisory Board, the Arizona State Board of Nursing RN Scope of Practice Committee, and the Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board of Directors. She was honored to be selected as one of Tucson’s 1999 “Fabulous Fifty” Nurses. She was inducted into the Salpointe Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009. Ms. Poore is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and she is a board member for the Pima Council on Aging Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish of Tucson when it first incorporated. She is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and an Affiliate member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.