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.
Lynette E. Jaramillo
Chief Executive Officer
Lynette E. Jaramillo has more than 40 years of management experience. She is a proactive and highly motivated leader with exceptional problem-solving skills. From 1990 to 1995 Lynette 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. Soon after, Lynette pursued a lifelong dream and partnered with Agnes C. Poore to found Casa de la Luz Hospice.
Lynette is currently a member of Women at the Top, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Community Coalition Healthcare Sector Partnership and the Medical Respite for Homeless Task Force. Recognized throughout her career for excellence, Lynette was named an ‘Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things’ honoree in 2016 by the University of Arizona Eller School of Management and the 2015 Inside Tucson Business Women of Influence awards ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’.
Chief Clinical Officer
Agnes C. Poore, a Tucson native, has over 45 years of nursing experience, primarily in management and administration. 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. Her first 17 years in nursing were in the hospital acute care setting. Then from 1990 to 1998, she was the Clinical Director of Home Health for large and regional home care organizations. In 1998, Agnes partnered with Lynette E. Jaramillo to form Casa de la Luz Hospice.
During her career, Agnes 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. Recently, Agnes was recognized as Most Inspirational Mentor by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation. Previous accolades include Tucson Local Media’s Lifetime Achievement award at the 2018 Women of Influence Awards, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year and one of Tucson’s “Fabulous Fifty” Nurses in 1999. Agnes was inducted into the Salpointe Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009 and received the Professional Achievement Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association in 2016.
Agnes is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She currently serves as a board member for the Pima Council on Aging.
Piper Frithsen’s nearly 25 years of nursing experience includes a variety of bedside and leadership positions. Currently the Administrator for Casa de la Luz Hospice, Piper spent 17 years in Tucson area hospitals overseeing patient services, workforce …Read More >>
Quality & Compliance Director
Janice joined Casa de la Luz in the summer of 2014. She began her career in the world of MIS in the early ‘80s. She received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire in 2001. In early 2006, she beg …Read More >>
Director of Nursing
During her 27 years in healthcare, Jommel has worked almost exclusively with seriously ill patients. Beginning as a certified nursing assistant in hospitals and long term care facilities, she joined Casa de la Luz in 2004 as a licensed practical nurse …Read More >>