Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Welcomes Dannell Stuart to the Board of Directors
and Allison Hopkins to the Senior Leadership Team
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dannell Stuart to our Board of Directors. Stuart is a partner and Director of Business Development at Mission Wealth Management, LLC. She has been living and working in financial services in Santa Barbara for twenty years.
Stuart graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996 with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish. Following her graduation, she gained her credentials as a Certified Financial Planner and since then has derived great satisfaction from helping clients achieve their financial goals
She was recognized in 2015 as one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” and as Editor’s Pick for Banking and Finance, and in 2008 as “Top 40 Under 40” by the Pacific Coast Business Time. Stuart serves on the Board of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council, is an Endowment Committee Member for the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, and a Planned Giving Committee Member for UCSB. She is also very active in her children’s lives and volunteers as an AYSO soccer coach and at their school. Her husband, Craig, is a Firefighter for the City of Santa Barbara. She has served on the VNHC Finance Committee since 2015.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is also pleased to welcome Allison Hopkins, Ph.D. as Director of Operations. She has 18 years of progressive experience and demonstrated success in planning, developing, and executing strategies to achieve vision and goals of a diverse number of organizations. Prior to joining VNHC, Hopkins served as a Director for several Senior Living Service Provider organizations. Hopkins was a Director at a hospice company in Dallas, Texas for four years and served as a National Program Director for a company specializing in Memory Care. In addition, she was on the Adult Protective Services community board in Dallas, Texas. Hopkins has dedicated her professional career to serving those in need.
Hopkins graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Several years later, she returned to school at Amber University for a MA in Counseling Psychology and received her Ph.D. in Human Services at Capella University. Hopkins is an innovative problem solver with passion for making a difference.
As Director of Operations, Hopkins is responsible for a wide-range of duties for the various organization systems and processes to help oversee the day-to-day activities of the company as well as responsible for the development, execution, and implementation of organizational initiatives.
About Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) is the leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive home health care, personal care, palliative care, hospice care, and related services necessary to promote the health and well-being of all community residents. Established in 1908, VNHC is one Santa Barbara’s oldest nonprofit organizations serving the greater Santa Barbara area, and Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys. VNHC’s mission is to provide compassionate and trusted care for all. For more information, visit www.vnhcsb.org or call (805) 965-5555.