We’re happy to welcome several new people to the Yolo Hospice team. Maria Madrigal is our newest Staff Nurse, joining us in a full-time position. She’s coming to us from University Retirement Community (URC), where she was an on-call nurse. Before URC, she worked at a number of clinics and healthcare centers, both in Davis and abroad in Mexico. She has a Bachelors in Nursing from Stella Maris Nursing School in Zacapu, Mexico, and an AA and AS in Nursing from Fresno City College. Fluent in Spanish, she is bringing another bilingual presence to our team.
The Bereavement Department is also welcoming several new people. Michael Abramovitz is joining our staff as a new Bereavement Specialist. He is a school psychologist with the Yolo County Office of Education in their Multiple Disabilities program, working with emotionally disturbed and special needs children. He is joining Yolo Hospice to work with our Stepping Stones program, facilitating our grief support groups for children (ages 6-11) and middlers (12-14).
Stepping Stones has three new volunteers who will also assist with facilitating groups. Ashley Weinshilboum is a child life specialist with experience working in multiple local hospitals, and in hospitals in the Bay Area. Kim Flood is a child life specialist as well, with a Masters in Child Development. She recently arrived in Davis from the Midwest. Tracy Fong is a Sac City College student majoring in Human Development, exploring work in therapy and with children.
Bereavement is also welcoming a new social work intern, Jenaffer Schleder, who will assist with the adult bereavement services, doing follow-up calls and visits. Ashley Mulcahy is a patient volunteer who is transitioning to the Bereavement department, and will also be working with the adult grief support program.