"We're very pleased to have someone with Ms. Emmons' extensive background and qualifications join us at Hope Hospice," said David Karlsson, president of the Hope Hospice board of directors.
"As a Tri-Valley resident, she is invested in our community and in serving patients and families that face a life-limiting illness," he added. "We welcome her into our Hope Hospice family."
Emmons has held leadership positions in the health care field for more than 25 years. Most recently, she served as vice president of development and communications at Hospice of the Valley in San José and is the former chief executive officer of Community Health Partnership Inc., a nonprofit consortium of community health centers that serve the ethnically diverse populations of California's Silicon Valley.
She was formerly vice-president of public affairs and marketing at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, vice president of corporate and community health at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, and executive director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation in Fremont.
A Pleasanton resident since 1999, Emmons earned a Master of Public Administration degree in Healthcare from the University of San Francisco and served as adjunct faculty at USF and San José State University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the California Writer's Club Tri-Valley Chapter and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
Active in the community, Emmons is a former board member of the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation, Pathways Hospice & Home Health, Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter and the Rotary Club of Los Altos. She also is a member of the National Editorial Advisory Board for CPR Magazine.
While a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club, she was named Rotarian of the Year and also won a first place Pinnacle Award for excellence in publications. She is a past winner of the YWCA's TWIN awards for women leaders and the Silver Fox Award for excellence in management and leadership.
Founded in 1980, Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing hospice care and grief counseling support to patients and families throughout the San Francisco East Bay Area. For more information, call 1-800-HOSPICE or visit its website at www.HopeHospice.com.