Meet HoriSun's qualified and experienced hospice team.  Please click on individual photos to read more about each individual team member. To view our entire HoriSun directory of staff, click here.

Bob J. Bleicher, MD

Medical Director and Executive Director

Our Medical Director, Bob Bleicher MD, was born into a family of physicians and nurses from Omaha. He has practiced medicine in Lincoln for over thirty years and has 20 years of medical direction. He has strong beliefs in compassionate care with attention to patients' and families' physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine.  He is prepared to help deal with many family and patient concerns.

Susan Burkey, RN, BSN, CHPN

Clinical Program Coordinator

Susan Burkey has education from Bryan School of Nursing (RN), Nebraska Wesleyan University (BSN), and a Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN).  She also serves on the Board and volunteers with the End of LIfe Coalition, and is involved in the Coaltion for the Older Adult Health Promotion.  Susan has worked in end of life care for over 25 years.  She wants to continue to educate the medical profession to recognize the unique care that is necessary and that people deserve at the end of life.

Kathy Jisa, RN, CHPN

Director of Clinical Services

Our Director of Clinical Services, Kathy Jisa received her RN from Bryan School of Nursing and is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. She brings a variety of nursing experience to HoriSun Hospice including nearly ten years of working in hospice. Kathy strives to provide dignity and respect for patients and their loved ones.

Kelli Klopfenstein, RN, BSN, MSN

Clinical Manager

Kelli received her Associate's Degree in nursing in 1999 from Southeast Community College, her Bachelor's Degree from UNMC in 2005, and her Master's of Science in Nursing in 2014. Prior to joining the HoriSun team, Kelli worked at Bryan Medical Center West Intensive Care as a staff nurse, and most recently as a nurse manager.

Nancy Hulewicz

Office Manager

As HoriSun Hospice's Office Manager, Nancy oversees all billing and financial operations of the business. Nancy has been with HoriSun since 2008 and has over twenty years experience in medical billing and finance.  Nancy can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about your billing with HoriSun.

Kelli Schreiner, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Kelli has been a registered nurse since 1997.  She began her practice as a nurse at Sioux Valley hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in medical/surgical care.  Kelli practiced as a critical care nurse, a certified wound, ostomy, and a Continence Care Nurse as well as a Nursing instructor in Lincoln and Omaha.  Kelli is board certified as an Advanced Gerontological Nurse Practioner.  She has practiced as an APRN at Alegent Health in Omaha and presently Palliative Care Services of Nebraska.

Mary Cammack, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Mary Cammack, RN, APRN is Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certified.  Mary has done pulmonary for 16 years.  Mary is experienced in critical care and is also currently working in emergency medicine.  She has worked with HoriSun Hospice for seven years.

Sara Dostal, MSW

Hospice Social Worker

Sara received her Bachelor of Social Work from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is licensed as a Provisional Master Social Worker and a Provisional Mental Health Practitioner. Sara has previous social work experience in behavioral health and aging adults.

Michelle Sarafian

Bereavement Coordinator

Our Bereavement Coordinator, Michelle Sarafian received her Master of Science degree in community counseling from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and her Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry from North Central University in Minnesota. Michelle has extensive work experience in medical and mental health case management, and family based community mental health work. 

Susan Eichele

Volunteer Coordinator

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan, earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State College in human services counseling. She has a passion for service to others and comes to HoriSun Hospice with three years of hospice volunteer coordination experience. Susan additionally serves as the Treasurer for the HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation.

Shelly Troyer

Massage Therapist

HoriSun is proud to offer the services of Shelly Troyer, massage therapist, to our hospice patients.  She became a licensed massage therapist 8 years ago and began working for HoriSun shortly thereafter.   Each session with Shelly is individualized, with special consideration given to the unique situation and the needs of the hospice patient.

Becca Henry

Community Relations Coordinator

Becca received her Bachelor of Journalism and her Master of Arts in Integrated Media Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Becca has had personal experiences with her own family members on hospice services and enjoys educating others on the many benefits hospice provides.

Jim Cummings

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Our Spiritual Care Coordinator, Jim Cummings, served as a pastor for 20 years in different denominations.  During that time, he saw his father pass away after ten years with Alzheimers Disease.  The good care provided by the Veterans Home chaplain encouraged Jim to take a year's specialized training and become a certified chaplain himself.  He finds joy in helping people find the spiritual strength each person has within in a variety of ways.  He has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling the Deaf and a Master of Divinity. 


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