4523 114th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424


Kara Copeland, MBA, BSN, RN


Kara has been a registered nurse for 15 years and graduated with her MBA 5 years ago.  She is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  She was a hospice nurse years ago, and says she loved the sense of purpose it provided her. Kara states, “Now that I'm back in hospice, it just feels like home.”

Kara says her “mission in both her professional and personal life is to have the peace of Christ to control my heart, giving thanks to Him always & allowing all that I do to be done in His name and for His glory.”

She strives daily to take the best care of patients, while creating a cohesive team that stands together & builds one another up.

Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.  They love to travel to any beach and attend various sporting events. In her down time, she enjoys a day at their pool and reading books.

Mandi Fortenberry, RN

Director of Nursing

Mandi completed Covenant Nursing school in 2010 and later started her career as a registered nurse at Covenant Hospital that same year.  She worked as a case manager at BeyondFaith Home Healthcare for approximately 5 years and has also worked as a service coordinator for an insurance company, and a drug and alcohol recovery facility. 

Mandi started in Hospice this year as a case manager and was recently hired as the Director of Nursing at BeyondFaith Hospice in Lubbock.   She says, “I feel like this is where I was always meant to be.”

Mandi says, she wanted to become a nurse after her dad suffered from heart failure in the early 2000’s. She remembers thinking what a difference the nurses made in the care he received and how they impacted his life so much, at that point she decided that she wanted to be a part of something that touched so many lives in such a profound way.

As a hospice nurse and now as the DON Mandi shares that, “my goal is to provide the best possible care and support to our patients and their families during a very difficult time. My philosophy in life is to love others well in all circumstances and conditions.”  She goes on to say, “here at BeyondFaith Hospice I strive to provide the best possible care that I can to our patients. I also strive daily to provide support to our nurses and staff to empower them to be the best that they can be.”

Mandi spends most of her free time with family.   She has 4 children that range in ages from 19 to 7.  She enjoys attending their soccer games, volleyball tournaments and dance competitions. Mandi also loves to go out to the movies and attend dinners with friends.