Kim Mahan, RN
Kim started as a CNA in 1995, then graduated LVN school in 1997. She went on to obtain her RN license in 2007. She received her CHPN (Certified Hospice & Palliative Care) designation in 2014. She has been with hospice for 10 years now.
Kim says, “I never thought hospice would be the medical arena I would find my niche but being able to care for patients and also their family members at one of the most vulnerable moments in the circle of life has been one of the greatest blessings of my nursing career.”
She has since assisted in the startup of two of our four BeyondFaith Hospice agencies, Graham, and Weatherford. Kim states, “I think we have created some great teams to provide excellent patient care.”
Kim states that her professional mission and business philosophy is to provide excellent patient and family care and support, as well providing the best work environment with support and work/life balance for staff members.
When Kim is not running the Weatherford office and encouraging her team, she and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, and visiting their grandchildren.
Jennifer Chappell, RN
Director of Nurses and Alternate Administrator
Jennifer Chappell started as a med-surg nurse in a rural Texas hospital that also had home health and hospice. She was able to transition into home health and hospice and soon realized how much she loved caring for people in their home and developing relationships with them and their families. She has been a nurse for 32 years. Jennifer says, “I have been blessed to have had some wonderful mentors over the years and experiences that have helped mold me into the nurse and the leader I am today and continue to grow to be each day.”
She most recently was a Primary Care Nurse Administrator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas in Richardson, TX. She was responsible for performing all functions of Utilization Management, Case Management and Disease Management and primary source of contact for members, health care personnel and all other entities involved in managing care. Jennifer worked closely with patients in helping them navigate health care systems, provide in depth education on disease management and health coaching.
Jennifer has been an Area QAPI Specialist, as well as an Administrator for BeyondFaith Homecare & Rehab. She also served as the Alternate Administrator & Director of Nurses for this same company in Graham from 2005-2008 and Aledo location from 2008 to 2014.
She earned her General Studies degree from Midwestern State University and went on to obtain her LVN from the Ranger College campus in Graham in 1991. In 2005, Jennifer earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Weatherford College.
Jennifer stays quite busy outside of work with 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren (4 grandsons and 3 granddaughters). In her spare time, Jennifer says, “I cherish my time with family and watching my grandchildren’s activities, live music, and the outdoors.”
Jennifer says her professional mission statement is “to be an example of Christ - like love. I believe he blessed me with talent to nurture and care for others and it is my job to use that talent and to be the hands and feet of Christ not only for our patients and their families, but also for our work family.” She strives to be a good leader in front of her staff and continues to build relationships with each of them and those she serves.