Jennifer Meyer, RN
Jennifer Meyer has spent the last 11 years as a Register Nurse and 9 of those have been dedicated to hospice. She started college at Austin Peay State University @ Fort Campbell, KY and finished with her bachelor’s degree at Midwestern State University in 2011.
During school Jennifer worked at Sheppard AFB as an accounting clerk. Jennifer says obtaining her degree was a huge accomplishment while raising a daughter and working full time. She has experience in psychiatric nursing, pediatric home health, and hospice/palliative care. She is currently studying for the CHPN and hopes to obtain certification in coding by 2023.
Jennifer was first introduced to hospice during community health clinicals in nursing school. She initially applied right out of nursing school but was told she needed additional experience. After being in the psychiatric field and doing a travel contract within a big county jail, Jennifer returned home, applied again, and was offered the job!
Jennifer says her grandfather was the first to encourage her to purse a career as a nurse. She says, “He was also the most honest, loving man I had the honor of knowing before he passed. He and the strong line of women in my family always portrayed the picture of hard work and honesty.” Jennifer believes her philosophy in life and business is "treat others as you would want to be treated" along with "Don't sweat the small stuff". She says, “I have always known I did not want to be "that nurse" that didn't seem to enjoy her job, therefore, I strive to be a good example of grace and gratefulness.”
Jennifer has excelled within her career on many levels and has been the recipient of several awards. She was just recognized by BeyondFaith Hospice as their 2022 Employee of the Year for the Wichita Falls office. She has also been the recipient of the Bureau of Health Workforce Nursing Corps Award, & 2018-2021 Texoma's Nurse of the Month.
Next on her goal list is becoming certified in hospice, and potentially obtaining a Masters’ degree in order to teach hospice nursing college courses. Jennifer feels there is a huge gap in hospice education when it comes to the healthcare practitioners, I hope to bridge the gap in information and education.
When she is not pursuing her dreams, She enjoys working outside, sitting on the patio, watching football, and hanging out with my family and friends!
Beverly Bustamante, RN
Director of Clinical Services
Beverly earned her nursing degree at Vernon Regional College, Wichita Falls TX in May of 2016. She began her career in a Nursing Rehabilitation facility in Fort Worth, TX and it was there she realized while caring for a hospice patient, that her calling was to be a hospice nurse.
Beverly’s personal and professional mission is to bring peace into the lives of everyone she encounters by listening and providing compassion during every phase of that journey. Beverly has always said, “Everything will work out, it always does, we do not always know how it will, but it will.”
Beverly was a hospice nurse for 7 years in the DFW area. During her time in DFW, she was selected by a palliative care Dr. to assist in a start-up hospice company. She traveled from South Fort Worth to the Frisco and Dallas areas daily. A year later she advanced into the regional nurse position for a hospice company with a census of over 250 patients. Within the same company she then took on a remote position as the Director of Compliance prior to moving to Burkburnett TX. Before her nursing career, Beverly was enlisted in the USAF working in the Public Health field. During her nursing school years she held a variety of unique jobs, one of which was an electrician’s apprentice where she assisted in installing all of the electrical needs for Jason’s Deli and The Goodwill store in Wichita Falls. Beverly says, “I really think I could do anything if I want to.”
Beverly is a strong believer that prayer changes everything and she says that is exactly how she ended up working with Beyond Faith Hospice. Beverly says one morning she prayed aloud for God to lead her to a company that would allow her to make a difference and grow in her career. Less than 40 minutes later she got an internal nudge to apply at BFH even though there were no positions available. She says, “God knew where she needed to go, and he made a way.”
Beverly’s hope is that her fellow nurses and leadership will see her as the compassionate and caring leader that she knows she will be.
Beverly shares her life with her soulmate and husband, David Bustamante. They have 3 grown children, Samantha Wade, Sean Cowhey and Devon Bustamante. They also have 7 grandchildren that she loves to spend her free time with. Their grandchildren were the reason they moved from Fort Worth back to Burkburnett. She is also an animal lover and currently has a pig, a rabbit, 4 dogs and multiple cats rescued from previous hospice patients. Beverly says she is thankful to have such a sweet husband that works from home and helps her care for her mini zoo!