Donna Pierce, RN
Director of Nursing
Donna Pierce, a graduate of Midwestern State University, has an extensive background in nursing spanning over 36 years as an RN and spending 5 of those as a travel nurse and living in 7 different states.
After moving back to Wichita Falls, she took what she thought was a temporary job in hospice, until she could find something more permanent, but soon realized it was more rewarding and where she was meant to be. Donna feels she has been privileged to work in multiple different team settings, but this particular hospice team has given her more joy and love than she could have ever experienced. She feels the BeyondFaith team are uniquely caring and are a daily blessing to her.
Donna says she feels it is so important to support the patient and their family physically, emotionally and spiritually and to relieve any pain and suffering. She especially enjoys hospice nursing due to the strong bond that is formed between the patient, family, and the hospice staff. Donna states, “I love that hospice is given the ability to provide so much love and a better quality of life for hospice patients.”
She enjoys spending time with her husband and loves antiquing.
Jennifer Meyer, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing & Palliative Care Coordinator
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!