Darlene Hilderbrand has diverse experience spanning the nonprofit and business sectors with a focus on management and human resources. Prior to joining HOH, Darlene was the director of a number of non-profit organizations and spent over twelve years as a Human Resource professional and social worker. She came to HOH as a volunteer Bereavement Coordinator in 1998 and was later hired as the Hospice Service Coordinator. Darlene has been the Hospice Executive Director since 2002. She believes that knowing that we will die teaches us how to live fully and that it is a sacred gift to be present with people and their families as they make this journey.