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Yolo Hospice chooses local financial expert as its new director

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From page A4 | August 21, 2013 |

Keith Volkerts. Courtesy photo

Keith Volkerts, formerly director of finance at Yolo Hospice, has been hired as the local nonprofit agency’s new executive director. He was chosen by the board of directors after a nationwide search.

Volkerts was born in Petaluma, and grew up on a dairy in Two Rock, between Petaluma and Tomales. He moved to Davis with his wife Lynn and their son in 1983. He came to hospice late in a working career, starting as bookkeeper for Yolo Hospice in 2000. Returning to school to obtain a degree in accounting, he was hired by Yolo Hospice’s second executive director, Virginia Shubert. The mission of hospice soon became his passion.

He spent the next seven years, 2000-07, as the director of finance at Yolo Hospice, then left the agency to start a medical billing service. Later, he sold the service and took the position of director of finance at Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services.

“The scope of resources Yolo Hospice offers to the communities we serve — which includes Yolo, Solano, Sutter, Colusa and Sacramento counties — is incredible,” Volkerts said. “The care and commitment of our staff is astounding. It is such an honor to be part of this organization.

“Nothing approaches hospice work as an example of a holistic approach to health care. It is humbling for me to work in the company of such dedicated professionals.”

The Yolo Hospice team of professionals helps people fully live the final days of their lives by focusing on the whole person — body, mind and spirit. Yolo Hospice has provided not-for-profit hospice care since 1979.

To assist patients, their families and the community, Yolo Hospice also provides bereavement services to adults, adolescents and children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

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