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Meet Our Team

Our staff is made up of many different specialties and backgrounds, but they share a common commitment to patient well being, professional integrity, and education. The Fisher Home Nurses and CNAs are some of the most highly trained, highly skilled in the area.

Find out more about our team and why we are the right choice for you or your loved one.

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Maria Rivera, BSN, RN
Executive Director

Maria Rivera graduated from Greenfield Community College in 2010 with an associates in nursing. She received her RN license and eventually graduated from Elms College with a bachelor's in nursing. She has been committed to the Hospice of the Fisher Home since 2011 and has held many positions here including Clinical Director and, most recently, Executive Director starting in 2020. Hospice is truly her passion.

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Alexander Pangborn, RN
Clinical Director

 

Alexander Pangborn received his nursing license in 2012 and in the years since has worked almost entirely within the field of hospice. His primary focus is on providing patients and families with the education and support to meet their end-of-life goals. 

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Jeffrey Zesiger, MD
Medical Director

Jeffrey Zesiger MD has worked as an Internist and then a Hospice medical director and palliative care specialist in Northampton since 1996.  For the past four years he has worked on the palliative care team at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA. He is delighted to now be the hospice medical director at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst MA. 

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Kathy Curtis, BSN, RN, CHPN
Director of Compliance

 

Katherine Curtis graduated from Worcester State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She began her career as an RN in the Oncology Unit at Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She then moved on to pursue her interest in Hospice as a Patient Care Manager and the founder of the Prisms program providing Hospice services to children at VNA and Hospice of Central MA for 10 years and then was the Clinical Director at Noble VNA and Hospice for 10 years. She joined HOFH in 2008 as Clinical Director. She is now enjoying her position as Director of Quality and Compliance.

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