Meet Our New Social Workers
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Hires New Social Workers
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (SSRCH) provides in-home hospice and palliative care in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Washington, Calumet, Ozaukee, and Fond du Lac counties. Inpatient hospice and respite care are offered at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice center, located in Sheboygan Falls, WI. The hospice recently added three new social worker staff members:
John Martin, MSW earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2011. He has nearly four years of experience as a hospice social worker in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Martin says he looks forward to helping the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice give back to the community by providing educational presentations to the general public and local businesses. He also enjoys facilitating resources and providing emotional support to hospice patients and their families.
Rachel M. Kummer, CAPSW, earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana. She has fourteen years of career experience in social work across the lifespan, starting as a school social worker then as a Birth to Three Service Coordinator. Nine years of her career have been in healthcare. Prior to joining Sharon S. Richardson Community she worked at Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, WI in their dialysis, cancer center, homecare and hospice departments. Kummer’s role at Sharon S. Richardson will be focusing on direct care for patients at home or in a facility, as well as some community outreach, events and education.
Lee Mitchler, CAPSW earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Her career in Medical Social Work has focused on serving patients in a variety of settings from psychiatric care, trauma/emergency, and medical/ surgical floors. Lee was previously employed by St. Nicholas Hospital as a Social Worker in dialysis and had most recently worked as a Hospice Social Worker in Fond du Lac. In her role at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Lee will be serving patients and families in their homes and facilities, in addition to providing outreach and education.