38; Executive Director, Grace Hospice of Oklahoma; Tulsa
As executive director for Grace Hospice, Ava is responsible for the administration, management and day-to-day operations of the organization, which provides end-of-life care. She says what began as an interest in providing quality end-of-life care quickly became a passion.
“After working in various healthcare organizations, including hospitals, dialysis clinics, senior health, rehabilitation and home health, I decided that I could best use my skills in end-of-life care. I believe passionately in the holistic approach to hospice care and am heartened to watch the positive outcomes when it is done well,” she says.
Off the clock, Ava enjoys taking her dogs for walks, antiquing and watching movies. She also donates much of her time to volunteering for PEO Sisterhood, Great Plains Mastiff Rescue and Case Management Society of Eastern Oklahoma.