As part of our QA department, Nenita serves behind the scenes to keeps things running smoothly and provide the direct-care teams of nurses, social workers and home health aides the tools they need to do their jobs well.
“I love working with the people at Mission Hospice because I know how much they care. It’s a blessing to be here to support them,” she said.
The opportunity to gain new experience to complement her accounting expertise is part of what drew her back to Mission Hospice after three years at Samaritan House, a community service agency in San Mateo. Nenita is one of several employees who has returned to Mission Hospice in the past few years – a testament to the growth and renewed strength of the organization. She worked briefly at Mission Hospice in 2005.
She immigrated to the United States from the Philippines 10 years ago with her children, who are now 19, 20 and 28. She was a certified public accountant there for more than 20 years, mostly with corporations and banks. Her first job in the U.S. was with Family & Children’s Services in Palo Alto, which also served as her introduction to American-style nonprofit agencies.
“At the time, I was so amazed that an organization could exist on public donations,” she recalled, adding that she feels the responsibility of being accountable to donors and other funders.
“Mission Hospice delivers a vital service to the community, and our donors have been very generous in their support,” she said.