Board of Directors

Mission Hospice & Home Care is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors, all of whom volunteer their time and energy to ensure that we continue to offer the finest professional care to our patients and families. If you’re interested in serving on our Board, please review our agency overview and complete an application — thank you!


  • Kate Jamentz

    Retired Superintendent, San Mateo
  • Stacy Blanchard

    Vice Chair
    Strategy & Consulting Leader, Redwood City
  • Sally Bergman

    Past Chair
    Attorney, San Mateo
  • Jeff Gerard

    Healthcare Operations Executive, Kensington
  • Judy DiPaolo

    Retired Human Resources Director, Foster City


  • Mukund Acharya

    Social Entrepreneur, Sunnyvale
  • Charlie Balquist

    Certified Public Accountant, San Jose
  • Lisa Burris

    Pharm.D., Hillsborough
  • John Draper

    Philanthropy Advisor, San Mateo
  • James Hine

    Retired UC Associate Vice Chancellor, San Francisco
  • Dr. Michelle Pezzani

    Medical Director, Saratoga
  • Dr. Robert Roe

    Pharmaceutical and Medical Research Consultant, Menlo Park

Mission Hospice Co-Founders

  • Helen Lagen

    Mission Hospice Co-Founder
  • Mac Nash

    Mission Hospice Co-Founder