Linda Gibson, BSN, MBA
President & CEO
Under Linda’s direction, Collabria Care has built upon its esteemed history as a hospice provider to become one of the most innovative non-profit organizations in the state serving those dealing with the transitions of aging, learning to live with chronic conditions and facing the end-of-life. She now is looking toward the future to make sure Collabria Care – Collabria Hospice are prepared to support the aging Baby Boomers who will live longer but with increased chronic disease.
A nursing graduate of Pacific Union College, Linda earned a BSN from Southern Oregon University and an MBA from University of LaVerne in Southern California. She is a strong advocate of community-based palliative care, advanced care planning and end-of-life care. She serves on the Executive Committee of Honoring Choices Napa Valley and is involved in several local, statewide and national organizations.
Celine Regalia, MSW, MA CCC-SLP
Director of Operations
As Collabria Care’s Director of Operations, Celine Regalia is responsible for new program development; development, implementation and evaluation of cross organizational processes; and strategic Human Resource functions. The Director of Operations provides agency leadership in the absence of the CEO and works collaboratively with all Program Directors to ensure the smooth operation of the agency. Additionally, she oversees the Human Resources, Volunteer Services and Medical Records departments. Celine holds a Master’s degree in Medical Social Work, as well as both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from California State University at San Jose.
Development & Communications
Joanne utilizes her 25+ years of experience in the fields of nonprofit fund development, marketing, public relations, and broadcast media to create viable fundraising and communication strategies for Collabria Care. Fundraising is an integral part of our non-profit organization and the relationship Joanne maintains within the local community and with foundations and grantors throughout the country play a major role in the financial stability of Collabria Care – Collabria Hospice. Her previous experience includes development positions at Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, and KQED Public Television. Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, San Jose.
Jorie Jacobs, RN, BSN
Hospice & Palliative Care Program
With more than 20 years’ experience in hospice and home health management, Jacobs brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization. Prior to Collabria Care, she served as Regional Vice President of Home Health Operations and Regional Operations Director/Hospice for the Western Region of LHC Group. A respected leader in the hospice and palliative care industry, Jacobs is responsible for all aspects of Collabria Hospice, including admissions, patient care, and support services to family members. She oversees a staff of 40 professionals, comprised of nurses, social workers, health aides, bereavement counselors, and support staff.
Carol Williams, BSN, MS
Carol Williams joined the NVHADS team as Director of Outreach & Access in 2010. She is currently responsible for managing Collabria Care Palliative Services, which focuses on providing specialized care to those with progressive and advanced illness. She and her team have built our program into one the leading palliative services in the state. She also provides leadership for the Hospital to Home program based at St Helena Hospital Napa Valley and is one of the founding members of Honoring Choices Napa Valley, an advance care planning coalition. Professional interests include patient advocacy and informed consent as well as quality of life (at any age). Carol obtained her BSN and MS degrees from Florida State University and her graduate thesis studied the effects of social support on adherence to a cardiac rehabilitation regimen.
Renee is the Director of Finance and CFO for Collabria Care. She has over 20 years of Finance and Accounting experience in financial management, planning and analysis. She most recently worked at Meritage Medical Network in Novato – a company valued at $100 million where she held the position of Controller. She enjoys the great outdoors with her husband and three children at the family ranch in Cloverdale.
Paul Desmond Sweigert, MD, FACP
Dr. Sweigert is Board Certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is in solo private practice in internal medicine in Napa, is active in medical staff affairs at the Queen of the Valley Hospital and is a Steering Committee Member of Honoring Choices, Napa Valley. He monitors the progress of participants in both Collabria Care Alzheimer’s Services and Chronic Condition Services and oversees the care of all participants in the Collabria Day Program.
Greg Miller, MD
With 20 years experience in hospice care and 12 in palliative care, Collabria Care Hospice & Palliative Services Medical Director Dr. Greg Miller brings an exceptional level of expertise to the organization’s hospice and palliative care services.
Before joining Collabria Care, Dr. Miller was medical director of palliative care for the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare, a 500-bed facility in Salt Lake City, UT. He also served as a hospice physician for Quality Hospice and an adjunct associate professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. Prior to that, he worked as medical director for other hospices in the Salt Lake City area, as well as the hospice physician for the largest oncology practice in Utah. He was also the first physician in Utah to be board certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Miller now oversees care for all hospice and palliative care patients, working closely with the Collabria Care teams and patients’ primary physicians. He is also working on new, innovative ways to make these services more accessible.
Highly skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers
Collabria Care and Collabria Hospice also has a well-trained and experienced staff of nurses, therapists, social workers, spiritual care providers, case managers, home health aides and volunteers who have found their calling in caring for those who are facing the transition of aging, learning to live with chronic conditions or facing the end of life.