The family of Heritage Hospice provides peace of mind through comfort and support. We enhance the quality of life for our patients and their loved ones as they redefine hope along life’s journey.
Mike and Matt were born and raised Northern Cambria, PA, an hour outside of Pittsburgh. Mike attended Indiana University of PA and obtained a bachelors degree in accounting. He later attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA and obtained an MBA in business administration to further his business background. Mike previously worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 12 years and during his tenure was CFO of Altoona VA Medical Center. His experience entailed managing a multi-million dollar budget and ensuring that funds were used in the most efficient manner to treat our nation’s veterans. Mike is recognized for automating processes to improve efficiency and accuracy of data and many of the processes are utilized at various medical centers around the country. He is the father of four children with his highschool sweetheart Karin, who is an RN and also works at Heritage Hospice. He loves outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Matt attended Indiana University of PA and obtained a bachelor degree in natural sciences with a minor in chemistry. He completed his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1999 to 2003. He completed his family medicine residency at UPMC St Margarets Memorial Hospital in 2006. He has been a physician with UPMC Valley Family Medicine since 2006. He has established a flourishing practice and is regarded as a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable physician throughout the community. He now serves as Medical Director for Heritage Hospice and is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. Matt developed an interest in hospice care as he continued to take care of terminally ill patients in his practice and felt there was need in the Pittsburgh area for a hospice company that embodied traditional values and exceptional care. He is the father of 4 children and enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and children in addition to enjoying golfing, hunting and fishing.
Janet received her Registered Nurse diploma from Citizen’s School of Nursing in New Kensington PA and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Waynesburg University. She has also taken her hospice knowledge to another level by receiving her Hospice and Palliative Care Certification through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN). She started her hospice career as an on call nurse and fell in love with the hospice philosophy of care.
She has practiced in hospice as a case manager, director of clinical services and now as an executive director. She lives in Lower Burrell with her husband Jamie and their two children Grace and Tyler.