Meet a Few of Our Foundation Board Members

Margaret (Peggi) Seelbach Mizen, RN

Peggi is giving back to the community as a hands-on care volunteer at Ames Family Hospice House after retiring from a 30-year nursing career.  She makes it a point to stop in each room to address any special needs. “One of my favorite things to do is offer a warm blanket or fluff up the rollaway bedding when a family member is spending the night,” she said. “People have choices when there’s a difficult medical situation,” she said. “Hospice care is not only better for the patient, but also for the family. It’s so important that people are aware they have a choice in their end-of-life decisions.”

Cynthia (Cindy) Ames Huffman
Cindy is the daughter of B. Charles “Chuck” Ames, and Joyce “Jay” Eichhorn Ames. Her parents’ family foundation laid the groundwork for Ames Family Hospice house to be built. Cindy is building on their legacy. “HWR has been there for me and my family during the most difficult of times. I appreciate the opportunity to be an advocate and to help raise the funds needed so their mission can continue to grow and be a presence in our community,” she said.

Joseph (Joe) Kovalcheck, Jr. 
Joe is the Chief Operating Officer and an Account Manager at M+N Advisory Services. “My mother and my wife’s aunt both passed away recently, and I had an opportunity - my first - to interact with the wonderful hospice nurses who cared for them during their final days. The nurses not only assisted in easing their pain but were very comforting to me and my family as well,” he said. "My personal experiences motivate me to help this fine organization in any way I can, whether financially or as a volunteer.”


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More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.