Serenity Hospice Adds New Board Member

Serenity Hospice Adds New Board Member

Serenity Hospice and Home is pleased to announce that Lisa A. Stear of Byron has been added to their Foundation Board.  Stear has specific hospice experience along with education and a real desire to serve.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Marycrest College in Davenport, IA and her Master’s in Social Work from St. Ambrose College also in Davenport.

“I am very pleased to join the Serenity Hospice Foundation Board,” said Stear.  “As a not-for-profit hospice, Serenity’s mission is one that I have a passion for and I look forward to becoming more involved in their work.”

Lisa has experience as a hospital discharge planner and a school social worker.  She has also worked as a hospice social worker at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL.  Currently Lisa owns her own Psycho Therapy business in Rockford.

“We are very lucky to have Lisa join our Board,” said Lynn Knodle Executive Director.  “She brings with her experience and a real heart for hospice.  As a not-for-profit, our Board members, like our employees, must sometimes wear many different hats in the organization, and we know that Lisa is a hard worker who will contribute a lot to Serenity.”

Lisa is married to Craig Stear, Sr. who is a chiropractor.  They have four children: Craig Jr. who is a chiropractor as well, Shane is a welder, Ashley works in health care and Noah is a college student.  Lisa is a member of the Byron Rotary and in her leisure time she enjoys singing, running, biking, kayaking, lifting, gardening and her grandchildren.


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