Chief Executive Officer
Catherine graduated with a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and a M.S. in Healthcare Administration and Community Health from the University of Arkansas, is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Diya LeDuc, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Dee Vaughn, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Andrea Read, DO, FACP, CHCQM
Executive Medical Director
Dr. Read serves as Medical Director of Circle of Life Hospice. She joined Circle of Life in 2021 and serves in our Earlene Howard Hospice Home in Springdale.
Dr. Read earned a Medical Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She completed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She went on to complete an additional Board Certification as a Physician Advisor in Healthcare Management, Quality Assurance, and Utilization Review. She dedicated the first part of her career to Primary Care for underserved, pediatric, and adult populations in a solo practice setting. Her love for patient care led her to Hospitalist and Hospice roles at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Along the way, she developed a passion for educating others and implementing quality improvement and leadership initiatives. She took on additional responsibilities as an Assistant Professor and Dean at Arkansas State College of Osteopathic Medicine and remains active as an Adjunct Professor. She previously served as a Hospitalist at Northwest Health and Chief Medical Officer for the Community Quality Alliance. Dr. Read is currently working on obtaining her Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.