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During the recent Kentucky Association of Hospice & Palliative Care (KAHPC) conference, area resident Wanda Paul was the recipient of the 2017 Pioneer Award. The annual Pioneer Award pioneer is given to an individual(s) that has supported, advocated, and advanced the Hospice and Palliative Care industry over an extended period of time.
Wanda Paul began her career with the hospice industry in 1992 as Hospice of Hope’s first Volunteer Coordinator. During her tenure in this position he helped to build a vast network of like-minded volunteers who shared the same passion of advancing and supporting care for those with life limited illnesses. Also, under her direction she was instrumental in pioneering many withstanding program such as a Memory Bear Workshop, Butterfly Garden, and the very successful volunteer Cutting Garden.
Mrs. Paul has a unique ability to make every person she encounters feel like the most special person in the world. Her ability to listen and connect with the community allowed Hospice of Hope to make critical early business connections that helped the organization become what it is today.
Michael Parker, Director of PR & Develop for Hope of Hope stated, “Wanda Paul is one-of-a-kind. She never meets a stranger and has the ability to make people see the positive of every situation. Her calm, carefree, and loving demeanor was a perfect fit for the organization and one that we were very lucky to have on our staff”.
Wanda retired from the organization in 2009 and has since become a volunteer herself while now serving the organization as member of the Board of Directors.