Meet Our Executive Leader and Providers
Our seasoned Executive Director and board-certified Medical Director lead an expert interdisciplinary team of advanced practice professionals, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and aides who specialize in caring for people facing a serious illness or life-limiting condition. Our team is actively involved in each patient’s plan of care in order to achieve the best outcome.
Andy Nguyen, DO
Title: Medical Director
Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified internist. He attended medical school at Touro University of Nevada. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Bay Area Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is involved in several professional organizations, including American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Medical Association.
He enjoys traveling, hiking, playing badminton, and spending time with his family.
Lisa Little, LVN
Title: Executive Director
Lisa brings over 12 years of clinical, operations and sales experience. She has a diverse background in not only hospice but in skilled nursing, home health and home care. Lisa is genuinely committed to providing the highest level of clinical care and support for patients - and their families - with dignity and compassion. Lisa’s passion for hospice comes from her personal experience and believes it is an honor serve patients during their end of life journey.
Lisa began her career in the medical field as a Medical assistant over 12 years ago and went on to nursing school at Kaplan University where she obtained her LVN license in 2009. She is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University where she will graduate with her degree in Healthcare Administration. In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling and paddle boarding with her dog Winston.
Mary Elizabeth Young, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPN
Title: Director of Patient Care Services
Mary Elizabeth Young has spent most of her nursing career in end of life care. Bringing comfort and closure to patients, their families and significant others is a passion of hers. Whether it was with her oncology patients as a young nurse - before there was even hospice - or for the past 10 years as a hospice nurse, she has appreciated the opportunity to help make this experience deeply meaningful and enriching, rather than something to dread or be afraid of.
A graduate of California State University, Humboldt with her BSN, Mary Elizabeth obtained her RN and Public Health Nursing licenses and is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. She plans to begin a Master’s Degree program in Health Administration in the spring of 2020.
A California native, she enjoys living in the San Diego area, spending time with her family, walking her dog on the beach and riding and tending to her horse at a rescue ranch.