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Our Oregon Team

Steve Alfonsi


Growing up in a small town in central Illinois, Steve learned the importance of ones family and the responsibility to provide care and support for the family when needed.

In 2005, Steve’s mom, Shelby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He quickly turned his focus into becoming a caretaker himself.  Not knowing much about the home-care services industry, he immedialtely immursed himself into learning as much about these services to provide his mother the with best care possible.

After spending time as a succesful executive for a few well known fortune 500 companies, Steve decided to take a path towards a more fulfilling career to honor his late mother.

He learned the home care industrys ins and outs, intending to start a company to serve families who find themselves in the same postion he was in years before.

Steve has now started 3 different companies offering a variety of in home care services for families in need during their difficult times. Steve advises people who find themselves in a caregiving role for those who are ill or need assistance, that help is always just a phone call away.

“It’s something I feel deeply passionate about. We provide respect and dignity for others. We aspire to be perfect. Life is precious, it goes by so fast. Make those last hours, days and weeks a better experience for your loved ones.”

Mark and Christina Turnbull


Mark’s Story

I’m very grateful to have grown up in a family where I was encouraged to believe in myself and in the good of humanity. My past life experiences as a college football player, pastor, entrepreneur and businessman have afforded me the opportunity to be in a position in life where I can give back and serve those who need our assistance. ComForCare Home Care has become the perfect platform to bring together the breadth of my past with the present needs of our aging culture. Caring is loving, respecting, and protecting those who are the most vulnerable.

Christina’s Story

As people advance in age, they need our help. I have firsthand experience taking care of my mother and understand the realities many family members face when dealing with this life transition. There is stress, confusion and helplessness that can wreak havoc on a person. I want to be the person to help solve those problems.

I was a stay-at-home mom for many years, stepping up to take care of the house and volunteering in the community. When the opportunity to be a part of ComForCare presented itself, I saw an opportunity to help people who need my help.

Meg Gorst

Executive Director, NP

Hospice and palliative medicine has been my chosen practice since 2010. I love what we bring to our communities and the gift that we offer at such an important time in life.

My other loves are family and farming. We care for many rescue animals including donkeys, pigs, chickens and dogs. Their innocence and simplicity reminds me of what is important and rejuvenates me for each day ahead.

Palliative Team

Vital Palliative hires professional and passionate experts in each designated field. Each team member is committed to patients and their families. 

Medical Director

The medical director has overall responsibility for the medical direction of care and treatment for patients and their families.

Nurse Practioner

The NP functions collaboratively with the medical director and the patients’ other providers with a focus on assessing and palliating symptoms to achieve optimal wellness and independence for patients with life limiting illnesses.

Palliative Care Nurses

Nurses serve as partners with patients and families to manage complex pain and symptoms while empowering them to match their personal goals and values with treatments plans.

Social Worker

 Integral in working with patients and families to meet the psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual needs as they navigate through life limiting illness. Guides to achieving   synergy of personal values with healthcare choices.