Palliative Care You Can Trust




Our Arizona 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 immediately immersed himself into learning as much about these services to provide his mother with the best care possible.

After spending time as a successful 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 industry’s ins and outs, intending to start a company to serve families who find themselves in the same position 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.”

Megan 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.

Traci Henes

Director of Patient Care Servcies, RN

Working in Palliative Care is rewarding and I love what I do. I feel blessed to work at such an amazing organization. When I’m not working, I love traveling and spending time with my family creating memories. Every day is a gift.

Matthew Hemstreet

Medical Director, MD

I have been in medical practice for almost 30 years, I have practiced outpatient medicine, hospital medicine, and have had the honor of serving as medical director for an LTAC, a nursing home, and two different hospices. I believe strongly that a physician’s role is to assist the patient at living a long and healthy life, and when that life comes to close a physician’s role becomes preserving the comfort and the dignity of that patient until they pass.

Adam Arias

Marketing Community Relations Director

With a background in hospitality serving others comes very naturally. I feel very blessed to have RoVitaCare healthcare as the field I’m most at home with. I have a beautiful family that brings me much joy and support in all that I do. When I’m not helping others to know more about hospice and home care 
I’m engaged in some sort of motorsport; I enjoy new technology, volunteering in my community or just spending time in the Arizona sun. 

Lisa Bennion

Admission Nurse, RN

I want to be a part of the conversation that normalizes death and dying as the natural part of life that it is. I am blessed to help others journey to the other side gently, with ease and grace.

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.