The Founders

Dorreen Rardin, RN – Co-founder

Co-founder of Caring Hearts and Hands of Columbia. Doreen is a registered nurse with 47 years’ experience in nursing primarily in intensive care units and Palliative Care. She started the Palliative Care Program at Boone Hospital 20 years ago. Doreen received the Alumni Nursing of the Year Award from Sinclair School of Nursing for her work in Palliative care in Community and Hospital Settings. In addition, she received the Missouri Hospital Hero Award for her work in palliative care.

Jackie Reed, RN – Co-founder

Jackie is a Registered Palliative Care Nurse at Boone Hospital with 28 years of nursing experience with previous certifications in CCRN and Gerontology. She has a strong passion for end-of-life care due to personal family losses. She is very proud to be one of the co-founders of Caring Hearts and Hands of Columbia.