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Our Leadership


Cody Freston

Our CEO and Owner Cody Freston has over 20 years of Hospice experience. Cody graduated from the University of Utah. He holds an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Leadership. He is active in healthcare community as the publisher of the Seniors Blue Book of Idaho, as the former Board Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter, former national board advisor for the Alzheimer’s Association, and has been a national and local congressional delegate for the Alzheimer’s association representing the state of Idaho. Cody is also the Cofounder of Cherry Heights Family Clinic, and is a member of the Idaho Healthcare Association. Cody is also involved in the local business community as the Membership Chair for HAPPEN, a Chamber Ambassador for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and a recipient of Boise's "40 Accomplished  under 40."

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Pam Collins
Director of Nursing

Pam hasn’t always been a nurse, but after loosing her son to leukemia, she took her first job in healthcare working with ADANTA in a group home taking care of mentally and physically challenged children and young adults. Her work there inspired her to go back to school and pursue becoming a nurse -- knowing she specifically wanted to be a hospice nurse. After graduating top of her class from Somerset Community College and receiving her degree in nursing she moved to Idaho and accepted a position at a home health and hospice progressively taking on larger roles from RN to Director of Nursing. Later Pam worked as a Nurse at an Assisted Living Facility and worked in hospice in the Boise area in order to be close to grandchildren. Where Pam has a long career she is very happy to know that she has a home at Doctors Hospice of Idaho and hopes to retire from here. To Pam, being a hospice nurse is an honor and privilege.


Pastor Chad Estes
Director of Spiritual Care & Bereavement Services

Chad is an Idaho native along with his wife and their four adult children. He graduated from the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii in 1992 with a degree in Christian Ministry and spent close to 20 years working in various leadership roles in a church setting. Chad then developed the Reveal Mission to provide compassionate photography and storytelling art therapies for cancer, body image and life-altering experiences. Chad works with patients and their families, regardless of religious background, to address the spiritual and emotional needs encountered within compassionate hospice care.

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Joel Freston
COO & Administrator

Joel earned his Masters in Public Administration and Policy from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining Doctors Hospice of Idaho, Joel served as the principal consultant with Hilltop Strategies where he advised clients throughout the western United States on public relations, legislative communications, and corporate licensure regulations. Joel wears many hats, as he acts as our Operations Director, Administrator, and Digitial Services Director. As well, Joel uses his education and experience to ensure our ongoing compliance and accreditation. 

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