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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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April Lopas

Our Administrator April Lopas started her career in Hospice over 20 years ago when she became an 11th Hour volunteer. She joined DHI 3 years ago and became our Wound care Coordinator, shortly after she advanced to Admissions then Administrator where she advocates for patients and their families. She was born in New Orleans, LA and bounced around the country as a military brat. Her family settled in Seattle WA where she met her husband of 32 years and started a family. They have called Idaho home for over 25 years and April enjoys the outdoors, her hobbies inculde painting, kayaking, hiking, snow shoeing, and spending time with her family and friends. 


Carrie Wilson 
Director of Nursing & Clinical Services

Carrie Wilson, RN is a native Idahoan who grew up in Star, ID and Eagle, ID where she attended Meridian High School. Carrie has wanted to be a nurse since she was a child and has now accumulated nearly 20 years of nursing experience. Her passion is taking care of the geriatric population and those who are terminally ill. She advocates for holistic nursing and making sure the family as well as our patients are comfortable and supported. Hospice is a very rewarding career to Carrie as it gives her the opportunity to take the fear out of end of life and help make each moment count for patients and families. Carrie enjoys teaching, supporting the team and DNS in her daily ventures, as well as ensuring our team provides the best care possible. Carrie has four wonderful adult children. She enjoys hiking, biking, photography and rock hounding throughout Idaho and beyond.


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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