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."
COO & Administrator
Our COO, Joel Freston wears many hats, he manages our daily operations, ongoing compliance, digital footprint, talent resources, and marketing.
Joel uses his education and experience to ensure our ongoing compliance and accreditation.
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 moved to Idaho to serve as COO and has developed a passion for hospice which he strives to reinforce and inspire in the entire team.
Director of Nusring & 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.