Hospice Staff






Amy Durand was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. After graduating from Kodiak High School in 2005, she moved to the East Coast to continue her education. Amy earned her Associates Degree in Visual Communication, and Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Amy worked at Kodiak Area Native Association as the Health Grants Coordinator where she applied for and managed multiple healthcare grants. Amy has always had a passion to help others, and feels humbled to be given the opportunity to serve the Kodiak Community as the Executive Director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak.


Volunteer Coordinator

Domonique Ruiz was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved to Kodiak in 2013. She has worked with PKICC as an Administrative Assistant, and a Community Health Specialist at KANA, coordinating for both employees and clients that fell within the Health Services Department. She is a Death Midwife certified through Earth Traditions, reclaiming family directed choice at end of life, using non-medical,  holistic, compassionate end of life care. She currently serves as a Board Member for Woman's Bay Community Council, and a Director for Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Board. Domonique views HoK as an impactful opportunity for herself, personally and professionally. Allowing her creativity to cater to important phases of life, Palliative Care & death. She is very humbled to live in such a strong community and serve HoK in an essential role.  


HoK Monthly Bulletin

17 May 2017

"Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."


HoK Monthly Bulletin

19 April 2017

"Never underestimate the power of speaking from the heart."


HoK Monthly Bulletin

06 march 2017

"Every journey is not the same, and every walk will be different. "



Hok monthly bulletin

06 February 2017

What Do You Do With an Idea? The last page reads, "you change the world."

HoK Monthly Bulletin

04 January 2017

what it means to live whole-heartedly and to truly create connections through authenticity.

HoK Monthly Bulletin

16 December 2016

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for?