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.
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 has served as a Board Member for Woman's Bay Community Council, and now currently serves as a Vice President for Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Board and Board Member for Kodiak Public Library Association and holds an alternate seat on the Parks and Recreation Advisory 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.