The Apreva Difference
Leigh Anne Grass – Chief Executive Officer
Leigh Anne Grass, RN, BSN, PHN maintains focus toward creating a culture of treating patients and families as if they were our own family members. She places concentration toward the ultimate goal of patient-oriented healthcare and finds each day a blessing in doing so. Her career consists of 13 years of emergency, trauma and flight nursing; with the last 15 years in hospice and palliative care. Every day her professional objectives include using her skills, knowledge, and theory to improve the quality of life and comfort level of her fellow San Diego County community members. In addition to her important career at Apreva, she also sits on a local hospital Board of Directors.
Patty Shigley – Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Patient Care Services
Patty Shigley is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with her MBA in Healthcare Management. Patty has been in the medical field since 1982, where she started her nursing career in the United States Army. Her clinical career and healthcare operation experience encompasses a comprehensive background. She has been a flight nurse involved in search & rescue missions, trauma/emergency, home-health, hospice, and clinical operations. Patty is a true nursing and patient advocate.
Danish Farook – Chief Business Officer
Danish Farook is the Chief Business Officer for Apreva Hospice. His background as a Physician MBA allows him to focus on the transformation of healthcare in the Hospice arena, including development of patient focused teams, outcomes-based models, and business development. Danish Farook strongly believes in a “Patient First” model of care. He is an alumnus of University of Xochicalco Medical School with post graduate training in the art of surgery. Danish is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Latino-American Federation of Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Association of Physician Leadership and National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.
Natasha Vakili – Chief Financial Officer
Natasha Vakili found her passion for hospice very early in her career. After personally utilizing hospice services for her grandparents, she quickly saw the value hospice has for patients and families. She strives to ensure all patients and families benefit from hospice care in the same positive way as her family. Natasha’s focus is on maintaining financial stability so patients and families may receive the best care possible. Not only is she a Certified Hospice Administrator, she has her BBA in Business Administration and a BA in Psychology. Natasha joined Apreva Hospice in early 2011 and has since been dedicated to providing the highest service to Apreva patients.