Lancye Douglas
Lancye Douglas has been a volunteer at Shepherd Home since August 2007. Her previous volunteer experience includes the Tarrant County Alzheimer's Association in Fort Worth, TX and Isaiah House in Rochester, NY.

Lancye holds degrees in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and medical technology from Duke University. Her 25-plus year career in the medical device industry with Eastman Kodak and Johnson & Johnson included positions in customer support, marketing & sales, manufacturing, and quality/regulatory/complicance.

She joined the Shepherd Home board of directors in May 2010. Lancye also works two standing volunteer shifts per week providing hands-on resident care and serves on the Fundraising Committee.

Lancye and her husband, Joe, reside in Webster, NY.

Why I volunteer for the Shepherd Home

I don't know what brought me to hospice / comfort care volunteering. My mother passed away after a 2 year battle with cancer and I was unable to be there as much as I wanted due to travel distance – perhaps that is part of it.  I think it is also because I relate to the following quote from Helen Keller:

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.”