As owner of Access TLC Hospice Foundation, Mary Jo Leste and her business partner, Shelley Chilton, saw the lack of continuity of care for patients at the end of life. Twenty-two years ago, they began Access TLC Health Care which offers Hospice, Home Health, Caregiving, Skilled Nursing Facility, Transportation, and the Foundation.
Mary Jo is deeply committed to her community and demonstrates an amazing care, passion, and service to others. She grew-up in Mexico City, Mexico, is fluent in Spanish, and deeply loves working with and assisting the Hispanic community.
Mary Jo is a former Board member for Los Robles Regional Medical Center. She is past President and Vice President for the Ventura County Home Care Association, serving in those capacities for 6 years. Currently, Mary Jo is active on the La Reina High School Parent Guild, Crespi Carmelite Fundraising Committee, the Education Committee at St. Paschal Baylon Church, and an active Board Member for the Loving Heart Hospice Foundation.
In her “spare” time, Mary Jo loves to dance, swim, and travel with her husband Michael Leste and two children, Connor and Jade.
Instructed by: Ottis Gillespie
Ottis has trained in Salsa Dance with: Jay Byam and Molly Anderson, Juan Purazaca, Eddie Espinoza, Kirsten Miller, Isabelle Pompillo, Laura Canellias, Liz Lira, Salomon and Sandra Rivera, Joby Brava, Teresa Zamorano, Jaime and Gail Arias, Walters Emmanuel Jones, Mike and Tina del Campo, Conrad Diaz, and Louvie Hernandez. He has been teaching Salsa Dance for singles and couples at MacKinnon Dance Academy in Oxnard, California for over nine years and is certified to teach Salsa dancing through Josie Neglia Dance Academy.
Charity: Access TLC Hospice Foundation
Access TLC Hospice Foundation provides financial support for medical needs, home care, hospice care or burial assistance to those with low income or financial need so that they have ‘quality of life at the end of life.’
Created in 1994, Access TLC Hospice Foundation discovered that many terminally ill patients in our community needed support, so the foundation was formed.
Support from the Foundation may include:
- Caregiver Relief
- Respite care in a skilled nursing facility
- Grief counseling
- Medications not covered by insurance
- Burial assistance
- General hospice education and continuing education for medical staff
The Foundation’s primary funding comes from individual donations, grants from public and private foundations, and our annual signature fundraising events; Kentucky Derby Gala, Golf Tournament, and many others.
Support local community based nonprofits & those in your community today—by giving—so that we may provide ‘Quality of Life…at the End of Life!’ Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others!
“Providing Quality of Life…At the End of Life!”
Access TLC Hospice Foundation, 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, CA 93021
Access TLC Hospice Foundation was founded in 1996 as a nonprofit organization to champion the benefits of hospice care and provide financial assistance to qualified patients and families facing end of life care and indigent patients needing homecare.
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