Staff Directory

Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller, Executive Director - CCHH
Phone: 252.808.2244
Email: charlie.miller@cchhnc.org

Charlie is the executive director of Crystal Coast Hospice House and the pastor of The Intersection, a local area church. A resident of Carteret County for the past twelve years, he feels blessed to be able to help keep our Hospice House facility and campus running on a daily basis and enjoys helping others learn how they can contribute as well. He loves spending time with his family, enjoys reading, and is a big Green Bay Packers fan.

Kay Coole

Kay Coole, Office Coordinator – CCHH
Phone: 252.808.2244
Email: kay.coole@cchhnc.org

Kay is the Office Coordinator for Crystal Coast Hospice House.  A resident of Newport, she is thankful for this position which provides support to the Executive Director and the Board in providing a warm and supportive house for those who need hospice care.  She enjoys family time, boating, and water watching from their home on the ICW.

Patient Care and Operations - 3HC

For patient referral, admitting, intake or care, call our intake number at 800.692.4442 or email 3HC

Rhonda Creech

Rhonda Creech, 3HC Hospice Inpatient Director of Clinical Services
SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
Phone: 252.777.4201
Email: rcreech@3hc.org

Rhonda Creech graduated from Wayne Community College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She worked as an Oncology nurse for 4 years prior to becoming employed w/ 3HC at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She has been employed with 3HC at Kitty Askins Hospice Center for 12 years. Since becoming employed at Kitty Askins Hospice Center Rhonda has worked as a staff nurse, admissions nurse, and is presently the Director of Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She has been the Director of Kitty Askins for 4 years and recently took on the directorship role at Crystal Coast Hospice House and has been in this role for almost a year. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Mount Olive in 2015. She is also certified in hospice care and received her CHPN certification in 2016.

Winnie Clarke

Winnie Clarke, 3HC IPU Clinical Manager
SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
Phone: 252.777.4201
Email: wclarke@3hc.org

Winnie Clarke graduated from NC State University as well as from East Carolina University where she received her Bachelor of Society in Nursing, and was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Winnie has 32 years of experience as an RN, with experience in Cardiac, Emergency, Surgical, and Oncology nursing. She has always lived in North Carolina and, though originally from Statesville, she has long called Eastern NC home. Winnie joined SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in 2014, and serves as Clinical Manager.

Debby Ortiz

Debra Ortiz, Clinical Secretary II
SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
Phone: 252.777.4201
Email: dortiz@3hc.org

Nearing her second year at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, Debby has over 21 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry.  Currently working as the Clinical Secretary, she cites the one-on-one public contact and the ability to help patients and their families who are having a difficult time as her biggest challenge and reward.  She enjoys working with 3HC because of the camaraderie and teamwork, working with some of the most skilled and caring medical staff of her career.  An eastern NC native, Debby plans to retire to the area after her tenure with 3HC and SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Sharon Baugus

Sharon Baugus, 3HC Volunteer Coordinator
SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
Phone: 252.777.4201
Email: sbaugus2@3HC.org

Sharon Baugus retired from teaching after 40 years in the classroom. She began volunteering at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in March, 2016, and became the Volunteer Coordinator in November, 2016. Working with the BEST volunteers makes Sharon’s job very rewarding.

Rick Brooks

Rick Brooks, 3HC Chaplain
SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
Phone: 252.777.4201
Email: rbrooks@3HC.org

In Isaiah 6:8 it says, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me." Rick feels he has been blessed all his life to have had opportunities to serve the Lord in many ways. Over the last couple years, God has directed him to serve in the area of care for patients and families as they face death. As Chaplain at CCHH, Rick feels blessed to minister to the people that come through the doors and to support/minister to the staff of CCHH. Rick was born and raised in Georgia, is married, and enjoys serving in his church and community and watching/playing sports.