Our Team of Dedicated Skilled Professionals

Oniel Kurup, Administrator

 Our Hospice Services team is led by Oniel Kurup. With his experience in the assisted living industry for the past 10 years, he has gained the true knowledge of home health and palliative care. During his tenure of owning and operating restaurants, hotels and assisted living, he has acquired the skills to organize and direct the agency’s ongoing functions. He has immense abilities to lead the team and supports the growth and functionality of this Company and strives to the best Hospice Service Provider. 

Dr. Charles Nguyen, Medical Director

 Dr. Charles Nguyen – Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from Temple University and The Philladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Suburban hospital and has been working with the Geriatric population for the past several years. He recently moved to the Houston area last spring and is enjoying all that Houston has to offer. 

Lehia Aprea Alt. Director of Nursing

 Lehia has been in the medical filed for almost 20 years. She first began her medical career as a paramedic and then became an RN working in many aspects of nursing from the ER to the long term healthcare. She has worked in Hospice for several years, helping patients and families during the difficult last phase of life. Caring for hospice patients and families and meeting them where they are in the dying process is important to her. Her goal is to provide support, compassion and guidance so that each patient and family have the peace at the end of life. 

Ingrid Leavitt Registered Nurse


Ingrid Leavitt is the Registered Nurse. Infact, she has been a travel nurse and a caregiver for terminally ill, most of her life. With the perpetual career of past 40 years, she has gained splendid experience of Hospice and Palliative care. Throughout her career, she has been mentored and coached by high profile Doctors and Physicians and has profound knowledge and high level of commitment towards her patients. A specific nurse is assigned as the manager of the patient’s care and she comes to the home as needed by the patient or family and there is also an on-call nurse available 24 hours a day for emergency concerns.

Teion Parker Hospice Care Consulant


Teion Parker is the Hospice Care Consultant. She has been serving Hospice Patients for over 12 years in a row and has been putting in sincere efforts to educate the patients and their families about Hospice Care and its benefits, helping them get the best care at the right time. She acts as the liaison between the attending physician, patient and family and provides information and insight to the patients unique and changing needs.

Rev. John Johnson Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator


Rev. John Johnson received his Major in Theology in 1978 and has been contributing for the hospice care industry since 2005. He is Honored to be the Chaplain and the Bereavement Coordinator for our families and their loved ones. Our Chaplain strives to provide support to patients and their families providing holistic care as well as bereavement counselling and comfort to the family members. Our spiritual care coordinator is available to assist in meeting the needs of all Hospice Services patients and their family members. The coordinator acknowledges and respects the patient’s and family’s beliefs, culture and values related to life’s meaning, including suffering, loss and a desire for services. The spiritual care provided supports patients and their families in the exploration of questions related to the illness, one’s relationship with others, nature, God, self-image and hope. 

Chamara Harris Social Worker

 Chamara is the Social Worker. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Counselor who works to enhance the professional growth and development, while maintaining high standards and sound social policies. She has over 15 years of experience serving Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers, Hospice and Home Care patients. She is also trained to help and address non-medical concerns as well as psychological and social needs that arise because of life-threatening illness. Our social worker provides holistic patient and family-centered care across treatment and care settings. They work to get to know and understand the person and family in the context of their lives while striving to enhance the strengths of the terminally ill person and family as they cope with their life situation. They will listen to what you have to say and they can help you talk about the people and things that are important to you. 

Letters Of Love

Heidi Christopher


I just can't say enough good things about this hospice company! Fairmont was recommended by our oncologist for my father in law who has terminal cancer. We interviewed 3 additional companies, and decided to go with Fairmont because of how they talked about their clients and the experience of their staff. Fairmont made certain that we understood the benefits available to the family, and has kept us apprised of my father in law's condition - even when it hasn't changed. Everyone there is amazing, responsive, work very well with our assisted living facility, and they take the time to explain everything very thoroughly. Unexpectedly we had to engage hospice services for my mother in law after a massive stroke, and Fairmont facilitated everything with the hospital including transport back to assisted living with bedside care until she passed away 8 days later. Fairmont definitely made this time so much easier with their great care and compassion from every single team member on our detail. No matter what time of day or night we had to call in times of emergency Fairmont was always picking up the phone and highly responsive. I would happily recommend Fairmont to anyone in need of a hospice company to take excellent care of their loved one!

Steph Macy

 I would highly recommend Fairmont hospice as they are an amazing group. Debera my dad‘s nurse is amazing. She took amazing care of my dad.  This was such a difficult time and she made the situation a lot easier. She was there anytime we needed her and I feel like I’ve made a lifelong friend.  I can’t say enough good things about this company. If you find yourself in need for their services definitely ask for Debera the nurse. She is awesome and has a heart bigger than Texas. 

Bill Robbins

 I would like to thank the team from Fairmont Hospice that took such great care of my mother the last month of her life. Ingrid started the care on the first day Mom went into home hospice care. Debra was the main nurse who took care of Mom. She was very attentive and informative as to Mom's health every single day. Mom was always looking forward to seeing Debra and trusted her completely. Debra has the best knowledge and bed side manner I have ever encountered. I could go on forever of how appreciative our family is with Debra. Mom also looked forward to seeing Tia, the CNE who came and helped her shower, wash her hair and change her bed. Tia was like one of my three daughters that would take the time to make Mom feel comfortable by talking to her and really concerned with her health and hygiene. There has not been a day since Mom passed, 12-30-2017, that I have not bragged on the service our family received from Fairmont Hospice. I highly recommend Fairmont Hospice. 10 out of 10. Debra and Tia for sure get 10's 

Roger McCleary

 We could not have asked for a better experience in the course of my mother's passing.  Fairmont Hospice's nurse, Lehia, was extraordinarily compassionate, knowledgeable, informative, available, and supportive.  The community liaison, Teion, was responsive, compassionate, and helpful, as was administrator Oniel.  They answered our questions and made the extra effort to make a difficult experience manageable.  I offer an unqualified endorsement of Fairmont Hospice and these individuals based on my personal experience. 

Sue Raymond

 Great group of people. All very caring and helpful. Everything I've requested for the care of my mother has been done with caring professionalism in a very timely manner. Very responsive and have handled her with loving care. 

Juan Vanegas

  Fairmont Hospice provided exceptional care towards my mother during the last 5 months of her life. Their care team is made up of phenomenal RNs, LVNs, CNAs, and internal staff. Liah the RN, was extremely attentive towards my mother whenever she made her weekly visits, she took the time to provide detailed updates to my family, and provided all around compassionate care. Ira the CNA, was very friendly toward my mother and my mother always looked forward to her visits. Lastly,  Patience the LVN who was with my mother during the last few hours of her life, did an exceptional job. Patience was very compassionate, answered all of the millions of questions that my family and I had, and was extremely professional and knowledgeable. My family and I would like to thank the entire Fairmont team. From their business development to their field staff, they are probably the best in the industry. Thank you 

Molly philip

 All Staff are so dedicated ,Respectful, Care giving Also they are spendings time to comfort there Pt . I am so comfortable to have them For my Family