AIM Team

Palliative Care Professionals in El Dorado County

When you or a loved one are admitted to Marshall Medical Center’s Advanced Illness Management program, their care will be organized by a trusted team of medical professionals, registered nurses, social workers, and a hospital chaplain.

Jeanine Ellinwood photoJeanine Ellinwood, MD

Board Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Provider

Dr. Ellinwood, helped launch the AIM Team in 2012. She has served as the Medical Director for Snowline Hospice since 2011 with privileges at Marshall Hospital.

Dr. Ellinwood has worked in hospice and end-of-life care since 1998. Dr. Ellinwood is board certified in internal medicine as well as hospice and palliative care. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Tracy SkolnickTracy Skolnick, DO

Board Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Provider

Tracy Skolnick, DO, owns nearly two decades of experience in palliative care. Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she joined Marshall’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Team in 2017.

A Snowline Hospice staff member, she previously served as assistant medical director of Sutter Home Health and Hospice. “It takes a team to help with a patient and their family with end-of-life care,” she said, “not just one physician prescribing medications.”

Debbie CheeversDebbie Cheevers, FNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Cheevers, FNP, treats patients as a Snowline Hospice clinician but has long-running Marshall connections. Palliative care has long been one of

Debbie's areas of clinical expertise. Debbie earned as Associate's Degree in Nursing from Sacramento City College. She then moved to Tennessee, completing undergraduate coursework at Tennessee State before earning her graduate degree from Vanderbilt in 1997.

Janice CurtinJanice Curtin, ACSW

Social Worker

For Janice Curtin, MSW, a passion for palliative care is matched only by an ability to connect with her patients. Janice became interested in social work years after completing her undergraduate studies at UC Davis. She turned her gifts of compassion and reinvention into a Master's Degree in Social Work from Sacramento State. Prior to joining Marshall, she provided behavioral health assistance for local schools and LGBT youth.

Kellie CurnuttKellie Curnutt, LCSW

Social Worker

Service defines Kellie Curnutt, LCSW, a United States Air Force Reservist since 2002. In between reporting to Beale Air Force Base, Kellie has supported Marshall Hospital patients and families as a social worker since 2015. She completed undergraduate studies at Sacramento State in before earning a Master's in Social Work.

Kellie’s patients know her for her empathy and open mind. Previous work experience includes foster care agency, hospice, and hospital settings.

Tim ThompsonTim Thompson

Chaplain

A Marshall Chaplain since 1993, Tim is experienced in counseling patients during their end-of-life care. With three master's degrees and a Doctorate in Theology, he also serves as chaplain for four local law enforcement agencies: California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County Sheriff’s, Folsom Police Department and the Placerville Police Department.

Tim says he appreciates giving spiritual guidance inside Marshall’s enriching, supportive environment. Born in Chicago and raised in Glendale, Tim arrived in El Dorado County to launch Placerville's Missouri Flat (now Bayside) Church in 1982. He was a chaplain in the United States Army (where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel) after seeing combat with United States Navy during the Vietnam War.