We Honor Veterans

"We Honor Veterans partners are on a mission to serve those who have served us."

Soulistic Hospice has worked to build strong relationships with the Southern Arizona Veterans Association and are contracted with the VA hospital.

Here are some ways we support our veterans:

  • Listen to their stories and learn about their service
  • Direct them to resources to help with benefits and other needed support
  • Train staff and volunteers to work with veterans' unique needs
  • Honor them at memorial services
  • Work with other partners to honor veterans in the community
To learn more please watch our veteran videos.

Meet some of our staff and volunteer veterans.

Amanda Lisius - MSW

Coordinator of We Honor Veterans program
Hospice Social Worker & Veteran

Amanda was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her desire to serve her country was shaped by the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Amanda joined the Air Force at 19 years old serving from 2007 to 2011 as an administrator ensuring the recognition of her peers. She left active duty, but still serves her country by supporting her active duty Air Force husband. Through her husband’s deployments Amanda has first-hand experience understanding the difficulties faced by today’s veterans. Since her arrival in Tucson in 2015, she received her Master’s in Social Work serving the hospice community, taking a special interest in honoring and serving the veterans she encounters.

VarNaNae (Tressie Wingfield)

Hospice Volunteer & Veteran

VarNaNae grew up in New Hampshire in Foster Care. As a child she learned to train horses and horsemanship became her passion. She has worked in several zoos training lions, tigers, and sea lions. She joined the navy during the Gulf War and was an aviation electronic technician. VarNaNae is a hospice volunteer and is part of our music therapy program. She can relate to the challenges of veterans and wants to be of service.

Ah'Nuit Charles Nelson

Hospice Chaplain & Veteran

Ah'Nuit served in combat in the US Army during the revolutionary uprising of 1965 in the Dominican Republic. He served in the army from 1964-1967 and received the US Army Commendation Medal for distinguished service in the Military Intelligence Branch of the US Army in the European Theater. He was an expert marksman. Ah'Nuit is now a hospice Chaplain and plays an integral role as a team member who has an instant camaraderie with other veterans.