Executive Director: Scott Swift, RN
Family is very important to me.  I am the 5th generation of my family to live in the foothills of the Alleghenies on the farm that I still call home.  I left only to further my education.

I believe friends are irreplaceable and friendship immeasurable, and there are always more friends to be made.  Our worth is gauged by our friendships.

My hobbies are Harley motorcycles and Cadillacs, restoring and cruising.

In 1994, I went to Alfred State to become a registered nurse, continuing on to Utica/Rome SUNY to earn my Bachelor’s degree, and, following that, started my nursing career at Jones Memorial Hospital.

I worked on the medical and surgical floors of Jones Memorial, but knew I was destined for the Intensive Care Unit. After many years serving on all shifts, I became the coordinator of ICU, working there until November 2011, when I joined Hart Comfort House.

I love being able to help people through difficult times, making a difference for residents and their families as they deal with the end of life. All of us at the Hart Comfort House celebrate the lives of those we care for.


We welcome JoAnne White as our new Volunteer Coordinator as of August 2017. 



Former Coordinator of Volunteers: Cheryl Van Cassele
I had just begun working at Immaculate Conception School as a teacher’s aide when the Hart House was raising funds and awareness to open the doors. I have been a supporter ever since. I was in the first volunteer training class and have loved every minute of my time spent here. Serving as a volunteer has been a most rewarding experience.

Some people may, unknowingly, assume that an end of life facility will be a somber place. The Hart Comfort House is anything but. This is one of the happiest, most joyful places in the county as far as I’m concerned, and I look forward to my time here.