Our Executive Team


Joe Schifano is the President/CEO of Dependable Health Services. In his role, Joe manages all aspects of the companies that comprise Dependable Health Services (Dependable Home Health & Dependable Nurses Inc.). Joe has many years of experience in home health care as he began his career in 1986. Although Joe has a sense of passion and urgency for home health care services, he is also well involved with the Tucson community in civic activities. These activities include Tucson Conquistadores President; board member with Playability Toys, and advisory committee member for the Tanque Verde School District.


Tom Pepping is the Chief Financial Officer with Dependable Health Services. In his role, Tom manages all aspects of Finance including Revenue Cycle, Information Systems and Supply Chain. Tom Pepping is no stranger to Healthcare, having spent the past 31 years as a Finance executive where he oversees the financial direction of the numerous companies he has worked for throughout his career. Tom is passionate about working in healthcare and with Dependable Health Services and its possibilities to serve our community with a vast and growing need.


Theresa Hamilton is the Chief Nursing Officer for Dependable Health Services as well as the Administrator for Dependable Hospice and Palliative Care. Theresa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the healthcare profession to Dependable, having worked for over 30 years in the field. Theresa has owned and sold numerous home health companies through the years as well as being a home health and hospice surveyor during her work experience. Prior to joining Dependable, Theresa was a home health and hospice consultant and has helped nearly 100 different agencies along the way. Theresa started her career in the Chicago area and moved to Las Vegas prior to joining the Dependable team.