Hi! We are Ellen and Kate, the Founders and Co-Executive Directors of Peace of Mind At Home.
We are so glad you are here! We want to share who we are and how we started our nonprofit.

Ellen’s mom had breast cancer in 2009 and Ellen quickly realized how difficult simple tasks were for
her mom during that hard period. She also watched her dad struggle to try and take on all
of the responsibilities as well as give her mom the best care possible.
It truly took a village that stepped in and helped her family and she wanted
to create a piece of that village for families in need.

Kate recently owned a professional organizing company called Peace of Mind Foothills that
helped clients by organizing their home spaces by doing laundry, tidying and
other tasks to make the client’s lives easier. We had the idea to take this same business
approach and offer it to cancer patients and their caregivers at no cost to them.

Thus, Peace of Mind At Home was born.


Ellen Ritchey

Ellen Ritchey, MSSW

Co-Executive Director

Ellen Ritchey received her Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Ellen worked in the Substance Abuse & Eating Disorder fields as a clinician for six years prior to staying home with her young children. As Co-Executive Director of Peace of Mind At Home, she is excited to be taking on this new role as she has first hand knowledge of how cancer affects the family. Ellen is very  passionate about helping both patients and caregivers through this difficult season.Ellen has been married to Chris for 10 years and they have two daughters, Caroline & Savannah. Ellen enjoys playing tennis, softball, volleyball, and reading.

Kate Wogoman

Kate Wogoman

Co-Executive Director

Kate Wogoman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Anderson University in Indiana. She taught high school and middle school choir and keyboarding for 14 years before moving to Tennessee. Recently, she owned a professional organizing company, Peace of Mind Foothills. As Co-Executive Director of Peace of Mind At Home, Kate is excited to be able to provide the same services she provided for Peace of Mind Foothills to cancer patients and their caregivers - at no cost to them. She is servant-hearted and passionate about helping bring peace to those in need. Kate has been married to Kevan for 33 years and has three awesome adult children and three awesome adult in-laws!  When not working the nonprofit, Kate enjoys playing piano for students at UT, Maryville College & Maryville High School, listening to books, and walking with her hubby.  

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