Carol “Missy” Rainey Nivens is a Licensed Master Social Worker with Angel Hands Hospice to help those nearing end-of-life minimize anxiety and find comfort.  Missy believes that end-of-life care deserves the same level of spirit and recognition as the years leading to hospice services. Missy has almost twenty years of social work practice experience that includes areas of county government and regulatory services serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and older adults. 

She served on the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners from 2013-2018 and is a field instructor for the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University social work students. Missy has held various leadership roles within the National Association of Social Workers-Texas Chapter plus civic organizations and nonprofit groups throughout her career. She obtained her BSW from Texas Woman’s University and her MSW from Texas Christian University.