VNA Leadership

Leading the Way in Community Health Care

VNA Health Group Leadership is Advancing Health in New Jersey and Ohio. Visiting Nurse Association Health Group is driven to improve health and quality of life for people throughout New Jersey and Ohio. Through visiting nurse services, house call physicians, programs and services for children and families, investments in connected health technology and a focus on delivering the best patient experience, our executive leadership team and Board of Trustees are among the best and brightest across New Jersey, all working towards helping you achieve your best level of health.

Learn more about the VNA Health Group, or contact us at 800-400-0981.

Executive Leadership

Alex Binder

Vice President of the Parker Advanced Care Institute

Bettyanne “Bet” Rosa, MS, SPHR

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bridget Murphy, CFRE

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Colleen Nelson, RN, MSN

Vice President of Clinical Operations Children & Family Health Institute

Ellen Gusick, RN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Jeffrey Sommer, PT, DPT, MBA, MS

Chief Quality Officer and Vice President of Clinical Innovations

Jenna Vaccaro, B.S, MPH

Chief of Staff

John A Chiappinelli, Esq

Chief of Legal Affairs

John Albright

Vice President of Information Technology, Analytics & Digital Media

Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

Corporate Compliance Officer

Lisa Dillon Zwerdling, MSN, RN-BC

Chief Employee Experience Officer/ VP of Internal Care Coordination

Marianne Holler, DO, FACOI

Chief Hospice Medical Officer, Palliative Medicine and Parker Advanced Care Institute

Peter Gaylord, MBA

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operational Officer

Robert Rosati, PhD

Chair, Connected Health Institute and VP of Quality and Research

Wendy Ebner, RN, MSN, CRRN

Chief Clinical Integration Officer/Vice President of Home Health Care Services

VNA Health Group Board of Trustees

Officers:

  • Patrick McMenamin

    Chairman

  • Robert Dibble

    Vice Chairman

  • Ronald Klein

    Treasurer

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

    Assistant Treasurer

  • Mindy Minerva

    Secretary

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.

    Assistant Secretary

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO

Trustees:

  • Bill Arnold, MHA

  • Marianne Avigdor

  • Christopher Bernard, CFA

  • Joshua Bershad, MD, MBA (Ex Officio)

  • Thomas Biga, FACHE, (Ex Officio)

  • Ana Blank

  • John Bonamo, MD, MS

  • Patrick Boyle

  • Richard Caldwell

  • Minnie Campbell, D.N.Sc., M.Ed., RN

  • Stephen DeFeo, Esq.

  • Fred DeGrandis

  • Robert Dibble

  • Deborah Docs, Esq.

  • Lisa Docs

  • Jill Drummond

  • Lisa Laird Dunn

  • Carol Silver Elliott

  • Janice Barry Fannan

  • Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP

  • Eli Feldman, MBA

  • Anthony Ghee, LL.M

  • Brian Griffin (Ex Officio)

  • Pamela Gubitosi

  • James Hickey

  • Aline Holmes, RN, MSN, DNP

  • Joseph Iantosca, CRISC, CDPSE

  • Jessica Israel M.D.

  • Bonnie Featherstone Johnson

  • Kathy Jones

  • Nancy Kegelman, EdD

  • Kenny King

  • Ronald Klein

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President & CEO (Ex Officio)

  • Eileen Luby, Esq.

  • Mary Pat Magee, Esq.

  • Janet Mahoney, PhD

  • Ann Marie Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

  • Mindy Minerva

  • Kerri O’Brien

  • Neal Oristano

  • Michael Pietrowicz, MBA (Ex Officio)

  • Maria Polansky

  • Margaret Riker

  • Ulrich Rudow

  • Thomas Scott, FACHE, FABC

  • Jeannie Shanley

  • Nikie Sourlis

  • Lynn Spector, LCSW

  • Maryam Spector

  • Jason Spiro

  • Marylou Stricklin, MSN, RN, APN, FAAN, EMBA

  • Alfred Tallia, MD, MPH

  • Vincent Tizzio

  • Louis Urban

  • Frank Vigilante

EXECUTIVE

Committee Members:

  • Lynn Chairman

    Chairman

  • Alice DiFiglia

    Vice Chairman

  • Jeannie Shanley

    Vice Chairman

  • Pamela Gubitosi

    Secretary

  • Margaret Riker

    Assistant Secretary

  • Elizabeth Thees

    Assistant Secretary

  • Bridget Murphy

    Chief Philanthropy Officer

Executive Staff:

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq. (Ex Officio)

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA, (Ex Officio)

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Megan Boos

CHILDREN’S AUXILIARY

Committee Leadership:

  • Stephanie Hoitt

    Co-Chairman

  • Maryam Spector

    Co-Chairman

Committee Members:

  • Caitlin Bovo

  • Allison Cea

  • Mia Choate

  • Ciara Dagostino

  • Meghan Del Priore

  • Tricia D’Orazio

  • Kara Dockery

  • Jill Drummond

  • Catherine Eby

  • Sima Yakoby Epstein

  • Adrienne Fleming

  • Lisa Halikias

  • Nora King

  • Sheila Khatri

  • Danielle Krasko

  • Manioucha Krishnamurti

  • Michele Kutsak

  • Molly Kroon Jennings

  • Allison Landers

  • Denise McEvilly

  • Laura McGuire

  • Danie McHugh

  • Marlena Redling

  • Suzanne Rubin

  • Marcy Ryan

  • Alyssa Skirkanich

  • Nikie Sourlis

  • Liz Toolan

  • Lauren Travalia

  • Shannon Trudel

  • Suzanne Veninata

  • Dakota Woodham

  • Heather Yockel

  • Tiziana Ziman

Executive Staff:

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH,

    President & CEO

  • Bridget Murphy, CFRE

  • Carmela Tedesco

  • Kim DeStefano

PLANNED GIVING

Committee Leadership:

  • Mary Pat Magee

    Esq. Chair

Committee Members:

  • Barbara Birdsall

  • Gary Casperson

  • Jodi Citron

  • Lisa Laird Dunn

  • William Egan

  • Mindy Minerva

  • Lisa Pizzella

  • Frank Vigilante (Ex Officio)

  • Pat Sharma

Executive Staff:

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH,

    President & CEO

  • Bridget Murphy

2020 VISION CAMPAIGN

Committee Members:

  • Scott Carmilani

  • Robert Dibble

  • Mindy Minerva

  • Ulrich Rudow

  • Lynn Spector, LCSW

  • James Vaccaro, MBA

  • Frank Vigilante (Ex Officio)

Executive Staff:

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.

  • Bridget Murphy

EMERGING LEADERSHIP BOARD

Committee Leadership:

  • Richard Caldwell

    Chair

    Alyssa Spector, Esq.

    Vice-Chair

Committee Members:

  • Christopher Bernard, CFA

  • Tyler Brewington

  • Theodore Conrad

  • Madeleine Dolan

  • Ben Eisenstadt

  • Kyle Fannan

  • Kelly Fernandez

  • Richard Fitzsimmons

  • Courtney Katz

  • Michelle Kirby

  • Roberto Muniz

  • Sarah Stout

Trustees and Officers:

  • Thomas Biga, FACHE

    Chairman

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO, Vice Chairman

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

    Treasurer

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.,

    Secretary (Non-Voting)

  • Matthew Fulton, FACHE

  • Jerry Tofani

Executive Staff:

  • Alex Binder, MBA

  • Ellen Gusick, RN, BSN

  • Nancy Holecek, RN, BSN, MHA, MAS    

  • Jessica Israel, MD

  • Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

  • Bet Rosa, MS, SPHR

  • Robert Rosati, PhD

  • Jeff Sommer, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Megan Boos

Trustees and Officers:

  • Joshua Bershad, MD, MBA

    Chairman

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO, Vice Chairman

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

    Treasurer

  • OPEN – Asst. Secretary

  • OPEN – RWJVN Position

  • Jerry Tofani

Executive Staff:

  • Alex Binder, MBA

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.

  • Ellen Gusick, RN, BSN

  • Nancy Holecek, RN, BSN, MHA, MAS    

  • Jessica Israel, MD

  • Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

  • Bet Rosa, MS, SPHR

  • Robert Rosati, PhD

  • Jeff Sommer, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Megan Boos

Trustees and Officers:

  • Michael Pietrowicz, MBA

    Chairman

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO, Vice Chairman

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

    Treasurer

  • Anthony Orlando, MPA

    Assistant Treasurer

  • Kathy Kaminsky, MS, OTR

    Secretary

  • OPEN – Assistant Secretary

Executive Staff:

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.

  • Ellen Gusick, RN, BSN

  • Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

  • Tina Maglori

  • Bet Rosa, MS, SPHR

  • Robert Rosati, PhD

  • Jeff Sommer, PT, DPT, OCS

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Megan Boos

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board Members:

  • Fred DeGrandis

    Chair

  • Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, APN, FAAN, EMBA

    Vice Chair

  • Vacant, Secretary

  • Vacant, Treasurer

  • Alan Dowling, PhD

  • David O’Neil, O’Neill, MBA, LNHA

  • Daniel Fedeli

  • James Schaum

  • Paula Shaw

  • Robert Solich

  • Ala Qahwash, PT, DPT

  • John Bacon

  • Jazmyn Stover, Esq.

  • Michael Dobrovich, DO, MSW, FACOI

Executive Staff:

  • Dr. Steven Landers

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

  • Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

  • Gene Karlen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MLRHR

  • Bridget Murphy, CFRE

  • Bet Rosa, MS, SPHR

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Lisa Zidek, RN, BSN

DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee Members:

  • Robert Solich

    Chair

  • Paula Shaw

  • Daniel Fedeli

  • Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, APN, FAAN, EMBA

Executive Staff:

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

  • Gene Karlen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MLRHR

  • Bridget Murphy, CFRE

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Lisa Zidek, RN BSN

QUALITY, ACCREDITATION AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE

Committee Members:

  • Vacant

    Chair

  • Melissa Hollo

  • Marge Placek

  • Paula Shaw

  • Mary Lou Stricklin, MSN, RN, APN, FAAN, EMBA

  • Cindy Struk

  • Joan Thoman

Executive Staff:

  • Dr. Steven Landers

  • Phyllis Cash

  • Anne Lefferts, RN, APN-C, MSN

  • Robert Rosati. PhD

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Lisa Zidek, RN, BSN

Trustees and Officers:

  • OPEN

    Chairman

  • Steven Landers, MD, MPH

    President & CEO, Vice Chairman

  • Peter Gaylord, MBA

    Treasurer

  • John Chiappinelli, Esq.,

    Secretary

  • Scott Carmilani

  • David Cato

  • Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD

  • Kerry Major

Executive Staff:

  • Wendy Ebner, RN, BSN

  • Karyn Holley, FACHE, RN, CHC, CPHRM

  • Bridget Murphy, CFRE

  • Bet Rosa, MS, SPHR

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH

  • Megan Boos