Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Announces New Board of Trustees Leadership
New leadership includes Robert Dibble, Chair; Eileen O’Hern Luby, Esq., Vice Chair; Kathy Jones, Secretary, and Patrick Boyle, Treasurer.
HOLMDEL, NEW JERSEY (November 16, 2023) – Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) is pleased to announce new leadership to its Board of Trustees, finalized at its 111th Annual Meeting on November 15th. Beginning in 2024, the organization welcomes Robert Dibble as its new Chairman, succeeding Patrick “PJ” McMenamin, who served as Chairman since 2018, and Eileen O’Hern Luby, Esq., as its new Vice Chair. Kathy Jones and Patrick Boyle have also taken on key leadership roles within the Board.
Dibble, who previously served as the Board Vice Chairman, has been an active Trustee and supporter and has served as the Chair of VNA’s Compensation Committee for over a decade. He also played a pivotal role in co-leading the Search Committee for the organization’s new President & CEO, Christopher Rinn, who assumed his role in August. He serves as the Managing Director and Head of Human Resources of the Americas for Deutsche Bank.
“I am deeply honored to accept the position of Chairman of the Board for VNA Health Group,” said Dibble. “Having served on the Board and seen the incredible dedication of our team firsthand for years, I am excited to continue working alongside my fellow Trustees, VNA’s leadership team, and dedicated staff to advance the mission of helping individuals and families achieve their best level of well-being.”
“It has been a privilege to serve as Chairman of VNA Health Group for the past five years, and I am truly proud of the resilience and commitment our team displayed during times of unprecedented challenges,” said McMenamin. “Under Robert, Eileen, and Christopher’s leadership, VNA Health Group will continue to flourish and profoundly impact the lives of those we serve.”
Ms. Luby, who serves as the Board’s Secretary, has been a longtime Trustee and supporter of VNA, most recently leading as the Chair of the Ethics Committee. She also initiated the agreement for the Cristine Meredith Miele Fund (CMMF) to become a restricted fund of the VNA of Central Jersey Foundation. CMMF now provides supplemental funding to the VNA’s Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (CEED) and expands the program’s reach by providing mammograms to those who previously may not have qualified due to income restrictions.
Kathy Jones, a pre-existing member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Philanthropy Committee, has been appointed as the new Secretary. Patrick Boyle, another long-standing member of the Board, takes on the role of Treasurer.
The new Officer structure to the Board brings diverse skills and a shared commitment to VNA Health Group’s mission. They will work collaboratively to guide the organization’s efforts to provide high-quality healthcare and support to the communities it serves.
VNA Health Group is grateful for the dedicated service of its outgoing leadership team and is excited about the new opportunities and insights that Dibble and the expanded leadership team will bring to the organization.
“We warmly welcome our new Board leadership, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing leadership for their unwavering dedication. I especially want to thank PJ for his exceptional guidance,” said Christopher Rinn, President & CEO of VNA Health Group. “I am confident that we will continue to profoundly impact the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We will carry forward VNA Health Group’s mission with enthusiasm and determination.”
About Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Founded over 105 years ago with a mission to care for the community, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health and well-being by offering high-quality, compassionate home health, hospice, visiting physicians, palliative and community-based care, private-pay personal care services as well as primary care for medically underserved patients. Today, VNA Health Group is a leading nonprofit provider of home and community-based health services in New Jersey, Mid-Central Ohio, and Southeast Florida.
VNA Health Group’s unique partnership model with health systems leverages clinical and technical resources to operate VNA of Central Jersey Home Care and Hospice, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood, Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice, Visiting Physician Services, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses.
VNA of Central Jersey (VNACJ)’s Children and Family Health Institute operates nearly two dozen publicly funded safety net health programs caring for more than 50,000 at-risk individuals and families annually through as many as 325,000 patient encounters throughout the year. Their patient population includes children with developmental delays, behavioral disorders, and disabilities; first-time mothers needing a support system; students at risk of absenteeism; persons at high risk for HIV transmission or acquisition; and people experiencing homelessness. They have a particular concern for vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and those with serious and disabling chronic illnesses.
In collaboration with VNACJ Community Health Center in Asbury Park, VNACJ’s Prevention Resource Network operates the Jersey Shore’s first LGBTQ+ Health Center to provide comprehensive care and wellness programs in a safe, culturally competent environment. VNACJ Community Health Center is a federally qualified health center with four locations in Monmouth County, providing a full range of primary, prenatal, preventative, and dental care for over 10,000 low-income, medically underserved residents annually.
Since its inception, VNA Health Group has relied on charitable support from the community to ensure the continuation of its vital programs and services for every patient in need, as well as enhanced programs for hospice patients and their families. While reimbursement from state and federal funding sources is crucial to providing programs for vulnerable populations, it is often not enough. VNA Health Group’s Philanthropy Office works with individuals, corporations, foundations, and volunteers to raise needed funds through a variety of programs, including special events, planned gifts, capital campaigns, memorial gifts, grants, and major gifts. Contributions to VNA Health Group can be made by cash, check (payable to VNA Health Group), pledge, credit card, appreciated property/securities, corporate matching gifts, planned gifts, or online at www.vnahg.org/giving.
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