Board of Directors

HCA’s Board of Directors is responsible for promoting and implementing a vision and strategic policy direction for the home care industry and the Association.

The Board of Directors and HCA’s overall governance structure work efficiently and effectively to provide leadership that guides the direction of HCA’s policy, advocacy, educational and overall operational work. When a major new policy development, scenario or problem emerges, you can be assured that HCA has worked quickly and thoroughly as a team to gain input, direction, consultation and resolve, where needed, from the industry’s best and brightest field‐level experts on our Board who represent the full continuum of home care programs and regional demographics.

HCA’s Board officers are: Chair Pam Joachim, Executive Director at Montefiore Home Health Agency; Vice Chair Sue Brett, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President of People Care; Secretary Laurie Neander, CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network: At Home Care, Inc.; and Treasurer Sue Larman, CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Albany.

Marie Andreacchio


Allen Health Care Services

Forest Hills, NY

Susan Brett

Vice ChairpersonCOO/Senior Vice President

People Care, Inc.

New York, NY

Anne Calvo

Assistant Vice President

Winthrop University Hospital Home Health Agency

Mineola, NY

June Castle

Chief Financial Officer

VNA Homecare

Syracuse, NY

Shelley Eggleton

Senior Vice President Community Programs

Lourdes At Home/Hospice at Lourdes

Vestal, NY

Michael Feinman

Director of Operations

Any-Time Home Care

Nyack, NY

Ginger Hall 

Director of Public Health

Jefferson County Public Health Service

Watertown, NY

Pamela Joachim

Executive Director

Montefiore Medical Center Home Health 

Bronx, NY

Walter Kaltenbach


MZL Home Care Agency

Brooklyn, NY

Kenneth Kilroy

Individual Member


New York, NY

Susan Larman


VNA Home Health

Albany, NY

Timothy Leddy

President/Chief Executive Officer

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester

White Plains, NY

Russell Lusak

Senior Vice President, Administration

Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

New York, NY

Michelle Mazzacco

Vice President/Director

Eddy Visiting Nurse Association/St. Peter's Health Partners

Troy, NY

Sylvia McTigue


Elant Choice

Newburgh, NY

Sandy Merlino

Vice President of Hospital Market Development, Integrated Delivery Systems

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

New York, NY

Irina Mitzner

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Northwell Health – Home Care Network

Westbury, NY

Laurie Neander


Bassett Healthcare Network: At Home Care, Inc.

Oneonta, NY

Karen O'Kane

Vice President, Continuing Care

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Patchogue, NY

Mary Queally

Director, LHCSA

Elder Serve Licensed Home Care Agency

New York, NY

Michele Quirolo

President and CEO

Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley

Tarrytown, NY

Paul Rosenfeld

Executive Vice President, Long Term Care and Operations

Centerlight Health System

Bronx, NY

Brian Schiel

Vice President 

Bestcare Inc. 

Levittown, NY

Jane Shukitis

President and CEO

UR Medicine Home Care

Webster, NY

Mary Wagner

Vice President, Clinical Practice

Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Brooklyn, NY

Mary Zagajeski


Domincan Sisters Family Health Service

Ossining, NY

Elizabeth Zicari


HCR Homecare

Rochester, NY