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: Chairperson Susan Larman, CEO of VNA Homehealth; Vice-Chair Pam Joachim, Executive Director at Montefiore Home Health Agency; Secretary Sue Brett, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President of People Care; and Treasurer Laurie Neander, CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network: At Home Care, Inc..

Melissa Allard

Director of Home and Community Based Services

St. Joseph's Health


Marie Andreacchio


Allen Health Care Services

Forest Hills, NY

Susan Brett

SecretaryCOO/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

Michael Feinman

Director of Operations

Any-Time Home Care

Nyack, NY

Pamela Joachim

Executive Director

Montefiore Medical Center Home Health 

Bronx, NY

Bridget Gallagher

Vice President


New York, NY

Roni Glaser


Glaser & Weiner

Great Neck, NY

Marianne Grady

Director of Government Business Division, Managed Long Term Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

New York, NY

Walter Kaltenbach


MZL Home Care Agency

Brooklyn, NY

Susan Larman


VNA Home Health

Albany, NY

Timothy Leddy

President/Chief Executive Officer

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester

White Plains, NY

Michelle Mazzacco

Vice President/Director

Eddy Community Services/St. Peter's Health Partners

Troy, NY

Sylvia McTigue

President and CEO


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

Mary Queally

Director of Home Care Services

Riverspring Certified Home Health Agency & Licensed Home Health Agency

New York, NY

Michele Quirolo

Individual Member

Lina Scacco

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Outreach and Development

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

New Hyde Park, NY

Brian Schiel

Vice President/Field Operations

Bestcare Inc. 

Levittown, NY

Jane Shukitis

President and CEO

UR Medicine Home Care

Webster, NY

Mark Tsiames


Simione Healthcare Consultants

Hamden, CT

Jacob Victory


The New Jewish Home

New York, NY

Mary Zagajeski

President and CEO

ArchCare at Home

Ossining, NY

Elizabeth Zicari


HCR Homecare

Rochester, NY