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.

Melissa Allard

Director of Home and Community Based Services

St. Joseph's Health


Amy Bowerman

Executive Director of Senior Network Health MLTC and Director of Quality Improvement and Privacy Officer

Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County

June Castle

Chief Financial Officer

VNA Homecare

Syracuse, NY

Paul Essner


TSG Financial LLC, A Division of Risk Strategies

Garden City, NY

Elvira Fardello-Roveto

Assistant Vice President and Administrator

St. Mary's Home Care for Children

Mildred Ferriter

Executive Director and CEO

Community Health Center of St. Mary's Healthcare and Nathan Littauer Hospital

Mary Frawley

Director of Patient Services

Catholic Home Care

Bridget Gallagher

Vice President


New York, NY

Marianne Grady

Director of Government Business Division, Managed Long Term Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

New York, NY

Nancy Helenek

Administrative Director of the Care Continuum

South Nassau Communities Hospital

Walter Kaltenbach

Individual Member

Orael Keenan

Associate Executive Director of Clinical Services

Hospice Care Network

Susan Larman


VNA Home Health

Albany, NY

Timothy Leddy

President/Chief Executive Officer

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester

White Plains, NY

Russell Lusak


Selfhelp Community Services

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

Lynne Moore

Director of Patient Services

Cattaraugus County Health Department

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

John Rabbia

Chief Quality Officer

New York City Health and Hospitals At Home

Bernard Schiel


Bestcare, Inc.

Lina Scacco

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Outreach and Development

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

New Hyde Park, NY

Jane Shukitis

President and CEO

UR Medicine Home Care

Webster, NY

Mark Tsiames


Simione Healthcare Consultants

Hamden, CT

Suzanne Turchetti

Vice President for Administration

HCR Home Care

Philip J. Viar


Avondale Group

Jacob Victory


The New Jewish Home

New York, NY