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Our Leadership

Executive Team

 

James C. Summerfelt
President & CEO

James C. (Jamie) Summerfelt is the President and CEO. Jamie’s vision for VNA is to be the overwhelming choice for health care services wherever our clients call home and whatever their ability is to pay.

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Bridget Young, RN, BSN, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
byoung@vnatoday.org

Bridget Young is Chief Operating Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association. She is a member of the leadership team with more than 40 years of home care experience. Bridget is responsible for establishing, developing and supporting an integrated clinical infrastructure for agency operations including accreditation, regulatory and quality initiatives.

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Dave Vanlandingham
CFO & Vice President of Finance
dvanlandingham@vnatoday.org

Dave Vanlandingham joined VNA’s Leadership Team as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance in August 2009 and quickly learned the many intricacies of the world of finance for nonprofits and Medicare reimbursement.

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Bridget Caniglia, RN CRRN
Vice President of Home Care
bcaniglia@vnatoday.org

Bridget Caniglia is the Vice President of Home Care for VNA. With more than 15 years of nursing experience in rehabilitation, skilled nursing and acute care settings, she joined VNA and assumed this role in 2005.

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Angie Howell
Vice President, Easterseals Nebraska
ahowell@ne.easterseals.com

As vice president of Easterseals Nebraska, Angie oversees facility and service operations for four primary service lines.

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Joanie Kush, RN, MS, CHA
Vice President of Hospice, Palliative Care and Pharmacy
jkush@vnatoday.org

Joanie Kush is the Vice President of Hospice and Pharmacy, and has been a member of the Hospice Team in various direct care and management roles since 1983. She assumed the role of Vice President in 2000.

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Kris Stapp, RN, BSN
Vice President of Health Services
kstapp@vnatoday.org

Kris Stapp is Vice President of Health Services, and since 1986, has served VNA in a variety of staff and management positions, beginning as school nurse, followed by Clinical Manager and Director of Community/Public Health Services.

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Carole Patrick
Vice President of Fund Development and Communications
cpatrick@vnatoday.org

Carole leads the development and communications team, including grants and community relations, fundraising through special events, major gifts, annual campaign, endowment, capital campaign, planned giving, marketing, communications and public relations.

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Board of Directors

Deanna Boese
Community Volunteer

Taina Evans
Director Specialty Clinics
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Harris A. Frankel, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Nebraska Medicine

Beth Furlong
Associate Professor Emerita
Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Creighton University

Russ Iwan
Water Supply Engineer
MUD

Peg Kennedy
Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Fremont Health

Adam Kuenning
Attorney at Law
Erickson | Sederstrom

Randy Lenhoff
CEO
Seldin Company

John Marshall, VNA Board of Directors Vice Chair
Principal & Shareholder
Professional Risk Services
SilverStone Group

Rosenda Ovalle
Branch Manager
First National Bank

Scott Peters
Attorney/Retired

Terry Peterson
President
Omaha Track

Lori Reid
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Nox Crete Products Group

Kevin Rochford
Vice President, Ancillary & Clinical Support Services
Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Mike Romano
Executive Director of Primary Care
Nebraska Medicine

Ray Stoupa, VNA Board of Directors Treasurer
Financial Officer
Creighton School of Medicine

James Summerfelt
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association

Fred Thayer
Director Corporate Communications
Werner

Teri Tipton
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Jason Tonjes, VNA Board of Directors Chair
Managing Shareholder
Bland & Associates, PC

Brenda Watke, VNA Board of Directors Secretary
Information Services Vice President
Mutual of Omaha