2017 Board of Directors

Patricia Rodgers, President
Waverly Care Associates

Terry Shade, MBA, Secretary/Treasurer
SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, Inc.


Kyle Billington
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.

Marion Nugent Cowan, RN, BSN
Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

James Fetzner
Comfort Care & Resources, Inc.

Lisa Giovanni, RN, BSN, Education Chair
VNA of St. Luke's Home Health & Hospice

Catherine Grove, RN, BSN
Guardian Home & Community Services, Inc.

Mia Haney, MBA, Public Policy Chair
CareGivers America

Sue Heinle, RN
Visiting Angels

Kathleen Hoffman, RN, MSN
Family Home Medical

MaryLou Knabel
Allied Services Home Health

Jean E. Langenbach, RN
Community Care Center of the Northeast

Michelle Lisk
Synergy HomeCare of Mid Penn

Maryann Ludwig, CPA, CGMA
JEVS at Home

Steven B. Richard, MBA, CHCE
Geisinger Community Health Services 

Stanley A Rynkiewicz III, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA
Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC 

David Totaro, MBA
BAYADA Home Health Care 

Colette Vickers, MBA
Clarion Forest VNA and Hospice

Marjorie Walsh, RN, BSN
VNA of Western Pennsylvania

Saeunn Zukowski, RN, BSN, HomePAC Chair
Great Lakes Home Healthcare and Hospice


PHA's Board of Directors functions to:

  • Determine policy
  • Establish strategic direction
  • Evaluate success at achieving strategic direction
  • Assume leadership responsibilities for the organization's financial viability
  • Approve the budget as prepared by the Finance Committee
  • Review the annual audit
  • Elect the President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer and ratify the President's appointments
  • Appoint the Chief Executive Officer and responsibilities of that person
  • Oversee the operations of the Pennsylvania Foundation for Homecare and Hospice
  • Appoint the board of the Pennsylvania Foundation for Homecare and Hospice and PAC officers

The Board is comprised of 19 voting members and one ex-officio, including one Director representing each of the six geographic regions and seven Directors-At-Large from any organizational member. Only one person from an organizational member may serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors at any time.