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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Development and Communications

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

Deborah Bass
Retired (former CEO of NeHII, Inc.)

Steve Baumert
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Fawn Bottolfson
Corporate Charity, Community Outreach Coordinator
Omaha Track

Teri Bruening
Chief Nursing Officer
Vice President Patient Care
Methodist Health System

Karen Bruzzano
Senior Vice President, Head of IT Service Delivery
Great Western Bank

Kelly Butts-Elston
Connections/Southwest 8 Senior Services

Taina Evans, VNA Board of Directors Vice Chair
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

Jason Hansen
American National Bank

Dan Kirwan
Chief Operating Officer
The Maids

Adam Kuenning
General Counsel

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

Elizebeth Murphy
Emspace + Lovgren

Sue Nuss
Chief Nursing Officer
Nebraska Medicine

Rosenda Ovalle
Director of Multicultural Banking
First National Bank

Scott Peters

Carrie Phillips
Service Leader, Care Management/Inpatient Dialysis
Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Richard Secor
The Lund Company

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

James Summerfelt
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association / Easterseals Nebraska

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