VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Meet Our Leadership

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Our Leadership

Executive Team


James Summerfelt

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 healthcare services, wherever our clients call home and whatever their ability is to pay.

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Dave Vanlandingham
CFO & Vice President of Finance

Dave Vanlandingham is VNA’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for all financial functions of VNA, which includes accounting, financial reporting, risk management, treasury functions and budgeting. He is also responsible for the human resources functions for the organization.

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Bridget Caniglia

Bridget Caniglia, RN CRRN
Chief Clinical Officer

Bridget Caniglia is the Chief Clinical Officer for VNA. She brings more than 15 years of nursing experience in rehabilitation, skilled nursing and acute care settings.

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Bridget Elzey

Bridget Elzey, RN, BSN
Vice President of Operations

Bridget Elzey is the Vice President of Operations for VNA. She has more than 29 years of nursing experience in varied settings, including elderly care, mental health, maternal child, acute care and home health.

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Amanda Holst

Amanda Holst, MS-SLP
Vice President of Home Health

As Vice President of Home Health, Amanda leads the overall operations of VNA Home Health and is responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient clinical services.

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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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Francie McNeil

Francie McNeil, RN BSN, MSN, MBA
Vice President of Program Development

Francie McNeil is the Vice President of Program Development for VNA. She is responsible for program development and care transitions, including business development and intake.

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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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Kris Stapp, RN, BSN
Vice President of Health Services

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

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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