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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired (former CEO of NeHII, Inc.)
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Corporate Charity, Community Outreach Coordinator
Chief Nursing Officer
Vice President Patient Care
Methodist Health System
Senior Vice President, Head of IT Service Delivery
Great Western Bank
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
Associate Professor Emerita
Center for Health Policy and Ethics
American National Bank
Chief Operating Officer
John Marshall, VNA Board of Directors Chair
Principal & Shareholder
Professional Risk Services
Chief Nursing Officer
Director of Multicultural Banking
First National Bank
Service Leader, Care Management/Inpatient Dialysis
Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Nox Crete Products Group
The Lund Company
Ray Stoupa, VNA Board of Directors Treasurer
Creighton School of Medicine
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse Association / Easterseals Nebraska
Director Corporate Communications
Vice President of Administration
Methodist Fremont Health
Brenda Watke, VNA Board of Directors Secretary
Information Services Vice President
Mutual of Omaha
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