VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Meet Our Leadership

Delivering Compassionate Care

VNA delivers expert, compassionate care to under-resourced individuals and families in our community.

Call our Omaha or Council Bluffs office at
(402) 930-4000.

Our Leadership

Executive Team


Carole Patrick
Interim CEO/Chief Philanthropy Officer

Carole is responsible for developing business strategies and managing operations, oversight of the major gifts and endowment program, fundraising activities, marketing and public relations, business development, and resource development activities.

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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 and Easterseals Nebraska, which include accounting, financial reporting, risk management, treasury functions and budgeting.

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Teresa Banks
Vice President of Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Teresa is responsible for leading VNA’s talent acquisition, leadership development, culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.

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Angie Howell
Vice President of Easterseals Nebraska

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

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Sandy Spicciati headshot in front of VNA building

Sandy Spicciati
Vice President of Health Services

As vice president of health services, Sandy oversees the overall operations of VNA’s Community Care services.

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Board of Directors

Jason Hansen, VNA Board of Directors Chair
American National Bank

Elizebeth Murphy, VNA Board of Directors Vice Chair
Emspace + Lovgren

Richard Secor, VNA Board of Directors Secretary
The Lund Company

Sean Winekauf, VNA Board of Directors Treasurer
Director, Operational Risk Management
Mutual of Omaha

Fawn Bottolfson

Karen Bruzzano
Senior Vice President, Head of IT Service Delivery
Bank of the West

Kelly Butts-Elston
Connections/Southwest 8 Senior Services

Jessie Fechner
Director of Nursing
Methodist Women’s Hospital

Craig Flanagan
Chief Financial Officer

William (Bill) Foley
Erickson Sederstrom P.C., L.L.O.

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

Jenny Jacobsen
Senior Advisor
HUB International

Roger H. Kobayashi, M.D.
Clinical Professor
UCLA School of Medicine

Sue Nuss
Chief Nursing Officer
Nebraska Medicine

Jeanne Rice
Program Manager HBC
Nebraska Methodist Health System

Marcos Rodriguez
Senior Advisor, Community Banking
First National Bank of Omaha

Carole Patrick
Interim CEO/Chief Philanthropy Officer
Visiting Nurse Association / Easterseals Nebraska