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NHPCO Leadership

Edo Banach, JD, President and CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Edo BanachPrior to joining NHPCO, Mr. Banach was a partner in the firm of Gallagher, Evelius & Jones in Baltimore, MD.  Previously, he served as the Deputy Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Before his leadership role at CMS, he served as Associate General Counsel at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Mr. Banach holds a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before attending law school, Banach worked for the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Mayor's Office of Operations.  Additional professional experience includes time as General Counsel at the Medicare Rights Center.


John Mastrojohn III, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mastrojohn also serves as the Executive Director of the National Hospice Foundation.

Mr. Mastrojohn has over 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership with the past 15 years in end-of-life care. He served as founding director of Palliative Care and Hospice Services at Summa Health System in Ohio.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Akron and holds a Master of Science in nursing administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. Mr. Mastrojohn served as a US Fulbright Fellow in Hungary focusing on end-of-life care development.