Legislative Affairs Committee

Legislative Affairs Roster

2021 Legislative Affairs Roster

Chair

Melinda Gruber, PhD, MBA, CNA

Spectrum Health Lakeland Saint Joseph, MI Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2020
Vice Chair

Kim Kranz, RN, MS, CHPCA

Catholic Home & Good Shepherd Hospice Farmingdale, NY Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022
Member

Samira Beckwith, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, FACHE, LhD

Hope HealthCare Services Fort Myers, FL Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Jason Bring, JD

Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP Atlanta, GA Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Michelle Burris

Delaware Hospice Newark, DE Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Christopher Comfort, MD

Calvary Hospital Hospice Bronx, NY Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Michael A. Eurich, BA

Big Bend Hospice, Inc. Tallahassee, FL Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Brad Evans

Kindred at Home and Hospice/Curo Health Services Grand Junction, CO Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31 -2022

Dana Foreman

LHC Group Lafayette, LA Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Elizabeth Fowler, MPH

Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY Term 1: 1/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

Deborah Hoyt

Axxess Dallas, TX Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Justin Hunter, JD

Encompass Health Washington, DC Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Scott Kistler, MHA

Empath Health | Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Tony Kudner, MFA, Certificate of Grassroots Management

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Rosemont, IL Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Louise Lindenmeier, RN, BSN

Bayada Home Health Care Watchung, NJ Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Susan Levitt, RN, BW, CDP

Hospice of the East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Sonnie Linebarger, RN

Bristol Hospice Salt Lake City, UT Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

John Lomeo, MBA

Niagara Hospice Lockport, NY Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Tarrah Lowry, BS

Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Pueblo, CO Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Kimberly Olson

St. Croix Hospice Oakdale, MN Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Joe Rogers, Pharmacist

Hospice of Humboldt Eureka, CA Term 1: 2/19/2020 - 12/31/2021
Council of States Representative

Tim Rogers, BA

Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina and South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association Raleigh, NC Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Beverly Rollins, BSW, MGA, MA

Montgomery Hospice Rockville, MD Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Paul Saylor

Caris Healthcare Knoxville, TN Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Lynne Sexten, MHA, FACHE

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care Madison, WI Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Cary Sisti, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN

The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care Cheektowaga, NY Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021

Corina Tracy, RN

Compassus Brentwood, TN Term 2: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Bryan Wysong

VITAS Healthcare Miami, FL Term 1: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2022

Kristen Yntema, MBA, MHSA

AuthoraCare Collective Greensboro, NC Term 1: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/21
Pediatric Advisory Council Representative

Diane Parker, NE-BC, CHPN, CHPPN

Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care Columbia, SC Term 2: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021
MyNHPCO Representative

TBD

Ex Officio

Edo Banach

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA
Ex-Officio

Gregory A. Wood, MS, LSW

Hospice of the Ozarks Mountain Home, AR
Staff Liaison

Mark Slobodien

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA
Staff Liaison

Sydney Shepherd

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA