Quality & Standards Committee

Quality and Standards Committee Members

2019 Quality and Standards Committee Roster


Suzi K. Johnson

Sharp HospiceCare La Mesa, CA
Vice Chair

Kanda Wurm, RN

Clinical Standards Manager Harbor Light Hospice Glen Ellyn, IL

Carla Braveman

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State Albany, NY

Kendall Carnie, BSN, RN

National Director, Quality & Clinical Practice Kindred Hospice Atlanta, GA

Jeannette Dove

VP & Chief of Clinical & Quality Operatons Bristol Hospice Salt Lake City, UT

Rebecca Fear, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CHPN

Wings of Hope Hospice Allegan, MI

Jennifer Flugaur, RN, BSN, CHPN

Director, Quality and Compliance Agrace HospiceCare Madison, WI

Tarie Kendall

Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care Quincy, IL

Joanna Kozlowski, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA

Senior Director, Clinical Services Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region Charlotte, NC

Natalie McNeal, MBA, MHA, LNHA

Executive Director Wellstar Community Hospice Austell, GA

Elisabeth McRae, BA, BSN, CHPN

QAPI Coordinator Hospice of NE Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, GA

Sarah McSpadden, RN, BSN, MSN, MPH

Chief Operating Officer The Elizabeth Hospice Escondido, CA

Andrea Patrick-Baudet, MBA, RN, CHPN, CHPCA

VP of Hospice Services Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Concord, NH

Melissa Ring, MSN, RN, CHPN

VP, Quality, Education & Compliance Hospice of the East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA

Debbie Robson, RN, BSN, MBA-HCM

Vice President of Hospice Salus Hospice Irvine, CA

Mary Jane Ruppert, RN

Assistant VP of Clinical Services Heartland Home Health & Hospice Toledo, OH

Eugenia Smither, RN, CHC, CHE, CHP

Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY

Angela Snyder, RN, MSA, MHA

Bayada Boyertown, PA

Kristen Straining, RN, CHPCA

St. Croix Hospice Oakdale, MN

John Stys, RN, BSN, MA, MS, CPHQ

Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care Mount Prospect, IL

Jennifer Vennare

UPMC Family Hospice and Palliative Care Pittsburgh, PA

Dianne Wojciechowski, MSW, LCSW, CHPCA

VP, Operations Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Rosemont, IL
Council of States Representative

Susan Wallace, MSW, LSW

Director of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs LeadingAge Ohio Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH

Lin Simon, PhD, RN

Delaware Hospice Milford, DE

Ann Marie Ackerman, BSN, MBA, RN

Hospice & Community Care Lancaster, PA

Catherine Grubbs, MHA, CPHQ

CEO Circle of Life Hospice Springdale, AR

Kristy Morris, RN, BSN, CHPN

Vice President of Clinical Affairs Hospice of East Texas Tyler, TX

Christine Nidd

Hospice of the Northwest Mount Vernon, WA

Richard Russell

VP, Patient Care Services-Post Acute ProMedica Health System Sylvania, OH
Ex Officio

Edo Banach

President and CEO National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA
Ex Officio

Gregory A. Wood, MS, LSW

Hospice of the Ozarks Mountain Home, AR
Staff Liaison

Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA