Regulatory Committee

Regulatory Committee Members

2019 Regulatory Committee Roster


Sally Aldrich, RN, MSN

Baptist Trinity Hospice Memphis, TN

Cindy Hatton

Hospice of the East Bay Pleasant Hill, CA

Janine Cacciatore, BSN, MBA, CHPCA

Administrator Fort Lauderdale, FL

Synthia Cathcart, RN, BSN

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services Hospice Compassus Brentwood, TN

Amy Cannizzo-Brennan, MS, RN, CPHQ

Vice President Sustaining Innovation Trustbridge West Palm Beach, FL

Ellen Coughlin, RN, MA, MPA, CHPN

Director of Patient Services Center for Hope Hospice Scotch Plains, NJ

Teresa Craig, BBA, CPA

Director, Client Strategy Netsmart Overland Park, KS

Hallie DeCapp, BSN

Vice President of Compliance Harbor Light Hospice Glen Ellyn, IL

Nikki Gruis Diekmann

Director of Quality & Compliance Seasons Hospice Rochester, MN

Vivian Dodge, RN, BSN, MBA

Executive Director/CEO Talbot Hospice Easton, MD

Melinda Egging, BS, CHC

VP, Quality, Corporate Compliance & Risk Mgmt. Care Synergy Denver, CO

Kerri Ervin, MS, BSN, RN, CHC, CHPN, CHPCA

Avow Hospice, Inc. Naples, FL

Robert Friedman, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM, HMDC

Chief Medical Officer Hospice Austin Austin, TX

Joelle Goldade, RN, BSN, CHPN, COS-C, HCS-D

Director of Clinical Operations CHI Health at Home-Home Health and Hospice Fargo, ND

Carolyn Goodall, MSN

Director of Accreditation and Licensure Sutter VNA and Hospice Fairfield, CA

Nancy Grissom, MSN, CHC

Sr. Director of Compliance & Education Heartland Home Health and Hospice Toledo, OH

Dianne Hansen, MT(ASCP), MHA, BCHH-C

Chief Executive Officer Partners in Home Care, Inc. Missoula, MT

Maureen Kelleher, RN, MBA, CHPCA

AVIANT Hospice Gilbert, AZ

Annette Kiser

Teleios Collaborative Network Flat Rock, NC

Amy Lavin, RN, BSN, CHPN

Hospice Regional Outcomes Specialist Compassus Home Office Barnhart, MO

Jeffrey Lycan, RN, BS, MS

President Hospice Alliance of Ohio Columbus, OH

Ed Martin, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island Providence, RI

Steve Mooney

Infinity Hospice Care Las Vegas, NV

Laura Mosby, MSW, LCSW

Empath Health | Suncoast Hospice Clearwater, FL

Pam Saucier, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Compliance & Clinical Officer Chapters Health System Tampa, FL

Sylvia Singleton

Corporate Compliance Officer Caris Healthcare Knoxville, TN

Kimberly Skehan, RN, BSN, MSN

Director, Regulatory and Quality Consulting Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC Hamden, CT

Holly Swiger, PhD, MPH, RN, CHC

Chief Compliance Officer The Elizabeth Hospice Escondido, CA

Susan Swinford, MSW

Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY

Linda Trout, RN, PhD, CHPN, RN

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Marlton, NJ

Tracy Tull Nielson, MSN, CHPCA

VP, Compliance and Education Delaware Hospice, Inc. Milford, DE

Christine Turner, RN, MA, CHPN, CHPCA

Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Programs VNA Home Health Hospice South Portland, ME

Lisa Vaden

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas Little Rock, AR
Council of States Representative


Judy Wooten, MHA, FACHE

President and CEO Arkansas Hospice, Inc. North Little Rock, AR

Jean Acevedo, CHC, CPC

Acevedo Consulting Inc. Delray Beach, FL

Candy Bartlett, JD

Legislative Counsel AseraCare Hospice Arlington, TN

Roseanne Berry MS, RN

Partner and Consultant Tempe, AZ

Greg Kite

Chief Executive Officer Consolo Services Group, LLC Lexington, KY

Cherry Meier, MSN

Vice President of Public Affairs VITAS Healthcare Corporation Miami, FL

Brooke Bumpers, JD

Attorney Hogan Lovells Washington, DC

Meg Pekarske, JD

Chair, Hospice & Palliative Care Practice Group Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. Madison, WI
Ex Officio

Edo Banach

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

Gregory A. Wood, MS, LSW

Hospice of the Ozarks Mountain Home, AR
Staff Liaison

Hope Fost

Regulatory and Quality Liaison National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA

Jennifer L. Kennedy, MA, CHC

Director, Regulatory & Compliance National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA

Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Alexandria, VA