Cornerstone VNA welcomes three new Board Members
Rochester – Cornerstone VNA, your local nonprofit home health and aged care organization, welcomes and introduces new board members, Marilyn Staff, RN, David Richard and Laura Davie.
According to Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO, “We are thrilled to have Marilyn, David and Laura on our dynamic and steadfast Board of Directors. In addition to sharing a passion for our mission, they all bring extensive healthcare experience and leadership skills.” Adds Julie, “Marilyn, David and Laura will all join our Board of Directors during an exciting time as we begin our 110 business.y Anniversary, working together to honor our past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the bright future of VNA. “
Graduated from Boston College, Marilyn Staff, BSN, RN, CCM She has served as CEO for over 35 years and is currently Director of Care Coordination at FedPoint located in Portsmouth, NH For over eight years she has been overseeing care management and waste fraud and abuse of the federal long-term care insurance program. She has extensive senior leadership and clinical operations management experience in various settings, as well as significant risk and audit expertise. A strategic, analytical, and visionary leader, Marilyn is a former member of the Massachusetts Home Care Alliance and collaborated to establish Salem State’s first Shadow Nursing Program (formerly SSC).
David Richard is currently Director of Sales for Liquid Fuels and Equipment as well as President of Community Outreach for DF Richard Energy in Dover, New Hampshire. Before rejoining his family business in 2015, he was an occupational therapist for over 20 years in various settings, including skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and visiting nurse agencies. He has also held management positions in SNF departments, including lead therapist positions in various VNA settings.
David shares, “I am honored to be part of such a passionate group of professionals who provide much needed home health services to the greater Rochester area and beyond. Plus, I experienced Cornerstones VNA services firsthand as they provided amazing care to my mom in her final weeks.” All I can say is that I was very touched by the level of empathy and level of connection with myself and my siblings. It was such a relief for all of us. I would not hesitate to recommend the Cornerstone VNA to anyone in need of home care.”
Laura Davey, MD, is the director of the long-term care and aging focus area at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP). She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Center on Aging and Community Life (CACL), a collaboration between IHPP and the Disability Institute at the University of New Hampshire at Durham NH Laura joined IHPP in 2005 and provides leadership, project management, facilitation, and evaluation across multiple projects focused on person-centered options To older people to support them to live and grow old in the communities of their choice. Currently, Laura is a volunteer at Cornerstone VNA Hospice, an active member of the Tri-State Learning Collaborative Advisory Board on Aging, and a collaborative partner in the NH Senior Leadership Chain. Laura was a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Public Health Association (2009-2016) and served as Vice President (2011-2015).
Laura shares, “As a Hospice Care Volunteer over the past two years, I have learned the breadth and depth of services that Cornerstone VNA provides and the high qualifications of the people it employs. Joining the Board is an opportunity to serve Cornerstone VNA, as well as our community. Maintaining and expanding home services is vital For the health and well-being of individuals in need of care and their caregivers.”
Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap, and Carroll counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provide award-winning care and support through five distinct programmes: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care – Private Service and Community Care. For 110 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to serving people of all ages so families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illness, or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.