Interim President & CEO/Vice President of Foundation
Wendy brings over thirty years of development and leadership experience to the VNA and is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the VNA. Prior to joining the VNA, Wendy served as the director of Institutional Development at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia. There she established a development program that included annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, special gifts, corporate giving, and foundation giving. In addition, she also worked as the director of development for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where she raised over twelve million dollars for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Wendy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Mary Jane Davis
Vice President of Professional Services, Home Health
Mary Jane joined the VNA in September of 2007 following relocation to the Treasure Coast. In March 2009 she accepted the position of Manager of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement. Mary Jane brings sixteen years of home health experience to her new role, including eleven years in senior management, most recently as Director of Quality Assurance in the south Florida area. She graduated from Indiana State University with a BS in Nursing. Her new role and responsibility provides the opportunity to work in partnership with agency-wide leadership to identify and monitor key performance indicators, create an environment for needed change with the goal of assuring a consistently high level of performance across the organization.
Vice President of Human Resources & Education
Rosalie, brings to the VNA more than fourteen years of HR support, employee relations, and managerial experience in human resource positions for large companies. She is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the VNA’s human resource and education departments. Prior to joining the VNA, she served as the Human Resource Director at Senior Resource Association in Vero Beach, where she provided leadership, support, and recruitment. In addition to working at the Senior Resource Association, Webster previously worked at Musa Holdings, in Florida, as the Human Resources Director, where she took a one year project to revamp HR functions and enhance department and company performance. Rosalie earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Montclair State University. She has also earned certification as an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources).
Vice President of Business Development & Sales
Sarah is responsible for operation of our intake/referral center, coordination of our hospital and community liaison activities, medical record keeping, clinical / financial evaluation of patient referrals, management of referral data, and medical coding. She is a nurse by training, having earned her nursing degree from Duke University. Sarah has been involved in healthcare business development, sales, and marketing for over twenty years. She is a life-long resident of Vero Beach and has close relationships with many local physicians and healthcare providers. Sarah will be adding her expertise to grow the agency’s business as well as oversee the customer service initiative.
Vice President of Professional Services, Hospice
Ritchie brings to the VNA more than fourteen years of development and managerial experience, leadership, and patient care, beginning her career as a nurse. She is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of the VNA’s hospice program. Prior to joining the VNA, Ritchie served as the Martin County Division Director with Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida, where she provided leadership, program development, and patient-centered care to the staff and management team. Karen has also worked as the VNA’s weekend patient care manager since January 2010, where she supervised and mentored staff, and was responsible for the coordination of care for patients. Ritchie earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY and received her Master’s of Nursing at the University of Phoenix.
Michael Gardner, APR
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Michael is responsible for leading our agency's marketing and communications team, which is tasked with marketing, public and media relations, corporate communications, operation of our VNA Hidden Treasures resale boutiques, and the operation of our community wellness programs. Michael earned his BA in English and a technical writing minor from Penn State University, and he holds an MA in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. His background includes public relations, communications, business development, marketing, and program management in a variety of industries. He serves as Board President of AARP Chapter 219 in Viera, Florida and is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), currently serving as President-Elect of FPRA's Space Coast Chapter. He is Accredited in Public Relations by the Universal Accreditation Board.
Director of Nightingale Private Duty Nursing
Allison Downing serves as the director of Nightingale Private Duty Nursing. As director, she supervises all aspects of the agency including sales and marketing strategies, staff management, and executing the day-to-day operations of the organization. She is also responsible for overseeing the quality care our clients receive and being sure that all their needs are being met. With over twenty years as a healthcare professional in our community, Allison understands the principals of patient-focused care. She started at the VNA as a case manager and was involved in the inception of community programs that continue to thrive today.
Director of Regulatory Compliance
Kathy is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the VNA’s compliance programs including activities related to regulatory oversight at both Federal and State levels, agency accreditation by the Joint Commission, and licensure. She is also responsible for helping to educate VNA associates about pending and current regulatory changes. Kathy earned her nursing degree from Fitchburg College in Massachusetts. She also holds a Master’s degree in healthcare administration from Kennedy Western University. She is also a licensed Risk Manager.
Director of Professional Services, Brevard County Home Health
Linda joined the VNA over fifteen years ago working in our intake department. In 2001, she was promoted to Director of Professional Services in our Space Coast office, which provides home care services for residents of Brevard County. Linda is currently responsible for daily Space Coast operations by providing administrative oversight of clinical activities and financial management.
Director of Finance
Mary first joined the VNA in 2001 as the Director of Finance. In 2004, Mary moved to the foundation department and worked part time as an accountant in order to spend more time at home with her newborn child. In August 2010, Mary was promoted to the Director of Finance position a second time. As director, her responsibilities include supervising all general accounting functions such as accounts payable, purchasing, general ledger, and payroll, as well as managing the company budgets, audits, creating and updating financial statements, and making financial reports to the company's boards and committees. Mary is a Vero Beach native who graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Central Florida in 1985. Mary also earned a Master of Business Administration in management from Webster University in 1994. Mary's previous work experience includes serving as a financial analyst, controller, and chief financial officer for five years at a doctor's clinic as well as several finance and accounting positions at Hill-Rom Services, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina.
Director of Professional Services
Christina is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Home Health division for the VNA through clinical oversight and financial management while providing leadership in line with the organization’s core values. Christina has had first-hand experience working in the various aspects of the home health division for the VNA working as a case manager, weekend staff nurse, telehealth nurse, and patient care manager. Christina was promoted to her current position in May 2012. She hold a Masters in Nursing Leadership and Management from the University of Central Florida.