Movers & Shakers: Visiting Nurse Health System’s New Board Chair

Visiting Nurse Health System Names New Board Chair

Visiting Nurse Health System, Georgia’s largest nonprofit home health care provider, has named David A. Martin, RN, as board chair, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Martin has served on the Visiting Nurse board since 2011, including on their strategic planning, professional advisory, advancement and executive/finance committees.


Martin is the founder, president and CEO of comprehensive vein clinic VeinInnovations. His previous experience includes positions in hospital intensive care units and emergency rooms; as a clinical first-assistant for cardiac and thoracic surgeons; and the founder of several other companies, including a nonprofit tissue bank, a first-assistant surgical practice and a new medical device company.

Mercy health Hires New VP of Home Care

Mercyhealth has named Bob Walters as its new vice president of home care, reported.


He oversees Mercyhealth at Home services, which include home care, hospice, durable medical equipment and older adult services. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, operations, financial process and department functions.

Walters brings more than 23 years of experience in the home care field to the role, including most recently working for Allina Health in Minneapolis. He has perviously managed home care services at Aurora Health Care, OhioHealth and ProHealth Care.

Sun Health at Home Names Executive Director

Sun Health at Home (SHAH) hired Barbara Mason as executive director of its continuing care at home program. The program is regulated by the Arizona Department of Insurance and has 20 members, according to news outlet Your West Valley.

Mason has experience in marketing and sales, counseling, clinical care and musical theater.

In exchange for a monthly fee, members of the continuing care at home program are covered for long-term care, wellness and other nonmedical needs.

Prior to joining SHAH, Mason was the territory manager for Mobilex USA, a mobile diagnostic service provider that serves more than 6,000 health facilities, including long-term care centers.

Cooperative Home Care Associates Promotes New President

Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), the nation’s largest worker-owned cooperative, has named Executive Vice President Adria Powell to become its next president, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Powell has been with CHCA since 1993, beginning her employment as a coordinator. CHCA has been led for the last 16 years by Michael Elsas. Under his tenure, the cooperative quadrupled in size to 2,100 employees.

Hospice of Southern Illinois CEO Retires After 19 Years

Rebecca Wisdom, CEO of Hospice of Southern Illinois, will be retiring after 19 years of service with the Belleville-based organization.

Wisdom began her career as a social worker and continued to practice in home health and hospice. She became a director for a hospice in southern Illinois and then CEO at Hospice of Southern Illinois.

“If it were not for our mission, the care we provide and the dedication of our employees and volunteers, I would not feel as confident that this is the right time for me to say goodbye to something I am so passionate about,” Wisdom said.

Written by Amy Baxter

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