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June, 6th 2013 in Press Releases

White Plains, NY—June 6, 2013.  Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., (WVNS Group) the parent organization of VNS Westchester, the largest nonprofit Medicare-certified community-based home healthcare agency in the County, and of Westchester Care at Home, its affiliated NYS-licensed home healthcare agency, has announced the appointment of six new members to its Governing Board.

According to Patricia W. Siebecker, WVNS Group Board Chair, the new appointees bring diverse skills and experience that will help the agency implement its strategic plan for growth while adapting to the changing landscape of home health care.  “With VNS Westchester’s recent expansion of services to residents of the Bronx, Dutchess and Rockland counties (in addition to Westchester and Putnam), we believe that we can better serve these populations by having Board members with deep roots in these communities,” said Siebecker.

Moreover, the Board has brought on additional members who are well versed in the changing legal, regulatory and socio-economic climate affecting home care, Siebecker noted. “It’s critical that we remain agile to ensure the continuation of the highest level of care in the most cost-efficient way possible for our patients,” said Siebecker.

The following new members were appointed to the WVNS Group Board at its May meeting:

MICHAEL J. AMORUSO, Esq., is a Partner at Amoruso & Amoruso in Rye Brook, where he concentrates his practice on elder law, asset preservation, estate planning and administration and guardianship. He is Past Chair of the NYS Bar Association Elder Law Section and a current member of its Executive Committee. A nationally published author and frequent lecturer for the NYS Bar Association, he also hosts WFAS AM’s “Eldercare on the Air” radio show and is on the Board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

JESSICA ANSEHL is Senior Manager in the Global Beverages Group at PepsiCo in Purchase, specializing in portfolio and investment analysis, strategic planning and brand development.  Prior to that she was a Consultant at CSC Global Health Solutions Consulting where she earned a “Making a Difference Award” for her leadership in assisting major health care organizations with business development, strategic partnerships, quality assurance and state and federal compliance issues.

CHRISTOPHER J. AVENTURO, Esq. is a Partner at Keane & Beane, P.C., in White Plains, where he handles all aspects of estate planning and administration, Surrogate and Supreme Court litigation, elder care and Medicaid planning. Prior to that he worked in estate planning and administration at a number of prestigious law firms in White Plains.  He frequently lectures on trusts and estates, planned giving and elder law for senior groups and educational organizations.

TELKA A. HOWARD of Poughquag in Dutchess County, served as a Telecommunications executive for the past thirty years, where she specialized in customer service and relationship management for major accounts, first at Verizon and before that at Nynex. She has served in a number of voluntary leadership roles over the past twenty years, including ten years of Board experience at organizations such as the Junior League of Poughkeepsie and the YMCA.

CHRISTINE MONROE resides in Suffern in Rockland County, and is Associate Executive Director for Finance and Administration at ARC of Rockland in Congers, where she has served in diverse roles for over thirty years. An accomplished health care executive, she holds expertise in budgeting and forecasting, financial planning, project and operations management, and regulatory and compliance issues.

NANCY J. RUDOLPH, Esq., is a Partner at the law firm, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt in White Plains, where she works in trusts and estates, estate administration, estate tax, and guardianship in the Surrogate’s Court, the Supreme Court, and before the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to that she was an Assistant Attorney General in the NYS Office of the Special Prosecutor, handling civil litigation related to Medicaid. A past member of the WVNS Group Board, she has rejoined the Board and will serve as its Treasurer.





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