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Meet the Team



In order to better serve Ohio with more high-quality and innovative home-based health care services, VNA of Ohio became part of the New Jersey-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group in 2017.

VNA of Ohio Home Health Care is licensed in OH and accredited by CHAP. We are Medicare and Medicaid certified and our skilled services are covered by the patient's health care insurance benefit. 


VNA of Ohio Leadership 

Our VNA of Ohio Leadership team includes members from the Northeastern Ohio region. 

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Steven H. Landers, MD, MPH President & CEO

Dr. Landers is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second largest not-for-profit home health care organization servicing New Jersey and Ohio. As a certified family doctor and geriatrician, Dr. Landers places a strong emphasis on house calls to the vulnerable elderly and has a specialized interest in geriatric medicine, home health, hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Landers has authored several articles on the role of home care in national publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medicine. Dr. Landers most recently joined the Huffington Post as a regular blogger focusing on health policy, family caregivers, and nurses and finding ways to improve quality and value in American health care.

Before joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Landers served as the Director of the Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation and Director of Post-Acute Operations for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. In 2014, Dr. Landers received the NJBiz 40 Under 40 Award, a recognition of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businessmen and women.

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Gene Karlen, MLRHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP V.P., Labor & Employee Relations

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Renee Coughlin PT, DPT, MHSChief Operating Officer, VNA OhioVP Service Development, Connected Health Ventures, VNA Health Group
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Joelle Brake, CHR, CDP Director of Human Resources 
Joelle Brake brings 18 years of experience and expertise to her role as Director of Human Resources. Joining the organization in March 2020, Joelle provides direction over the Human Resources activities across the agency. She is charged with the strategic planning and execution of Human Resources strategies, programs, policies and practices that support strategic objectives. Joelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Industry Management from Michigan State University and her certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Angela Daugherty, Executive Director of Home Assist 

Angela Daugherty is the Director of Private Duty Services, also known as Home Assist. Prior to coming to the VNA Angela started her nursing career at CCF as a Neuro Rehab nurse, Med Surge, cardiology, and private duty. She went on to work for MBNA as a pediatric nurse and then went into nurse management at Montefiore. She later served as Quality Director for UH Rehab hospital in Beachwood.

She joined the VNA family in 2014 as the associate director of Home Assist where she continues to use her experience, to provide quality private duty nursing in the greater Cleveland area.

Nancy McCann, VP of Philanthropy

Nancy McCann is the VP of Philanthropy for VNA Ohio, responsible for the implementation of a strategic, comprehensive fundraising and outreach program designed to ensure VNA Ohio meets its financial goals. Nancy most recently served as the Chief Development Officer of InMotion, where she established infrastructure, built a highly effective development and marketing team, and created collaborative partnerships with funders and community stakeholders.

Nancy, who spent 14 years with Cleveland Clinic, was the Executive Director responsible for the continuing development and implementation of the Clinic’s comprehensive gift planning and alumni programs. Prior to that time, Nancy served as Director of Gift Planning and Donor Relations for the Cleveland Foundation, responsible for the strategy and implementation of the first development program within a community foundation in the United States.

Nancy, who started her career with Cohen & Company, lives in Sagamore Hills with her husband Terry, has two grown children and enjoys hiking, reading and cooking.

Tracy Neal, Chief of Staff 

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Jody Peterson, Director, Business Development

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Jen Koba-Nelson, Executive Director of Home Care

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Jason Sabo, Manager of Quality & Innovation Programs

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Amy Silbaugh, Director of Behavioral Health Services

Amy Silbaugh RN, BC is the Director of Mental Health Services at the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio.  She is certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.  She previously served as the Manager of Clinical Development, Manager of Mental Health Services for 10 years and was a Mental Health nurse case manager for 4 years prior to that.  Over the 22 years of nursing she has developed a diverse background including hospital based care, camp nursing, Assertive Community Treatment, home based care, and transitional care services.  Amy has spoken to groups all over Ohio about the unique Mental Health Services that VNA provides.

As the Director of Mental Health Services, Amy serves as an ambassador for the program, educating the community, hospitals, doctors, social workers and the like on the unique mental health services VNA provides.   She also looks for growth opportunities, community partnerships and  new program development.

Amy’s areas of expertise include severe mental illness management, gero-psychiatric care, transitions of care, employee management, quality, and staff and community education. 

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Anne Slife, Clinical Care Coordinator

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VNA of Ohio Provides Many Types of Home Health Care Services. 

How Can We Care for You Today?

Our patients and clients experience our superior care every day.  

"I came home from the hospital in worse shape than I went in! Amanda, Ron, and Kady went above and beyond and took the best care of me,  they were wonderful."

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Diane, Home Healthcare Patient


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