Steven Landers serves as the President and CEO of the VNA Health Group, which now includes Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, Visiting Nurse Association of Englewood, Barnabas Home Health and Hospice and the Federally Qualified Health Centers.Dr. Landers is a passionate physician-executive with a strong track-record of leading organizational changes and innovations that strengthen health care delivery and improve value. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This background and expertise enables him to view modern health care issues more holistically. As a physician-executive, he is a strong advocate for patient care as well as operational/organizational excellence.Dr. Landers was born in Cleveland Ohio and raised in University Heights and Shaker Heights. He, and his wife, Allison have three sons, Eli, Sammy and Harley. In his time off, Dr. Landers enjoys fishing, golfing, snorkeling and hiking. He is also an avid sports fan supporting his favorite teams—the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes and Indiana Hoosiers.
Lisa Kristosik brings years of clinical leadership and oversees all operational aspects of home health and hospice services. Lisa is charged with the development and execution of the operational policies and procedures and the supervision of the day-to-day operations including patient admissions, accreditation and quality standards, and team and culture management. Joining the organization in 2010, Lisa has served as Director of Nursing, Associate Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer. From 2016-2017, Lisa led the charge to implement many innovative programs including the Ambulatory Withdrawal Management Program, which expanded VNA’s role in behavioral health to address the growing opioid crisis in Ohio. Before VNA of Ohio, she served as the Director of Home Health at Montefiore At Home. Lisa holds an Associate Degree from Lakeland Community College in Nursing and Medical Technology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She has led presentations on a wide range of topics – from nursing law to telehealth. In 2009, she was recognized for Best Practice in Community Based Services for Anticoagulant Management Program from Advocate of Not-for-Profit Services for Older Ohioans (AOPHA).Lisa has been a member of the Board of Directors for Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging since 2014. She is currently a member of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice. She is an advocate for client rights and volunteers as a Client’s Rights Officer for the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. She also brings her experience and passion for nursing education to Chamberlain College of Nursing and Kent State University where she serves as an advisory board member.
Gene Karlen brings years of human resources experience and expertise to his role as Vice President, Labor Relations & People Integration. Joining the organization in 2014, Gene provides direction over the Human Resources activities across the organization. He is charged with the strategic planning and execution of Human Resources strategies, programs, policies and practices that support strategic objectives. Gene earned his Bachelor Degrees in Communication from Baldwin Wallace University and his Master of Labor Relations & Human Resources from Cleveland State University.
Renee Coughlin brings 18 years of experience in leadership across the health care continuum. She has a passion for caring for those who choose to age in place, helping them meeting their goals and remain in their homes and communities. As Chief of Home Health Operations, Renee oversees all aspects of the skilled home health agency services.
Prior to working for VNA of Ohio, Renee was the Administrator for Home Health Care at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Connected Care where she directed, coordinated and evaluated all the activities related to home health services. She also served as the Director for Rehabilitation Services at the Clinic and as Executive Director for the Spine and Orthopedic Institute at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. She has a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana and Master of Science: Health Sciences, a Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy and Certificate of Gerontological Studies from Cleveland State University.
Renee is a certified Chronic Care Professional (CCP-health coach), Certified OASIS Specialist – Clinical, CITI Certified and eligible to participate in human subjects research, Tier I employee engagement leader and engagement coach. She has also received the 2014 Cleveland Clinic Excellence Award for Innovation in Programs.