Leadership

Leadership at VNA of Ohio
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Steven H. Landers, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Lisa VonLehmden-Zidek

President

Lisa Zidek is the President of Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio as of August 1, 2019. She is tasked 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.

Since 2014, she was the president and owner of the Westlake-based Ideal Home Health Care when she oversaw just under 20 employees and a 114 patient census. Under her leadership, the organization grew to over 130 employees and a nearly 800 home healthcare patient census.

She is the proud mother of one son, Bradley. 

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Gene Karlen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MLRHR

Vice President, Labor Relations & People Integration

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.

 

gkarlen@vnaohio.org