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Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

Mary Lou Stricklin, Former Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio President & CEO, Joins VNA Board of Directors

President of VNA of Ohio from 1988 to 2008 will join VNA Board of Directors, bringing knowledge, expertise and experience

CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 1, 2018) – On Wednesday, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio’s (VNA of Ohio) Board of Directors voted to confirm the appointment of Mary Lou V. Stricklin, MSN, APRN, FAAN, EMBA to the VNA Board. The former President and CEO of VNA of Ohio (1988-2008), Stricklin now runs The Arts for Healing and Stricklin Consulting in Cleveland. She is a certified holistic nurse practitioner, educator and nonprofit business consultant. Nationally recognized in the nursing profession and nonprofit management, she is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards.

“Under Mary Lou’s leadership, VNA of Ohio expanded its mental and behavioral health services to patients who required in-home services of psychiatric nurses and social workers,” said Lisa Kristosik, MSN, RN, President and COO of VNA of Ohio. “That was a game-changer for our organization and for home care in general. We look forward to once again learning from such a visionary leader in health care.”

“We look forward to building a Board of Directors who can lead VNA of Ohio into the future,” said Tom Seay of Hartland and the current Chair of VNA of Ohio Board of Directors. “We know that Mary Lou is the right person to help us put the organization on the path to succeed in an evolving healthcare environment.”

“Not only is Mary Lou a tireless visionary leader in health care, she is a thoughtful, reflective person who is able to connect personally with employees and industry leaders alike,” said Steven Landers, MPH, MD, President and CEO of VNA of Ohio and its parent organization, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. “She is a welcome presence on the Board and will be a great resource to both VNA of Ohio and VNA Health Group.”

About Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

With close to 400 healthcare and administrative professionals, VNA of Ohio serves thousands of individuals throughout Northeast, Northwest, Central, and Mid-Ohio. VNA of Ohio offers the largest scope of home-based health services in the state, focusing on home healthcare and personal care private-duty services. Home healthcare services extend to include medical/surgical nursing care, behavioral health services, TeleHealth chronic disease management, and rehabilitation therapy services.

VNA of Ohio joined New Jersey-based VNA Health Group in 2017 to advance high-quality and innovative home-based care services. For more information about VNA Health Group or to find services in New Jersey, please visit


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