Colleen Hilton, RN, Chief Executive Officer
“We help families through difficult journeys by hiring the best leaders in their field, whether they are therapists, nurses, or social workers. The key is to have the right people and you will give the best service.” – Colleen Hilton
Colleen Hilton, RN is the CEO for VNA Home Health Hospice. Colleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine. She holds a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Health Policy and Management from the Muskie Institute of USM. Colleen is a graduate of the 2008 class of Health Leadership Development, a partnership between the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and the Institute for Civic Leadership.
Colleen has served in administrative capacities for the past 15 years. She has been a passionate advocate for home health and hospice serving on the Home Care Alliance of Maine Board of Directors in several capacities. She is a member of the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives as well as serving in several Professional Advisory roles in health care. She has served as the Chair of the Cumberland District Public Health Council, advocating for public health throughout southern Maine.
Colleen is also actively involved in her local community. She served on the Westbrook School Committee for ten years. She was a 2007 recipient of the Department of Education Commissioner’s Recognition award for her work in Truancy, Dropout and Alternative Education. She was also elected as the Mayor of Westbrook in 2009 as the first female to hold that office in the city’s history.
Elizabeth Rolfe, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Clinical Operations & Chief Nursing Officer
“Every day I come to work at the VNA feeling blessed to be part of such a talented group of professionals who care deeply for our clients, families, and for each other. Developing innovative, evidenced based programs that will help our clients achieve their personal health goals and experience stellar clinical outcomes is not only challenging but professionally fulfilling.” – Beth Rolfe
Elizabeth Rolfe possesses an extensive home care and hospice background. She served the Community Health & Counseling Services for 10 years, where she was responsible for home health and hospice services for Northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties in Maine. Her professional experience also includes 16 years of acute care and hospital-based management. Since 1995, Elizabeth has been certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a board-certified nurse executive. This certification validates a nurse’s skills, knowledge, and abilities, while recognizing her within the professional sphere of activity and reflecting professional practice. Elizabeth lives in Phippsburg, Maine with her husband. She is passionate about the health and well-being of her local community, where she is an active member of the Phippsburg Land Trust Board of Directors.
Leah Wright RN, BSN, Vice President of Performance Improvement & System Integration
Leah Wright has held several positions at VNA, including as an on-call/evening nurse, a member of the Central Intake department, a Clinical Supervisor, a Quality Manager, and now VP of Performance Improvement & System Integration . Leah began her career at VNA as a field clinician nearly 15 years ago. She now serves as Director of Performance Improvement, monitoring quality outcomes for VNA. Leah joined the nursing profession after shadowing with her school nurse at a local hospital. After working briefly at Brighton Medical Center, she transitioned to an interventional cardiac unit at Maine Medical Center, before joining VNA’s team. A graduate of Westbrook College (now the University of New England) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, Leah resides in Gorham with her husband and two children.
Jane McGillicuddy, MS, BSN, RN, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of Human Resources
“I love my work. Our staff has integrity, performs professionally and believe in helping people live at home, enjoying a quality of life during a time of illness that is unobtainable anywhere else.” – Jane McGillicuddy
Jane McGillicuddy has served residents of Southern Maine for more than 25 years. She helped lead VNA through its initial Medicare Hospice certification and first Joint Commission accreditation. As a former clinician and clinical director, Jane’s experience coupled with her insight in administration and human resources brings a unique level of service to VNA. Currently, Jane is a member of the Maine Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, the Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administrators, and the Human Resource Association of Southern Maine. Jane earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Anselm College and a Master of Science in Management from Antioch/New England Graduate School. She is also certified through the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Suzi Tracy, MBA, Vice President of Business Operations
“The mission at VNA aligns perfectly with my values as an individual, so being here is a natural fit. I have enjoyed every single day since coming to work here.” – Suzi Tracy
Suzi Tracy has been with VNA Home Health Hospice for over 10 years. Prior to VNA, her career was focused in public accounting with positions in and out of Maine 14 years ago. Her experience in healthcare finance began as an Auditor for Medicare where she traveled throughout New England to audit hospitals, skilled facilities, and home care agencies.
Suzi has served on the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine as a Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee. Suzi also served the City of South Portland on the Economic Development Committee from April 2008 to March 2010. She was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for PROP (Peoples Regional Opportunity Program) in 2009 for 10 years of voluntary service.
Suzi holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University and Masters of Science in Business from Husson University. She is married with two daughters, two great son-in-laws, and 3 (so far) grandsons.
Jackie Welsh, Director of Philanthropy & Business Development
Jackie joined EMHS Foundation in February 2014 to focus on VNA Home Health Hospice. Following a career in New York hotel sales and marketing, and several years at home with her children, Jackie was introduced to VNA of Somerset Hills in New Jersey, where she discovered her passion for the elderly. Just a few visits with VNA nurses into the homes of the sick and infirm was all it took. As their Director of Development and Marketing, Jackie performed numerous VNA tasks. She coordinated marketing efforts, raised $9.4m for a capital campaign, wrote numerous grants for programs helping people to age in place, initiated an annual giving campaign, and oversaw various events. Eventually, however, it was time to return to her native New England. Jackie and her husband reside in Kennebunk.
Leigh Ann Howard, RN, MSN, CHFN, Director of Home Health & Specialty Programs
Rosemary Unnold, RN, MSN, COS-C, Director of Performance Improvement & Lifestages
Christine Turner, RN, MA, CHPN, CHPCA, Director of Hospice & Palliative Care Programs
Lisa Fuller, Director of Aging Initiatives
William Anderson, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Director of Therapy Practices
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