The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to formally announce that Kristen Wheeler has assumed the role of Executive Director of Private Duty Home Care at NAHC, effective Monday, March 7, 2022. Kristen comes aboard following the departure of Emilie Bartolucci, who departed in November of 2021.
“We are very excited to have Kristen join the NAHC staff as the new Executive Director of Private Duty Home Care,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “Kristen is someone who brings the perfect blend of talent and experience. She will add great strength to NAHC’s support of private duty home care. This is a big gain for all NAHC members.”
Many of you may already be familiar with Kristen. She joins NAHC from the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF), having served as the inaugural Director of Private Duty Services for nearly six years. During her tenure with HCAF, Kristen was highly successful in growing the Association’s Private Duty membership, as well as adding to the benefits and services available for members.
“I think this move is a win for everyone and I am excited for the opportunity to take Private Duty priorities to Washington,” said Kristen.
Prior to working with HCAF, Kristen was a co-owner of a Private Duty home care agency in Florida. “I have seen Private Duty home care from both sides of the desk, so to speak,” she says, adding, “and my goal is to be a solid resource for Private Duty providers nationwide. Private Duty home care is here to stay and providers need to know that they have a partner at NAHC that has their back.”
Kristen can be reached via email or at (305) 849-1300.