Meet the 2022 NAHC Board of Directors

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice has a new Board of Directors for 2022, featuring a new Board Chair, but the most important thing, a relentless committment to improving NAHC and making it a better advocate for providers of care in the home and their patients, has not changed at all.

“NAHC 2.0 is blessed with a very high level of interest and engagement in the NAHC Board, committees, and advisory councils,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi, who has worked closely with the Board to transform the association. “The 2022 Board is deep in talent and commitment. Congratulations to the 2022 officers, Ken Albert, Chair; Billy Simione, Treasurer; and Melissa Jeremiah, Secretary. A special thanks goes to Mary Myers, the Board Chair for the past three years, and to Brent Korte, the outgoing Secretary of the Board. The entire home care community can count on the continuing leadership and support from the NAHC Board in 2022.”

New Board Chair Kenneth Albert is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice in Maine. Prior to his appointment to those positions in June of 2016, Ken served as the Director and Chief Operating Office of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining the Department in March 2012, Ken practiced law for several years in Lewiston, Maine, specializing in health law, professional licensing, and regulatory and compliance law.

Ken was first elected to the hospice seat on the NAHC Board in 2019 and again in 2021. He chairs NAHC’s Public Policy Committee and the Hospice Advisory Committee.

“I am incredibly honored to have been elected Chairperson of the Board of Directors for NAHC,” Ken Albert told NAHC Report. “Serving on the Board for the last three years, my respect endures for the important work that NAHC achieves for its members and the patients and families that we all serve. As a  sector of the health care delivery continuum, home based health care continues to evolve as a vitally necessary service for millions of Americans. We are increasingly integral partners for our hospitals, medical practices, and health care facilities in the communities we serve. Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payer beneficiaries – from birth to end of life – rely on the care we provide to achieve quality outcomes and enhance overall quality of life. I look forward to working with the talented NAHC team, your dedicated Board of Directors and all of our remarkable members as we navigate together the many changing dynamics of the health care delivery system in the United States.”

Ken’s background is rich in medical experience, including seventeen years of clinical practice in emergency and intensive care settings. In that time, Ken served as Director of Emergency Services at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC), as the Administrator of the Occupational Health Center affiliated with CMMC, and as the Lewiston Site Manager for LifeFlight of Maine. Additionally, Ken spent five years as a traveling critical care nurse working in metropolitan, rural and tribal communities across the United States. He also served for several years as an adjunct faculty member at New England College where he taught Legal Issues in Health Care Administration.

Ken presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Maine College of Health Professions.

Read on to learn more about the entire Board of Directors.

Kenneth Albert, Chair

  • Hospice
  • President/CEO
  • Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2022-12/31/2024


Melissa Jeremiah, Secretary

  • Home Health
  • Director of Operations
  • Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care and Hospice
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2022-12/31/2024


William Simione III, Treasurer

  • Managing Principal
  • Simione Healthcare Consultants
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2022-12/31/2024


Sheldon Retchin

  • Non-Home Care Appointment
  • Senior Advisor to President
  • Health Sciences Administration
  • The Ohio State University
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2022-12/31/2024


Marcylle Combs

  • Business Partner
  • Owner
  • MAC Legacy
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2022-12/31/2024


Mary Myers

  • Integrated Health System Provider & Immediate Past Chair
  • President/CEO
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2022
  • Ex-Officio term set to begin after elected term expries


Rod Windley

  • At-Large Board Member
  • Executive Chairman
  • Aveanna
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2022


Sara Ratcliffe

  • Forum of State Associations
  • Executive Director
  • Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2022


Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, RN

  • Vice President, Post-Acute Care and Health Services Operations
  • Dignity Health® CA Central Coast
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2022


Jason E. Bring

  • Partner, Healthcare Group
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2020-12/31/2022

Beth Slepian, MBA, PT

  • President & CEO
  • Granite VNA
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2021-12/31/2023)


Susan Ponder-Stansel

  • President & CEO
  • Alivia Care, Inc.
  • Appointed Term: 01/01/2021-12/31/2023


John Olajide

  • Business Partner
  • CEO
  • Axxess, Inc.
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2021-12/31/2023


David Totaro

  • Private Duty
  • BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2021-12/31/2023


David Causby

National Provider

  • President, SVP Home Health
  • Kindred Care at Home
  • Elected Term: 01/01/2021-12/31/2023



William A. Dombi, Esq.

  • President
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice