NAHC Welcomes New Members to the Private Duty Home Care Advisory Council

Earlier this month, the NAHC Private Duty Home Care Advisory Council welcomed four new members to its ranks after careful deliberation and review of an unprecedented number of applications from interested members. The new members are:

Barbara Byers, President, Western Illinois Home Health Care
Patricia Drea, Senior Vice President, AXXESS
Neal Kursban, CEO, Family & Nursing Care
Nicholas Oliver, Executive Director, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care

Meeting every other week, the Advisory Council is made up of eighteen leaders within the private duty home care community, selected on an annual basis via a formal application process. These leaders lend their expert insight and experience to help drive strategic goals and initiatives across education, advocacy, leadership, and innovation; and play an integral role in the development of new service offerings and programs specifically for private duty home care.

“Every day I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to work with such distinguished and talented members of the private duty home care community,” said Emilie Bartolucci, Executive Director of Private Duty Home Care at NAHC. “Private Duty Home Care at NAHC continues to expand its service offerings and strengthen its foundation for our member, and much of our success can be attributed to those actively participating on the council. I look forward to another productive and successful year.”

On behalf of everyone at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, NAHC welcome these new members to the Private Duty Home Care Advisory Council and thank them for their willingness to serve and unwavering commitment to the private duty home care community.

Lead the Future of Private Duty Home Care: Serve on NAHC’s PD Advisory Council

  • Apply here!
  • All applications due by Friday, January 15, 2021!

In February 2021, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will select members to serve on committees and advisory councils for 2021. Committee appointments are for one year, subject to reappointment from year to year. Advisory Council terms vary depending on each Council’s guidelines.

Private Duty Home Care Advisory Council:  Created to render more focused support services to the expanding non-Medicare and private pay home care industry. Areas of focus are advocacy, education, networking, and providing needed business services.

Committee and advisory council applications must be no later than Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

If you have any questions about submitting your application please contact, Raul Suarez, Executive Liaison, at

Members interested in serving should complete and return the committee or advisory council application as soon as possible. Remember to indicate the committee or advisory council to which you are applying (please include any previous NAHC committee/advisory council experience in your personal statement).

Click here to access the 2021 NAHC Committee and Advisory Council Application

When applying, you should describe your expertise and qualifications for the appointment personal statement that may be typed into the application or uploaded.  Also pleas be sure to include a copy of your current resume. Candidates’ applications will be presented to the NAHC Board of Directors for consideration and appointment. Each candidate will be notified of any appointment in March of 2021.