Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Julie Reynolds, President
Cornerstone VNA

Jennifer Legassie, Vice President
Central New HVNA and Hospice

Dimitri Panacopoulos, Treasurer
Berry Dunn

Donna Frizzell, Secretary
VNA of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire

John Getts, Member -At- Large
Home Health & Hospice Care

Michelle August
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services

Mary Bendel 
Healthy at Home, Inc., A Harbor Care Program

Johanna Beliveau
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire

Tiffany Haynes-Hicks, MSN, RN, Vice President of Operations
North Country Home Health & Hospice

Andrea Huertas, RN, BSN, CHPN
Individual Member

Amy Moore, Director
Ascentria In-Home Care

Beth Slepian, MBA, PT
Concord Regional VNA

Gina Balkus, CEO

Gina Balkus joined the Home Care Association as CEO in 2011. She has more than 30 years of healthcare public policy experience. Prior to her position with the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire, Balkus was Director of Government Relations for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a statewide hospital and physician health system, and Vice President, Public Affairs for the NH Hospital Association.

Leslie Hammond, Director of Education & Communications

Leslie Hammond came to the Home Care Association in 2015 to build on communication, branding and marketing efforts. Since then she has become responsible for all of the Alliance’s education programs, website, marketing materials as well as developing initiatives to enhance the visibility of home health & hospice in New Hampshire. Leslie has held public relations and public policy positions with the Vermont Health Care Association and the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont and New Hampshire.