Board of Directors

The Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by our voting members and who represent the full scope of our membership.
Each year candidates for the Board of Directors are nominated by our membership and a slate is prepared by our member-elected Nominating Committee.

If you are a member of the Association and would like to learn more about being on the Association's Board, please contact Nancy Fitterer at

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Board Chair
Dawn Jacobson, RN, MSN

Vice President, Hackensack Meridian at Home

Dawn has been in the home care industry for 23 years, all with Hackensack Meridian At Home, where she is the Vice President of Home Health. She has served on the Home Care Association's Board of Directors since 2017 and currently serves as the Board Chair. Dawn holds a BSN from Scranton University and a MSN from Monmouth University.  

Michael Brown, RN
President, MB Healthcare Consultants 

Mike has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. His passion is truly home care services, where he has managed Home Health, Hospice and Home Care services in many states, holding executive leadership roles such as Division and Regional Director, Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Quality and Standards.  He is the founder and President of MB Healthcare Consultants, LLC.

Irma Camaligan, RN
VP of Patient Experience, DON at CareFinders Total Care

Irma is a registered nurse with over 25 years of homecare experience. Previously, she served as President of the Home Health Services Association before being appointed to the New Jersey Board of Nursing where she has remained for over 4 years. Irma is excited and honored to serve on the Home Care and Hospice Association of NJ board and looks forward to making an impact in the home care industry and hopes her nursing expertise can assist members in providing quality care. 

Monica Castano, RN, MSN

Vice President, Redeemer Home Health of New Jersey. 

Monica’s nursing career began in acute in-patient and home health care in Essex County during the early 1990’s. Reducing health care inequities among communities and underserved home health patient population throughout NJ drives her passion to serve and lead. Ultimately, Monica strives to have a continuous commitment to her team, their patients, and the industry.

Nathaniel W. Jones

Division President of Business Development, LHC Groups

Nathaniel joined LHC Group in 2018 through the merger with Almost Family Inc. As the Division President of Business Development, he is responsible for the growth, strategy and innovation of the North-East and Mid-Atlantic states which include over 40 separate agencies that complete over 300k home care visits annually.  Through the course of his professional career which has been dedicated to the care of our older adult population, Nathaniel has been a strong advocate and leader for aging in place. Nathaniel is a life-long resident of New Jersey and resides in Bergen County with his wife and family.

Tina Danielle Krajnikovich, APN
Founder & Owner, Vitality Hospice & Palliative Care

Tina Krajnikovich is the Founder and owner of Vitality Hospice and Palliative Care. She is an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with a minor in Palliative Care from the University of Pennsylvania with almost 15 years of hospice experience. Tina started in the hospice industry after a personal experience and has made it her mission to provide high-quality care to those that need it most.

Louise Lindenmeier, RN, BSN
Northeast Area Director of Government Affairs, Bayada

Louise joined BAYADA Home Health Care in 2003 and serves as their Northeast Area Director of Government Affairs. She is a passionate advocate for frail and disabled children, adults, and seniors and the compassionate health care professionals who enable them to remain in the comfort and safety of their home. Louise understands the greatest way to educate legislators is by moving beyond the walls of the Trenton Statehouse and into the homes of BAYADA’s clients, allowing them to witness first-hand the powerful impact nurses and home health aides bring to New Jersey residents.


Mary Pradilla
Executive Director, Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Mary Pradilla is the Executive Director of Atlantic Visiting Nurse and has over 27 years of experience in the home healthcare industry, including the last 22 years at Atlantic Visiting Nurse. In this capacity, Mary is responsible for the overall operations of Atlantic Home Care and Hospice including daily operations, compliance with regulatory and accrediting requirements, patient safety and experience, team engagement, strategic planning, budgets, and forecasts as well as operating results. She also oversees Atlantic Private Care and the Adult Day Center.

Dani Sabo
President, InstaCare Home Health 

Dani is the Founder and President of InstaCare Home Health Care. Seeing the need for high-quality, professional, and reliable in-home health care, Dani started this company in 2010 to provide a safe space for the elderly to age in place and for patients needing special care to live a normal life. Since its inception, Dani has handled various roles and engaged with staff members offering him a deep understanding of patients’ needs and appreciation for the work the InstaCare
team does.

Faith F. Scott, FACHE
President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ

Faith has been a leader in the home health care industry for more than 20 years. As President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNANNJ), the organization has since experienced significant growth meeting home care needs, implementing new programs and services, and made strategic investments. She serves on multiple health care boards, has had numerous articles published in trade magazines, and has presented at many professional conferences. Faith graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree from Boston College, received a MPH from Columbia University, and is currently working toward her MBA in Finance at Rutgers Business School.


Nick Seabrook
Managing Principal, Simi Tree

Nick Seabrook is a Managing Principal at SimiTree, the industry’s largest provider of consulting, outsourcing, and talent solutions. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Nick has worked with many agencies in New Jersey and throughout the nation focused on improving operations. Nick is currently the Treasurer for the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ as well as the Chair of the NJHCH PAC. 

Dr. Vikranta Sharma, MD FAAHPM
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc. 

Dr. Sharma has been taking care of adults aged 55+ for more than two decades and has been boarded in Palliative and Hospice Medicine as a specialty for the last 15 years. Her primary focus is positioned around patient and family centered care for those diagnosed with serious illnesses. As the Medical Director of the Visiting Nurse Association, she works with home care and hospice nurses to increase awareness around the needs of patients and caregivers. Dr. Sharma is a board member of the NJ State Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Task Force and the Conversation of Your Life Initiative.

COO, Promise Care NJ 

Jack is an accomplished and energetic Chief Operating Officer with over fifteen years of experience trailblazing in the Healthcare sector. He started in the DME/ Custom Rehab Mobility industry. Five years ago, Jack transitioned into the Home Health care environment. Presently, he is the COO for Promise Care NJ, overseeing and supporting his teams to provide quality care to referral sources and patients. Jack constantly strives for excellence when it comes to patient care and support.

Todd Thiede, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services

Todd joined Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services in 2011 and serves as their Chief Financial Officer. He holds 20 plus years of financial experience and knowledge gained during time spent within multiple industries. Todd expanded his career within the home health care sector due to a strong passion to serve a greater mission and purpose by creating impactful change within the community. He holds a BS in Accounting and is a Certified Professional Accountant.