VNAA Welcomes New Staff to Quality and Policy Teams
New hires bring expertise in clinical, business operations and government affairs
Thursday, March 10, 2016
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: VNAA Updates




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  
March 10, 2016 


Contact: Emily Adler                                                                                             
703-548-0019

Washington, DC – The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) today announced that Danielle Pierotti, PhD, RN, MSN, AOCN, CENP, CHPN, and Nathan Constable, MPS, have joined the organization’s quality and policy teams as Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement and Director of Legislative Affairs, respectively.
 
“We are excited to welcome Danielle and Nathan to the VNAA team,” stated Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. “Both bring a diverse background of expertise and knowledge to our team, as well as a strong commitment to transform and advance home-based and community care.”
 
In their new roles, Pierotti will spearhead the development and promulgation of best practices in clinical and business operations through the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence and contribute to the development of programs and learning opportunities for VNAA members.
 
Constable will oversee VNAA’s government affairs programs by advancing the organization’s legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. In this capacity, he will also be working with VNAA members to support our legislative goals through direct lawmaker education and outreach.
 
Most recently, Pierotti served as Chief Nurse/Director for Clinical Practice Hospice at HCI Care Services where she directed educational activities for direct care employees, oversaw quality assessment and performance improvement efforts, and provided direction to the hospice leadership team. Prior to her role at HCI Care Services, Pierotti spent two years initiating a new hospital role at Northern Westchester Hospital in nursing quality and working to implement the Magnet Model of Clinical Excellence into hospice practice. Pierotti earned her PhD at the University of Utah where she conducted original research in nursing sensitive patient outcomes, and possesses a strong clinical background in oncology, hospice and palliative care, and executive nursing.
 
Constable comes to VNAA by way of the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) where he served as Senior Manager of Communications and Industry Affairs. In this role he developed and implemented CHAP’s federal and state policy positions and strategies and managed the organization’s media relations activities. Previous roles for Constable include Manager of Government Relations for Corporate Voices for Working Families and Coordinator of Outreach and Communications for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) leads efforts to transform home-based care toward value-based care delivery and payment models. VNAA directly supports home-based care providers through unparalleled peer-to-peer networking, innovative operational and program development support, organizational strategic planning resources, clinical education and training, and identification of leading vendors, products and services. VNAA members and staff actively advance the value proposition for home-based care through consensus-based advocacy, education, research and communications efforts.
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