Jim Culhane, President & CEO
Jim holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina and has more than 20 years of relevant health and home care experience. He has held leadership positions at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Concord Regional VNA and the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern NH.
Caitlin Barden, RN, BSN, Chief Clinical Officer
Caitlin’s nursing career began in home health care after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. Since joining LSRVNA in 2010, she has held several positions including RN Case Manager for both home health care and hospice clients, Preceptor for new clinical field staff, and Quality Assurance Director. As Chief Clinical Officer, Caitlin is responsible for oversight of clinical operations and program processes, including home care, intake, quality assurance and performance improvement.
Michelle Brown, Director of Community Health Services
Shellie has vast experience with more than 20 years in the health care arena that includes 17 years working in private duty, start-ups and as a regional vice president for a national company. She joined the LSRVNA team in 2016 to direct the delivery of non-medical services that help clients remain safely and independently in their homes. This includes private duty services, homemaking grants and two adult day programs.
Monique Malanga, Chief Financial Officer
Monique earned her BS in Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in the health care industry, including a position in the finance department of New London Hospital before joining LSRVNA in 2002. In her position as Chief Financial Officer, Monique also oversees building and property issues, as well as contracts with vendors, including the agency’s information technology equipment and support.
Jeana Newbern, Marketing & Community Outreach Manager
Jeana has enjoyed working in the health care field for more than 30 years in the areas of public relations, marketing and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and has worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, New London Hospital and as the office and marketing manager at a medical billing company. She joined LSRVNA in 2016 and works closely with staff and community partners to promote LSRVNA services and community health initiatives.
Melinda Palmer, LPN, Revenue Cycle Director
Melinda received a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management with a minor in Information Technology and a master’s degree in Leadership, all from Granite State College. She has held several roles at LSRVNA since first joining the agency in 1999, working in the intake department, supervising scheduling and serving as the IT manager. As the Revenue Cycle Director, Melinda is responsible for oversight of medical records, purchasing, document management and all aspects of billing. She also oversees information technology.
Kim Pruett-Ilg, Business Development Manager
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s in Health Education from Plymouth State University. After 10 years in hospitality and 15 years in banking, she joined LSRVNA in 2019 as an Outreach Liaison. In her current role as Business Development Manager, she is responsible for oversight of external relationships—including providers, facilities and other community partners—to keep them informed about, and well-served by, the services of LSRVNA.
Catherine Raymond, Development Officer
Cathy received her BA from Susquehanna University and has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit fund raising, marketing and community engagement. She has held positions at educational and health care organizations including Dartmouth College, The Spence School (NYC), New England College, New London Hospital and Catholic Medical Center. Cathy joined the LSRVNA team in 2004 and oversees philanthropy, donor relations and community benefits.
Mary Saritelli, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Director
Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colby-Sawyer College and in Business Administration from Granite State College. She also holds a master’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources from Franklin Pierce University. Mary has had positions in diverse functions of human resources including employee relations, recruitment, training, staff development, payroll and compensation. She also oversees policy development and adherence to state and federal regulations.
Jen Taylor, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, Hospice & Palliative Care Program Director
Jen holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Colby-Sawyer College, as well as a master’s in nursing and a nurse practitioner certification in adult-gerontology from Duke University. She has worked in the cardiac unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and previously here at LSRVNA as an RN case manager for home health care and hospice patients and as a staff educator and nurse practitioner in the hospice and palliative care program. Jen has also taught in the nursing program at Colby-Sawyer College and worked as a nurse practitioner in Neurology Associates at Concord Hospital before joining LSRVNA again in 2019 to oversee the hospice and palliative care programs.