HCA’s Stop Sepsis at Home initiative is conducted by the Home Care Association of New York State and HCA’s contracted partners in consultation with a project steering committee comprised of state and national sepsis experts, representatives of various health sectors and project partners. The committee includes:

Patrick Archambeault RN, MS, CRNI
Director of Clinical Specialties
Eddy Visiting Nurse and Rehab Association

Eve Bankert, MT (ASCP)
Quality Improvement Specialist
Health Care Quality Improvement, IPRO
Community Sepsis Initiative, CMS Special Innovation Project

Amy Bowerman RN, BSN
Executive Director, Senior Network Health
Director of Quality Improvement/Privacy Officer
Mohawk Valley Health Systems-Home Care Services:
Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County
HCA Sepsis Workgroup Clinical Leader

Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM
Senior Director
Health Care Quality Improvement, IPRO
Community Sepsis Initiative, CMS Special Innovation Project

Al Cardillo, LMSW
Executive Vice President
Home Care Association of New York State
Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board
Project Director for HCA NYSHealth HCA Sepsis Initiative Grant

Patricia Clancy
Senior Vice President for Public Health and
Education/Managing Director
Medical Society of the State of New York 

Joanne Cunningham, MHS
President
Home Care Association of New York State

Raymund Dantes, MD, MPH
Medical Advisor, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Healthcare Safety Network
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University Hospital

Martin E. Doerfler, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer/SVP Clinical Strategy and Development, Northwell Health
Associate Professor of Medicine and Science Education
Hofstra – North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
NYS Sepsis Advisory Group
Medical Advisory Board, Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention

William A. Dombi, Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Allan Filler, MPH, MPP
Senior Director for Policy Development
Iroquois Healthcare Alliance

Carl Flatley, DDS, MSD
Founder, Board Member
Sepsis Alliance

Andrew Fogarty, Esq.
Vice President for Government Affairs
New York State Health Plan Association

Lester Freemantle, EMT-P
Chairman
United New York Ambulance Network
Regional Manager
Mohawk Ambulance Service

Marcus Harazin
Coordinator for Patient Advocates Program
New York StateWide Senior Action Council

Thomas Heymann, MBA
Executive Director
Sepsis Alliance

Susan Larman, BSN, MBA
Chair, HCA Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
VNA Home Health and Affiliates

NYS Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association
Brenda Morrissey
Officer: Secretary

Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP
Vice President, Quality and Research
Visiting Nurse Association of America

Steven Q Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP
Chief Medical Officer/Board member, Sepsis Alliance
Professor of Medicine
Interim Division Director
Medical Director MICU, MTICU, MSICU
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Kansas

Orlaith Staunton
Co-Founder
Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention

Celisia Street, LMSW
Director of Education
Home Care Association of New York State

Richard Vienne, MD
Vice president and Chief Medical Officer
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Loretta B. Willis, RN, BS, CPHQ, CCM
Vice President, Quality and Research Initiatives
Healthcare Association of New York State