About Us

About VNA

The mission of the VNA is to be the most patient-focused provider of aging, hospice, palliative, and grief support services in Northwest Indiana.

VNA has a rich history of supporting those with ongoing or terminal illness in our community. In 1970, a group of nurses voiced their concerns about the patients who were being discharged not having any assistance despite a continued need for medical care. VNA answered the call. Originally opening their doors in September, 1970, they became the first home health care agency in Porter County, offering nursing and physical therapy. Today, VNA has grown to serve Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Jasper, and Starke counties. 

VNA is the most patient-focused provider of aging, palliative, hospice and grief support services in Northwest Indiana. VNA’s services provide comfort, peace of mind and superior care to families working through the aging process, a terminal diagnosis or the loss of a loved one. As a nonprofit organization, VNA is mission-driven. Instead of focusing on profits, VNA employs a patient-centric model where the patient and family are the organization’s highest priority. This focus on people over profits combined with nationally recognized services makes VNA a provider of choice.

VNA Board

VNA Board of Directors

Cindy Kaariainen-Tougaw, Chair
Community Representative
R.N., B.S.N.

Diana Nyman, Vice Chair
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Advisors. LLC

Jonathan Hildebrand, Secretary
Vice President, Group Operations
Centier Bank

Dan Marchetti, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Urschel Laboratories

Joyce Alexa
Community Member

Mirko Bebekoski
Director of Case Management
Porter Regional Hospital

Sarah DeMaris
Senior Research Professor
Valparaiso University

Laura Frost
Attorney at Law
Hodges & Davis

Lynn Gassoway-Reichle, DDS
Family Dentist

Anetra Jones
La Porte/Starke Hospitals

Amie Kennedy
Swartz, Retson & Co. PC

Cherie LeFevre
Community Member

Andy Moats
Principal, Architect
Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Marcia Morris
Community Representative

Lora Plank
Ivy Tech Community College

Diane Spoljoric
Purdue University Northwest

Steve Tomory
Senior Partner
Golden Technologies

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