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.

For more information on VNA, download our Annual Report.


VNA Board

VNA Board of Directors

Ross MacLennan, Chair
Principal
MacLennan & Bain Insurance

Steve Tomory, Vice Chair 
Senior Partner
Golden Technologies  IT Solutions

Dan Marchetti, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Urschel Laboratories

Diana Nyman, Secretary
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

Kenneth Black, MD
Retired Physician

Dr. S. Garlapati, MD
Family Practice Physician

Eric Garrard
Garrard Wealth Management

Earle Hites
Attorney at Law
Hodges & Davis, P.C.

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

Sandra Oliver
Physician Network Administrator
Porter Regional Hospital

Cynthia Sausman
Assistant Vice President, 
People's Bank

Doug Watkins
Financial Consultant
Thrivent Financial

Mike Wendahl
Physical Therapist
Incremedical

VNA Foundation Board of Directors

Jonathan Hildebrand, Chair
Centier Bank

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

Bill Joiner, Secretary
First Vice President,
Chase Bank

Dan Marchetti, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Urschel Laboratories

Suman Das
Owner, Country Inn & Suites
Dairy Queen

Lynn Gassoway-Reichle, DDS 
Family Practice

Richard Lohmeyer
Anderson Insurance Services

Andy Moats
Architect
Design Organization

Diana Nyman
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

Tandra Robinson
Owner,
Fast Coffee Service, Inc

Cindy Sausman
Assistant Vice President,
People's Bank

Isabelle Smaroff
Retired Administrative Services, Porter

Doug Watkins
Financial Consultant
Thrivent Financial

Meet with a VNA representative to discuss your needs.Contact us to set up an appointment.
Contact Us