Learn more about the committees, councils, and task forces that are part of Midwest Care Alliance. Being involved in a committee is a great way to network with your peers and share best practice principles to help your program grow.
If you are interested in learning how you can become more involved in one of the committees below, please contact the Member Services Department at Midwest Care Alliance to learn more.
Sue McCausland (AseraCare Hospice)- Co-chair
Darrell Miller (Bayview Hospice), Co-Chair
The Education Committee exists for the purpose of planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs.
Norm Mast (Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Stark and Carroll Counties)- Chair
The purpose of the Finance Committee is to provide oversight of the quality and integrity of the accounting, auditing, and reporting practices of the Association. The Treasurer of the Midwest Care Alliance Board of Directors serves as Chair of the committee.
Home Care Advisory Council
Janine Winters, MD (Nationwide Children's Hospital/Co-Director Pediatric Palliative Care)- Chair
OPPEN is a forum for collaboration for those health care providers in the state of Ohio who provide palliative and hospice care to prenatal and pediatric patients and their families. Learn more....
Palliative Care Committee
Laura DePiero (Cleveland Clinic Hospice at Home)- Chair
The purpose of this committee is to enhance collaboration between the organization and palliative care providers in Ohio as well as work collaboratively with the education staff to identify and develop programming opportunities for palliative care providers in Ohio.
Public Policy Committee
Cheryl Carrino (Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine/Cleveland Clinic) - Chair
The purpose of the Public Policy Committee is to oversee, advocate, formulate, and mold health care and social service policy pertaining to availability, accessibility, delivery of and quality of home, hospice and palliative care for the patient, family and the bereaved.
Quality Standards Committee
Tammy Fox (Interim Healthcare) - Chair
The purpose of this committee is to serve in an advisory position to the organization on issues, concerns and policy development in regards to collecting home health, hospice, and palliative care industry data, use of data and benchmarking and developing standardization in reporting data.