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  • Cornerstone VNA welcomes new board members

    Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is pleased to welcome and introduce the newest members of their Board of Directors, Attorney R. Casey O’Kane of North Hampton, and Jill Johnstone of Rochester.
     
    Casey received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law and is the principal and owner of the Law Offices of R. Casey O'Kane. He is a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law practitioners, and advocates for the elderly, persons with special needs or disabilities, veterans, their families, and estate planning for all.  Formerly, Casey was a corporate lawyer specializing in technology, finance, international business and managing other lawyers.
     
    According to Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, “We are very pleased to have Casey and Jill join our Board of Directors, both of whom bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization.” Reynolds adds, “Casey and Jill are joining at a pivotal time as we implement an updated strategic plan and look ahead to the future.”
     
    Jill is the Assistant Vice President and Training Specialist with Marsh McLennan Agency Private Client Services. For nearly 18 years, Jill has been serving the insurance and risk management needs of clients, providing expert personal insurance advice and advocacy for affluent individuals and families in the Boston and New Hampshire Seacoast areas. As a training specialist, Jill educates new colleagues on how to create and manage complex insurance programs on behalf of their clients. In her spare time, Jill participates in fundraising activities for the American Diabetes Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New England Disabled Sports, and the ALS association. Her bucket list includes creating a non-profit organization to advocate for the elderly and disabled. Additionally, Jill served two terms as Chair of the Board of Directors of Area Home Care in Portsmouth, NH.
     
    According to Jill, “After experiencing Cornerstone VNA services firsthand for my brother and mother, and attending appreciation events where I was able to meet the staff, I knew I wanted to be part of this organization.  I am honored to be part of a group that is meticulous in everything they do from the care and empathy they provide, how they give back to the community, and how organized and well managed operations are behind the scenes.  I am beyond excited and proud to be part of Cornerstone VNA.”
     
    Cornerstone VNA currently serves Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 109 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit 
    www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.