Meet Our Board of Trustees

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees representing the public’s interests, with members from a broad array of sectors, including home health care, social services, business, and financial services, along with consumers.  All decisions regarding the granting or revoking of accreditation are the ultimate responsibility of the Board.


  • President: Lita Talbot, MS, LCSW, BCD
  • Vice President: Hillary Yegen, Esq., CHC, Managing Partner at Integritas Counsel
  • Secretary: Professor Lou Ruvolo, MBA, Director of Graduate Business Programs at Saint Peter's University
  • Treasurer: Tom Tregoning, CPA, President/CEO, TWT CPA LLC


  • Adam Blecker, Vice-President / Co-Founder, Seniors in Place, Springfield,  President - Home Health Services and Staffing of New Jersey
  • Maura DeNicola, MA, Director of Special Services, Felician University, Former Bergen County Freeholder and Mayor of Franklin Lakes
  • Shelley Edelson, Community Relations Manager,  Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck
  • Melissa Eschert, President at Accredited Health Services, Inc.
  • Daniella May-Jordan, Senior Advocate Graduate, Seniors-4-Seniors Program
  • Lou Romano, Owner, HomeWell Senior Care, Hackensack and Parsippany
  • Dr. Diane Silbernagel, Executive Director, Home Care Options, Totowa

Trustee Emeritus:

  • Mark Reisman

Trustee Emerita:

  • Norma Cascone, RN





The volunteer members of the CAHC Board of Trustees consist of home health care, social service, financial, legal, and business professionals.