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: Mark Reisman, CRPC, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Secretary: Norma Cascone, RN
  • Treasurer: Tom Tregoning, CPA, Director of Financial Operations,  Carefinders Total Care LLC.
  • Trustee Emeritus: Myrna Hildebrant


  • Janine Davis, RNC, BSN, CMC, Claddagh Home Care
  • Shelley Edelson, BrightStar Care of Emerson
  • Melissa Eschert, President at Accredited Health Services, Inc.
  • Julie Merrill, Director of Sales, Sunrise of Woodcliff Lake
  • Lou Ruvolo, MBA, Director

    of Graduate Business Programs at Saint Peter's University

  • Cathleen Siessel, RN, BC, Director Visiting Health and Supportive Services, Hunterdon Healthcare
  • Hillary Yegen, Esq., CHC, Managing Partner at Integritas Counsel




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