About Us

Who We Are & What We Stand For...

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) has been setting the standards for quality home care services since 1986.
CAHC is proud to be dedicated to home care providers in delivering the highest standard of service to our local communities and families.
We bring in-depth knowledge of state legislation, rules and regulations, and share ongoing collaborative relationships with state home care governance authorities. Our families and friends count on CAHC for its seal of approval when they choose a home care provider. Our goal is to help your agency meet and maintain industry standards and best practices. We’re focused on helping you succeed rather than just uncovering deficiencies.


Meet The Team

Don Winant, MBA

Executive Director


Norma Cascone, RN

Co-Director of Accreditation

Dr. Jean Leone, MSN, MSOL, RN

Co-Director of Accreditation

Kristen Gonzalez

Accreditation Coordinator

Cindy Andrake

Cindy Andrake

Education Coordinator

Veronica Sakalauskas

Ronni Sakalauskas

Administrative Assistant

Our Registered Nurse Field Surveyors are an essential part of the CAHC team.  Each CAHC surveyor is a State registered nurse with hands-on experience in home care.  They are knowledgeable about the issues that home care agencies face every day and will work closely with providers throughout the accreditation process.  

Every member of the CAHC team has a role in helping providers to understand, achieve, and maintain compliance with the Standards through self-evaluation, consultation, and ongoing educational support.  We encourage you to contact us any time you have a question or concern about the process.

Meet Our Board Of Trustees


  • President: Lita Talbot MS, LCSW, BCD
  • Vice President: Hillary Yegen Esq., CHC, Managing Partner at Integritas Counsel
  • Secretary: Dr. Diane Silbernagel Executive Director, Home Care Options, Totowa
  • Treasurer: Professor Lou Ruvolo DBA(ABD), MBA, Felician University


  • Adam Blecker: Vice-President / Co-Founder for Seniors in Place in Springfield, President of Home Health Services & Staffing of New Jersey
  • Melissa Eschert: Elara Caring
  • Sanford Hausner: Former Co-Chairman of Care Finders Total Care
  • Daniella May-Jordan: Senior Advocate Graduate, Seniors-4-Seniors Program member
  • Desiree O’Neal: Owner of D’Adore Home Health Care in North Brunswick
  • Mark Reisman: Reisman Financial Consultants
  • Lou Romano: Owner of HomeWell Care in Hackensack & Union
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