New York State's Home Care Solution

HCR's Senior Leadership Team

Louise Woerner

Chairwoman & CEO

Louise Woerner is the Chairwoman, and Chief Executive Officer of HCR Home Care, which she founded in 1978. She also serves as President of HCR Cares, a 501(c)3, which partners with HCR.

Ms. Woerner has received many honors including Rochester Institute of Technology’s Herbert W. VandenBrul Award for Entrepreneurship and is the first living woman to be inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. Other distinctions include the Presidential Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, presented by President Ronald Reagan.

A leader in health care and nursing, Ms. Woerner was honored with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Additionally, Ms. Woerner is the Founding Director and first President of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) and holds many nursing awards, including the Archon Award for Service to the Nursing Community and an honorary membership in Sigma Theta Tau International. She was the first non-nurse inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. She has served on the National Advisory Boards for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the Nursing Shortage and in Nurse Leadership. Ms. Woerner has spoken and written widely, having been published in more than 50 professional and technical publications.

Her Board service includes two terms on the NY Federal Reserve, including their the Advisory Board and Small Business Advisory Board, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ FNFG), HealthNow New York, the Center for Governmental Research, and AAA of Western and Central New York. Ms. Woerner also served as a board member on the NYS Health Foundation, the Hitachi Foundation and as an advisor to the Governor as Chair of the Public Health Council. Currently, she serves on the National Advisory Committee for the American Academy of Nursing’s Institute for Nursing Leadership (INL), the National Advisory Council for the National League of Nursing, the Rochester Regional Advisory Board for Broadstone Real Estate, and the Workforce Consortium for Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency.

Ms. Woerner has an MBA from the University of Chicago (accelerated program) and a BS, cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Nazareth College in 2010.
 

Jack McIntyre

Medical Director

John S. (Jack) McIntyre, M.D. joined HCR Home Care as Medical Director in 2015. Dr. McIntyre also serves as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester. He is the immediate past Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Unity Health System in Rochester, New York.

Dr. McIntyre was President of the American Psychiatric Association. He was also Speaker of the APA Assembly and served in the Assembly for 25 years. Dr. McIntyre led the APA Practice Guideline project 1990-2008 and has chaired the Steering Committee of the APA Practice Research Network from 1992 to 2010. Dr. McIntyre chaired the Clinical and Public Health Committee of the DSM-5.

Dr. McIntyre is Chair of AMA's Council on Medical Service. He currently is an APA Delegate to the American Medical Association and chaired the AMA Section Council on Psychiatry 2003-2009. Dr. McIntyre was Chair of the Committee for Physician Health in New York State for ten years and serves on New York State Drug Utilization Review Board. Dr. McIntyre was President of the Rochester Academy of Medicine (2007-08) and serves on several not-for-profit boards. Dr. McIntyre was awarded the Academy of Medicines' Albert David Kaiser medal in 2014 and previously received the Monroe County Medical Society's Edward Mott Moore Award.

Dr. McIntyre’s current research interests focus on the integration of behavioral health and primary care, quality improvement initiatives including the impact of practice guidelines on clinical care. He has been Principle Investigator of two SAMHSA grants on mental health and substance abuse services. He currently chairs the Monroe County Medical Society Quality Collaborative. Dr. McIntyre has numerous publications, has lectured widely, nationally and internationally and is the recipient of a number of state and national awards.

Dr. McIntyre has maintained a private practice of psychiatry for 30 years has been very active with patient advocacy organizations including NAMI and the Mental Health Association and has been very involved in efforts to decrease the stigma of mental illness, end the discriminatory reimbursement of mental health and substance abuse services and promote quality improvement in the delivery of health care services.
 

Elizabeth Zicari

President

Elizabeth Zicari, RN, BSN, CENP is the Administrator and President of HCR and has been with the agency for over 15 years. She has 30 years of professional experience in nursing, administration, and business management with an expertise in home health care, transcultural care, regulatory compliance, quality management, marketing, training and staff development. 

Ms. Zicari began her nursing career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service and has specialized in community health care in both rural and urban setting since then.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Home Care Association of New York State, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL), DePaul, and also serves as President of the Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives (FLONE). She serves on the St. John Fisher College Nurse Advisory Board, and is a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau-Pi Psi Chapter, and the Rochester Business Alliance Women's Council.

Ms. Zicari is certified in Executive Nursing Practice, is a Johnson and Johnson/Wharton Nurse Fellow and received her BSN in Nursing from Salve Regina College in Newport, RI.
 

James W. Clark

Chief Financial Officer

James W. Clark, Ed.D, joined HCR in 2016 as the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 26 years of financial leadership to the agency, including financial decision making, controls and compliance, strategic management, and organizational and process development.

Mr. Clark has been a valued contributor in many organizations including Pepsico, Frito-Lay, Inc. and Bausch + Lomb, where he worked both nationally and internationally as the Director of Finance Supply Chain and Worldwide Product Planning. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for St. John’s of Rochester.

Active in the community, Mr. Clark serves on the Board of Trustees for the University Preparatory Charter School of Rochester, as a Board member for Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), and as an Advisor to the Board at Healthcare Business Academy. He is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Mr. Clark has a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College, an MBA from Clarkson University, and a BA in Economics from SUNY Geneseo.
  

Laura Martini

Chief Clinical Officer

Laura Martini, RN, BSN, COS-C, has been with HCR since 2002, and serves as the Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to this role, she served as the Regional Director of Operations and the Director of Compliance. Under her leadership, HCR’s compliance and quality management departments have achieved increasingly higher degrees of excellence.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of HCR’s clinical care of HCR’s patients across the 23 counties it serves, Ms. Martini ensures the delivery of high quality clinical care across New York State.

Ms. Martini serves on the Board of Directors for Fairport Baptist Homes and is an active member of the Finger Lakes Organization of Nurse Executives (FLONE). She received a BS in Nursing from Alfred University and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

Andrew Bascom

Vice President of Technology and Information Services

Andrew Bascom has been at HCR since 2012 and is currently the Vice President of Technology and Information Services. Departments reporting to Andrew include IT, Administration Operations, Medical Records, and Compliance. His team is responsible for infrastructure and application support for all of HCR, including our state-of-the-art home care operating system. In his time at HCR, Andrew has been focused on improving communications across the HCR footprint, integration/interoperability, improving business support processes, and developing a technology roadmap. Current initiatives/projects include expanding and improving Health Home operations, enhancing HCR's recruiting process, office consolidation and reconfiguring the network across the footprint. 

Mr. Bascom has had a versatile career, with over 20 years working in laboratory informatics, application/system development, and infrastructure support. Mr. Bascom developed infrastructure support skills working as a Business Side IT Manager at Kodak. He then moved on to Wyeth/Pfizer Vaccines Research where he developed applications and databases in support of clinical trial operations and testing. He is a graduate of Wyeth’s Eagles Leadership Program and received multiple Vaccine Globe Awards for his role in supporting high profile projects, including registration for Prevnar.

Before joining HCR in 2012, Mr. Bascom was the Director of Data Management and Clinical Systems at ACM Global Central Laboratory where he was focused on strategic planning and system remediation in support of ACM’s clinical trials business. Mr. Bascom received his BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology and an AAS in Chemical Technology from Alfred State University.
 

Christopher Chimenti

Senior Director of Innovation & Education

Chris Chimenti, MSPT, is the Senior Director of Therapy Programs & Services at HCR Home Care managing a team of over 50 therapists across a three county region and maintains a focus on specialty program development, best practice standards, and community outreach. 

With 14 years of experience in the home health care, Mr. Chimenti is an accomplished speaker, presenting at both regional and national conferences on the topics of clinical research and joint replacement. His research interests lie in the area of home health care practice, with a particular focus on using evidence to drive successful outcomes. He has conducted a number of studies on areas including falls prevention, Parkinson ’s disease management, and total knee replacement rehabilitation.

Mr. Chimenti served as Research Committee Chair for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Home Health Section 2006-2012, where his focus was dissemination and promotion of research across the section. The Research Committee developed the Home Health Section Research Grant Program that has awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 since its inception in 2008. Currently, he is the Treasurer of the Section and is an active member of the Practice Committee for the APTA Home Health Section.

Mr. Chimenti earned his MSPT from Slippery Rock University and his BS from Grove City College.
 

Judy Daniel

Regional Director of Therapy Programs & Services

Judy Daniel is the Regional Director of Therapeutic Services at HCR Home Care. Ms. Daniel is Board Certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist. She is a member of workgroup on falls prevention with the CDC and the Education Chair for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She also serves as a Director for HCR Cares. 

Ms. Daniel earned a BS in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, an Associates of Applied Science from Genesee Community College, and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Nazareth College.

 

 

Rui Ventura

Senior Director of HR Care Management, LLC

Rui Ventura, MSILR, SHRM-SCP, is the Senior Director of HCR Care Management, LLC, which is a Health Home Care Management Agency. He leads a team of over 50 dedicated staff providing care management services to Medicaid clients in 24 counties throughout New York State.

Mr. Ventura brings 15 years of management experience in the health care sector. He previously served as HCR’s Human Resource Manager for over 10 years. Prior to returning to HCR in 2016, he was the Director of Community Based Programs at Rochester Regional Health where he oversaw their Licensed Home Care Services, Health Call, NHTD Program, and Home Companion Services.

He received his Master’s degree in Industrial Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned his BA from the University of Rochester.

 

Customer Corner

"It would be very remiss of me to not write and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the excellent care your nurses bestowed.  They were absolutely wonderful in every sense of the word. Their cheerful smiles (must be a job requirement!), caring ways, and expertise helped to make a painful experience more bearable…Thank you again for all you did this summer, and for all you continue to do for others each and every day of the year. You truly do make a difference. We know because we were on the receiving end."

~ Linda B.