Carol Raphael President and CEO Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Carol Raphael, MPA, is President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest nonprofit home health agency in the U.S. She oversees VNSNY’s comprehensive programs in post-acute care, long-term care, children’s and family services, end-of-life and palliative care, rehabilitation and mental health, as well as its health plans for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Ms. Raphael was a MedPAC commissioner from 1999 to 2005 and served on the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council from 1992 to 2004. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative. She was a member of the IOM’s Committee to Study the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans, which issued its most recent report in 2008. She is a member of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Health Policy Management Executive Council, the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health Steering Group, and the Atlantic Philanthropies Geriatrics Practice Scholars Program, among others. She serves on the boards of Barrier Therapeutics, Excellus/Lifetime Healthcare Company, the American Foundation for the Blind, Pace University, and the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition.
She has authored papers and presentations on post-acute, long-term, and end-of-life care and co-edited the book Home Based Care for a New Century (Blackwell, 1997). In 2007, she was listed as one of Crain’s New York Business’s top 25 “Most Influential Businesswomen in New York City.”