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Staff Directory

Get acquainted with the dedicated professionals at your state association. Our committed staff tirelessly advocates for your interests, working diligently on your behalf every day. Take a moment to meet our team, and feel free to reach out whenever we can assist you. Your needs are our top priority.

Denise Bellville, RN, BS, COS-C

Executive Director

Denise Bellville is HCAF’s Executive Director. She has been an RN for 45 years, working in Critical Care, ER, and Open Heart SICU and NICU before transitioning to the home care industry as an executive for 30 years. Her home care clinical experience ranges from pediatric/adult ventilator cases, infusion therapy, and in-home PICC line placements. Her favorite aspect has always been teaching elderly patients information that helps them reach their potential and remain at home.

“I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was 5 years old. The only thing I asked for that Christmas was a nurse’s bag, and once I found it on Christmas day, I told my parents to just have Santa take everything else back. My first introduction to home care was a pediatric ventilator case. The hospital asked if I could get her home, settled, and teach the family what they needed to know. Well, as you might suspect, I was there for 2 years. My love of nursing has allowed me the opportunity to enter a stranger’s home and leave as a friend. Even after all these years, those new friends still invite me to family affairs. It has been a career that has already lasted a lifetime.”

Jennifer Campbell

Member & Program Associate

Jennifer Campbell is HCAF’s Member & Program Associate. She assists the team with membership services, continuing education and professional development programs, and special events. She joined HCAF in 2019 after several years of teaching therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as being a stay-at-home mom. Before joining HCAF, she worked at The Hartford Life Insurance Company, where she honed her skills as a business analyst.

Jessica Devine

Director of Membership Growth & Retention

Jessica Devine has worked in home care since 2014 across various provider types, including Medicare-certified home health, nurse registry, and private duty. Prior to joining HCAF, she served as the Director of Private Care for a Visiting Nurse Association, overseeing a multi-region business in conjunction with the organization's home health and hospice services. She strongly believes that home care, more than any other form of health care, enhances patient well-being by promoting independence and preserving dignity, regardless of their living situation.

Jessica is a proud alumna of the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Patti Heid, MSPT, COS-C

Senior Director of Best Practices & Compliance

Patti Heid, MPST, COS-C, is HCAF’s Senior Director of Best Practices & Compliance. She has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years and has worked in the home care setting for 27 of those years. She believes that nothing can compare to the rapport that one develops with a patient while working with them and their families, in their own homes, helping overcome the “real-life” day-to-day challenges that they face. Over the years, Heid has gained valuable experience by fulfilling many key roles within the home care arena, from field clinician through the management level. All these roles have given her deep abiding respect and admiration for the good that home care providers can achieve.

Patti graduated from St. John’s University in New York in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in 1993.

Kyle Simon

Senior Director of Policy, Advocacy & Communications

Kyle Simon is HCAF's Senior Director of Policy, Advocacy & Communications. His background encompasses over a decade of experience in health policy, advocacy, and politics. He has collaborated with federal and state policymakers on legislative and regulatory issues concerning Medicare, Medicaid, and prescription drugs. Moreover, he has provided support to members of Congress, managed a statewide political organization representing the President of the United States, and held leadership positions in various political campaigns. Additionally, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College since 2012.

Kyle holds a Master of Science degree in Applied American Politics and Policy, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State University.

Adara Sloane

Associate Director of Events & Operations

Adara Sloane is HCAF's Associate Director of Events & Operations. She joined HCAF in early 2019 after being a stay-at-home mom for several years and volunteering in her community. She is a seasoned assistant who previously worked at DaVita and The Hartford Life Insurance Company. She assists the HCAF team with a wide variety of education, membership, and financial initiatives, and assists members with renewals, event registrations, and website access.

Monica Smith

Deputy Director

Monica Smith is HCAF’s Deputy Director. She started with HCAF in 2009 after five years with the Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice, where she served as the Vice President of Education and Membership Services. Before working with home care industry groups, she provided programming and optimization consulting services nationwide to hospitals, laboratories, and physician groups.

Monica graduated with distinction from Quinnipiac University with an MBA and a concentration in Health Care Administration, and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Systems Management from the University of Connecticut.

Julia Thompson

Director of Membership Services

Julia Thompson is HCAF's Director of Membership Services. She joined HCAF in 2009 and previously worked at Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz, and Simpson, P.A., a Tallahassee-based law firm. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration.