Finalists named for HME Woman of the Year

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

The winner will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 22 hosted by the VGM Group, which sponsors the award.

“These women are determined advocates and leaders – serving our industry selflessly for years,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They exemplify the dedication and innovation required to have a positive impact not only on their business and co-workers but also the customers and communities they serve.”

Gilligan-Chack is president and owner of Health Aid of Ohio; Mastandrea is CEO of MedCare Equipment Co.; Dustin is CEO of Herron & Smith; and Racciato is president of RAC & Associates.

The finalists were selected by a committee based on their contributions throughout their career to their company, community and HME industry.

The committee was comprised of Wendy Russalesi, the 2019 HME Woman of the Year and CCO of AdaptHealth; Rob Boeye, executive vice president, HME, of Brightree; Liz Beaulieu, editor of HME News; Brad Mariam, vice president of post-acute care at Medline Industries; and Eric Pauls, SRC sales leader, North America at Philips Respironics.

Mike Mallaro, CEO of VGM Group, notified each of the finalists for the award, now in its fifth year.

For updates on the award, go here.