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Leadership Team

Susan Larman, BSN, MBA
Chief Executive Officer – VNA of Albany, Visiting Nurses Home Care, VNA Foundation

Sue is responsible for partnering with the Board of Directors in setting and executing the strategic direction and goals of Visiting Nurses Home Care and VNA. She has been with the organizations since 2010, and brings 30 years of home care and executive leadership experience, including CEO of VNA of Vermont and New Hampshire, and Vice President of Home and Community-Based Services at Elliot Health System. Beginning her home care career as a home care nurse, she has an appreciation and first-hand knowledge of the patient population, needs, and challenges.

In 2013, Sue spearheaded VNA of Albany’s service expansion from the three counties of Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer to include eight additional counties in the greater Capital Region, as well as the implementation of a state-of-the-art clinical information system for VNA and Visiting Nurses Home Care.

Sue holds a BSN and Masters of Business Administration, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She has served on numerous community boards throughout her career.

Paul Rice, BBA, CFP
Chief Financial Officer – VNA of Albany, Visiting Nurses Home Care, VNA Foundation

Paul has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years, serving the last 15 years as a Director of Finance. Paul has extensive experience in financial management and analysis, strategic business planning, risk management and a thorough knowledge of the healthcare industry. He has been with the organizations since September 2016.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Siena College in Loudonville. Paul is also a Certified Financial Planner.

Mary Ellen Pace, RN
Director of Clinical Operations and Business Development

Mary Ellen is a registered nurse with over nineteen years of experience in various nursing fields including Emergency Room, Infection Control, Education, and Medical Practice Management.  Most recently she worked as a Director of a Senior Living Center, overseeing intake, daily wellness operations, and adherence to state regulations.  As the Director at VNHC, Ms. Pace is responsible for the daily operations of the branches providing direction to the Nursing Branch Managers, as well as overseeing training, orientation, quality, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Seba Varughese, MBA
Vice President of Human Resources – VNA of Albany and Visiting Nurses Home Care

Seba plans, coordinates, and administers all human resource policies and procedures, and oversees HR activities including recruitment, benefits and compensation, employee relations and risk management.


She has more than ten years of experience in the Human Resources field, and has been working with the organization since 2013.

Seba holds a Bachelors’ degree in Science and a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Bangalore University. She also holds memberships in the Society for Human Resource Management and the Capital Area Human Resource Association.