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Executive Team

 

Sarah Boburka, CHPCA
President & Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Boburka is President and Chief Executive Officer of JourneyCare, the region’s premier palliative care and end-of-life provider, the result of the June 2015 merger of Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care, JourneyCare and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. The combined agency now provides services to patients and their families in a 10-county region.  Read more


Lisa M. Cox
Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Lisa Cox joined JourneyCare in October 2017 as Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, where she is responsible for leading and building brand awareness, managing reputation, and developing innovative marketing and digital strategies to drive growth, making JourneyCare a household brand name.Read more


Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of JourneyCare, Kelly Fischer leads a comprehensive array of programs for the agency, with a focus on fiscal stewardship and providing excellent clinical care to more than 3,000 patients and their families daily. Kelly also oversees the evaluation of ongoing programs and development of new initiatives.Read more


Carrie Flock, RN, AAS, CHPN
Vice President of Quality and Compliance

Carrie Flock joined JourneyCare in October 2012, serving in numerous lead roles until her promotion to Vice President of Quality and Compliance in May 2016. She oversees all agency survey readiness, value-based payment compliance, patient and family satisfaction, state and federal quality initiatives and Medicare certification activities to support innovative practice and expert patient care.Read more


Julie Glendenning  MSN, RN, APN-BC, CHPN, WCC
Vice President of Learning and Development

Julie Glendenning was promoted to Vice President of Learning and Development in June 2016. She joined JourneyCare in 2012 as Director of Learning and Development. In her role, Julie oversees all educational and program development for nearly 1,000 JourneyCare team members. She also supervises all community outreach programs and academic partnerships across the 10 counties JourneyCare serves, including medical fellowships, nursing practicums and social work practicums.Read more


Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC
Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Grzeskowiak oversees an innovative structure of expertise-focused medical directors, providing collaborative leadership in inpatient hospice and palliative care, pediatrics, community hospice and palliative care. Dr. Grzeskowiak joined JourneyCare in 2014 as a Medical Director and later as Vice President of Medical Services. He provides leadership to field teams, as well as to JourneyCare’s Hospice CareCenters in Barrington, Glenview, Woodstock, Rush Medical Center in Chicago and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.Read more


Leslie Horwitz, RN, BSN
Senior Vice President of Access

As Vice President of Access, Leslie Horwitz oversees all patients’ entry into the agency’s hospice, palliative care and pediatric programs, while promoting and strengthening hospital partnerships and ensuring access to JourneyCare programs and services. The Access team includes Intake, Nurse Liaisons/Admissions, Crisis Care, PRN Registry and 24/7 Triage Team.Read more


Joseph Matty
President, JourneyCare Foundation

Joseph P. Matty joined JourneyCare in May 2016 as President of the JourneyCare Foundation, where he provides strategic oversight of fundraising activities and programs, such as campaigns,planned and memorial giving, major donors, grants and engagement opportunities. Read more


Mary Pat Scoltock
Chief Strategy Officer

Mary Pat Scoltock was named Chief Strategy Officer with JourneyCare in July 2017 overseeing Business Development, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Human Resources and Information Technology. She joined the agency in March 2011 in business development, and was later promoted to Vice President of Business Development. Read more


Stacey Sunde
Vice President of Business Development Officer

Stacey Sunde is the Vice President of Business Development with JourneyCare which partners with executives, administration and clinical leaders to meet palliative care and end-of-life needs.Read more


Miriam Wallace, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources

Miriam Wallace was named Vice President, Human Resources with JourneyCare in June 2015. She is responsible for the implementation of HR strategy to support a growing organization in a highly competitive healthcare market and serves as strategic business partner to the executive team and Board of Directors.Read more