VNA head named Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year

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Farmington Valley VNA CEO Nancy Scheetz was named Business Person of the Year by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. Submitted photo

The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association has announced that Nancy A. Scheetz, agency CEO, has been chosen as the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year 2022. The designation is particularly significant as it is the first time a woman business leader has been recognized.

“It is an honor to receive the Business Leadership Award, especially as the first female recipient,” Scheetz expressed. “Serving the Town of Simsbury as a healthcare leader at the VNA is a privilege, and knowing that our staff and clinical teams make a daily difference in our community is humbling and an honor itself.”

Scheetz, APRN, has been the executive director and CEO of the nonprofit Simsbury-based VNA home care and hospice agency since 2015. She has administrative and financial oversight of the agency, maintaining quality and clinical standards and creating sustainable goals for the future. The VNA employs a staff of 65, including nurses, rehabilitative professionals and administrative staff.  The VNA also provides staff for the Granby Food Bank and Granby Schools.

 The VNA is a part of the emergency preparedness team, where Scheetz is an area contact. As a community leader in the healthcare field, her service was especially integral during the Covid pandemic along with the Farmington Valley Health Department in providing vaccination staff and leadership. She was awarded the Simsbury Home Town Hero Award for her work during the pandemic.

Sheetz is the vice-president of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Her professional leadership and pro-active community involvement were recognized in receiving this award. She also serves on the board of directors at the Workers Compensation Trust, Connecticut Healthcare at Home, the VNA and serves on the advisory board of Northwest Community Bank. She also serves as a town selectman-appointed member of the Community for Care Committee in Simsbury in the prevention of addiction, suicide, and gun violence risk. A graduate of Fairfield University School of Nursing (BS) and Russell Sage College (MS), she also is a board-certified APRN.