Fran Petrella

Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounts and Governmental Affairs

As the Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounts and Governmental Affairs, Fran Petrella provides primarily clinical and regulatory support to our largest accounts, as well as many of our moderately-sized accounts.

In her role as a primary CHAP liaison with CMS, she is in a position to send inquiries on interpretation of regulations, as well as general “process” questions to CMS in Baltimore and the CMS locations to help our customers and internal staff better understand the regulations in order to facilitate the delivery of safe, quality care.

Petrella believes that quality community-based care should be at the core of health care and that the increased focus towards “connecting the dots” through the continuum of care is helping us along the path to that change. Her goal has been to be involved in the path in whatever way she can; to facilitate bringing quality home care closer to becoming the center of the path along the continuum.

Petrella joined CHAP in 2012 after extensive work in the healthcare industry spanning from nurse’s aide to oversight and consulting roles in home health, hospice and home care for the VNA. In working at CHAP, she utilizes her past experiences to bring a different perspective to the table in facilitating the provision of quality care.

Petrella graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.