Niagara Hospice Management

  John Lomeo, President & CEO

  As President & CEO since 2000, Mr. Lomeo oversees an organization that has grown from Niagara Hospice originally to now include Liberty Home Care - a licensed NYS Home Care Agency, The HomeCare Partners - a management service organization, Niagara Hospice & Niagara Hospice House, Pathways - Palliative Consulting Program and Kalos Health- a Managed Long Term Care Program (HMO).

 Several of these growth initiatives have expanded home based health care services to all of the counties in Western New York. In 2012, Niagara Hospice and Northgate Health Care Facility established the first Hospice-Nursing Home unit in New York State, a model that has been replicated throughout the state. Most notably is the growth of patients served on a daily basis from 40 in 2000 to more than 3,000 in 2019. During this growth, employment has grown to more than 600. In 2014, Niagara Hospice was recognized as a Buffalo Business First “Best Places to Work” for the second time.

  Mr. Lomeo has extensive health care administration experience, having previously held executive management positions in the long-term care/elder care industry in both WNY and NYC. He holds a New York State Nursing Home Administrator’s License with 40 years of experience in the field, and is a member of several long-term care associations. He completed his licensure requirements at Buffalo General Hospital-Deaconess Division. Besides his executive leadership positions, he also has provided health care consultation to many nursing home and hospice organizations throughout the country. 

  Mr. Lomeo holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Niagara University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Gerontology from Canisius College. In addition, Mr. Lomeo has several years of graduate study in clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is actively involved in many community organizations and serves on the Business Advisory Committee for Niagara County Community College and serves on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Legislative Committee. He is actively involved in fundraising for the restoration of the Lockport Palace Theatre.

  Always seeing the glass as half full, he is an innovative leader whose enthusiasm has had a trickle-down effect on all the staff and people who know him. His email tag lines describe his outlook on life, “Someday is not a day of the week” and “Live everyday as if it were your last and someday you will be correct.”  

  “Play hard and work hard.” When not working he plays basketball, hockey and is an avid bicyclist. Mr. Lomeo resides with his wife of 40 years, Antonina, in Amherst, New York and has two children, son Angelo (Nicole) and daughter Nina (Kyle) Olsen and two grandchildren, John and Diana Lomeo. 

Carlo Figliomeni, CFO & COO

   Carlo Figliomeni has been with Niagara Hospice and The HomeCare Partners since 2004. He oversees all financial and operational aspects of The HomeCare Partners, a management company that provides administration services for three nonprofit organizations, Niagara Hospice, Liberty Home Care, and Kalos Health. 

  He is the primary financial liaison to the board of all three nonprofit organizations and works closely with the vice presidents and staff of each organization to ensure high quality care is provided to the members and patients throughout the diverse communities being served. His tenure with the organization began as the controller in 2005. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Under his financial leadership, the organization's annual revenue for all three nonprofits combined has grown from $15 million to nearly $95 million.

  Throughout his career, he has developed, streamlined and automated processes to enhance operations and improve patient care. His leadership spans many functions across the three organizations, including preparing financial reports, designing databases, improve clinical processes, instilling operational efficiencies and working with the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a variety of health care regulatory matters.

  Mr. Figliomeni was an integral member of the leadership team that designed and built the Niagara Hospice House in 2007. From the expansion of Niagara Hospice, he led the growth of Liberty Home Care and then embarked on co-founding Kalos Health, a health insurance organization with John Lomeo, Chief Executive Officer of The HomeCare Partners, in 2014 to manage care for the chronically ill people who receive New York State Medicaid.  

   In 2017, he led the expansion of Kalos Health with the launch of a second health care plan, the Kalos Health Gold Plus HMO-SNP (Health Maintenance Organization-Special Needs Plan), a Medicare Dual Advantage Plan that manages care for individuals who receive Medicare and Medicaid. 

  An alum of the State University of New York at Buffalo, he regularly speaks to undergraduates in the UB School of Management about pursuing accounting and information technology careers. Several years ago, he helped set up a nonprofit organization with a friend called the Drive Against Diabetes, and he remains an active board member.

Andrea Sammarco, Esq. Corporate General Counsel

   A former long-serving member of the Niagara Hospice board of directors, Andrea Sammarco has served as corporate general counsel since 2016. She oversees all legal, compliance, regulatory, government relations and human resources functions for the organization. 

   Ms. Sammarco received her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Certificate of Concentration in State and Local Government Law. She is a past Chair of the Erie County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee and a regular presenter at CLE-accredited regional and statewide conferences on topics including alternative dispute resolution, labor and employment, healthcare, and related issues.

   In addition to being a long-time member of the Erie County Bar, Ms. Sammarco has held memberships in the Labor and Employment Relations Association of New York, the Niagara County Bar Association, the New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Sammarco is also a certified mediator through the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and she is a top-rated attorney selected to Super Lawyers for 2017 - 2020.



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