Paulette Wunsch Named to EverCare’s Executive Team as General Counsel

Newburgh, N.Y. – EverCare, a non-profit organization providing Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and Adult Social Day Program services in the Hudson Valley, has announced that Paulette Wunsch has joined its executive team as EverCare’s General Counsel.

Ms. Wunsch has more than 15 years of legal experience in the health care and insurance industries, and has held executive leadership positions in companies including Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue), Nippon Life Benefits, WellCare Health Plans, and UnitedHealthcare. In addition, she serves as an independent health care attorney and consultant for Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., as well as an advisor to Centauri Health Solutions.

“I am excited to join EverCare at this crucial juncture, as I feel I can be instrumental to its growth in the region,” said Ms. Wunsch. “I am happy to assist EverCare in gaining the recognition it deserves for its quality and compassionate care of the elderly.”

“As a key member of the executive team, Paulette is responsible for managing EverCare’s legal activities and regulatory policies, assisting us in defining growth strategies, and supporting the implementation of those strategies,” said EverCare President and CEO Sylvia McTigue. “She is also responsible for managing corporate restructure needs, developing relevant business relationships, and contributing to the continuing education of EverCare’s staff.”

Ms. Wunsch has been a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars, speaking on topics including health care reform, managed care, Medicaid/Medicare, corporate compliance, and business ethics. She led a team that received the Heath Ethics Trust Award for its Code of Conduct and the Best of Blue Award for innovation in compliance and ethics training.

“I look to Paulette to continuously work on EverCare’s culture of compliance and organizational improvement so that EverCare is recognized as one of the most ethical companies to work for,” said McTigue. “Her background creates the perfect platform to provide counsel to the executive team so that collectively, we can have the greatest impact on population health and the health of those we serve, now and into the future.”

Prior to coming in-house, Ms. Wunsch practiced in the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard (now known as Day Pitney). Early in her career, she held prosecutorial positions in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Department of Justice, and the United States Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. She has also been an associate professor at Fordham University, and served on the Board of Directors of Family ReEntry. She earned degrees from Columbia Law School, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the University of Chicago.

ABOUT EVERCARE: The non-profit EverCare product line includes EverCare Choice, its Managed Long-Term Care Plan (MLTCP), EverCare at Home, its Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), and EverCare for the Day, an Adult Social Day Program. The agencies serve nearly 1,000 individuals to help them remain in their homes for as long as safely possible. Supported by strong clinical teams and a vast provider network of nearly 200 trusted and interconnected vendors, the agencies comprise a large continuum of care throughout the Hudson Valley. Services facilitated through EverCare include certified home care services and case management of skilled nursing, personal care aides, medical transportation, home-delivered meals, rehabilitative therapies, podiatry, audiology, and dentistry. To obtain home care services, find out if you or a loved one qualifies for EverCare’s managed long-term care plan, or to explore the breadth and scope of covered services and support provided by EverCare, please call 877-255-3678 or email info@evercare.org.