November 5, 2019

Concord Regional VNA's Keliane Totten Honored With Business Excellence Award

CONCORD, N.H. – Keliane Totten, vice president of community engagement for Concord Regional VNA, was recently awarded the 2019 Business Excellence Award in the Healthcare category for large organizations from NH Business Review.

The annual awards honor top business leaders in New Hampshire for their imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements. The annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony, honoring all recipients, was held on October 3, 2019, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.

Since joining Concord Regional VNA, which marks its 120th anniversary this year, more than eight years ago, Keliane has expanded the agency’s community benefits offerings by introducing wellness programs to meet the evolving needs of residents of the 44 New Hampshire communities the agency serves. Since launching in 2012, more than 1,000 people of all ages have had the opportunity to learn about health choices, caregiving, aging in place, and more. 

Keliane regularly engages local organizations to partner on new programming. In 2017, she unveiled a new program with CATCH Neighborhood Housing called Positive Aging through Home Supports, which helps seniors remain safe and healthy in their homes. Keliane has also expanded the number and locations of senior health clinics where aging adults can receive foot care, blood pressure screening, flu shots and other services for free or at a reduced cost. 

Keliane is described by her colleagues as a lifelong learner, and her work extends far beyond Concord Regional VNA. She currently serves on the Public Health Advisory Council of the Capital Area Public Health Network, Granite State Health Care Coalition, Tri-State Learning Collaborative for Aging, NH Alliance for Healthy Aging's “Re-Framing Aging” Strategy Team, Legislative Committee of the Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance of NH, and the NH Falls Task Force. Keliane is also a 2014 alumna of the prestigious Leadership New Hampshire program.

“Keliane is an exceptional leader who is never hesitant to create, develop and implement innovative initiatives for the betterment of our community,” said Beth Slepian, president and CEO, Concord Regional VNA. “She exemplifies Concord Regional VNA’s values and mission in everything she does. We are incredibly proud of her accomplishments and we thank NH Business Review for recognizing Keliane’s tireless enthusiasm to serve the New Hampshire community.” 

NH Business Review launched the Business Excellence Awards in 2002 to recognize New Hampshire’s business leaders who work to cultivate and grow the local and statewide economy.