Aspire Health Leader Selected for Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

Nashville, TN – May 8, 2019 – Erin Gabany, MSN, FNP-C, who serves as a clinical director for Aspire Health, the nation’s leading community-based palliative care provider, has been selected as a fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.

The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, a one-year professional development experience, is a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson.  The program is designed to provide each fellow with the leadership and management skills required to effectively address the needs of their communities – especially those of vulnerable populations – and to become change agents within their practice settings and the evolving healthcare environment.

“It’s an honor to be selected for the program,” said Gabany, “It is a pivotal time in home-based palliative care, and I’m certain this fellowship will provide the opportunity to learn and lead advanced community-based care for our most vulnerable populations.”

In her current role, Gabany is responsible for providing day-to-day management of all clinical staff and ensuring the Pennsylvania market achieves all clinical performance goals. Gabany has been a nurse practitioner for six years, previously serving in university and community hospitals, as well as the private sector.

“Nurse Practitioners are critical leaders in Aspire Health’s organization,” Brad Smith, co-founder. “The fellowship opportunities with the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program will provide tremendous learning opportunities for Erin and, through her great work, make a positive impact on the thousands of patients that we serve every day.”

Selected fellows started the program in April and will participate in three leadership retreats throughout the program year, as well as monthly distance-based learning activities and a transformative health leadership project.

“More than ever nurse practitioners are taking on an expanded role in managing patients with complex health care needs and coordinating care between providers,” said Dr. Sachin Jain, president of CareMore Health and Aspire Health. “They are involved in the patient care journey every step of the way, from illness prevention to disease management. This fellowship training will provide them the tools to administer care on a higher level, while also tracking trends to improve public health.”

About Aspire Health

Aspire Health is the nation’s leading community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 25 states and over 70 cities.  Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an innovative palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes.  Aspire clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices, and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Aspire is based in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information about Aspire Health, visit


Trisha Farmer 

for Aspire Health



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