HomeCare Association of Louisiana
Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, CAE, has worked in home care for 30 years. Hebert is CEO of the HomeCare Association of Louisiana (HCLA), trade association for 210 home care agencies across Louisiana, and 11,000 plus homecare employees. Warren completed his DNP in May 2015, received Loyola New Orleans' Ignatian Award as the university's outstanding graduate student. Loyola nursing faculty recognized Hebert as Honor Scholar of his doctoral cohort. Dr. Hebert is the 2015 recipient of the Fanciscan Alumni Association's Humanitarian Award for his work with family caregivers. Warren has presented workshops and keynote presentations nationally related to disaster preparedness and response, the future of home healthcare, the future of nursing, family caregiving, a trek to India to visit Tibetan Buddhist communities, and other presentations. He has also organized educational content for multi-state home health conferences for 17 years. Warren was a reviewer for the Institute of Medicine's 2015 document on the Future of Home Health Care and selected to CMS' 2015 Technical Expert Panel on Measures for Potential Prevention of Readmission from Post Acute Care. Dr. Hebert has served on the editorial advisory board for Home Healthcare Nurse journal and has contributed to home care, hospice, and association management publications. In 2004 Warren co-founded the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board, a national credentialing company, which has now tested over 10,000 home care employees across the country. He is the founding Chair of the national Council of State Home Care Associations, representing 34 state associations.
Warren currently serves as Secretary of the board of Community Health Acceditation Partners in Washington, DC. He chaired the Governor's Region IV Health Care Consortium in 2005, chaired the Louisiana Legislature's Study Group on Chronic Care Management in 2011, and chaired the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council in 2012. He has served on the board for the National Association for Home Care, the Louisiana Society of Association Executives, and the Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. He was selected as one of the "Top 25 Nurses in Acadiana". Warren hosted a weekly radio program for family caregivers, A Caring Place. The program was broadcast via airwaves in seven states and on the inernet over six and a half years. He and his wife Ramona have five grown children, two who are nurses, and nine grandchildren.