Meet our Board
Thank you to the Home Care & Hospice LINK Advisory Board members who help shape the program and support the conference.
Mr. Anderson has over sixteen years managing the Addus' Home and Community Services business which operates in 19 states, through 120 locations and serves over 50,000 consumers annually. Mr. Anderson has over twenty years experience in the management of home health and home care services.
Mr. Anderson has held several advisory committee positions, including the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee and the Community Care Program Advisory Committee in Illinois.
Keith has almost 30 years of experience in home care, hospice, and private duty information technology. He was an active participant in three key industry projects: 2011 Delta Study to Reduce Hospitalizations, 2010 Delta National Excellence in Therapy Project and 2009 Delta OASIS-C Best Practices Project. Memberships in technology and industry panels emphasize his commitment to partnerships between industry and research. He is the Technology section Director on the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Board of Directors and Chair of the Home Care Technology Association of America.
Rexanne currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Homecare & Hospice Operations with LHC Group. She is a 25 year veteran of the services industry and comes to LHC with eleven years of Home Health Industry experience. Prior to joining LHC, she served as COO at SunCrest Healthcare where she managed field operations and business development teams while assisting with the oversight of company strategy and corporate operations. Prior to her time at SunCrest, she served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Gentiva Health Services and consummated some of the industry's largest mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Franklin was appointed President & CEO of Bristol Hospice, a subsidiary of Avalon Health Care, Inc., in 2006. She is responsible for the operation, planning and development of Bristol Hospice locations. Ms. Franklin has more than 20 years of hospice and home care experience. Prior to assuming her current position, she was VP of Professional Services Acquisitions and Start-Up for AseraCare. She coordinated the company's implementation of national Home Health and Hospice locations. Ms. Franklin has been a registered nurse for more than twenty years and understands firsthand the complex needs involved in hospice and homecare. She is a leader in the field with memberships in some of the country's most important policy making committees.
Rhonada Hoeppner currently maintains the position of Vice President of Greystone Home Care Division. She has over thirteen years experience in operational and financial management of Hospice, Home Health and Outpatient Therapy Services. Her expertise and leadership provide Greystone Healthcare Management with all facets of the ACO annual planning, development and refinement. In addition Ms. Hoeppner is responsible for portfolio and transitional project management, budgeting, savings tracking and reporting, as well as the monitoring of program initiatives to ensure the successful execution of Greystone's portfolio. Ms. Hoeppner works with cross-organizational clinicians and project management resources to improve affordability and quality of care with ACO partners. She is a cross-functional leader who works with hospital systems and provider partners on meeting short-term and long-term ACO healthcare integration and management goals. Ms. Hoeppner holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Davenport, a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration and Associate Degree in Health Information Technology.
Margherita Labson coordinates identification of new markets, familiarizes organizations with the accreditation process, and participates in new product development, strategic development, and tactical operations. She is a certified Professional of Healthcare Quality, a Certified Case Manager, and a certified Green Belt. Ms. Labson is a veteran health care professional who has specialized in the provision of home care services since 1977 from both multi-operational and academic perspectives, with extensive knowledge in the legal regulatory & accreditation requirements for home care programs.
Brent Poythress is a dynamic, results oriented healthcare professional with 15 years of sales, management, and marketing experience in the medical industry with a concentration in home care. Currently, Brent leads a team consulting with national and regional providers in the Home Health Agency, Hospice and DME/HME markets. McKesson Medical-Surgical is an industry leader in providing innovative supply chain management solutions focused on enabling home care providers to reduce operating costs, streamline processes and enhance the overall quality of patient care.
Sutter Care at Home is the home health care and hospice affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems. From local, community-based offices throughout Northern California, Sutter Care at Home cares for more than 50,000 patients each year, serving an average daily census of more than 18,000 patients through seven distinct home care service lines. A graduate of Northeastern University and Simmons College, and the former VP of Business Development for Partners HealthCare at Home in Massachusetts, Maryellen has more than 25 years of management experience in the health care field.
Charles Smith leads nationally scoped business development for the fastest growing home health software platform in the U.S., facilitating relationships with State Trade Associations and key national vendor-partners and regional consultants in the burgeoning Long Term Care/Home Health industry. Smith's 34 years of business experience encompasses twelve years in the commercial bank CEO capacity, entrepreneurship as the founder of two technology companies, and has led the creation of a de novo bank charter.
Ms. Thomas began a successful telehealth program in 2002 generating documented savings in the 50% range for hospital/ER visits and 80% cost savings for hospitalization days on a pre/post comparison. She developed and secured funding for the first Medicaid-covered telemonitoring program within the Disease Management Department for the State of Missouri in 2004. Ms. Thomas is a board member of the National Association for Home Care, Private Duty Home Care Association, and member of the American Telemedicine Association.
Amy is responsible for providing strategic and tactical planning and growth for four of the organization's prime community-based services: Bethesda Private Duty, Bethesda Hospice Care, the Bethesda Senior Therapy Centers (outpatient therapy), and St. Andrews & Bethesda Home Health (which Bethesda operates in partnership with St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors). Prior to joining Bethesda, Amy worked for OSF Home Care Services (Peoria, Ill.) in numerous patient care and management positions over 25 years, most recently serving as Division Director of Planning and Strategic Development.