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.
Ed Buckley is a home care industry veteran with over 20 plus years owning and managing home health agencies. His background in finance and management suits the company well in developing the products and services that agencies are asking for today. Select Data combines proprietary hosted software with expert staff to give home health organizations administrative advantages not available elsewhere. Prior to forming Select Data, Ed was hired as Director of Brea Home Health, a freestanding home health agency. Preceding Brea Home Health, Ed was Administrator of Urgent Care West, a group of six industrial medicine clinics.
Teresa R. Craig is the chief executive officer of Suncoast Solutions, a leading software provider for the hospice and home health industry. Under Teresa's leadership, Suncoast Solutions has grown from a dream in the halls of Suncoast Hospice to one of the industry's premier performance tools. Suncoast Solutions has so effectively filled the industry need that one out of every four hospice patients nationwide are served by hospices using the product. A frequent presenter at state and national conferences, she is committed to helping hospice and home care programs achieve electronic medical records, practices and systems to improve the quality of life for the individuals and families served by Suncoast Solutions users.
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.
With revenues of approximately $70M, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the largest state-wide non-profit, end-of-life care provider in the nation, serving 900 patients a day across 54 counties in Michigan. Prior to working for HOM, Ms. Deremo was VP of Patient Care Services and CNO at Henry Ford Health System. She has held several executive positions at the Detroit Medical Center and been an assistant professor at both Michigan State University and Wayne State University during her 40-year health care career.
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.
Wayne has been in the home care industry since the early 1990s, having served in many capacities from Home Health Aide, RN, Director of Nursing, Manager, Administrator, and serves currently as President and CEO of Home Care Answers. Wayne also serves as the clinical chair for the Utah Association for Home Care. Wayne has specialized in documentation audits as well as diagnosis coding with the Home Care Answers business, helping agencies throughout the country maximize their Medicare revenue through increased accuracy.
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.
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.
At VITAS, Bob Miller is responsible for the continuing development of clinical field operations, including hospice program resources, education and organizational development, operations compliance, product development, VITAS' access initiative, acquisition integration, bereavement and volunteer services and clinical pastoral education. He joined VITAS in 1989 as chaplain for the Broward County program and quickly rose through the ranks. Bob has been affiliated with both the California and Florida state hospice associations, and served on NHCPO and NCHPP.
Robert Pahlavan has had a long career as both an operator and investor in services and technology businesses across the wellness and healthcare spectrum. He is passionate about the power of technology to help meet the needs of agencies today while also providing a vision for tomorrow. Most recently, Rob was a Managing Director with Family Equity Partners, where he focused on buying and operating both Healthcare Services and Technology companies. He holds a MBA from Stanford University.
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.
Joshua Robertson founded National HME in March 2006 and has held multiple positions within the company to ensure quality, compassion, and stability throughout the organization. Currently Joshua is serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer responsible for the internal/external growth and development of National HME. He and has spent a lifetime dedicated to healthcare through his upbringing being involved in multiple family operated healthcare organizations ranging from Home Health Care, DME Services, and Assisted Livings, and he considers his role at National HME as an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to team up with a hospice company and help patients of all ages and all races.
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.
Susie is responsible for overseeing marketing communications, internal and external sales, and strategic planning for Centura Health's home health and senior living divisions. She works to insure that all initiatives align with Centura Health's vision to build a strong foundation for growth, create systems of care, and move upstream to manage the health and wellness of their communities. Susie spearheaded development of a comprehensive strategic plan in 2011, working to create a plan that will allow Centura Health at Home to claim a position of market dominance in the new healthcare environment.
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.
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