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General Session
Tuesday, November 9

Julia Adams-Scheurich, MSL

Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy, AHHC of NC

Prior to joining AHHC, Julia was the Owner and Director of Government Relations at Oak City Government Relations, LLC. Julia began her career in policy and advocacy working to promote inclusion in the arts in North Carolina. Her career spans both campaign work as a member of the field staff for Erskine Bowles in 2004 to ethics reform and voting rights with Common Cause NC. Prior to opening her own lobbying firm, Julia served as the Director of Government Relations for The Arc of North Carolina. She is ranked as one of the most influential lobbyists in North Carolina by the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Julia received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Meredith College in 2006. In 2021, she received her Master of Legal Studies, Health Law, and Policy from Wake Forest University School of Law. Julia is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, a recipient of the Dean's Award WFU School of Law, and is a member of the American Health Law Association.

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Session B3

Michael Calderon, DPT

Vice President of Operations, Advanced Home Health

Michael Calderon holds a doctorate of PT from Gannon University and a Bachelors of Science from State University of New York College at Brockport. Michael has experience as an in-patient and home health PT along with experience as a clinical operations manager in the hospital based home health industry. Prior to coming to Advanced Home Health as the Vice President of Operations he was the regional VP of clinical operations and stake holder for Alternative Solutions Healthcare Network overseeing multiple agency operations in Ohio.

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Session C4

Cindy Campbell, MHA Healthcare Informatics, BSN, RN, COQS

Director of Operational Consulting, WellSky

Cindy Campbell is a nationally recognized thought-leader and management consultant to the continuum of healthcare at home. Cindy holds a Masters of Health Administration with specialty in Healthcare Informatics, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She brings over 25 years of experience working across the continuum of healthcare at home in advancing levels of leadership and eighteen years with Fazzi Associates, now proud to be a fully integrated member of the WellSky family of companies. As the Director of Operational Consulting for Wellsky Advisory Services, Cindy and her team help agencies leverage strategic thought and operational efficiency into organizational, work-process and clinical model design for Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care and Private Duty organizations throughout the United States. Cindy has served as a Board Member of the National Association for Homecare & Hospice, Chair of the Pediatric Homecare & Hospice Association of America, and member of the Executive Committee of the American Telemedicine Association’s Homecare and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group. A passionate advocate for innovation on behalf of patients and industry, Cindy is committed to driving methodology to best serve the needs of advancing healthcare at home.

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General Session
Tuesday, November 9

Bill Dombi, Esq.

President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

Bill Dombi is the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. He previously served as the Vice President for Law at NAHC. As a key part of his responsibilities, Bill specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With nearly 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. With litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, along with current lawsuits challenging the Medicare home health face-to-face encounter rule and the Department of labor changes to the overtime rules under the Fair labor Standards Act.

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Session A4

Dan Dunlop, MA

Principal, Jennings Health

Dan Dunlop, MA, is a principal of Jennings, a leading healthcare marketing and audience engagement firm. He is a healthcare marketer, innovator, brand consultant, blogger, author, and sought-after speaker, regularly serving on the faculty of national and regional healthcare conferences. Mr. Dunlop is extremely active as a thought leader in the field of healthcare marketing. He serves on the editorial board of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends and is a contributor to a number of healthcare marketing publications and news services including SmartBrief for Health Care Marketers, Strategic Health Care Marketing, and Healthcare Strategy Alert. Mr. Dunlop serves on the judging panels of the Digital Health Awards and the National Health Information Awards. He is president of the board of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) and a member of the board of directors of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society and SHSMD’s Digital Engagement Taskforce of the American Hospital Association.

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General Session
Monday, November 8

Jeanin Falcon, Ed.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources, AuthoraCare Collective

Jeanine M. Falcon, Ed.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the Vice President of Human Resources at AuthoraCare Collective. A dynamic human resources executive, she brings a passion for nonprofit work to her role at AuthoraCare, along with a wealth of knowledge in team building, change and conflict management, diversity and inclusion, and strategic decision making. Previously, Falcon served as the Vice President of Human Resources at Replacements, Ltd. Prior to joining AuthoraCare Collective, she was a leadership development consultant and coach since 2015. In March 2018, Falcon was recognized with an Outstanding Women in Business Award from Triad Business Journal. Falcon graduated from UNC Greensboro with the terminal degree of Educational Specialist in Higher Education Administration and Cultural Foundations.  She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Learning from Kent State University in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She is SPHR and SCP certified.  Falcon recently served on the Board of Directors of Triad Health Project as well as the Guilford Green Foundation Advisory Board. She has held previous volunteer roles with the City of Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Resource Center, and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).  

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Session C1

Ellen Fulp, PharmD, MSPC, BCGP

Director of Pharmacy Education, AvaCare

Ellen Fulp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Master’s Degree in Palliative Care at the University of Colorado Denver, as the only pharmacist member of the inaugural class. Ellen is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy, specializing in safe, appropriate medication use in the elderly. Since 2013, she has been on staff at AvaCare, an independent hospice pharmacy benefits manager. Currently, Ellen serves as the Director of Pharmacy Education for AvaCare. She routinely provides consult regarding appropriate symptom management, regulatory issues, and medication appropriateness at end-of-life. Ellen works closely with state hospice and palliative care organizations and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to improve medication use for patients facing serious illness. Her professional interests include pain management in the geriatric patient population, medication appropriateness, and expanding access to community based palliative care.

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Session C3

Melinda Gaboury, COS-C

Co-Founder, CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions

Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 29 years in home care, has over 20 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PDGM training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is Treasurer on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-D1 and Home Health Billing Answers, 2021.

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Session A3

J'non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

Director, SimiTree Healthcare Consulting

J’non Griffin is a 34 year veteran of home care as an RN. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005. She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. She has served as Director of Staff Development and Appeals for home health and hospice agencies. She has taken part in mock surveys for agencies, and prepared agencies for accreditation. She has been directly involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions and many regulatory crises with state survey agencies and the intermediary. As Regional Director of Operations for a home care company, J’non was ultimately responsible for the operations of several branch agencies. She completed billing audits, supervised personnel, handled employment issues and trained managers. Part of her responsibilities have included risk management, acting as Compliance Officer, development of policies and forms, survey compliance, appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, start-ups of parent and branch agencies, consulting with agencies on a variety of subjects and education of staff. J’non is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C, Certified in Homecare Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCS-H), Home Care Specialist-Compliance (HCS-C) and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer/ambassador. J’non is an accredited ACHC and CHAP consultant. J’non is also on the board of Home Care Directions, and is a frequent contributor, along with an expert on HcPro’s Ask an Expert Panel. She has also been a frequent contributor to the Decision Health Publication, The Diagnosis Coding Pro, Published several manuals, and assisted with composition of several online modules for coding and OASIS instruction.. She has presented several webinars, and has been a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of subjects.

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General Session
Monday, November 8

Devin Griffith, MPA, MSW

Vice President of Development & Innovation, AuthoraCare Collective

Devin Griffith, MPA, MSW, serves as Vice President, Business Development and Innovation for AuthoraCare. In his role, Mr. Griffith leads strategic development and partnerships, service diversification, payer strategy, medical and community outreach, growth and integration strategies across the care continuum, and innovation and value-based care initiatives. Prior to joining AuthoraCare, Mr. Griffith was Vice President, Home Health and Regional Development for Advanced Home Care, a non-profit organization owned by twelve health systems across the southeast, and Vice President, Care Continuum and Support Services for Randolph Health.  Mr. Griffith’s health care experience spans over 28 years and includes hospital administration, hospice and home health, case management services across the continuum, palliative care, community-based long-term care, PACE, and population health initiatives. Mr. Griffith has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from High Point University.  He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Association of Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina and the Board Chair for the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina. 

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Session B2

Risa Hanau, LCSW

Clinical & Community Educator, AuthoraCare Collective

Risa has worked with Authoracare Collective since 2004 and has served in many roles, currently she is the Clinical and Community Educator. She has worked in the hospice field since 1993 and started her career as a hospital social worker at Moses Cone Hospital. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. By training, Risa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania."

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Session B2

Ken Helmuth

Owner, Right at Home of the Triangle

Ken Helmuth, owner of Right at Home of the Triangle, has worked in numerous Professional Healthcare capacities over the past 23 years. "I’ve personally seen the emotional and physical toll on relatives and friends after years of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer or permanent disabilities. My passion for serving others; clients, their families and caregivers, as well as the community; led me to pursue the Right at Home office in Durham and Chapel Hill" in February of 2014. Before acquiring the Right At Home of Durham & Chapel Hill business, Ken had provided innovative leadership directing a variety of sales programs, commercial teams, contract negotiations and training programs within the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Ken is fully committed to making a difference in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill community by employing and developing high-performing caregivers to care for the Right at Home clients. He continually works to expand his knowledge to better serve the clients and families in the Triangle. In August of 2020, the parent company of Right at Home of Durham & Chapel Hill, KAH Care, LLC acquired Right at Home of Wake County, Right at Home of Johnston County and Right at Home of Sandhills. All together, Right at Home of the Triangle now serves the following 10 counties: Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Franklin, Harnett and Person. 

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General Session
Monday, November 8

April Herring

Community Education/Outreach Coordinator and Faith Community Liaison

AuthoraCare Collective

April Herring is the Community Education/Outreach Coordinator and Faith Community Liaison for AuthoraCare Collective. She coordinates community-based educational programs and provides outreach focused on promoting awareness and relationship building through partnerships and collaboration.  Years of serving as a Hospice Volunteer and being a recipient of Hospice services as a caregiver, enable her to bring personal, real-life experience into her work. April is an ordained minister and serves as Associate Pastor of Godly Faith Christian Center in Greensboro.  Away from the office, April enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and serving as a wellness advocate for her church family, community, and neighbors.

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General Session
Monday, November 8

Rev. Joey  Honeycutt, MSW, M.Div.

Bereavement Counselor, AuthoraCare Collective

Rev. Joey Honeycutt holds a Masters of Social Work from UNC-Charlotte and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.  Joey currently serves as a bereavement counselor for AuthoraCare Collective and previously served the agency as a long-term care chaplain.  Prior to joining the team at AuthoraCare, Joey provided spiritual support to LGBTQIA+ youth at the Duke Hospital Gender Care Clinic, and has a background in trauma-informed care, crisis response, and anti-violence and anti-oppression programming.  Joey has worked as a consultant and trainer on LGBTQIA+ issues for the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Session D3

John Kabler, RN

Manager of Clinical Excellence, Well Care Health

John has been in healthcare for more than 24 years in a variety of roles. His nursing career spans more than 16 years with practice in critical care, cardiology, and community health. He has developed nursing community improvement initiatives in the Middle East, Europe, and here in the U.S. His most recent time with Well Care Health has been an opportunity to develop best practices for high-acuity patients, focusing on the transition from acute care to home. His leadership mindset is to inspire others to discover inherent value of the patient as the central member of the healthcare team. His personal commitment and drive for improvement are demonstrated by continued education as he pursues his doctorate in nursing as a family nurse practitioner.  

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Session B2

Scott Lofland, MBA

Vice President of Palliative Medicine, Carolina Caring

Scott Lofland is an Air Force veteran with extensive experience in logistics. During his 17 years in the military, he managed operations and evaluated processes for challenged departments, addressing and correcting issues with accounting, quality assurance, and overall deployment readiness. As a result of these efforts, he touts the benefits of good leadership and believes that staff development is critical to exceptional care and service. Scott has been with Carolina Caring since 2013 and has also contributed his time and skills to finance and project management. In addition to an MBA, Scott holds a graduate-level certificate in Health Services Management.

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Session D1

Jake Lyons, CFRE, CNP

Managing Partner, Pride Philanthropy

As a Lyons fourth generation fundraiser, Jake has worked with Pride Philanthropy for eight years. He is a full-time philanthropy professional, educator, and speaker. Jake manages fundraising campaigns, fund development assessments, audits, and feasibility studies. He also creates all subject matter and curriculum for the CFRE accredited conference series, the Pride Development Institute. This educational series includes year-round seminars, workshops, and academy programs for both emerging and experienced philanthropy professionals. Jake is a member of the Tennessee Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a philanthropic education partner/educator for Venture Forward, a local community nonprofit education and advocacy organization. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Arts Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to bringing performance opportunities, community, and scholarships to thousands of members around the world. Jake also serves on the Governing Board of Equinox Percussion Inc., a nonprofit competitive percussion ensemble, most recently performing at halftime for Super Bowl LIII with Maroon 5. Previously, Jake served four years as an instructor in the music department at the University of Georgia in Athens. He has a degree in Communications from the University of Georgia and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one of the youngest in the country to earn a (CFRE) Certified Fundraising Executive, and also holds his CNP (Certified Nonprofit Professional).