The PPAI advisory board, comprised of leading professionals across diverse specialties, provides guidance and insight in the Institute’s quest to meet its stated goals.
Jeanne Boling, RN, MSN, CCM
Mullahy & Associates
Little Rock, Arkansas
Jeanne Boling, RN, MSN, CCM, the Vice President of Mullahy & Associates, offers a national perspective on patient advocacy, direct-to-consumer case management, integrated care management and collaborative practice trending. Mullahy & Associates is a leading case management education and consulting organization. Ms. Boling has served as Executive Director of the Case Management Society of America, a rapidly growing multidisciplinary professional association. She is the founding leader and former executive director of the Case Management Leadership Coalition and has served on the Utilization Review and Accreditation Commission (URAC) Board of Directors, the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) and Advisory Boards for numerous publications, insurance, managed care, biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
To contact Jeanne Boling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Cress, MSW
San Jose, California
Cathy Cress, MSW, is Founder of GCM Consult, working with small and national proprietors who want to enhance or launch a geriatric care management business. Ms. Cress was the founder and director of Cresscare, a geriatric care management business, for 25 years. She has taught geriatric care management at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley and currently teaches at Cabrillo College and San Mateo College.
Her new book, Mom Loves You Best: Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships, published by New Horizon Press, will be out in October 2010. Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, published by Jones and Bartlett, will be out in a third edition in December 2010. Care Managers: Working With the Aging Family, also published by Jones and Bartlett, is focused on the aging family. She is on the faculty at the University of Florida for the online master’s program in geriatric care management. She writes a weekly blog at http://agingfamilydial411.blogspot.com/ and her website is www.agingfamily411.com/index.html.
To contact Cathy Cress: email@example.com
|Taney Hamill, BS|
Co-Founder Silopanna Healthcare Consulting
C. Taney Hamill is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience. In 2009 Ms. Hamill co-founded Silopanna Healthcare Consulting, which spans the full healthcare continuum from designing, developing and implementing public healthcare programs to assisting healthcare organizations with regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness and business development.
Before co-founding Silopanna, Ms. Hamill served as Chief Executive Officer for the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, a nonprofit foundation established to help senior executive women in the healthcare industry to improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally, including serving as members of a board of directors of the Fortune 500/1000 companies.
Ms. Hamill is currently on the following Boards of Directors: the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation Board, the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation Board, the Advisory Board of Schooner Health, LLC. and the National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening & Care Advisory Board, and the City of Annapolis Advisory Board of Recreation and Parks.
To contact Taney Hamill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Krumeich has served a 20-year career as CFO and Division CFO of public, emerging-growth, start-up and multinational companies in various sectors of the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries. She specializes in IPOs, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, acquisitions and integrations, strategic business planning and operations analysis. As a Tatum Partner, Krumeich served as interim CFO for a home infusion pharmacy, CFO for a privately-held drug and device delivery research and development company and as Interim CFO for a public renal device company. As CFO for the drug and device delivery company, she was responsible for the financial operational oversight of the drug and device component development, the outsourced clinical and manufacturing operations, and commercial partnership agreement modeling. Prior to joining Tatum, as the CFO of Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc., a development-stage medical device company, she led the company’s IPO and managed SEC reporting, accounting and finance, human resources, investor relations and information systems. As hospital division CFO for Henry Schein Inc., a multinational medical and dental products distributor, she implemented enhanced financial reporting, providing greater analysis of operational profitability, expense trends and metrics for the inventory and distribution systems.
To Contact Karen Krumeich: Karen.Krumeich@TatumLLC.com
Betty Long, RN, MHA
President and Founder
Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates
As a registered nurse for the past 24 years, Betty Long’s
experiences as a nurse and manager proved to her that maneuvering through
today’s healthcare system can be daunting, especially when you don’t have
someone to help you navigate the system.
Those experiences, and other
more personal ones, led Long to launch Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates in
October 2003. Guardian Nurses provides advocacy services for clients,
both corporate and private, throughout the United States.
Long, who serves as Guardian
Nurses’ president, began her career in 1986 as a critical care nurse and after
getting her masters’ degree in healthcare administration, went on to leadership
positions in hospital administration and healthcare consulting. In
addition to her hospital career, Long has management experience in long-term
care and in working with the out-patient senior population.
Long’s advocacy work has been
featured on National Public Radio’s Marketplace show. Guardian Nurses
success has also been featured in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia
Business Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and
the New England Healthcare Journal.
In November 2008, Long was honored in New
York by TAG Heuer North America and Glamour Magazine
for making a difference in her community. The "What Are You Made Of”
award was presented by TAG spokesperson Uma Thurman in conjunction with
Glamour’s Women of the Year Gala at Carnegie Hall. In March 2009, Guardian
Nurses’ work was featured in a healthcare segment on Action News, WPVI-TV, in Philadelphia. In
September 2009, Long’s work with a client was featured in a New York Times
Business Section article entitled, "After a Diagnosis, Someone to Help Point
Long is also a contributing
editor for Employee Benefit News, a monthly national magazine for
employee benefits professionals. She speaks regularly to healthcare professionals,
insurance industry and human resources’ professionals and consumers and enjoys
‘spreading the word’ about healthcare advocacy.
To contact Betty Long: Betty@guardiannurses.com
|Jessica Maack Rangel, RN |
MS Director of Patient Safety and Patient Advocacy
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas
Jessica Maack Rangel, RN, MS, is the Director of Patient Safety and Patient Advocacy at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (THFW), a 710-bed facility in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. THFW is the flagship hospital of Texas Health Resources, the largest healthcare system in Texas. Involved in healthcare for 27 years across five states, Ms. Rangel has been a passionate advocate for partnerships between patients and the healthcare team throughout the patient journey. Ms. Rangel’s early healthcare exposure included Level I Trauma Emergency Department nursing, ICU, flight nursing and nursing/advanced paramedic education. She has authored and published in nursing texts and multiple articles regarding safety and advocacy. She is active on national committees for medication safety and continues to advocate for improved synergy among all healthcare providers and consumers. A native of Savannah, GA, she enjoys the company of her husband, Robert, and three beautiful, active girls.
To contact Jessica Maack Rangel: JessicaMaack-Rangel@texashealth.org
|Les C. Meyer, MBA, CEO|
HPI Advisors, LLC
Les C. Meyer is a healthcare strategist and CEO of HPI Advisors, LLC, a Denver, Colo.-based think tank and creator of community-based, collaborative health and performance improvement (HPI) projects with providers, patients, purchasers, payers and policymakers worldwide. Mr. Meyer consults with companies in developing strategy, strategic alliances and business models for prevention-centered, lifestyle improvement programs and employer-based, integrated "Culture of Health” work-life balance achievement and transitions in care initiatives in communities nationwide. His current professional affiliations include: Chairman, Informed Opinion Leadership Action Group; Vice President, HealthNEXT; and Advisor, Kaiser Permanente Health Advisory Council. He is also a Senior Fellow, Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.
To contact Les Meyer: LesCMeyer@aol.com
|Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM|
Mullahy & Associates, LLC
82 Main Street - Suite 300
Huntington, New York 11743
Catherine M. Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, the President and Founder of Mullahy & Associates, is a consultant to case management firms, healthcare providers, case management technology solution providers, government agencies and academia, as well as a regular speaker. Ms. Mullahy authored The Case Manager’s Handbook, now in its fourth edition. It is widely used throughout the United States and Canada in graduate and undergraduate nursing and health management courses. American Journal of Nursing magazine named the book 1998 "Book of the Year." Editor of The Case Manager, she also serves as contributing editor for Case Management Advisor. Ms. Mullahy is a past president of the Case Management Society of America past chair of the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Her direct case management experience spans many environments, from home, hospital and hospice to critical care settings.
To contact Catherine Mullahy: email@example.com
|Elizabeth G. (Lee) Saviola, BA, MS|
Independent Business/Human Resource Consultant
Port Chester, New York
Lee Saviola is an accomplished human resources
executive and expert in organization development, change management and
outsourcing strategy. Throughout her
career she has designed and launched cutting-edge approaches in healthcare
administration and human capital management. Well-positioned in senior
leadership and consulting, she has led strategic benefits/HR initiatives related
to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and start up operations.
expertise in leading change emerged in the embryonic days of managed care. As Director of Benefits, AT&T, she
directed the full replacement of healthcare programs and administration - a phased-in national roll-out of managed care
for one million plan participants, including retirees and two major collective bargaining units. She was
pivotal in establishing and expanding network services and operations to meet
the needs of employees and optimized opportunities to ‘advocate for advocacy’
in partnering with insurance companies and hospital systems to create centers
of excellence, disease management initiatives and outcomes reporting. In this
role, she directed the design, development and operational launch of a
newly-established national outsourcing vendors, an initiative that integrated
internal and external communications, informational seminars, technical and
customer service training, systems integration, national and local union
relations, national media presence and industry alignment. She leveraged her
expertise at AETNA HEALTH PLANS where she was Vice President of Electronic
Health and launched the first web-based healthcare benefits administration
system which ultimately scaled to serve 21 million members, 400,000 providers
and 100,000 employers. She further served as Director-Strategic Alliances with
Accenture in the U.K.
in an HR outsourcing joint venture with British Telecom. Most recently, she channeled her broad
background towards business development and relationship management to drive
outsourcing products to mid-size markets.
leadership in strategic initiatives have garnered team awards: ACE and Gold
Quill from the International Association of Business Communicators, in addition
to AT&T’s outsourcing initiatives recognized as PRODUCT OF THE YEAR by HR
MAGAZINE. She has served as company spokesperson for media relations and
published in professional journals, Lee has authored articles such as "The Internet and Business Transformation”
and was featured in "Payer ‘equipped’ for
the Future”. She chaired the Business
Advisory Group of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations
(JCAHO), served on the Accreditations Committee for the National Association
for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and was a member of the Congressional Briefing
Panel of the Business Roundtable on Healthcare Reform.
Lee received a B.A. in English from Pace University
and a M.S. in Organization Development from American University. She is a certified by the National Training
Labs (NTL) Institute, Alexandria,
Va., as a Group Facilitator.
To contact Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie G. Schreck, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, COBGC
Director, Clinical Content
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bonnie G. Schreck, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, has been involved in healthcare for 25 years. She started in the field in medical records at an HMO, and then worked at a major university teaching facility where she was involved with billing, coding, ED, outpatient and inpatient visits. She has worked at the AAPC as a coding manager and with a major healthcare data company, having responsibility for specialty and other coding reference books and healthcare coding content. She has also performed numerous seminars and audits for hospitals and physicians, mainly on ICD-9-CM and ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding. Ms. Schreck is currently Director of Clinical Content at Contexo Media, where she manages coding books and healthcare data content. She is a member of AHIMA and the AAPC.
To contact Bonnie Schreck: email@example.com
|Robert Schultz, MD|
Pediatrician (Retired) Adjunct Faculty
Florida Atlantic University
Robert B. Schultz, MD, is a physician who retired from the active clinical practice of pediatrics in 2004 after creating one of the largest private pediatric practices in South Florida. In this position as medical director, Dr. Schultz provided supervision of 38 physicians in 15 offices over a tri-county area. He negotiated with insurers and directed the practice to profitability during his tenure. Five years ago Dr. Schultz developed a passionate interest in patient advocacy and patient safety and retired from clinical practice. Since then he has been working with members of the safety movement throughout the country and has successfully promoted a bedside advocacy program for hospital use. Dr. Schultz severs as a contributing editor for WebMD and works with AARP to bring small regional projects related to patient safety across the country.
To contact Dr. Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Stimson, CALA, ADC, CDP
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
Sandra Stimson, CALA, ADC, CDP, is the executive director of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, LLC and has more than 15 years of experience in long-term care. Her experience is as an assistant administrator, dementia coordinator, activity director, activity consultant, national speaker, corporate trainer, regional activity director and support group leader. She is active on numerous boards. She has worked in a variety of long-term care settings, boarding homes, residential facility and nursing homes. She is an activity consultant and corporate consultant to several national chains. Ms. Stimson is also a consultant to facilities that wish to implement dementia units or survey readiness in the area of activities or dementia units. Ms. Stimson is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Assisted Living Administrator and Certified Activity Director and a member of a member of NJAPA and NCCAP.
To contact Sandra Stimson, email@example.com
Jamie M. Verdi, Esq.
Michigan Patient Advocacy Liaison, PLLC ("MI-PAL”)
Jamie Verdi is Michigan Patient Advocacy Liaison’s (MI-PAL's) principal. She is an attorney with an advanced healthcare law degree. She previously worked for a national healthcare company as its healthcare attorney, where she took care of healthcare regulatory compliance, risk management and patient care concerns. In addition, she has firsthand experience caring for numerous family members in long-term care facilities. Ms. Verdi is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and she worked many years as a judicial law clerk in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
To contact Jamie Verdi: firstname.lastname@example.org