President and CEO
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
Kris is a nationally recognized keynote speaker with more than 24 years of experience in the Health Care industry with a specialty in the Post-Acute Care Arena. An Occupational Therapist degree from Tufts University followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from Salem State University coupled with a Nursing Home Administrator’s License affords Kris an in-depth perspective into the clinical, financial, and operational components critical for business success.
Kris and her team of HHI Specialists are integral players in Payment Reform with significant contributions to the policy process. The inordinate amount of regulatory change is nearly impossible to digest and implement in the required timeframes. This changing regulatory climate was a driving force in Harmony Healthcare International’s (HHI) mission to distill, synthesize, and educate owners and caregivers which in turn facilitates high-quality outcomes and optimal care.
Kris was appointed to and serves on the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Clinical Practice Committee (CPC).
President and CEO
American Health Care Association
The Honorable Mark Parkinson is the president and chief executive officer of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), which represents more than 12,000 for- and not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living residences, and centers for the care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Before leading AHCA/NCAL, the native Kansan was a successful businessman, state legislator, and most recently served as the 45th Governor of the State of Kansas.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Ali Bers conducts federal litigation aimed at making systemic improvements to Medicare for older adults and people with disabilities. She has litigated numerous class actions addressing policies and practices that improperly deny Medicare coverage or that block fair access to Medicare’s administrative appeal system. Ms. Bers also speaks and writes on Medicare topics as part of the Center’s educational activities. Before joining the Center, Ms. Bers was an elder law attorney in private practice, and she was a staff attorney at Western Massachusetts Legal Services (now Community Legal Aid). At Legal Services, she assisted low-income clients with public benefits and represented beneficiaries as part of the Massachusetts Medicare Advocacy Project. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. Ms. Bers is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served for over 10 years on the Board of Directors of Square One, a non-profit provider of early education and child care based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ms. Bers received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She is admitted only to the bars of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Billie Jo Nutter
As President, Billie Nutter is responsible for bringing Casamba’s mission, vision, and values to life. An established leader in the post-acute healthcare space, Billie’s experience in establishing and directing efficient and effective health care organizations accentuates her guidance of the company’s operational teams.
Prior to joining Casamba in 2017, Billie served in various executive roles, including as President and CEO of Brighton Therapy and Rehabilitation and Senior Vice President of Operations in the Skilled Nursing Division for Avalon Health Care Group. She earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders degree from Western Kentucky University along with a Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Disorders and Bachelor of Science in Education and Biology degrees from the University of Louisville. A licensed Speech Pathologist, Billie is also a member of the American Speech – Hearing Association.
President and Senior Partner
Clint Maun is nationally recognized for his innovative expertise in healthcare consulting, speaking, and research. He is one of the select few to receive the CSP designation of distinction, Certified Speaking Professional, from the National Speakers Association.
As co-founder of Maun-Lemke Speaking and Consulting, LLC, Clint has over 38 years of experience in healthcare operations, management, revenue enhancement, leadership, quality improvement, turnover reduction, employee retention, and self-development programs. Clint’s acclaimed leadership process has been successfully implemented in small and multi-facility businesses nationwide. His visions, ideas, techniques, and innovative solutions are currently at work in thousands of organizations throughout the country.
Since 1984, Clint has concentrated on “changing the results of healthcare” and improving the “people business” of our profession. He consults and speaks on a diverse range of critical challenges facing healthcare, from revenue and marketing strategies to service excellence, as well as optimizing employee effectiveness and executive mentoring. Clint’s strength is optimizing organizational effectiveness with programs targeted to the 3 “C’s” of healthcare: Customers, Coworkers, and Collaboration.
Karen Bain, RN BS
Vice President of Operations
Eisenstein Flaherty & Associates
Karen Bain, RN BS, Vice President of Operations, Eisenstein Flaherty & Associates, has been a registered nurse for over twenty-eight years. Her experience includes acute care, long-term care, education and Infection Control. She has served as a Regional Director for Resident Care for over two dozen facilities and, prior to joining EF, as Vice President of Resident Care for Benchmark Senior Living supporting over fifty facilities in eight states. She is an instructor for the American Heart Association, been involved in moving forward state legislation for Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts, and provides legal nurse consultation.
Joe Veno, LNHA
Chief Operating Officer
Commonwealth Senior Living Management
Joe Veno, LNHA, Chief Operating Officer, Commonwealth Senior Living Management, has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1996 after serving from the ground up as a unit ward clerk, central supply coordinator, and assistant administrator. Joe founded his own successful nursing home management and consulting company. Prior to joining CSLM, Joe was Vice President of Operations for Premier/NHSL Healthcare Management, where he was responsible for overseeing eleven senior care buildings in MA and NH.
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
Kathleen Monahan, OTR/L is an HHI Specialist for Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits, Analysis, Reimbursement, Regulatory, Education, Efficiency, and Survey). She graduated from Worcester State College with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and has over 12 years of experience in the long-term care industry. Kathleen has been a Rehabilitation Director as well as a Senior Occupational Therapist. In these roles, she has been responsible for the direct supervision and training of Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapists in multiple facilities to ensure the ongoing rollout of new policies and procedures to rehab departments as well as corporate compliance. As a HealthCARE Specialist, she provides comprehensive teaching and training to rehab and nursing staff and speaks nationally on issues related to long term care.
Financial Disclosure: Kathy is a paid colleague of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Vice President of HarmonyHelp
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI)
Joyce Sadewicz, PT, RAC-CT, is VP of HarmonyHelp and an HHI Specialist for Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits, Analysis, Reimbursement, Regulatory, Education, Efficiency, and Survey). Joyce manages the HarmonyHelp online resource and call center. HarmonyHelp provides an invaluable resource for the entire interdisciplinary team, questions are answered by an HHI Specialist within minutes of the inquiry. The newest regulations and upcoming reimbursement changes are distilled and synthesized on this client-only site for staff to reference and search expeditiously. Joyce worked previously as the VP of Field Operations, managing a diversified team of HHI Specialists with extensive knowledge in the areas of MDS 3.0, RUG-IV, Compliance, Documentation, Therapy Program development and state-specific Medicaid Case mix, as well as expertise in Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement and Documentation. Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College and Albany Medical School, and has over 30 years experience practicing and providing healthcare specialty services related to therapy services and Medicare regulations and guidelines with extensive knowledge in reimbursement and management of patient care. Joyce provides in-depth training for MDS Coordinators, Nursing Directors, Administrators, Therapy Directors and all SNF staff on MDS coding, RUG-IV Intimacy, Skilled Nursing and Therapy Documentation and Compliance for the SNF.