Meet our speakers

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Craig Karges has successfully combined the art of magic with the science of psychology and empowerment.  His one-of-a-kind presentation does more than simply amaze and entertain.  Participants learn memory techniques; their intuition is tested; and they are taught how to tap into their subconscious mind to enhance creativity, intuition and decision making.  

Entertainer, Author, National Recognized Speaker


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Arnie Cisneros is the President of Home Health Strategic Management; he has 30+ years of experience as a Physical Therapist across the care continuum, and he serves as a Post-Acute Consultant for multiple Pioneer ACO systems. In 2012, he was awarded a Bundle Payment for Care Improvement Pilot Program, in conjunction with the Detroit Medical Center, to address Episodic Bundling for Lower Extremity Joint Replacements. The 2016 CCJR Initiative is based on Model 2 Bundling Pilot programs for Total Joint Replacements, which Arnie has managed since 2014 for the DMC.

President, Home Health Strategic Management

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Kimberly McCormick, a highly accomplished nurse consultant in the Home Health industry, is Executive Clinical Director for Home Health Strategic Management. Her 24 years’ experience in Home Health, 8 spent as Administrator of a Home Health Agency, has given her the experience and the knowledge to provide unrivaled insight into the homecare arena. Kimberly served as an Associate Consultant with Home Health Strategic Management for 2 years, during which she has established herself as an expert in the area of Utilization Management of Home Health services. During her time as Administrator, she achieved deficiency-free surveys by The Joint Commission, deficiency-free Department of Health & CMS surveys, and a 0.42% error rate on an ADR audit. Kimberly authors the HHSM nursing newsletter and is presenting nationally on homecare topics and care models proposed by CMS and MedPac for the future of the Home Health industry.

Executive Clinical Director, Home Health Strategic Management

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Charles Canaan with Palmetto GBA, has over 20 years of diverse nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings, to include inpatient, outpatient, home and organizational settings. He currently provides education and consultation to new Medicare providers and those with learning needs.

Senior Provider Education Consultant, Palmetto GBA

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MaKisha Pressley-Callaham is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.  She has over 20 years of experience with the Medicare program. In her current role as Senior Provider Relations Representative in Palmetto GBA’s Provider Outreach and Education department, she is the point of contact (POC) for outreach and education activities related to home health and hospice billing guidelines and regulations. MaKisha also has the responsibility to organize and develop educational materials, collaborate with providers and CMS regarding updates and changes to the Medicare program. With experience in Medicare communications, her expertise and knowledge enables her to explain complex statutes, legislative mandates, billing procedures, and policies in a manner easily understood by key stakeholders and program participants.

Senior Provider Education Consultant, Palmetto GBA

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Helen Adeosun is passionate about caregiving and the impact that the right caregiver can have on families. As an educator and workplace trainer, she has had a career in driving outcomes for adult learners and finding meaningful ways for them to engage in learning. She has worked with Teach for America, Boston Public Schools, and Pearson Education as well as several companies focused on caregiving issues. CareAcademy was born out of her first-hand knowledge and experience as a caregiver, and she hopes that CareAcademy is a place to learn and share continuously. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Politics and Arabic Studies, and an EdM. from the Harvard University in Education Policy and Management.

Co-Founder & CEO, CareAcademy

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We ALL have the capacity to “raise our game,” and Scott Welle has spent more than 15 years helping people do this, personally and professionally. Scott’s 9 best selling books, articles, videos, podcasts and online programs inspire hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, is an adjunct professor at St. Olaf University and regularly consults with top performing business leaders and athletes, all with one common goal: to OUTPERFORM. He’s completed 29 marathons, 5 Ironman triathlons, a 100-mile ultra marathon, and serves others by showing them how to tap into the mindset of challenging their self-limiting beliefs and aspiring to be their best everyday.

Best-selling Author & Entrepreneur 

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Asia Diggs Meador directs human resources and compliance policy and procedures, serves as counsel on contract and transactional matters, and manages all litigation through the oversight of outside counsel. Mrs. Meador brings over a decade of experience in business, contract, and employment litigation issues to Meritan, Inc. Prior to joining Meritan, Mrs. Meador was a Senior Associate at a labor and employment law firm representing clients nationwide in all facets of labor and employment litigation, matters relating to the misappropriation of trade secrets, non-compete agreements, breach of contracts, and constitutional civil rights issues. Mrs. Meador also instructs graduate-level courses in business law and human resources.

General Counsel & Vice President of Compliance and Human Resources

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Director of CHOICES MLTSS, Division of TennCare

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Mandy Young practices law with the firm of Butler Snow LLP in Nashville, Tennessee. Her practice includes governmental relations and insurance and health care regulatory work. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1992, Order of Coif, and graduated with a B.S. Degree from Vanderbilt University, cum laude, in 1989. Her primary focus is governmental relations at the Tennessee legislature. Her current legislative clients include Tennessee Association for Home Care, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Cigna, CVS, Verizon, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., to name a few. 

Attorney & Lobbyist, Butler Snow, LLP

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Katie Wehri has over 25 years of experience in home health and hospice, holding several executive-level positions, with extensive and direct knowledge of industry operations, regulation, accreditation standards, interpretation and compliance, quality assessment, and performance improvement programming and compliance programs. She is the Director of Home Health and Hospice Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and is educated with a bachelor's degree in health care administration and human resources from the Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Director of Home Health and Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC

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John Dalton’s career took off more than 24 years ago with medical staffing, executive and physician recruiting, and detoured into professional sales management and national sales training. With the launch of his own organization, he has come full circle back to recruiting, staffing, and sales training and consulting. His business development skills and sales techniques have propelled many local, regional, and national healthcare companies to prominence, and his immersion in the turbulent healthcare industry of Southeast Florida has made him a sought-after resource on all things healthcare and sales-related by his peers and clients alike. John’s magic stems from his innate ability to connect with people and know which people to connect with one another. His sharp intuition and long-term strategic thinking help him craft solutions to problems his clients don’t even know they have. A selfless, motivating force of nature, John believes that helping others ultimately results in personal and professional fulfillment. Mentoring others and guiding them to success is the best payoff there is. That plus a day on the water and a big fish on the line!

President/CEO, Optimum RT

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Joel Cullum is Senior Vice President with SESCO Management Consultants in Bristol, Tennessee having been with the firm for 21 years. Joel provides senior-level consulting in all areas of human resource management, with specialties in compensation program administration, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity issues, performance evaluation systems, employee opinion survey programs, executive screening, and general human resources consulting. He regularly conducts management training seminars and serves as a guest speaker for individual clients, state, and national trade associations. He is featured in SESCO’s Human Resource Instructional Series DVD. Additionally, he is a certified trainer for Vital Learning Corporation. The variety of client engagements and daily interaction over the course of Joel’s career enables him to provide a practical, tested approach to nearly any employment issue. Joel has represented clients in unfair employment practice charges before state and federal agencies including the OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the EEOC.

Senior Vice President, SESCO Management Consultants

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