Presenter’s for the 2020 Virtual NADSA Conference

Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret., CEO of The Afflerbach Group, has earned multiple public service awards over five decades. He has served as legislative staff, a Mayor, a State Representative and a State Senator. Among his clients are The Humane Society of the United States, the National Adult Day Services Association, the Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels of PA, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging.

Roy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in English and a Master of Arts degree, with highest honors, in Political Science at Kutztown University. His Master’s thesis, “County Home Rule – Fact or Fiction” has been utilized as a guide by both proponents and opponents of home rule charters in Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Barnes, Sr. Director of Adult and Senior Services for Easterseals DC, MD, VA, has over 14 years of experience supporting people with disabilities through the lifespan. She is a Board member of both the National Adult Day Services Association {NADSA] and Maryland Association for Adult Day Services [MAADS]. She has worked on increasing Medicaid reimbursements at the state level while adding on an additional adult day services supplement at the county level.

Elizabeth started her career as a direct care staff. She has also worked as a Behavioral Rehabilitation Clinician, Assistant Program Director, Program Director, Director of Residential, and Executive Director.

She is passionate about enriching the lives of those she serves and providing holistic support in order for them to be active participants in their community.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Utica College.


Mike Boone
, Senior Vice President, Heffernan Insurance Brokers

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Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director, SarahCare of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Board Member, IN Adult Day Services Association & Board Member, NADSA

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Joel Bednoski, ALA, CDP
George Mason University, BIS Health Services Administration

Joel Bednoski is the Founder of Harpeth Consultant Advisory Group, which specializes in helping organizations focused in long-term care achieve their goals. After spending nearly two decades working in leadership and executive level positions within the long-term continuum of care, Joel truly knows what it takes to drive success within the organization.

Joel holds a BIS in Health Services Administration from George Mason University, is a licensed practical nurse and licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator. He also holds multiple certifications in the field of dementia and memory care such as Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, among others.

Christi Clark, ALA, CADDCT
George Mason University, BA in History and Russian Studies

Christi Clark is the Programming Consultant with Harpeth Consultant Advisory Group. She holds a BA in History and Russian Studies from George Mason University. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of long term care. Christi is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator, where she has worked in both marketing and operations roles. As a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, as well as a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, she has dedicated the last ten years working specifically with those affected with various forms of memory impairment, their caregivers, families and the community.


Heidi Durr,
Esq., Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins

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Terry Z. Fishler, MSW. NADSA Board Member and Chair of NADSA’s Policy Advocacy Committee. Terry has forty plus years’ experience in the healthcare industry in both the public and private sectors; a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Career includes: Vice President of an Adult Medical Day and Care Management company; diversified the services to include contractual telephonic and on-site disease assessment /management and care management assessments/services contracting with Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance product lines. As Director of Provider Networks, for several managed care companies, Terry developed the expertise in strategic provider network design, credentialing, contracting and fiscal management for regional and national service delivery systems. Additional senior management positions included: Fortune 500 Companies’ Employee Assistance Programs, legislative assistant in the Maryland House of Delegates. For the past 10 years, as a Management Consultant, Terry had worked with ADS Data Systems in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and business management.

Matthew House, Asst. Vice President, Heffernan Insurance Brokers

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Linda Huber, Senior Vice President, Heffernan Insurance Brokers

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Kathleen Kolenda, M.A.
Present-1996
Vice president, Adult Day Services
Easterseals Southern California

Kathleen leads Easterseals Adult Day Services innovation, implementation and evaluation including administration, quality and safety outcomes, compliance and fiscal management in a five county region of Southern California. Kathleen leads a team of purpose driven ADS Directors in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Imperial Counties.

Since 1980, Kathleen has worked with people across the lifespan to promote inclusion of all people to lead their most purposeful, meaningful life. Kathleen has experience in adult day services, residential services, employment and special education. Kathleen collaborates with regional centers, regulatory agencies and community partners in Southern California for innovative, person centered services and outcomes for Adult Day Service stakeholders. Kathleen is Board President, California Association Adult Day Services and NADSA Board Treasurer. Kathleen resides in Orange County with her husband, Al and Pomeranians, Cassie and Carson.

Vicki Maynard, Executive Director, SarahCare of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Board Member, IN; Board Member, IN Adult Day Services Association & Board Member, NADSA

Vicki Maynard is executive director of SarahCare of Indianapolis. She has been involved with adult day services for 12 years — growing two start-up centers into successful operations — and has worked with seniors, disabled adults and caregivers for more than 25 years. She is a member, and past president, of the Indiana Association of Adult Day Services and is active with public policy issues advocating for state certification of adult day services and Medicaid reimbursement. She is a member of the National Adult Day Services Association board and the board’s public policy and chairman of the member education committees and has been a speaker at several of the group’s national conferences. She was the recipient of the 2000 Kirkpatrick Gerontology Award from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology and was named SarahCare Corp. Advocate of the year, Additionally, she has been a speaker at several national and regional conventions on topics such as program creation/development and caregiving issues.

 

Lydia Missaelides, MHA has enjoyed a 35 -year career in public policy and program development in aging, mental health, and disabilities. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California.

After serving 30 years as Executive Director for the California Association for Adult Day Services, she is currently the Executive Director of the Alliance for Leadership and Education, the public benefit and research arm of CAADS. Lydia also serviced as a member of the Executive Committee and on several Board Committees for the National Adult Day Services Association.

She also serves as Secretary of the Board for the California Aging and Disability Alliance, a non-profit seeking to create a broad – based public long-term services and supports insurance program for the middle class. And, she is also a charter member of the Health and Human Service Agency’s Olmstead Advisory Committee and member of the Long -Term Services and Supports Subcommittee of the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

With her leadership, the ALE has raised more than $4.6 million in philanthropic funding and donates to support the mission of advancing innovation and development of quality ADS programs.

John Paravisini, Director of Transportation Active Day

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Ofra Paz
Haifa University, BASW, 1994
Haifa University, MSW, 1997

Ofra Paz is a seasoned leader and social entrepreneur, with over 15 years of experience in senior leadership roles at the non-profit sector. Ofra has joined DayBreak in July 2015, and has led the organization through a huge leadership transition, expanding the existing programs, and developing new lines of services and strategic partnerships, with both government agencies, health care systems and other non-profits. In the ten years prior to her work at DayBreak, Ofra has founded and directed UNITAF,  a non-profit working with families of Asylum Seekers living in Tel-Aviv, providing early education programs, health and social services to young children and their families. Ofra is bringing a solid track of achievements and a strong passion and commitment to make a difference in people’s lives through her work.

Stacia Peterson, Senior Vice President, Busey Bank

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Debbie Pierson was with Indiana’s Division of Aging from March 2013 until March of 2018. Debbie worked for 11 years with an area agency on aging in addition to other retail management experience. Debbie is a partner and co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC. Debbie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Earlham College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana State University.

 

 

Lori Sanchez has worked in the long term care industry for over 20 years. Currently, as the Program Supervisor of Morning Star Adult Day Program in Aurora, Colorado.  Morning Star is a self-sustaining, quasi-governmental program offered by the City of Aurora. Lori oversees all operations of the program including marketing, admissions, billing, staff oversight, Medicaid and VA compliance, and manages the program budget.  Prior to this position she was the Activities Director at Morning Star for 2 years.  Lori has also worked in Social Services in a Skilled Nursing Facility as well as an Activities Assistant in an assisted living community.

Lori has served as Adult Day Program Liaison and Secretary on the State Board of the Colorado Activities Professional Association, Co-Chair of the Adult Day Program Coalition for LeadingAge Colorado, Member of the Adult Day Program Rules and Regulation committee for LeadingAge Colorado, Member of the Legislative task force and Conference committee for LeadingAge Colorado and Advisory member of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School home health program.

Currently Lori is on the NADSA board of directors where she serves as co-chair of the Conference Committee, and chair of the Membership Committee.

Lori has her associate’s degree in commercial photography from the Colorado Institute of Art.

Dr. Vanessa Tatum, M.D.
Pepperdine University, BS, 1977
University of Southern California School of Medicine, M.D. Degree, 1981 Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, 1984Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center & University of California, Irvine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship, 1986Harvard University School of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Work: Critical Care, 1986

Dr. Tatum has served 21 years as Administrator and Staff Physician for an Adult Day Health Care that specialized in providing excellent program services for developmentally disabled adults that possess severe medical, cognitive and physical challenges that preclude or prohibit their participation in other adult day health care facilities.

Kimberly Turner, Software Consultant WellSky Adult Day
Kimberly Turner began her healthcare career 18 years ago in the acute care setting. As the healthcare industry compliance and record keeping standards changed, Kimberly took special interest in this new opportunity of electronic health records. She was instrumental in transition two specialty physician practices from paper to electronic health records. She has worked with software systems such as Meditech, Allscripts and Epic in both initial implementation as well as transitioning from one electronic system to another. From front line experience, Kimberly understands that such transitions can have an impact of business practices and culture. Her experience and skill set as an end user, with understanding of electronic records systems and HIPAA guidelines, uniquely qualifies Kimberly as a software consultant and trainer.

 

Yonda Snyder was the Director of Indiana’s Division of Aging from January 2014 through February 2018 and is a human resources/organizational design professional with 15 years of combined experience in long term care and state government. Yonda is a partner and co-founder of Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC. Yonda has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University

 

Jack York is co-founder of iN2L (It’s Never 2 Late), a company dedicated to helping older adults
realize the full benefits of adaptive technology. Originally, Jack did not envision iN2L as a
business; the impetus for what became the company was a philanthropic idea to donate
computers to assisted living communities and nursing homes in Southern California. With a 15-
year background in the Silicon Valley, he saw a vast potential in fostering these connections,
but also saw that conventional technology was too difficult for most residents to use in a meaningful way.
As a result, in 1999, Jack retired as Vice President of Strategic Sales for Vishay Intertechnology and started iN2L. He is a sought after national and international speaker on technology being used to create personalized experiences that engage and connect older adults to their loved ones and the world at large, specifically individuals with dementia. As of 2019, the company has a customer base of 3,000 senior living communities spread out across all 50 states. iN2L’s work has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and dozens of senior living publications. For more information, visit in2l.com.

California State University, 1982 BS

William [Bill] Zagorski is the C.E.O. of American Senior Care Center, Inc. overseeing Centennial Adultcare Center’s three Adult Day Health Care locations, non-emergency medical transportation, and home care services, serving more than 150 adults each day throughout middle Tennessee.

Bill is a Nashville native, who completed his undergraduate degree at Xavier University, and his graduate degrees in Cancer and Cell Biology, and Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in Cincinnati Ohio.

In addition to his role with American Senior Care Centers, Bill is also active on the Legislative Committee of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, the past President of the Senior Services Network of the Mid-South, President of the Tennessee Association of Adult Day Services, the Chair of the Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging, and Chair of the Research Committee and Board Chair of the National Adult Day Services Association.

 

 

 

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