|Mary Peck, Area Vice President of Sales - Aveanna
Mary Peck has been in healthcare in the South East for over 20 years and is currently the Area Vice President of Sales for SC. She began her career as a licensed therapist working in an acute care setting, outpatient and home health. She followed by going into pharmaceutical business development for over 10 years returning to the DME/ home health arena with Gentiva/Kindred at Home 10 years ago. Since, she has been a part of the growth of home health and hospice markets by working with our acute care partners in alternative payment models, to mergers and acquisitions to partnering with our senior living communities to provide the best care for our seniors. Her clinical and community experience has given her firsthand knowledge of the care continuum our patients experience everyday and their unique needs in each of these settings. She is a past member of the Surfside Rotary, a current member of the Executive Board of Directors for the SC Home Care & Hospice Association and a current member of the Board of Directors of the SC Assisted Living Association.
|Denise Melton, Administrator - McLeod Home Health
Denise Melton, RN BSN is the Administrator for McLeod Home Health. She has served in this position since 2017. Denise is married with 3 children and live in Sumter, SC.
|Chris Lewis, State Director, SC - All Ways Caring Homecare
Chris Lewis is State Director, SC for All Ways Caring Homecare. He is currently responsible for 9 offices in South Carolina serving over 1000 individuals with more than 850 employees. All Ways Caring maintains multiple business lines primarily in the Medicaid, Veterans Administration, Long Term Care, and private pay market segments. All Ways Caring provides personal care, respite, and skilled services. Chris began his career in technology and telecommunications before finding fulfillment in the joy of in-home care within the home care & hospice industry. He has served in multiple roles within hospice ranging from Chaplain to Regional Sales Director. Chris made the move to Homecare in June 2019 and is excited for this stage in his career, as private and government funding sources and insurers continue to realize the cost benefit Homecare offers in mitigating more expensive models of care. Homecare also provides the best solution to allow our aging population to age in place.
|Scott Levy, Sr. VP of Government Affairs - Amedisys, Inc.
Scott Levy is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Amedisys, Inc., where he oversees all aspects of public policy for Amedisys across all lines of business at the state and federal level. Prior to joining Amedisys, Scott practiced law at a multi-state regional law firm, focusing on regulatory, procurement, litigation and government matters. He has also worked at both the state and federal level and has experience in all three branches. A graduate of Louisiana State University and the Louisiana State University Law Center, Scott and his wife Candace reside in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with their children Adi (9), Michael (6) and Simon (4).
|Ellen Bolch, President & CEO - THA Group
Ellen is President and CEO of THA Group, which is a family of in-home health companies – Island Health Care, Island Hospice, Independent Life at Home, Palliation Choices, and RightHealth Solutions®, serving coastal Georgia and South Carolina. THA Group provides Medicare-certified home health, non-profit hospice care, palliative care, chronic disease management, patient self-management through telehealth, and private home care for aging-in-place. Ellen Bolch is heavily involved in her industry and community, having served on numerous national, regional and local Boards, including the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and as Co-Chair of the National Medicaid Action Council affiliated with NAHC. She served on the Executive Committee for the Forum of State Associations and is also a member the Advisory Board of the Home Care Technology Association of America. Bolch is the immediate past Chair of the South Carolina Home and Hospice Care Association. She has spoken to both local and national audiences, and has been published in Caring Magazine, The Remington Report, the Journal of the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations, the Home Care Journal of Texas and, in The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology.
|Darby Anderson, Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer - Addus Home Care Corporation
Mr. Anderson is in his twenty third year developing In-Home Personal Care business for Addus which operates in 24 states, through 157 locations and serves over 39,000 consumers. Mr. Anderson has thirty years of experience in operations and business development of home care and home health services. Prior to working for Addus, Darby was Director of Marketing for a regional provider of in-home personal care and prior to that was Assistant Administrator for a Chicago based Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Mr. Anderson has run operations today in excess of $500M in annual revenue, has led or otherwise been involved in over 35 transactions including two initial public offerings and has been appointed or elected to board and advisory committee positions in multiple states through state administrations or trade associations, including currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Medicaid Partnership for Home Based Care.
|Tim Rogers, President & CEO - SCHCHA
Tim has 30 years of experience working in the home care, home health & hospice industry and/or AHHC of NC. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to home care & hospice, Tim worked for 9 years with the State Employees Association of NC and NC Bankers Association in member relations and as a lobbyist. His home care, home health & hospice experience is extensive, having worked as the first Director of Government Relations and Chief Lobbyist for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Vice President of Government Relations for Comprehensive Home Health Care and Hospice (now Liberty), Director of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Planning for Tar Heel Home Health and Hospice of Tar Heel (now Kindred at Home/Gentiva), and finally as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (since 2001).He holds numerous leadership roles and/or sits on numerous boards/commissions: State Health Coordinating Council (Home Health & Hospice Representative - appointed by Governor Roy Cooper); Past Chairman/Exec. Comm. - The Council of State Home Care & Hospice Associations; Member, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and NHPCO’s Council of States; Member, NHPCO’s Legislative Affairs Committee; Member-NAHC’s Forum of State Associations (Past Chair) and current Board member; Sole State Association Executive on the NAHC Home Health and Hospice Financial Managers (HHFMA) Workgroup; Governor-Appointed Home Care, Home Health and Hospice Representative South Carolina CON Task Force; South Carolina DSS Advisory Board Member; Past Board Member of NAHC. Tim is also a past Public Member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Tim is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
|Ashley Bouknight, Area Manager - All Ways Caring
Ashley Bouknight is the Area Manager, SC for All Ways Caring Homecare. She is currently responsible for 10 offices in South Carolina serving over 800 individuals with more than 550 employees. Ashley started her career as the SC Association of CPAs legislative assistant and then transitioned into the medical field in 2004. She worked with Advanced Fertility for 10 years as the sole community educator, which she helped build a thriving practice in West Columbia, SC. She loves to educate the community, so she joined a hospice company to explore the hospice benefit. She was with Halcyon Hospice for 3 years before joining the All Ways Caring Homecare Team. She continues to advocate for the hospice benefit and homecare in the community and is active in Government Affairs initiatives through her company and this association.
|Krisdee Clark, Director of Corporate Affairs - Agapé Care South Carolina
Krisdee Clark brings over 13 years of demonstrated experience working in government relations and health care, is a skilled public speaker, and carries a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Before joining Agape Care, Clark served as Senior Provider Relations Lead at Palmetto GBA. While there, Clark designed and developed top-rated national training criteria for home health and hospice providers to ensure Medicare compliance. She served as the conduit between CMS and providers, delivering education for CMS/Palmetto GBA at national conferences, state association meetings and provider workshops.She has earned a Bachelor of Science in sports and entertainment management from the University of South Carolina.
|Kiersten Colovin, VP, Hospice - Interim Healthcare
As Vice President of Hospice, Kiersten Colovin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of hospice and personal care operations serving eight counties in Upstate South Carolina. Collectively, her teams served over 1,700 patients in 2020. Previously, Colovin served as Director, Care Partnerships at the Care Coordination Institute where she facilitated, developed and provided oversight of regional and national client engagements with integrated delivery systems and CINs navigating value-based and population health initiatives. She has also served as Executive Director at Providence Care, a hospice and palliative care company, where she provided oversight for and implementation of an in-home palliative care physician program and hospice services. Additionally, she has served as Hospice Administrator and Regional Financial Manager at Pruitt Health, a southeast regional leader in long-term health care. Her areas of expertise include operational and financial management, post-acute care, population health management, quality improvement, and team development. Colovin holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Presbyterian College, a Master of Education (MEd) in clinical mental health and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University.
|Bryan Edwards, Market Manager - Centerwell Home Health
Bryan Edwards, Market Manager for Centerwell Home Health, has been a leader in the healthcare realm for 13 years specializing in Home Health. He has a diverse background in the industry with experience leading Private Duty, Assisted Living and Home Healthcare Agencies. Whether forging collaborations with healthcare leaders or guiding families through the decision-making process, he brings a nuanced understanding of the value home health services can offer. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Florida Atlantic University. Bryan is married with 2 children and resides in Charlotte, NC.
|Sarah Feldman, PT, DPT, Regional VP of Operations - Enhabit
Sarah Feldman has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She is currently a Regional Vice President of Operations for Encompass Health. Sarah started her career in research in Boston, MA, studying the effects of preoperative exercise programs on the discharge status for patients undergoing total joint replacement at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From there, Sarah spent 10 years in the long term acute care setting, progressing her career from Director of Rehabilitation Services to Area Director of Operations for the RehabCare division of Kindred Healthcare. She decided to change her career path to focus on the home care setting after moving to Florida. She quickly found this to be her passion and she has remained in the home care setting for the past 11 years, advancing her career from Area Director to Regional Vice President for 15 locations across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
|Mark Fox, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, National Medical Director - Kindred at Home Hospice Division
Dr. Mark Fox is the National Medical Director for Kindred at Home - Hospice and Palliative Care. He previously served as the Hospice Medical Director of McLeod Hospice and Palliative Care in Florence, South Carolina; and Hospice Medical Director of CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a past board member of the Carolina Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. Dr. Fox currently serves on the Board for South Carolina Homecare and Hospice Association.
|Christi Getsinger, Director - AnMed Health
Christi Getsinger has been on staff with AnMed Health Home Health since 2000. She obtained a BSN from Clemson University and a MSN from Walden University. She has served as a staff nurse in the field for 8 years before moving into management positions that lead her to Director of AnMed Health Home Health in 2020. She runs a 45 employee hospital-based home health agency in Anderson, SC with a 1 million dollar turnaround just in 2021. She sits on the Sigma Gamma Mu Board for Clemson University School of Nursing. Christi is the Vice-Chair of the Nursing Diversity Advisory Council for AnMed Health, sits on the Infection Control Committee for AnMed Health, team lead for the Post-Acute Care Team for AnMed Health, and sits on the Safety Advisory Council. Christi is a wealth of knowledge both on the clinical and operational sides of the agency. She would be an asset to the SC Home Care and Hospice Association and would take this Board seat position very seriously and would contribute throughout her term.
|Mike Griffith, RVP of Sales - Homecare Homebase
Mike Griffith has spent 12 years focused on home health and hospice providers and is currently a Regional Vice President of Sales with Homecare Homebase. Mike has worked with many providers in South Carolina as they've looked to leverage technology to provide better care. He is an advocate for home care, always pushing to find ways to improve and learn. Mike is married to his wife Gentry and has two great kids, Liv and Guy.
|Molly Haislip, MBA, Regional VP of Operations - Compassus
Molly Haislip, MBA, serves as the Regional Vice President with Compassus, responsible for hospice and palliative care operations in 14 locations throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Haislip has spent the better part of her career serving in leadership roles in post-acute care with over 15 years of hospice experience. Before joining Compassus, Haislip served in several leadership positions, including Chief Development Officer of Lifelinc Anesthesia and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Orianna Healthcare. Other leadership positions include RVP with Hospice Advantage and Caris Healthcare(Hospice). Haislip began her healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant with Kindred Healthcare and Baptist Memorial Health in Western Tennessee. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration in healthcare management from Union University and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Union University. Haislip currently serves on an advisory committee for Executive Communication for Compassus. She volunteers for the Carl Perkins Exchange Club and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
|Richard McMillian, Sr. VP, Sr. Counsel, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs - LHC Group, Inc.
Richard MacMillan joined LHC Group in 2007. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. He is admitted to the Louisiana Bar and the Mississippi Bar. Richard is also licensed as a Registered Nurse in Mississippi and Louisiana. Mr. MacMillan received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, and a B.S. in Nursing degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Past-President of the Louisiana Rural Health Association and is a member of the National Rural Health Association. Richard is also and the Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys. In addition, he is a member of the Health Law Sections of the Louisiana State Bar Association and The Mississippi Bar. Mr. MacMillan served as General Counsel to the HomeCare Association of Louisiana from 1994 to 2007, and served as its President from 2016 to 2020. Mr. MacMillan was elected to a two year term on the Board of Directors of the National Association for HomeCare and Hospice in January 2018. Richard also serves as a member of the Palmetto GBA 16 State Home Health & Hospice Coalition.
|Andrew Martin, Owner - Elite Home Care, Day Centers, & Transportation
Andrew has been an RN for 16 years. First in a community based hospital emergency room, and later as the Nursing supervisor over the entire hospital. This year will be 10 years since I opened Elite Home Care. We have since added adult day care, and transportation. We employ almost 400 people and have 4 soon to be 5 locations.
|Chris Nave, Senior VP of Sales - Medline Industries
Chris Nave is the Senior Vice President of Sales for the Homecare Division at Medline. Chris has been with Medline for 17 years and has spent the last 15 years focused on the home health and hospice markets. He leads the Homecare sales teams which delivers business solutions and provides medical products to more than 8,500 home health and hospice customers. Chris graduated from Lynchburg University in Lynchburg, Va., with a BS in marketing.
|Tiffany Richter, DO, Medical Director - Roper Hospice & Roper Hospice Cottage
Tiffany Richter DO is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. She completed a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine and Hospice at Broward General Medical Center. She is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Palliative Medicine and is also Hospice Medical Director Board Certified. She is the medical director of Roper St. Francis Healthcare Hospice and Roper Hospice Cottage in Mount Pleasant.
|Elizabeth Snyder, Executive Director of Home Health, Hospice, Hospital at Home, Monitored Home Care, Home Care Programs - Prisma Health
Since joining Prisma Health in June of 2019, Elizabeth has been the Executive Director of the Home Health, Hospice, Hospital at Home, Monitored Home Care (virtual monitoring/PCP program) and home care-based Palliative Care programs. Over the course of her career, she has managed post-acute service lines in hospital-based and for-profit environments, multi-state territories and multiple services such as infusion pharmacies, clinical respiratory programs and HME, in addition to Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care programs. She has been a surveyor for CHAP. She serves on the task force charged with developing better transitional care pathways, post-acute value-based care programs and the roadmap for increased adoption of Supportive Care and Hospice across Prisma Health’s footprint.
|Dorothy Wilson, Quality Director - St. Francis Hospital Home Care/Open Arms Hospice
Dorothy Wilson is a current member of the SCHCHA Board seeking re-election. Previously, she served as a Board member for two consecutive terms. She has been an ongoing member of the Education Committee. Dorothy has volunteered at SCHCHA’s Annual Conventions as well as serving as a presenting panelist. Dorothy is a native-born South Carolinian who began her home care career three decades ago as a staff nurse in rural upstate. Since that time, she has worked in both hospital-based, for profit, and governmental agencies throughout the state. Much of her career has been in the area of home care and hospice quality and compliance. There have been ongoing challenges and successes in our industry throughout the years, but she believes one constant of this industry has been the presence, support and action of the South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association. She would love to have the opportunity to be a part of this Board as it continues to serve our industry in the state of South Carolina.