2019 Speakers

This year’s summit will focus on best practices in delivering value-based care within the LTC industry. To deliver this theme, we have selected innovative thought leaders to ensure educational content is insightful, entertaining, and thought-provoking.


Vice President Strategic Alignment and Care Continuum

Ensign Group


Chief Operating Officer

National Health Care Associates

Ephram is a healthcare executive who has been specializing in post-acute and long-term care for over 13 years. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of National Health Care Associates, overseeing the day to day operations of its skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in seven states in the northeast. He has also helped develop integrated, ancillary services, including home health, hospice, mobile diagnostics, long term care pharmacy, rehabilitation, and a group purchasing organization (GPO).


Founding Principal


Scott is a founding principal at SRX, an innovative technology solution for managing long-term care (LTC) and skilled nursing facility (SNF) pharmacy spend. As an investor and entrepreneur, he has also worked to build and grow a number of other health care-related businesses, including co-founding a portable diagnostic company serving the post-acute market, and operating and investing in a pharmacy benefit management business. Prior to his involvement in the health care industry, Scott was an accomplished executive in the financial services industry.


Independent Consultant

Anne Tumlinson Innovations

Brian is a nationally-recognized expert in bundled payments and post-acute care. He is one of a select few to have successfully led provider and convener organizations participating with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He is also an expert on the impact and importance of post-acute care in new healthcare reform environments, as well as care integration and partnership development. In 2017, he was named one of healthcare’s rising stars by Becker’s Hospital Review, and has been a featured expert, speaker or author for the American Hospital Association, NPR, U.S. News & World Report, Hospital & Health Networks, McKnight’s, ADVANCE for Long-Term Care, AHCA and LeadingAge. Prior to becoming an independent consultant Brian served as Chief Strategy Officer at Great Lakes Caring, and in executive positions at naviHealth, Avalere and Brooks Health.


Jeanne Carlson


Tim Fields
Healthcare Executive


Dr. David Friend
Chief Transformation Officer / Managing Dir.
BDO’s Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation


Monica Johnson
Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Mike Richter
Hall of Fame NHL Goalie
Bright Core Energy


Matt Strange
Chief Marketing Officer
National Health Care Associates


Marc Zimmet
Zimmet Healthcare Services Group