2015 Pre-Conference Workshop – Hosted by Meals on Wheels America

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Positioning Your Program in the Healthcare Market


The Affordable Care Act provides exciting growth opportunities for senior nutrition programs to become part of the integrated healthcare solution for older adults and people with disabilities. The goal of this intensive workshop is to senior nutrition programs assess their readiness for such collaborations, helping build the understanding necessary to effectively position their organizations as viable partners for healthcare entities, either directly or by delivering part of a bundle of services. This workshop provides clarity for senior nutrition programs on their clients, potential funders and key stakeholders could be so that they can become a successful part of a comprehensive, coordinated care system.

Setting the Stage and a View from the MCOs
Sharon Williams, CEO of Williams Jaxon, Consulting, LLC

sharon-wSharon R. Williams is the founder and CEO of Williams Jaxon, Consulting, LLC, a business development and training firm focused on support for community organizations, government agencies and health organizations serving Medicare/Medicare consumers. She is a seasoned and results-oriented executive with a passion for the delivery of high quality, culturally competent, comprehensive and cost effective health care services for publicly funded consumers. She has served as COO for one of the nation’s leading Area Agencies on Aging. Sharon was also at the helm of CareSource Michigan, a top 100 ranked health plan with Medicaid and Medicare product lines. Additional leadership experiences include Vice President roles at Coventry, Amerigroup and OmniCare. Sharon is actively engaged in civic service and has served on Detroit area boards such as the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, YouthVille Detroit, and City of Detroit Community Service Commission.

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The Healthcare Perspective from ACOs
Erik Rasmussen, Program Manager, Accountable Care for BJC HealthCare

erikrasmussenErik Rasmussen serves as a Program Manager (Accountable Care for BJC HealthCare) and has over 18 years of health care operations and technology experience. In his present role, Mr. Rasmussen facilitated the application and successful award of BJC HealthCare as the first Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) in St. Louis, and one of two initial Medicare ACOs in Missouri; managed the recognition of over 20 primary care physician practices as patient-centered medical homes; and presently serves as an operations manager for BJC’s ACO and ambulatory care management team. BJC Accountable Care Organization provides care to 40,000 attributed Medicare beneficiaries and has been recognized for the last two years by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know”.

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The Value Added of Meals on Wheels Services
Linda Netterville, VP Program Development and Impact Director, Meals on Wheels America

lnettervilleLinda Netterville, MA, RD, LD is currently employed by Meals On Wheels America as Vice President Program Development and Impact and Director, National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging. As a Registered Dietitian, she has worked in Older Americans Act funded nutrition programs at all levels of the aging network. Linda has been employed as the State Nutritionist for the Texas Department on Aging; Executive Director of a non-profit rural nutrition program; and Nutrition Program Manager for an Area Agency on Aging. Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from the University of Missouri and a Master of Arts in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from the University of Texas-Austin. She completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

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Understanding the Needs of Your Market
Tim McNeill, Independent Healthcare Consultant

tmcneillTimothy is an independent healthcare consultant, specializing in health program sustainability. His customers have included the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA)/Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Timothy has implemented various care management and disease self-management programs and successfully negotiated contracts for services with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Public Health Insurance Programs, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Health Systems. He has a Master’s in Public Health from the Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University.

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View from the Field
Timothy Stewart, Lafayette Catholic Services & Jackie Hamm, CEO, The Kitchen

tstewartTimothy Stewart
A lifelong volunteer, Timothy Stewart entered public service professionally in 2001 when he took a position with Lafayette Catholic Services of Lafayette, La., after several years as a journalist and working in retail marketing/operations and e-commerce. Mr. Stewart holds a B.A., in Journalism from Louisiana Tech University and serves as the Director, Community Meals/Meals on Wheels at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston. His commitment and enthusiasm toward improved eldercare in Houston is evident as his work focuses on legislative advocacy; consensus building among clients, staff, and volunteers; and increasing volunteerism and development efforts, while seeking to expand relationships with community partners.

jhammJackie Hamm
If you are doing what you love, you never have to work” is Jackie Hamm’s slogan. Jackie accepted the position of CEO with THE Kitchen (Wichita Falls, TX) in March 2011. Prior to joining THE Kitchen, she was the Manager of Blood Services for the Texas division of the American Red Cross for several years. Jackie spent 20+ years in the “for profit” world in Product Marketing and Strategic Business Management in the semiconductor distribution industry working with Intel, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. Jackie adores spending time with her 6 grandchildren and she and her husband enjoy the county life at their home in rural Texas with the animals and their 2 dogs Doc and Festus.

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