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Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO, National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation
Tom Koutsoumpas serves as President and CEO of Capital Caring Health (CCH), one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit advanced illness care, primary care at home, palliative and hospice care providers in the nation. All CCH care services are provided in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Tom also serves as CEO of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI). NPHI is a unique not-for-profit organization that includes as members, 72 hospice/advanced illness care providers. Collectively, NPHI members care for over 121,000 patients and families across America every day and annually provide over 150 million dollars in charity care. Their shared mission is care must be delivered at the bedside and not dictated by the boardroom.
Earlier in Tom’s career he helped make the hospice movement in America a reality by helping lead the effort to develop and implement the Medicare hospice benefit. His passion to improve care delivery also led him to become a co-founder of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC). C-TAC is a national, not-for-profit non-partisan alliance of patient and consumer advocacy groups, health care providers both public and private, and faith-based organizations, all with the shared mission of providing comprehensive world-class patient-centered advanced illness care especially for those who might otherwise not have access to the best available chronic illness management.
Other accomplishments include helping establish Healthsperien, a consulting and legal services firm focused on strategic issues that bring together the public and private sectors to advance hospice and advanced illness care. And, Tom is a member of the Roundtable on Quality Care for the seriously ill which is attached to the Medical Division of the National Academy of Sciences and is a contributor to the Project on Advanced Care at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
Tom is a co-author of A Roadmap to Success: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America. He also penned the foreword to the publication, Have Your Own Say: Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most (2012) by Gundersen Health System and the Center for Health Transformation.
A native of Indiana, Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. where he has served as a Board of Regents member.
Samira Beckwith, LCSW, FACHE
Dr. Samira K. Beckwith is a pioneer in the hospice field for the past 40 years and has served as President and CEO of Hope Healthcare for more than 30 years. With her leadership, the organization grew from a hospice caring for fewer than 100 patients a day to a comprehensive community based health care system caring for more than 4,000 individuals a day through a variety of innovative programs.
Her expertise and life time commitment to quality care is acknowledged throughout the state, nationally, and internationally. She was appointed to The White House Conference on Aging and recently served on a panel for the Senate Special Committee on Aging. She has testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the need for legislation to enable better care and comfort for those at the end of life. Within the state of Florida, she was given special recognition by Governors DeSantis, Scott, and Bush, having been appointed to their respective committees including the Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness, the Board of Directors for the Florida Center for Nursing, and the Long-Term Care Advisory Committee. Governor Jeb Bush describes Dr. Beckwith as “a visionary who provides leadership on a local and national level – passionate about ensuring the highest quality of service,” after she served on his Long-Term Care Advisory Committee.
As a dedicated champion for palliative care and end of life issues, Samira has served as Chair for both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. In addition, she is the Founding President of the Florida PACE Providers Association and a Founding Director of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation.
Dr. Beckwith’s leadership, career accomplishments, and commitment to diversity have also been honored. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, bestowed upon distinguished Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in their personal and professional lives. She was also awarded The Ohio State Alumni Association’s highest recognition, The Medalist Award, presented to alumni who have gained national or international distinction in a chosen field.
She was granted a Doctor of Humane Letters by Piedmont College and by Southwest Florida College, as well as Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University, where she recently served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Diana Franchitto, MBA
Diana M. Franchitto
President & CEO, HopeHealth
Diana Franchitto, president & CEO of HopeHealth, has been a strong, leading voice in hospice, palliative and home care for nearly a decade. Serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, HopeHealth is one of the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care organizations in New England. The HopeHealth family of services includes HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Visiting Nurse, HopeHealth Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services and the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center.
At HopeHealth, Ms. Franchitto facilitated an academic affiliation to become the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In addition, Ms. Franchitto established palliative care partnerships with hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and payers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Franchitto held a variety of senior leadership positions at Caritas Christi Health Care (the predecessor organization to Steward Health Care), then the second largest healthcare system in Massachusetts, where she was responsible for marketing, communications, public affairs and network development.
Ms. Franchitto has an MBA and a bachelor of science in business administration from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. She is also on the board of directors of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (vice chair), Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island Quality Institute (chair), Harbor Health Services and CareLink.
Debbie Shumway is Executive Director of Hospice of the Valley (HOV). She has devoted 25 years to advancing the agency’s mission: comfort and dignity as life nears its end. Debbie helped the organization grow from 100 patients per day in 1994 to over 4,000 patients per day today with all of the agency’s programs.
Debbie provides leadership and direction for hospice and palliative care programs with annual revenues in excess of $150 million. A certified public accountant, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for 22 years prior to her appointment in 2016 as Executive Director.
Under Debbie’s supervision the agency has produced strong financial results, patient satisfaction scores and community and business partnerships. She has worked to enhance marketing and fund development goals. She has advanced the agency’s use of technology. Debbie has improved the core strength of the agency by overseeing a service-oriented culture that puts patients and families first.
Partnerships and consolidations have strengthened Hospice of the Valley’s leadership position in one of the country’s largest healthcare markets. In 2016 Debbie led the acquisition of a physician practice group that serves 1,300 patients daily. She oversees and participates in new program development and partnerships with other healthcare organizations seeking hospice, palliative care and advanced illness services.
In 2009, Debbie was named Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the nonprofit category by the Arizona chapter of Financial Executives International. She was cited for her leadership in growing Hospice of the Valley and for her management versatility.
Debbie lives with her husband in Phoenix and is the mother of three college students.
Mary Ann Boccolini
Mary Ann Boccolini
Mary Ann Boccolini, the President and CEO of Samaritan, joined the NPHI Board in 2018. Samaritan, founded in Moorestown in 1980 as southern New Jersey’s first hospice, is now headquartered in Marlton and serves five New Jersey counties.
Prior to joining Samaritan, Mary Ann, an RN, was Director of Oncology Services at Virtua Memorial Hospital-Burlington County. Previous positions included the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in PA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY, the National Institute of Health in MD, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in PA. She received a BS Degree from Boston University, and an MA degree in Human Services Administration from Rider University.
Mary Ann joined Samaritan as Director of Clinical Operations in 1997 and helped establish The Center for Grief and Loss (now called the Samaritan Center for Grief Support), and the Transitions program.
Since becoming President/CEO in 2001, Mary Ann has developed a diverse “family” of life-affirming services including: hospice care, Palliative Medical Partners, and The Institute for Education. The Institute, in 2013, launched New Jersey’s first Hospice-Palliative Fellowship program in collaboration with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 2005, Mary Ann proudly opened Samaritan’s first inpatient hospice center in Mount Holly. Samaritan’s second inpatient hospice center – and South Jersey’s first freestanding center – opened in Voorhees in December 2016.
Mary Ann has received many leadership awards for which she credits her extraordinary staff.
Mary Ann is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of two. She and husband Bob live in Marlton, NJ.
David W. Cook
David W. Cook
President/Chief Executive Officer
Carolina Caring, Inc.
David Cook, MBA, is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of hospice/palliative medicine leadership. He has broad experience in strategic planning, finance, healthcare operations, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, relationship-building, and outreach/growth initiatives. Dave participates in industry work groups and innovation teams, has been involved in regulatory committees, and collaborates with key leaders of large hospital systems. Dave joined Carolina Caring in 2016 and after serving one year as Chief Operating Officer, the Board of Directors appointed Dave to the position of President/Chief Executive Officer. Dave’s multi-faceted expertise and creativity support Carolina Caring’s mission to provide a world-class experience for all patients and families. Under Dave’s leadership, Carolina Caring has been named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to work for two consecutive years.
In addition to his role with Carolina Caring, Dave serves on the Board of Directors for Teleios Collaborative Network, and as the Chairperson on the Board of Directors for PACE@Home. He also serves on the Management Leadership Team at Discovery Church.
Dave attended Indiana University where he achieved his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting, and Masters in Business Administration. Dave resides in Newton, North Carolina with his wife, Bonnie, and their three young sons. He is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Newton-Conover.
William E. Finn
President and CEO
Bill Finn has been supporting hospice and end-of-life care in America for more than 35 years. Bill has held CEO positions at multiple not-for-profit hospices, and has been active at both the state and national level in advancing innovation, access and quality of care at end of life. Bill has served on multiple association boards, has spoken and consulted extensively, and is recognized as an expert in his field. Bill is the President & CEO of Western Reserve Care Solutions and Hospice of the Western Reserve, based in Cleveland.
Bill received his Master of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has a certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Administration.
Charles O. “Chuck” Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck has served since December 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization that serves more than 1,300 patients per day in seven central Florida counties, including the greater Orlando area. Cornerstone’s scope of post-acute services include hospice, palliative care consults, private-duty nursing, and PACE, the Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly.
Before joining Cornerstone, Chuck had more than 11 years of executive-level hospice experience in developing and executing strategic plans, building leaders, expanding into new markets, increasing patient referrals and daily census, and enhancing volunteer and fund-raising efforts. Previously, Chuck served as Chief Operations Officer at Hospice of Chattanooga in Tennessee. Prior to Chattanooga, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fla., and worked with hospices across the country as a leader and consultant with the Studer Covenant Alliance.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. He earned his Master of Arts at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. In addition to academic training, Chuck has earned the Certified Hospice Administrator designation, and completed an extended internship in Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. He is a Permanent Deacon, ordained in the Roman Catholic Church, and is currently assigned to St. Patrick Parish in Mount Dora, Florida.
Chuck’s professional activities include serving on the Board of the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association; on the Clinical and Operations Management Section of the National Council of Hospice & Palliative Professionals in Washington, DC; and he has participated in NHPCO’s Capitol Hill advocacy days. Previously, he served the Tennessee Hospice Organization, and also served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Hospice Organization. He has delivered many presentations on leadership, operations, and disaster preparedness at hospice and post-acute conferences across the country.
Chuck’s civic activities have included Boy Scouts of America, United Way, Rotary International, and Habitat for Humanity. He and Heidi, his wife, have three children.
Andrew Molosky, MBA, FACHE, CHPCA
Andrew Molosky, MBS, FACHE, CHPCA
President/Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Molosky is the president and chief executive officer of Chapters Health System, one of the nation’s premier community-based healthcare delivery systems. Chapters Health is a progressive leader in delivering innovative risk-bearing programming, hospice, palliative care, home health, durable medical equipment and pharmacy services designed to improve the lives of those affected by advancing age and illness. Chapters Health has redefined its position as the nation’s largest not-for-profit, end-of-life care organization into that of the leading community-based population health organization under Andrew’s strategic direction. Having developed a team member-led culture focusing on quality outcomes over volumetric throughput to drive profitability, Chapters Health has reinvented itself as the optimal choice for the provision of low-cost, high performance chronic-illness care.
This combination of innovation and creative disruption has dynamically shifted the healthcare landscape in the Florida markets in which Chapters Health serves and has become the standard-bearer for similar models nationally. Through incorporation of predictive analytics, risk-modeling, geriatric case management and social determinants of health, Chapters Health has become an unparalleled bridge between traditional provider and acute-care led models and that of the community space.
As a routinely engaged consultant, speaker and mentor, Andrew is modeling and leading innovation across several industries concurrently.
Andrew has served in executive leadership for the past 18 years spanning an array of geographies and organizations including publicly traded, privately held, and not-for-profit. Having worked in free-standing, multi-site, regional, national and integrated delivery organizations, he possesses a unique and distinctive business acumen.
Andrew completed his undergraduate degree cum laude at the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He holds his Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator. In addition he has certifications from the Duke University Palliative Care Partnership and the Hospice Education Network.
Patrice “Patti” Moore
Patrice C. “Patti” Moore, RN, MSN, ARNP, President and Founder of The Watershed Group, a nationwide healthcare consulting an coaching company working with organizations and people to attain advanced levels of success and achieve their ideal mission. Since 1999, Patti and The Watershed Group have tailored their services to meet the unique needs of each client and achieve positive growth and financial stability. Patti is a Certified High Performance Coach, expert consultant and thought leader in end of life care.
Patti’s insights help clients create and sustain high performance cultures in order to realize their full potential—even in periods of change and transition.
Prior to founding The Watershed Group, Patti was the Executive Director of Hospice of North Central Florida (now Haven Hospice), leading that organization to a position of national prominence. She began her career in the nursing profession, where her commitment to service and compassionate leadership first took root. Ms. Moore was a surveyor/consultant for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, former president of Florida Hospices and Palliative Care, Inc., founding member of the National Hospice Work Group, Board member of the National Hospice Foundation, founding Board member of the National Partnership of Hospice Innovation and Board member at Oak Hammock CCRC in Gainesville, Florida. She has spoken widely on issues of caring for the dying and end of life care.
Patti is the author of the book, No Mission No Margin: Creating a Successful Hospice with Care and Competence and co-author of the book How Goes It With Your Soul.
Patti has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from University of Florida and she lives with her husband in Gainesville, Florida.
Karen Rubel currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Nathan Adelson Hospice. She joined the organization in 2007 as the Vice President for Development. She has extensive experience in operations, administration, major gifts fundraising and building development programs, along with strong leadership skills and strategic planning abilities.
Ms. Rubel has been influential in developing programs to enhance the experience of the hospice’s patients and their loved ones. Aside from leading the hospice team in forging relationships with large donors and health care entities, she has been instrumental in enhancing hospice operations and community outreach programs. Her accomplishments are tremendous, with thousands of individuals in the Southern Nevada community being helped at a sensitive time in their lives.
In 2008, Ms. Rubel finalized funding efforts to build an Adult Day Care in Henderson on land donated to Nathan Adelson Hospice. In 2012, she managed construction of a $2.6 million, 18-bed inpatient unit in the MountainView Medical Office Building. Most recently, in 2014, she managed a major renovation in the inpatient facility on Swenson, built in 1982.
Ms. Rubel also achieved a milestone by recently overseeing the team that developed iRefer DR, the first, national “customized hospice app” for medical professionals.
Prior to working for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, Ms. Rubel served as Director of Advancement for the Nevada Community Foundation in Las Vegas. She also spent five successful years at University of Nevada Las Vegas as the Director of Development for three different colleges: Fine Arts, Education, and Health Sciences.
Ms. Rubel earned a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.A. in Administration from Dominican University in Illinois. She is a graduate of the Thayer Institute with a Master’s in Leadership Arts and Sciences. Her professional and community accomplishments include serving as Membership Chair for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, member of the Board of Directors for The Unforgettables Foundation, Chair of the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, an inaugural member of the HRC Las Vegas Steering Committee, member of the Board of Directors for The Center and a 2018 Jameson Fellow. She is listed as one the 2015 Women to Watch by Vegas Inc., recognized as one of 10 Women Who Mean Business by the Las Vegas Business Press in 2012, and graduated Leadership Las Vegas in 2011.
Lynne M. Sexten, FACHE
Ms. Sexten has been with Agrace since 2012. During her tenure, Agrace’s revenue has grown more than 7% annually and its service area increased from 1,900 square miles to more than 11,000 across two states. Under her leadership, Agrace has been recognized four times as one of Madison’s Best Places to Work and has successfully completed a $15M endowment campaign to ensure adequate funding for charity care. She has also overseen the development of a second hospice inpatient unit, additional satellite offices in rural communities, a palliative care program, a non-medical home care company, and a home medical equipment company.
She came to Agrace from Unity Point Health - Meriter in Madison, Wisconsin where she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her tenure, Ms. Sexten was responsible for all inpatient and outpatient clinical services. She oversaw the development of a new multi-specialty medical group with eight clinic locations as well as the complete replacement of 18 operating rooms.
Prior to her leadership at Meriter, Ms. Sexten was director of planning and program development for the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore before becoming vice president of corporate strategy and professional services at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland.
She holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical communications from The Ohio State University. She is a fellow in the America College of Healthcare Executives. Ms. Sexten is active in the community, serving on local and national boards. She has been recognized for her leadership with several awards including being named one of Madison’s Most Influential People in 2015.