2017 Speakers & Programs

Keynote Speakers

Angelo Volandes

Angelo Volandes, MD

Co-Founder & President, ACP Decisions

"The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care "

Dr. Volandes is a faculty member in the General Medicine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on improving decision-making at the end of life and is supported by the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

Larry Prince

Larry Prince, M.Ed.

CEO and Managing Member, Prince Health, LLC

"Five Actions to Engage Patients for Meaningful Results"

Prince is an experienced speaker who engages and involves audiences in his talks and workshops. His goal is to have people make a commitment to take positive action - whether to improve their organization or to enhance their personal health and work-life balance. Larry possesses more than 25 years of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry experience. He is an expert in leadership development, change management, patient engagement and health coaching.

Tim Ashe

Tim Ashe, RN, MS, MBA

Partner, Director of Operational Consulting Fazzi Associates

"Findings and Insights from the National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study"

Ashe is a Partner at Fazzi Associates where he oversees Fazzi’s Operational Consulting and Outsourced Billing Divisions. He brings in-depth, practical understanding of home care and health care having served in key clinical and senior administrative roles, most recently as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County in New York. Tim provides organizational, operational, turnaround, and change management services to home care agencies across the country.


Preconference Speakers

Cindy Krafft

Dee Kornetti

Diana “Dee” Kornetti, PT & Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

"From Culture to Outcomes: Interdisciplinary Team Redesign"

Krafft has more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. Krafft has spent years in the direct patient environment interpreting regulations. Her philosophy is to provide clear, concise factual information, sorting out real from rumored rules, to make complicated information more accessible.

Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development in the home health arena.


Melissa Gordon

Kathy Roby, M.Ed, M.S. CHCE, CHAP &

Melissa Gordon, RN, MBA, ACHC

Consulting Directors, Qualidigm

"New Medicare Home Health CoPs: A Roadmap for Agency Success"

Roby is a Consulting Director for Home Health Care at Qualidigm. She specializes in teaching and educating nurses, focusing on improving home health provider clinical outcomes and reducing acute care hospitalizations for Connecticut home care providers. Roby has also spearheaded the development of SMARTAUDIT®, a first-of-its-kind compliance software tool that enables home health agencies to automate their audit and QAPI requirements in a convenient, online format.

Gordon is a Consulting Director at Qualidigm, and has 25 years experience as a resourceful and results oriented leader in the home health care industry. At Qualidigm, she oversees the strategic operations of the home health consulting division and works directly with home health agencies to advise, train, and recommend quality improvement strategies. She has been in both clinical and operational leadership roles for non-profit Medicare-certified home health agencies.