Executive Program

Each year we assemble skilled nursing’s most forward-thinking leaders and top healthcare experts to look very strategically at our sector. We present creative solutions to our current challenges - including workforce, reimbursement, occupancy, regulations and public image - as well as interesting silver lining opportunities ahead. Join the best and brightest to re-visualize your future and get re-inspired. 

LTC 100's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Achieving our mission and vision demands a unique set of perspectives and ideas.  We are committed to showcasing content and creating communities where all forms of diversity contribute to the richness of our customer and employee experience.

The 2022 Program is listed below. The 2023 program will be available in January.



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6:00 - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

(Resort Casual Attire)


7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:30 AM


Keynote Conversation with Seema Verma

A Vision for SNFs Based on Value and Outcomes

In this opening live virtual session, former CMS Administrator Seema Verma will share her recommendations to improve care in skilled facilities.  An open critic of the Biden Administration’s plan for punitive regulations, Verma will lay out her vision that instead focuses on:

  • Federal and state value-based reimbursement that rewards quality and outcomes
  • A data-driven oversight process that emphasizes medical records over patient complaints
  • Reimbursement for telehealth services for SNF-eligible care

8:30 - 10:15 AM


Livestreamed Roundtable: State of the SNF Sector

We have assembled ten of the foremost experts on SNFs who will give their outlook for the sector over the next 1-3 years. Our sector has been likely hit the hardest of any healthcare sector through the Covid pandemic, and is overall facing severe operating challenges in 2022, including workforce, margins, occupancy, regulations and public image. What does the future hold for the SNF sector? What is the best path forward for SNFs, collectively and individually? We will cover the entire waterfront of issues facing SNFs in this fast-paced, candid, no-holds-barred 100-minute session.

David Ellis (Moderator), Managing Director, LTC 100
Fred Bentley, Managing Director, ATI Advisory
Janine Finck-Boyle, VP Regulatory Affairs, LeadingAge
Brian Fuller, CEO, Integrated Care Solutions
Erin Shvetzoff Hennessy, CEO, Health Dimensions Group
Steven Littlehale, Chief Innovation Officer, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group
David Grabowski, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Renee Pruzansky, CEO, ChoiceCare Management
JJ Rabinowich, Executive Director, Ambassadors Group
Cory Rutledge, Managing Principal of Industry Healthcare, CLA
Marc Zimmet, CEO, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group

10:15 - 10:50 AM


10:50 - 11:45 AM


Optimizing the SNF Business Model

Top provider executives will share out-of-the-box initiatives they are implementing in staffing, census and growth to strengthen their SNF business.

David Ellis (Moderator), Managing Director, LTC 100
Angela Brandt, President, ProMedica Senior Care
Lynn M. Hood, President & CEO, Principle LTC
Melissa Powell , COO, Genesis HealthCare

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 - 3:15 PM


Creative Solutions to the Workforce Crisis

  • Part I: LIVE Focus Group - Voice of the Employee
    Five skilled nursing employees will share their unvarnished views on the workforce shortage. Our unscripted dialogue will offer a rare window into factors motivating employees to leave – or stay in – skilled nursing, from leadership to benefits, and everything in between.
    Cara Silletto (Moderator), President & Chief Retention Officer, Magnet Culture
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part II:  Staffing Hackathon – Leveraging the Power of Collective Thought
    This professionally facilitated workshop will brainstorm solutions to topics that the prior focus group addressed: pay, agency, training, scheduling and burnout.​​​​​​​
    Rebecca Love (Facilitator), President, SONSIEL- Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders

3:15 - 4:45 PM

Speed Meetings

These rapid-format meetings connect providers with innovative solution partners. Gain some fresh insights, and perhaps find a valuable new business partner.

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Reception & Dinner

(Resort Casual Attire)


7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 9:00 AM

Beyond the Great Resignation: The Future of the SNF Workforce

Two top workforce experts will frame up the magnitude of the sea change taking place in the healthcare labor market, and offer fresh thinking around attracting and retaining talent. They’ll start with a deep dive into the empirical data behind employee satisfaction, then walk through real-life examples of how SNFs are overcoming staffing shortages through creative benefits, scheduling, and compensation.

John Frehse, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting
David Gilbertson, VP, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

9:00 - 10:15 AM


Long Term M&A Mindset: Buy, Sell or Exit?

With the sector under duress, we’ll examine the M&A opportunities that lie ahead in light of frothy valuations, the workforce shortage, regulations, reimbursement, inflation and available capital.

  • 9:00 – 9:10 am
    Repositioning or Exiting the Industry
    Eli Gunzburg, Former CEO, Providence Healthcare Management
  • 9:10  – 9:20 am
    Pursuing Selective Growth in Today’s Opportunistic Market
    Steve LaForte, Director of Corporate Affairs & General Counsel, Cascadia
  • 9:20 – 9:30 am
    Partnering with REITS for Collaborative Growth  
    Sam Bechthold, Vice President Investments, Eduro Healthcare
  • 9:30 - 10:15 am
    Panel Discussion
    ​​​John Jones (Moderator), Partner & Co-Chair, Health Sector, Troutman Pepper​​​​​​​
    Sam Bechthold, VP Investments, Eduro Healthcare​​​​​​​
    Eli Gunzburg, Former CEO, Providence Healthcare Management​​​​​​​
    Steve LaForte, Director Corporate Affairs & General Counsel, Cascadia Healthcare​​​​​​​
    Mike Templeton, COO, Abri Healthcare Services

10:15 - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Profiles in Adaptive Innovation

SNF providers will share how their organizations are adapting in the face of adversity, including creative new approaches to clinical capabilities, payer contracting, market solutions and rebranding initiatives. 

  • 11:00 – 11:15 am
    The Shift to a Market-Focused Model
    Melissa Powell, COO, Genesis HealthCare
  • 11:15 – 11:30 am
    The Value of Clinical Efficiency
    Dr. Justin Di Rezze, CEO, Theoria Medical
    Joyce Turner, Director of Business Innovation & Strategic Development, Ciena Healthcare
  • 11:30 – 11:45 am
    Building a Brand that Resonates
    Julie Sheedy, Chief Marketing Officer, Loretto
  • 11:45 – 12:00 pm
    Capitalizing on New Supply and Demand Dynamics with Payers and Health Systems 
    Matt Berg, CEO, LeadingChoice Network

12:00 - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:20 PM


Forging Ahead: Strategic Growth Opportunities

In a landscape of mounting pressures, these operators are forging a path forward in their pursuit of adjacent growth opportunities. They will discuss the ease of implementation, compatibility with core business and upside growth potential. 

  • 1:00 – 1:20 pm
    A Hospital/SNF Partnership for High-Acuity Care
    Stephanie Chedid, President & CEO, Luther Manor
    Diane Ehn, VP Post-Acute Care, Froedtert Health System
  • 1:20 – 1:40 pm
    A Specialized Market ‘Cluster’ Strategy to Grow Census and Improve Retention
    Donn Kump, CFO, Majestic Care
  • 1:40 – 2:00 pm
    ISNP 2.0 Flexible Risk Options
    Meera Riner, COO, Nexion Health
    Hank Watson, Chief Development Officer, American Health Partners

2:45 - 5:00 PM

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6:30 - 9:00 PM

Reception & Dinner

(Resort Casual Attire)


7:00 - 8:00 AM

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

8:00 - 9:40 AM


Staff-Saving SNF Technologies

LTC 100 has found the best technologies that are helping SNF operators alleviate staffing shortages. 

  • Pepper (Live Demo)
    Humanoid Caregiver Robot

    Assists with resident socialization, reminiscence therapy, exercise and even admissions.
    Arshia Khan, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Paradox
    Virtual Recruitment Assistant

    Automates 90% of the hiring process, and helps hire qualified candidates faster.
    Eleanor Vajzovic, VP Strategic Solutions
  • Neteera
    Remote Patient Monitoring

    Contactless vital sign monitoring that eliminates the need for device manipulation and caregiver presence.
    Joe Zaccaria, Director of Strategic Relations
  • Element5
    Workflow Automation

    Manage complex and repetitive tasks more efficiently with AI.
    Eric Gordon, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer ​​​
  • nVoq
    Speech Recognition Platform

    Clinicians create comprehensive patient notes in seconds (works seamlessly with EHR).
    Jason Banks, Senior Director of Post-Acute Care Services​​​​​​​
    Digital Recruitment Technology
    Get a steady stream of pre-screened, pre-qualified frontline applicants for direct hire.​​​​​​​
    ​​​​​​​Jonah Blumenthal, Chief Marketing Officer