Executive Program

In the wake of Covid, skilled nursing’s most forward-thinking leaders will join top healthcare experts to look very strategically at our sector.  What is the post-pandemic assessment for payers, referral sources, risk-based programs, home care, and demographic demand for SNFs? What are the most effective practices to handle the workforce challenge we face? We aim to present and stimulate creative solutions to our  current challenges, as well as inspire you with some interesting silver lining opportunities ahead. 

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.

2022 Attendees: 

  • The most up-to-date program is available on the LTC 100 mobile app: Apple App Store or Google Play. Select 2022 LTC 100 and click the Join button. 
  • If you are unvaccinated and plan to participate in recreation on Sunday, May 22, please arrive at the hotel by 10:00 am to allow time for rapid testing.

Sunday, May 22, 2022


11:15 am - 4:30 pm: Golf Tournament (Executives Only)
12:15 - 4:30 pm: Clay Shooting
12:30  -  5:00 pm: Coastal Fishing
12:45 - 4:30 pm: Kayaking

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6:00 - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

(Resort Casual Attire)

Monday, May 23, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

8:00 - 8:30 AM


Keynote Conversation with Seema Verma

A Vision for SNFs Based on Value and Outcomes
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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
Dave Sedgwick, President & CEO, CareTrust REIT
Marc Zimmet, CEO, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group

10:15 - 10:50 AM

​​​​​​​Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

10:50 - 11:45 AM


Optimizing the SNF Business Model
​​​​​​​Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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

Ocean Front Lawn

12:45 - 3:15 PM


Creative Solutions to the Workforce Crisis
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

  • 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
Talbot Ballroom

  • Providers: Check-in at 3:20 pm in Talbot Ballroom.
  • Partners: Arrive by 3:20 pm at Talbot Ballroom Foyer for a brief overview of Speed Meetings and to pick up your scheduled.

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Taste of Amelia Island Dinner
Ocean Front Lawn

(Resort Casual Attire)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Beyond the Great Resignation: The Future of the SNF Workforce
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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?
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Profiles in Adaptive Innovation
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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

Ocean Front Lawn

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM


Forging Ahead: Strategic Growth Opportunities
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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
    Turning to Pace to Diversify Revenue
    Jake Bell, President & CEO, Christian Horizons
  • 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
  • 2:00 – 2:20 pm​​​​​​​
    A Hospital/SNF Partnership for High-Acuity Care
    Stephanie Chedid, President & CEO, Luther Manor​​​​​​​
    Diane Ehn, VP Post-Acute Care, Froedtert Health System

2:45 - 5:00 PM


2:30 - 5:00 pm: Fort Clinch Walking Tour 
2:45 - 5:00 pm: Ritz-Carlton Spa
2:45 - 5:00 pm: Salt Infusion & Wine Tasting
3:00 - 5:00 pm: Beach Blast
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6:30 - 9:00 PM

Coastal Reception & Dinner
Ocean Front Lawn

(Resort Casual Attire)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

8:00 - 9:40 AM


Staff-Saving SNF Technologies
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

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