Movers & Shakers: CellTrak, FirstLight Home Care

CellTrak Welcomes New Addition to Executive Leadership Team

Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak Technologies, a provider of care delivery management solutions for the home care industry, has appointed Cheryl Reid-Haughian as its new vice president of clinical informatics.

As one of CellTrak’s industry advisors, Reid-Haughian will assist in developing content for the industry, customers and CellTrak staff and partners. She will also work with customers to implement best practices, and leverage data for informed decision-making.

Reid-Haughian joins the team with a speciality in transformational and innovative strategies in the areas of practice, research, education, quality, risk, and policy. Her work includes creation of an outcome-based care delivery system and a collaboration with care providers to design and implement a technology-enabled clinical information system for a large Canadian home health care provider.

Hillcrest Names New Chief Medical Officer

Hillcrest Health Services, a Bellevue, Nebraska-based provider of certified skilled home health and in-home personal care, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services, has appointed Anthony Hatcher, DO, FAAFP, as its first chief medical officer.

Hatcher will work to establish care protocols and clinical pathways, collaborating with Hillcrest’s existing medical directors, to ensure continuity of care across the entire Hillcrest organization.

Hatcher spent more than 20 years working for Alegent/CHI Health system as a practicing clinical physician. He also served on the Alegent Health board of directors and as the chief administrative officer of Alegent Health Clinic.

In addition to being Hillcrest’s CMO, Hatcher will also serve as the medical director for Hillcrest Millard, which is scheduled to open in January, and Hillcrest Firethorn, which recently opened in Lincoln.

Doyle Steps Up to Director Role for FirstLight Home Care

Cincinnati-based FirstLight Home Care, a provider of non-medical home care, has appointed Julie Doyle as its new executive director of human resources, talent acquisition and client care services.

Doyle has more than 25 years of experience with human resources and talent acquisition responsibilities in various industries, including large franchise businesses.

In her new role, she will direct FirstLight’s human resources team, overseeing the company’s human resources policies, practices and procedures, and supporting all franchisees and members of the franchise team.

Doyle holds the Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional and the Senior Professional in Human Resources certifications.

Alliance Homecare Appoints Gooney Marketing Director

New York-based Alliance Homecare, a home health care provider serving New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, has appointed Patrick Gooney as its new director of marketing.

Gooney joins the company with more than 25 years of combined corporate and agency marketing experience, with a specialization in employee and customer communications, sales and marketing, account management, and client services.

In his new role, Gooney will develop and spearhead the company’s overall brand strategy, along with the marketing strategy for new and existing products and services. Further, he will oversee the implementation of all social media, marketing communications and direct mail programs, and works closely with Alliance’s sales team.

Prior to joining the company, he created marketing campaigns for New York City-based real estate developments, and was part of the sales team at the Ritz-Carlton.

Reemo Health Welcomes Leadership Additions

Reemo Health, a Minneapolis-based provider of remote mobile health technology solutions, has welcomed Dr. Troy Sybert, Scott Burleyson, Patrick Midden and Vic Gatto to its leadership team.

Sybert joins the team as its new chief medical officer through contract with TroyMD Wellness, PLLC. He has an extensive background with clinical foundation of knowledge, holding an MD and MPH from the University of Texas System and a fellowship in hospital medicine from Mayo Clinic. In addition, he has served numerous roles in health system leadership, developing an understanding of health technology, health reform/payment models, and clinical workflow engineering.

Burleys joins Reemo as its new chief financial officer. In his new role, he will assist in leading the company’s financial strategy. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare and finance space, previously serving as chief accounting officer for National Nephrology Associates, CFO for TherEx, Inc., and chief operating and financial officer for Wellview Health.

Midden steps up to the role of chief compliance officer for Reemo. He has more than 25 years of legal, business and technical experience. His previous work in the privacy and compliance space includes his time as an attorney at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, privacy officer at Prime Therapeutics and VP of compliance at RedBrick Health.

Gatto as joins the team as a new member of Reemo’s advisory board. As Founder & CEO of Jumpstart Foundry—a seed-stage healthcare innovation fund that played a role in Reemo’s initial launch—Gatto will provide strategic counsel on healthcare innovation and product development. Prior to founding Jumpstart Foundry, Gatto served as a partner at venture capital firms Solidus Company and Massey Burch Capital Corp.

American Academy of Home Care Medicine Elects Four New Board Members

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)—a Chicago-based association advocating for the needs of the home care industry—has elected four new members to its board of directors.

Serving as president through 2019 is K. Eric DeJonge, MD. DeJonge currently serves as director of geriatrics at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He and his team work to expand home-based primary care across the country. Dr. DeJonge has been an active member of AAHCM for many years, serving on the AAHCM Board since 2010, devoting his service to its public policy and finance committees.

AAHCM elected Theresa Soriano, MD MPH, to a fill the position of president elect. Soriano is a board-certified internist and professor of medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai, where she sees patients in the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program. Soriano has been active in the AAHCM for more than a decade, serving on multiple committees, including the annual meeting planning committee and the annual awards committee.

Bruce Kinosian, MD, was re-elected to serve on the board of directors as an at-large director for a three-year term. Kinosian, a general internist and geriatrician, currently serves as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also is a staff physician in home-based primary care at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Kinsman has served in various roles during his tenure with the academy.

New to the board is Linda DeCherrie, MD, who was elected to serve as an at-large director for a three-year term. She is the director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program where she has cared for patients for more than 12 years. DeCherrie has assisted with the academy’s work for many years, mostly through the public policy committee and addressing billing and coding issues.

All four members took office at the AAHCM Annual Meeting, which was held in October in Rosemont, Illinois.

Written by Carlo Calma

Carlo Calma
Business Reporter at Aging Media Network
Carlo enjoys running and taking indoor cycling and rowing classes. He tempers his active lifestyle by indulging in Chicago's diverse food scene.