Movers & Shakers: Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, Savii Care

Louisville Healthcare CEO Council Appoints Day as President

Health care industry veteran Tammy York Day has been appointed president of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), effective January 9.

The council is a partnership of Louisville, Kentucky-based health care leaders, with the goal of revolutionizing the city’s health care economy. Among the members are some notable home health care figures, including Benjamin Breier, CEO of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM).


York Day joins the council after a 21-year tenure with Delta Dental, where she most recently served as CEO.

“Tammy’s track record in business operations, systems integration, marketing campaigns and successful community initiatives made her a standout candidate during our search process. She brings the entrepreneurial mind-set that we were looking for in an individual to launch the CEO Council,” Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health, said in a press release.

The first item on her agenda will be to formalize the operations of the council, create brand identity and officially launch the council with a special event.


For the first year, the LHCC will lease space from Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI), the city’s metro chamber of commerce. The council is completely autonomous but understands the benefits of collaboration with GLI, Heath Enterprises Network (HEN), Louisville Forward and other community investors.

Savii Welcomes New CEO, CTO

Savii Care has welcomed veteran start-up executive Sean Fitzgerald as its new CEO. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Savii is a producer of an automation app for the in-home care industry. As part of the appointment, Fitzgerald also joins Savii’s board of directors.

The company’s co-founder, Michelle Harper, is stepping aside and taking on the role of chief product officer, according to the company.

Fitzgerald was most recently chief operating officer and CFO of The GenSight Group, a Naples, Florida-based portfolio management and workflow software as a service (SaaS) provider. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Washington, D.C.-based education technology company, EverFi. He also served as senior vice president at Lehman Brothers and vice president at Bank of America.

In another leadership move, Savii named David Robinson as chief technology officer (CTO). Robinson was a principal engineer at Liberty Lake, Washington-based tech company Itron Inc., and also lead developer at LMG Holdings, a Blue Ash, Ohio-based provider of ignition interlocking systems.

In addition to appointments, Savii also closed on new financing, the amount of which was not disclosed. Savii is backed by Cary, North Carolina-based seed fund Cofounders Capital. In an SEC filing, the company disclosed raising more than $400,000 in December; a year prior, Savii raised nearly $2 million.

Jakoboski Steps Up to Executive Role for Transforming Age

Bellevue, Washington-based Transforming Age has promoted Eve Jakoboski to vice president of administration. Transforming Age is a national non-profit provider of senior housing.

She brings more than 21 years of human resources, operations and accounting experience to her new position. Previously, she served as the organization’s director of human resources. Afterwards, Jakoboski was promoted to vice president of human resources. Jakoboski joined Transforming Age in 2014.

In addition to overseeing human resources, risk management, benefits and payroll, in her new role, Jakoboski will be responsible for corporate office operations and administration.

Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care Elects New Officers, Board of Directors

The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (PMHC) has announced that David J. Totaro, Darby Anderson and Gale Bohling were re-elected to serve two-year terms through 2019 as PMHC officers. In addition, Tim Rogers was elected to service as second vice chairman through 2018.

The PMHC executive committee and board of directors for the 2017-2018 term are as follows:

• Chairman – David J. Totaro, BAYADA Home Health Care
• First Vice Chairman – Darby Anderson, Addus HomeCare, Inc.
• Second Vice Chairman – Tim Rogers, Council of State Home Care Associations
• Secretary – Sherl Brand, RN, BSN, CareCentrix
• Treasurer – Gale Bohling, ResCare Home Care

PMHC Board Members Include: Ben Bledsoe, Consumer Direct Care Network; John Cullen, Sutter Care at Home; Merrill A. Friedman, Anthem; Lawrence Kraska, Interim HealthCare Inc.; Richard Keller, All Metro Health Care; Michael Monson, Centene; Sarah Myers, CAE, LHC Group, Inc.; Linda Savino, VNA Health Group; Sean Schwinghammer, Caring Associates, Inc.; Carol H. Steckel, MPH, WellCare Health Plans.

PMHC is a collaboration of organizations representing home care agencies, state and national home care associations, managed care organizations (MCOs) and other payers, and business affiliates whose work aims to improve the quality and integrity of Medicaid funded home- and community-based services (HCBS).

Alliance Homecare Welcomes New Director of Nursing Administration

New York-based Alliance Homecare, a home health provider serving individuals and families in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, has appointed Juli Abate as director of nursing administration.

Abate brings more than 25 years of nursing experience and over 17 years of management experience to Alliance. In her new role, she will lead the company’s nursing program and manage the clinical care of patients.

Prior joining Alliance, Abate worked at the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group as a hospice regional director, and later as regional director of pediatric and infusion care. In this role, Abate oversaw and managed the pediatric homecare and infusion programs, which had an average of 200 patients.

A registered nurse, Abate is a nationally certified clinical nurse leader, awarded by the Commission on Nurse Certification of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is also a New Jersey choice master trainer from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, Office of Community Choice Options.

Paradoa Assumes Adviser Role for Nurse on Call

Nurse On Call has welcomed Dr. Amberly Paradoa as the newest member to its management team. Nurse on Call is a Vero Beach, Florida-based provider of home health and in-home rehabilitation services.

In her post, Paradoa will provide consultation and guidance for programs and policies, especially in the area of patient care and related needs.

She practices at Advanced Foot & Ankle of Indian River County as a board-certified podiatrist with additional advanced certification in reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery, specializing in complex deformities.

She also has hospital privileges at Indian River Medical Center, Sebastian River and HealthSouth.

Further, she serves on the board of directors for the American Board Foot & Ankle Surgery organization, and has played a role as one of the founding members for the local Indian River County chapter for the Florida Podiatric Medical Association.

National Alliance for Caregiving Appoints President & CEO

The National Alliance for Caregiving has named C. Grace Whiting, J.D., its new president and CEO.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based non-profit organization focuses on research and advocacy on behalf of family caregivers.

Prior to joining the organization, Whiting most recently served as chief operating officer at the Alliance. She succeeds founding president and CEO, Gail Gibson Hunt, who will now serve as an advisor to the organization.

Hunt founded the Alliance in 1996 with a coalition of national aging and long-term care organizations. During her tenure, the Alliance has undertaken national research studies on caregiving, including the Caregiving in the U.S. series with AARP. Hunt supported the development of a national network of more than 80 caregiving coalitions in state and local communities. She also serves as the Chair of the International Alliance of Carer Organizations, a global coalition of fifteen nations dedicated to advancing the needs of caregivers around the world.

Marsicano Assumes Director Role for Well Care Home Health

In-home care company Well Care Home Health has appointed Jaimee Marsicano, RN, as its new senior director of home health operations.

Previously, she served as the interim senior director for two months prior to accepting the permanent role. In her post, Marsicano oversees daily operations for the company’s home health divisions and plays a role in strategic planning, organizational design.

Marsicano has been a member of the company’s senior leadership team since 2014. Prior executive roles with Well Care include director of clinical excellence, as well as director of performance improvement and education.

She joined Well Care Home Health in 2010 as a registered nurse case manager, where she was responsible for the management of patients, their care plans and the utilization of clinical resources.

Before joining the company, she worked in the surgical and trauma units of Valhalla, New York’s Westchester Medical Center. In this post, she served as nurse manager on a 43-bed surgical/trauma unit and was responsible for developing care plans, maintaining practice standards, implementing quality improvement projects, and ensuring employee competence related to job performance expectations.

Written by Carlo Calma

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