HHCN Announces 2019 Future Leaders Awards Winners

Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 19, 2019) — Home Health Care News (HHCN), an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the winners of the first-annual HHCN Future Leaders Awards. Winners come from across three categories: Home Health, Home Care (Private duty) and Vendors & Professional Services.

Home Health:

  • Andrew Gentile — Division Director of Strategy and Innovation, BAYADA Home Health Care

Home Care (Private Duty):

  • Bob Roth — Managing Partner, Cypress HomeCare Solutions

Vendors & Professional Services:

  • Adrian Schauer — CEO and Founder, AlayaCare

Candidates were evaluated by a panel of industry experts and judged based on leadership qualities, innovation and entrepreneurial experience. Industry advocacy, ethics and professionalism were also considered.

This year’s judges bring a wealth of experience in home health care. The judging panel includes:

  • Ashish Shah — President and CEO, PreparedHealth
  • Bailey Bryant — Reporter, Home Health Care News
  • Robert Holly — Editor, Home Health Care News
  • Will Boyd — Program Director of Revenue Cycle Outsourcing, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
  • William J. Simione, III — Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants

We want to thank all of the candidates who submitted to the 2019 Future Leaders Awards. The 2019 nominees include (in alphabetical order):

Home Health:

  • Alexander Koshevatsky — President and COO, Healthflex Home Health Services
  • Andrew Gentile — Division Director of Strategy and Innovation, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Darcie Peacock — CEO, Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare
  • Emily Weichmann — Clinical Program Manager, ComForCare Franchise Systems
  • Ernesto Moreno — Executive Director of Home Care and Hospice, Overlook Visiting Nurse Association
  • Jason Sasser — Vice President of Clinical Strategies, HealthPRO Heritage
  • Kris Novak — Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Amedisys
  • Nick Muscato — Vice President of Strategic Finance, Amedisys

Home Care (Private Duty):

  • Allen Serfas — President and Co-Founder, Assistance Home Care
  • Ashley Hill — Senior Director of Home Care and Support Services, Institute on Aging
  • Bear Mahon — President and COO, CaraVita Home Care, LLC
  • Bob Roth — Managing Partner, Cypress HomeCare Solutions
  • Christina Canitano — Senior Sales Executive, Seniorbridge by Humana
  • Gavin Ward — Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships, 24 Hour Home Care
  • Jennifer Osmanaj — Division Director of Skilled Nursing Unit, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Kerri Pendley — Director of Healthcare Strategy, FirstLight Home Care
  • Kristen Beals — Director of Towanda Pediatrics, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Kristie Voyda — Director of Indiana County Pediatrics, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Mary Jo Dietrich — President and Owner, At Home Senior Services
  • Michael Ferraina — CEO, JEVS Care at Home
  • Michael Rambaud — Area Director of Home Care/Assistive Care, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Pamela Reynolds — President, Allegiance Aging Care Services
  • Sheila Davis — Senior Executive Vice President of Area Operations, Always Best Care Services

Vendors Professional Services:

  • Adrian Schauer — CEO and Founder, AlayaCare
  • Bailey Paxton — Founder, Agilecare
  • Emina Poricanin — Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Michael Lloyd — Client Success Manager and Product Specialist, Playmaker Health
  • Steven C. Fox — Medical Director, Wellspring Personal Care
  • Wes Little — Vice President of Applied Insights, WellSky

For more information about the awards, visit homehealthcarenews.com/futureleaders

About the HHCN Future Leaders Awards

The Home Health Care News (HHCN) Future Leaders Awards program recognizes the next generation of leaders in the home care, home health, private duty and hospice industries. This  independently judged awards program provides opportunities for companies and organizations to showcase the talent and contributions their key employees are making. Visit homehealthcarenews.com/futureleaders for more information.


About Aging Media Network / Home Health Care News

Aging Media Network is an innovative publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois, and is the publisher of Home Health Care News, Reverse Mortgage Daily, Senior Housing News, and Skilled Nursing News. 

Home Health Care News (HHCN) is the leading source for news and information covering the home health industry. HHCN boasts an audience that includes the home care world specifically, from large, national service providers to independent care companies. Visit https://homehealthcarenews.com for more information.

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