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jeanne Jeanne Lugli, General Manager, Mediware Reimbursement Services

Jeanne’s experience spans over three decades in the home infusion industry. Prior to building Mediware Reimbursement Services (formally Advantage Reimbursement) from the ground up, she served as a consultant for Mediware in the home infusion and DME industry. She also held key managerial positions at infusion/DME companies including: National Medical Care, Caremark, and Home Intensive Care. Jeanne is rated among one of the top professional experts in our industry. She is an active member of the National Home Infusion Association’s Payer Advocacy & Relations Committee and has been a speaker at the NHIA’s annual conference and a contributor to Infusion magazine. Jeanne has a B.S. degree in Business Management.

Andrea HS 33 now Andrea Stark, President, MiraVista

 Andrea Stark is President of MiraVista and a Medicare consultant and reimbursement  specialist for DME suppliers. She has over 15 years of experience in the DME industry as  well as over 10 years of experience as an independent consultant. She is also the chair  of Jurisdiction C Council, Vice chair of AA Home cares HME/RT council, and member of both the National Uniform Claims Committee and the Legislative Committee for SCMESA.

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Brad Smith Brad Smith, Managing Director, Vertess Consulting

Brad Smith is managing director and partner of Vertess Consulting. He is a certified mergers and acquisitions advisor, former DME owner, and a ATP. He has extensive experience in DME, urgent care, home health care, hospice, pharmacy, medical devices, and related healthcare verticals.

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 Jon Love, Director, Sales & Marketing, Rock-Pond Solutions

 Jon Love started his career with Rock-Pond in 2013, in a effort to initiate new customer relationships and drive market share of Rock-Pond products. Jon brings over ten years of communications experience in business-to-business and consumer marketing.

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Mary Ellen Conwaynow Mary Ellen Conway, President, Capital Healthcare Group

 Mary Ellen Conway is a nurse health care consultant with over 25 years expertise in  management throughout the health care continuum. As the President of Capital  Healthcare Group, she is known for her special expertise in operations and regulatory compliance issues in the post-acute arena, from home health, hospice and medical equipment, to physician practice, supplemental staffing, transitional care programs and accreditation.

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Ron Lanton, President, True North Political Solutions

Ron Lanton has over 20 combined years of government affairs and legal experience. This includes activities on the municipal, state, and federal levels of government. Most recently he worked for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, where he created and oversaw the company’s Government Affairs Department, served as their exclusive lobbyist and also advocated for the company’s various healthcare customers. Mr. Lanton has a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a 40 under 40 award recipient. He has been admitted to practice law in New York, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

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