Opening Session, 8:30 – 10:00 A.M.

Town Hall

Alyssa Odegaard, VP of Public Policy, LeadingAge Washington

Ruth Katz, Senior VP of Public Policy/Advocacy, LeadingAge

Special Session, 10:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

Quality Assurance Oversight in Residential Care Services: Where are We Now Post Public Health Emergency

Amy Abbott, Director, Residential Care Services

SESSION 1, 10:15 – 11:15 A.M.

Deep Dive: Elevating Your Dining

Scott Daniels, CEC, CAA, AAC, VP Culinary Operations, 3rdPlus/Culinary Coach

Operational Solutions to Ignite Strong Performance

Robert Frediani, Senior Living Operations Consultant, & Martin Yanushev, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Making Outcomes a Priority: A Generational Approach

Melissa Brandt, Clinical Outcomes Specialist, Functional Pathways

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out:  Use of Psychedelics in Senior Living and Care

Pamela Kaufmann, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Gabriela Sanchez, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Just Around the Corner: Senior Living Development Meets Horizontal Mixed-use

Ray Yancey, Principal, & Nick Carpenter, Architect/Design Lead, LRS Architects, Inc.

Repositioning A Community To Lay The Foundation For A Successful Expansion

Derek Dunham, VP Client Services, Varsity

John Bassounas, Partner, Varsity + WildFig

Session 2, 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Workforce Innovation: Attracting, Recruiting, and Retaining Talent in Nonprofits

James Munn & Martin Yanushev, Principals, CliftonLarsonAllen

Data + Technology + Boosted Resident Engagement

Emily Steedman, Area Director, Consonus Healthcare

Utilizing Pharmacogenomics (PGx) to Improve Patient Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

Quinne Feng, Chief Scientific Officer/Co-Founder, & Blake Crockett, Director of Sales and Business Development, FidaLab

A Rainbow of Brain Colors- Helping Senior Leaders Effectively Communicate to Reach The Pot of Gold!!

Ingrid Provident, Education Specialist, Select Rehabilitation

Employee Financial Wellness and the Employee Experience

Robert Moore, Director of Training, Time Equipment Company

De-Mystifying Senior Living Mergers, Acquisitions, Dispositions and Affiliations

Mary Munoz, Senior Managing Director, & Dan Revie, Managing Director, Ziegler



Navigating L&I:  The Benefits of Light Duty Return to Work and Kept on Salary

Scott Dehem, VP of Claims, & Monica Padgett, Claims Consultant, Group Retro

How the Living Building Challenge Enriches Lives of Residents using Biophilic design

JP Emery, Principal, Kristel Knight, Senior Associate, & Alissa Brandt, VP of Interiors, Ankrom Moisan Architects

QEX:  Quality Employee Experience – The Modern Approach to Employee-centric Benefits

Jennifer Ortmeyer, Senior VP, & Lauren Fortin, Advisor, Employee Benefits, HUB International

How HRS/Premier Can Help Your Organization Reduce Costs

Emily Hughes, Area VP, & Autumn Morrow, Regional Manager, HRS/Premier

KEYNOTE, 8:15 – 9:15 A.M.

Leading and Living Through Your Values

Denise Boudreau, President, DRIVE

SESSION 3, 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Everybody Sells! How to Create a Culture That Supports Selling at Every Level

Cynthia Thurlow, Principal, Don Warfield, VP Account Services/Sales Coach, & Scott Daniels, VP Culinary Operations, 3rdPlus/3rdThird

Do You Know Your Care Margin and the Three Reasons it Matters?

Kevin McNamara, Regional VP of Operations, & Jonathan Free, Regional Nurse Consultant, Aidan Health Services

The Impact of Leading & Living Through Your Values

Denise Boudreau, President, DRIVE

Avoiding and Responding To Debt-Related Financial Stress

Gregory Blonde & Patricia Eichar, Partners, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Sarkis Garabedian, Managing Director, & Daren Bell, Director, Ziegler

Enhancing Engagement and Building Community Across the Aging Lifespan

Kyle Rand, CoFounder-CEO, Rendever

Eric Portnoff, Regional Director of Wellness Programming, MBK Senior Living

Fixed Assets 101: You Can Predict the Future

Doug McMillan, President, zumBrunnen, Inc.

DEEP DIVE SESSIONS, 10:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.

An End-of-Life Trained Doula in Every Senior Care Community:  Bring Death Back Home

Bonnie Blachly, President, & Kathleen Putnam, Treasurer, Gentle Passage Doula Collective

Kathy Bates, Founder, Compassionate End of Life Doula

Colleen Hewes, EOL Doula

Maureen Kures, EOL Doula

From Master Plan to Reality – Assembling the Right Team to Execute Your Organization’s Vision

Dean Kelly, Principal Architect, Rice Fergus Miller, Architects, Interiors, & Master Planning

Bryan Haakenson, Principal, GLY Construction

Sarkis Garabedian, Managing Director, & Daren Bell, Director, Ziegler

Lisa Hardy, President/CEO, Emerald Communities

Racism, Ego and Humility – My Best Friend is Black

Steve Moran, Publisher, Senior Living Foresight

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence: Building Leaders and Empowering Employees

Karen Brandt, VP of People, Transforming Age

Gary Jacobs, Executive Director, & Anthony Milionta, Human Resources Director, Parkshore

SESSION 4, 2:45 – 3:45 P.M.

Creative Ways to Recruit and Retain Qualified Employees in a Hiring Crisis

Cynthia Thurlow, Principal, Derek Dujardin, Creative Director, & Paige Morin, Assistant Account Executive, 3rdPlus/3rdThird

Darcie Bagott, Program Specialist, WSU Granger Cobb Institute

The Data Driven Aging Services Organization: Best practices and Applications

Derek Dunham, VP Client Services, Varsity

John Bassounas, Partner, Varsity + WildFig

Maximize your ROI through Spatial Efficiencies

Mike Garrett, Associate Principal, Gabbert Architects Planners

The Partner You Didn’t Know You Needed on the Yellow Brick Road to Readiness

Onora Lien, Executive Director, & Susan Koppelmann, Director of Preparedness and Response, Northwest Healthcare Response Network

Expanding Beyond the Restraints of an Ordinary Retirement Community

Jennifer Fleming, Principal, Interior Designer NCIDQ, Rice Fergus Miller, Architects, Interiors, & Master Planning

Kevin McFeely, President/CEO, Eliseo

Marc Steleski, Senior Project Manager, Walsh Construction

David Knight, Senior Housing Executive and Consultant, GSI Research and Consulting

Breathe Easier: Lower Resident Care Costs and Increase Staff Retention with Improved Indoor Air Quality

Joe He, Director of Platform, & Jessie Perez, Co-Founder and COO, Violett


DEEP DIVE SESSIONS, 8:15 – 10:15 A.M.

Staffing Issues: Innovative Solutions in Long Term Care

Aysha Kuhlor, Chief Clinical Advisor, Institute of Post Acute Care (InsPAC)

Kristina Walker, Owner, Walker Consulting and Resources LLC

Five Languages of Appreciation

Dave Foltz, Retired Administrator, Rhythm Senior Living Consulting

Hot Legal Topics & Updates for Senior Living and Long Term Care

Carin Marney, Shareholder, Lane Powell

SESSION 5, 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

Compassion Fatigue – The Gateway to Staff Burnout


Melonie Tindall, Owner/Founder, America’s Dementia Coach

SNF Medicaid Rates, How They Work and What’s Coming

Peter Graham, Chief, Office of Rates Management, ALTSA/DSHS

Bill Ulrich, Consultant, Consolidated Billing

David Carter, Director Health Care Finance and Policy, LeadingAge Washington

Practical Tips for Psychotropic Gradual Dose Reduction

Keilana Fisher, Pharmacist Consultant, Consonus Healthcare

Cybersecurity 101: Legal Obligations for Healthcare Organizations and Senior Living Facilities

Brandon Pond & Romaine Marshall, Shareholders, Polsinelli


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