Corporate Leadership

Joshua Stevens, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Joshua Stevens

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Josh is an entrepreneur and leader with a passion for improving the lives of elders. He has vast experience in the senior housing and senior care industry. As a mission-driven entrepreneur and founder...

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Jeremy Bedenbaugh, Chief Operating Officer.

Jeremy Bedenbaugh

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy is focused on leading EmpowerMe’s organizational development strategy, including culture, people, and processes in addition to the organization’s broader growth strategy...

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Isaac Hagerman, Chief Operating Officer

Isaac Hagerman

Chief Operating Officer

With over 16 years’ leadership experience in the field of senior housing, Isaac has a proven track record of bringing exceptional health services to senior living communities all across the country.

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Joseph “Jody” Mitchell, MD, Chief Medical Officer.

Joseph “Jody” Mitchell, MD 

Chief Medical Officer

As the Chief Medical Officer of EmpowerMe Wellness, Dr. Joseph “Jody” Mitchell oversees and manages clinical practices, focuses on staff development for field clinicians...

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John M. Howell, Jr.,

John M. Howell, Jr.

Chief Marketing & Experience Officer

As the Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at EmpowerMe Wellness, John leads the brand marketing, digital, corporate communications, and customer success teams...

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Lucas Donnelley, Managing Director.

Lucas Donnelley

Managing Director

Lucas joined the team in 2020 as Managing Director of EmpowerMe Holdings. Prior to EmpowerMe, Lucas was the Managing Director of Dreampact Ventures...

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James L. Smith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel.

James L. Smith

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

As Senior Vice President & General Counsel at EmpowerMe, James directs the legal department. Prior to EmpowerMe, James was a founding partner at Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith...

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Senior Vice President of Product

Shea Long

Senior Vice President of Product

As the SVP of Product at EmpowerMe Wellness, Shea leads the Product, Payer Strategy and Technology teams. As a long-time Product and Technology professional, Shea brings over 25 years of experience to his focus on B2B and B2C Product initiatives that drive growth and enhanced customer experiences...

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Lisa Meyer PT, MBA, Senior Vice President of University Relations.

Lisa Meyer PT, MBA

Senior Vice President of University Relations

With over 30 years in the rehab industry, Lisa was recruited specifically to lead the launch of EmpowerMe in 2017. Formerly, Lisa spent 20+ years at RehabCare...

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Jesse Voyles, PT, MPT, Division Vice President of Operations

Jesse Voyles, PT, MPT

Division Vice President of Operations

Jesse is a Physical Therapist with 12 years of clinical experience in the SNF and ALF settings. She has a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Maryville University...

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Jennifer Keeney, MOT, OTR/L, CDS, Division Vice President of Operations

Jennifer Keeney, MOT, OTR/L, CDS

Division Vice President of Operations

Jennifer is an AOTA certified Occupational Therapist and Operations Leader with over 15 years of experience working with the geriatric population. Jennifer holds a Master...

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Kristy Kennedy, Vice President of Partnership Success.

Kristy Kennedy

Vice President of Partnership Success

Kristy joined EmpowerMe as the Vice President of Partnership Success. Her focus is on partnering with clients to develop occupancy growth initiatives and support their business development goals...

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Hayley Cichacki, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President of Human Resources.

Hayley Cichacki, PHR, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Human Resources

Hayley leads the Human Resources Department and is focused on collaborating with the leadership team to craft the...

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Nick Hughes President Southeast

Nick Hughes

President, Southeast

As the President of EmpowerMe Wellness, Southeast, Nick Hughes manages the sales process and business development throughout the Southeast...

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Senior Vice President, Product Implementations

Brad Andrews

Senior Vice President, Product Implementations

Brad brings over 14 years of experience to senior care. His career has allowed him to problem solve barriers and provide top-tier and unparalleled care to seniors both today and into the future. He enjoys assessing situations, problem-solving, and developing strategies...

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Kirsten Bergman, COC, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management.

Kirsten Bergman, COC

Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management

Kirsten is a Certified Outpatient Coder with over 17 years of experience directing all aspects of the revenue cycle of outpatient therapy...

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Julia Baechle, MOTR/L, CDP

Vice President of Clinical Services and Wellness Programming

As the VP of Clinical Services for EmpowerMe Wellness, Julia Baechle oversees clinical quality, programming, education, training, and support for field clinicians...

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David Church, Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Innovation

David Church

Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Innovation

David joined the EmpowerMe team in 2018 and has led the effort to build robust and scalable financial and reimbursement systems. Prior to joining the team...

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Erik Painter, MHA, COTA/L, Vice President of Strategic Projects

Erik Painter, MHA, COTA/L

Vice President of Strategic Projects

Erik has 22 years of clinical experience as a COTA/L with a Master’s in Health Administration from Webster University. He has held several leadership positions for a large national therapy provider...

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Therapy

Regional Vice President of Operations

Pamela Albacete

Regional Vice President of Operations

Pam received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and then further training/certifications as a Dementia Care Specialist, Dementia Care trainer, Vital-Stim certified, SPEAKOut! certified, NMES the Guardian Way, and MBS-Imp training...

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Regional Vice President of Operations

Amanda Kern

Regional Vice President of Operations

Amanda is a Speech Language Pathologist with 10 years of experience working with geriatrics in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care settings as a Treating Clinician, Lead Therapist, and Agency Administrator.

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Regional Vice President of Operations

Jami Gruenloh

Regional Vice President of Operations

Jami is a Physical Therapist with 25+ years of clinical experience. She graduated from St Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Jami has treated in a variety of settings including acute rehab, outpatient, skilled nursing, and assisted living communities.

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Regional Vice President of Operations

Kelly Modaff

Regional Vice President of Operations

Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with nearly five years of experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of settings, including Outpatient, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

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Diagnostics

President, Diagnostics

Tyler Witges, MLS (ASCP), MHA

President, Diagnostics

As President of Diagnostics at EmpowerMe Wellness, Tyler is charged with the overall operation of the Diagnostics division. This includes contracting, instrument...

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Laboratory Director

Theresa Catalano

Laboratory Director

As Laboratory Director at EmpowerMe Wellness, Theresa manages the day-to-day operations of the laboratory...

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Director of Support Services

Yulonda Brown, PBT (ASCP)

Director of Support Services

Diagnostics services help residents live healthy lives without delay of treatment. Research has shown that residents who receive...

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Regional Vice President, Diagnostic Sales

Chastity Warrington

Regional Vice President, Diagnostic Sales

Chastity is the Regional Vice President - Diagnostic Sales at EmpowerMe Wellness. She has spent her 20+ years in...

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Pharmacy

President, Pharmacy

Steve McConnell

President, Pharmacy

Steve founded EverSpring Pharmacy in 2008 and has specialized in medication compliance pharmacy since 1993...

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Chief Financial Officer, Pharmacy

Kevin Brockmeyer

Chief Financial Officer, Pharmacy

Kevin started his own long-term care pharmacy in 2012, servicing patients in Missouri and Illinois. After exiting that pharmacy as part of a merger with PharMerica in 2016, he served as a consultant for long-term care pharmacies across the country...

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Director of Operations, Pharmacy

Mick Blazier, R.Ph. PharmD

Director of Operations, Pharmacy

Mick has over 14 years of Long-Term Care experience. He has been with EverSpring since its inception in 2008. Having been involved in the startup and growth of EverSpring....

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Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy

Craig M. Sever BS R. Ph.

Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy

Craig has been with EverSpring for over five years and is responsible for the management and oversight of the day-to-day clinical operations of pharmacy services in...

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RN Consultant, Pharmacy

Kathi Price, RN

RN Consultant, Pharmacy

Kathi has been with EverSpring Pharmacy since 2014. She has over 35 years of long-term care experience, with 20 years as an RN Consultant for a national LTC pharmacy, and has also held the position of Director of Nursing...

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