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Anne Llewellyn
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John Beran

Ginger Jones
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Dennis Barnum
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Brian Tuttle
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Tracy Book Diers
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Jennifer Wheatley
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Bonnie Castonguay
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Ask A Professional Advocate

Anne Llewellyn, MS, BHSA, RN, RN-BC, CCM, CRR

Anne is a healthcare leader with over 40 years of experience as a critical care nurse, case manager, professional patient advocate and educator.

Anne excels at connecting people and helping them see the way forward. She is dedicated to helping people reach their true potential in their personal and professional lives.  If you are looking for direction in your career, working on a project that needs clarity, direction or just want to talk to discuss options, Anne is a good sounding board.

Anne Llewellyn is interested in talking to you to provide guidance where she can and work with you on your journey. Set up a free 15-minute appointment to discuss your goals and plans with Anne.  Following the discussion, Anne will provide you a project plan and the costs so you can decide if you want to move forward

During challenging times, innovation thinking is a way to spur new ways of doing things that can change the course of one’s career.

Reach out to Anne to discuss your ideas, your questions so together you can develop a plan of action together to help you move forward on your journey.

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John Beran, CSO

John comes to MCA having served in multiple C-Suite roles including chief executive, finance and operations roles. His experience in large health systems coupled with active investing and entrepreneur-oriented consulting make him an ideal fit to serve as Chief Strategy Officer. His experience includes running a home care infusion and durable medical equipment division and as CFO of a Visiting Nurse Association. John started his career at KPMG as an auditor in a large health care practice. Beran has a Master Degree in Business from Bellarmine University, an undegraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. John has served on mulitiple non-profit boards and is highly regarded for health care strategy.

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Ginger Jones, CEO

Ginger is the co-founder and CEO of Diversified Nurse Consultants and co-founder of Peggy’s Place, LLC, Bucks Building LLC and Fourth T&G Ventures LLC. Ginger will serve as the Alliance’s initial CEO. Ginger began her career as a registered nurse in 1994 and has held leadership roles in multiple areas of practice including long term care, home health, intensive care and care management through which she has obtained keen insights into the inner workings of the healthcare system. These insights along with the personal hardships in the healthcare system she experienced with two of her children inspired Ginger’s passion to develop new models of service delivery and innovative solutions. Since 2011, Ginger has co-led the growth of DNC from a solo practice to a $4M organization and was the visionary who brought the Alliance co- founders together. Ginger is a Certified Case Manager, and Certified Life Care Planner and is an active member in the following professional organizations: Case Management Society of America, American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, National Care Planning Council, Aging Life Care Association, American Nurses Association, and Indiana Nurses Association.

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ASK A Business mentor

Dennis Barnum

Business Mentor/ Specialized in Startup and Growth.

Dennis  participated in the MBA program at the University of Minnesota and  has a Masters of Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.  Since 1986, Dennis has been involved in either high tech start-ups or turn-arounds of high tech companies. He has founded several high tech companies including a document management and litigation services company for the legal industry, a business accelerator for emerging technology companies, VoIP PBX systems and, most recently, an advanced AI sensor analysis company for Internet of Things (IoT).

Dennis has mentored over 100 emerging companies. He is passionate about sharing what he has learned over the years and taking a personalized approach to provide mentoring to growing and emerging companies. In addition to his current role as Business and Operations manager for Patient Care Partners. He is volunteering his time to the Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network (MERLN).  Because of Dennis passion to see the industry of  in Patient Advocacy,  Senior Services , Healthcare IT and Healthcare IoT continue to grow he is also volunteering his time to our Allies.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dennis with any questions you may have!

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Brian Tuttle

Nationally Renowned HIPAA Compliance Consultant

Brian L Tuttle is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 20 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.

With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 17 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

Mr Tuttle has a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Swainsboro, Georgia.

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Tracy Book Diers

Tracy is the co-founder and CEO of Diversified Nurse Consultants and co-founder of Peggy’s Place, LLC, Bucks Building LLC and Fourth T&G Ventures LLC.  She will be serving on the Board of the Alliance. Tracy is a board member of the Indiana Association of Adult Day Services, Indiana Community Health Worker Association and the Patient Centered Education and Research Institute. She is an active member of the National Adult Day Services Association, Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers, KY CHW Advisory Workgroup and the Curriculum Sub-Committee, Indiana Community Health Worker Association, American Nurse Association, Kentucky Nurse Association, and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

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ASK An HR Expert

Jennifer Wheatley, President, HR Affiliates

Jennifer is a Human Resources Executive with over 25 years of human resources experience in multiple industries including consulting services, manufacturing/distribution, banking, and retail.  Her passion is providing HR solutions for her firm’s clients by helping them build their HR infrastructure through strategic planning, employment law compliance and best practices on human capital. She especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses.  Prior to joining HR Affiliates, Jennifer was the President/Owner of CenterPointHR. Jennifer also has experience as a Senior HR Consultant with an HR consulting firm, as well as spending many years with JPMorgan Chase in a variety of corporate human resources roles.

Jennifer holds an M.A. in Human Resources Management and a B.S in Business Administration and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) as well as a certified Senior Professional in HR (SPHR).

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ASK A Registered Nurse

Bonnie Castonguay

Bonnie is a co-founder and President of Ho’okele Health Innovations, LLC (HHI).  Bonnie will be serving as the corporate secretary for the Alliance.  Prior to founding HHI, Bonnie served as the VP of Patient Safety and quality for a 4-hospital health system and was in charge of system wide clinical process improvement as well as patient safety, quality and case management. Bonnie is a Registered Nurse, Certified Case Manager and has served on the regional Boards of the Aging Life Care Association and the Case Management Society of America.

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