Bio: Brian is a member of BKD National Health Care Group, and has worked with long-term care facilities for 18 years, providing audit and consulting services. He supervises or assists with more than 300 long-term care facilities. Brian assists clients with Medicare reimbursement consulting, including cost report preparation, review and analysis, rate component analysis and strategic planning. He also provides supervision of audits, projection and feasibility study preparation, certificate of need filing and waivers and budget preparation and review. He consults on a variety of operational aspects, including accounting, personal, organizational internal controls, staffing levels, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Founder / President, PGx Medical
Bio: Clay has started several medical companies over his 20+ years in the healthcare field. He has always worked with products or technologies that challenge the status quo of current medical practices for the benefit of the patient and the values associated with cost reductions.
Clay has extensive knowledge of pharmacogenomics and how it relates to cost savings, clinical impact and patient outcomes. His experience within hundreds of LTC facilities around the country in implementing results, and creating a new healthcare paradigm for the residents and their care providers, allows him a unique experiential view of what works and what does not work within LTC pharmacy prescribing.
Clay travels around the country educating physicians, LTC homeowners, Health Departments and others within the care continuum to advance the message surrounding Metabolic Validation, via pharmacogenomic testing. His main focus is educating the market on the tools and resources available, the clinical value to the facility, and the health benefit for patients.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Wound Care Plus
Bio: Martha Kelso is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC (WCP). As a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine, she has operated mobile wound care practices nationwide for many years. She enjoys educating on the art and science of wound healing and how practical solutions apply to healthcare professionals today. Martha enjoys being a positive change in healthcare impacting clients suffering from wounds and skin issues of all etiologies. Martha started her career as a Certified Nurse Aide at the age of 15 in Kansas before moving to Kansas City, MO to attend nursing school. Long Term Care nursing was her first love and her biggest challenge.
Martha Kelso’s desire to make healthcare a better place for consumers motivated her desire to form and found Wound Care Plus, LLC. In her early career, she was a wound nurse in long term care and this past experience has committed Martha to educate other fellow wound nurses on regulations and national standards of wound healing thereby empowering the bedside nurse with tools and knowledge. Martha has educated over a thousand nurses since her education efforts began giving nurses a solid base and foundation to excel with their wound care practical application skills.
When asked about her career success, Martha Kelso states she believes if every action taken is taken as if your mother was standing next to you, your moral compass will always point North. That concept has taken her through difficult and challenging scenarios throughout her entire career in healthcare as well as a trailblazer in the healthcare industry. Martha Kelso believes practical education paired with dedicated wound specialists make Wound Care Plus the leader in elevating industry standards.
Graves Menu Maker Foods
Bio: Jennifer Parham is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with Graves Menu Maker Foods Healthcare Team. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of nutrition related fields with emphasis in public health and clinical nutrition. Before joining the Healthcare team with Menu Maker Foods, she served as the consulting dietitian for Community Action Resource and Development (C.A.R.D.) Senior Nutrition Program. Jennifer also has a long history with St. John Health System in Tulsa, initially as the Healthy Lifestyles/Fitness-Wellness Dietitian then as the Clinical Nutrition Manager. She conducted weekly, live cooking segments on KOTV Channel 6 news and was a regular guest on KRMG radio’s health segment. Currently, with Graves Menu Maker Foods, Jennifer services customers in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas providing valuable tools and resources to promote facility goals, and improve resident satisfaction and outcomes related to food service.
Jennifer is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Eastern District Dietetic Association, Consulting Dietitians practice group and the Dietitians in Healthcare Settings practice group. Jennifer is a past-president of the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and OkAND Foundation. She is a current Board Member serving on a wide variety of committees. She was named Oklahoma’s Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2012-2013. Jennifer also sits on Oklahoma State University’s Advisory Board for Dietetic Internships as well as several boards of personal interest.
Sherri Robbins, RN, BSN, LNHA
BKD National Health Care Group
Bio: A member of the BKD National Health Care Group, Sherri has more than 20 years of experience, with a focus on long-term care. She performs clinical consulting for health care providers and educates providers on Medicare reimbursement strategies. Sherri has trained numerous skilled nursing facilities as well as swing bed and skilled nursing units on proper MDS completion to effectively manage the Medicare program. She does comprehensive follow-up reviews to assist providers in obtaining appropriate Medicare reimbursement. The reviews are focused on patient-centered care and regulation compliance.