These speakers represent the top in their field and will be discussing some of the biggest issues affecting the industry today.

Education geared towards every member of your staff.

We have a fantastic lineup for Heartland Conference 2021! Learn more about Heartland Conference's handpicked presenters and the topics they’ll be discussing below.




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2021 Keynote Speaker: Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

Title/Position: Emmy Award-Winning & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Company: Scharenbroich & Associates

About Mark Scharenbroich: Mark is known as a top performer in the speaking industry for his authentic delivery, his talent for delivering unique stories, and his comedic timing. His audiences remember his “Nice Bike” presentation for years after it is delivered.

Mark’s core messages have always been about connecting. Sometimes it was in schools to help teachers connect to their students, or in organizations and businesses to help team members feel truly connected to their core values and their customers.

Adam Miller

Senior Program Manager

VGM Insurance Services

Alfonso Zambrano, Senior Attorney, Corporate Group at Brown & Fortunato


Brown & Fortunato

Andy Muelenaer, M.D.,M.S., FAAP, FCCP

Professor of Pediatrics

Virginia Tech

Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS

Clinical Strategy and Education Manager

Sunrise Medical

Belinda Yandell

CGS Provider Outreach and Education

CGS Administrators LLC

Brandon Noble, CO, LO

Professional Director


Cara Bachenheimer, BA, JD

Head of the Government Affairs

Brown & Fortunato

Carrie Hylton, RRT

VP of Clinical Operations

Encore Healthcare

Catia Garell, MA, OTR, SCEM, ECHM


Thrive for Life

Celina Peerman, Ph.D.

President/Workplace Psychologist

The Peerman Group

Chris Bakalars


Next Day Access

Christina Throndson

Business Developement


Cindi Petito, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, CEAC

Centralized Operations Manager, Access & Work Comp

National Seating and Mobility

Curt Prewitt, MS, PT, ATP

Director of Education

Ki Mobility, LLC

Dan Meyer

Chief Revenue Officer

Repair Authority

Daniel Fedor

Director of Reimbursement

US Rehab

David Baxter


Baxter Management

David Groll



Deborah Pucci, PT, MPT

clinical educator

Ki Mobility, LLC

Emily McCormack, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Director of Service Operations

VGM Insurance Services

Emily Nabors, MSG

Program Manager

University of Southern California Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Gary Sheehan


Sprio Health

Greg Packer


U.S. Rehab

Greg Schuster

Product Manager

Pepper Medical, Inc

Jamie Schmitz

Director of Claims

VGM Insurance Services

Jason Plogher

Purchasing Manager


Jeremy Stolz

President - VGM Fulfillment


John Gallagher

VP of Government Relations

VGM Government Relations

John Skoro

Principal and Co-Founder


Jon Repka, Bachelors of Science, Finance, Business Economics, and Public Policy (Kelley School of Business at Indiana University)

VP Sales


Josh Marx

Managing Director of Sleep and VP of Business Development

Medical Service Company

Julie Overton, MSG, MHA, MSG, MHA

Senior Learning and Development Specialist

University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Kelly Grahovac, MBA

General Manager

The van Halem Group

Kyle Walker, MHA, ATP

VP, Rehabilitation Program Development


Louis Feuer, MA, MSW


Dynamic Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

Louis Tenenbaum


HomesRenewed Coalition

Mark Chelgren, 25 year wheelchair parts designer


Ability Products

Mark Richmann, CEAC, CAPS

Vice President of Business Development, Accessibility Modifications

VGM Homelink

Michelle Huie

Founder and CEO

Vim & Vigr

Mike Lorenz

VP, Resupply


Nick Knowlton

VP, Business Development


Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Richard Schein, PhD, MPH

Research Health Scientist

University of Pittsburgh

Seth Dixon

Director of Business Development

S3 Resupply

Seymour T Turner


USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Sid Russell

Vice President

North Florida Medical Sales & Rentals

Stephanie Tanguay, OT/L, ATP

Clinical Education Specialist

Motion Concepts

Suzanne Bright, Ph.D.


Orca Solutions

Todd Bick

Vice President of Sales


Tom Knapp, Senior Attorney, Corporate Group at Brown & Fortunato


Brown & Fortunato

Vern Martell, CAPS, CEAC, CHAMP


Safe Living Solutions