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 2022! Learn more about Heartland Conference's handpicked presenters and the topics they’ll be discussing below.




2022 Keynote Speaker: Devin Henderson, CSP

Title/Position: Award-Winning Entertainer, Keynote Speaker, and Igniter of Untapped Potential

Company: Devin Henderson I Peak Performance

About Devin Henderson:Part magic and mentalism show, part inspirational keynote, take a break from the worries of the day while breaking free of your perceived limits, as you discover the mindset and practices to realize your greatness like never before

What would you do and who would you be if you believed anything was possible for you?  What if you could reclaim and even expand your full potential at anytime?  What if your truest potential was bigger, richer and more satisfying than you had previously envisioned?

Join seasoned speaker and performer Devin Henderson for an unforgettable experience of entertainment meets inspiration.


Adam Clark

Business Development Manager


Amy Streeter

VP, Talent Acquisition

VGM Group

Ashley Brown

Senior Director of Operations


Ashley Detterbeck, DPT, ATP/SMS

Regional Clinical Education Manager


Bobby Lankford

Western Division Director of Sales

Tactile Medical

Brandon Evans, RRT

Clinical Sales Specialist


Cara Bachenheimer

Brown & Fortunato

Carrie Proffitt, RRT

VP of Clinical Operations

Encore Healthcare

Cheryl Henninger, BHA, RRT, ACHE

Director of Operations, Strategy, and Innovation

Geroulds Healthcare Center/Community Cares Health Solutions

Christa Miehe



Cindy White

DME Education Consultant

Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Colene Elridge, MBA


Be More Consulting, LLC

Craig Douglas

Vice President of Payer & Member Relations

VGM Government Relations

Curt Prewitt, MS, PT, ATP

Director of Education

Ki Mobility

Dan Fedor

Director of Reimbursement and Education

U.S. Rehab

Dave Lyman, RRT

SVP of Member Success

VGM & Associates

Deanna Shafer, LISW

Mental Health Therapist

UnityPoint Health Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center

Denise Leard, Shareholder, Brown & Fortunato (Health Care Group)


Brown & Fortunato

Dominik Rechenberg

Sales Manager

American Breast Care

Eric Kulikowski

Leader Development Coach, Facilitator and Chaos Commander

Dare To Be Amazing

Gerry Finazzo

Regional Account Manager

VGM & Associates

Greg Packer


U.S. Rehab

Heather Trumm, BSN, RN, CWON

Director of Wound Care

VGM Wound Care

Jared Chevraux, Certified Environmental Access Consultant

Executive Vice President

JTEK Solutions Group, LLC

Jared Eardley, MBE, RRT

Director of Patient Services

Norco Inc

Jason Ivey

Account Manager

Motif Medical

Jay Witter

Senior Vice President of Public Policy


Jeffrey Baird, J.D., Shareholder, Brown & Fortunato (Health Care Group)


Brown & Fortunato

Jennifer Leon

Vice President Patient Collections


Jeremy Kauten, MBA

Chief Information Officer

The VGM Group, Inc.

Jessica Pedersen, OTD, MBA, OT/L, ATP/SMS, FAOTA

Director Clinical Education/ North America

Sunrise Medical

Jim Bland, CAPS


Seniors Home Services

Jim Greatorex

Vice President

VGM Live at Home

Jimmy Miner

Sr. Director Business Development Strategic Partnerships


Joey Graham, MBA

Chief Revenue Officer


John Gallagher, BS, MBA

Vice President

VGM Government Relations

John Richards

VP of Strategic Alliances & Sales Operations


Joshua Schneiderman

Director of Marketing

VGM Forbin

Judie Roan

Provider Relations Senior Analyst

CGS Administrators, LLC

Katie Stevens


Reliable Medical Supply

Kelly Grahovac, MBA

General Manager

The van Halem Group

Kelsey Burke, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Human Resources

VGM Group, Inc.

Ken Hodel

VP, Product Development


Kyle Nelson, BS, MBA


Reliance Medical

Kyle Walker, ATP

VP, Rehabilitation Program Development

VGM Homelink

Mark Higley

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

VGM Government Relations

Mark Richmann, CEAC, CAPS

Vice President of Business Development, Accessibility Modifications

VGM Homelink

Mary Sand, PhD, physical therapist


Sand Consulting LLC

Mike Lorenz

VP, Resupply


Miriam Lieber


Lieber Consulting LLC

Nick Knowlton

VP, Business Development


Nikki Jensen

Vice President

Essentially Women

Paul DiMarco

VP, Organizational Development

VGM Group, Inc.

Richard Schein, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist

University of Pittsburgh

Rob Baumhover

Director, VGM Retail


Robert Gurinowitsch

Regional Program Manager


Ron Hosp, MS, RRT

Respiratory Consultant


Ronda Buhrmester

Sr Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement

The VGM Group

Ryan Ball


VGM Market Data

Sarah Hanna


ECS North

Shane Rogan

Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics

VGM & Associates

Sunil Krishnan

Vice President Revenue Cycle Management


Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

Rehabilitation Clinic Manger

OSU Medical Center

Ty Bello


Team At Work

Wayne van Halem, AHFI, CFE


The van Halem Group

Zach Gantt, RRT, FAARC


Encore Healthcare