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.

Andrea Stark

Member/Reimbursement Consultant

MiraVista, LLC

Ashley Detterbeck, DPT, ATP, SMS

Regional Clinical Education Manager

Permobil Inc

Cathy Carver, PT, ATP/SMS

Executive Director

Clinician Task Force

Chuck Williams

Executive VP of HME Operations

Williams Bros

Daniel Fedor

Director of Reimbursement

U.S. Rehab / VGM

Don Clayback

Executive Director


James Philpott

EZ Access

Jared Chevraux

Chief Operating Officer

JTEK Solutions Group

Jennifer Leon

Vice President Patient Collections


Jim Greatorex

Vice President

VGM Live at Home

Jim Stephenson

Director of Reimbursement

Permobil Inc

Kelly Grahovac, MBA

General Manager

The van Halem Group

Mark Higley, MBA

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

VGM Group, Inc.

Mike Mallaro


VGM Group Inc

Nathan Colburn


Accessible System

Nicole LaBerge, PT, ATP

Level III Senior Physical Therapist

Hennepin Healthcare

Paul DiMarco, APTD

VP, Organizational Development

VGM Group, Inc.

Rick Lair

President and Managing Partner

Challenge Specialties Inc.

Rob Horkheimer, MPT


BILD Bridgeway Independent Living Designs

Ron Hosp, MS, RRT

Vice President, National Accounts

Breathe, LLC

Ronda Buhrmester

Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement

VGM Group

Sarah Hanna


ECS North

Timothy Quinn, RRT

Senior Director of Clinical Services


Tony Ross

Sr. Marketing Manager

Philips Respironics

Wayne van Halem, AHFI, CFE


The van Halem Group

Wes Wheeler

President, UPS Healthcare