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

Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT

Clinical Education Manager-LTC


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

University of Southern California Fall Prevention Center of Excellence


Chris Bakalars


Next Day Access

Christina Throndson

Business Development Strategist


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

Centralized Operations Manager, Access & Work Comp

National Seating and Mobility

Craig Douglas

Vice President of Payer and Member Relations

VGM Government Relations

Curt Prewitt, MS, PT, ATP

Director of Education

Ki Mobility, LLC

Dan Meyer

Chief Revenue Officer

Repair Authority

Daniel Fedor

Director of Reimbursement

U.S. Rehab

David Baxter


Baxter Management

David Groll



Don Clayback

Executive Director


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

Gerry Finazzo

Regional Account Manager for IL, MI, IN, OH, FL

VGM & Associates

Greg Packer


U.S. Rehab

Greg Schuster

Product Manager

Pepper Medical, Inc

Heather Osborne

Senior Business Marketing Manager


Jamie Schmitz

Director of Claims

VGM Insurance Services

Jason Plogher

Purchasing Manager


Jason Vitulli, 14 Years of experience with BHM, Arjo and Span America

Region Manager

Span America

Jeff Palmer, ATP, CAPS

Training Manager


Jennifer Frantz


Maximus Federal Services

Jennifer Leon

Vice President Patient Collections


Jeremy Stolz


VGM Fulfillment

Jim Greatorex

Vice President

VGM Live at Home

Jim Stephenson

Director of Reimbursement

Permobil Inc

John Gallagher

VP of Government Relations

VGM Government Relations

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

VP Sales


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


Liam Lehn, AAADM Certified Trainer

Regional Sales Manager

Entrematic USA Inc.

Louis Feuer, MA, MSW


Dynamic Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

Louis Tenenbaum


HomesRenewed Coalition

Mark Chelgren, 25 year wheelchair parts designer


Ability Products

Mark Higley, MBA

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

VGM Group, Inc.

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


Paul DiMarco, APTD

VP, Organizational Development

VGM Group, Inc.

Rachel Harris

Director of Marketing

VGM Insurance Services

Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Richard Schein, PhD, MPH

Research Health Scientist

University of Pittsburgh

Ronda Buhrmester

Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement

VGM Government Relations

Sarah Hanna


ECS North

Scott Crosswhite

National Vice President of Sales


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

Timothy Quinn, RRT

Senior Director of Clinical Services


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

Wayne van Halem, AHFI, CFE


The van Halem Group