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.

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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


Andi Saptono, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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

Ashley Detterbeck

Regional Clinical Education Manager


Belinda Yandell

CGS Provider Outreach and Education

CGS Administrators LLC

Bobby Lankford

Western Sales Director

International Biophysics Corporation

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


Christina Throndson

Business Development Strategist


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

Centralized Operations Manager, Access & Work Comp

National Seating and Mobility

Cindy White

Education Consultant

Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Clint Geffert


VGM & Associates

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



Denise Leard


Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Don Clayback

Executive Director


Emily McCormack, CIC, CLCS, CISR

Director of 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 Trumm, BSN, RN, CWON

Director of Wound Care


Jamie Schmitz

Director of Claims

VGM Insurance Services

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

Region Manager

Span America

Jay Witter

Senior Vice President of Public Policy


Jeff Palmer, ATP, CAPS

Training Manager


Jeffrey Baird

Chairman, Health Care Group

Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Jeffrey Marsh

Senior Instructional Designer/Trainer

Maximus Federal

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

Joe Hayden

Regional Sales Manager


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

Kit Shellhouse

Vice President

ECS North

Kyle Walker, MHA, ATP

VP, Rehabilitation Program Development


Liam Lehn, AAADM Certified Trainer

Regional Sales Manager

Entrematic USA Inc.

Lizzy Kelly

Director of Operations

VGM Insurance Services

Louis Feuer, MA, MSW


Dynamic Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

Louis Tenenbaum


HomesRenewed Coalition

Mark Higley, MBA

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

VGM Government Relations

Mark Richmann, CEAC, CAPS

Vice President of Business Development, Accessibility Modifications

VGM Homelink

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

Emmy Award-Winning & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Scharenbroich & Associates

Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Associate Professor/Vice Chair of Education and Training

University of Pittsburgh

Michelle Huie

Founder and CEO

Vim & Vigr

Mike Lorenz

VP, Resupply


Miriam Lieber


Lieber Consulting LLC

Nick Knowlton

VP, Business Development


Nupura Kolwalkar

Chief Product Officer


Paul DiMarco, APTD

VP, Organizational Development

VGM Group, Inc.

Pawan Jaggi

Founder, CEO


Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Richard Schein, PhD, MPH

Research Health Scientist

University of Pittsburgh

Rob Baumhover

VGM Retail

Robert Gurinowitsch

Regional Sales Manager


Ronda Buhrmester

Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement

VGM Government Relations

Ryan Ball

VGM Market Data

Sara Laures

Chief People Officer

VGM Group, Inc.

Sarah Hanna


ECS North

Scott Crosswhite

National Vice President of Sales


Seth Dixon

Director of Business Development

S3 Resupply

Seymour Turner


USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Stacey Mullis, OTR/L, ATP

Director of Clinical Marketing


Stephanie Tanguay, OT/L, ATP

Clinical Education Specialist

Motion Concepts

Timothy Quinn, RRT

Senior Director of Clinical Services


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


Brown & Fortunato

Wayne van Halem, AHFI, CFE


The van Halem Group

Zach Gantt, RRT


Encore Healthcare, LLC