2020 Spring Conference Speakers

Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft has provided more than 2800 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals. She has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to graduate and undergraduate students. Barb is the author of four books—Medical Minutiae, An Apple a Day: The ABCs of Diet and Diseases, Live a Little, Laugh a Lot, and Kiss My Asparagus—an essential guide to nutrition’s role in health and disease. Barb recently released her newest book, Laughing My Aspirin Off. 


Catherine R. "Cat" Selman

Educator. Motivator. Communicator. Consultant. Author...Catherine R. “Cat” Selman, BS, uses her dynamic personality and compelling presence to spread the message of positive, realistic, and common- sense strategies for the aging services professional. She presently serves as President and Co-owner of The Cat Selman Company, a company specializing in continuing education for healthcare professionals.

Ms. Selman received her degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, with continued graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a Corporate Management Consultant for 101 nursing homes in 7 states. With over 35 years’ experience in management, education and consultation, Ms. Selman has trained providers and surveyors in all 50 states. Since 1989, she has often been requested by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to sit on stakeholder/expert panels responsible for the revision of surveyor guidance and compliance issues. In fact, Ms. Selman participated in a CMS Expert Panel Group responsible for some of the Surveyor Guidance that is now included in the current CMS RoP. In demand, and on topic, she is considered an authority in aging services. 


Jeri Lundgren 

Jeri Ann Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT has been working in Long Term Care since 1990.  She is board certified as a CWS (Certified Wound Specialist) by the American Board of Wound Management and a CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society.  Ms. Lundgren is also a Certified Personal Trainer through Florida Gulf Coast University. She is also certified as a Functional Aging Specialist and a Certified Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Exercise Program Instructor. Her extensive background in the post-acute market nationally includes: survey management, litigation support, wound care consultation, program development, personal trainer, development of fitness programs for seniors and clinical expert for several state QIN-QIOs and Departments of Health. Her background also includes 4 years as a Director of Nurses in a Long Term Care facility.  Currently Ms. Lundgren is the President of Senior Providers Resource.


Kathleen Shepler

Kathleen is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who earned her degrees from Butler University and Purdue University. Kathleen has worked in the public school system and the home health setting, with a primary focus in skilled nursing and long-term care for over 19 years. She feels it is a great privilege to serve the geriatric population. Kathleen is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and has represented Paragon by presenting at the Indiana Speech Language Hearing Association annual conference. She has provided several educational seminars within Paragon related to the role of the SLP in fall prevention and PDPM. Kathleen has several years of various management experience at the facility level. She started with Paragon in 2012 as a staff SLP and transitioned to the Clinical Support team in September 2016, striving to support other therapists by providing education in therapy clinical documentation, Medicare compliance, and program development.


William Vaughan

In 2013 Bill Vaughan joined Remedi SeniorCare after a 26 year career with Maryland’s state survey agency. Bill was a CMS certified health facility surveyor who evaluated the care delivered in Maryland’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities for 14 years. In 2001 he became Chief Nurse of Maryland’s Office of Health Care Quality and was responsible for the clinical oversight of the agency’s approximately 120 surveyors. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1982, Bill gained clinical experience at The Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Hospitals. He has taught pharmacy and nursing students at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Towson University. Bill speaks nationally on the regulation of healthcare facilities and was on CMS expert panels which developed guidance to surveyors on pain management and end of life care. He is currently a member of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ Clinical Advisory Board for their LTC newsletter.


Deborah Lake

Deborah is a member of the BKD National Health Care Group. She concentrates on Medicare and Medicaid case-mix reimbursement and compliance in the long-term care industry and on completion and coordination of the resident assessment instrument/minimum data set (RAI/MDS). She provides clinical consulting, training and follow-up for health care providers to ensure appropriate reimbursement and regulation compliance. She has over 30 years of experience in long term care including positions as director of nursing, staff development coordinator, corporate nursing coordinator and nurse consultant. Prior to joining BKD, Deborah was a regional director of clinical reimbursement for a large long-term care corporation. She is a frequent presenter on issues related to the MDS 3.0 and SNF PPS for various state health care associations across the Midwest. She is a registered nurse (RN) and is credentialed by the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) as a Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified (RAC-CT®) and has served as a corporate master trainer for that organization. Deborah graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1979 with a Diploma in Nursing and attended Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.


Devon Brewer

Devon Brewer, HFA, MHA is the Chief Operating Officer for SafeCare. Devon received her Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the Indiana School of Medicine and is a licensed Indiana Health Facility Administrator. Devon began her geriatric healthcare career serving as Marketing and Sales Director in both long-term care facilities and hospice. After completing her training to become a Licensed Health Facility Administrator she successfully led both small and large facilities to improve their standards of care and financial standings. Devon then decided to enter the family business, SafeCare, and use her healthcare knowledge to ensure long term care facilities are protected and safe for their residents. She relies on her considerable healthcare knowledge to assist companies achieve deficiency free Life Safety Inspections. Devon and her husband reside in Fishers, Indiana with their young daughter and son.


Joseph Buckley

Joseph Buckley is Vice President of the Electronics Division for SafeCare, a service vendor in the Indiana and Kentucky market that focuses heavily on the health care industry. Joseph started his low voltage career with classes at Ivy Tech focusing on computer technology. Building computers and networks inspired Joseph to continue work in a hardware field. After 2 years in IT Joseph launched his low voltage career with SafeCare. Now Joseph is a low voltage expert with 15 years in the industry and is NICET III fire alarm certified. Over those years Joseph has designed and implemented fire alarm, nurse call, door locking, and patient wandering systems. Joseph has been heavily involved in low voltage design processes for firms such as Exceptional Living, Millers Merry Manor, and Trilogy. Personally, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and reading the Longmire series mystery books.


Lori Davenport

A native of Indiana, Lori Davenport joins the IHCA Team with an extensive background in Long Term Care Clinical Operations and Regulatory Compliance. Prior to joining IHCA, Lori worked with Life Care Services for 8 years and served as a Senior Nurse Consultant. Lori's responsibilities included directing and supporting global implementation and education of clinical programs and establishing best practices to support post-acute care strategies for a nationwide business portfolio. Lori has worked in several capacities in her 30 year nursing career including Director of Nursing Services, Director of Quality & Risk Management, and Executive Director for a Home Health agency serving a tri state area. Lori Attended Indiana University in Bloomington and earned her nursing degree at Anderson University in Anderson Indiana. Lori’s true passion is working with seniors across the health care continuum and in making a positive difference in our resident’s quality of life.  


Tammy Alley

Tammy has worked in the long term care sector since 1986. She started her career journey as a CNA and was appointed as a registered nurse in 1994. She continued to serve in multiple areas as a staff nurse, unit manager, assistant director of nursing and director of nursing.  In 2005, she began her career with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) as a Public Health Nurse Surveyor.  She received multiple promotions at ISDH and is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Survey Management for Long Term Care. 

Her passion and heart has always been Long Term Care.  Tammy says her grandparents played a huge part in my life and she took care of them for many years.  Tammy is also active as a pastor’s wife, Women’s Ministry Leader and team leader of the Celebrate Recovery Program at her church. 


Sam Glenn

Recognized as one of the leading authors and authorities on the topic of attitude, Sam Glenn has been inspiring audiences for more than 25 years. Sam is an award winning motivational speaker who paints captivating pictures during his speeches. He has a simple philosophy, an average or an awesome day is determined by our attitude every day.  Learn more about Sam by visiting SamGlennBooks.com. 




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