2018 Speakers & Programs

Gina Mazza

Gina Mazza, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Partner, Director of Regulatory & Compliance Services, Fazzi Associates

"The Workforce Crisis That Is Inevitable: Employee Engagement Best Practices to Put into Place Now"

Mazza is a national leader on regulatory and compliance issues. She manages one of the largest OASIS and compliance groups in the country. She has spearheaded a number of Fazzi’s national best practice initiatives and serves as the clinical expert on Fazzi’s National State of the Industry Study. Follow her on Twitter @FazziAssociates.

Melanie Stover

Melanie Stover, OT, MBA, MS/ISM

Owner, Home Care Sales, Inc.

"Post-Acute Care Collaboratives: How to Get a Seat at the Table"

Stover has led numerous workshops and field training programs for clients, focusing on training clinicians to be better salespeople and training professional salespeople to produce more in less time through account management, successful selling skills, personal branding, time management, and improved customer service. Follow her on Twitter @melaniestover or @Home_Care_Sales.

Laura Adams

Laura Adams

Pesident and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

"Our Data, Their Stories: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare"

Laura Adams is the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation. RIQI was named a CMS Practice Transformation Network, one of only 29 in the nation. She is the Massachusetts appointee to the Oversight Council for the MA Center for Health Information and Analysis and has served on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation.

Pat Gallant-Charette

Pat Gallant-Charette


"You Can If You Try"

Pat has completed five out of seven of the world’s toughest open water swims, including the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, California’s Catalina Channel and Japan’s Tsugaru Channel. In 2016, Pat was nominated for World Open Water Swimmer Woman of the Year and for the Global Marathon Swimmers Federation Solo Swim of the Year for her record setting North Channel swim.

Kathy Gruver

Kathy Gruver, PhD

Self-Care for the Caregiver: Enhance Health, Improve Productivity & Beat Burnout

"Self-Care for the Caregiver: Enhance Health, Improve Productivity and Beat Burnout"

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the award-winning author of seven books including: Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications on over 250 radio and TV shows. In 2015, she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military.