As chief executive officer of Health Dimensions Group, Mr. Shvetzoff is responsible for the oversight management of all consulting engagements and provides overall direction and expertise in the advancement of health care strategies, including the development of integrated continuums of care. Mr. Shvetzoff is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts in senior services and post-acute care. His expertise includes strategic planning and financial forecasting, management and oversight of turnaround and start-up ventures, and design and development of strategies and operation for integrated care options.
Mr. Briscoe is responsible for the coordination of the firm’s business development efforts in the areas of acquisitions and management contracts, developing business strategy, and serving on the board of directors. Mr. Briscoe brings over three decades of health care operations and business development experience to Health Dimensions Group. Mr. Briscoe has particular expertise and skill in managing start-up and turnaround projects.
Mr. Abbott has more than 20 years of health care management and consulting experience. As president of Health Dimensions Group, Mr. Abbott leads growth initiatives, develops and manages strategic relationships such as those with industry associations and state agencies, and serves as liaison to HDG managed community clients. He has provided leadership for communities ranging from small, rural nursing facilities to large, metropolitan continuing care retirement communities, and has worked with nationally renowned nonprofit and for-profit organizations and freestanding communities. Mr. Abbott received the Volunteers of America Human Service Leadership Award for his development and implementation of subacute and transitional care initiatives. Mr. Abbott’s education includes an mMBA from University of St. Thomas Center for Medical Affairs in Healthcare Management and Quality Management.
Regional Director of Operations
As regional director of operations, Austin Blilie provides direction and executive leadership to Health Dimensions Group’s managed facilities. He has direct operational responsibility for several facilities in multiple states and provides support to facility administrators.
Director, Consulting Services
Dr. Carlson advises acute and post-acute organizations on strategic design and execution of integrated care delivery and value-based payment models, including bundled payment, preferred network development, care coordination, and community medicine, linking patient-focused care with emerging reimbursement and risk-bearing opportunities with a focus on care transformation. Dr. Carlson brings more than 30 years of health care experience throughout the care continuum, including development and administration of post-acute services and communities such as continuing care campuses, skilled nursing facilities, home- and community-based services, and housing for seniors.
Director of Payment Transformation
Mr. Ellsworth has more than 30 years of experience in health care financing, delivery, and policy and leads efforts to develop value-based payment approaches for post-acute and home- and community-based providers, including the development of continuing care networks and analysis of bundled payment opportunities. He has been a policymaker in New York’s Medicaid program and a federal and state technical advisor in areas such as long-term care financing reform, episodic reimbursement, and development of process and outcome measures for home health. Mr. Ellsworth previously worked at Optum (UnitedHealth Group), where he led efforts to develop a mobile technology solution to improve quality and program integrity for home care and medical transportation providers; and at the American Hospital Association (AHA), where he analyzed the impact of payment and quality monitoring policies across the care continuum.
VP of Integrative Delivery Models
Mr. Feorene, with over 25 years of experience in health care consulting, has nationally recognized expertise in identifying and addressing the strategic and management issues in physician-led, post-acute, and community-based services and programs. His clients have included health systems and accountable care organizations (ACOs), managed care organizations, medical practices, home care agencies, and community-based providers and service agencies. Among his engagements, Mr. Feorene has worked collaboratively with these clients to create integrated delivery models that bridge location and level of care to ensure timely access to appropriate services and high-value care delivery. Mr. Feorene offers clients exceptionally strong strategic and business planning skills seasoned through multiple program implementation engagements.
Regional Director of Operations
Vicki Grant brings more than 25 years of experience, both operationally and clinically, to our clients. In her role as regional director of operations (RDO), she leads and improves the qualitative, fiscal, and overall success of communities owned and managed by Health Dimensions Group in multiple states. Prior to her role as RDO, Ms. Grant served as a nurse consultant for Health Dimensions Group and was the administrator for Villa Pines Living Center, where she had overall responsibility for an 85-bed skilled nursing facility, including developing and managing the budget process, controlling facility costs, and monitoring all financial processes for the facility. She also developed and maintained effective relationships with state survey teams and exhibited a successful survey history.
VP of Senior Care Solutions
Mr. Hull has more than 20 years of post-acute operations management experience, with particular expertise in large-scale, multi-site nursing centers and skilled nursing facility operational turnaround, as well as clinical program development, regulatory compliance, and strategic health system partnering.
VP of Consulting
Ms. Kukral has over 25 years of experience in the health care and senior living industries providing advisory services in the areas of strategic planning, turnarounds, positioning, expansion, and new product development. Having most recently worked as a strategy partner at Cleveland Clinic and earlier with Manor Health Care, she has an extensive track record with matrix-managed provider systems and brings that perspective to advisory projects. Ms. Kukral leads the development and launch of strategies to manage care across the continuum including deployment of post-acute networks and bundled payment initiatives.
VP of Marketing, Communications, & Strategic Planning
Leah Lindgren provides overall leadership and direction to the corporate marketing, communications and strategic planning division. She is accountable for leading the strategic planning process as well as the development and implementation of the marketing and communications strategy. Ms. Lindgren’s areas of expertise include health care consulting, strategic and marketing plan development, brand development, system and process improvement, and change management.
VP of Finance
Steve Nelson brings almost 30 years of finance experience to his position as vice president of finance for Health Dimensions Group, where he is responsible for overseeing all financial functions of the corporation, including the financial services provided to all owned and managed facilities as well as corporate accounting and finance activities.
VP of Consulting Business Development
Ms. Olson has more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing communications strategy. Previously, she served as senior director of customer experience at The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, supporting overall leadership of marketing, sales, customer engagement and market analysis strategy, and business-to-business/business-to-consumer strategy. Ms. Olson’s expertise includes partnering with health care businesses to increase revenue through brand development and strategy, strategic market plan implementation, Salesforce CRM implementation and strategy, and full market analysis for senior living organizations.
VP of Quality Improvement
Ann Robinson has almost 30 years of experience in long-term care and has served in various quality improvement leadership roles. As vice president of quality improvement for Health Dimensions Group, Ms. Robinson is responsible for the development, implementation, integration, and management of all quality assurance and performance improvement and redesign activities.
VP of Human Resources
Amber Rogotzke has more than 10 years of leadership experience in all human resources disciplines, including policy/program development, recruitment, benefits and compensation administration, employee/labor relations, regulatory compliance, payroll, safety, and employee development and performance management. Ms. Rogotzke provides leadership in the ongoing development of the work processes, systems, and organizational culture, specifically related to the recruitment, retention, and development of a superior workforce. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.
Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey
EVP of Consulting Practice
Ms. Hennessey, a certified gerontologist, has considerable experience in the senior health care industry, assisting care providers with initiatives to improve their business performance, as well as serving as an administrator of skilled nursing, assisted living, and senior living facilities in several states. Ms. Hennessey is active in multiple trade organizations, working to provide them with education resources, industry information, and support for members in the area of senior services. She has spoken at both state and national meetings on a variety of topics, including senior health care, health care reform, and planning for aging populations.
Regional Director of Operations