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Midwest Post-Acute Executive Leadership Summit 2023

Featured Keynote Speaker

Douglas Olson, PhD, President and CEO of The Vision Centre

Session Topic:  The Imperative of Today for Leadership Tomorrow

The need for a capable and robust pool of future senior living leaders is paramount for the success of the broader spectrum of senior care and services. A strategic approach to this workforce issue is both critical and necessary for the profession to thrive in the years ahead. A new spirit of collaboration exists to solve this problem and is being fostered with progressive providers, Universities, associations, and other interested stakeholders across the country. Participants will gain knowledge about the context and driving forces of this leadership labor issue and solutions being advanced. They will also learn about ways to be involved and make progress within their own organizations.

Dr. Douglas Olson is the President and CEO of the Vision Centre. The non-profit is focused on leadership development for aging services.The Vision Centre has been established to help grow academic programs in senior living leadership across the country in partnership with senior care and service organizations and affiliated associations. For the past 22 year, he was with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s nationally recognized health care administration program and the Director of the Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence.

Under his leadership, the Center launched several national efforts to provide opportunities for students and emerging leaders from programs around the country to benefit from experiences and initiatives in partnership with the field. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration with a dual minor in Management and Aging Studies, and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Dr. Olson has given numerous national and regional presentations and been published in a variety of publications. He is involved in applied research efforts focusing on leadership, organizational roles and best practices in leadership development in the health and aging services field. Dr. Olson has also served on numerous professional and organizational boards. Before joining the UWEC faculty, Olson was the community administrator responsible for operations of a long-term care campus in Minnesota. He has 20 years of direct experience working and consulting with various types of health care organizations.

Other Featured Industry Speakers will Include:

  • Dr. Scott Wigginton, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Counseling
  • Bob Lane, CNHA, FACHCA. President & CEO
  • Michelle Grachek, M.Ed, CAE
  • Jaime Redman, NP-C

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Meet the Speakers

Scott Wigginton, Professor of Pastoral Ministries & Counseling

Session Title: The Enneagram at Work: Mapping the Geography of Relationships

These two sessions will explore and apply the ancient tool of the Enneagram as it relates to helping persons gain greater insights into themselves and others. Participants will learn about the enneagram, gain insight into the nine types, begin to identify their unique number, and develop skills in both assessing others and learning how better to successfully navigate relationships with colleagues and employees, as well as family and friends.

Dr. Scott Wigginton currently serves as Professor of Pastoral Ministries & Counseling at Campbellsville University and as Executive Director of Winterpast Counseling, Inc. A dually licensed marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselor, as well as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Dr. Wigginton has earned two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has directed two counseling centers for over 30 years and has taught for 25 years on both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Married to Elizabeth for 37 years, he has three adult children. Over the years, Dr. Wigginton has traveled, taught, adventured, and led events in 47 states and 46 countries. He has taught the Enneagram for almost 30 years.

Michelle Grachek, M.Ed, CAE and Bob Lane, MA, CNHA, FACHCA

Session Title: Updates from the Profession – How ACHCA and NAB Help Us Stay Standing

At the end of this session, attendees will:

  • Describe the efforts being made by ACHCA and NAB (individually and collaboratively) to enhance the preparation and ongoing professional development of administrators.
  • Apply key concepts to their personal professional development plan.
  • Identify resources available through both associations to ensure future use for their individual practice.

Michelle B. Grachek, M.Ed., CAE, is the President of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Michelle works in collaboration with NAB’s volunteer leadership to provide strategic direction and governance expertise to the organization. As part of Bostrom Corporation, the association management company managing NAB’s operational needs, Michelle utilizes her educational background to design and implement innovative tools to facilitate NAB initiatives as well as those of other clients. As a former public-school educator and chief operating officer (COO), Michelle has over 20 years of professional and regulatory association experience. Prior to joining the NAB team, Michelle was the Director of Operations with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Michelle earned her Master’s (M.Ed.) as well as her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Education from Clemson University. She is a strong advocate for those who are among the most vulnerable with the nation, inclusive of the disabled/elderly population and homeless animals.

Robert Lane is the President and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). A seasoned post-acute care executive, he has been involved in health care for more than 39 years, and long-term care for over 35 years as an administrator, field trainer, Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) project manager, speaker, and consultant. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Administration from the University of Kansas, and a Graduate certificate in Gerontology and master’s degree in Health and Human Services Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Fellow and immediate past chair of the Board in the American College of Health Care Administrators. Nationally, Bob serves as a member of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes’ board, a member of the Vison 2025 steering committee and the National Institute for C.N.A Excellence (NICE) advisory board.

Jaime Redman, NP-C

Session Title: Value Based Partnerships

Overview of value based programs, performance networks and why it’s important to partner and collaborate with health systems The future of value based partnerships and why it’s important to prepare now CMS’ outlook for the future.

Session Title: How to build relationships and attract health systems to partner with your facility

Where to start internally to prepare for partnerships in VBP

  • SNF self assessments to identify opportunity to improve processes
  • Training of facility staff – types of training
  • Clinical support utilization in community and Medical Director engagement
  • Clinical program initiatives

    What Health Systems are looking for when considering network partners

  • Meeting at mutual places – Alignment of shared goals with hospitals
  • Specialty units and health systems – how to select what to focus on
  • High quality care metrics – who is tracking what?
  • NP groups and on-call providers – pros and cons for facilities and the hospital

Jaime Redman is a nurse practitioner and executive leader who has been in healthcare for over 15 years and working in value-based program development and improvement for the last 9 years. She has helped to develop and grow population health programs and consulted with many health systems as a subject matter expert to implement best practice processes and workflows across care sites. Jaime is a primary care provider in the Evansville, IN area for a value-based care clinic and sits on the board of directors for community support organizations.

    General Sessions


    • Networking Reception Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


    • Networking Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Session 2: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    • Lunch and Exhibit Hall: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Session 3: 1:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m.
    • D3 Networking Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


    • Networking Continental Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Session 2: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3: 12:30 p.m – 2:00 p.m.

    *Estimated 10 CEUs. The NAB continuing education hours are approximates. Times and details are subject to change.