LeadingAge Georgia Business Connection
The Georgia Institute on Aging, LeadingAge Georgia's continuing education arm, is proud to be in partnership with the following industry leaders and experts. These are significant corporate giving partners who help to sustain the mission of the Institute through the provision of underwriting support and scholarships.
They are equally committed to our mission to deliver quality, affordable, leading-edge continuing education, information, and professional development—to ensure that Georgia's talent force, working in the full spectrum of aging services, are prepared and leaders in their craft.
We are fortunate to have a knowledge center fully focused on senior living and related services to enrich the quality of life for older Georgians. Likewise, our corporate giving partners are key collaborators in our success. Please read their profiles and connect with them for solutions within your organization:
Mauldin & Jenkins has provided audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services since 1918. We are committed to providing professional resources to the healthcare and nonprofit industries. Our culture, from the beginning, has been to provide top quality service to every client. Since the firm's inception in Albany, GA we have added offices in Atlanta, GA, Macon, GA, Birmingham, AL, Bradenton, FL and Chattanooga, TN.
Specialties: Accounting | Auditing | Tax – specializing in Not For Profits, Healthcare, Nursing Facility Billing Consulting and Training, Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reports, Reimbursement Consulting, and Receivable and General Ledger Outsourcing. The Firm also serves financial institutions, government entities, entrepreneurial services, closely-held businesses, construction companies, employee benefit plans, individual and estate tax services, manufacturing, real estate, and information assurance services
Jeff Fucito is the Partner-in-charge of Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC's Atlanta office and is the Firm's Not-for-Profit practice leader. Since joining the Firm in 1986, Jeff has specialized in providing audit and tax services to not-for-profit organization. Jeff is past Committee Chair of the Georgia Society of CPA's Not-for-Profit Training Task Force and a past board member of the Georgia Institute on Aging. Jeff has recently presented on not-for-profit tax topics to the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and the Georgia Independent College Association. Jeff resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife Jennifer and their 3 children. Jeff frequently speaks on nonprofit topics, is a trainer for the Georgia Center for nonprofits, he has significant healthcare expertise in reimbursement and financial reporting with over 30 years of experience.
Shannon MacArthur, CPA, is a partner with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC. Shannon received his BAcc and MAcc degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1998 and 1999 and now lives in Atlanta. Shannon joined Mauldin & Jenkins in 2000 as a staff accountant in the audit department. In his years with the Firm he has become primarily involved with the nonprofit and benefit plan practices, as well as HUD compliance auditing. He provides services in auditing and accounting, tax and consulting. Shannon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Georgia Society of Association Executives.
Value First Inc. is member-driven solution to purchasing in the aging services field. It gives you access to local service and national pricing while supporting your state associations. A jointly owned venture among LeadingAge and 25 State Associations, you can enroll in this program with no commitment and no purchase obligation. Value First will perform free cost studies for members to show all the areas of potential savings.
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Vanessa Ceasar, Southeast Regional Representative
LeadingAge/Value 1st Marketing
Georgia-North Carolina-South Carolina
404-421-3956 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa Ceasar is the LeadingAge/Value 1st group purchasing organization representative for Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She has over 20 years experience working with nonprofit organizations and in municipal government. Prior to moving to Georgia, Vanessa was the Director of Purchasing & Accounting for New York City's Dept. of Parks and Recreation where she was responsible for allocating the expense budget for all five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island), and for negotiating equipment and material contracts for operation of the city's 28,000 acres of municipal parkland and 14 miles of public beaches.
Parker Young Construction, Inc. and FireStar, Inc. are independent sister companies with the single common goal of providing superior service to our commercial, residential, government and military customers. Whether working as a team or independently, both share the knowledge and expertise gained from over 25 years of serving as the premiere disaster repair contractor in Georgia and the Southeast. No other company offers the same degree of experience, quality and unsurpassed service our customers come to expect from Parker Young Construction.
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Jessica Schmidt is a Major Account Executive at
The Southeast's leader in disaster recovery management, Parker Young Construction, Inc. is the most certified emergency mitigation and restoration firm in the state of Georgia. Her role as Major Account Executive focuses on supporting residential, commercial and Senior Living communities with emergency mitigation, restoration, and construction services for a one stop shop approach to your emergency preparedness and business continuity planning.
Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication.
Tad Melton, Director
ZIEGLER INVESTMENT BANKING
4801 Cox Road, Suite 102 | Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone 804-793-8487 | Cell 804-334-5810
Tad Melton is a Director in the senior living practice at Ziegler. He joined the firm in November 2012 and has 17 years of investment banking experience working with senior living and healthcare borrowers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Prior to joining Ziegler, Tad had a highly successful career in healthcare and senior living finance with BB&T and UBS Paine Webber. He has served as day-to day banker on approximately $2.75 billion of financings for CCRCs, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. Project scope included start-ups, repositionings, refinancings, acquisitions and divestitures. In the context of such experience, Tad has direct experience with fixed-rate debt (rated and unrated), variable rate debt (bank loans, BQ loans, variable rate demand bonds), bond ratings, reinvestment contracts, interest rate swaps, and third-party credit enhancement. Tad is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where he studied economics and history. He is a member of the Professional Development Committee of Leading Age South Carolina and serves on numerous boards in his local community.
We maintain, share and leverage on your behalf, our thorough knowledge of "everything marketing to seniors," and use this understanding of your audiences to persuade them to take action.
We maximize your results through the comprehensive integration of marketing services—from research and marketing planning, to branding and lead generation, to sales training and coaching—bringing just the right balance of our core disciplines to bear on your project or program.
We anticipate challenges and opportunities, and we proactively and quickly seek out the most appropriate solutions for your unique situation. We have the integrity to ramp up when you're down and down when you're up. We are there when you need us.
Tim Bracken, Vice President of Business Development &
Senior Marketing Specialist
Love & Company, Inc.
Senior Marketing Specialists
1209 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-1239, ext 1007
Tim Bracken is Love & Company's Senior Marketing Specialist and Director of Business Development. He has 23 years of experience developing extensive marketing plans and directing the advertising at some of the country's most successful CCRC's. He leads Love & Company's marketing assessment process and is part of the research team for the company's development group working with clients. Tim joined the Love team 4 years ago, and prior to that served as Erickson's Vice President of Advertising. Tim also heads up Love & Company's own business development efforts. He speaks regularly at state LeadingAge conferences on topics that have included the following topics as they relate specifically to senior living: sales, marketing, advertising, pricing strategies, and consumer research.
Bath Fitter was founded in 1984. Bath Fitter products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Homeowners and commercial customers can choose from a product line that includes acrylic bathtubs and shower liners, free standing bathtub and shower bases, acrylic seamless walls, domed ceilings, tub and shower doors, accessories and wainscoting. We offer custom solutions to meet your bathroom remodeling needs. Bath Fitter takes great pride in getting involved in the local community. Like you, our staff and management want to live and work in healthy, happy communities, and we do our share to make it a reality. We take our social responsibility seriously, whether it involves employee-related activities, direct charitable contributions or community service.
Jennifer Cook, Event Manager
6155-B Jimmy Carter Blvd; Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770-938-2700 x 2101
As the Atlanta Bath Fitter Event Manager, I truly feel I have found my calling and can allow my attributes shine to contribute to the growth of my team, branch, and company. So why do I love my multi-tasking, non-traditional working hour, heavily relied on research and go with your gut feeling career? Thinking quick on my feet and being a forward thinker is a necessity not a quality. When Plan A does not pan out, it's always important to have a plan B and C, even if that means trying something new, but still ensuring that 100% is given.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, DHG ranks among the top 20 public accounting firms in the nation. With more than 1,800 professionals in 12 states, we combine deep experience with a strong commitment to personal service. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed—and we do so through a resourceful approach to solving problems, providing solutions and helping our clients achieve their goals. For those healthcare organizations that wish to thrive in this new economy, they stand at a tipping point where the strategy and tactics they employ today will profoundly impact their opportunity for success in the years to come.
Keith Seeloff, CPA, Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Keith is the leader of the Senior Living Practice and has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on the senior living industry. Keith and his team provide business and financial advisory services such as strategic planning, financial forecasting, market demand analysis, third party reimbursement, operational audits and systems review. He has been a key participant in more than 100 continuing care retirement community (CCRC) development projects, including startup communities, existing campus repositioning and obligated group financings. Keith has conducted financial analyses of merger and acquisition transactions and financing structures to include valuations, due diligence, projection and market feasibility analyses for proposed and existing CCRCs, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other retirement housing projects. Keith is a member of AICPA and LeadingAge. He is an accomplished presenter on topics affecting acute care facilities, skilled nursing providers and home health agencies. Keith holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Ball State University.
Our mission is to start a chain reaction in which we positively impact our community one person at a time by providing technology enhanced therapies that protect and enhance the quality of life for people living with memory loss, their loved ones and caregivers. While medication may sometimes be helpful in treating Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders, the risk of side effects can often outweigh potential benefits. We looked at the risks of these medications and knew there had to be a better way. Using a blend of time-tested therapies and technology, we developed a way to improve quality of life without medications. Relaxed/Calm, Happy, Reassured, Regular and Healthy Appetite.SimpleC is based on the following therapy types music, validation, trusted voice, and reminiscence therapy.You want the best for your residents and SimpleC can help. Many products offer to entertain or solve a specific problem, but few products offer a solution to improve quality of life. We can help each of your residents – From the SimpleC Companion, where we focus on a managed daily routine, healthy habits, celebrating a life story and family interaction; to our Community Connect, where we focus on bringing your community together for activities, entertainment and sharing memories and experiences. Where specialists and training may be costly and difficult to maintain over time with new team members, SimpleC is easy to use and affordable.
Chief Executive Officer
300 Galleria Parkway, Suite 720; Atlanta, GA 30339
Dan has been transforming Senior care through media based non-drug therapy that materially improves quality of life for, and assists in the care of, seniors suffering from memory loss due to age related dementia for over a decade.
We are Select Rehabilitation, the leader of rehabilitation professionals. Employing more than 8,000 employees and providing services to approximately 600 facilities throughout 31 states, our company has become one of the nation's premier leaders in contract rehabilitation services. We provide comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services with qualified licensed professionals in a variety of geriatric clinical settings. Our therapeutic programs emphasize patient-focused, outcomes-driven care that allows patients to achieve and maintain their highest quality of life. We are
Nationally Recognized Clinical and Financial Outcomes therapy organization. To achieve this honor, our regional management teams provide unparalleled daily oversight and support to each client site we service. Our intense focus ensures that no stone is left unturned, no RUG level is missed, no long-term care resident's therapy needs go unmet, and ensures each Select Rehabilitation team maximizes clinical and financial outcomes. Our efforts have earned us an outstanding reputation of providing superior customer service to our clients through dedicated and reliable partnerships. We are proud to be the LeadingAge Georgia Partner for Therapy Services since 2007.
Amy Jones, Director of Business Development, Select Rehabilitation
2600 Compass Road; Glenview, IL 30026
Amy Jones is a former COTA that has been working in Long Term Care for over 20 years. Starting out as a CNA in a rural nursing home Amy's passion for the geriatric population grew into a career. Working in the Rehab industry since 1996, Amy has covered multiple states working in both operations and business development. Amy Lives in Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a degree in Long Term Care Health Care Administration. Amy is currently with Select Rehab and is responsible for the growth of services in 7 states including marketing guidance and support for current clients.
We truly believe THW is a unique firm. We are composed of people who are dedicated to serving other people, our clients and the community. Design excellence, attention to detail, financial stability and personal service have made THW a firm valued by clients throughout the country. Our specialties: Architecture, Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Design Led Design Build, Senior Living Design.
Think Forward, and you take a more integrated approach to design, a more comprehensive approach to planning. You work harder to anticipate market change, opportunities, and risks. You design for the whole of life and for sustainability. You bring world class innovation to over 900 commissions in 23 states and four foreign countries.
Jim Hudgins, President
2100 Riveredge Pkwy., Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30328
As President of THW Design, Jim is involved in all aspects of firm operations as well as manages many of our projects. He has over 30 years of experience in providing master planning and architectural design services for senior living projects. The only reason we've been able to pioneer so many innovations is that our clients are willing to think forward with us. We're grateful for them and for the many opportunities they have given us.