J'non Griffin- President & Owner
J’non Griffin is a 31-year veteran of home care as an RN. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005. She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. She has served as Director of Staff Development and Appeals for home health and hospice agencies. She has taken part in mock surveys for agencies and prepared agencies for accreditation. She has been directly involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions and many regulatory crises with state survey agencies and the intermediary. As Regional Director of Operations for a home care company, J’non was ultimately responsible for the operations of several branch agencies. She completed billing audits, supervised personnel, handled employment issues and trained managers. Part of her
responsibilities have included risk management, acting as Compliance Officer, development of policies and forms, survey compliance, appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, start-ups of parent and branch agencies, consulting with agencies on a variety of subjects and education of staff. J’non is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Board Certified Home Health-Coding (BCHH-C) ,Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C, and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer/ambassador. She is also a wound care certified (WCC) practitioner through WCEI. J’non is also on the board of Home Care Directions, and is a frequent contributor, along with an expert on Beacon’s Ask an Expert Panel. J’non has also been a contributor to the Decision Health Publication, The Diagnosis Coding Pro, and Eli’s Newsletter. She has presented several webinars, and has been a national speaker several times on varying subjects.
Tiffany Fuller- Chief Operating Officer
Tiffany has 20 years of diverse business experience. Most recently she ran a successful independent retail company. She is proficient in organizational structure, bookkeeping and accounting, staff management, business development, and marketing. Tiffany began her business experience at only 18 as General Manager of a thriving local restaurant. She was integral in building the brand within the community, hiring local youth to increase foot traffic and popularity. During her time as GM she was able to increase profitability by 50% and went on to assist opening several other restaurant locations. After this success, Tiffany moved into retail management where she learned even more aspects of business, specializing in visual merchandising and management while opening 2 new locations for the retailer. Tiffany was then employed as a manager in a local Comedy Club and responsible for sales, accounts, customer relations and staff within her department before leaving her position to marry and start a family. As a proud Marine Corps spouse, she enjoys living in the many different states across the US while raising her 3 children.
Richard Griffin-Team Leader
Richard Griffin has been a RN since 1996 . He began his nursing career in a progressive long-term care facility that catered to high acuity patients, including ventilator patients. He advanced at the facility, and held the positions of unit manager, staff development and infection control coordinator, and MDS coordinator. While in long-term care, he also served as a Director of Nursing. He also has performed as a RN in the hospital environment. Looking for a change, he ventured into the home health field, first as a case manager, then as a utilization review manager in charge of authorization and proper utilization of the patient’s care, as a clinical manager, and as an administrator. He currently has certifications in MDS 3.0, HCS-D, and HCS-O. He is versed in the operations of skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies.
Heather Calhoun- Director of Special Projects and Appeals
Heather has been in the home care industry for the past 20 years. She received her BS in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1992. She has extensive field and case management experience in both home health and hospice. Heather has held various positions in home health and hospice agencies such as, supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, staff development director and appeals auditor. She has extensive knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines. Heather has also written many policies and procedures to include standardized nursing procedures for submission to the nursing board. Performance improvement activities, auditing and development of state actions plans are also an area of expertise for Heather. She has taken the lead role in preparation of home health agencies for accreditation by the state and also CHAP.
Although, education remains Heather’s passion in this rapidly changing home health industry. Heather holds certifications in OASIS competency, COS-C and as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis, HCS-D. She currently serves as Director of Education for Home Health Solutions, LLC. She enjoys spending time with family, is an avid football fan and enjoys playing and coaching softball.
Director of Performance Improvement
Lynne is a 22 year veteran of home care as an RN and 16 Years in Home Health management. She is experienced as a Case Manager/Field Clinician, Team Leader, Branch Director and Area Director with home health. Lynne has taken part in mock surveys for agencies, and prepared agencies for accreditation with JCAHO and ACHC. She has been directly involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions and crisis intervention resulting from state surveys. As Area Director of Operations, she was responsible for the financial and clinical operations of a Parent and 4 branch offices. Lynne completed billing audits, supervised personnel, handled employment issues and trained managers. Part of her responsibilities have included risk management, HR management, survey compliance, appeals for Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, education of staff and Performance Improvement. She is currently Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C and ICD-9 coding, HCS-D. Other past experience includes Legal Research of records and analysis in preparation for litigation. Med/Surg and ER experience.
Tiffany Lawrence- Team Leader
Tiffany began her nursing career in 2010. Home Health was always the field of nursing she was interested in since she started in nursing school. To gain experience she started working as a full time staff nurse in a long-term care/rehab facility, sometimes serving as RN supervisor. She then ventured into the hospital setting to gain more experience and skills. When ready, she started her home health career, first, as a field case manager, then, moved to the position of Patient Care Coordinator. As PCC she was responsible for completing all Oasis reviews and chart audits of the branch she served. She was also responsible for the clinical coordination of patients and staff. She has taken part in both CHAPS and State surveys of the home health agency she was employed with. She holds current certifications for COS-C and HCS
Apryl Swafford - Team Leader
Apryl began her nursing career in 1993, obtaining a BSN from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Her first few years were spent learning nursing, trial by fire style, in a 16 bed ICU unit. She transitioned into home health in late 1997 working PRN and weekends while learning her way and has spent the majority of the years since working home health in some capacity. She has worked as a field clinician/case manager, clinical manager and leader of a cardiopulmonary specialty program. During her tenure at the last two positions, she was responsible for chart audits, OASIS review and coding plus management of a team of nurses, therapist and home health aides. Apryl is certified as an OASIS Specialist - Clinical (COS-C), and is a credential holder of the Homecare Coding Specialist (HCS-D) for both ICD-9 and ICD-10. During her free time, she enjoys her family (there’s a lot to enjoy with 4 children and 9 grandchildren), working on the family’s small farm and running.
Holly Kolitz - Team Leader
Holly has spent 20 years of her nursing career in home health. She started out as a pediatric private duty case manager, and then transitioned to a home health and hospice case manager. She has worked in many aspects of home health from care coordinator, to educator to director of clinical services, finally ending up in the portion of home care she loves the most, quality management coding and OASIS review. Holly is a certified Home Care Specialist-OASIS, HCS-O and a Home care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis, HCS-D both ICD-9 and ICD-10. She is currently a team leader/quality auditor for Home Health Solutions, LLC. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and dog, is an avid football fan and follows the PGA tour and looks forward to learning to play golf.
Christina Nuqui- Operations Coordinator
Christina Nuqui is a Social Worker, earning her MSW from Dominican University in 2005. As a social worker, her experience includes TBI Case Management, Foster Care Services, Elder Care and Long Term Planning, and more recently Home Health and Private Duty. Christina has over 10 years of experience managing health care professionals and patients. She began her career as a brain injury case manager, which stemmed her interest in home care. She has held roles as Brain Injury Program Director, Client Care Manager, Branch Manager, Private Duty Manager, and Home Health Adminstrator. She has been successful in the licensing and accreditation of Home Health and Private Duty agencies by focusing on creating and implementing policies and procedures to achieve outstanding levels of compliance. Her passion is creating and improving standards of home care for elderly consumers and their families.
Amy Stellhorn- Scheduling
Amy has been working in the healthcare field for 20 years. She has worked at a for profit hospital doing payroll, human resources and billing/collections. Often exceeding her goal of one million dollars per month, Amy quickly became a top producer. She has also worked for a privately owned ambulance service where she managed the office, billing and collection of private insurance. Amy prides herself on her customer relations and is constantly looking for new ways to increase customer satisfaction. Originally from Indianapolis, she, her husband and 2 of their children now live in North Carolina. She does not miss the snow and is thrilled to be able to go to the beach whenever they want.
Sophia Vujosevic attended North Central College in Naperville, IL, and obtained a BA in Psychology. Since 2001, she has held various positions in the field of Psychology and Education. She began her career working in a diagnostic youth group home as a family educator. From there, she taught preschool and then worked as a teacher’s aide in a therapeutic day school dealing primarily with children with behavioral and learning disorders. Sophia also has 7 years of experience working for a TBI Case Management agency as a brain injury case manager. She was directly involved with setting up home services for customers who have suffered from brain injury, in attempts to prevent nursing home care. She also assisted a real estate agent with marketing, scheduling, and administrative duties before obtaining a real estate license. Sophia has also worked as a substitute teacher and is a practicing real estate broker in Illinois. On her spare time, Sophia enjoys running, reading, and spending quality time with her husband and two school-aged children.
Georgia Blair- Journalist and Editor
Georgia Blair is a writer, editor and former Associated Press award-winning journalist with 18 years of experience in news reporting on politics and local government, features writing and editing.
Career highlights include 5 years as an editor in the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, where she produced numerous specialty magazines for several Southern newspapers and edited award-winning features sections before leaving the newspaper business to raise her children.
She studied journalism at The University of Alabama during the Age of Dinosaurs and was trained in content and design at the American Press Institute. Since leaving the newspaper business, Georgia has edited and produced numerous small publications in
Alabama and Virginia in fields as diverse as environmental management and advocacy, plastics recycling, family ministry and home health. When her children were younger, she wrote and produced numerous children’s theatre shows, operating a traveling performance business for preschools and a theatre-based retail shop for six years.
Georgia finds the home health field both challenging and exciting, with endless topics to write about in Home Health Solutions LLC’s expanding array of e-newsletters designed to deliver timely and helpful information to you and your agency – and she’s particularly interested in hearing what YOU would like to read about in our e-newsletters.
Marti Holthus - Team Leader
After working in various administrative roles for over 10 years, Marti started her home health journey at a Virginia Home Health Agency in 2009 with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. There she worked as an Administrative Coordinator and learned the ins and outs of OASIS and home health and attained her HCS-D coding credential. After transitioning to remote coding, she earned her COS-C OASIS certification and began working for Home Health Solutions in 2015. She has extensive experience in coding, OASIS, and Plan of Care review and has mentored fellow auditors helping them hone their review skills. In April 2018, Marti accepted a full time position with HHS as an Assistant Team Leader. She values quality, accuracy, and resourcefulness and strives to be a reliable support to her colleagues. Marti resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two sons.
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