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Board of Directors

AAPACN Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). Meet the dedicated post-acute care professionals who serve on the AAPACN Board of Directors and who help drive our mission of supporting the professional development, empowerment, and success of our members.

Step Up to Lead
The Nominating Committee is accepting applications for service on the AAPACN Board of Directors for three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2022. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 30, 2021. Learn more.

Jill Snow, MBA, BSN

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, Ethica, Atlanta, GA

Jill is a leader with extensive experience in long-term care. She has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles and has demonstrated success in conceptualizing and implementing clinical operations platforms and quality improvement programs. She is a subject matter expert in state and federal regulations.

In her current role as vice president at Ethica, she works with key stakeholders to develop system-wide internal and external strategies to ensure the organization’s success. She ensures a comprehensive and effective compliance program and provides strategic direction for clinical practice program development.

Jill received her MBA with a concentration in Health Services from Keller Graduate School of Management and her BSN from Georgia College. She is board certified in Gerontology Nursing.

Elizabeth Florczak, RN, BSN, MS, WCC, RAC-CT
Vice Chair

Director of Clinical Operations, Sterling Healthcare Management, Skokie, IL 

Beth has over 30 years of experience spanning the health care continuum. She started as a nurse technician and has worked in a number of settings including critical care, medical surgical, home care, hospice and post-acute care. She has held roles including staff nurse, nurse educator, and director of nursing. 

Beth received her RN degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana and MSN from St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the Professional and Technical Advisory Panel for Joint Commission. She is a contributor to several professional publications and conducts presentations across the U.S. on pressure ulcer and wound management. Beth has served on the board of directors of Telligen and the Illinois Catholic Health Care Association. 

Robert Moore, RN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT

Senior Business Analyst, MatrixCare, Warren, PA 

Rob has over 13 years’ experience in healthcare. He started out as a CNA in a skilled nursing facility and then attended nursing school. After obtaining his nursing degree (RN), he worked in medical/surgical, telemetry, critical care, and emergency services. Rob returned to long-term care as a rehab/skilled nursing unit manager. His experience in long-term care includes serving as MDS coordinator and director of nursing services. 

In his role as Business Analyst with MatrixCare, Rob works with internal and external stakeholders in writing specifications to develop a strong product to provide clients with an excellent Electronic Health Record. 

Rob is a Registered Nurse with multiple certifications including RAC-CT, DNS-CT, ACLS, and PALS.  Rob has multiple publications and cites related to Post Acute Care. 

Jennifer L. Scully, RN, BSN, NHA, CHRM, CCM, DNS-CT

President and CEO, Clinical Resources, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Jennifer has dedicated more than 30 years to the delivery of quality care to geriatric patients and seniors across the nation and throughout the healthcare continuum, including acute care, sub-acute care, assisted living, and long-term care.

She launched Clinical Resources in 2007 to address the critical shortage of nurses and other healthcare professionals through a unique talent management approach to meeting the need for qualified personnel in healthcare settings nationwide. She is committed to recognizing and supporting nurses and the nursing profession through her efforts to encourage “back to work” opportunities for nurses and other healthcare professionals. 

Jennifer is a registered nurse with a BSN from Jacksonville University and is a licensed nursing home administrator and a paralegal. She holds certifications in Healthcare Risk Management, Case Management, Legal Nurse Consulting, and Nursing Assessment. Jennifer has dedicated her career to quality improvement and serves thousands of patients and residents nationwide.

Barbara L. Baylis, RN, MSN, CDP, CADDCT, QCP, DNS-CT

Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Living Properties, Spring, TX

Barbara is a registered nurse experienced in the post-acute care health care environment.  She is currently chief clinical officer at Senior Living Properties, LLC. Her prior nursing executive nursing experience includes serving as senior vice president of clinical operations for Kindred Healthcare. Barbara has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Molloy College in New York and a Master of Nursing Administration and Nursing Education from the University of Wyoming. Her areas of expertise include clinical practice, clinical and nursing administration policy and procedure, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance. 

Barbara has served on various committees and subcommittees and presented at numerous workshops and conventions. As a member of the CMS Technical Expert Panel (PEP), she was part of the QAPI demonstration project. She served as chair of the AHCA Clinical Practice Committee and co-chair of the Nurse Executive Council. Barbara has been a National Quality Award Examiner since 1996. She also served on the AHCA Quality Program Board of Overseers, was a member of the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence Operating Committee, and served as a KYCPE award application examiner. In 2012, Barbara was honored with the Mary K. Ousely Champion of Quality Award from AHCA. She has authored the QAPI Toolkit and co-authored Continuous Quality Improvement: Using the Regulatory Framework.


Continuing Life, Corporate Clinical Nurse Coach, Vista, CA

Nancy Beecham joined Continuing Life in 2014 as the Clinical Coach. She is a Certified Gerontological Nurse who has chosen long-term care as her field of practice for the past 37 years. She has worked in nursing for more than 44 years, beginning as a ward clerk and has more than 35 years of experience in nursing administration, with an extensive background in gerontological nursing. She has held numerous state and national positions within many various organizations, including receiving the 2015 Circle of Honor Award from the San Diego Health Care Association, being honored as the National Association Directors Of Nursing Administration's 2012 Nursing Administrator of the Year, serving as the President of the California Chapter for the National Association Directors Of Nursing Administration (NADONA) in Long Term Care, and is the Immediate Past President of the Nurses Council of California.

Nancy has worked as a consultant to numerous governors, senators, and assembly-persons, sharing her knowledge and advice on issues regarding the effects that pending laws and regulations will have on direct resident and patient care. Having served on the California Board of Registered Nurses for four years, she is very conscientious of how important it is to make a difference in the delivery of healthcare in our nation, and to the education of future nurses who will be working in long-term care.

Rosanna Benbow, RN, CCM, CIC, DNS-CT, RAC-CT

MDS Consultant/ Post Acute Care Consultant, TLC Management, Marion, IN

Rosanna (Rosie) has over 23 years’ experience in healthcare specializing in Post-Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Rosie spent time in roles such as Certified Nurses Aid, Medical Records to MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Case Mix Auditor, MDS Consultant and Managed Care Specialist.

Rosie is a Registered Nurse and is certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator and Director of Nursing Services through AAPACN. She is also a Certified InterACT Champion and a Certified Case Manager. She provides education in partnership with LeadingAge Indiana. She serves on several subcommittees for LeadingAge Indiana and Indiana Health Care Association.

Rosie is seasoned in teaching accurate assessment in accordance with CMS RAI Manual guidelines, managing Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement for up to 20 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Indiana/Florida, and coordinating Managed Care relations/contracts. She is currently providing MDS training, MDS Interim Services and MDS Consultation through Leading Transitions Post Acute Care Consultation and Staffing.

Mary Ellen Dellefield, PhD, RN

Research Nurse Scientist, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Clinical Professor, Haun School of Nursing and Health Science, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Mary Ellen has been actively involved in long-term care nursing since 1985. She has worked as a charge nurse, MDS coordinator, director of nursing, director of staff development, and infection control nurse. Her experiences have been in governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.

Because of her deep commitment to improving the practice environment for nurses working in long-term care settings, she furthered her educational preparation. This included a MS, PhD, post-doctoral fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and a Career Development Award from VA Health Services Research and Development. Mary Ellen has published papers on topics relevant to the practicing nurse, including care planning, the MDS, QAPI, and RN staffing. She has conducted research studies with a focus on prevention of pressure ulcers and nursing practice. 

Janet K. Feldkamp, JD, BSN, RN, LNHA, CHC

Partner, Benesch Attorneys at Law, Columbus, OH

Janet focuses her law practice in the area of healthcare law, including long-term care survey and certification, state and federal regulation, physician and nurse practice, and fraud and abuse involving hospitals, suppliers, insurers, and physicians.

She retains active licenses as a registered nurse and nursing home administrator. Janet is a member of the editorial board of Caring for the Ages, a monthly newspaper for long-term care practitioners, and is a frequent writer and speaker on health law and related topics, particularly in the area of long-term care. She is a coauthor of Post-Acute Care Handbook: Regulatory, Risk and Compliance Issues, 2015, published by the American Health Lawyers Association.

Janet was awarded her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law and her BSN from the University of Missouri. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Columbia Bar Association, and Ohio State Bar Association. She is the past president of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. 

Jeanne Gerstenkorn, RN, BSN, MSN, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, QCP

Senior Vice President of Health & Wellness, Presbyterian Manors of Mid America, Wichita, KS

Jeanne been in long term care for almost twenty years, serving in multiple nursing roles from charge nurse to executive, including QA nurse, DON, clinical reimbursement, and informatics. Over the course of her career, she has worked in ICU, private practice, and long-term care. Jeanne has both a BSN and a Masters in Nursing. She became a nurse to make a difference and hopes to make a difference to nurses in long-term care by serving on the board of directors. 


Director of Clinical Reimbursement, LeaderStat, Powell, OH

Scott is the director of clinical reimbursement for LeaderStat and brings over 25 years of healthcare experience and is recognized for his expertise in the RAI process and clinical reimbursement. Scott’s consulting work includes performing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reviews and educational programs for skilled nursing facilities and multi-facility operators. Scott has experience in and has testified as an expert witness in a large Medicare dispute case and has also assisted in Corporate Integrity Audits and corporate compliance reviews. Scott is a member of AANAC’s (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination) Expert Advisory Panel, recognized as a Master Teacher through AANAC for their RAC-CT MDS certification courses, and sits on the board as the President of OANAC (Ohio Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators).

Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

President, Celtic Consulting, LLC and CEO/founder, Care Transitions, LLP, Torrington, CT

Recognized as an industry leader in clinical reimbursement for long-term care, Maureen has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years with experience as an MDS coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director, and Medicare biller. Maureen is the immediate past-president for the Association of Long Term Care Financial Managers, is the Medicare and MDS 3.0 advisor for several state affiliates, and is an advisor to the J13 Medicare contractor National Government Services Provider Advisory Group. She is also an editorial advisor for HCPro. Maureen received the ACHCA 2018 Education Award. 

Publications authored by McCarthy include Medicare Audits: A Survival Guide for SNF (2016), 5-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users Guide (2017), and a fifth publication of Medication Reconciliation (2018). 

Kelton Swartz, BS, RAC-CT

Regulatory Strategist, Cerner, Kansas City, MO

Kelton has a strong knowledge of the senior care industry and has been actively involved since he was 18. He is a long-term care speaker, educator, and advocate.

Over the course of his 19-year long-term care career, Kelton has held various roles around developing, supporting, and consulting with long-term care software and applications. In his first five years, he was an associate with Swartz and Associates/Swartz Software Systems before it was acquired by Plante Moran; he continued with the Plante Moran Clinical Group for another eight years. For the past six years, he has worked with Cerner as program manager, solution designer, and, currently, strategist within the Long-Term Care Business Unit.

He has spent years working with LTC providers and RAI coordinators, going back to the days of MDS 2.0. As a regulatory strategist, he is aware of the current and future regulations that members face, as well as what opportunities and challenges will likely come in the future.

Kelton is engaged with providers and RAI coordinators across the country and works with them to support their goals and successes. In his current role as a leader and regulatory strategist, he oversees software development, provides staff education, and is the education liaison between hospital, home health, and long-term care software developers.

Kelton received his bachelor’s in Business and Applied Economics from Ohio State University.

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