We’re excited to announce Seniorlink & Caregiver Homes is now Careforth.Read our story
"I stand with the Caregiver Nation in service of families caring for loved ones." As President and CEO of Careforth, Matt is responsible for strategy, culture, and overall company performance. Prior to Careforth, Matt served as President and CEO of Further, one of the largest Health Spending Account administrators in the country. Matt also served in numerous other executive positions, including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sales Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Matt holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Matt is a former board member of the Y of the North, The Consortium Health Plan, CCS TPA, and Blue Cross Financial. He is also a 2011 recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award.
Thomas Boelsen is Chief Financial Officer at Careforth. For over 35 years Tom has held financial leadership and consulting roles at leading health care services companies in a range sectors including home care, palliative care, hospice, and pharmaceutical support services. Tom's previous roles include Chief Financial Officer at Carecentrix, a home health coordination company, and Chief Financial Officer at Olsten Health Services, now Gentiva, the nation's largest provider of home health, hospice and community care services.
"I stand with the Caregiver Nation by collaborating with the Careforth team to provide excellent services, support, and technologies that keep care at home."As Chief of Staff, Tricia is responsible for streamlining strategic initiatives, overseeing program management, aligning objectives, and partnering with the leadership team to advance Careforth's strategy and extend the caregiver movement. Prior to Careforth, Tricia led enterprise transformation initiatives at Tufts Health Plan/Point32Health across multiple lines of business (Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial). Her key areas of focus were Harvard Pilgrim Health Care integration, pharmacy operations, medical/behavioral health integration, and utilization management. She has held other leadership positions in information technology and financial services as well over the past 20 years. Tricia has served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman in Massachusetts, advocating for older adults' right to live with dignity and respect. She earned her MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
I stand with Caregiver Nation because I can think of no better mission within the health care industry than to enrich the lives of caregivers and their families. Having spent his entire career in the health care industry and serving his country on active duty in the United States Navy, Eric has the humanity, compassion and commitment to serve. In his role as Careforth's Chief Growth Officer, he spans areas throughout the country seeking families and caregivers that would benefit most from the vast array of support services the company provides. Eric spent most of his career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota where he led the sales strategy to retain and grow membership in the Commercial, Medicare and Individual markets. Prior to joining Careforth, he served as Chief Growth Officer at Learn to Live and Further, both located in Minnesota. Learn to Live helps people who are suffering from mental health problems. Further, a Health Equity company, is a national health savings administrator. Eric served in the United States Navy on active duty for four years and spent another four years in the active reserves. He is a graduate of the United States Navy Leadership and Management Program and a veteran of the Gulf War. We thank Eric for his service.
"I stand with the Caregiver Nation by revering the dignity and importance of caregiving as I recognize its life changing force." Byron founded Careforth to provide elders and those living with disabilities with the choice to receive care at home. The business idea was born out of the The MENTOR Network model, which Byron founded to support families caring for troubled teens and developmentally disabled adults. MENTOR now operates in 35 states generating $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Byron recognized the need for better care options when he witnessed his grandfather's loss of independence upon moving to a nursing home. His resulting belief - that every person has the right to age with dignity, including the option to live out his or her life at home - was the impetus for Careforth's founding in 2000.
Once a family caregiver myself, I stand with Caregiver Nation to serve caregivers in a very personal and meaningful way as they care for their loved ones at home." As Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Careforth, Nathan sees technology as an enabler to transforming and strengthening the caregiver's ability to secure quality care and improve health outcomes for their loved ones in ways they never thought possible. Leaning on technical innovation to solve barriers to care also results in scalable solutions, which enables Careforth to serve the greater good by supporting more family caregivers and helping people throughout the country live better lives. Nathan has a proven track record for building digital experiences that delight customers, demonstrate impact and provide scalable services. He has developed technology strategies for companies like Target, Carlson Marketing Worldwide, Deloitte Consulting and Cargill. His most recent position was at YMCA of the North in Minneapolis, the third-largest YMCA association in the world, where he served as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. There he was responsible for consumer and product technology strategies.
"I stand with the Caregiver Nation by creating and enabling a corporate culture of compliance and privacy that gives caregivers peace of mind that we are following the law and that their data and their loved ones' data is protected." As Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Amy oversees all regulatory, privacy and compliance matters for the organization. She provides guidance and oversight of various related programs and activities, including critical certifications and accreditations. Amy is a licensed attorney with experience in health care and state-based compliance. Prior to Careforth, Amy worked for NantHealth, Inc., a healthcare IT company offering payer/provider collaboration solutions. At NantHealth, Amy was the Director of Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, where she created the foundation of compliance, ethics, and privacy programs for the company. Previously, she worked as Senior Counsel for the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General as well as Assistant Attorney General for the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General. Amy holds a JD from Northeastern University and a bachelor's from William and Mary.
"I stand with Caregiver Nation by valuing family caregivers for their many contributions, and by enabling States and managed care organizations to deliver solutions that support caregivers to do what they do best." Rachel leads Careforth's business development activities in government programs working primarily with State Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations to implement solutions that support family caregivers. She also develops and implements our engagement strategy with State and Federal agencies. Her career in health care administration includes more than 20 years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Rachel served a dual role as the Director of the Office of Long Term Care for the Medicaid agency and as Assistant Secretary for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, directing the administration of Medicaid, State, and Federally-funded programs that deliver home, community and institutional long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities through fee-for-service and fully-integrated (Medicaid and Medicare) delivery systems.
"I stand with the Caregiver Nation because caregivers are all around us. They commit selflessly and serve as the foundation of our health care system." Tom Riley served as CEO of Careforth from 2009-2021, bringing his vision and expertise to the next generation of innovative care. As Chairman of the Board, he remains committed to enriching the lives of caregivers and their families. He brought more than three decades of leadership experience in health care services and proprietary education to Careforth as a former board member and interim Chairman/CEO of Brown schools, which provides specialized residential treatment and education programs for at-risk youth. Tom was also CEO of Care Advantage, a provider of high-cost case management services, and he served as CFO and CEO of MENTOR. In 2017, Tom was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's inaugural Council to Address Aging. Comprised of leaders across public and private sectors, the Council focuses on developing a plan to improve efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts and achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. Tom also serves on the Boards of Ageless Innovation, Strategic Venue Partners and In Home Therapy.
Having watched my mom care for her mother who suffered from dementia, I stand with Caregiver Nation because I know firsthand the importance of having highly skilled, compassionate care teams that are committed to supporting caregivers and their families. It's with this knowledge, along with the drive to create an inclusive work environment where people thrive, that Mary Schafer leads Careforth's People and Culture Team. In this role, she is responsible for building and implementing people strategies, programs and practices that align with Careforth's business strategy and that best positions the company to succeed. With more than 20 years in human resources within the health care industry, Mary brings new ideas and programs to Careforth, including a health and wellness program for associates and a formal development program for leaders. Before joining Careforth, Mary was a member of the Human Resources leadership team at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health plan in New England. Her work, as part of that team, led to the company being named on the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" list for 13 consecutive years.
I stand with the Caregiver Nation because I am passionate about helping individuals with complex needs live at home for as long as safely possible by supporting their caregivers through high quality clinical programs and innovative models of care. Katherine Tardiff is a Gerontological Nursing Practitioner with over 17 years' experience providing clinical care and holding leadership positions in provider and payer healthcare organizations. She is passionate about providing person-centered care for older adults and their caregivers and helping them to live in their community for as long as safely possible. In her current role, Katherine led efforts resulting in Careforth's Caregiver Homes becoming the first organization in the U.S. to be awarded the three-year Accreditation status for Case Management with Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Distinction. Her background as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner has provided her the foundation to offer unique clinical insights into the quality and operational aspects of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), both from a provider and payer lens. Prior to Careforth, Katherine was the Senior Manager of Clinical Operations for Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options (SCO), a health plan designed to support the needs of older adults who are eligible for Medicaid.
As a caregiver, I stand with Caregiver Nation and the millions of families seeking support to care for their loved ones. I have lived their need for Home and Community-Based services and I commit to this organization and caregivers nationwide that I will do all that I can to support them and the monumental responsibility that they have assumed. Since joining Careforth in 2014, Kelli has been a passionate and influential leader who has contributed to the exponential growth of Careforth services in roles that include State Director, Executive Director, Regional Vice President and Senior Vice President. Her commitment to supporting family caregivers stems from her personal experience as a caregiver and her passion for commitment to excellence and quality of care. Kelli has over 25 years of experience working with older adults and individuals with developmental disabilities and her goal is to reach as many family caregivers as possible to share the resources available to them. Prior to joining Careforth, Kelli spent eighteen years working for CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, the largest Area Agency on Aging in Indiana, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer. An Indiana native, Kelli and her wife, Michelle enjoy travel, time with friends and committing their resources to those that need and deserve a hand-up.
"I stand with Caregiver Nation because I am passionate about supporting the critical and selfless role that caregivers play in providing care to family members and loved ones at home." As Chief Strategy Officer, Lisa is responsible for championing and leading strategic initiatives to drive our success. Lisa comes to Careforth with an extensive background in health care, and demonstrated success in leading strategic planning and execution. She most recently joins us from HealthEquity where she served as Vice President of Integration Management. Prior to that, Lisa was the Chief Strategy Officer at Further where she was responsible for leading strategic planning functions. Additionally, Lisa held various leadership positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota.
“I stand with Caregiver Nation because millions of families seek and deserve support caring for their loved ones. I want them to know they are not alone. We're a shoulder they can lean on.” As Senior Vice President of Marketing, jMatt is responsible for leading the marketing strategy, championing the brand, and shaping our go-to-market strategies to help drive growth for the organization. With more than 20 years of experience, jMatt joins the team from Riva Partners, a strategic growth consultancy he founded dedicated to designing brands, experiences, and products in healthcare and financial services. Prior to that, jMatt led Keil Consulting Group, a company he founded that focused on delivering brand strategy, creative development, and business development. jMatt was also a creative director at Target where he led creative and agency teams in digital marketing.
Mr. Murphy is a Founding Partner of NSC and a General Partner of NewSpring Health Capital. Mr. Murphy brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, general management, M&A and private equity investment experience, with a strong background in business strategy, investment structuring, organizational growth and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining NewSpring Capital in 2002, Mr. Murphy founded Acquisition Management Services, Inc. ("AMS"), a diversified corporate development advisory firm focusing on middle-market companies. AMS closed more than 330 acquisitions for its buy side clients. He also founded two venture-backed startups, WordWave, a legal court reporting and broadcast captioning leader (later sold to Merrill Corp.) and Precyse Solutions, a provider of medical transcription and health information services to acute care hospitals. Previously, Mr. Murphy held executive positions for several healthcare service companies, most notably NovaCare, Inc., Heritage Health Systems and Partners National Health Plans. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NSH portfolio companies, ContinuumRx Services, Inc., Careforth, SUN Behavioral Health, Inc., and Verisma Systems, Inc. In addition, he serves on the Foundation Board for the State University of New York, Cortland. Mr. Murphy received a B.S. in science from the State University of New York at Cortland.
I stand with the Caregiver Nation by revering the dignity and importance of caregiving as I recognize its life changing force. Byron founded Careforth to provide elders and those living with disabilities with the choice to receive care at home. The business idea was born out of the The MENTOR Network model, which Byron founded to support families caring for troubled teens and developmentally disabled adults. MENTOR now operates in 35 states generating $1.5 billion in annual revenue. Byron recognized the need for better care options when he witnessed his grandfather's loss of independence upon moving to a nursing home. His resulting belief - that every person has the right to age with dignity, including the option to live out his or her life at home - was the impetus for Careforth's founding in 2000.
As a general partner of Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Elliot has more than 30 years of high-technology experience, serving the industry in key roles including venture backer, founder and leader. Previously, Elliot was a general partner at Kodiak Venture Partners, serving on the boards of Watchfire, Newforma and Spaceclaim. Elliot has been instrumental in the success of some of New England's most successful software companies. He founded Myteam.com, a marketing/media company that is now part of the Active Network. He was also CFO at SolidWorks, and CFO of Atria Software, where he led an IPO and a $1 billion merger. As CFO of Epoch Systems, he managed the company's merger with EMC. Elliot also serves on the boards of Onshape and Acacia Communications, and is a Senior Advisor to Magic Leap.
Meg FitzGerald is Managing Partner at L1 Health, the healthcare-focused business unit of LetterOne, an international investment business. Prior to joining L1 Health, she was the EVP of Strategy, M&A and Health Policy at Cardinal Health and was a member of the executive committee. Meg previously served as Senior Vice President of New Markets International Division and Business Development at Medco Health Solutions, Inc., leading business development efforts in the United States and internationally. She has held positions with Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Sanofi-Synthelabo. Meg is also an associate professor of health care policy and strategy at Columbia University.
A General Partner in Guidepost Growth Equity since 2007, Roshen has more than a decade of experience investing in the e-commerce, financial technology, health care technology and software sectors. He is actively involved with Guidepost's investments in Clarity Software Systems, Dyn, Careforth, SmartPak and Valence Health. Roshen was instrumental in growth equity investments and management-led buyouts with Summit Partners, a $15 billion private equity firm. Previously, he was a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising health care and technology corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, growth strategy, operations, and new product development.
Steve recently retired from Humana Inc., where he served as Strategic Executive and was responsible for creating collaborative engagement agreements with integrated delivery systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in the health insurance, managed care, and health and well-being industries. In previous leadership roles Stefen served as President and COO of Healthways, Vice President, Senior Products for Humana Inc., President and CEO of ProMutual Group, President and CEO of Anthem Companies, Inc. and President and COO of Community Mutual Insurance Company. He has served on the Board of the Gateway Trust Mutual Funds, the Physician Insurer Association of America and the Center for Health Care Negotiation, and was Vice Chair of the Health Insurance Association of America.
I stand with the Caregiver Nation because caregivers are all around us. They commit selflessly and serve as the foundation of our health care system. As CEO of Careforth, Tom brings his vision and expertise to the next generation of innovative care, and is committed to enriching the lives of caregivers and their families. Tom is particularly focused on expanding Careforth's reach with technology designed specifically for caregivers, their care teams and professional supports. Tom brings more than three decades of leadership experience in health care services and proprietary education. He was a board member and interim Chairman/CEO of Brown schools, which provides specialized residential treatment and education programs for at-risk youth. Tom was also CEO of Care Advantage, a provider of high-cost case management services, and he served as CFO and CEO of MENTOR. In 2017, Tom was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's inaugural Council to Address Aging. Comprised of leaders across public and private sectors, the Council focuses on developing a plan to improve efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts, and achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages.