Chris E. Clasen, BS, RRT, RCP
Director of the Ventilator Unit at Blue Ridge Health Care Center
Raleigh, NC, USA
Chris Clasen is the Director of the Ventilator Unit at Blue Ridge Health Care Center in Raleigh, NC. He also serves as the Director of Respiratory Care Services for Summit Rehab Solutions in Raleigh. His 28 years of health care experience includes hospitals, home care, and consulting. Chris has been a member of the ACHC Board of Commissioners since 1999.
Mr. Clasen's educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Services and Respiratory Therapy Technology.
Denise Leard, Esq
Attorney at Brown & Fortunato
Amarillo, TX, USA
Denise M. Leard, joined Amarillo, Texas law firm Brown & Fortunato, P.C. in 1997 and serves as a contributing member to the firm's Health Care Group. Ms. Leard represents numerous HME companies, pharmacies and other health care providers throughout the United States. She has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer throughout the country. She is licensed in Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, and is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Ms. Leard earned a B.A. from the University of Washington and received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law.
Floyd Boyer, BS, RRT, RCP, FAARC
President, Affordable Health Care Consultants, LLC, Autryville, NC
Raleigh, NC, USA
Floyd Boyer has over 40 years experience in multiple areas of Respiratory Care including Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal experience at NC Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC; Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC; Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL; and Bladen County Hospital, Elizabethtown, NC.
His experience includes 8 years in Respiratory Care Education as an Instructor and Program Director at Forsyth Technical College, Winston-Salem, NC, and as an Adjunct Instructor at several other local colleges. He has over 12 years of hospital experience serving as Director of Hospital Respiratory Care Departments. His experience in Home Health Care spans over 21 years and includes Respiratory Care, HME, Rehab Technology, and Fitter Services. Mr. Boyer served as a Board member and Chairman of the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board from July 2000 to July 2002, and Executive Director of the Respiratory Care Board form July 2002 to July 2014. He has been a Surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care since 1996 and currently serves as a member of ACHC¹s Board of Commissioners and the Standards Review Committee. Mr. Boyer is the President of Affordable Health Care Consultants and the author of Accreditation Simplified policy and procedure manuals.
Leonard S. Holman, Jr., RPH
Seasoned Health Care Ancillary Services Executive and Consultant
YOUNGSTOWN, OH, USA
Len Holman is a Registered Pharmacist and a graduate of the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. His 42 years in health care include 37 years working for, managing, owning, and/or operating companies that prepare sterile pharmaceutical products, and 31 years in the home infusion arena. He also has held the designation of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and has been a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). His career comprises experience in Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, and Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy.
He most recently served in an executive business development position to successfully re-launch the Home Infusion Therapy Services for the Allina Hospital System in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to this, Mr. Holman founded, owned, and operated Option Care of Northeast Ohio (OCNEO), a regional Home Infusion Therapy and Specialty Pharmacy Services Provider serving three states, serving as its President and CEO for 23 years. After the acquisition of OCNEO in 2009, he served as the Vice President of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs and as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for CarePoint Partners.
Mr. Holman has been a member of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) since its inception in 1991, serving as both a nine-year board member and as chairman. In April 2011, he received the NHIA Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s highest honor, for his service. He currently chairs the NHIA Payer Advocacy and Relations Committee Team #2 responsible for maintaining and updating the NHIA National Coding Standard for Home Infusion Claims under HIPAA, as first published in 2002.
Len currently serves as the Board Member Liaison for all ACHC Pharmacy Accreditation Programs. He also serves on the ACHC Executive Committee, Ethics Committee, Bylaws Committee, and the Standards & Accreditation Review Committee, and is the Chairman of the Sales & Marketing Committee. He has served on the ACHC Board of Commissioners since the summer of 2011.
PharmD, ND, MPH, MBA, BCNSP, CMT, Diplomate of Holistic Iridology
Consultant, Denton Prescription Center
Denton, TX, USA
As the Clinical Consultant at Denton Prescription Center, Rick Ferris focuses on everything from natural hormones, weight loss/body composition, toxicity, thyroid, food allergies, methylation mutations, and neurotransmitter abnormalities. Mr. Ferris also continues to publish Policy and Procedure Manuals through MED-PASS, and to consult in the area of intravenous nutrition.
Mr. Ferris received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and his PharmD degree from Idaho State University. He also received his doctorate in naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health, and has started another master's degree program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Additionally, he was recently awarded a patent on a novel needleless infusion bag.
Mr. Ferris is currently a member of ASHP and ASPEN.
VP Sales and Marketing, Attentus Medical Sales, Inc.
Houston, TX, USA
Tom Tucker is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and a partner in Attentus Medical Sales, Inc. based in Houston TX. He has 29 years of experience in health care in engineering, technical support, and sales & marketing. Mr. Tucker started his healthcare career in design of Oxygen and sleep systems for Mountain Medical in Littleton, CO. Then moved on to be the first President of Medline Homecare. Tom focuses on helping manufacturers and distributors develop new solutions that bring real value to its clients. His passion for the value of home health keeps him motivated to work with providers to increase profits and improve service for the patient.