AAHomecare Announces New Leadership

Members of the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) have approved a new leadership slate, the organization said in a news announcement.

Bill Guidetti (Executive VP, East Zone, Apria Healthcare) becomes Chairman of the Board. Gary Sheehan (CEO, Spiro Health) is the new Vice Chairman, and Seth Johnson (Senior VP, Pride Mobility Products Corp.) is the new Secretary.

Six people were elected to at-large board seats for a three-year term (2020-2023). They are Ryan Bullock, Aeroflow Inc.; Robert Fary, Inogen Corp.; Gordy Fox, Home Care Delivered; Casey Hoyt, Viemed; Josh Marx, Medical Service Company; and Eric Pauls, Philips Respironics.

AAHomecare noted that Bullock, Fox and Hoyt are new to the board, while Fary, Marx and Pauls were re-elected to the board.

The AAHomecare Board of Directors chose Josh Britten of BritKare Home Medical to serve “the remainder of an unexpired board seat which had become vacant.” Josh Marx will continue to serve on the Executive Committee, while board member Jeremy Stone, National Seating & Mobility, will now join the Executive Committee.

Rose Schafhauser, President of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services and Executive Director of the Southwest Medical Equipment Suppliers Association, will join the board and Executive Committee due to her role as Chair of the State Leaders Council.

Barb Stockert also joins the board as Chair of the HME/RT Council. Stockert is Executive Director of the Pacific Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers and the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers.

In announcing the new leadership roster and additions, Tom Ryan, President/CEO of AAHomecare, said, “These leaders bring proven experience and passion for HME [Home Medical Equipment] to their roles guiding AAHomecare and our industry. We’re so fortunate to have individuals with such high levels of expertise in HME and the capacity to inspire others to help guide our industry forward through this unprecedented public health emergency.

“I am confident that this group will play an integral role in bringing the Association and the HME community through this pandemic and help us build on our recent legislative, regulatory, and payor relations gains. It’s a testament to the important mission and effectiveness of AAHomecare that such talented individuals are willing to lend their time and expertise for the benefit of HME providers, manufacturers, and patients nationwide.”

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Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at lwatanabe@1105media.com.