*Speakers subject to change.
  • Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, CMF

    Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, CMF

    Executive Vice President and Medical Officer of Cherry Blossom Intimates, Medical Director, Breast Center, Doctors, Community Hospital

    Class: Keynote

    Sunday, February 9 | 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
    Breast Surgery for the Mastectomy Fitter

    About Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, CMF

    Dr. Hampton is the Medical Director of the Breast Care Center at Doctors Community Hospital, the first breast center in Prince George’s County.  She is a board-certified general surgeon who has focused her practice on breast health and breast cancer.  Her former private practice, Signature Breast Care, was the first breast surgery practice in the County.  She is also a Certified Mastectomy Fitter.

    Dr. Regina Hampton is the Medical Director and co-founder of Breast Care for Washington, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to mammograms regardless of the ability to pay.  The facility is the only 3D mammography facility east of the Anacostia in Ward 8, which has the highest mortality rate of breast cancer in the District of Columbia. 

    She plays an active role at Doctors Community Hospital.  She is the current President of the Medical Staff, the first female president in the 40-year history of the hospital.  Dr. Hampton was the Project Director for a Susan G. Komen $1 million grant that provided mammograms for uninsured women in Prince Georges County.

    Dr. Hampton attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital.  She completed research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center, which was published in Oncogene.             

    Dr. Hampton has been featured in many local and national television and print media:  NPR, Washington Post, Essence magazine, The Russ Parr Morning Show and Buddy Check 9 with Andrea Roane. 

    In October 2018, she opened Cherry Blossom Intimates at Woodmore Town Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  It is a bra boutique offering custom prosthetics for breast cancer survivors and lingerie for all body shapes and sizes.

  • Nikki Giamarino

    Nikki Giamarino

    Business Development Manager, American Breast Care

    Class: Breakout Session

    The Anatomy of a Custom Breast Prosthesis
    Sunday, February 9 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

    About Nikki Giamarino

    Nikki Giamarino, CFm, is the Business Development Manager at American Breast Care and is an ABC Certified Fitter with over 20 years of experience in the medical and breast care industry and 10+ years as an educator. She holds a BS in Health Administration from Auburn University. Her personal experience, industry knowledge, and caring personality are the perfect combination for an exceptional learning experience.

  • Miriam Lieber

    Miriam Lieber

    President, Lieber Consulting, LLC.

    Class: Breakout Session

    Sunday, February 9 | 10:15 to 11:45 AM
    Minimum Metrics for Maximum Efficiency



    About Miriam Lieber

    Miriam Lieber is a principal consultant with Lieber Consulting LLC. She specializes in operations management and compliance for homecare providers. Her extensive experience with Medicare and other third-party payers has brought her national recognition in the homecare industry. With more than 25 years of experience in the homecare field, Miriam is a featured author of many articles in the areas of operations and accounts receivable management, compliance and leadership. Additionally, she is a nationally known speaker for many homecare trade associations. In her consulting practice, Ms. Lieber's clientele includes home medical equipment companies, pharmacies, Medicare, investment firms, hospitals, distributors and manufacturers. She has worked with more than 450 homecare providers in 49 states across the United States. Lieber is known to have practical approaches to complex revenue cycle management matters, and assists her clients with the nuts-and-bolts of running a profitable business.

  • Nikki Jensen

    Nikki Jensen

    Vice President, Essentially Women

    Class: Breakout Session

    Sunday, February 9 | 12:00 to 1:30
    Legislative Update and Networking Lunch Discussion Tables


    About Nikki Jensen

    Nikki is the vice president for Essentially Women and oversees the daily operation of the membership group.  She started her career with the VGM Group in 1995 in the equipment finance division.  Over the course of being with VGM from 1995-1999 and 2009-present, she’s had experience working with many different divisions of VGM including Homelink, VGM Insurance, National Sleep Services and VGM & Associates, the DME member service organization.  In addition to her VGM experience, Nikki spent 6 years working in pharmaceutical sales and 4 years in the insurance industry.  One thing Nikki is passionate about is helping independent providers thrive and succeed.  She understands how challenging it is to operate under the scrutiny of payer guidelines and wants EW to be a resource you can lean on as a community of like-minded people all working to serve patients in your own local communities. 

  • Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC

    Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC

    National Senior Clinical Education Manager, medi USA

    Class: Breakout Session

    Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
    New Lymphedema Scanning Technology Delivers Enhanced Treatment Results with Better Fitting Custom Garments


    About Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC

    Bryan Groleau has been a lymphedema and wound therapist since 2003 with a focus on lower extremity lymphedema and wounds. Throughout his career, Bryan has treated extensively in both outpatient and home care settings and managed lymphedema and wound care teams for multiple clinics and home health agencies. Currently, Bryan is a national senior clinical education manager for mediUSA and also serves on the medi for help medical missions project to treat and educate on lymphedema and wound care for those with lymphatic filariasis in Léogâne, Haiti.

  • Greg McGough

    Greg McGough

    Director of Retail Operations, Medical Xpress

    Class: Breakout Session

    Sunday, February 9 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
    CBD 101: What is CBD and Should I Sell It?

    About Greg McGough

    Greg McGough been in the retail management field for over 15+ years but once you start a conversation with him, his knowledge far surpasses his time in retail. When Greg began with Medical Xpress back in 2011 there were only 3 stores, they now have 7 stores stretching from the Dallas/Fort Worth market down through San Antonio.

    Greg’s outside-the-box thinking, when it comes to retail, has opened the eyes of many of our vendors within the industry as they have taken numerous suggestions of Greg’s about more attractive retail packaging and new lines of products that our customers are looking for. Greg’s vision is not only about growth at Medical Xpress but about building relationships with other DME’s throughout the country and the ability to share best practices for everyone.

    Greg is heavily involved within the large conferences and tradeshows held all over the U.S. and speaks at a variety of them too. Heartland, ECRM, ASD and Medtrade are all on Greg’s yearly calendar and he believes in coaching his managers in to becoming better stewards of their business by attending these conferences with him.

  • Julie Larson

    Julie Larson

    Psychotherapist - Speaker/Educator

    Class: Keynote

    Monday, February 10 | 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
    The Emotional Impact of Caring: Self-Awareness & Professional Burnout

    About Julie Larson

    Julie Larson is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent her career working in oncology supportive care. She has a vibrant private practice working primarily with individuals under the age of 40 years facing an unexpected medical diagnosis.  Julie is a frequent speaker - educator to both survivor and professional audiences on the impact of a serious illness at a young age and living fully after a cancer diagnosis. 

    Julie's clinical work integrates cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and narrative therapies. Working alongside her clients and audiences, she helps people identify inherent strengths and cultivate additional resilient behaviors to build confidence in the ability to navigate hardship. Julie's clinical work has led her to be a trusted advisor to many advocate organizations such as Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Stupid Cancer, Young Survival Coalition and Cancer & Careers helping to provide conference content and strategies to improve and grow their young adult programming.  She has been featured in various publications including: Coping Magazine, CURE, SELF Magazine, Crazy Sexy Cancer: Survival Guide and many wellness and survivor blogs. 

  • Lindy Tentinger

    Lindy Tentinger

    SVP Marketing, VGM & Associates

    Class: Breakout Session

    Monday, February 10 | 10:45 to 12:00 p.m.
    Marketing Best Practices Panel Discussion

    About Lindy Tentinger

    Lindy Tentinger is senior vice president of Marketing for VGM & Associates. Prior to joining VGM, Lindy worked at a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company for over a decade. She built the company’s marketing department from the ground up, and led both sales and marketing through a digital transformation and a re-branding/positioning launch. Her marketing leadership helped gain global exposure and year-over-year revenue growth for the company’s multiple brands through implementing sales and marketing technology platforms, publishing a multi-author insights blog, and a consistent thought leadership strategy. She is well-versed in many industry verticals including healthcare, financial services, utilities, local, state and federal government, telecommunications, and higher education. Lindy also has vast experience managing and developing processes and systems for request for proposals (RFPs), including federal procurement. Lindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She obtained her MBA with a marketing concentration from Bellevue University in 2013.

  • Karla Hurtado

    Karla Hurtado

    Business Development Manager, Hair Visions International

    Class: Breakout Session

    Causes of Hair Loss Among Women
    Monday, February 10 | 10:45 to 12:00 p.m.

    About Karla Hurtado

    Karla Hurtado is an 18 year veteran in the hair replacement industry with a deep understanding of how thinning or hair loss impacts the lives of men and women. On her path of becoming a trichologist, Karla is a certified hair practitioner with IAT. She leads the Head First Trichologist program.

  • John Benitez

    John Benitez

    Vionic Territory Manager

    Class: Breakout Session

    Monday, February 10 | 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.

    About John Benitez

    John Benitez’s professional career includes marketing of medical devices in the surgical suite and hospital arenas.  In 1999, he began to focus on medical devices for the lower limbs.  In 2004, he earned the credentials of Certified Pedorthist to help gain a greater understanding of biomechanics and foot health.  For the past 20 years, John has been servicing the DME, Podiatry, Scrub and Chiropractic markets and has been representing Vionic Group since 2014. John’s main focuses involve providing his clients with products that improve the patient’s experience while adding to their business’ bottom line and providing his clients tools and processes that are prove to help their Vionic and overall business flourish. 

  • Ronda Buhrmester

    Ronda Buhrmester

    Sr. Director Payer Relations & Reimbursement

    Class: Breakout Session

    Monday, February 10 | 2:45 – 4:45 PM
    Problems and Solutions with Reimbursement and Payer Contracts

    About Ronda Buhrmester

    As a VGM associate since 2012, Ronda specializes in the billing, reimbursement, and audit area as the Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement.  She managed a hospital-based DME in Illinois for 12 years, and handled sales and marketing.  Ronda is a respiratory therapist as well as a certified mastectomy fitter.  Over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, she assists VGM members with review of claims and all types of audits, and educates members on medical policies in the respiratory and all other general DME products.  She serves on the Jurisdictions B and D respiratory team, is a member of the Provider Outreach and Education teams with the Jurisdictions, and attends the council meetings with all four Jurisdictions. She is also on the Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association Board of Directors and a member the National Supplier Clearinghouse Advisory Council.  Ronda has presented at Focus Conference, VGM Heartland Conference as well as the Medtrade and state association meetings, and has conducted webinars and on-site education with VGM members.

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