Steven V. Raso, Principal and CEO
Steve has been intimately involved in the long-term care industry for close to 30 years, having started his career in the space shortly after graduation. With a deep passion for serving those in need, Steve has made it his mission to ensure best outcomes for any in his care, through personal, extensive daily involvement with all facets of operations, including systems and services design, planning, budgeting, purchasing, implementation, delivery, reimbursement, finance, and acquisitions. In 2006 this culminated in his purchase of Landmark, and continues today with his ongoing responsibility there for corporate direction, financial systems oversight, and operational growth of the organization.
In his previous roles as Officer and SVP of Operations, and immediately prior as SVP of Reimbursement and Finance, for Harborside Healthcare, a foundational experience, Steve's responsibilities were to find, assets, and integrate new opportunities, which consequently helped the organization grow from 5 to 51 communities across 9 states. Along with his direct managerial oversight for all company-wide operations, including 6 interdisciplinary regional teams, Steve's accomplishments also include co-developing two highly successful ancillary entities, Theracor Rehabilitative Service, with over 100 affiliated and non-affiliated therapy contracts, and Ready-nurse, an ongoing independent staffing and recruitment practice owned by Career Staff. The ultimate result for shaping the success of Harborside was a public listing on the New York Stock Exchange (HBR ticker symbol), and thereafter a sale to Sun Healthcare/Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA ticker symbol). Prior to his roles with Harborside, Steve also served as VP of Operations for Healthbridge Management.
Combining hands-on operations and finance experience with a highly personal level of service, Steve has consistently proven that providing the highest quality care, as independently verified by governing agencies, does not have to come at the expense of a healthy and sustainable business. Steve's turnaround management expertise further exemplifies this point, having shown by careful drafting, coordination, and guidance, to affect the restructuring, repositioning, and redevelopment of distressed operations, a viable long-term entity can be built, which has been realized for Landmark and its third-party clients under his leadership.
Steve is more eager than ever to continue sharing what he has learned over almost 3 decades, for the benefit of others, and further growing the Landmark business with his award-winning team. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Associates in Management from Bentley University, along with tremendous hands-on care giving experience, the future is even more exciting than the past.
Stephen Duarte, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Duarte joined Landmark in December 2011 as the Corporate Controller and was promoted to VP of Finance/CFO in June 2013. He has been instrumental in building, developing and training the current accounting and finance team. During his time with Landmark, he has improved the internal and external financial reporting of the Company, provided much needed Treasury oversight including the development of cash management tools, improved existing internal controls as well as overall financial oversight. Stephen brings to Landmark 25 plus years of accounting, finance, reporting and operations experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked in various financial roles for both Public and Private Companies such as for Chartwell Diversified Services, Med Diversified Services, Mariner Post-Acute Network and Prism Health Group. Most recently before joining the Landmark team, he served as Corporate Controller for Chartwell with direct financial oversight of their various business segments. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dennis G. Dineen, Director of Clinical Operations
Dennis Dineen is Landmark Management Solutions Director of Clinical Operations, Education and Quality. Dennis is directly responsible for all Landmark center clinical operations, survey prep, joint commission accreditation management, five star performance platforms, orientation systems, and compliance plan. He is in charge of the clinical educational platform, mock surveys, clinical programming development and clinical training system as well as all quality improvement and clinical compliance systems. Dennis is also directly responsible for designing, implementing and rolling out Landmark progression with Point Click Care (PCC) electronic medical record health management platform.
For our Consulting division, Dennis ensures that processes and care delivery models are effective and efficient. Dennis has expert knowledge with PCC long term care implementation as well as improving DPH survey results with consistent oversight, education and MOCK Survey preparation. Dennis also offers a complete line of clinical programming services and products designed to increase clinical operations efficiency, productivity and expertise including a wide array of orientation, education and training opportunities.
Dennis is a MSN/ RN and was previously the Director of Clinical Operations for National HealthCare Associates prior to joining Landmark Management Solutions were his primary role was PCC integration specialist for the entire organization. This oversight included clinical and electronic programming, policy and procedure development, Electronic Health Record implementation. Prior to his position with National HealthCare, Dennis was the Vice President of Clinical Operations for SunBridge Healthcare where he had Clinical oversight of over one hundred nursing facilities across several states in the North East and Central Divisions. Dennis also worked with Genesis HealthCare where he was the Director of Clinical Operations for their MA, NH, ME and VT centers. Dennis also has significant experience working in the mental health and substance abuse area as a nurse manager and ultimately Director of Nursing. Dennis has acute nursing care experience from Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, NH where he was the nurse manager for both the Senior Mental Health Center and Adult-Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit. Dennis is licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts and Maine. Dennis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Rivier College in Nashua, NH and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Norwich University in Northfield, VT.
Joanne Morrison, OTR/L, CSPHP, Director of Rehabilitation Services
Over the last fifteen plus years Joanne has been the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation Services for Radius Management/Athena Health Care Systems a prominent Ma based long term provider that was acquired by Athena a CT based skilled nursing provider. While in this role Joanne supervised and oversaw the direct rehabilitation programming and operations of over 2o skilled nursing facilities primarily based in MA & RI. In this role Joanne was directly overseeing the therapy systems and supervising the therapy quality benchmarks of over 80 employees.
During her years with Radius, Joanne began her career as a staff level OT, then advanced to Director of Rehabilitation, and was promoted to the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation Services. In this role Joanne served as the program developer for rehab services, regulatory compliance for therapy systems, therapy reimbursement and reconciliation specialist, denial management, therapy software resources and lastly start-up coordinator for outpatient and new centers. Her primary role during this time frame was to educate, audit, train and effectuate DOR’s and administrator’s therapy acumen, in both their affiliated and non-affiliated divisions, so each centers Medicare rate utilization was optimized and their Medicare Part B performance level's enhanced. Joanne has strengths in Medicare RUGS case mix, Medicaid RUGS CMI case mix, RAC audit recovery initiatives, and zone program integrity audits.
Joanne has done national speaking engagements for several years on Safe Patient Handling Topics for various state associations and some leading industry associations. Joanne sat as the chair of the "Safe Patient Handling Professionals Association" in 2013 during the development of the National Certification Safe patient Handling exam. Joanne has her Bachelor’s degree in science from Worcester State University.
Erin Lyle, Director of Accounts Receivable
Erin Lyle joined Landmark in 2014 as the Corporate Director of Accounts Receivable. She brings to Landmark 13+ years of long term care experience with extensive knowledge in all aspects of Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care billing. Prior to coming to Landmark, Erin has worked for several Public and Private Companies well known in long term care field. Most recently, Erin served as the Regional Director of Accounts Receivable whereby she significantly reduced days in sales (DSO) through implementation of system processes and improved collection efforts. Prior to that role, Erin served as a Regional Manager of Field Accounting were she oversaw both Accounts Receivable and all other Business Office functions including Payroll and Accounts Payable for 15 centers. Erin’s team player approach and knowledge of the industry has resulted in a continued track record of improved cash collections and DSO even across her most challenging troubled Centers. Erin has consistently proven her ability to effectively rebuild center business office teams and provide ongoing training and support to ensure continued billing compliance and accounts receivable long term success.
Angela Penny, Director of Marketing
Angela Penny is a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and holds an Associate in Science degree from Becker College (1997). Angela graduated with Honors and won awards such as Most Outstanding English Student. Angela brings 17 years of experience in healthcare and marketing to Landmark Management Solutions. Angela worked for a diverse range of organizations, including a Visiting Nurse Agency, Medical Equipment Sales/Education and a Level IV Rest Home. Her background includes ten years with Holy Trinity Nursing & Rehab Center; an Orthodox faith-based mission driven organization with a continuum of care. She has strong ties within the Worcester, Boston and Cape Cod communities. Angela is innovative and creative with a proven track record in marketing from conception to launch while driving brand growth and improving business base. Her expertise in identifying trends, developing strategies and implementing programs to meet market needs has resulted in an improved overall census. She is known for building strong referral source relationships and excellent negotiating skills. Angela has worked directly with many different managed care organizations in contract management and program advancement directives. Angela has extensive knowledge working with a continuum of care. Angela is responsible for identifying opportunities within the market and developing plans for company growth and success.
Courtney Simpson, Manager of Clinical Reimbursement
Courtney Simpson, RN, was the Resident Assessment and Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator for Aurora Senior Living of Derry for eight years, prior to joining Landmark Management Solutions. Courtney oversaw and implemented both PPS and OBRA resident assessment completion, initiated the center’s ICD-10 transition, developed and evaluated the facility’s restorative nursing programs, as well as development of resident plans of care. She also assisted with facilitating weekly reimbursement utilization review for Aurora Health Management’s Maryland facilities. Prior to her position at Aurora, Courtney was the Regional Clinical Manager for Haven Healthcare Management. She managed all the clinical oversight capacities of their New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts centers, which included state survey preparedness, systems development, risk management, staff development, and various aspects of quality improvement. Earlier in her career, Courtney was a Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Control Nurse with Birchwood Nursing Home, an Evening Shift Supervisor and Clinical Coordinator while with Kindred Healthcare, and a medical-surgical Charge Nurse in an acute-care hospital. Courtney is a registered nurse in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a Minor in Biology from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.