Denise McQuown-Hatter, NHA -President and CEO

Denise has over 30 years of long term care experience including financial consulting, nursing home administrator and directing corporate operations. She has worked at both the facility and corporate level for both large publicly held corporations as well as small privately held companies. In 1996, Denise was instrumental in forming Affinity Health Services, Inc. Denise currently serves as the President and CEO of Affinity. She is responsible for the operational, clinical, regulatory, financial and marketing functions of both the managed and consulting clients. She has also acted as the labor relations’ manager for key union negotiations. Under Denise’s direction Affinity services private for profit, non-profit, hospital based and governmental sector businesses. Denise is a co-founder of the Indiana County Career Consortium and a board member of the Visiting Nurses Association and the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board.

Bryan Hagerich, NHA - Senior Vice President of Operations

Bryan will be providing day-to-day leadership and oversight of Affinity’s managed and consulting clients.  Prior to joining Affinity Health Services, Bryan served as the Executive Director with multiple senior living communities in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of post-acute care.  Bryan’s responsibilities extended throughout all areas of business operations including strategic planning, business development and fiscal performance. In a previous role, he successfully led his community through the initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC). Bryan is a graduate of the Leading Age Pennsylvania Fellows in Leadership Program, a distinguished honor within the non-profit senior living industry.  He has been licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania since 2011. Bryan received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware where he was a four year scholar athlete and a member of the Athletics Governing Board. 

Teresa Toth, RN, RAC-CT, PCHA - Clinical Consultant

Teresa has been in long term care for over 20 years as an RN, MDS Coordinator, Senior Regional Clinical Reimbursement Manager, Director of Case Management and Clinical Consultant. Teresa has attained reimbursement experience spanning Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Teresa developed and has directly supervised the case management process for 30 skilled nursing facilities as well as the clinical reimbursement management of the MDS process and the medical review process. Teresa developed and trained the MDS process and the LTC reimbursement relating to Medicare, Managed Care and Medicaid for a large for profit organization. She brings with her a working knowledge of Managed Long Term Services and Support (MLTSS) which is being implemented in Pennsylvania beginning in 2017. Teresa is a member of Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (PANAC), is past President and has served on the Board. She currently serves on various PANAC committees. Teresa is a member of American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) and the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN).

Dana Heitzenrater, BSN, RN, NHA -Clinical Consultant

Dana began her career in long term care in 1994. She has functioned as an RN Supervisor, RNAC, RN Case Manager, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Assistant Director of Nursing and most recently as a Director of Nursing for 11 years. Dana obtained her Nursing Home Administrator’s license in 2010. Dana has experience in several long term care organizations and brings an extensive knowledge of nursing department operations as well as overall long term care facility management in relation to employee development, staffing, quality management and budgeting. Dana is dedicated to promoting collaborative relationships with staff, residents and families and is committed to facilitating exceptional resident care. Dana’s experience also includes federal and state regulatory compliance as well as developing effective plans of correction. She also serves as Secretary on the
Jefferson County EMS Board of Directors and serves on the Jefferson County Elder Abuse Prevention Task Force.

Jeffrey S. Aiken - Vice President of Operational Finance

Jeff has over 27 years of long term care experience in operational finance and accounting, in both for profit and non-profit sectors. Jeff began his career as a payroll accountant and progressed to Division Vice President of Operational Finance for a large national for profit healthcare company. Jeff oversaw skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation therapy, home health and hospice during his 14 year tenure with the for profit healthcare company. Jeff was responsible for over 77 skilled nursing facilities and 6 assisted living facilities with revenues in excess of $750 million annually with locations in PA, MA, KY, TN MD, WV, NJ and OH. Prior to Jeff’s tenure he worked for a large multifaceted non-profit healthcare organization providing a variety of services including long term care, independent living, outpatient services and home health. Jeff held various positions including Accountant, Senior Accountant and Director of Finance. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from La Roche College.

Mary Clare Stofko - Controller

Mary Clare holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Saint Francis University and has over 30 years long term care accounting experience. Her experience includes several years in the fiscal department of two county homes and more recently as a Fiscal Director at an Affinity-managed county facility. In 2007, Mary Clare joined Affinity as an Accountant responsible for the preparation and review of various financial reports including Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reporting and monthly financials.

Garet Weston -Financial Consultant

Garet began his career in Public and Tax Accounting prior to entering Long Term Care. In addition to his three years as Director of Finance in a skilled nursing facility, Garet has provided financial services in a Personal Care Home setting. He has acquired experience in multiple customized software systems and managed the IT coordination for a fully implemented EMR. Additionally, Garet has the experience as a billing specialist performing billing for all third party payors, conducted internal audits and implemented Collection policies and procedures for Affinity clients. Garet has his Master’s in Business Workforce and Development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Garet is a certified USA swim coach and currently serves as the Indiana High School Head Swim Coach.

Denise Gooden - Billing Specialist

Denise has over 20 years of long-term care experience as a billing specialist. Prior to her tenure in long-term care, Denise worked in a contracted billing environment working with physician services. Denise is responsible for aging reviews, the credit and collection process and training and maintaining statistical data for various reports including cost reporting. Denise consults in regulatory compliance, training of new billing personnel for Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s and all other third party billing. She also has served as both the HIPPA Compliance Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer.

Kimberly Kelly-Clutter - Director of Marketing & Business Development

Kim began her career in health care in 1989 working in an acute care hospital setting and in 1999 entered the long-term care arena as Community Relations Liaison for a for-profit multi-chain organization. Since her initial exposure to long-term care, Kim has held positions as Director of Marketing for a non-profit CCRC and Director of Marketing and Business Development for a 9 facility privately owned corporation and a long term care pharmacy. Her experience includes development and implementation of marketing action plans for skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes and independent living communities, supervision of a clinical liaison program and development and implementation of a comprehensive customer and family satisfaction program. Kim also has supervised multiple social service departments and has served as the HIPPA compliance officer in her most recent position.