2016 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Judi Moreo, CSP

Judi Moreo is among the less than 10 percent of the speakers in the world who hold a certified speaking professional certification. She is one of the most in-demand speakers on motivation, communication skills, and personal development in the world. She is the author of You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power and its companion, Achievement Journal and is the publisher of both the Life Choices book series and Choices magazine as well as the host of the popular Choices with Judi Moreo internet radio show.

Judi started her first business, Universal Models and Finishing School, with her savings of $2,000. Not knowing she couldn’t be successful with so little capital, she forged ahead and built a virtual empire which included Universal Convention and Trade Associates. Sixteen years later, she sold that business and moved to South Africa to take a position as Group Promotions Manager with a media group of 24 newspapers, two television stations and one radio station.

After two years, Judi’s entrepreneurial blood led her to start a training and development company, Turning Point International, in South Africa which she ran successfully for six years. Upon learning that her brother was very ill, she returned to the United States and headquartered Turning Point International in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Judi has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the globe with her unique speaking and training style. As a popular conference speaker, she has shared the stage with many notable speakers including Norman Vincent Peale, Og Mandino, President George Bush, Sr., Hyrum Smith, Thabo Mbeki, Barbara Bush, Consuela Castillo Kickbusch, Montel Williams, Cavett Robert and hundreds of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators.

Though best known as a motivational speaker and personal development trainer, Judi is often hired as a coach/mentor by entrepreneurs and executives in 28 countries and her advice, products, and training have been engaged by such companies and organizations as Rayovac, Arrow Africa, Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry, and Manpower, US House of Representatives, Kwazulu Financial Corporation, Bophuthatswana National Development Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as hundreds of casino hotels and resorts and dozens of top universities around the world.

Andy Boynton
Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Co-Creator of DeepDive™ and Author

Andy Boynton is dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools, the author of several books and co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation and results.

Prior to joining Boston College, Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for 10 years. At the IMD he led a faculty team and was program director of one of the world’s top ten Executive MBA programs, as recognized by BusinessWeek.

Boynton has recently launched new research projects to explore how distinguished experts from a variety of knowledgedomains work with ideas to achieve professional success and improve their effectiveness in social networks. His latest book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass), is based on this research and is co-authored with Bill Fischer and William Bole.

He has also published extensively on factors underlying high-performing teams across a variety of disciplines, including art, science, exploration and design. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds (Financial Times-Prentice Hall) and Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization’s Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press).

He is a 1978 graduate of Boston College. Boynton earned his MBA and PhD at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has served on the MBA faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business and at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

In addition to his publishing career and role as dean of the Carroll School of Management, Boynton has over twenty years of experience speaking and designing powerful executive education sessions and seminars for firms around the world. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams and his articles in this area have appeared in elite management journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and The California Management Review.

Additional Speakers

Angie Cooper, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, CGS Administrators, LLC

Angie brings more than 26 years of Medicare experience to the Jurisdiction C Provider Outreach and Education team. She has worked on CERT error reduction and provider education for an A/B MAC and she has experience in communications and customer service. Angie resides in Texas and focuses on assisting suppliers in the Western states of Jurisdiction C.

Ali Cudby, CEO, Fab Foundations LLC

Known as America’s #1 Bra Coach, Ali is the founder of The FabFit™ Academy, the global leader in online bra fit training and certification for professionals. She also wrote the bestselling book on bra fit, Busted! The Fab Foundations® Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic. Ali’s fit tips have been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Essence Magazine, Daily Candy, Yahoo!, and many others.

At Fab Foundations® Ali boosts businesses by marrying her background in strategic marketing with the expertise of helping women look and feel their best in their bodies. She also teaches a proven method to transform the customer culture for retail companies and other businesses that sell primarily to women. Ali holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Trustees Council for Penn Women. In her spare time, you’ll find Ali in her pottery studio.

Tamara Hall, Provider Outreach and Education Consultant, National Government Services

Tamara has represented the Jurisdiction B DME MAC for the past three years at the Amoena POWER Symposium. With over 12 years of service with National Government Services, an array of knowledge with the Medicare rules and regulations has been obtained. Prior to her current role as a Provider Outreach and Education Consultant, she has worked with the Correspondence and Appeals department for Jurisdiction B and the Provider Contact Centers for Jurisdiction A, B, and Part B physicians.

Colleen Harryman, Education Representative, Provider Outreach and Education, Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Colleen Harryman has worked in the DME industry for more than 29 years, holding a variety of positions with Interwest Home Medical, Praxair Healthcare Services and Apria Healthcare. During her time with these companies she has held positions as a Claims Adjudicator, VP of Reimbursement, Reimbursement Consultant, Lean Process Improvement Specialist, Training Development and e-Solutions Specialist. Colleen now holds the position of DME Education Representative for all states under Noridian’s contract jurisdiction. As an Education Representative, Colleen is responsible for offering support to Noridian’s supplier community by creating and presenting training courses involving detailed billing, coding, and coverage guidelines to ensure correct claim submission resulting in proper Medicare DME payments. As a Medicare contractor, Noridian requires their education staff to have continued education within the Medicare healthcare field to ensure the most up to date knowledge is maintained. Colleen’s continued education includes a comprehensive knowledge of Medicare policy and procedures, in addition to a strong knowledge of ICD-9, ICD-10 and HCPCS coding.

Emily Iker, M.D.

Dr. Iker has been the director of Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica for more than two decades. Her surgical aspiration was stopped in midst of her residency when she developed right leg lymphedema. She then completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency as a chief resident in New York Medical College and moved to Los Angeles. Her lymphedema progressed. There was no one to treat lymphedema at that time. In 1995, she received Certification of Lymphedema Management by Prof. Albert Leduc, the world-renowned lymphologist. Since then, she dedicated her practice to diagnosing and managing Lymphedema and now Lipedema not only on scientific level but on personal level. She understands lymphedema, she lives with lymphedema. She is a lymphology clinician, diagnostician, researcher, lecturer, teacher and mentor. Dr. Iker also is an inventor—she developed and holds patents for the Novopress pump and FDA-approved DM sleeves for night use. She is a member of ISL, ESL, American College of Phlebology, Czech and Slovak lymphological society and NLN. In addition to her busy clinical medical practice and research involvement, Dr. Iker is a happy mother of twins.

Anne Kelley, International HairUWear Educator

Anne Kelley is a successful Salon and Wig Studio Owner from Grand Junction, Colorado. She has traveled the globe with HairUWear Inc., for nearly 15 years; sharing her passion for the industry and vast knowledge of HairUWear products with the people she meets. When sharing information with other Industry Professionals she hopes to, not only provide them with product knowledge, but also give them the tools to help develop their businesses. Anne’s passions are creating stylish, beautiful looks for her clients and providing compassionate support for her clientele who are suffering from hair loss. She empowers her clients by giving them a style that they love and the knowledge to maintain the look. Anne’s successes stem from her passion for and understanding of the Wig Industry, the care that she gives to each of her clients and the information that she passes on to individuals she encounters while educating for HairUWear.

William Repicci, LE&RN Executive Director

William Repicci has been the Executive Director of the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN) since 2011. Since that time, the organization has rebranded and expanded its focus to fully embrace the need for research, education & advocacy. Bill has more than 25 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations and businesses, to include directorship of humanitarian programs in Northern Kenya, managing director of the National Theatre of the Deaf, CEO of the Fairbanks Resource Agency serving persons with developmental disabilities in Alaska, executive director of the Pasos Peace Museum in NYC and CEO of a dramatic publishing company. In 2013, he was awarded the ANCOR Legacy Leadership Award for his career accomplishments in advocacy efforts. Under his own theatrical management company, he has produced or managed more than 35 plays and musicals in NYC, London and on tour. Among these is the Off Broadway musical, “Swingtime Canteen,” which he co-authored. His NYC jazz era documentary “The Ladies of Grove Street” aired on PBS stations across the country.

Judie Roan, Outreach Specialist, NHIC, Corp. DME MAC

Judie Roan is an Outreach Specialist for the NHIC, Corp. Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction A and the lead Outreach Specialist for the IVIG Demonstration. Judie brings over 17 years of Medicare experience to the NHIC, Corp. DME MAC. Previous to joining NHIC, Judie held the position of Ombudsman for the former Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (DMERC), having joined that organization in 1998. While employed by the DMERC, Judie held the positions of Business Analyst and Ombudsman. Judie has created and conducted numerous training seminars and consultations on proper billing, Medicare coverage guidelines, change requests, frequently asked questions, and inquiry types to educate the supplier community and reduce claim submission and documentation errors.

William L. Scarlett, DO, FACS, FACOS, FAACS

Dr. William Scarlett is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a private practice in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Specialists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. He serves as an associate clinical professor for the plastic surgery program as well as a frequent lecturer at the medical school. Dr. Scarlett has received multiple awards and published numerous papers in his respective field. He speaks nationally on breast reconstruction procedures. Dr. Scarlett also is the co-director of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience, teaching graduating breast fellows about helping patients cope with their diagnosis and moving forward. He has patents pending on devices related to breast cancer care and is working on publishing his first book, Demanding Compassion. He is a contributing author to the book Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices, and has developed workshops for cancer patients to help them deal with the psychosocial aspects cancer.

Christina Throndson, VGM Forbin's Web Marketing Director

Christina oversees all content produced by VGM Forbin for websites, social media and online advertising. Christina joined VGM in 2004. Christina is Google AdWords and Analytics certified and is professionally trained in both New Media Marketing and Search Engine Marketing and Optimization. These focuses allow her to analyze customer websites and provide ideas and solutions to drive additional traffic to their sites for increased revenues. Christina presents often to the HME industry on the ever-changing market of social media and search engine marketing and optimization.

Michelle Yoon, BOC Credentialing Manager

Michelle leads BOC in integrating the Certification and Facility Accreditation departments, for a more customer-centric approach toward BOC’s stakeholder community. She also manages the application, renewal, and re-certification processes while initiating and implementing improvements in these processes.