Jill Binkley is an Oncology Rehabilitation Consultant and Educator, Principal Member of the Global Access to Rehabilitation Community Partnership Initiative (GAP Initiative), and Founder of TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a non-profit 501(c)3 healthcare organization in Atlanta, Georgia. She has extensive experience as a consultant, clinician and educator in the fields of breast cancer rehabilitation, orthopaedic physical therapy and manual therapy. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Jill has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and has presented locally, nationally and internationally on outcome measurement in physical therapy and breast cancer rehabilitation.
As a breast cancer survivor, Jill is a passionate advocate for increased attention to the unmet physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer treatment and the role of rehabilitation and exercise in improving the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Jill is a member of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on the Editorial Board of Rehabilitation Oncology.
Professional speaker, consultant, author, and life coach. President of N~Compass Consulting
Kathy Cleveland Bull is a highly regarded professional speaker, consultant, author, and life coach. Her company, N~Compass Consulting, helps clients on four continents “Navigate the Art and Science of Change.” Professional highlights include:
Appearing with “Dr. Phil” and Deepak Chopra at The Power Within Live Event touring cities across the US and Canada.
Presenting a two-day seminar on change for African business leaders in Nairobi, Kenya.
Keynoting an international medical conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands inspiring professionals, caregivers, and family members to successfully adapt to the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one.
Keynoting multiple events in Dubai for the Middle East executives at Ernst & Young.
Co-authoring with Dr. Stephen Covey and others the book, Success Simplified – Simple Solutions Measurable Results.
Kathy has worked with over 230 organizations since launching N~Compass Consulting in 2001. She conducts personal and professional development keynotes, seminars and retreats for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and religious institutions. She consults on organizational culture, successful change strategies, talent development and employee engagement. Kathy is a skilled facilitator and uses her intimate knowledge of a variety of processes to meet the needs of her diverse clientele. Her past clients include The Social Security Administration, Nationwide, Accenture, Novartis, Pfizer, the US Department of Defense, Westfield Insurance, Marzettis, The Ohio Credit Union League, Piedmont Healthcare and more than 50 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.
Kathy was one of just three professional speakers recommended by Dr. Spencer Johnson to provide keynotes based upon his international best seller, Who Moved My Cheese? She worked with Dr. Johnson to develop the extensive training materials and has trained more than 350,000 people around the world to successfully adapt to change in their work and life using the “cheese” metaphor.
Prior to forming her own firm in 2001, Kathy was the Director of Training and Organizational Development and Acting Director of Student Life at The Ohio State University. Over her 17-year career in higher education, she held various leadership positions in student affairs administration, recruitment and retention, enrollment management, leadership development, student activities, event planning, and residence life at Bowling Green State University, North Carolina State University, and Ohio State.
A Phi Beta Kappa psychology graduate of Bowling Green State University, Kathy also holds two master’s degrees, in Counseling and in College Student Development. She has served her alma mater as a member of the university’s Alumni Board of Trustees, chaired the Arts and Sciences Board of Advocates and the University Honors Leadership Council. She received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the BGSU Alumni Association and was honored to deliver the May 2006 Commencement Address at BGSU.
Angie brings more than 25 years of Medicare expertise to the Provider Outreach and Education team. She has worked on CERT error reduction and education for DMEPOS suppliers and physicians/practitioners. Angie is committed to helping providers with the challenges of understanding documentation and policy requirements and navigating the Medicare audit process. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to provide instruction that will result in Medicare provider compliance at the time of initial claim submission.
Director, Vascular Medicine Program, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Steven M. Dean, DO, FSVM, RPVI, is director of the Vascular Medicine Program, director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
His postgraduate training included a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Dean has published many articles and book chapters on topics related to vascular medicine and is a frequent lecturer at national meetings on vascular related diseases. He has co-edited three vascular medicine textbooks including the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Vascular Medicine (winner of the 2014 “highly commended” cardiology textbook award by the British Medical Association).
Dr. Dean is an examination writer for the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and is a board member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.
Thought Leader in the Realm of Healthcare Consumerism
Ryan Donohue is a thought leader in the realm of healthcare consumerism. Ryan’s mission is to inspire and persuade hospital and health system leaders to embrace and engage the healthcare consumer. Over the past decade, Ryan has conducted extensive research on the effects of consumerism on the US healthcare industry.
Ryan is currently the corporate director of program development with National Research Corporation, the largest surveyor of healthcare consumers in the US. Through his research and subsequent findings, Ryan has authored several publications on the topics of healthcare consumerism, brand strategy, and effective marketing tactics including his most recent work: “Considering the Customer: Understanding & Influencing Healthcare’s Newest Change Agent” published by The Governance Institute.
Ryan also shares his message across the country via national, regional and local healthcare and hospital associations. Ryan has worked directly with clients such as Mayo Clinic, Baylor Scott & White, Tenet, Trinity Health, Middlesex Hospital and other organizations big and small to understand and influence consumer decision making in healthcare.
Medical Director, Breast Program, UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center
Colleen Murphy, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She also serves as Medical Director of the Breast Program at UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center.
Dr. Murphy founded and directed the first nationally accredited, community-based multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic in Denver in 2009. She joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2013 to serve as the founding director of UCHealth’s first comprehensive breast center at a satellite location. Dr. Murphy is consistently in the top one percent of more than 2,000 UCHealth providers for patient experience. Her research interests include using bioimpedance spectroscopy to evaluate lymphedema interventions and improving patient access to multidisciplinary breast cancer care. She is active in several professional societies and currently serves as the Chair of the Graduate Education Committee for the Southwestern Surgical Congress.
Dr. Murphy received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed general surgery residency at Indiana University. During residency, she also completed a two-year research fellowship in Breast Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After residency, she completed a clinical fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Following fellowship, she was an attending surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. During her time a Harvard, she was part of the lymphedema study group at Massachusetts General Hospital and published on the use of the Perometer to obtain preoperative arm volume measurements for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Murphy serves as the primary chauffeur for her two daughters. When she is not driving, she enjoys hiking, biking and skiing with her husband and dog in the beautiful state of Colorado.
OT Clinical Specialist, University of Colorado Hospital
Vicki Ralph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Administration/Healthcare Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has experience working in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient settings in Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Colorado.
Vicki received certification in Lymphedema Management in 2005, and in 2007, completed certification through the Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA). In 2011, Vicki attended an advanced lymphedema course at the world-renowned Foeldi Clinic in Germany.
In April 2016, Vicki joined UCHealth. In 2021, Vicki and two colleagues applied for and received an award for the University of Colorado Hospital system to be acknowledged as a LE&RN Lymphedema Network of Excellence. This award pulls together the lymphatic disease accomplishments of Rehabilitation, Surgery, Imaging, Research, Genetics and Community outreach throughout the state of Colorado. This achievement ignites the ongoing passion to build and improve UCHealth’ s services for lymphatic diseases.
Vicki has served as a course instructor for Klose Training and Consulting since 2010. She teaches Lymphedema Therapy Certification all over the USA. In addition, Vicki has also traveled to Malaysia to teach both basic and advanced lymphedema therapy courses to health professionals in that country.
Vicki is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with patients, family members, and healthcare professionals. Her primary focus has focused on education: 1. Educating patients to become independent in managing swelling associated with lymphedema, surgery, trauma, and/or obesity, 2. Educating physicians and healthcare providers on lymphatic disease diagnosis and treatment updates and 3. Educating and mentoring fellow CLTs to keep their skills current, consistent and effective.
Ruth has worked in the DME industry for more than 21 years, holding a variety of positions with Interwest Home Medical, Praxair Healthcare Services, Amerita Specialty Infusion Services and the University of Utah Home Infusion Pharmacy. During her time with these companies, she has held positions as a reimbursement specialist, accounts receivable specialist and a reimbursement supervisor.
As DMEPOS Education Representative for all states under Noridian Healthcare Solutions contract jurisdiction, Ruth supports Noridian’s supplier community. She creates and presents training courses involving detailed billing, coding and coverage guidelines to ensure correct claim submission, resulting in proper Medicare DME payments.
Gerlinde S. Tynan, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in surgical disease of the breast, mainly breast cancer. She has been specializing in breast surgery since 2009 and built several comprehensive Breast Programs in Arizona and Colorado, with two achieving NAPBC accreditation under her leadership. Dr. Tynan is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Tynan’s operative techniques include oncoplastic lumpectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary dissections and infusion port placements. She performs traditional mastectomies, as well as skin and nipple-sparing mastectomies in conjunction with plastic surgery for reconstruction.
She offers the full spectrum of breast cancer treatment; ranging from supervising the Breast High Risk Clinic and the Lymphedema Prevention Program, to offering Multidisciplinary Patient Consultations with Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and the Nurse Navigator.
Dr. Tynan presents all new breast cancer patients at the twice monthly Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference, comprised of Breast Surgery, Breast Radiology, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Physical Therapy, Nurse Navigation, Genetics, and Research. This allows the entire team to have valuable input on the care of the patient.
She received a Bachelor of Science with honors in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson.