People in HME


Broda Hires Lead Clinical Education Manager 

The long-term care seating and wheelchair company hires Brenda Mahon, OTD, OTR, to apply her deep experience to developing and executing on Broda’s clinical education strategy.

Pride Promotes Jeffrey Distasio to VP of Sales

Distasio's responsibilities will include directing the inside sales, field sales, technical service and product support teams, as well as overseeing the consumer call center team and strategic accounts.

BOC CEO Plans to Retire

Accrediting organization’s president and CEO Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, will retire at the end of 2022. The company will name her successor later this year.

Ability Members Group Adds Director of Member Services

Kelli Vriend joins the Canadian independent HME provider network to help its growing number of members.

Industry Remembers Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Prial

The well-known pharmacist and home health dealer who tirelessly advocated for the industry well past retirement age has passed away.

Drive DeVilbiss Exec Helps Non-Profit Theater Benefitting Kids

Nicolson will bring her business leadership and expertise in the arts to help a group that provides theater curriculum and mentorship to incarcerated and court-involved youth in New York.

Encore Healthcare Adds VP of Sales and Business Development

Encore Healthcare adds Ray Gregg, BS, CRT, RPSGT, who will lead the Encore team’s growth with HME providers and payers.

Former Apria Exec Joins Quality Biomedical Advisory Board

Jack Baikie will bring his lengthy background in managing healthcare supply chains and provider resources to the equipment management company.

WellSky Adds Chief Growth Officer

Dale Zurbay joins to help the post-acute software company continue its strategic growth as the company also announces plans to expand its headquarters.

Lockard Named Director of VGM Respiratory

VGM & Associates adds longtime respiratory and DME professional to bring a new perspective to its respiratory program.



Amoena Adds National Sales Trainer

Rachel Brown will leverage retail and fitting experience in her role helping the post-mastectomy product maker’s staff and provider partners.

Responsive Respiratory Names Steven Bannon New President and Owner

Bannon will leverage his experience overseeing supply chain and cost-reduction initiatives to lead the oxygen equipment company.

Pharmacy Resident Receives Home Infusion Award

NHIA recognizes Option Care Health’s Cheyenne Johnson, PharmD, with 2022 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award.

Kazynski Retires From VGM

A part of Van G. Miller’s original leadership team, Kazynski grew VGM HOMELINK to more than 550 employees.

Comfort Medical’s Hansen Joins AAHomecare Board

Sales and marketing executive will serve in an at-large seat on the association’s board for 2022-2023.

NHIF Recognizes Leone with Women in Leadership Award

Home infusion organization honors Melissa Leone, RN, BSN, with the 2022 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.

Commerce Dept. Taps Graham-Field CEO

The Federal agency has appointed Ken Spett to the Georgia District Export Council for international trade expertise.

ResMed Names New CTO

Urvashi Tyagi will lead ResMed’s Digital Health Technology team to drive cloud-based health platforms as well as emerging technologies.

Black to Manage RGK’s North American Business Development

Sunrise adds 30-year complex rehab veteran and Paralympian Jim Black to head up tactical and strategic growth for maker of made-to-measure rehab products.

VGM’s Jim Walsh Retires as General Counsel

Well-known attorney helped build the VGM organization and was the ‘primary driver’ for strategies that helped shape the company.

Reassuring Retail HME Customers During Tough Times