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Chief Executive Officer

Brandi Kurtyka, Co-founder and CEO of MissionCare Collective, is a distinguished expert in workforce development, home care, senior living, and the recruitment and retention of front-line healthcare workers. Leading the largest caregiver community in the nation, Kurtyka has relentlessly dedicated the past decade to advancing and uplifting the care industry. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, her unwavering mission revolves around transforming the culture of care, ensuring that it continuously improves. Driven by a deep-rooted passion and a sense of calling, Kurtyka envisions a world in which care professionals feel inspired and fulfilled, allowing patients to receive the exceptional care they deserve when and where they need it.

Key Topics

  • Envisioning the Future of Care

  • Catalyzing Growth in the Care Sector through Policy & Advocacy

  • Healthcare Workforce Trends, Data, & Insights

  • Scaling Recruitment, Retention, and Workforce Expansion

  • Uplifting & Empowering the Direct Care Workforce to Provide Exceptional Care

  • Customized Learning Experiences & Interactive Workshops


Chief Operating Officer

Jim Kearns, Chief Operating Officer at MissionCare Collective, brings over two decades of executive prowess to the forefront of the Home Care landscape. A trailblazer in the field, Jim has been instrumental in driving the evolution of home care into the 21st century, leveraging his expertise in mobile technology and automation. Formerly serving as the COO of Brightstar Care®, Jim's commitment to improving patient care and fortifying business advantages has shaped the trajectory of the industry. A proud alumnus of Western Illinois University and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Jim holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor of Business in Computer Science. His educational background reflects a holistic approach to addressing the challenges at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

Key Topics

  • Healthcare EMR Implementation & Optimization

  • Healthcare Information Technology

  • Business ERP Implementation & Optimization

  • Business & Operations Transformation


Chief Clinical Officer

Susan Wiebe, the Chief Clinical Officer of MissionCare Collective, brings a wealth of expertise as a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Wound Specialist. Beginning her healthcare journey as a nursing assistant while attending nursing school, Susan's professional career has grown to encompass a diverse range of roles and experiences. With over 25 years of experience in the home health industry, Susan has served as a nurse, manager, and agency administrator. This broad background has provided her with invaluable insights into the complexities of patient care within the home setting. Her extensive knowledge and dedication make Susan a highly respected leader in the field, guiding MissionCare Collective in their ongoing commitment to providing exceptional care solutions.

Key Topics

  • Fostering Employee Growth: Encouragement & Skill Development in the Care Sector

  • Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Job Rotation & Skill Expansion Strategies

  • Enhancing Communication, Problem-Solving, and Work Ethic in the Care Industry

  • Tackling Underperformance: Strategies for Administrators to Address Workforce Challenges


Director of Compliance & Strategic Initiatives

Melissa Mann, an accomplished professional in the senior care industry, brings an exceptional background as a former home care agency owner, Director of HR & Strategic Operations, and a sought-after national speaker on caregiver recruitment. Her extensive experience collaborating with leading senior care organizations across the country provides her with a unique perspective on identifying effective strategies to drive results. Melissa's passion lies in delivering outstanding results, ensuring compliance, and placing the workforce at the heart of strategic planning to reach new heights of success. Her expertise and dedication make her a pivotal force in the continuous improvement and growth of the senior care sector.

Key Topics

  • Tackling Workforce Ghosting: Causes and Solutions

  • Creative Outreach Strategies To Drive More Recruitment Callbacks

  • Crafting Standout Messaging to Attract Top Talent

  • Streamlining the Hiring Process & KPIs


Director, Implementation & Support

Sean Hohan, Director of Implementation & Support, has been a vital contributor to the organization for numerous years. Leading a team committed to engaging with thousands of direct care workers and senior care companies daily, Sean's primary goal is to optimize recruitment and retention efforts for providers across the nation. Holding an MBA in Health Care Management, Sean offers a data-driven approach to problem-solving, enabling his team and the industry to transform data into actionable insights that yield improved workforce outcomes. His expertise in healthcare management and dedication to excellence make him an invaluable asset in driving better results for the senior care sector.

Key Topics

  • Key strategies driving workforce engagement

  • Supporting & elevating the workforce to drive real results