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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.
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.
Healthcare EMR Implementation & Optimization
Healthcare Information Technology
Business ERP Implementation & Optimization
Business & Operations Transformation
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Kevin Kirkland, Vice President of Business Development at MissionCare Collective, brings over 25 years of expertise in sales and executive management to his role. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at OnePoint Patient Care, Kevin played a crucial role in expanding a dedicated hospice pharmacy, overseeing local dispensing, same-day delivery, and clinical support services nationwide. His leadership led to a promotion to President - Eastern Division, where he managed and supported hospice providers across multiple regions, contributing to the pharmacy's growth in over 20 new markets. A graduate of Elon University with a B.A. in Communications, Kevin is an active member of industry organizations such as NHPCO, HPNI, and AAHPM. Kevin's dedication to healthcare growth is evident through his extensive experience and leadership in the industry.
Strategic Business Development in Healthcare
Cultivating Long-Term Partnerships
Building & Supporting High-Performing Teams
SUE WIEBE, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CWS
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.
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.
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 strategies driving workforce engagement
Supporting & elevating the workforce to drive real results