Howard Groff, President:
Mr. Groff has over 30 years of experience in the health care profession; he has demonstrated expertise in executive management for long-term care organizations. He has served in various executive management positions for multi-facility operations.
In January 1989, he formed Tealwood Care Centers with three other partners. As president, Howard has overall responsibility for Tealwood’s financial and operational objectives as well as developing growth strategy and establishing company policy. His leadership responsibilities involve him in finance, accounting, operations, acquisitions and development. His primary responsibilities are to develop and maintain business relationships with banking institutions, legal services, insurance carriers, fellow providers and developers.
In 1999, Mr. Groff co-founded The Waters along with the owners of Shelter Corporation. The Waters has management responsibilities for post acute care facilities owned by Senior Care Communities, a not-for-profit corporation.
At present, Mr. Groff is very active in the American Health Care Association having served as the Vice Chair of the Regional Multi Facility Committee and on its Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the National Center for Assisted Living.
Gail Sheridan, Vice President of Health Services:
Ms. Sheridan is a Registered Nurse who has specialized in Geriatric Nursing for more than 25 years. She was a Director of Nursing Services in Minnesota for nursing facilities ranging in size from 94 beds up to 300 beds. In addition, Ms. Sheridan has consulted with skilled nursing facilities in eight states.
Since January 1989 Ms. Sheridan has served as the Vice President of Health Services for Tealwood Care Centers, Inc. She has overall responsibility for clinical care systems, regulatory compliance, Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Improvement Program including safety programs within facilities. In addition, Ms. Sheridan shares responsibility for the Workers Compensation Loss Control Services Program.
Ms. Sheridan is actively involved in Care Providers of Minnesota and currently is Chair of the Regulatory Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Board. She also is a member of the Survey and Regulatory Sub-Committee for the American Health Care Association. In addition, she works with several governmental agencies in the continuing effort to assure efficient and effective regulatory processes and quality improvement.
Molly Toulouse, Chief Financial Officer Tealwood Care Centers:
Ms. Toulouse started in the long term care profession in 1990, and began her career at Tealwood Care Centers in 1998. Prior to that time, she worked in the banking profession. Her background includes financial management, information technology, accounting and financing. Currently she manages the accounting department for Tealwood overseeing financial statement preparation, cost and compliance reporting, banking relationships, financial system development, cash management and other accounting functions. She also works with bankers when financing new projects and re-financing existing debt. She has served on various committees at Care Providers of Minnesota.
Greg Brown — President and Chief Financial Officer, The Waters:
Mr. Brown is a CPA with 30 years of experience with national health care providers. He directs strategic planning, financial profitability, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, banking relationships, budgeting and financial forecasts and development.
Mr. Brown began his career and was employed by Beverly Enterprises, a publicly traded senior care company, from 1979 through 1998. He was Vice President of Finance for the Specialty Services Division, which operated 300 skilled nursing facilities in urban markets.
Mr. Brown assumed the position of President and CFO of The Waters in July of 2006. Immediately prior to joining The Waters, Mr. Brown was Chief Financial Officer for Tealwood Care Centers, Inc.
Daly Goblirsch, Chief Operating Officer – The Waters:
Mr. Goblirsch is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 30 years of experience in the long-term care profession. For the last 20 years Mr. Goblirsch has been involved with multi-facility management. As the Chief Operating Officer of The Waters since 1999, Mr. Goblirsch manages all aspects of The Waters operations from licensure, marketing, reimbursement, survey and compliance and quality assurance.
Prior to joining The Waters, Mr. Goblirsch spent 19 years with a large national nursing home chain holding positions of Administrator and Group Vice President of Minnesota. He was responsible for the operations and profitability of 15 metropolitan properties. He began his career as a nursing assistant in a property located in Minneapolis.
Mr. Bush is a licensed nursing home administrator with over 13 years of experience in the healthcare profession. Mr. Bush has extensive experience in the operations of small rural facilities to large Metro facilities in diverse markets. For the past nine years Mr. Bush served as the Director of Operations for a large multi-facility organization.
Mr. Bush earned his degree in both Hospital Administration and Long Term Care Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. As Vice President of Operations Mr. Bush will be in charge of overall operations of the Skilled and Assisted Living Facilities in which Tealwood operates. Mr. Bush also has served on various committees and boards, he is current a Board member of Care Providers of Minnesota.
Chris Krebsbach - Director of Operations - Tealwood Senior Living
Mr. Krebsbach is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 10 years of experience in the long term care profession. Mr Krebsbach has operated large campuses and smaller facilities with a mental health background and begain his career with nearly 10 years of experience as a Personal Care Assistant.
Mr. Krebsbach has earned a degree in Health Care Administration at The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and has proudly served as a preceptor to numerous students continuing their own undergraduate degrees. Mr. Krebsbach is currently a board member of Care Providers of Minnesota and also serves as a Master Examiner for the American Health Care Associations quality awards program.
As Director of Operations, Mr Krebsbach is responsible for Quality Assurance, Business development, financial management, customer ser vices and all operational aspects of the Tealwood Senior Living Assisted Living Communities.
Lisa Zeis, MSCCC-SLP, – The Waters:
Ms. Zeis is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 22 years of experience in rehabilitation, specializing in geriatric care settings. Ms. Zeis began her career with a large national provider of contract rehabilitation services which specialized in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. As an Area Vice President, she was responsible for the contract management of multiple sites and the development of several rehabilitation programs. In 1999, Ms. Zeis joined Birchwood Companies, Inc. as a Director of Rehabilitation and Quality Performance. Within this role, Ms. Zeis was responsible for the education, implementation and integration of company-wide quality improvement programs designed to quantifiable improve the provision of care delivery and enhance customer satisfaction.
Ms. Zeis joined The Waters as an Operations Consultant in 2007 upon the acquisition of Birchwood Companies. In addition to providing consultation to the contracted rehabilitation programs, Ms. Zeis is also involved in the development of initiatives such as company-wide wellness and other projects designed to improve customer satisfaction and enhance operations.
Jeanne Jaeckels — Director of Housing:
Ms. Jaeckels began her career in long-term care by serving as an activity director. She followed that service by becoming the housing manager for 74-unit Congregate Care facility. She oversaw the development of an attached 38 unit Assisted Living facility.
Ms. Jaeckels has been the Director of Housing for Tealwood Care Centers since 2001. In this position she has oversight responsibility for the operations of Tealwood’s Independent and Assisted Living facilities. She assists in establishing the marketing programs in addition to the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures that ensure high standards of resident satisfaction.
Ms. Lies began her career in long-term by working as a business office staff in a large metropolitan skilled nursing facility. She worked the various business office positions including office manager/department head throughout the five years of her employment.
Ms. Lies has been with Tealwood Care Centers since 2001. In her current position she works with the financial consultants to train and implement various business office policies and procedures. She has oversight responsibility for the billing and collections processes for all nursing, assisted living and senior housing facility operations. She assists in reviewing current Tealwood systems, in implementation and training of various programs. Additionally, she has been instrumental in the development and maintenance of the corporate HIPAA program and various other programs.
Amanda Johnson has worked in long term care since 1989. She holds a bachelor's degree in human services from the University of MN, Morris. She is a registered nurse and a licensed nursing home administrator. Ms. Johnson has served as administrator and Director Of Nursing Services of Skilled Nursing facilities, Medicare Certified Home Care agencies, Assisted Living Home Care agencies, and Assisted Living facilities. Ms. Johnson has been a clinical consultant for long term care, housing and assisted living services. Other responsibilities included: developing corporate skilled nursing, housing and home care policy and procedures, corporate project manager for the implementation of multi-facility clinical software, regulatory compliance, rehab management, coporate compliance and multiple aspects of quality improvement. Ms. Johnson has attended CMS training on MDS 3.0 and has extensive experience in facility reimbursement, RAI process improvement and clinical software implementation.
Misti Gilbertson - Human Resource Director:
Ms. Gilbertson has over ten years of Human Resource experience. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, Human Services. She is a member of the National Society of Human Resources, and American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.
Ms. Gilbertson joined Tealwood Care Centers in November 2008. She is responsible for managing workers compensation, compliance with state and federal employment laws, education and training.