Brandon Farmer, President & CEO

Brandon works with the board, membership and staff in developing, managing and delivering the ANHA’s programs and services for member nursing homes. He also represents the Association at the national level as liaison to the American Health Care Association.

Christy deGraffenried, Legislative Director

Christy coordinates all of the ANHA’s legislative activities. She represents the Association and its members at the state level, promoting positive long-term care legislation and opposing any bills detrimental to Alabama’s long-term care profession. She regularly meets with state representatives and state senators on behalf of ANHA to discuss and solve long-term care issues. Christy also leads the ANHA’s workforce development initiatives.

Katrina Magdon, Director of Professional Development and Regulatory Affairs

Katrina analyzes and reports Medicaid reimbursement policy changes, nursing home survey issues, certification and license issues and conducts research on a variety of health policy and long-term care regulatory issues. She serves as liaison to state and local agencies such as the State Ombudsman, Commission on Aging, Alabama Medicaid Agency, OBRA Screening Office, EDS, and the State Health Planning & Development Agency. Katrina also coordinates the ANHA Education Committee, the ANHA Facility Standards Committee and the ANHA Assisted Living Task Force.

John Matson, Director of Communications

John coordinates the communications and media relations activities for the ANHA. He works with members of the media to tell the story of positive events taking place in Alabama’s nursing homes. He also meets with various organizations and state agencies to represent the view point of the long-term care profession. John is the staff liaison to the Convention and Public Relations committees.

Kerri Parker, Membership Services Manager

Kerri answers all incoming calls and directs them to the appropriate the ANHA department. She coordinates all mailings, processes Trade Show information and Associate Member applications, and conducts yearly membership updates of information. Kerri also maintains the ANHA product inventory for the membership and serves as general office assistant to all department heads.