Bill O’Connor, President & CEO
Bill works with the board, membership and staff in developing, managing and delivering 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.
Jackie Ayers, Legislative Director
Jackie coordinates all state legislative activities for ANHA. He 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 industry. He regularly meets with state representatives and state senators on behalf of ANHA to discuss and solve long-term care issues.
Christy deGraffenried, Assistant Legislative Director
Christy works with Jackie to coordinate 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.
Katrina Magdon, Director of Professional Development and Regulatory Affairs
Katrina analyzes and reports Medicaid reimbursement policy changes, nursing home survey issues, certification and licensure 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, 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 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 ANHA department. She coordinates all mailings for ANHA, 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.