Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality
Ms. Barb Sylvester joined ACHC in June of 2010 with over 30 years of nursing experience, including 19 years working in home health and hospice settings. Her areas of expertise are in quality and compliance activities, performance improvement initiatives, and accreditation for Home Health, Hospice, DME and Infusion Pharmacy.
Barb has worked at the agency and corporate level, providing leadership in clinical ethics, and has taught principles of parish nursing ethics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She has researched, designed, managed, and measured the effectiveness of several non-traditional home care programs. She has written a historical book and authored several articles for professional journals, including a research study on staff safety in the home care arena. Barb has served as a consultant for strategic planning and participates in national healthcare initiatives.
Barb is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI.
Director, DME, Pharmacy & Sleep
Mr. Tim Safley is responsible for the development and implementation of the DMEPOS, Pharmacy, and Sleep Accreditation Programs. He began his career with ACHC as a Surveyor in 1997 and joined the management team in 2006.
Tim has over 30 years of experience in the respiratory care profession, including 25 years in the HME and Pharmacy industries and 10 years in sleep medicine. Tim was the Regional Vice President for a national home care provider for over 12 years in HME and pharmacy, overseeing the operations and marketing.
Tim has served on several state boards and has worked as a consultant for the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance.
Tim received his registry in respiratory therapy in 1982 and his Master's in Business Administration in 1995 from Elon University.
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Director, Business Management & Customer Service
Mr. Matt Hughes joined ACHC in April of 2007 as the Accreditation Supervisor responsible for the oversight of the Accreditation Department and its processes. Matt transitioned to Marketing & Business Development as the Business Development Manager before he was promoted to the Director of Business Development & Customer Service. His primary functions are working with current corporate customers along with identifying new opportunities to help grow ACHC. He works closely with state associations and other member organizations throughout the country.
Matt’s experience prior to ACHC was in management at a large DMEPOS, Home Health, and Pharmacy provider where he gained the knowledge necessary for the demanding health care industry. Matt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, family, and friends. When Matt is not working or with his family, you can probably find him at a nearby golf course.
Ms. Cheryl Dyer has served as ACHC’s HR Manager since 2009 and boasts years of experience in industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, public relations and software application providers. During her career, she has held positions such as Employee Relations and Retention Manager, Professional/Technical Recruiter, Operations Manager, and freelance HR Consultant.
Director, Human Resources
Cheryl graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, and holds a Master's in Health Services Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.
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Mr. Todd Rankin joined ACHC in October 2014 as the Controller and Director of Operations and IT. In this leadership role, he is responsible for the fiscal health of the organization along with overseeing day to day operations and IT. He has many years of experience with auditing, financial statement preparation, contract management and negotiations, procurement, and vendor management.
Controller and Director, Operations & IT
Prior to joining ACHC, Todd served as a Senior Manager of Financial Operations at the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. As Senior Manager of Financial Operations, Todd oversaw financial operations and worked with key stakeholders to manage over $12 million in IT capital projects.
Todd received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of North Carolina and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Todd is a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.