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President & CEO
José Domingos joined ACHC in November 2011 as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. As of December 1, 2012 he assumed the role of ACHC's CEO.
Previously, José served as the Market Segment Director for Becton Dickinson Diagnostics where he led a Global Marketing team and worked with Key Opinion Leaders to advance the clinical treatment and access to Liquid Based Cytology. José aligned and coordinated BD’s comprehensive approach to eradicate cervical cancer worldwide through health economics and outcomes research, influencing public policy, and development and implementation of advocacy programs.
José has also served as the Director of Marketing for the Surgical Division of Teleflex Medical. In this role he led the development, branding, promotion, product and marketing management strategy for minimally invasive and open surgery products. He has over 20 years of international medical marketing and product management experience, as well as sales and sales management. José holds an Associate of Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University.
Vice President, Finance & Operations
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.
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.
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality
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, Business Development
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.
Director, Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty, behavioral health & AMBULATORY CARE
Teresa joined ACHC in 2004 as a Surveyor. She served as a Clinical Review Specialist from 2012 until 2015 when she became Associate Clinical Director. Teresa has an extensive background in home health and hospice, and has worked in the home care field since 1990. Positions she has held included hospice/home health care manager, hospice clinical director, and hospice/home health director.
Teresa earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Wytheville Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University, and her Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University.
Director, DMEPOS, Pharmacy & Sleep
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.
Senior Management Team
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Andy has over 25 years experience in Marketing, Sales Management, Communications, and Public Relations. Prior to joining ACHC, Andy was VP of Sales and Marketing for a national specialty and long term care pharmacy, where he also oversaw the quality and accreditation functions. Prior to that he was VP of Marketing and Public Relations for a large regional hospice. He has also held senior public affairs roles in the education, energy, and aerospace sectors. Andy received a BS in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University, an MBA (Marketing) from St. Bonaventure University, and an MS in Education Administration from Canisius College.
Senior Manager, Education & Training
Greg has been with ACHC since 2007 and serves as Senior Manager, Education & Consulting for ACHCU, ACHC's educational division. Prior to his current role, Greg served for 6 years as the Clinical Compliance Educator with responsibilities over HME, Fitter, Complex Rehab, Clinical Respiratory, Sleep and Pharmacy programs. Greg also served for many years as an ACHC Corporate Surveyor, providing corporate surveys and post-survey reviews and guidance for ACHC staff and customer organizations. Greg has over 35 years of healthcare experience, including, owning and managing local and regional HME, Pharmacy, and Rehabilitation organizations. He has worked as an Orthotist and holds his Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification.
Jon Pritchett, Pharm.D., RPh.
Associate Director, Pharmacy
Dr. Jon Pritchett joined ACHC in December 2014 as Associate Director of Pharmacy. He has a diverse pharmacy background, most recently as Pharmacy Manager of a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy. During this time he specialized in sterile and non-sterile compounding, and focused on men’s health and veterinary medicine. Jon maintains a strong passion for elevating the pharmacy profession and strengthening its position in the medical field.
Jon earned his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and is a Registered Pharmacist in the state of North Carolina. He is also a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).
Senior Manager, Quality
Leslie has been with ACHC since April 2002. Her focus is on promoting excellence by maintaining ISO 9001:2008 system compliance, facilitating corporate education and integration of the Malcolm Baldrige principles, and monitoring ongoing activities.
She has led the organization in retaining its ISO quality management system certification since 2004. She has also written two Baldrige applications on behalf of ACHC, and currently serves as a Baldrige state examiner for North Carolina Awards for Excellence
Leslie received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.
Mary Lou Seufert-Fleming
Senior Manager, Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Mary Lou began her career with ACHC as a Surveyor and has been the Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Manager since 2009. She has over 25 years experience in the HME industry working for a variety of companies.
Mary Lou earned her BA from St. Joseph’s College in New York, served 3 years as North Carolina Associations of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) President and served 6 years as Secretary/Treasurer for the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board.
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Suzanne joined ACHC in August 2017 as Senior Manager of Human Resources. In this role, she oversees and manages all of ACHC’s recruitment and retention services, organizational development, coaching/mentoring, total rewards, staff development, and employee compensation, contributing to ACHC’s high-level strategic planning process.
Suzanne comes to ACHC with almost 20 years of Human Resources experience and possesses lessons learned from multiple industries both in HR Management and Consultant roles. She is seasoned in Change Management and in helping organizations define and preserve positive and engaged cultures.
Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill, and later completed an HR Management Continuing Education program at Duke University. Additionally, she has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a Certified Training Facilitator (CTF).