Our Consultants

Meet Our Team

Our outstanding team of consultants has been assembled based on their skill sets to address industry challenges and opportunities. Meet the talented associates who embody the MHS advantage.

Alisa Miller, Managing Director of MHS Consulting, Ashburn, VA
Alisa provides clients with information for making sound business decisions. She has 20 years of experience in public accounting, including 15 years in health and human services. Alisa delivers financial projections and feasibility studies for start-ups, expansions, and new programs and services.  She also directs MHS consulting engagements that require market studies.
Contact Alisa: 703-389-1438

Karen Lehman, MHS President/CEO, Goshen, IN 
Karen has more than 25 years of leadership experience in both senior living and in the acute care arenas. She has a track record for successfully leading organizations through transitions and campus re-positioning to achieve financial viability. Her capacity to be both visionary and "hands-on" operationally when needed, along with effective communications skills, has resulted in her ability to recruit and develop strong senior leaders and provide both stability and new strategies to organizations.
Contact Karen: 574-538-8214

John Bauer, Consulting Associate, Greenfield, WI 
John partners with CEOs and boards to help nonprofit organizations become more effective. He has more than 40 years of executive leadership experience and has chaired numerous local, regional, and national boards. His expertise is in strategic positioning, leadership development, executive coaching, board governance, organizational culture, strategic partnerships, international development, and risk management.
Contact John: 920-248-9213  

Donna Duss, Consulting Associate, Alexandria, VA
A Registered Nurse, Donna provides professional coaching and consultation in clinical and management systems analysis and refinement. Her passion for person-centered care and services, along with her focus on developing and empowering emerging leaders, guides her interactions with providers in the field of aging services. Masters-prepared as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology, Donna leverages experience in operations, education and consulting, and over 20 years of experience as a board member on multiple CCRC boards, to support clients in the delivery of high-quality care and services.
Contact Donna: 571-236-4808

Bonnie Artman Fox, Consulting Associate, Pittsburgh, PA
Bonnie has over 25 years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse and Licensed Family Therapist. She specializes in boosting workplace culture and productive conflict resolution. As an accredited leadership coach with the Boss Whispering Institute, Bonnie works with leaders to replace 
abrasive behavior with tact, collaboration, and empathy. The result is a workplace comprised of positive behavior, high-performing teams, and ending workplace suffering caused by abrasive behavior.
Contact Bonnie: 412-877-8331
Denise Koppelman Harris, Consulting Associate, Mechanicsburg, PA
Denise specializes in home-based services, assisting clients in developing programs and best practices for optimum clinical, administrative and financial outcomes. With more than 30 years of experience, she assists home health, hospice, and home care/private duty organizations with operational assessments, market, and financial feasibility, expansion, and new business ventures.
Contact Denise: 717-790-0473

Emerson Lesher, Consulting Associate, Mechanicsburg, PA  
Emerson works with organizations to support them in advancing their strategic direction and organizational health. He has more than 30 years of executive and clinical experience in nonprofit aging services and behavioral healthcare. Emerson is skilled in helping organizations identify what they are doing well, determine how to meet needs, and move forward in a way that fits their mission and values.
Contact Emerson: 717-903-84

Dennis Russell, Consulting Associate, Aurora, OR
Dennis works with organizations to convert strategic priorities into operational plans, monitors industry trends and helps organizations manage market re-positioning. He has more than 27 years of healthcare management experience. Dennis guides organizations in creating detailed plans for implementing strategic priorities, enhancing operations and considering bond financing.
Contact Dennis: 503-539-0921
Lee Schmucker, Consulting Associate, Wichita, KS 
Lee consults with health and human service organizations, focusing on executive team development, workplace culture, governance development and strategic planning. Lee's areas of expertise include customized supervisor/manager training programs, assessing employee satisfaction and developing strategies for a healthy workplace culture, integrating values into organizational practices and coaching boards.  She also brings expertise in both leadership assessments and in developing customized assessment tools.
Contact Lee: 316-258-4441
Dana Smiles, Consulting Associate
Dana has more than 35 years of experience in Health Care, primarily in Senior Living and some Psychiatric Services. She has expertise in both the development of organizational strategies and in the implementation of goals, and is uniquely skilled in her ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a team, develop a strategy to improve the performance of individual managers, and to improve the overall function of a team. 
Contact Dana: 302-858-1721
Tim Stair, Consulting Associate, Goshen, IN 
Tim assists organizations with market assessment, marketing plan development, and strategic positioning. With more than 25 years of experience, Tim works with clients to complete market feasibility analyses, facilitate focus groups, integrate values into market positioning and engage in strategic planning.
Contact Tim: 574-534-9689
LaVern Yutzy, Consulting Associate, Lancaster, PA
LaVern's expertise includes governance, leadership development, strategic positioning and collaborative relationships among nonprofit organizations. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience, including 17 years as CEO of a nonprofit organization. He assists boards in developing their capacity, strategic planning and exploring affiliation and provides executive coaching.
Contact LaVern: 717-575-2870

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