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.
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
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.
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
Emerson Lesher, Senior Vice President, Lancaster, 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: 717-560-4296
Suzann Lupton, Consulting Associate, Denver, CO
Suzann excels in developing key partnerships, creating and sustaining productive and loyal staff and leadership teams, analyzing and providing operational solutions, and resolving employee relations issues. She has extensive corporate and field operations experience with the human side of mergers and acquisitions as well as in growth organizations. Her work today focuses on strategic projects and interim operational engagements.
Contact Suzann: 303-476-1697
Nancy Chiyo Moriuchi, Consulting Associate, Newtown, PA
Chiyo helps organizations create effective, sustainable, values-based strategies. Her work is grounded in her deep board experience, entrepreneurial initiatives, and 30 years of developing strategies and teams in the US and Asia. Chiyo focuses on governance, organizational structure and culture, real estate asset strategies, and strategic market analysis. Her results-oriented corporate experience has been leavened through her grounding in her Quaker community.
Contact Chiyo: 267-566-7287
Beth Ann Muthig, Consulting Associate, Massillon, OH
Beth Ann is a Master's prepared gerontological professional with a wide variety of experiences in the post-acute care industry primarily focusedin non-profit aging services organizations. As a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, she uses a faith-inspired approach and has a passion to improve care and services for patients and caregivers through technology, clinical, and management expertise. She has held several executive level management positions from facility administrator to executive director, as well as executive level nursing positions. Most recently Beth Ann was involved in the development of software applications for the post-acute marketplace.
Contact Beth Ann: 301-514-2052
Alisa Miller, MHS Vice President/Consultant, 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
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
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
Rick Stiffney, MHS President/CEO, Goshen, IN
Rick focuses on executive and board development, strategic positioning and alliance formation. With more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership and consulting, Rick has worked with a broad range of organizations. He provides executive coaching and consults on collaboration and affiliation, effective governance, organizational structure and strategic positioning.
Contact Rick: 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.