Subject Matter Experts

Matt Garcia, MHA

Matt Garcia, MHA, Solutions Engineer, Excel Health


Mr. Garcia  started his career in healthcare over 10 years ago. Matt has held various analytical, financial, operational, and implementation roles working for both providers and vendors in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Matt also has is Masters in healthcare administration. ...

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Melanie Stover, OT, MBA

Melanie Stover, OT, MBA, Partner, Home Care Sales


  Melanie Stover brings an extensive clinical sales background to the organization. She has worked in various territories as a successful sales leader as well as a top producer.   Melanie has led numerous workshops and field training programs for clients, focusing on training clinicians to be better salespeople and training professional salespeople to produce more in less time through account management, successful selling skills, sales leader ...

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Melinda Gaboury, COS-C

Melinda Gaboury, COS-C, CEO, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.


Gaboury is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS).Melinda Gaboury and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to the home care and hospice industries.  Gaboury attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS, Gab ...

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Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA, Clinical Home Health & Lead Hospice Consultant, 5 Star Consultants


Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home care and lead hospice consultant. Melissa has an expertise in identifying issues, solving problems and ...

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Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, President, Opera Care, LLC


  One of the premier innovators in the Home Health industry regarding OASIS. Michael was formerly the OASIS Coordinator for the state of California, started Medicare Appeals Development, and now has launched OPERACARE - an automated solution and processes Home Health agencies use to thrive in the new home health payment models HHVBP, HHGM, and engage with ACO's and Hospital partnerships.    ...

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Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata


  Myra Varnado, Director of Clinical Wound Services for Corstrata, is a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Specialist with extensive clinical expertise in the area of Pressure Ulcer and Diabetes Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management. She graduated from the Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program and has authored numerous publications on WOC topics. On behalf of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, she authored the Clinical Prac ...

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