Barbara Fuchs is a healthcare veteran with more than 20 years experience in utilization, quality, and case management.
As a former health care director, she assisted acute care and managed care organizations in providing cost-effective, quality patient care. With an additional 11 years as a leader in continuing professional education, including accredited provider and industry funding organizations, and as founder of EPiQ Services, LLC, she places a high value on effective education, coaching, and development of healthcare professionals. She works with healthcare, education, and funding organizations to improve professional practice and patient outcomes.
As a certified professional in both healthcare quality and continuing medical education, Fuchs has published a variety of articles and abstracts and is a frequently invited speaker at healthcare forums. She also serves as an SME in case management and professional development. Fuchs received her diploma in nursing from the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing (PA), her BS in sociology/community health from St. Joseph’s University (PA), her BSN from Eastern University (PA) and her MS in health administration from West Chester University (PA).
Barbara Head is an Assistant Professor within the Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care and Chronic Illness at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member to both the Kent School of Social Work and the School of Public Health at the University of Louisville.
Her contributions to the healthcare field span four decades and include positions as social worker, nurse, writer, academician and researcher. Dr. Head has provided testimony as an expert witness for U.S. Attorney’s office commenting on Medicare hospice fraud & abuse cases, made dozens of invited presentations both domestically and abroad, served as principle and or co-investigator on numerous grants and special projects, and is currently as serving as co-investigator on the National Institute of Health funded R25, Development of an Interdisciplinary Oncology Palliative Care Curriculum.
Most recently she was honored with induction as Fellow of Palliative Care Nursing by the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association.
As vice president of care coordination strategies for Molina Healthcare, Inc., Barbara Johansson is responsible for the development and implementation of multiple programs including the behavioral health, long-term care, and chronically ill and complex populations. Prior to this, she served as the corporate Aged, Blind, and Disabled Programs director, implementing new programs in several states. Johansson initially began her work for Molina at the Molina Healthcare of Washington health plan where she was the director of the Washington Medicaid Integration Partnership (WMIP) pilot project and worked in conjunction with the Washington State Medicaid office on a CHCS-Robert Wood Johnson grant for the program. Before joining Molina Healthcare, Johansson worked at Qualis Healthcare for 12 years, serving in a variety of roles for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial lines of business.
Johansson has been published in Caring Magazine, CareManagement, and Lippincott’sCase Manager. She has served on the board of the Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) since 2008. She received her BS in nursing from the University of Washington, along with a BS in communication/public relations.