As President and CEO of FutureCare Health and Management, Gary Attman oversees all operations and strategic planning initiatives for the organization. He plays an active role in the continuous development and promotion of the FutureCare brand, as well as ongoing efforts to expand the company's facilities, technologies, service lines and patient care programs.
Prior to co-founding FutureCare in 1986, Mr. Attman worked as an attorney for a large law firm in the Baltimore area, and also acquired licensure as a certified public accountant and real estate broker. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, he is a member of the Maryland Bar Association as well as various professional healthcare organizations, including the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM). In 2009, he was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents.
While his roles and responsibilities are diverse, one of Mr. Attman's highest priorities is to work hands-on with the members of his team, at FutureCare's headquarters offices as well as at each of its 14 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. He is a firm believer that his company employs the best caregivers that can be found; a theory that is confirmed by the many letters of praise and gratitude he receives each week from satisfied patients and their family members.
Outside of work, Mr. Attman enjoys reading, watching and participating in sports, and politics. He and his wife Patricia have two daughters.
As Senior Vice President for FutureCare Health and Management, Jeffrey Attman is responsible for plant management and oversight of the company's facilities, including interior and exterior maintenance, mechanical and electrical systems. Additionally, he manages and supervises all construction projects for the corporation.
Mr. Attman joined FutureCare in the late 1980's, serving initially as a project manager when the company constructed its second and third facilities, Cherrywood and Chesapeake. Following completion of these projects, he joined FutureCare as a full-time employee in 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Attman built many homes, townhomes, apartment complexes and commercial office buildings, accounting for a background in construction management that is very diverse.
Mr. Attman has one daughter, Nicole, and two sons, Jonathan and Matthew. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and travel.
Dr. Rebecca Elon joined FutureCare Health and Management as the organization's full-time corporate medical director in September 2011, after working for the company as a part-time medical director for more than a decade. As Chief Medical Officer, she is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and improving the medical care for patients and residents who choose FutureCare.
Since moving to Baltimore in 1991, Dr. Elon has worked for several local hospitals and healthcare organizations. From 1991 to 1997, she worked as a full-time faculty member in geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and served as Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center. From 1997 to 2007, she worked for North Arundel Hospital (now Baltimore-Washington Medical Center) as Chief of Geriatric Medicine and Medical Director of North Arundel Senior Care. During her decade at BWMC, Dr. Elon also worked as a part time medical director for FutureCare. From 2007 to 2011, she served as Medical Director of Lorien Columbia Health Care Center and from 2009 to 2011, she also served as Associate Medical Director of Gilchrist Hospice Care, part of the GBMC Healthcare system.
Dr. Elon earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and a master's degree in public health from the University of Texas, both located in Houston. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice care and palliative medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is certified in wound care through the Council on Medical Education Testing (CMET) and is a fellow in the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (FAPWHc). Dr. Elon is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, where she served as an elected board member from 2003-2006 and earned the Society's "Geriatrician of the Year" award in 2007. Additionally, she is a fellow and member of the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Medical Director's Association, the Maryland Medical Director's Association and Med Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society.
Dr. Elon says that working for a locally-owned company has given her an expanded appreciation of Baltimore and Maryland. As medical director for FutureCare, she enjoys having the opportunity to visit various communities and be part of a company that promotes "neighbors caring for neighbors."
Dr. Elon is married to Dr. William Adler, former Chief of Clinical Immunology at the National Institute of Aging. Together, they enjoy sculling and sailing on the Magothy River and spending time with their family.
Jimmy Harrington serves as Vice President of Clinical Services for FutureCare Health and Management. In this role, he is focused on the development of clinical programs and systems to assure the company maintains its reputation as a premier provider of choice in the Baltimore area. Through leading the strategic planning and tactical implementation phases of various projects, Mr. Harrington plays a key role in ensuring that resident care, clinical outcomes and FutureCare's clinical operating systems remain efficient and compliant.
Prior to joining FutureCare seven years ago, Mr. Harrington worked as a Lead Regional Clinical Director for SavaSeniorCare. He earned associate and bachelor of science degrees in nursing, as well as numerous licensures and certifications in the fields of nursing and IV therapy administration. He is a member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration, the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators and the American Health Care Association. Mr. Harrington also serves on the Educating for Quality Committee for the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, and is an active member of the quality improvement task force committees for several hospitals in the Baltimore area.
Mr. Harrington says that working for FutureCare has given him an opportunity to make a positive difference in the health and lives of many people and their families. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing the piano.
As Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, Jay Mutchnik oversees all of the clinical and fiduciary operations for FutureCare's rehabilitation service line. In this role, he works with other members of the company's leadership team to develop and refine financial reports for rehabilitation services, enhance the process for skilled admissions and improve standards for continuity of care within rehabilitation, nursing and physician practices. Facility collaboration as well as corporate growth strategy are other key priorities for Mr. Mutchnik.
Mr. Mutchnik has devoted the majority of his career to healthcare and the improvement of patient care delivery, working in private practice, home health care and skilled nursing facilities for 18 years prior to joining FutureCare. He earned a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a licensed physical therapist.
As a member of the FutureCare team, Mr. Mutchnik has appreciated the opportunities and freedom he has been given to create and implement integrated business plans for rehabilitation services. He says the development of such plans has contributed greatly to the continuous improvement of services for FutureCare's sub-acute and long-term care populations.
Mr. Mutchnik and his wife Renee have two sons, Brad and Jack, and a dog named Otis. When he is not working, he enjoys photography, golf and wrestling.
Diane Vernon serves as Director of Marketing and Business Development for FutureCare Health and Management. A member of the company's leadership team since November 2007, she manages all processes related to promotion and building brand awareness of the organization's facilities, programs and services. Additionally, she supervises FutureCare's regional care and case managers, as well as admissions directors, overseeing day-to-day operations, census objectives, and processes related to screening and admitting patients. Managed care contracting and credentialing is also within Ms. Vernon's scope of responsibility.
Ms. Vernon has over 20 years experience in rehabilitation and long term care. She earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree, and her Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Ms. Vernon says that FutureCare is a great organization to work for because family values, care and compassion are the "cornerstones" of the services provided to patients each day. She enjoys that her job affords her the opportunity to meet new people, and work with a group of people who are passionate about what they do.
Ms. Vernon is married and has three children. She has served as a Girl Scout leader for 13 years and is a recipient of the Girl Scout "Volunteer of the Year Award".
Leonard Attman serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for FutureCare Health and Management. He is credited for initiating the start of the company in the early 1980's, aligning a group of professionals from various fields, with a common vision: create a better system of quality care for patients requiring short and long-term medical support, in an environment that feels like home.
Mr. Attman is a builder and developer of apartment communities and commercial real estate parks. He is actively involved with several local charities and community partnership committees, including the Maryland Stadium Authority, and the Reginald Lewis Museum Board. Mr. Attman is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the Board of Directors for Sinai Hospital and the Advisory Board for the Neurosurgery Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
In his free time, Mr. Attman enjoys golf, travel and watching sports, with the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams topping his list of favorites. He and his wife, Phyllis, have three children, Shellye, Jeffrey, and Wende. He also has nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
As Chief Operating Officer John Spadaro is FutureCare’s newest senior executive. John works closely with the CEO and leadership teams at the home office and in the facilities helping to lead the company’s overall operations and to ensure the highest quality of care and customer service. In addition, he is charged with identifying and guiding strategic business opportunities and leading a variety of company initiatives.
John has been involved in the long-term care industry for over 20 years. He started his career in long-term care in 1994 at Integrated Health Services (IHS), which was a pioneering company in the development of sub-acute care services in nursing facilities. At IHS John held a variety of senior staff and executive positions culminating in Vice President of Operations. His diverse portfolio of experience working at IHS included working with skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, hospice, a Medicare Part B billing company and a variety of corporate departments. For the past ten years he was a Region Vice President for Mariner Health Care and SavaSeniorCare, which acquired Mariner Health Care. At SavaSeniorCare, John was responsible for the quality of care and operations for a portfolio of 17 facilities in five states, including Maryland. John is also a licensed nursing home administrator. He is Past Chairman and current Vice Chairman of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) and the Chairman of HFAM’s political action committee.
John earned his undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland.
John enjoys getting to know the people we serve in our communities and working hands on with the talented teams in the FutureCare family. His wife Susan is a teacher, and they have three teenage children Ryan, Kristen and Anna. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, traveling, reading and the outdoors.
As Vice President for FutureCare Health and Management, Les Goldschmidt oversees a segment of the company's skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. Mr. Goldschmidt takes a role in the development and implementation of new service line and program offerings. Additionally, he is charged with long term planning and organizational development efforts, and assists with budgeting, control and reporting obligations. Key regional corporate managers in the area of Respiratory, Social Work and Nourishment services fall under his supervision and guidance.
Mr. Goldschmidt joined FutureCare in 1997, after holding earlier health care positions as Regional Manager for Evercare Health Care. Other key posts held were as a Vice President for Bon Secours Health Systems and various tenures at Maryland area nursing homes. He earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University,with a special focus on Healthcare and Hospital Administration. In pursuit of his Master's degree, he completed an administrative residency at North Miami General Hospital, and published a work entitled "Surviving the Staffing Challenge", which tackles the issue of healthcare labor work force challenges.
In his day-to-day role, Mr. Goldschmidt enjoys the opportunity he has to work with a diverse group of people, who bring various backgrounds, education levels and life experiences to achieve a common goal: excellence in the provision of care. He believes that working at FutureCare presents the opportunity to work alongside an energetic and dynamic group of people who understand the true value of teamwork.
Mr. Goldschmidt was born in Baltimore and is a life-long resident. He and his wife have two daughters and two grandchildren, all who reside in the Baltimore area. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, sports and playing chess. As a personal goal, he hopes to someday visit base camp at Mt. Everest !
Lynn Lott serves as Vice President of Patient Accounting for FutureCare Health and Management. In this role, she oversees all billing and financial collections functions for the organization. Ms. Lott has been with FutureCare for over 15 years, working previously as a self-employed consultant focused on billing and collections for several long-term healthcare facilities.
Early in her career, Ms. Lott obtained an Associate's degree in nursing, working first as a neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse. During this time, she became one of the first neonatal transport nurses in Maryland to hold responsibility for the stabilization and transport of premature infants to regional NICUs. Inspired by her father's career path as a nursing home administrator, Ms. Lott later completed a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, with a goal to assist in the financial aspects of the healthcare business. She is a certified public accountant and is also certified in physician's billing coding. Currently, Ms. Lott represents the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) in the Maryland State Department of Human Resources' long-term care eligibility committee. In 2011, she was presented a Presidential Award for her contributions to this process.
Ms. Lott believes that FutureCare is different from other organizations that offer similar services due to the personal and hands-on approach taken by the company's owners. While working at FutureCare, she has enjoyed being directly involved in getting legislation passed to improve medical assistance eligibility programs for those who require long-term care.
Ms. Lott has three adult children. Her husband, Randy, is Chief Financial Officer for a logistics company. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and knitting, cross-stitching and sewing.
As Vice President of Human Relations, Corporate Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel for FutureCare Health and Management, Holly O'Shea has the opportunity to see each day just how connected her organization is to the community. A member of the company's leadership team for the past 15 years, Ms. O'Shea oversees and monitors FutureCare's corporate compliance program, all human resources activities and risk management functions, including litigation.
Prior to joining FutureCare, Ms. O'Shea worked in long-term care, home care and cardiovascular intensive care unit environments, serving in roles ranging from Director of Nursing to Regional Clinical Services Director and Director of Risk Management. She earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore, as well as a bachelor of science in nursing from Shenandoah University. She is also trained as a geriatric nursing assistant.
A natural "problem solver," Ms. O'Shea says that working for FutureCare has given her opportunities to try new things and meet new people.
Ms. O'Shea and her husband Bob have two children.