Our Team

Mark Bruning, Chief Executive OfficerMr. Bruning joined Professional Pediatric Home Care in 2014 as President, CEO and Director. He also serves as the President and CEO of PPHC’s sister company, Reach Pediatric Therapy Services in Houston, Texas, acquired in late 2014 as part of a regional growth strategy that includes geographic and service line expansion. Mr. Bruning and his management team are leading several hundred nurses, therapists and support professionals dedicated to delivering high value, clinically-focused pediatric nursing and therapy care to the medically fragile and special needs pediatric patients and their families in the post acute care environment.

Mark has held numerous health care leadership roles, including extensive experience successfully leading a large and complex healthcare organization with over 14,000 caregivers as President of American Medical Response (AMR). He is skilled at galvanizing high-performance people and teams, forging key alliances and joint ventures, creating new service lines, successfully completing and integrating mergers and acquisitions, building start-up operations and fortifying system-design enhancements. A proven track record in leading people and organizations through complex change processes making them more nimble, efficient, and customer-centric.  He has been particularly focused on creating cohesive organizational structures, capabilities and strategies for increased chronic care disease management and cost containment in the post acute care environment under the Affordable Care Act. His primary interests focus on creating systems maximizing value creation in health care delivery including leveraging existing and new technologies to take high value care to patients in more cost-effective and conducive settings.

Mr. Bruning holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also sits on several boards and community organizations, both non-profit as well as entrepreneurial business ventures in the telemedicine and medical devices space.

Becky HobsonBecky Hobson joined PPHC in March 2015 as Vice President of Operations and in April of 2016 became the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).  She is also responsible for Reach Therapy Services, PPHC’s sister company in Houston, Texas.  Becky has a strong background in process improvement and re-engineering and is responsible for building a scalable and integrated electronic and technical platform for both organizations.  Critical to this objective is a flexible, integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system that can grow with the business and service lines while driving workflow, data capture and revenue.   Becky is also responsible for revenue cycle management and works closely with both offices to identify and execute efficiency opportunities to ensure that we can process information expediently so that desired services can be provided to our patients.

Prior to joining PPHC, Becky held numerous clinical and leadership roles with American Medical Response (AMR).  She started her career as a clinician and was a licensed paramedic for twelve years.  During her tenure at AMR, Becky was very involved with the company’s proprietary electronic charting system, and she successfully led the deployment of the largest pre-hospital roll-out in the country.  Her ability to work across department lines in a collaborative manner fostering teamwork and coupled with her ability to get results through people was instrumental in the success of the project.

Becky holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Phoenix.  A recent transplant to Colorado, she enjoys the beauty of the outdoors and the numerous activities available in the state.

JOHN_S_ppJohn Sánchez joined PPHC in December 2014 as CFO and serves in the same capacity for our sister company, Reach Pediatric Therapy Services located in Houston TX.  In this capacity, he oversees the accounting function as well as management reporting, banking relationships, forecasting and analysis, and M&A activity.  In addition to strong technical expertise, he leverages his knowledge to support the clinical, customer centric focus of our nurses and therapists as they deliver nursing and therapy care to medically fragile children in their home and school environments.

John has held increasingly responsible financial positions in a variety of industries including mining and reclamation, small-ticket leasing, manufacturing, and financial services.  Many of the companies John has served have been companies privately held by equity investors.  In his roles, John has led accounting teams to streamline reporting cycles, improve financial analysis and reporting, and to conduct due diligence activities in order to determine valuation and implement improvement strategies.  He continues to enjoy the health care industry and provide financial analyses that produce operational efficiencies.John holds a CPA license in the state of Colorado and earned a BS in Accounting from Bob Jones University.  He is married and has two adult children.  He enjoys the Colorado summers and the outdoor activities available in this state.  He is active in his community and participates in outreach programs through his church, with a particular focus on serving children and the elderly.

Tara is the Administrator and Director of Operations for Reach Pediatric Home Therapy and Reach Pediatric Therapy Centers. She first joined Reach in 2003 as an Occupational Therapist where she specialized in feeding therapy and oral motor treatment, as well as building a foundation of Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) knowledge. Through successive promotions Tara has gained over 11 years of management experience in home health and in-patient care. She is responsible for all aspects of the business in the Houston area. Her focus is on providing the most innovative and optimal care for every child as well as mentoring new therapists. Her leadership in the rapidly changing healthcare environment has created a dynamic team with a with a strong commitment to both their patients and the community.

Tara graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.  She is currently pursuing an MBA/MHA from the University of Houston.  Tara is a committee member of the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice (TAHCH), and serves as a volunteer in various capacities within the community.

Miriam (Mimi) joined Reach Pediatric Therapy in 2011 as Speech Therapy Supervisor for the Kirby location. She has over 22 years of experience in Speech Language Pathology across various practice settings, specializing in pediatrics. Mimi is currently Director, Pediatric Rehab for both the Central and Pearland locations and is responsible for both clinic and home health. This includes managing the business as well as maintaining the highest expectations for clinical interventions and outcomes for patients. She also serves as Alternate Administrator for the Home Health business line. Mimi’s professional experience provides a diversified perspective on the field of Speech Language Pathology which has been a great asset for Reach.

After graduating with an MA in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston Mimi began working in Early Childhood Intervention at UTMB, Project Launch. She then went to work for The Care Group as Speech Therapy Supervisor for their newly purchased pediatric rehab division where she led a small staff of SLPs in professional development. Mimi further expanded her knowledge as owner and manager of a successful private practice in Houston for 9 years while starting a Houston area support group for parents of children with Apraxia of Speech.  She has focused on continuing her professional development with emphasis on feeding disorders, motor speech disorders and augmentative communication.  Mimi also worked in Houston ISD for 5 years as a lead Speech Language Pathologist in addition to numerous short term placements in hospitals, deaf co-ops, ECI and school districts across the greater Houston area.

Mimi enjoys sharing her professional knowledge through staff mentorship and program development as well as maintaining an active role in the professional community.

Beth has been a part of the Reach Pediatric Therapy team since 2002. She has held positions at every level including Staff Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and now Director, Pediatric Rehab for the Northwest Clinic. She manages 3 clinical supervisors, who provide support and guidance across 3 Houston based branches.  With more than 15 years’ experience in the area of pediatric Occupational therapy she has a strong background in providing guidance and growing the knowledge of those she manages. As Rehab Director she is responsible for managing the business as well as updating the therapy and supervisory staff on regulatory changes and navigating the continually changing landscape of insurance requirements through documentation modifications and efficiency measures.

Beth studied at the University of Mississippi earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Communicative Disorders in 1998. She received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University in 2001. During her career Beth has also earned specialty certifications in the areas of Sensory Integration and Praxis, Kinesiotaping, Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT), and Beckman Oral Motor. She creates an expectation of achievement through her desire to grow professionally which helps to further Reach’s Center of Excellence.

Beth enjoys advising and sharing her knowledge with the staff she manages as well as students at local Universities including UTMB Galveston.

Intake:

Jessica DaVila
Intake Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2279
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Monica Vallejo
Intake Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2289
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Business Development and Sales:

Matt Jones
Account Executive
832-309-6186
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Jo Harman
Account Executive
713-203-2949
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Jill Collins
Account Executive
832-298-5408
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Business Office – Billing and Authorizations:

Lily Salas
Business Office Manager
713-383-9700 ext 2215
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Sherri Heathcock
Authorization Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2290
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Kenya Hamilton

Authorization Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2721
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Teri Murphy

Billing/Collections Specialist
713-383-9700 ext 2278
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Shelly Fankhauser
Collections Specialist
713-383-9700 ext 2233
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Keisha Coleman
Cash Posting & Collections Specialists
713-383-9700 ext 2248
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Clinical Supervisors:

Monique Sterling, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapy Supervisor
713-383-9700 ext 2505
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Sue Muenks, M/OTR

Occupational Therapy Supervisor
713-383-9700 ext 2220
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Jessica Plaza, DPT

Physical Therapy Supervisor
713-383-9700 ext 2504
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Clinical Recruitment:

Sara McConathy, COTA/MHA
Pearland Branch Manager/Recruiting Manager
713-383-9700 ext 2484
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Human Resources:

Laura Burciaga
Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2411
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Medical Records:

Ashley Liggons
Health Information Management Coordinator
713-383-9700 ext 2438
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