2024 CAHSAH Annual Conference & Expo Wrap-Up


CAHSAH held a very successful and well-attended Annual Conference & Expo last week at the beautiful Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.   

The conference kicked off with a hospitality suite on Monday evening hosted by Heffernan Insurance Brokers.  This began three days of education, networking, and friendship.  Tuesday morning began with the first of three Industry Forum Breakfasts and our first day keynote address from Bill Dombi of NAHC.  We then had a morning full of extraordinarily instructive breakout sessions.  The Annual Business Meeting and Awards luncheon followed where CAHSAH leaders presented the association's latest Annual Report and recognized outstanding individuals (listed below) who contribute so much to our industry.  

That led to an afternoon of breakout sessions followed by our Tuesday evening Expo Grand Opening reception. 

A SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DEEP APPRECIATION was given to Dr. Lucy Andrews for a lifetime of service to the California Association for Health Services at Home. 

Wednesday began with our second Industry Forum Breakfasts and Keynote Session featuring a keynote address by Michelle Cederberg, a Health and Productivity Expert, Speaker, Coach, and Author.  Another morning of excellent breakout sessions was followed by our Expo Strolling Lunch that provided attendees and others with an opportunity to interact with our terrific exhibitors and learn about their products and businesses. The afternoon program consisted of a full schedule of more great breakout sessions followed by the highly successful and fun PAC Happy Hour event which raised funds for CAHSAH’s important political action committee. 

CAHSAH is sincerely grateful to those agencies and individuals who sponsored and attended the PAC event.   

PAC Sponsors 

Around the Clock Care  

At Your Home Familycare 

Dean Chalios, CAHSAH President & CEO


Rod Windley, Aveanna 

S&S Home Care Consulting 

San Diego Regional Council 

PAC Attendees 

Alex Saldana, Oxford Healthcare 

Ali Shaukat, Sonder Healthcare Inc. 

Andrew Pagsisihan/Jonathan Piol, All Care Provider 

Andy Howard, HomeCare Professionals, Inc. 

Cindy Campbell, WellSky 

Emin Khalafian, California Healthcare & Hospice 

Lauren Reynolds, At Home Nursing Care  

Mark Hunt, Elevate Home Health 

Maryanne Sawoski, Continuity Care Staffing Services, Inc. 

Olubusayo Ekunboyejo, GIMAG Healthcare 

Patricia Johns, Continuity Care Home Nurses, Inc. 

Preet Dulai/Mark Sarris, Care West Insurance Company 

We ended our time together in Rancho Mirage on Thursday morning with our third Industry Forum Breakfasts, and Keynote Session featuring a highly informative keynote address Vicki Landers, of In Progress Coaching and one more full morning of final breakout sessions before heading home to our families and businesses with so much new information, so many new friends, and so many new relationships with conference sponsors and exhibitors that provide our industry with the important products and services that will help us all thrive. 

Welcome to CAHSAH! 

Bridget Ekunboyejo with GIMAG Healthcare in Livermore, CA joins CAHSAH onsite at Conference. 


CAHSAH thanks all our 2024 Conference & Expo attendees, sponsors & exhibitors (listed below), speakers and others who collectively made this conference one of the more memorable in recent years.  We encourage you to mark your calendars for our 2025 Annual Conference & Expo because we’re BACK in Rancho Mirage at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, May 2025. 


CAHSAH Award Recipients 

Lois C. Lillick Award 

Elaine Flores, Medical Home Care Professionals, Inc., Redding, CA 

This award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the continuing development of local, state, and national home care associations. 


Lillian H. O'Brien Home Care Supervisor Award  

Jessica Haff, Adventist Health Home Care Services, Simi Valley, CA 

This award honors an individual who is consistent in providing high-quality service under conditions that are often challenging and demonstrates the leadership skills and the abilities necessary to maximize staff performance and productivity. 


Home Care Service Award  

Kristi Rupp Varga of Medical Home Care Professionals, Inc., Redding, CA 

This award honors an individual directly involved in day-to-day home care who has consistently provided outstanding service to patients in their homes. 


Ambassador Award 

This award honors a support service individual who demonstrates unique behaviors or practices which support excellence in home care, and a consistent commitment and dedication in promoting home care.   

Lisa Munn of Sutter Care at Home, Modesto, CA 


Joan Baier Garland Home Care Nursing Scholarship 

John Luz, Sutter Care at Home, San Francisco, CA 

The purpose of the CAHSAH Joan Baier-Garland Home Care Nursing Scholarship is to provide support to students in good standing in an AA, a BSN, or Masters Nursing Program who have demonstrated a commitment to home care and to the community.  Criteria for the award include financial need, completion of at least 12 units with a GPA of at least 3.0, and current employment by a CAHSAH member agency.   

Support Service Award 

Tammy Grove of Medical Home Care Professionals, Inc., Redding, CA 

This award honors a support service individual who demonstrates unique behaviors or practices which support excellence in home care, and a consistent commitment and dedication in promoting home care. 



CAHSAH Conference Exhibitors and/or Sponsors – (*Sponsor) 

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) 

Advanced Revenue Cycle Management  





Billing Department  

Byram Healthcare 


CareTime and Ally  


Community Health Accreditation Partner 


Data Soft Logic 

Enclara Pharmacia 

Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  

*HealthCare Synergy, Inc. 

*Heffernan Insurance Brokers 

Home Health Notify  


HUB International Insurance Services Inc. 

Insight Healthcare  

Kaiser Permanente  




Medline Industries 

Narrable Health  


Omni Wound Physicians  

Paradigm Senior Services  

Pivotal Pro Services  


*ReadySet Connect 



Select LTC Pharmacy 


Shiftit Corp  




Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)  

The Pennant Group 

The Wound Pros 



Wilshire Health & Community Services, Inc.