Signature LeadershipHealthcare Solutions Built on Integrity and Experience
Mary KofstadDivision President, Signature
Mary Kofstad, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), is the Division President for Signature Healthcare at Home.
Mary has been in the healthcare field for almost 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing and a post master’s board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Kofstad has been with the company since 2015 where she started as Director of Clinical Services. Prior to being appointed Division President, she served as Vice President of Clinical Operations where she ensured Signature’s services matched the company’s quality standards as well as federal and state requirements. She also served as head of our nurse practitioner (NP2U) primary care operations and implemented a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Clinically, Mary has provided direct patient care in oncology, geriatrics, and palliative care in hospital and community settings. She has been and continues to be an educator and has done so at national-level conferences. Mary has led and developed palliative and acute pain programs with cross-functional teams and sat on a national palliative care board. Today she is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Mary has also developed compliance and accreditation readiness processes, medical management tools, and operational and financial metrics for performance improvement across the continuum of care.
At Avamere and Signature, she developed and refined our nurse practitioner services and led our quality and compliance teams while also spearheading our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation.
As Division President she focuses on the overall operations of Signature’s home health, home care hospice, and nurse practitioner services to ensure they are accessible, responsive, successful, and quality-driven to improve the lives in the communities we serve.
Mary has a great passion for what she does, and she enjoys working with others. She loves the team aspect of healthcare and finding those who share her passion for helping others. Her favorite quote aligns with this ideal: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the services of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Mary also believes in staying authentic to one’s true self, and that integrity of words and actions is what draws people together to accomplish great things. She believes this is what draws people to someone as a leader and a worker.
When she’s not working, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family. Mary loves sports and game night and her greatest reward is in being a wife, and mother of four curious strong-willed kids.
Anjie BerrymanVice President of Regional Operations
Anjie Berryman, SLP – Vice President of Regional Operations Anjie is the Vice President of Operations for Washington, Utah, and Idaho. She leads Signature’s effort in her region to enhance the life of every person we serve. Using her deep experience and expertise with geriatric populations, Anjie sets strategic priorities, monitors results and facilitates relationships with key partners. Prior to joining Signature, Anjie was Senior Director for West Coast Operations for ISC/Brookdale Senior Living, where her responsibilities included West Coast operations, acquisitions and start-ups. She also served at Infinity Rehab (also in the Avamere Family of Companies) as Area Rehab Director, Interim Rehab Director and Speech Pathologist. Prior to this, Anjie served as Area Director of Rehab for Extendicare overseeing Rehab Operations for Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Anjie’s healthcare experience also includes Hospital, SNF and outpatient management. Anjie received her Masters in Speech Pathology from Texas State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from Abilene Christian University.
Scott OrlichVice President of Sales & Marketing
Scott Orlich – Vice President of Sales & Marketing After a brief career in professional athletics, Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Medical Technology and Microbiology from the University of Montana. Scott began his professional business career, with a focus on Rehabilitative Medicine, as a Regional Account Manager for Rankin & Associates followed by five successful years as a Regional Sales Manager for the Chattanooga Group, centered on Physical and Occupational Therapy products servicing the Western US and Canada. Taking advantage of the opportunity to join a growing organization, Scott embarked on a 16-year career with RS Medical. With a focus on market development and revitalization, Scott developed 6 regions nationally, hired, mentored and trained multiple Presidents Club Members, launched a National Specialty Program based on Minimally Invasive Procedures, managed and developed RS Medical’s National Orthopedic and Fracture Division and, as a Director of Specialty Sales, developed the Company’s VA and DoD sales programs. Scott drove all Marketing efforts along with Sales Training and Operational Excellence. Scott’s experiences in Business Development allowed his professional career to continue serving as a General Manager & Market Leader for Apria Healthcare. With full fiscal responsibilities, Scott re-established Apria as a market leader in Western Washington. With a strong desire to return to a caring, patient focused organization, Scott joined Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care. “I want to help improve the quality of people’s lives every single day. Working with my fellow Signature Professionals we strive to achieve just that to the best of our abilities.” Scott, along with his wife Kathleen, continues to be a sports enthusiast, taking time for golf, travel, cooking, music, and of course, the Seahawks!
Jody CarterDirector of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Jody Carter – Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development Jody holds a BS in Communications from the University of Oregon and is a native Oregonian. Jody has over 15 years of Human Resources experience that she brings to her current role. She holds both PHR and SHRM-CP certification as well as a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Portland State University. Jody helps Signature team members understand and navigate current HR laws and best practices. She knows that a company can have the best strategy in the world, but if you don’t have the hearts and minds of the people who work for and with you, true success will elude you. HR is about teaching others the importance of connecting with co-workers and helping them to grow and be successful.
Lee WhitlockDirector of Recruiting
Lee Whitlock – Director of Recruiting Lee Whitlock has over 25 years of recruitment and human resources experience spanning a wide-range of industries. Her commitment to superior performance and customer satisfaction has been the cornerstones of every recruitment department she has lead throughout her career. In the early 2000s, Ms. Whitlock served as the Director of Recruiting for Consonus Healthcare. She oversaw the development of company-wide annual strategic recruitment plans and implemented Applicant Tracking Systems. In 2009, Ms. Whitlock Joined the Avamere Family of Companies as the Director of Recruitment for Infinity Rehab where she managed the post-acute rehabilitation provider’s entire recruitment efforts. She was responsible for thousands of new hires, overseeing budgets in excess of $1Mil, and contributing directly through her steadfast work and dedication to the continued growth and success of the companies. Ms. Whitlock transitioned over to the Director of Recruiting for Signature Hospice, Home Health, and Home Care in late 2014.