Michael H. McBride, Chairman of the Board for HMR Veterans Services Inc., has dedicated the last 25 years to serving the elderly in the field of long-term care. Beginning his career at the Methodist Home in Orangeburg, SC where he served as the Director of Business Affairs, he became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1985. From there he served as the administrator for several long-term care facilities. In 1993, Mr. McBride contracted to lease six facilities and subsequently formed the company known as Health Management Resources, Inc. Over the past 17 years, HMR has successfully managed operated, owned and/or managed 27 facilities in five states. He previously held the position of President of the South Carolina Health Care Association and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Health Care Association.
Mr. McBride holds an Undergraduate Degree from Clemson University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
William S. Biggs, President of HMR Veterans Services, Inc. With more than two decades of health care experience and more than 15 years of serving the health care needs of veterans, Mr. Biggs oversees the daily operations of the HMRVSI managed facilities. He is a veteran of the United States Army and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University.
As a former President of the South Carolina Health Care Association and current Board Member, Mr. Biggs takes special care to remain responsive to developments and changes in the Long Term Care industry and the Veterans Administration. An active member of the National Association of State Veterans Homes and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Mr. Biggs ensures that HMRVSI remains attentive to the needs of the states that we serve and support.
Mr. Biggs remains active in local Veterans Service organizations as a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. In 2001, Mr. Biggs was selected as the Legionnaire of the Year by American Legion Post 184, a post that he helped to organize. In 2001, SC Governor Jim Hodges appointed him to the State Veterans Trust Fund Board of Directors which he chaired. Mr. Biggs is very involved in continuing education as a member of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees in his home state of South Carolina.
John M. Twitty serves as Chief Financial Officer for HMR Veterans Services, Inc. His responsibilities include the financial reporting and accounting functions for each State Home managed by HMR VSI. With over 22 years of overall accounting experience starting with an international public accounting firm, 13 years of experience in the long term care industry and 11 years working with State Veterans Homes as the Controller of HMR Veterans Services, Inc., Mr. Twitty has extensive expertise in the areas of financing, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Twitty holds a Degree in Accounting from Clemson University and has been a CPA since 1991. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the S.C. Association of CPA's.
Heyward Hilliard, serves as Regional Vice President of Operations for HMR Veterans Services, Inc. His responsibilities include the oversight of all operational, financial, state liaison, and clinical services provided at the South Carolina and Maryland facilities managed by HMR VSI. Mr. Hilliard is a 19 year veteran of the long-term care industry. Mr. Hilliard is an active member of the American Health Care Association, SC Health Care Association and the National Association of State Veterans Homes. Mr. Hilliard is a four-time recipient of top Administrative honors with two leading long-term care corporations. He provides leadership training in health care and offers key customer service focus tips for new team members. With almost a decade of service to State Veterans Homes and the son of a United States Navy Veteran, Mr. Hilliard is passionate about serving the veterans of our country. Mr. Hilliard is a graduate of Erskine College with a degree in Psychology and Business Management.
Scott T. Hurst, serves as Regional Vice President of Operations for HMR Veteran Services, Inc. His responsibilities include oversight of operations, finances and clinical services, as well as serving as liaison to the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs for the four Alabama State Veterans’ Homes managed by HMR. Mr. Hurst has worked in the healthcare field for 18 years, 16 of those in long term care. He has been licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators since 2000 and has served the Veterans of Alabama with HMR since 2007. Mr. Hurst has been Risk Management Certified in Alabama since 2000. As an Administrator for HMR, he received the “Top Gun” Administrator of the Year award in 2009 and helped a facility achieve the AHCA’s Bronze Award for Excellence in Healthcare. Mr. Hurst is a graduate of Auburn University (Montgomery) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.
D. Abe Emery, serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Advantage Health Systems, Inc. and HMR Veterans Services, Inc. His responsibilities include the overall Human Resource functions for each of the facilities managed by Advantage Health Systems, Inc. and HMR Veterans Services, Inc. With over 30 years of Human Resource experience to include 18 years of senior HR leadership roles in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living Industry. Mr. Emery has extensive experience in all facets of Human Resources to include Labor Relations.
Mr. Emery holds a Bachelor's Degree from Grand Valley State University, as well as a certificate in Advanced Labor Relations from the University of Michigan.
Janice Sumner, serves as Vice President of Clinical Services for HMR Veterans Services, Inc. Mrs. Sumner has twenty years of professional nursing experience specializing in long term care management. She was Director of Nursing for ten years and Medicare Consultant for four years. In addition, Mrs. Sumner is a certified Legal Nurse Consultant as well as chairperson on the Medicare Advisory Board for the South Carolina Health Care Association. Mrs. Sumner has extensive experience in PPS , MDS assessments and serves as an instructor in these areas. After a background in education from Erskine college and Winthrop College in South Carolina, Mrs. Sumner received her Registered Nursing Degree from Piedmont College.
Linda Holtzman, serves as Director of Compliance and Credentialing for HMR Veterans Services, Inc. She has over 28 years experience in the health care industry and has spent the last 11 years in long term care. Her responsibilities include quarterly visits to all facilities managed by HMRVSI to ensure that all matters of compliance with our established systems are in place. Ms. Holtzman also provides oversight of the credentialing and privileging processes in the facilities. She collaborates with the President, CFO and Regional VPs in preparing and monitoring the technical specifications of the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for State VA facilities managed by HMRVSI. She is a Notary Public with the State of South Carolina. Ms. Holtzman attended Kent State University and holds an Associates' degree in Business Administration.