Laura Bachrach, RN, BSN, MSL, CCM
Laura Bachrach has over 30 years of healthcare experience holding many leadership roles in a variety of arenas in healthcare including Hospital, Insurance companies, and private Case Management Companies. She has held many different positions, those including case manager in many different specialties, development of case management programs, Director of Case Management, and consultant for case management, leadership, team building and change management. She has been a Board Member of CMSA AZ for the past 17 years, which includes ten years as their Executive Director. She has served on the National CMSA Board as a Director and as the Chair of the Education Committee for several years. She became a Certified Nurse Case Manager (CCM) in 2000. She received her Masters’ of Science in Leadership through the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University. Laura is currently a teacher at Summit School of Ahwatukee, teaching middle school students Culinary Arts and healthy eating habits. She has worked on their CARE Leadership team for six years, assisting with the development of leadership and conflict resolution programs. Laura volunteers her spare time to several non-profit organizations focused on leadership development. Her favorite duties are when she is conducting an educational seminar or presentation, developing a leadership program, or working one on one with individuals. Debra Bellitter, RN, MBA, CCM Debra has been a part of OptumCare- Arizona, an IPA, for the past five years. The first two year as the Associate Director of Case Management and the past three as the Clinical Quality Manager for the organization. She supports the organization through accreditation and regulatory compliance and is responsible for all the reporting aspects of the organization. She works closely within the Medical Management Team and is a resource for case management and utilization management. Debra has been in healthcare for 36 years with the past 26 years in Case Management and Management. She has worked in acute, post-acute, managed care and the IPA setting in a variety of roles from front-line to executive positions. Working within Transitions of Care most of her career she believes this is one of the most important part of the taking care of the patient, in a patient-centric arena. Debra has lived in Glendale, Arizona for the past 40 years and calls Arizona home. She has a daughter, Alexandra, a senior at the University of Arizona, who is her greatest accomplishment in life.