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Staff

Joe DeMattosJoe DeMattos
President
Extension:  114
Email:  jdemattos@hfam.org

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Overall policy administration

In April 2009, Joseph DeMattos, Jr., MA became president of the Health Facilities Associatíon of Maryland (HFAM) – the oldest and largest long-term care association in the state representing skilled nursing, sub-acute facilities, assisted living programs, and continuing care retirement communities. As president, DeMattos is responsible for managing and leading HFAM, a voluntary provider community association chartered in 1948 as the Maryland Nursing Home Association.

Prior to joining HFAM DeMattos was AARP’s senior state director, Maryland. He was responsible for the management of the AAHP Maryland State Office in Baltimore, and charged with directing the organization’s advocacy, community service, and education activities statewide. AARP in Maryland has more than 875,000 members.

DeMattos, 52, served in leadership roles for AARP’s Medicare Prescription Drug and Social Security campaigns. Prior to becoming state director, DeMattos was AARP’s interim director of Advocacy where he directed government relations and advocacy nationwide.

DeMattos has more than 26 years of professional and community service experience in the fields of communications, community outreach, public relations, and government relations.

Before joining AARP, DeMattos was a government relations and crisis communications practitioner at a prominent Hawaii public relations firm. DeMattos served on Hawaii Governor John Waihee’s Executive Chamber staff and on the Office of Information staff. In Hawaii, DeMattos also served on the staff of the Attorney General and as a legislative aide in the State House.

DeMattos is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and is also a past president of the University of Hawaii Alumni Association. DeMattos holds a Master of Arts in Government from Johns Hopkins University. He has completed executive education studies in Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is also an alumnus of the Pacific Century Fellows Program, a Hawaii-Pacific program modeled after the White House Fellows. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2008.

Tracy Immel
Reimbursement and Policy Director
Extension:  102
Email: timmel@hfam.org

  • Coordinates regulatory activities
  • Supports legislative matters
  • Data analyst for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement

Jane Neumaier
Financial Management
Extension: 113
Email: jneumaier@hfam.org

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Financial reporting
  • Office/Bldg Management

Neal Karkhanis
Government Relations Manager
Extension:  104
Email: nkarkhanis@hfam.org

  • Coordinates government relations and legislative activities
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Staff Lobbyist

Patty Stehle
Vice President Operations and Member Services
Extension:  101
Email: pstehle@HFAM.org

  • Support to the President, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Overall administration and management
  • Oversees membership services
  • Assists with outreach and communication efforts
  • Directs the Annual Convention and Trade Show
  • Staff support and program development for the HFAM Foundation and PAC
  • Plans and promotes education programs
  • Directs and promotes quality care initiatives
  • Assists with outreach efforts

Melanie Walker
Program Coordinator
Extension:  100
Email: mwalker@hfam.org

  • Registrar for programs and meetings
  • Assists with outreach and communication efforts
  • Database updates