Anita mcclendon, msw
Anita McClendon brings a wealth of PACE and social service knowledge to the On Lok PACEpartners team, with a background of over 20 years of public and non-profit experience in project and program management, human resource selection and development, training, compliance and audit preparation, policy development, and process analysis. Prior to joining the On Lok PACEpartners team, Ms. McClendon served for seven years as the Director of Services for the PACE organization headquartered in Oakland, California. During her tenure at the Oakland PACE organization, she was responsible for the supervision and administrative direction of managers of four PACE centers, as well as the member services and compliance departments. Ms. McClendon received her B.S. from San Francisco State University and her M.S.W. from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on administration and planning. Ms. McClendon has completed the year-long “Mastering the Technology of Participation” program, broadening her participatory meeting planning and facilitation skills and experience.
Teddy Kellam serves as a researcher, technical writer and editor for On Lok PACEpartners. Ms. Kellam conducts demographic analyses and writes PACE Provider application materials for aspiring PACE organizations. She also maintains the On Lok PACEpartners website. Prior to joining On Lok, Ms. Kellam was a staff grant-writer for health care and social services programs at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Family Services Agency of San Francisco. Ms. Kellam spent five years developing and delivering training programs for early childhood educators throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as two years teaching at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China. Ms. Kellam received a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and a M.A. in education from the University of Colorado at Denver.
vickie mitchell, MBA, CPA
Ms. Mitchell has over 20 years of experience assisting senior management with critical business issues related to business and financial planning and operating effectiveness. As part of the PACEpartners team, Ms. Mitchell develops and customizes financial pro-formas for On Lok PACEpartners’ clients.Prior to joining PACEpartners, Ms. Mitchell developed annual budgets and financial projections for a multi-center PACE program. After obtaining her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Mitchell worked for the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP for over 10 years. She previously worked for General Electric as a Business Analyst and received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois. She is a Certified Public Accountant and was a Top Ten state award winner on the CPA Exam. Ms. Mitchell also enjoys serving on the boards of several nonprofits.
Scotti Kluess, Ms
Ms. Kluess has extensive experience in PACE management and technical assistance. Ms. Kluess played a key role in developing one of the first PACE replication sites in Rochester, New York in 1988. In addition, she led the development of two affordable senior living apartment complexes co-located with PACE centers. She was Director of the Rochester-based Technical Assistance Center where she assisted a number of organizations in New York, Pennsylvania and other northeastern states with PACE feasibility studies and full implementation for those choosing to go forward with developing their own PACE. She has also assisted with managed long-term care demonstration project design and start-up, including working with local nonprofits and local, state, and federal agencies. Ms. Kluess has served on several local nonprofit boards in Rochester, New York and has also served on board committees for the National PACE Association and the National Chronic Care Consortium. She received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the University of Rochester in Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
ON LOK Team Members
One of the primary advantages of working with On Lok PACEpartners is the involvement of an incredible team of On Lok senior managers who have extensive PACE experience and provide valuable technical assistance to clients. On Lok senior managers who are often included in PACEpartners’ projects include: Grace Li, M.H.A., Chief Executive Officer; Jay Luxenberg, M.D., Chief Medical Officer; Eileen Kunz, M.P.H., Chief of Government Affairs and Compliance; and Gary Campanella, Chief Financial Officer.