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Meet Our Leadership
Our dedicated team brings passion for elder care and a deep bench of experience.
As the fourth-generation of a family of long-term care providers, it was probably inevitable that Phil Fogg Jr. would devote his life to serving seniors. His great-grandmother was one of Oregon’s pioneers in the profession, and by the age of only 13, he was already working in his father’s facilities—doing laundry, washing dishes, making beds or whatever else was needed. “It felt like my second home,” he recalls, “and the residents became like family.”
Almost immediately after his college graduation, Phil formally entered the profession as an administrator, then regional manager at his father’s company, before finally stepping out on his own. Even with dire financial challenges facing providers in Oregon, he started Marquis Companies in 1989, and assumed the management of his first skilled nursing facility. It was a challenging but ultimately successful turn-around project that’s still in the family today as Marquis Vermont Hills.
Since then, the organization he created has grown to become one of the Northwest’s premiere providers of senior care services, with more than 4,000 employees. Marquis owns and operates 22 skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living campuses in Oregon, California and Nevada, and also provides home health and home care services. Responding to opportunities in the changing health care environment, the company most recently launched AgeRight Advantage—a Medicare Advantage health plan, and AgeRight Clinical Services, which provides nurse practitioner services in skilled nursing facilities.
Phil founded its sister company, Consonus Healthcare, in 2004, and it now serves rehab therapy and pharmacy customers in 11 states, as well as offering a wide range of consulting services. Again in response to challenges facing long-term care providers, he led the profession in the creation of the innovative Co-Pilot data analytics solution, which helps facilities demonstrate their patient outcomes and quality of care to potential payors and referral sources.
Looking back on almost three decades of leadership and achievement, Phil’s measure of accomplishment has little to do with growth or revenue. Instead, he defines true success by the impact Marquis and all its corporate entities have had on the lives of those it employs and serves. “Our proudest achievement has been in creating a positive culture that promotes vitality in our residents, clients and staff members,” he says.
Throughout his career, Phil has been an active advocate for long-term care in Oregon, and an influential national voice in the nation’s capital. He is secretary/treasurer and an at-large board member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), and a passionate champion for fair and predictable reimbursement systems, resident care quality outcomes and workforce development initiatives.
Steve Fogg’s long-term care career technically started as a bookkeeper in a skilled nursing facility, but his affection for seniors began long before. As part of a four-generation family of pioneering Oregon senior care providers, he grew up enjoying long hours with facility residents, and grew to care deeply about their care and well-being.
Steve has been Chief Financial Officer for Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare since 2001. A skilled financier who has closed more than $500 million in transactions over the course of his career, he’s strengthened the companies’ financial positions and accounting practices, given strategic guidance and nurtured relationships with lenders, suppliers, insurers and regulators.
His knowledge and experience with the Medicare Advantage program was invaluable in the creation of Marquis’ AgeRight Advantage Health Plan, and he serves on its board of directors. Steve is also a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on industry issues such as property valuation, risk management and reimbursement methodology.
After more than 30 years navigating a constantly changing profession, he still sees nothing but opportunity in the challenge. “In our current environment of unprecedented regulatory and payment uncertainty, companies with a proven ability to not only adapt but proactively innovate will be the winners,” he believes.
Steve is a graduate of Portland State University and holds degrees in Accounting and Business Administration with a finance emphasis. After college, he took an accounting position with Prestige Care, eventually working his way to becoming its Chief Operating and Financial Officer. During his tenure, the company grew to 42 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Along the way, Steve has been active on behalf of the long-term care profession at both a state and national level. He’s a past president of the Oregon Health Care Association, and is currently a member of its board. He also serves on the finance and reimbursement committees for the American Health Care Association and Cedar Sinai Park.
As a board member and passionate advocate for the Vital Life Foundation and its charitable partners, Steve has been particularly inspired by his personal involvement with Friends of the Children—some of whose program graduates now work at Marquis. “What’s most impressive is how these young people have risen above difficult circumstances with an endless desire to be self-sufficient and succeed,” he says.
Outside the office, Steve’s free time is usually spent driving racecars, playing tennis and spending family time with his wife and two daughters.
As is evident by the massive stacks of important paperwork that perpetually cover her desk, Staci Tone is responsible for all accounting-related job functions at Marquis. She’s been Corporate Controller since 1994, helping the company navigate the always-increasing complexities of delivering long-term care services. “It’s been very rewarding to participate in Marquis’ growth,” she says, “and to use my skills to support our residents and staff.”
A typical day’s duties might include financial statements, taxes, internal auditing, budgeting or operational controls. Staci also helps identify revenue enhancement and cost-control opportunities, oversees the employment benefit program and guides Marquis through complex Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
Her career began in the hospitality industry working for the Kimpton Group, a hotel and restaurant management company. She held positions as assistant controller for Portland’s Hotel Vintage Plaza, controller for Pazzo, a popular local restaurant, and controller for the Alexis Hotel in Seattle, Wash.
Staci is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon, with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and human resources. Her depth of experience and knowledge has made her a respected resource for others in her profession, and since 1995 she’s served on the Payment for Services Committee for the Oregon Health Care Association.
Giving back through community service has always been important to Staci, and she donates significant time each year to supporting the Vital Life Foundation. She collaborated with Marquis facilities and Vital Life in developing a four-week, 10,000-steps-a-day walking challenge leading up to the annual Greater Portland Heart and Stroke Walk.
When she has a rare free moment, she fills it with travel, wine tasting in Oregon’s legendary Willamette Valley, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.
Her first job out of college was in a skilled nursing facility, and it was there that April Diaz discovered a passion for serving senior residents and families—and for the long-term care profession in general. Her professional journey covers more than 20 years of nursing in senior care, and includes experience as a Resident Care Manager, Director of Nursing, Nurse Consultant and expert legal consultant.
April joined the Marquis team as a Nurse Consultant in 2004, and is currently the Director of Clinical Services. She works closely with Marquis’ 23 post-acute rehab, memory care and assisted living facilities, and is responsible for clinical system development and implementation, regulatory oversight and the creation of best practice models.
Though she’s a hands-on nurse at heart, her greatest reward is in guiding broad, system changes that improve care for all residents. She’s proud that Marquis’ facilities regularly receive Five-Star ratings well above the national average, but achieving such accolades isn’t her primary focus. “When we work at the highest clinical level to improve the safety and well-being of patients and support the passion of our staff to take care of them, great quality metrics will fall into place,” she says.
April is a national speaker on long-term care topics including MDS 3.0, the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), the regulatory/survey process and a broad range of topics in clinical best practices. Her Marquis successes serve as case study centerpieces of presentations on quality improvement, electronic health record adoption and reducing rehospitalization rates. “I try to encourage every audience to challenge the norm, and find better, more resident-centered ways to deliver care,” she says.
In downtime outside of work, hiking, gardening, and family time are favorite pursuits, and she actively supports Vital Life Foundation causes. She has traveled to Nicaragua with Marquis colleagues to help train caregivers, improve clinical systems and develop a model of care that will better serve the country’s seniors.
Charlie Morales has been an accomplished “match-maker” for more than 20 years—helping his employers find skilled personnel, and connecting prospective staff to the jobs of their dreams. He joined Marquis after rewarding and successful experiences leading teams at Nike, Premera Blue Cross, and most recently with Holiday Retirement.
Now as Vice President of Talent Management for Marquis, Charlie oversees all recruiting personnel and workforce initiatives company-wide. He supports staffing at its post-acute rehab and assisted living facilities, its Marquis at Home and AgeRight entities, as well as at its sister company, Consonus Healthcare, which offers pharmacy and rehab services.
For someone tasked with serving a growing company with more than 4,000 employees, at a time of historic workforce challenges within the national long-term care profession, Charlie describes his job in deceptively simple terms. “Basically, I’m responsible for ensuring we have the people we need, when we need them,” he says, “and for discovering the quality talent that will help elevate us to the next level.”
Charlie is a Business Administration graduate of Loyola Marymount University. He and his wife have two active children, and weekends are typically spent cheering them on at swim meets or basketball and soccer games. He’s also an avid music listener and collector, with an extensive library of vinyl albums, and enjoys seeing live performances at every opportunity.
Giving back to the community and his profession is an area of personal passion, and Charlie serves on the board for Oregon Recruiters, an organization dedicated to providing training and development opportunities. He’s also a board member of Southeast Soccer Club, a youth organization that provides access to developmental soccer, and coaches one of his daughter’s teams.
Lisa Hynes has spent virtually her entire professional life in managed care. From her first position with a small Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Salem, Ore., her career journey has included stops at Regence BlueCross/BlueShield of Oregon and Legacy Health Systems. She spent 12 years with Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, where she served as Provider Relations Manager, Provider Contracting Manager, and most recently, Vice President of Provider Network Management.
Now as Vice President of AgeRight Managed Care Services at Marquis, Lisa oversees AgeRight Health Plan and Clinical Services. She’s responsible for driving transformative changes to MCO payment methodologies and billing/payment efficiency, and for coordinating hospital health system relationships as new post-acute care solutions and alternative payment models are developed.
While working across the table from Marquis leadership in contract negotiations over the years, Lisa developed an appreciation for how the company maintained a passion for the people served, and a commitment to driving innovation and challenging the status quo. “Even in difficult times, they kept a strong moral compass, and never lost sight of the quality care provided to residents,” she said. “I’m proud to be working with such a compassionate and driven team.”
A true Oregonian at heart, Lisa enjoys water and snow skiing, snowmobiling, cooking, wine tasting and watching college football. She grew up on a small farm near Silverton, Ore., and raised her three children on a century farm. As an avid horseback rider with 12 head of Scottish Highland cattle in the pasture, she’s never moved far from her roots.
Charity involvement includes developing future agriculture leaders through Silverton High School’s FFA program, and Lisa has served for nine years on the Children’s Cancer Association’s Ambassador Board. She’s also a board member of the Oregon Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA).
Since joining Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare in 2005, Angie Latta has helped create one of the most trusted brands in the senior care space. As Vice President of Marketing, she oversees increasingly sophisticated, nuanced and measurable efforts to tell the organizations’ story, support talent acquisition and census initiatives and elevate the conversation about senior care in America.
Soon after her arrival as Director of Marketing, Angie took the lead in a full-scale corporate marketing makeover, executing a rebranding campaign that tapped into the companies’ unique culture in order to differentiate them in a competitive marketplace. She’s still energized to have what she considers a marketer’s dream job—crafting messages that are authentic, dynamic reflections of organizational values and integrity.
Over a 20-year sales and marketing career in politics, policy and health care, Angie has a proven track record of success from public relations and web communications to social media and advertising. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from Oregon State University, and is a member of the American Marketing Association.
An accomplished speaker, Angie helps audiences learn how to achieve tangible marketing outcomes with maximum impact and return on investment. Topics include the power of branding, values-based marketing, effective public speaking and the role and importance of social media and analytics.
Outside work, Angie enjoys photography and other creative pursuits, cooking, traveling with her husband and children, and doing everything possible to support the Oregon State Beavers. Philanthropic organizations relating to seniors and children are the focus of her volunteer efforts, and she’s been actively involved with the Vital Life Foundation, Mercy Corps and Medical Teams International.
Amy Bucher never planned a career in long-term care. But some elective college courses in gerontology opened her eyes to the possibilities, and two weeks into an administrator-in-training internship following graduation, she was hooked. She thrived on the regulatory and revenue pressures, on working with diverse staff, residents and family members—on the pure challenge of it all.
She joined Marquis soon after obtaining her administrator license, and when a proven leader was needed to open its new Wilsonville campus, Amy was chosen. She hired the first employees, implemented systems and molded a staff of virtual strangers into a cohesive care family. It was the perfect audition for the important role she now plays as Director of Operations, with oversight responsibility for 12 Marquis facilities.
With energy, passion and more than 20 years of senior care experience, Amy has helped enhance facility efficiency, maximize reimbursement, and improve resident outcomes and quality measures. But her greatest reward is in developing and mentoring new leaders. ”I love giving my administrators the tools to successfully navigate through the day, and watching them gain the confidence to intuitively make the right decisions,” she says.
Amy’s boundless enthusiasm, love of people and ability to clearly communicate a positive vision have contributed to the success of the company’s newest senior care facilities—Marquis Newberg, Mill Park and Tualatin. She’s also an accomplished motivator and speaker, and favorite presentation topics to long-term care audiences include time management, organization and values-based leadership.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Oregon State University, named her dog “Reese” after the school’s stadium and attends all the Beaver football and baseball games she possibly can. Amy loves family time with her husband and two daughters, and is an avid runner who has completed the New York and Boston Marathons.
Besides serving as a long-time volunteer soccer and softball coach, she’s a passionate supporter of the Vital Life Foundation, and is actively involved with many of its charitable partners and causes.
Zach Fogg has senior health care in his blood—literally. His great-great-grandmother was one of Oregon’s long-term care pioneers, his grandfather followed in her footsteps, and his father founded Marquis and is its CEO. Zach and his two brothers now represent the fifth generation of Foggs serving this profession.
He grew up appreciating seniors, tagging along with his father on facility visits and spending quality time with residents and staff. His first actual Marquis job was washing dishes at the age of only 15, and throughout high school and college, he held a wide range of positions, including maintenance assistant, bookkeeper and pharmacy technician.
Determined to learn the profession intimately, he enrolled in Certified Nursing Assistant training and also completed the Administrator in Training (AIT) program, where he rotated through all facility departments. Before joining the Marquis leadership team, he served as a staffing director, admissions director, and as a post-acute rehab administrator.
Now as Director of Operations, he oversees several Marquis facilities, working with administrators to ensure a positive staff culture, quality resident care and outcomes, strong census and optimal financial viability. He’s humbled by his new responsibilities, but proud to carry on the legacy. “Knowing our family has been committed to quality care and service through so many generations speaks to the character and values that have been passed down to all of us,” he says.
Zach is a Business Management graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration degree. Outside the office, he enjoys spending family time with his wife, Alex, and their young son. He’s also a movie buff, as well as an avid supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Portland Trail Blazers.
Giving back to the community is another multi-generation family trait Zach continues, and he’s a passionate supporter of Vital Life Foundation programs and of its partner charities. He’s actively involved with the Ronald McDonald House and with the Ambassador Board for Meals on Wheels People.
If Erin Sprando could have made a wish list of ideal life experiences that would help her be the best possible future Director of Operations at Marquis, she couldn’t have planned things any better.
Her childhood was spent in the frequent company of seniors, she developed a deep respect and affection. Erin saw firsthand not only their fragility and need, but the strain it placed on family caregivers. As her understanding of the inevitability of aging decline grew, so did her empathy for the worry and pain experienced by all concerned.
For management preparation, her perspective on the delivery of senior care was shaped by early career stints starting at the age of 17 as a caregiver, C.N.A. and med aide. It gave Erin a unique vantage point to understand the challenges staff face every day, which has informed her leadership style. “Having been a caregiver, I know how demanding the work can be,” she says.
As Director of Operations, Erin oversees half the company’s senior care facilities, as well as its home care and home health business line and its team of hospital liaisons. She’s also responsible for mentoring administrators through the inevitable challenges of long-term care leadership. “I’m passionate about finding and developing leaders who are committed to personal and professional growth,” she says, “and who have a desire to create greatness around them.”
Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Concordia University, and three months later, at only 21, was offered her first assisted living leadership position. Since joining Marquis in 2005, she has served as an administrator at 11 of its properties. Her achievements have included turning a Vegas facility profitable by altering case mix, helping spearhead innovative service delivery models for Marquis @ Home, and successfully opening the company’s newest property—Marquis Tualatin.
Outside her professional responsibilities, she most enjoys spending time with her three sports-crazed children and her husband, who is a commercial airline pilot. She’s also an avid runner and reader of biographies, and an active volunteer and supporter of the Vital Life Foundation and its charitable partners—particularly the Ronald McDonald House.
Hear From Our Clients
Nothing in the world makes us happier than making a difference in people’s lives. Here are a few examples in their own words.
Bless their hearts, all these great therapists over here were a great help… It didn’t matter how small the progress was; they would just keep encouraging me.
Bill and Ellie Dirks
They treated their guests here not as patients but as loved ones. That elevated the experience in a way that, I would say, I would only bring my family to Marquis. I wouldn’t take them anywhere else.
Feel proud of what you do because that’s not just a career, not just a profession. It’s an art, it’s a gift, and it changes people’s lives.
Monte and Melody Graham
You can’t give them a gift, so all you can say is ‘thank you,’ and mean it.
With therapy I’m walking! They really helped me get my confidence back by working with me and fighting for me.
It couldn’t be better than it is. And that’s my pitch!
Vital Life Foundation
Supports organizations and programs that provide meaning and vitality in the lives of seniors and staff members living and working in long term care.