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Meet Our Leadership
Our dedicated team brings passion for seniors 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.
Phil is a Health Care Administration graduate of Concordia University, and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He is board chair of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, and has previously served as president of the Oregon Health Care Association and chair of AHCAs Strategic Planning Committee. In 2013, he was honored with the Association’s Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award.
Phil’s life-long commitment to charitable causes, and a desire to bring greater meaning and purpose to the lives of staff, residents, clients and business partners, led to his creation of the Vital Life Foundation in 2008. Each year, the Foundation supports programs and causes focused on children and seniors, and its charitable partners include the Ronald McDonald House, Friends of the Children, Alzheimer’s Association, Wish of a Lifetime, Meals On Wheels People and the American Heart Association.
Outside the pressures of the office, Phil’s preferred leisure pursuits include traveling, snow skiing, water skiing and racing cars. But his favorite pastime these days is in simply spending time with family—and especially his grandchildren. With his three sons already working by his side at Marquis, they represent the possibility of a sixth generation of Foggs serving in long-term care.
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 race cars, 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 down time 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.
All of our success at Marquis and Consonus begins and ends with having the right people to carry out our mission.
Katy’s calling to a career in senior care actually began in her teenage years. She was extremely close to her grandparents, and watching their health struggles opened her eyes to the enormous difference health care professionals make in the lives of those they serve.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Health Care Administration, and shortly thereafter became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Following a year-long practicum experience at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Katy moved across the country in 2010 to take her first job with Marquis as an Assistant Administrator at Marquis Plum Ridge in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
After serving in leadership positions at several Marquis post-acute rehab facilities in Oregon and Nevada, Katy took on the role of Operations Project Manager, where she focused on leading major company-wide technology initiatives. In her most recent position as Talent Services Manager, she led a team of people whose efforts nearly tripled the number of graduates from Marquis’ Nursing Assistant Training Program.
Now as Vice President of Talent Management, Katy oversees all recruiting and workforce initiatives across every business line. She 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.
At a time of historic workforce challenges facing senior care providers nationally, Katy clearly understands the importance of creating cutting-edge recruitment and retention programs, and of gathering the data necessary to measure their effectiveness. “All of our success at Marquis and Consonus begins and ends with having the right people to carry out our mission,” she says.
In her free time, Katy most enjoys spending time with family, and traveling whenever and wherever possible. She’s a long-time supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Washington and is co-chair of its Friends of the House board. She’s also a frequent volunteer for a wide range of Vital Life Foundation events and programs.
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.
Even though her college major was in health care administration, Meagan English knew she definitely didn’t want to work in a nursing home. “I was a bit afraid of them,” she admits. But after completing an Administrator in Training program as part of an internship, she was hooked on the profession. “I loved doing something different every day, and I especially loved the people,” she says. “I realized senior care wasn’t what it used to be.”
Over the first 15 years of her career, Meagan served as administrator at three Marquis campuses, then led the Marquis at Home business line before being promoted to Director of Operations, with oversight over several facilities. In 2014, she fulfilled a dream to start her own executive coaching company, preparing aspiring and established clients to lead with authenticity and compassion.
Now back at Marquis and leveraging all those experiences as Vice President of Leadership Development, Meagan is responsible for succession planning for the executive team, as well as identifying rising leaders through the Ascend and internship programs. “I’m working to engage the next generation of leaders, ensuring our business lines are in the most capable hands as we go into the future,” she says. “I love nurturing people on their career path, and seeing them succeed.”
Meagan holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Oregon State University, and is currently completing a Masters in Management Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University. She’s an accomplished speaker on topics including emotional intelligence, team building and values-based leadership, and is also the best-selling author of the book, “Uninvited Guest: The Art of Living with Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm.”
Time outside of work is mostly spent with her husband watching the athletic pursuits of their two children, and she’s a long-time supporter of youth sports programs. She’s also actively engaged with the Vital Life Foundation, and was an early champion of the Backpack to School program.
Zach Fogg has senior health care in his blood—literally. His great-great-grandmother was one of Oregon’s senior care pioneers, his grandfather followed in her footsteps, and his father founded Marquis and is its CEO. Zach represents 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. Before joining the Marquis leadership team, he served as a staffing director, admissions director and as a post-acute rehab administrator. He then served more than three years as a director of operations overseeing a portfolio of skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities.
Now as Vice President of Operations, he oversees all Marquis facilities, working with his three directors of operations to ensure excellent patient outcomes, strong census and optimal financial viability. “I’m focused on giving staff the support they need to be successful, and making sure we never lose sight of what gives us purpose—caring for our residents.”
Zach is a Business Management graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon. Outside the office, he enjoys spending family time with his wife, Alex, and their two young sons. He’s also a movie buff, as well as an avid supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Portland Trailblazers.
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.
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.
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, and 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 perspectives 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.
With his varied career experiences and methodical rise through the company, Jordan represents the model for an intentional roadmap to Marquis leadership. Before becoming a facility administrator, he served as a staffing coordinator, social services director, payroll director and assistant administrator at multiple Marquis locations, with each position leading to greater opportunities and responsibility.
After holding leadership roles at Marquis’ two Las Vegas facilities, Jordan served first as assisted living administrator then campus director of the new Marquis Tualatin location. By assembling a strong team and leveraging his foundation of prior experience, he helped turn it into one of Oregon’s top-tier senior care facilities, as well as a sought-after independent living destination.
Now as Director of Operations, Jordan oversees the day-to-day operations of several facilities within the Marquis portfolio, helping administrators and key personnel implement strategic initiatives and meet fiscal goals. “My drive is to be a leader, forming relationships that heighten a facility’s performance, and ultimately the care being provided to residents,” he says.
Jordan holds a degree in Health Care Administration from Oregon State University, and is a proud and vocal supporter of the Beavers’ athletic program. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter. He’s actively involved with the Vital Life Foundation, and has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels People.
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!
Marquis Companies is celebrating 30 years! Join us as we reflect on the past, celebrate today, and aspire for an even more fulfilling future in senior care. We’re sharing stories from our past and celebrating the Legacy we are building together.
On May 5, 2021
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On May 5, 2021
As Medicare Advantage Drives Rate Lower, Fed-Up CEOs Embrace Strategies That Limit Carriers’ Influence
A panel of nursing home and senior living executives call for more oversight in the face of the continuing shift.
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.