February 27, 2020 | kolotv.com – Reno Capability Health & Human Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at a new Pediatric Therapy Clinic at 5250 Neil Road Suite 200 with the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce. Tours of the clinic were also given, as well as a reception. The nonprofit specializes in pediatric rehabilitation services, working with people that deal with physical, intellectual, mental or social limitation, including children that face development delays.
February 25, 2020 | mynews4.com RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Capability Health Pediatric Therapy Clinic celebrated its opening in Reno Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The clinic said it provides a number of services for children struggling to reach developmental milestones, including speech, occupational, physical, nutrition and feeding therapy. It will especially focus on making sure children get the help they need. Capability Health has operated as a non-profit in Nevada since 1976.
February 6, 2020 | linkedin.com VANESSA FUHRMANS nailed her The Wall Street Journal article “Where Are All the Women CEO’s”? Like Barbara Yastine I was pigeon-holed in the tough clean-up roles in private-equity. And like Kim Feil, I left the corporate world, first for a start-up, followed by a non-profit healthcare company where I finally landed the coveted CEO position that not only gave me ultimate P&L responsibility, it also provided me with the opportunity to transform pediatric healthcare in Nevada. While the company isn’t publicly traded, on Wall Street or in the Bay area, we have an all-female executive management team and after a year of reconfiguration, 53% of our Board members are women. I am proud of our transformative patient and employee experience and I am grateful I took a chance on a non-traditional career path to CEO.
February 4, 2020 | businesspress.vegas Easterseals Nevada, a nonprofit organization with a 44-year history of providing services to Nevada residents, has announced a new name, Capability Health & Human Services. This new name, along with associated branding material, is designed to better convey the mission and variety of services offered through its five permanent locations in Southern and Northern Nevada, as well as outreach services in a few rural communities.
January 27, 2020 | lasvegassun.com Easter Seals Nevada, a health care and human services nonprofit serving families and children with developmental delays and adults with physical and intellectual limitations, has rebranded to Capability Health & Human Services. The organization offers services from birth, oftentimes accepting patients upon discharge from the NICU, through seniors.
January 27, 2020 | youtube.com Capability Health strives to stay true to our Nevada roots. To learn more about our organization, check out our CEO, Christine Zack who was interviewed by Mary Beth Sewald on Vegas Chamber’s TV Show, Like Nobody’s Business.
January 27, 2020 | news3lv.com LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Capability Health and Human Services have launched its new initiative called “Big Crazy Dream.” Joining us with more is the organization’s CEO and president, Christine Zack.
January 13, 2020 | issuu.com Infinity Business Magazine chooses a local professional quarterly to spotlight in “Business Professionals You Should Know.” When we decide who to spotlight, it is not always based on what business they own or their entrepreneurial skills, but we choose someone who not only has business experience that they can share with others but also possess qualities that we find admirable and that support and help grow the local community. We had the privilege to sit down with Christine Zack, President & CEO of Capability Health & Human Services. Christine, while at first meeting, her youthful energy and personable demeanor are her trademark qualities but she is also an amazing businesswoman whose professional experience and knowledge have paved the way to lead such a remarkable organization.
January 13, 2020 | issuu.com Capability Health & Human Services has deep roots in Nevada. The organization was founded in 1976 as a statewide non-profit and as continuously provided health and human services to the most vulnerable Nevadans for fourty-four years.
January 6, 2020 | ktnv.com LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas residents Lashona and Charles Deary were only married for 11 months before they found out life-changing news. “I woke up one morning, and I was completely blind in my left eye due to two types of rare glaucoma and 95% blind in my right eye,” Charles Deary said. Despite his disability, Charles was determined to live a normal life. A rare opportunity came along thanks to a local nonprofit called Capability Health and Services. Their mission is to find work for Nevadans with disabilities. With the help of this group, Sephora offered Charles a job at their distribution center as a packing worker. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada also stepped in to help, providing transportation for Charles to get back and forth to work for free. Charles is using this opportunity to start over and turn his disability into hope.
January 14, 2020 | reviewjournal.com A 43-year-old nonprofit that provides services to people with disabilities has rebranded in an effort to keep more donations in Nevada. Easterseals Nevada is now Capability Health & Human Services. The organization had been paying a fee since 2002 to use Easterseals’ name and logo. But money raised in Nevada by the national organization did not stay in Nevada, according to the Capability Health President and CEO Christine Zack. The rebranding means that “program revenue and our fundraising dollars are being reinvested back in state programs and services and people,” she said.
July 18, 2019 | youtube.com Christine Zack (President & CEO, Easterseals Nevada) joins Doug to discuss her organization’s place in the medical community and the unique needs they serve in Southern Nevada.
June/July 2019 | publitas.com Meet our President and CEO, Christine Zack! Christine went to law school to become a lobbyist, but detoured when she interned at a lobbying firm that represented healthcare clients and non-profit associations. “I first worked as in-house counsel for a national hospital and skilled nursing facility chain and was later promoted into business roles and eventually became Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for three different national organizations. When I was presented with the opportunity to join ESN, which has a lobbying component, it was a chance to return to where I started my career with non-profit healthcare organizations.”
March 12, 2019 | nevadabusiness.com LAS VEGAS/RENO – Easterseals Nevada (“ESN”) announced today that Northern Nevadans, Senior Judge Charles McGee and Michael Willden and Southern Nevadans, Bruce Familian, Dr. Mario Gaspar De Alba and Sara Partida, Esq. have joined the ESN Board of Directors.
February 26, 2019 | nevadabusiness.com LAS VEGAS – Easterseals Nevada (“ESN”) announced today that Christine Zack has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Easterseals Nevada. Zack, who assumed the position in December after a pro bono executive search by Mark Wayman, has 15 years of experience serving as a member of the corporate senior management team for four national for-profit healthcare companies. In these roles, she provided strategic guidance on all aspects of organizational affairs. Zack has served in the roles of executive vice president, chief strategy officer, senior vice president, chief risk officer and vice president, corporate counsel for national hospital and skilled nursing chains, and as chief strategy officer for a digital health company.
Fall 2017 | americanhealthcareleader.com There are a lot of preparations to make to climb the twenty-nine thousand feet to Mount Everest’s summit, but chief among those would be to hire a Sherpa who has made the trip countless times before and whose body is accustomed to the altitude and the cold. When Christine Zack—executive VP and chief strategy officer for Mariner Health Care, a trade name used by a group of twenty skilled nursing facilities in California—describes her job, she likens herself to a Sherpa. <em>“Like a Sherpa, I, as do the rest of the consultants, offer my expertise, guidance, and tools when the climb gets too tough,”</em> she says.
June 28, 2017 | globenewswire.com In presenting Ms. Akopian and her team with the 2016 Facility of the Year award at a Hollywood-themed event at Universal Studios, Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Mariner Health Central, Inc. referred to Ms. Akopian as Mariner Health Care’s very own Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Zack echoed Ms. Beduya’s accolades, noting that “<em>Jenik Akopian’s leadership in the long term care industry is legendary”</em>.
May 18, 2017 | finance.yahoo.com Mariner Health Central is honored that Dr. Steinberg accepted the invitation to join our team</em>,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central. “<em>I have the privilege of serving on the CAHF Government Relations committee with Dr. Steinberg and have been impressed with his commitment to improving the patient experience and to the long-term care industry as a whole. As both a healthcare professional and a dog lover, I have a particular appreciation for Dr. Steinberg’s endorsement of the use of therapy dogs in palliative care and hope that our client facilities incorporate his beautiful therapy dogs, Tessa and Josie, into the patient experience</em>.”
May 5, 2017 | financialcontent.com Kimberly did a fantastic job of energizing the room and motivating active participation by both our client facilities and the consultants</em>,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central, Inc. “<em>The level of engagement that Kimberly commanded was impressive and there were many team-building exercises that continued beyond the allocated time because no one wanted the training to end</em>.”
March 2, 2017 | stockguru.com Creekside Healthcare Center is a model for compassionate care and compassionate leadership</em>,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central, Inc. “<em>Creekside Healthcare Center Administrator, Janet Rotich, has not only led her team to a gold designation from the State, the facility also had a deficiency-free annual survey in 2016, has earned facility of the year twice and has been designated a 5 Star Facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.</em>.”
March 1, 2017 | financialcontent.com Skyline Healthcare Center is an example of the great things that can be accomplished when skilled nursing facilities commit to clinical and service excellence</em>,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central, Inc. “<em>Recognizing that patients and their families are often introduced to skilled nursing facilities during a particularly stressful chapter in their lives, Mariner Health Central remains committed to providing the necessary support to its client skilled nursing facilities to facilitate the prioritization of quality empathetic care above all else. While the entire Skyline Healthcare Center team received this designation because they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the patient experience, Joseph Colcol, the facility Administrator, is particularly deserving of this recognition</em>.”
December 19, 2016 | financialcontent.com Christine Zack, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at Mariner Health Central, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC was a featured panelist in a discussion moderated by Linda Woolf, a partner at Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann, LLP. The panel presentation was hosted by The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. and tackled the subject of what in-house counsel need to know about whistleblowers.
December 7, 2016 | globenewswire.com Mariner Health Central’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and architect of the Disney initiative, Christine Zack, concluded “<em>We were proud to partner with the Disney Institute. Disney’s message was empowering to employees of our client facilities and provided them with a cultural template to model. I believe the core message of promoting a strong set of values predicated on an unwavering commitment to service excellence resonated with our clients and has led them to focus on empathetic interactions with patients and their families</em>.”
June 12, 2016 | globenewswire.com As both Chief Risk Officer and in-house counsel for Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC, Zack is no stranger to threatened whistleblower actions and the importance of preserving the confidentiality of information obtained as an in-house attorney. “<em>Whistleblower threats are some of the most critical and sensitive matters that face healthcare and other organizations</em>,” said Zack, who stressed that “<em>organizations should be proactive in developing policies to prevent illegal and unethical conduct while simultaneously implementing policies which mitigate the risk of the improper disclosure of confidential information.</em>”
Spring 2016 | prbuzz.com Christine Zack, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC will speak at the 2016 CLM Midwest Conference held June 23, 2016 at the Hilton Omaha. Her session is titled, “Whistle While You Work – How to Prevent Activity Leading to Whistleblower Actions and Protect Health Organizations and Medical Practices from Whistleblower Threats.”