OUR TEAM

Kathleen O’Connor is President/Founder of Achieve Accreditation. She is very proud to be celebrating her thirty-two year career anniversary in Joint Commission Accreditation. She worked nearly a decade at The Joint Commission and has spent the last two decades helping skilled nursing and assisted living providers across the nation obtain and maintain their accreditation. Kathleen’s previous career at The Joint Commission included:  participating in the development of the standards and the survey process, participating in the training of Joint Commission surveyors, and lecturing nationally on accreditation as a representative of The Joint Commission. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and a master’s degree in Gerontology.

Kathleen O’Connor, MA President/Founder

koconnor@achieveaccreditation.com

630.254.8572

Kerri Hackstock is Vice President of the Achieve Accreditation Midwest Division. Her vice president responsibilities include: business development, operations management, and corporate communications. Kerri also maintains responsibilities in hands-on accreditation readiness consulting and in corporate communications in the Achieve Accreditation Southeast Division. Kerri is celebrating a thirteen-year career in the senior living industry in advancing leadership roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. Kerri began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2012.

Kerri Hackstock, MA
Vice President Midwest Division

khackstock@achieveaccreditation.com

708.691.0061

Kristin Bratcher is Vice President of the Achieve Accreditation Southeast Division. Her vice president responsibilities include: business development, operations management, and corporate communications. Kristin also maintains responsibilities in hands-on accreditation readiness consulting and in corporate communications in the Achieve Accreditation Midwest Division. Kristin is celebrating a fifteen-year career in the senior living industry in advancing leadership roles. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work. Kristin began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2013.

Kristin Bratcher, MSW
Vice President Southeast Division

kbratcher@achieveaccreditation.com

630.523.4499

Gerrianne Hartman is a Senior Consultant and will soon celebrate her twenty-seventh year career anniversary in the senior living health care field. Person centered care has always been a career passion for Gerrianne. Her professional background includes serving as a licensed nursing home administrator for over twelve years. Gerrianne holds a master’s degree in Gerontology and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2007.

Gerrianne Hartman, LNHA, MA
Senior Consultant

ghartman@achieveaccreditation.com

773.544.9367

Sarah Ocasek is a Senior Consultant celebrating an almost twelve-year career in the health care industry. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master's degree in Community Counseling. Sarah has spent her past professional career in the senior living industry in advancing leadership roles. Her passions are person centered care and relationship building. Sarah began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2013.

Sarah Ocasek, MA
Senior Consultant

socasek@achieveaccreditation.com

847.732.6637

Laura Witt is a Senior Consultant and will soon be celebrating her thirty-two year career anniversary in the senior living health care field. Her career passions have included resident quality of life issues and relationship building. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and served in her past career as a Nursing Home Administrator for almost ten years. She began working with Achieve Accreditation in 1995.

Laura Witt, BA
Senior Consultant

lwitt@achieveaccreditation.com

312.816.8870

Arely Franco is a Senior Consultant celebrating an almost eight-year career in the health care field. She is passionate about person centered care and quality of life for residents. Arely has spent her professional career in the skilled nursing industry in advancing leadership roles. She holds a master's degree in Social Work/Gerontology. Arely began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2017.

Arely Franco, LSW, MSW
Senior Consultant

afranco@achieveaccreditation.com

847.602.0120

Rori Ramirez is a Senior Consultant celebrating a ten-year career in the senior living industry. She is passionate about memory care best practices. Rori has spent her past professional career in the senior living industry in advancing leadership roles. She holds a bachelor’s and master's degrees in Social Work. Rori began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2016.

Rori Ramirez, MSW
Senior Consultant

rramirez@achieveaccreditation.com

847.702.6074

Linda Whitton is the Support Manager at Achieve Accreditation. Linda’s responsibilities include marketing and operations support. She began working with Achieve Accreditation in 2017. 

Linda Whitton
Support Manager

support@achieveaccreditation.com

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