HHRA is an organization of business persons dedicated to delivering best in class solutions to the hospitality and healthcare industries through our collective resources and expertise.


Kimberly Proper – Chairman
Nexus Communications Technology
Managing Partner

1515 Woodfield Rd., Suite 860
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 8474439900

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thirdmember-smallBill Barkulis – Vice Chairman
Specialty Moving Systems

Phone: 630-384-8525

Specialty Moving Systems provides transportation, consolidation warehousing, delivery and installation services and project management of the furniture, fixtures and equipment that typically furnish healthcare, assisted living, hospitality and retail facilities.

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fifthmemberGinger Imes – Membership
Presidio – Acrisure AP

Vice President


Phone: 630-485-5804

55 Schuman Blvd., Suite 900

Naperville, IL  60563


I’m Ginger Imes with Presidio (an Acrisure Agency Partner).  We offer customized insurance and risk management programs to businesses of all sizes in the healthcare, construction, not-for-profit and other industries.

Additional benefits to our clients

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forthmemberAki Takahashi Edwards – Treasurer


Phone: 630-285-0215

Your customers demand the very best. We help assisted living centers keep the culture of excellence at work. CDH’s Human Resources training and improvement programs help nurture your staff’s quality and compassion.

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Kelley VanderForest – Secretary

KDI Design
Account Executive

427 N. Kirk Rd.
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-402-9514

Hello, my name is Kelley VanderForest and I am an Account Executive for KDI Design. KDI is a Commercial Furniture Dealership based in Geneva, IL. With over 15 years in the business, KDI has access to over 100 furniture and finish lines at every price point. We are not aligned with any one manufacturer which allows us to work with any budget. We specialize in Senior Living Facilities, Corporate office spaces and Multi-Family units.  We are not limited by project size or proximity. Aldi is our largest client and we service all of their distribution centers nationwide.

Our ideal client is in need of furniture for their space including ergonomic solutions. A few great referral partners for us are commercial realtors, property managers, contractors, commercial bankers and IT specialists.

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Nick Prager-smallNick Prager – President
Landmark Visibility Solutions

Phone: 847-971-2981
839 N. Quentin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

I’m Nick Prager with Landmark Visibility Solutions. Landmark is the healthcare industry’s premier signage and graphics provider. Profile Page


Robert A. Pontarelli
Contemporary Building Arts, CBArts, LLC
Architectural Services


Phone: (773) 517-4641

1407 W. Greenleaf

Evanston, Illinois 60202



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Bob has been participating in architecture, design, construction and real estate development for over 30 years. Passionate about service and leadership, Bob excels in communicating-simplfying, what may often be complex information for most people and brings a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit to projects. His background includes studies and practices in the arts, industrial design, real estate, as well as urban planning. He is also an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Stephen Bradarich-smallStephen Bradarich
Bolder Construction Systems, Inc.

Phone: 708-774-2826
487 Carlsbad Trail
Roselle, IL 60172

I am Stephen Bradarich of Bolder Construction System, Inc. We provide General Contracting services to all types of commercial construction projects with a special emphasis in Senior Living Facilities. As our population ages, the need for quality Senior living facilities is greater than ever. Many existing Facilities are dated and convey an “institutional” atmosphere. These Facilities necessitate renovation and expansion to accommodate their increased clientele and the upgraded amenities this population demands. Bolder Construction aims to lend our years of experience and expertise with Senior Living Projects to help Facility Owners and Operators beautifully transform their Facilities on time and in budget. Prime referral partners for Bolder Construction would be Industry focused suppliers and specialty contractors as well as Architects and Engineers. Profile Page
thirdmember-smallJay Jay Montenegro – OTR/L, CEO
Meridian Health Care


Office: 847-543-7550

Fax: 847-543-0043

My name is Jay Jay Montenegro I am an occupational therapist OTR/L and CEO of Meridian Health Care. We provide Home Health, Palliative & Hospice Care services directly to patient homes in whichever setting that may be. Meridian Health Care covers Cook, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Boone, Will & DeKalb counties in Illinois. We provide experienced medical clinicians to patient homes under a physician’s plan of care including but not limited to skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, clinical social work, spiritual care, advanced practicing nurse, wound care. Meridian Health Care is unique in that we provide direct clinical management when working with patients and their families. Meridians Health Care’s mission is to provide high quality and innovative skilled care to patient homes while developing a relationship to advocate and assure customer satisfaction. Profile Page
thirdmember-smallMatt Wilhelmi – Owner and Sr. Consultant
Strategic Voyages Business Consultants

25 N. River Lane, #1492
Geneva, IL 60134

JJAY-EDEN_SVBC_FinalLogo-PrimaryMatt Wilhelmi started Strategic Voyages as a business consulting company that focuses on helping medical companies with their finances, patient experiences, and software. The team has a deep history of working with businesses in the healthcare industry, in a wide variety of ways. Strategic Voyages has implemented business solutions for Chiropractor Offices, General Practitioners, Mental Health Providers, and Occupational Therapists. We can provide services on a project basis or as a general management consulting contract. Either way, our goals are to improve operational integrity and patient satisfaction.

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fifthmemberPaul Colgan
Boni Inc. (USA) dba Boni Loud Steps

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL 60654

Paul Colgan, Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, for Boni, Inc. (USA). We offer an innovative mobile navigation application – Boni Loud Steps – for the visually impaired in real estate venues with lots of unique visitors. Accessibility requirements are evolving beyond just the needs of the physically disabled to include people with sight and hearing impairments. The Boni Loud Steps wayfinding solution allows building owners and managers to meet and exceed existing ADA requirements while serving the special needs of the visually and hearing impaired populations visiting and using their properties. Our markets are hospitality, health care, retail, airports, offices, event places and government buildings Great referral partners for us are building managers, airport administrators, hotel managers/owners/developers and government or non-profit officials who are advocates for accessibility. Profile Page

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