a healthcare intelligence company

David Ellis
Founder & President
(203) 644-1703
Before launching the company in 1998, David Ellis spent ten years in trade magazine operations learning publishing and conference management, first at Intertec Publishing (Chicago), then at Bill Communications (NYC), a division of VNU Publishing. He was the publisher of the leading trade magazine/conference producer for the long-term care industry, Contemporary Long Term Care magazine. David has a BA, Economics from Dartmouth, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and an MBA, Finance from Columbia Business School.

If David had an extra hour each day: "I would read novels - my new extracurricular passion. I used to read more non-fiction and biographies but have shifted to stories. I think the 'truths' from a great fiction writer are a little more insightful and deep."

Jeanette Flom
(203) 644-1719
Jeanette is passionate about understanding an organization’s vision and enabling strategic partnerships, which she does as Lincoln's COO as well as Managing Director for Home Care 100 and Senior Living 100. Prior to Lincoln, Jeanette brought together health system executives striving for digital transformations as SVP of Network Experience and Client Engagement at AVIA. She served as Division VP at the American Diabetes Association bringing likeminded c-suite executives, elected officials, and passionate constituents together to improve the lives of all people living with diabetes. Jeanette holds a B.S. in Business Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University.

If Jeanette had an extra hour each day: "I would learn another language...or three."



Julie Fortunato
CFO & Managing Director
(203) 644-1713
Julie is responsible for the financial oversight at Lincoln Healthcare Leadership and the launch of our first-ever expo event, HCT. Prior to joining Lincoln, Julie spent 12 years at InBev as a Financial Analyst and the five years prior as a public accountant at Ernst & Young. Julie has a BS in accounting from Iona College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

If Julie had an extra hour each day: "I would spend the time with my three college aged children. The last ten years happened in a blink of an eye."



Tim Craig
SVP Payers, Policy & Innovation
(203) 644-1727
Tim is responsible for all educational content at Lincoln Healthcare Leadership events. Prior to joining Lincoln in 2011, he spent 15 years in B2B publishing, including 12 years at chief editor and associate publisher at Lebhar-Friedman Inc. in New York, and three years as Content Director at Dowden Health Media in New Jersey. He has a BA in Literature from New York University, and an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

If Tim had an extra hour each day: "I would use it by sleeping."

Jim Kovac
VP Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
(203) 644-1728
Jim oversees Lincoln’s business development and strategic sponsor partnerships. Prior to joining Lincoln, Jim spent a decade leading the psychiatry recruiting team for CHG Healthcare Services, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing firms. He also spent three years on the Corporate Finance team at Greenwich Associates, a leading global provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. Jim has a BA, English from Gettysburg College and an MBA, Finance and Healthcare from University of Connecticut.

If Jim had an extra hour each day: "I enjoy spending time with my wife and four children – but if I had an extra hour in the day all to myself, I'd spend it playing drums!"

Tim Bateman
Managing Director
(203) 644-1705
Tim leads the Intelligence Group, which provides our home and hospice care executives with timely perspectives throughout the year. This is his second stint with Lincoln, returning after 8 years of advising and training the owners of small and mid-sized businesses. He has a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Yale University.

If Tim had an extra hour each day: "I’d love to spend more time helping my children with their schoolwork. Homework seems to have gone by the wayside in our school district, in favor of completing assignments at school. I feel like I’m missing out on an important rite of parenting!"



Amy Rafael
VP Marketing
(203) 644-1706
Amy started at Lincoln in 2005 as a marketing assistant, and now oversees all marketing activity for all Lincoln conferences. From emails to direct mail to websites, Amy believes in “sharing the right words with the right people at the right time.” Amy attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA where she graduated with a B.A. in Communications.

If Amy had an extra hour each day: "I would read. I fell in love with reading when I was very young but prioritizing the time for it has gotten harder as I've gotten older. Plus, too much Netflix!"

Maria Marschke
Director of Operations
(203) 644-1724
Maria began her career at Lincoln in 2015 and currently oversees our operations department, which is comprised of a truly dedicated team that works diligently to create the memorable experiences that are at the core of Lincoln conferences. Prior to joining Lincoln, Maria spent over 25 years with Madison Square Garden Networks where she managed their hospitality and special events. Maria graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. in Marketing.

If Maria had an extra hour each day: "I would spend more time with my mom and dad. Life gets crazy and I sometimes forget to appreciate and enjoy what I have."