TORONTO (June 23, 2022)—Ability Members Group (ABILITY), one of Canada’s fastest growing networks of independent home medical equipment providers, is pleased to announce Kelli Vriend as director, member services. This is a newly created role to better support a rapidly growing number of members. Vriend brings over 20 years of experience in building, managing and growing home medical equipment operations.
In this important new role, Vriend will help drive member profitability, membership growth, and will support members in optimizing their business. Prior to taking on this position, Vriend developed extensive experience working in home health care, and home medical equipment, holding roles with increasing seniority across the Dell Group, the Katz Group, Drug Trading, and most recently McKesson Canada.
“We are thrilled to have Kelli on the team,” said Jamie Church, CEO of ABILITY. “She’s a respected industry leader with a proven track record of successfully supporting owners in strengthening their businesses. Her skills in working with independent owners and driving collaboration between them and suppliers, will be an important asset for the organization.”
“I’m very excited to join Ability Members Group, the organization has grown rapidly in the last few years and is taking great strides in driving the home medical equipment market,” said Vriend. “Working closely with independent owners is something that I enjoy, and this group of owners is doing a great job in supporting their communities. I’m looking forward to helping them optimize operations and improve both their growth and impact.”
The Ability Members Group is a national network of seasoned, independent home medical equipment providers that launched in 2017. The Ability Members Group leverages their collective buying power and supports members to successfully grow their businesses and provide excellence in client care. The network operates locations across Canada including: Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. To learn more, visit abilitymembers.com.