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Great Lakes Home Medical Services Assocaition

Joining forces for the future of HME

About Us

Who We Are


Given the challenge of current industry pressures, fierce pace of change and shrinking resources, the Association of Indiana Home Medical Equipment Services (AIHMES), the Illinois Association for Home Medical Equipment Services (IAMES) and the Michigan Independent Providers Association (MIPA) merged effective July 1, 2014.  We are a non-profit trade  organization established for the purpose of advocating the  interests of home medical equipment (HME) providers throughout Illinois,  Indiana and Michigan.  It is the premier source for industry business  information, education, networking and a voice on state and national  government issues affecting the HME services industry in the great lakes  region.             



  • Ronda Buhrmester-President
  • Robin Parrot-Treasurer
    Sleep Solutions
  • Gayle Devin-Secretary
    ActivStyle, Inc.
  • Kevin Stewart, RRT, RCP-Immediate Past President
    Community Home Health Services


  • Brian Dacy, LifeTech 
  • John Dwyre, Doubek Medical Supply
  • Dan Heckman, Heckman Healthcare
  • Kevin Hunt, Carle Medical Supply
  • George Kucka, RPh., Fairmeadows Home Health Center, Inc
  • Matt Peterson, HP4S Inc.
  • Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS, Pride Mobility Products Corp
  • Lori Valentine, Memorial Home Services of Central Illinois
  • Chuck Williams, Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy


  • Kam Yuricich - Executive Director
  • Heidi Moss - Member Services
  • Denise Targee-Hill - Administrative Services



  • Gain knowledge on new developments specific to the Great Lakes Region,
  • Connect with peers, consultants and industry specialists who really understand your business challenges,
  • Partner with Vendors that will help you grow now and in the future and beyond!

Voting Member Application


  • Develop relationships with the main decision makers at top HME companies across multiple states,
  • Understand the issues and challenges affecting your costumer base to put yourself in the best competitive position for success,
  • Gain knowledge on new developments specific to the Great Lakes region!

Associate Member Application