Chief Executive Officer, Home Health & Hospice
Barb Jacobsmeyer was named chief executive officer of home health and hospice on June 21, 2021 having previously served as the Company’s executive vice president of operations since Dec. 29, 2016. She joined Encompass Health in 2007 as president of Encompass Health’s central region from 2012-2016 and as chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis, a partnership of BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Jacobsmeyer served as chief operating officer for Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University and her master’s degree in health services management from Webster University.
Senior Vice President of Sales, Home Health & Hospice
Judee Barrett is the senior vice president of sales of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. She has worked in the homecare industry for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of roles including national director of orthopedics, director of specialty programs and most recently as vice president of sales. Barrett began her career as a licensed physical therapist, treating patients in a variety of settings. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received her master’s degree in physical therapy at Texas Women’s University in Houston, Texas.
Senior Vice President of Development, Home Health & Hospice
Cliff Blessing is the senior vice president of development of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of development, joining the company in 2012. He previously worked in corporate finance and development at Pizza Hut, commercial lending and real estate development. Blessing graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in finance, then earned a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
President, Home Health & Hospice
Luke James serves as president – home health & hospice at Encompass Health. In this role, he oversees organizational functions related to strategy and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, sales, finance, and legal services. Luke also works on initiatives with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress regarding key issues that impact the home health and hospice industries. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University in Texas.
Executive Vice President, Home Health and Hospice Operations
Julie Jolley serves as the executive vice president of home health and hospice operations at Encompass Health. Julie has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and part of the Encompass Health organization for over 20 years, holding various leadership roles at the local and regional level. Julie received an associate degree in nursing from Amarillo College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University.
General Counsel, Home Health & Hospice
Chad Knight serves as general counsel of home health and hospice for Encompass Health. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he was general counsel of ZoomCare, assistant general counsel of PeaceHealth System and also in private practice. He received a bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and a law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Bud Langham is the chief strategy & innovation officer of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He joined Encompass Health in 2008 after holding leadership roles in a variety of acute and post-acute settings including acute care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient and cardiac rehabilitation. Langham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the OU Price College of Business in Norman, Oklahoma.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Health & Hospice
Dan Peoples is the executive vice president of sales and marketing of home health and hospice at Encompass Health. He provides extensive experience and knowledge in the creation and success of start-up companies, having formed Taylor Medical, Inc. and Home Care Supply, Inc. prior to joining Encompass Health in 2007. Peoples received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Executive Vice President of Strategic Operations, Home Health & Hospice
Brenda Riordan is the executive vice president of strategic operations for home health and hospice at Encompass Health. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving in various leadership roles in the acute, post-acute, rehabilitation and home health sectors. Riordan earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Boston University and received a master’s degree in public and health administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.