Meet our hospital CEOs

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Mark Dwyer
Mark Dwyer

BJC

Mark Dwyer has been named chief executive officer of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through its hospitals in St. Louis and St. Peters.

Mark Dwyer has been named chief executive officer of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, which provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through its hospitals in St. Louis and St. Peters. Mark began his career in rehabilitation as a physical therapist, has served in a variety of rehabilitation leadership roles throughout his 30-year career. Most recently, he served as the director of rehabilitation services and sports medicine at an acute care hospital in Kansas. On top of his responsibilities as a healthcare leader, Mark served as an adjunct instructor and lecturer for physical therapy students in the university setting. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in health services administration with a concentration in outcomes from Kansas University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson, RN, CRRN, CCM

Cane Creek

Rick joined Encompass Health Cane Creek, formerly HealthSouth Cane Creek in August 2016 as chief executive officer with more than 30 years of health care experience.

Rick joined Encompass Health Cane Creek, formerly HealthSouth Cane Creek in August 2016 as chief executive officer with more than 30 years of health care experience. During his tenure with Encompass Health, he has served as director of case management, director of quality/ risk management and chief nursing officer. A southwest Virginia native, Rick graduated from the Virginia Appalachian Tri-College nursing program. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and MBA with a concentration in health care administration, from King University in Bristol, Tenn. He is certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) as well as Certified Case Manager (CCM). He is a member of Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and Case Management Society of America (CMSA) at both the national and state levels. 

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Tara Diebling
Tara Diebling

Cardinal Hill

Tara Diebling, the chief executive officer of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, assumed the CEO position in September 2017.

Tara Diebling, the chief executive officer of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, assumed the CEO position in September 2017. No stranger to leading a rehabilitation hospital, Diebling comes to Cardinal Hill from The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), a partnership of BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, where she has served as chief executive officer since 2013. Prior to leading the hospital, she served on the hospital’s leadership team as controller for three years and has worked in healthcare financial roles since receiving her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University. Tara serves as an executive coach and preceptor for the company’s new leaders; and has consistently improved quality outcomes in the areas of overall hospital care, discharge destination, employee engagement and patient experience. As chief executive officer of Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, she oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital.

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Ryan Smokovitz
Ryan Smokovitz

Cincinnati

Ryan joined Encompass Health Cincinnati, formerly HealthSouth Cincinnati in June 2015 as the associate administrator and was promoted to CEO in December 2016.

Ryan joined Encompass Health Cincinnati, formerly HealthSouth Cincinnati in June 2015 as the associate administrator and was promoted to CEO in December 2016. Prior to joining Encompass Health Cincinnati, he served in various nursing leadership roles in multiple healthcare settings including his most recent role as the regional director of nursing for a provider of skilled nursing care, rehabilitation and respite care. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing dual master’s degrees in business administration and nursing.

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 Lynne Blinco
Lynne Blinco, PT, MBA

Dayton

Lynne brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton.

Lynne brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton. An Ohio native, Lynne graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She received her master’s degree in business administration from Walsh University in addition to a certificate in healthcare management. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Lynne served as the vice president of Akron General/Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

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Blake Bunner
BLAKE BUNNER

Deaconess

Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company.

Blake Bunner is the CEO at Encompass Health, formerlyHealthSouth, Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, Ind.. Blake has been with Encompass Health since 2009 and has served in other senior leadership roles for the company. Prior to Encompass Health, Blake served as chief operating officer for a multi-state nurse staffing firm. He is a three-term elected official and current president for a county fiscal body which set budgets and manages tax incentives. Blake currently serves as the president of a non-profit transportation company serving seniors and has been a board member of that organization since 2006. He is actively involved in youth sports and is the director of a church-based sports program. Blake earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in business administration from Western Governor’s University Indiana.

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Scott Peterson
SCOTT PETERSON, MPA

Franklin

Scott Peterson, MPA, is the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Franklin.

Scott Peterson, MPA, is the chief executive officer. He comes to Encompass Health Franklin from nearby Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital where he has served as associate administrator since 2013. Scott has served 10 of his 14 years of healthcare experience with Encompass Health. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees from Cornell University and a graduate certificate in health policy and management from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

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Julie Taylor
Julie Taylor

Jackson

The majority of Julie's 25 years of experience has been in post-acute rehabilitation across a diverse range of settings across West Tennessee including skilled nursing, home health, pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation.

Julie Taylor is a West Tennessee native growing up in Puryear, Tennessee. The majority of her 25 years of experience has been in post-acute rehabilitation across a diverse range of settings across West Tennessee including skilled nursing, home health, pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation. In 2002, Julie earned her Assistive Technology Practitioner certification and has performed many custom wheelchair evaluations during her career. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. In 2017 she earned her MBA at Bethel University.

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Lori Jarboe
Lori Jarboe, PT, DPT, MHS

Lakeview

Lori Jarboe, chief executive officer of Encompass Health Lakeview, formerly HealthSouth Lakeview, is honored to share more than 21 years of clinical and managerial expertise with her Encompass Health Lakeview family.

Lori Jarboe, chief executive officer of Encompass Health Lakeview, formerly HealthSouth Lakeview, is honored to share more than 21 years of clinical and managerial expertise with her Encompass Health Lakeview family. She graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and from the University of Indianapolis with an advanced master’s degree in health sciences and a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Lori holds multiple certifications and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Having started as a therapy student in the hospital in 1996 and working her way up to therapist, department manager, department director and then CEO in 2010, she hopes this unique viewpoint helps her to be a strong leader for her team members at all levels. Patient-centered care is of key importance to her, having served on the company’s National Patient Experience Task Force, the National Patient Safety Task Force and the Case Management Leadership Board. She has led the Kentucky Hospital Association’s Post-Acute Forum for multiple terms and is the Chair-Elect for the American Hospital Association Board for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation. In 2016 she was awarded the Grassroots Champion Award for the state of Kentucky by the American Hospital Association for patient advocacy work. She has been active in her local community with organizations such as the United Way, Feeding America, the Community Free Health Clinic and Hosparus as a board member.

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Tiffany Kiehl
TIFFANY KIEHL

MidAmerica

Tiffany joined the Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2003. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Tiffany joined the Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2003. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including leadership positions as director of marketing and director of quality and risk management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation therapy from Northwest Missouri State University and received her master’s degree of healthcare administration from Park University.

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Adam Yoe
ADAM YOE

North Memphis

Adam was named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis, formerly HealthSouth-North, in February 2016.

Adam was named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Memphis, formerly HealthSouth-North, in February 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. Adam has served in multiple management and operational roles with Wells Fargo Financial, Pioneer Health Services and most recently as Associate Administrator at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona. His focus is on high quality patient care and excellent outcomes.

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Jeremy Yates
Jeremy Yates

Northern Kentucky

Jeremy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2017 as the chief executive officer, bringing more than a decade of executive leadership in the skilled nursing and retirement community arena.

Jeremy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in 2017 as the chief executive officer, bringing more than a decade of executive leadership in the skilled nursing and retirement community arena. He began his career in the admissions and marketing field, and quickly progressed to executive leadership. He has proven strengths in strategic planning, hospitality, customer relations and quality assurance. Jeremy earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Purdue University and is a licensed nursing home administrator in Ohio and Kentucky.

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Toni Wackerfuss
Toni Wackerfuss

Memphis

Toni graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

Toni graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and began her clinical career at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth immediately following graduation. She worked as a staff therapist and team lead until she was promoted to director of therapy operations in 1998. Toni received her certification in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association in 1997.

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John M. Dawes
John M. Dawes, FACHE

Rusk

John M. Dawes joined Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly Rusk Rehabilitation Center in January 2017 as CEO in which he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. 

John M. Dawes joined Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital, formerly Rusk Rehabilitation Center in January 2017 as CEO in which he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. Bringing more than 35 years of healthcare leadership experience to the role, his most recently oversaw 101 licensed beds in an acute care setting. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Wichita State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University School of Medicine. John is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has received many honors for his work as a healthcare leader including the 2014 American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award for Missouri and the 2015 Missouri Hospital Association Visionary Leadership Award. 

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Bill Overbey
BILL OVERBEY

Topeka

Bill Overbey was named the CEO of Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in June 2014

Bill Overbey was named the CEO of Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in June 2014. With his arrival comes extensive experience within hospital administration throughout Kansas, as well as strong ties to the Topeka community. Bill was born and raised in Topeka, KS, and is a graduate of Washburn University where he earned his degree of business administration in accounting and his CPA certificate. Away from Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, Bill is an avid golfer and both a KU and KSU fan having children attend both universities.

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 Jeffrey Reese
JEFFREY REESE

Van Matre

Jeff Reese was named CEO in April 2018 for Van Matre Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jeff Reese was named CEO in April 2018 for Van Matre Rehabilitation Hospital. Jeff comes to Van Matre from Rusk Rehabilitation Center, an Encompass Health hospital, where he served as CFO/Controller. He earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwest Missouri State University. He brings prior healthcare experience from the acute hospital setting at both SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City, MO and Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, MO. Jeff feels that exceptional healthcare is achieved through building a highly trained, caring staff that pursues the highest level of independence for every patient.

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Jeffrey Palmucci
Jeffrey Palmucci

Vanderbilt

Jeffrey Palmucci was named CEO in September 2017 for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where he served as the interim chief operating officer for six months prior.

Jeffrey Palmucci was named CEO on Sept. 18, 2017 for Vanderbilt-Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where he served as the interim chief operating officer for six months prior. Since 2010, Jeff has served as administrative director of operations for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Outpatient Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services and Nutrition Services. He also shared oversight of five Vanderbilt imaging center ventures for adult and pediatric patients. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph's College and is a Certified Radiology Administrator of the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators and a Registered Technologist in Radiography of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

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Jim Grocholski
JIM GROCHOLSKI, FACHE

Wesley

Jim joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2012. He brings to HealthSouth more than 20 years of senior management experience in healthcare.

Jim joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2012. He brings to HealthSouth more than 20 years of senior management experience in healthcare including positions such as: vice president of human resources, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of both large and small hospitals. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Jim is a board-certified healthcare executive holding the distinction of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Jim brings boundless energy and a strong team spirit to Wesley with an emphasis on customer service and positive attitudes.

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Midatlantic

Denise Murray
DENISE MURRAY

AnMed

Denise has more than 22 years of hospital leadership experience with the majority of it being in acute and long term acute care for not-for-profit organizations.

Denise Murray assumed the role of CEO in April 2017. She came to AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital from Community Hospital Corporation where she served as chief executive officer for a long term acute care hospital in North Carolina. Denise has more than 22 years of hospital leadership experience with the majority of it being in acute and long term acute care for not-for-profit organizations. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Gardner Webb University.

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Georgeanne Cole
GEORGEANNE COLE

Bristol

With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, Georgeanne has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1998.

With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, Georgeanne has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1998. She has served as speech pathology department manager, chief operating officer, director of therapy operations and assumed the role of CEO in September 2011. Georgeanne holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Virginia. In addition, she holds a master’s of business administration with a healthcare endorsement from King College.

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Michele Skripp
MICHELE SKRIPPS

Charleston

Michele has 40 years of nursing and patient care services management experience. She became chief executive officer for Encompass Health Charleston in 2017.

Michele has 40 years of nursing and patient care services management experience. She became chief executive officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Charleston in 2017. She has a long tenure with Encompass Health working at Encompass Health Florence and AnMed Health in Anderson before returning to Charleston. She received her nursing diploma from St. Margaret’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. She also received a degree in ministry training from The University of the South School of Theology, as well as a healthcare management certification from Lander University in South Carolina.
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Scott Rowe
SCOTT ROWE, PT

Chattanooga

Scott has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1997 and was previously CEO / administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, South Carolina.

Scott has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1997 and was previously CEO / administrator at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, South Carolina. He has served as CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga since 2007. Scott graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. In 2002, he received a master’s degree in business administration from Francis Marion University with a certificate in health management from the Medical University of South Carolina. Scott’s community involvement has included serving as the chairman of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, a member of the Chancellor’s Roundtable at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a member of the Physical Therapy Program Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Chris Daughtry
CHRIS DAUGHTRY, OTR/L, ATP

Columbia

Chris has worked in the Encompass Health network, formerly known as HealthSouth, since November 2002 when he started as a lead occupational therapist at AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Anderson.

Chris Daughtry, OTR/L, ATP, assumed the position of chief executive officer of HealthSouth Columbia on Jan. 30, 2018. Chris has worked in the Encompass Health network, formerly known as HealthSouth, since November 2002 when he started as a lead occupational therapist at AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Anderson. There, he was quickly promoted to director of therapy operations, a role he held from April 2004 until December 2017. He has also served as a regional director of therapy operations for Encompass Health before assuming his current role. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from East Carolina University and performed much of his fieldwork in rehabilitation settings throughout North Carolina. He has taught many courses around the topics of disability awareness, diversity awareness, seating and positioning, transfer training among other rehabilitation topics. 

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Brian Nunn
BRIAN NUNN

Florence

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in leading hospital operations throughout the Carolinas.

Brian has more than 20 years of experience in leading hospital operations throughout the Carolinas. Most of his experience has been serving at the executive leadership level in acute care for both for-profit and not for profit organizations. Brian received his initial leadership training as an officer in the United States Navy. Prior to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, he was employed by Novant Health and Community Health Systems as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. He has extensive experience at developing and enhancing clinical programs, quality improvement programs and care management programs. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration from Pfeiffer University.

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David Cashwell
DAVID CASHWELL

Fredericksburg

David Cashwell joined Encompass Health Fredericksburg in June 2017.

David Cashwell joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Fredericksburg in June 2017, providing 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience in acute care hospitals and, most recently, at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Richmond. A North Carolina native, David attended The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s degree in health administration in 2005 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia.

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Mike Zuliani
Mike Zuliani

Huntington

Mike was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Huntington, formerly HealthSouth Huntington in 2007. 

Mike was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Huntington in 2007. He has held numerous leadership positions in healthcare throughout his career including medical/surgery and not for profit. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall University in 1986 and a master’s degree in hospital and healthcare administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1990. Mike was born and raised in Huntington.

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Troy Clark
Troy Clark, FACHE

Kingsport

Troy Clark, FACHE, was named CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport in December 2014.

Troy Clark, FACHE, was named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport in December 2014. His experience includes serving in multiple leadership roles with Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center including vice president and chief operating officer, vice president of finance and operations as well as others. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Troy received his bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary studies from the University of South Alabama and master’s degrees in business administration and health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Tracy Vinciguerra
Tracy Vinciguerra

Morgantown

Tracy has more than 20 years of clinical and leadership experience in acute and post-acute healthcare settings.

Tracy Vinciguerra was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Morgantown, formerly HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, in October 2016. Prior to being named as CEO of the inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, She served as the vice president of operations for Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago. Between her leadership roles and serving patients as a speech-language pathologist, she has more than 20 years of clinical and leadership experience in acute and post-acute healthcare settings. Tracy obtained her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Indiana State University, her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from Western Governors University.

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Al Santos
ALFRED SANTOS

Northern Virginia

Alfred Santos joins Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia, formerly HealthSouth, as the new chief executive officer in August 2016.

Alfred Santos joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia, formerly HealthSouth, as the new chief executive officer in August 2016. Al previously served seven years as the chief executive officer of Lincoln County Medical Center. He is a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer and has more than 40 years management and broad leadership experience in the healthcare industry as a chief operating officer, regional director of operations and senior director of integrated health services operations. His experience includes managing and leading facilities in Seoul, South Korea, Arizona, Alabama, Ohio, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, Washington D.C., and Florida including hospitals, clinics, service centers and health insurance plans. He is Six Sigma black belt trained in quality and process improvement and received a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Anita Prendergast
Anita Prendergast

Novant

Anita has been with Novant Health for more than 19 years.

Anita has been with Novant Health for more than 19 years. As senior director, she unified rehabilitation services across Novant Health while promoting and operationalizing clinical optimization and growth. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in health administration from Central Michigan University. She is a member of the 2012 Leadership Novant class. 

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Al Lawson
Al Lawson

Parkersburg

Al brings more than 15 years of healthcare management expertise to Encompass Health.

Al brings more than 15 years of healthcare management expertise to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Parkersburg and holds a master’s degree in management-healthcare administration. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and on the board of the West Virginia Hospital Association. Al holds a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

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Dale Poe
Dale Poe, MBA

Petersburg

Dale Poe joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in July 2019. His healthcare career spans 30 years including senior leadership roles with Wellmont Health System and Ballad Health. 

Dale Poe joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Petersburg in July 2019. His healthcare career spans 30 years including senior leadership roles with Wellmont Health System and Ballad Health. Dale’s experience includes acute care finance and operations as well as post-acute care. Dale earned his bachelor’s degree from Averett University and master’s degree in business administration from King University.

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Louis Collier
LOUIS COLLIER

UVA

Louis's career in healthcare spans 30 years.

Louis Collier's career in healthcare spans 30 years and includes serving in senior leadership roles with IPC, The Hospitalist Company, Wellmont Health System and Reliant Rehabilitation. His experience spans multiple areas of leadership in acute care and post-acute care. Louis earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia at Wise and has completed multiple leadership courses.

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Robb Williams
Robb Williams

Princeton

After an extensive career in retail management, Robb entered the nursing profession in 1996.

After an extensive career in retail management, Robb entered the nursing profession in 1996. After serving in various leadership positions throughout his nursing career, Robb assumed duties as hospital assistant administrator of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, overseeing overall hospital operations, while directly overseeing several clinical and ancillary departments as well as serving as administrator of the Southern West Virginia Clinic. Robb graduated cum laude from Bluefield State College and also earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Mountain State University. He obtained his master of business administration in healthcare administration from Ashford University in 2012.

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Brian Luff
Brian Luff

Quillen

Brian Luff joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in November of 2014 and brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to his role. 

Brian Luff joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in November of 2014 and brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to his role. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Brian worked for Mountain States Health Alliance as the director of Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. Brian is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, as well King College with a master’s in business administration. During his career, he has served in a wide range of clinical and administrative roles in various settings including acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. 

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DeAnna Martin
DEANNA MARTIN

Rock Hill

Deanna joined the team at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Rock Hill in October of 2014.

Deanna joined the team at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Rock Hill in October of 2014. She previously worked at Encompass Health in Las Vegas as CEO and at Encompass Health in Tucson in various roles. She is a registered nurse with 30 years of nursing experience. Deanna has master’s degrees in nursing and business from the University of Phoenix and is a member of the American Academy of Health Care Executives.

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Steve Walas
Steve Walas

Salisbury

Steve has been an employee with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1999 and the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital since April 2010.

Steve has been an employee with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1999 and the chief executive officer of Encompass Health Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital since April 2010. He has more than 10 years of administrative experience in acute rehab settings. Steve graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in health policy and administration.

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Carey Swanson
Carey Swanson

Tidelands Murrells and Little River

Carey Swanson was named CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2018, bringing more than 18 years of experience as a physical therapist and healthcare leader to the role.

Carey Swanson was named CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital in May 2018, bringing more than 18 years of experience as a physical therapist and healthcare leader to the role. Before assuming the CEO title, she served as the inpatient rehabilitation hospital’s director since 2014 and as a senior physical therapist at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital from 2004-2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of New England. Ms. Swanson is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds membership with American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Northeast

Scott A. Filler
Scott A. Filler

Altoona

Scott has been the hospital’s CEO since 1998. He brings with him more than 30 years of healthcare experience.

Scott has been the hospital’s CEO since 1998. He brings with him more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in management, with a minor in finance from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Francis University. A life-long resident of Altoona, Scott is a graduate of Altoona Area High School. 

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Randy Doherty
Randy Doherty, CPA

Braintree

Randy has held the positions of controller, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position of chief executive officer in July 2000.

Since joining Encompass Health Braintree, formerly HealthSouth, in 1993, Randy has held the positions of controller, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and was promoted to his current position of chief executive officer in July 2000. He is a graduate of Northeastern University majoring in business administration.

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Diana Lachapelle
Diana Lachapelle, CPA

Concord

Diana joined the Encompass Health Concord, formerly HealthSouth Concord in 2012 as controller with more than 20 years of progressive financial and operational management experience.

Diana joined the Encompass Health Concord, formerly HealthSouth Concord in 2012 as controller with more than 20 years of progressive financial and operational management experience. Her interest in healthcare began as a public accountant with Ernst & Young where she served a number of acute care hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout New Hampshire. In addition, she served as the director of finance for Timberland and controller for Nashua Corporation focusing on financial planning, cost containment, internal controls and operational improvements. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire. Outside of work, Diana is an active member of the National Charity League’s Southern New Hampshire Chapter.

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Anne Roper
Anne Roper

Fairlawn

Since 2005, Anne has held several key senior management positions with Encompass Health.

Since 2005, Anne has held several key senior management positions with Encompass Health. Prior to assuming her role as Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital’s CEO, she served as the company’s northeast regional vice president and controller, providing budgetary and operational oversight for 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across six states. A former president of Fairlawn’s board of directors, she was a board member for Encompass Health inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey. Anne earned her BSBA in marketing and her MBA in finance at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Massachusetts Hospital Association.

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Lorie Dillon
Lorie Dillon

Geisinger

Lorie has served as chief executive officer at Geisinger Encompass Health for the past 14 years.

Lorie has served as chief executive officer at Geisinger Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital , formerly Geisinger HealthSouth for the past 14 years. Prior to her current position, she practiced as a certified speech/language pathologist for 17 years after graduating from Penn State University with a master’s degree in communication disorders. Lorie’s previous experience includes serving as the neurological program director and director of the speech department at HealthSouth Mechanicsburg, and operating a private practice in Connecticut and New York states. Lorie is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF), the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania and numerous community organizations.

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Mark Van Volkenburg
Mark Van Volkenburg

Harmarville

Mark serves as Encompass Health Harmarville, formerly HealthSouth Harmarville's chief executive officer (CEO) and has been with the hospital for more than 20 years.

Mark serves as Encompass Health Harmarville, formerly HealthSouth Harmarville's chief executive officer (CEO) and has been with the hospital for more than 20 years. Prior to his position as CEO, Mark oversaw clinical outcomes, therapy efficiency, therapy patient satisfaction, staff development, recruitment and retention and much more as Encompass Health Harmarville's director of therapy operations. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Mark is an active member of the Clinical Advisory Board for the Department of Physical Therapy Program at Duquesne University and a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Community College of Allegheny County. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Chatham University, Slippery Rock University and Gannon University. Mark has been a delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates.

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Josette Myers
JOSETTE MYERS

Mechanicsburg

Josette Myers joined Encompass Health formerly HealthSouth four years ago and served as the area director of marketing at Encompass Health Mechanicsburg and York.

Josette Myers joined Encompass Health formerly HealthSouth four years ago and served as the area director of marketing at Encompass Health Mechanicsburg and York. Prior to that, she was the Vice president of marketing, community relations and development at Memorial Hospital in York where she worked in the areas of customer experience, physician relations, community health and wellness, strategic planning and marketing, and development. Josette has worked in the healthcare management field for more than 20 years. She is also an adjunct professor at York College and has served on numerous community boards including United Way, American Heart Association and the Memorial Health Fund. Josette has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master's degree from Temple University.

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Mathew Gooch
Mathew Gooch

Middletown

He has more than 17 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is an active member of various civic and healthcare related organizations.

Mat joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in July of 2014 after having most recently served as chief executive officer for another hospital company in Pennsylvania. He has more than 17 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is an active member of various civic and healthcare related organizations, including serving as a Board Member of both the American Heart/Stroke Association and Arthritis Foundation Mat received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Tennessee and his master's of healthcare administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Jeanine Chesley
Jeanine Chesley

New England Rehab

Jeanine became the chief executive officer of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP) in 2012 thanks to her base of knowledge, experience and commitment to superior clinical outcomes.

Jeanine became the chief executive officer of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP) in 2012 thanks to her base of knowledge, experience and commitment to superior clinical outcomes. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations, finance and accounting. In 2001, Jeanine began her tenure at NERHP as the chief financial officer/controller and soon was asked to add Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Concord Rehabilitation Hospital to her financial responsibilities. Jeanine holds a degree in accounting, has worked in both the public and private sectors with eleven years in manufacturing including chief financial officer for five years. She also worked for six years as finance manager for Aetna Insurance (formerly NYLCare) of Maine.

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Amy Teal
AMY TEAL, MBA

Reading

Amy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012 as a controller and joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in August 2015 as the chief executive officer.

Amy joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2012 as a controller and joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading in August 2015 as the chief executive officer. She has more than 19 years of healthcare experience in various roles. Amy holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration from York College of Pennsylvania.

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Leah Laffey
Leah Laffey

Sewickley

Leah brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley.

Leah brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley, including experience in acute care hospitals, acute inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care and hospital operations in Pittsburgh and New Castle. She has held a number of progressively responsible management positions including chief nurse, vice president, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. Leah is actively engaged in a number of professional organizations, community initiatives and government relations activities that positively impact the delivery of rehabilitation services to patients and families. She has contributed to articles that have been published and is often recognized for her community involvement throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Leah received her doctorate degree in 2010. She is committed to seeing that patients who receive rehabilitation care receive the best outcome.

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Patty Ostaszewski
Patty Ostaszewski, MS, BSN, RN, CRRN, LNHA

Toms River

Patty has enjoyed many years of employment at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River.

Patty has enjoyed many years of employment at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River. She was originally hired as the evening nursing supervisor, promoted to the chief nursing officer, and assumed her role as chief executive officer in 1996. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from New Jersey City University. Patty is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) with many years of administrative and clinical experience. Patty was the former chair of the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council for Long Term Care and Rehabilitation. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) HealthPAC Committee, and a member of NJHA’s Rehabilitation Advisory Council. Additionally, she is a member of Encompass Health's National Nursing Advisory Board, on the Board of Advisors for the American Cancer Society, the Board of Directors for Ocean Health Initiatives, and is a newly appointed board member for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. Patty integrates Encompass Health in the central New Jersey community by participating in meaningful local organizations. Patty has been married to her husband Ted for 30 years. Together they have two beautiful daughters.

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Tammy Feuer
TAMMY FEUER

Vineland

Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland, formerly HealthSouth Vineland, in 2008, Tammy was a 25-year veteran of Lourdes Health System.

Prior to joining Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland, formerly HealthSouth Vineland, in 2008, Tammy was a 25-year veteran of Lourdes Health System. She most recently served as a member of the system’s senior leadership team, where she was responsible for the administration of a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, a home care agency and clinical services at two acute care hospitals. She is an active member of the New Jersey Hospital Association Rehabilitation Advisory Committee and serves on the National Advisory Council for the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation. She is also a former surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Tammy earned her master's degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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John R. Hunt
John R. Hunt

Western Mass

John joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in January of 2016 with almost 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field in both clinical and administrative roles.

John joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in January of 2016 with almost 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation field in both clinical and administrative roles. In addition to acute inpatient rehabilitation, he has worked in outpatient, acute medical and private practice. John has served as a rehabilitation clinical consultant regionally and nationally with a focus on patient care and superior clinical outcomes. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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David Coggins
David Coggins, MS, PT

Woburn

David has more than 32 years of health care expertise, of which ten years have been at the senior management level.

David brings more than 32 years of health care expertise to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, of which ten years have been at the senior management level. He received his undergraduate degree in education from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University. David became the CEO at HealthSouth New England Rehabilitation Hospital in December 2017, after serving as the director of marketing operations.

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Michelle Fitzgerald
Michelle Fitzgerald

York

Michelle joined Encompass Health York in April 2019 and brings more than 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience within inpatient and outpatient settings.

Michelle joined Encompass Health York in April 2019 and brings more than 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience within inpatient and outpatient settings. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Simmons University in Boston and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Worcester State University.

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South Central

Margaret Futch
MARGARET FUTCH

Dothan

Margaret has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth for more than 18 years and brings more than 20 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Dothan.

Margaret has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth for more than 18 years and brings more than 20 years of healthcare management experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Dothan. She is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Margaret received her master’s degree in business administration from Troy University.


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Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell, FACHE

Fayetteville

Jack has served in an array of senior management positions during his 30 year career.

Jack has served in an array of senior management positions during his 30 year career, including CEO positions at acute care medical centers, chief operating officer positions at academic medical centers and administrative positions with physician group practices. He completed a master's degree in education from the University of South Florida as well as a master's degree in hospital administration from Brigham Young University's Marriot School of Management. Additionally, Jack achieved fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 1997 and is active in mentoring students in hospital administration.

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Dawn Watts
DAWN WATTS

Fort Smith

Dawn Watts was named chief executive officer on July 28, 2014 of Encompass Health Fort Smith, formerly HealthSouth Fort Smith.

Dawn Watts was named chief executive officer on July 28, 2014 of Encompass Health Fort Smith, formerly HealthSouth Fort Smith. From April 2008 to July 2014, she served in a number of senior management positions with CHS formerly HMA of Florida including director for case/resource management, cardiopulmonary services and various medical/surgical units. From 2000 to 2008 Dawn served as the chief nursing officer for the Fort Smith hospital. During that time she served on the national board for Encompass Health nursing and as a regional CNO for two years. Dawn received her bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in business administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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 Kayla Feazell
KAYLA FEAZELL

Gadsden

Kayla came to Encompass Health Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Gadsden from Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery where she served as an associate administrator. 

Kayla came to Encompass Health Gadsden, formerly HealthSouth Gadsden from Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery where she served as an associate administrator. Her experience also includes serving as controller at Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital and in various roles with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Huntington College and her master’s in business administration from Tulane University.

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Amber Hester
Amber Hester

Gulfport

Amber Hester was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport, formerly HealthSouth, in March 2017.

Amber Hester was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport, formerly HealthSouth in March 2017. Prior to joining Encompass Health in this role, Hester served as the chief executive officer of two long term acute care hospitals with Kindred Healthcare in the Boston market. She also has extensive experience as an accountant and serving as a controller and chief financial officer in the post-acute care setting. Hester worked for Encompass Health from 2005 - 2012 in various accounting and leadership roles out of the home office in Birmingham, Ala. She attended Auburn University and studied marketing. Hester also achieved a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration with an accounting concentration from the University of Phoenix. 

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Janette Daniels
Janette Daniels

Hot Springs

Janette Daniels serves as the chief executive officer of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health, formerly CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth.

Janette Daniels serves as the chief executive officer of CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Encompass Health, formerly CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth. Janette started her career with Encompass Health in 2009 and has previously served in the positions of associate administrator and human resources director. She has more than 15 years of healthcare experience.

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Donna Harris
DONNA HARRIS, FACHE

Jonesboro

Donna has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, since 2004.

Donna has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, since 2004. Joining the hospital in 1994, she previously served as the human resources director for 10 years. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she held various management positions in the acute care setting. Donna has a hands-on management style that encourages teamwork and cooperation, to provide patients a higher level of care. She is board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health services administration.

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Michael Bartell, MPH, FACHE
MICHAEL BARTELL, MPH, FACHE

Lakeshore

Michael was named as Encompass Health Lakeshore’s CEO in July 2018. 

Michael was named as Encompass Health Lakeshore’s CEO in July 2018. No stranger to the Encompass Health network, he previously served as CEO of Encompass Health’s hospital in Phenix City, Alabama, and as the associate administrator at the Company’s hospital in Sarasota, Florida. His other experience includes serving as a director of a product line and a vice president of marketing and business development in acute care hospitals in California. Michael received a master’s degree in public health specializing in health administration from Loma Linda University and a bachelor’s degree in health science from Fresno Pacific University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Randy Thompson
RANDY THOMPSON

Montgomery

Randy joined Encompass Health of Montgomery, formerly HealthSouth of Montgomery as chief executive officer in August of 2017.

Randy joined Encompass Health of Montgomery, formerly HealthSouth of Montgomery as chief executive officer in August of 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in rehabilitation. Having begun his career as a physical therapist assistant, Randy took on progressively increased leadership roles as he continued his education. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is a board-certified long-term care administrator and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Randy retired from the United States Naval Reserves in 2011 where he was actively involved in performance improvement initiatives along with readiness training for the members of his medical unit. He earned an associate degree for a physical therapist assistant program from Davenport College, a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare management from Park University and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

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Shawn Bright
Shawn Bright

Newnan

Shawn Bright joined Encompass Health Newnan in April 2018. As CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital. 

Shawn Bright joined Encompass Health Newnan in April 2018. As CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital. He comes to Encompass Health Newnan after serving as CEO of Adams County Regional Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. In his more than 28 years’ experience, Bright has worked in a variety of healthcare roles starting his career as a nursing assistant and monitor technician while in college to becoming a registered respiratory therapist then moving into leadership roles such as director of operations, CEO and CEO – regional vice president. A registered respiratory therapist by trade, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also earned a second bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and went on to receive a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Louisiana State University.

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ouglas H. Beverly, MHSA, MTA
DOUGLAS H. BEVERLY, MHSA, MTA

North Alabama

Doug has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since April 2000.

Doug has been the chief executive officer at Encompass Health North Alabama, formerly HealthSouth North Alabama since April 2000. He has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (Alabama) Regent’s Award, “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” and previously served as chief executive officer for a hospital then recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “100 Most Improved Hospitals in America.” Doug graduated from Auburn University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He also received a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Lora Davis
Lora Davis

Regional Rehab

Lora Davis was named chief executive officer of Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in July 2018 bringing more than 20 years’ healthcare leadership experience.

Lora Davis was named chief executive officer of Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in July 2018 bringing more than 20 years’ healthcare leadership experience in long term acute care and non-profit acute care settings to the role. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia College and State University. In addition, she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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David Nicholas
DAVID NICHOLAS

St. John

David has served as chief executive officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since August 2015.

David has served as chief executive officer of St. John Rehabilitation Hospital since August 2015. David first joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001 as a registered nurse. He has spent the majority of his healthcare career within the rehabilitation and hospice settings. David has held various leadership positions within Encompass Health, including associate administrator of Encompass Health in Jonesboro, Ark. and chief nursing officer of Encompass Health in Midland, Texas. A graduate of Angelo State University, David completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing. David’s focus is to continuously improve the hospital’s performance to exceed the expectations of patients, visitors, staff, and physicians.

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Lisa Watson
Lisa Watson

St. Vincent

Lisa has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, she served as the director of physician services at Saline Memorial Hospital before rejoining St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010.

Lisa has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, she served as the director of physician services at Saline Memorial Hospital before rejoining St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010. Lisa graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She is currently working on a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Lisa is a member of the Arkansas Hospital Association and the Arkansas Board of Health Education.

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Southeast

Michael Thomas
MICHAEL THOMAS

Altamonte Springs

Michael brings more than 12 years of healthcare management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte.

Michael brings more than 12 years of healthcare management expertise to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs, formerly HealthSouth Altamonte. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career in areas including outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation, home health and hospice as well as acute care. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a master's degree in business administration through Aspen University and a doctorate degree from the University of St. Augustine Health Science Center.


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Tripp Smith
Tripp Smith

Largo

Tripp, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is an alumnus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Tripp, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is an alumnus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he  received a bachelor's degree in finance in 1996, master's degree in business administration in 2000 and  a master's degree in health administration in 2002. Prior to his current position at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo, formerly HealthSouth, Tripp served as administrator/chief operating officer at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Enid González
Enid González

Manatí

Enid became part of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí in 2007 with more than 10 years of therapy management expertise.

Enid became part of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Manatí in 2007 with more than 10 years of therapy management expertise. She has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in public health both from the Medical Sciences Campus University of Puerto Rico. Enid was certified by the APTA as a clinical instructor and is an ad honorem faculty member of the graduated physical therapy program of the University of Puerto Rico.

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Ivette Miranda
Ivette Miranda

Martin

Ivette brings 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth.

Ivette brings 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth. Ivette graduated with a Bachelor of Science in organizational management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ivette’s experience includes acute care hospital leadership in COO, associate administrator and business office director roles as well as healthcare consulting work as the director of staff management.

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Luis Allende-Ruiz
LUIS R. ALLENDE-RUIZ

Miami

Luis R. Allende-Ruiz, CEO, joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami team at the end of July 2018, and is excited to be a part of the mission and vision that Encompass Health exemplifies.

Luis R. Allende-Ruiz, CEO, joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami team at the end of July 2018, and is excited to be a part of the mission and vision that Encompass Health exemplifies. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in biology obtained from the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, he holds two master’s degrees: a master’s in business administration with a major in human resources and another master’s in health services administration. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Luis’ roles have varied from human resources analyst to a human resources manager and director, including time as a human resources corporate director for a large healthcare system. Luis also served as CEO of three major hospitals in Puerto Rico.

Luis was born and raised in Luquillo, a small town located on the east coast of Puerto Rico. Luis is part of a very large family, many of which are healthcare professionals starting with his mother and father, both general physicians. Luis’ four siblings are also physicians.  He has been married for 23 years and has two children; a 20 year old son and a 17 year old daughter.

Before becoming a Hospital CEO, Luis was a professional basketball player for 20 years and was part of the Puerto Rico National Basketball Team for 10 years. While representing his country Puerto Rico, he participated in multiple goodwill games, multiple world championships and many other FIBA Tournaments.

Luis is looking forward to leading the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami Team for many years to come.

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Karthik Muthu
KARTHIK MUTHU

Ocala

Karthik was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Hospital of Ocala in October 2016.

Karthik was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Hospital of Ocala in October 2016. Prior to joining Encompass Health Ocala, he served as the associate administrator of a 75-bed rehabilitation hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.. Karthik achieved his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and served as a CARF surveyor with program specialty in stroke and amputation for five years.

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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Panama City

Tony joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as chief executive officer in 2003. He began his career in rehabilitation in 1991 as a chief financial officer in South Florida.

Tony joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City as chief executive officer in 2003. He began his career in rehabilitation in 1991 as a chief financial officer in South Florida. Tony graduated from the University of West Florida in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned his master’s degree in business administration in 1997 from New York Institute of Technology.

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Daniel Del Castillo
Daniel Del Castillo, MHSA

San Juan

Daniel has served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan since 2007. 

Daniel has served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of San Juan since 2007. He served as president and CEO of Casa Primavera Inc. and held various management positions at Pavia Health Inc., including service as an associate administrator and interim administrator for hospital operations at the Pavia Hato Rey Hospital, an acute hospital with 160 beds. He was also assistant general manager of San Jorge Children Hospital, a 125 bed hospital. He earned a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Public Health.

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Marcus Braz
Marcus Braz

Sarasota

Marcus joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2010.

Marcus joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, formerly HealthSouth, in 2010. He is responsible for the hospital's day-to-day operations. Prior to his time at Encompass Health Sarasota, Marcus served in leadership roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sunrise and several leadership roles at St. Lucie Medical Center on the east coast of Florida for 14 years. Marcus completed his undergraduate studies at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, received his master's degree at Arcadia University as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University.

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Kathy Kleinsteuber
Kathy Kleinsteuber

Savannah

As CEO, Kathy oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care.

As CEO, Kathy oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. Prior to serving as CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, formerly HealthSouth, Kathy held the position of vice president of quality and patient safety for Memorial Health University Medical Center. Kathy has more than 35 years of experience in working in healthcare in management roles and as a physical therapist. Sixteen years of her experience have been with Memorial Health University Medical Center. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the Medical College of Georgia.

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Denise McGrath
DENISE MCGRATH

Sea Pines

Denise brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration in both acute care and acute rehabilitation hospital settings.

Denise brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration in both acute care and acute rehabilitation hospital settings. Denise has been employed with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth since 1986 and has served in multiple roles within the company and assisted in various regions with administration, compliance and nursing issues. She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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Jeff Alexander
JEFF ALEXANDER

Spring Hill

Jeff was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in April 2017.

Jeff was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in April 2017. Prior to joining Encompass Health Spring Hill, he served as the CEO of a 34-bed long term acute care hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Jeff achieved a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Illinois at Springfield and a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University.

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Dale Neely
DALE NEELY

Tallahassee

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in Florence, Alabama.

Dale began his healthcare career in 1998 as a physical therapist with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in Florence, Alabama. After receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA), he went to work for Hospital Corporation of America as an associate administrator and advanced to chief operating officer at HCA facilities in Georgia and Florida. He joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee in December of 2012. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dale received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Michael Kissner
MICHAEL KISSNER

Treasure Coast

Mike joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in May 2014 and brings twenty-five years of executive healthcare experience to the Treasure Coast.

Mike joined the Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth team in May 2014 and brings twenty-five years of executive healthcare experience to the Treasure Coast. He graduated from Florida State University receiving his degree in business administration and then earned a master’s of business administration through Florida Institute of Technology. Having held executive level positions in physician practice management, disease management, hospitalist, and acute care hospital systems, Mike brings a broad knowledge and a unique perspective of health care delivery systems. Mike also has familiarity with and appreciation for Vero Beach and Indian River County where he and his wife, Norma lived and raised two sons, Michael and Matt.

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Eric Crossan
ERIC CROSSAN

Walton

Eric joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as chief executive officer.

Eric joined Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as chief executive officer. Prior to coming to Augusta, Ga., he held the regional director of therapy operations position for Encompass Health’s Southeast region, while also serving as the director of therapy operations at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Emerald Coast in Panama City, Fla. Eric has proven experience in the healthcare industry since 1999 that include both leadership and clinical positions within inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient settings. Eric graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tuskegee University and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Austin Peay State University.

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Southwest

Joe Roberson
JOE ROBERSON

Abilene

An accomplished healthcare professional with more than 24 years of experience in the industry, Joe has served as the chief executive officer for more than six years.

An accomplished healthcare professional with more than 24 years of experience in the industry, Joe has served as the chief executive officer for more than six years. With experiences as a marketing director and a respiratory therapist, Joe brings a variety of knowledge encompassing all aspects of patient care, business development and operations. Joe’s sharp focus on patient satisfaction and quality outcomes greatly impact the post-acute care environment of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth in the Abilene market. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in applied studies from Abilene Christian University.

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Ty Taplin
TY TAPLIN

Arlington

Ty has worked in a variety of healthcare roles starting his career as a human resources manager then moving into leadership roles such as executive fellow, associate administrator and CEO.

Ty Taplin joined Encompass Health Arlington in May 2018. As CEO, he oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital. He comes to Encompass Health Arlington after serving as CEO of Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ty has worked in a variety of healthcare roles starting his career as a human resources manager then moving into leadership roles such as executive fellow, associate administrator and CEO. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University, he completed his master’s degree in business administration. He also holds a second master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Lauren Suarez
Lauren Suarez

Austin

Lauren Suarez, chief executive officer, is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes.

Lauren Suarez, chief executive officer, is a healthcare executive with 10 years of experience in leading teams to achieve operational excellence and superior patient outcomes. She previously held hospital CEO roles for several national post-acute care companies. Lauren earned her MPH in healthcare management from Emory University as well as a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Florida. Lauren’s commitment is to continue to have Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin be the best place for patients to be cared for and employees to work.

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Amy Gray
AMY GRAY

Bryan

Amy Gray is chief executive officer of CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health.

Amy Gray is chief executive officer of CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. She transitioned to CEO from the role of director of therapy for CHI St. Joseph Health. Amy brings many years of experience in direct patient care as an occupational therapist combined with more than 15 years of therapy leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Texas Women’s University.

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Janell Briscoe
JANELL BRISCOE

City View

Janell oversees the daily operations of our Encompass Health Fort Worth, formerly HealthSouth Fort Worth and Encompass Health City View, formerly HealthSouth City View hospitals. 

As the area chief executive officer for the Fort Worth market, Janell oversees the daily operations of our Encompass Health Fort Worth, formerly HealthSouth Fort Worth and Encompass Health City View, formerly HealthSouth City View hospitals. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Bringing more than 23 years of experience in health care leadership in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, she held positions with Baylor Health Care System, Tenet Health, Dallas Children’s and Cook Children’s. Janell is committed to ensuring an excellent experience for patients and families by providing ongoing support to the outstanding clinicians and staff at our Encompass Health City View and Fort Worth hospitals.

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Sheila Bollier
SHEILA BOLLIER

Cypress

Sheila serves as chief executive officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress.

Sheila serves as chief executive officer for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Cypress. She joined Encompass Health in March 2010, as the interim chief executive officer at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sugar Land. Sheila has a bachelor’s degree in general education as well as respiratory therapy. An accomplished healthcare professional with 21 years experience in the industry, she has a strong background encompassing all aspects of business development and operations in the post acute care environment.

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Daniel MacNicol
DANIEL MACNICOL

Dallas

Daniel has served in various healthcare administration roles throughout his career including senior leadership positions in both acute and post-acute settings.

Daniel has served in various healthcare administration roles throughout his career including senior leadership positions in both acute and post-acute settings. Prior to joining Encompass Health Dallas, formerly HealthSouth Dallas, he served as the associate administrator at the Encompass Health location in Charlottesville. A graduate of Florida State University, he completed his Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services, then obtained his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of West Florida. Daniel’s focus is to continuously improve the hospital in an effort to exceed the expectations of patients, visitors, staff and physicians.

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Angie Simmons
ANGIE SIMMONS

Humble

Angie brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble. 

Angie brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Humble. She has been with Encompass Health since 1997 and with Encompass Health in Humble since 2006. A Texas native, Angie is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.


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Robert Smart
ROBERT SMART

Mid-Cities

Robert Smart is the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Mid-CIties, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation of the Mid-Cities and joined Encompass Health in 2015.

Robert Smart is the CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Mid-CIties, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation of the Mid-Cities and joined Encompass Health in 2015. He has been in administration for more than 25 years in hospitals in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia. His focus is on patient, family, physician and staff satisfaction.

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Jason Hudson
JASON HUDSON

Midland Odessa

Jason came back to his West Texas roots by joining Encompass Health Midland Odessa in September 2018 as chief executive officer.

Jason came back to his West Texas roots by joining Encompass Health Midland Odessa in September 2018 as chief executive officer. With more than 20 years of multidisciplinary healthcare experience, he has held numerous positions within Encompass Health including serving as the interim CEO of Encompass Health Tinton Falls, nurse manager and director of quality and risk management at Encompass Health of Midland Odessa and associate administrator at Encompass Health Concord in New Hampshire. He holds associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Angelo State University and multiple nursing certifications, including the distinction of Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.


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Mike Cabiro, PT, MBA
MIKE CABIRO, PT, MBA

Pearland

Mike Cabiro assumed the role of CEO in March 2017 and brings 15 years of operational leadership experience to his role.

Mike Cabiro assumed the role of CEO in March 2017 and brings 15 years of operational leadership experience to his role at Encompass Health Pearland, formerly HealthSouth Pearland in addition to his 12 years of clinical-level experience as a physical therapist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from LSU Medical Center and a master’s degree in business administration from TWU in Houston.

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Brandon Tudor
BRANDON TUDOR

Plano

Brandon Tudor assumed the role of CEO of Encompass Health Plano, formerly HealthSouth Plano in January 2018.

Brandon Tudor assumed the role of CEO of Encompass Health Plano, formerly HealthSouth Plano in January 2018. He comes to Encompass Health Plano after serving as assistant chief operating officer at a 125-bed inpatient hospital Level III trauma center in Placerville, California. He also brings to the role extensive leadership experience working in an acute care rehabilitation network in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Brandon earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Miami University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Irvine. He holds Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Brent Yates
BRENT YATES, MHA, OTD

Richardson

Brent Yates, MHA, OTD, has served as the chief executive officer with Encompass Health Richardson since February of 2017.

Brent Yates, MHA, OTD, has served as the chief executive officer with Encompass Health Richardson since February of 2017. Prior to his role with Encompass Health, Brent served as the director of an inpatient rehabilitation facility in Cookeville, Tennessee. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drury University, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Bellevue University, and a doctorate in occupational therapy from Belmont University.

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Bindu Varghese
BINDU VARGHESE

Katy, Sugarland

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. 

With more than 18 years in healthcare, consisting of clinical and operational roles, Bindu Varghese brings a solid understanding of overall hospital operations to Encompass Health Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been with Encompass Health Sugar Land for more than 11 years and served as the director of therapy operations for eight of those years. Bindu has a clinical background in occupational therapy and also holds a master’s degree in business administration. Since her time at Encompass Health Sugar Land, she has led the team to its successful completion in many large scale projects. She has also served on Encompass Health’s National Therapy Leadership Board and Diversity Council. Bindu is driven and passionate in providing quality care to the patients and getting them back home with their loved ones.

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Harlo McCall
HARLO MCCALL

Texarkana

Harlo McCall was named CEO in November 2014. Having started his career as a nurse, and later as a nurse executive, Harlo has a sharp focus on patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.

Harlo McCall was named CEO in November 2014. Having started his career as a nurse, and later as a nurse executive, Harlo has a sharp focus on patient satisfaction and quality outcomes. Harlo has served in clinical and operational leadership roles in acute care hospitals, rehab units and physician clinics, bringing a solid understanding of all aspects of healthcare operations to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth. Prior to joining Encompass Health, he was chief operating officer at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Acres, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in nursing and his MBA in healthcare management from William Carey College.


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Krista Uselman
KRISTA USELMAN

The Vintage

Krista brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, The Vintage.

Krista brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, The Vintage. She has been with Encompass Health since 2012 as the CEO of Encompass Health The Woodlands and transitioned to Encompass Health The Vintage in 2015. During her career, Krista has taken on several progressive roles within the acute rehabilitation hospital setting encompassing all aspects of operations within the rehabilitation environment. She graduated from Moorhead State University in her native state of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

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Jennifer Brewer
JENNIFER BREWER

The Woodlands, Vision Park

Jennifer Brewer has served as a chief executive officer with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth hospitals since 2009.

Jennifer Brewer has served as a chief executive officer with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth hospitals since 2009 where she served at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Plano before transferring to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of The Woodlands in 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in Carbondale, Illinois, and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She now serves as the area chief executive officer for both Encompass Health The Woodlands and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital Vision Park. Jennifer brings years of leadership experience to the market with a leading presence in business development and employee engagement.


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Sharla Anderson, MPH
SHARLA ANDERSON, MPH

Christus

Sharla has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has served as CEO of Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 1998. 

Sharla has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has served as CEO of Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital since 1998. She promotes an environment of clinical excellence and her inspiration comes from working with a dynamic team that centers their attention on getting every patient back to their greatest level of independence. Sharla holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma.  She also earned a master’s degree in public health administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Robbi Hudson
ROBBI HUDSON

Wichita Falls

Robbi joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls in 2015.

Robbi joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls in 2015. She served as chief financial officer for Encompass Health in Texarkana, TX from 2006 until 2009. Robbi also served as chief financial officer for Encompass Health in Fayetteville, AR from 2009 until 2015. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale, hospital and public accounting. Robbi promotes an environment of clinical excellence and her inspiration comes from working with a dynamic team that centers their attention on getting every patient back to their greatest level of independence. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M. Robbi also earned a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas.

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Rachelle Spencer
Rachelle Spencer

Albuquerque

Rachelle Spencer was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of New Mexico in July 2018.

Rachelle Spencer was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of New Mexico in July 2018 bringing more than 25 years’ healthcare executive leadership experience in long term acute care and acute care settings to the role. Most recently she served as Administrator of Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. In addition, she is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Martha Samora
Martha Samora

Bakersfield

Martha has 30 years of healthcare experience and is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Martha joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Bakersfield in 2014 and has 30 years of healthcare experience. Previously, Martha served as a vice president at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) in Bakersfield where she provided administrative and operational oversight for 14 ancillary and clinical departments. Additionally she developed and implemented “The Stroke Center” at SJCH, a certified stroke program between Los Angeles and San Francisco and secured 24 hour neurology call coverage. Martha is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in business administration. She is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Steve Schaefer
STEVE SCHAEFER

Colorado Springs

Steve joined Encompass Health in December 2008 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field

Steve joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in December 2008. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field. Under his leadership, the hospital has built upon its community reputation for delivering high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. The hospital exceeds benchmarks in patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and employee satisfaction. Steve has extended Encompass Health’s reach and commitment in the community with his involvement with The Resource Exchange, Leadership Pikes Peak, the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and the Memorial Task Force.

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Peggy Nelson
PEGGY NELSON

Desert Canyon

Peggy joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016 and has 26 years of healthcare experience.

Peggy joined Encompass Health Desert Canyon in 2016 and has 26 years of healthcare experience. Prior to coming to Encompass Health, she served as the chief operating officer at Wellness Healthcare Partners in Chicago, IL. Peggy has also worked for Marian Joy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL as the executive director of rehabilitation services, managing a 37-bed sub-acute unit, three outpatient rehab programs and a 259-bed acute rehabilitation program. She has worked as an occupational therapist and currently serves as the affiliated state association president’s chair for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Colorado State University and her MBA from Benedictine University.

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Jeff Roberts
JEFF ROBERTS

East Valley

Jeff brings more than 16 years of health care leadership experience to Encompass Health.

Jeff brings more than 16 years of health care leadership experience to Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth. His experience includes physician practice management, surgery center administration, service line development, acute care hospitals and consulting. Originally from Minnesota, Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in business and his master’s degree in healthcare from the University of Minnesota. He and his family have lived in the Phoenix area for the past seven years and enjoy all of the outdoor activities the area has to offer.

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Sam Billig
Sam Billig

Henderson

Sam joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in June 2015.

Sam joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in June 2015. Originally from Ohio, she has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the healthcare field. Prior to joining Encompass Health, she served as the CEO for a rehabilitation hospital in northern Kentucky and as an area director of operations for a provider of rehabilitation services in northern California. She earned her associate's degree in physical therapy from Kent State University, and a bachelor's degree and master's degree in healthcare administration from Youngstown State University. Sam has extended Encompass Health's reach and commitment in the community with her involvement with the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and serving as a board member for the Nevada Hospital Association. Under her leadership, the hospital has built upon its community reputation for delivering high quality care and exceptional patient experiences. The hospital exceeds benchmarks in patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and employee satisfaction

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David Sheft
DAVID SHEFTE

Littleton

David H. Shefte was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton in January 2013.

David H. Shefte was named chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton, formerly HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton, in January 2013. He has more than 12 years of leadership experience in hospital administration, health care consulting and long term care. Before joining HealthSouth, David was an administrator for HCA in the Denver market and worked on the campus of North Suburban Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center. David received his bachelor's degree and master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives and is active in other various local community groups. He is married and has three boys at home.

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Seth Rogers
Seth Rogers

Modesto

Seth Rogers, CEO, joined Encompass Health Modesto, formerly HealthSouth Modesto in October 2016.

Seth Rogers, CEO, joined Encompass Health Modesto, formerly HealthSouth Modesto in October 2016 as the controller.  He served in this rule until May 2019 when he was named to the CEO position. He received his master’s degree in business administration in finance from University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. and was awarded the Kaeslin Scholarship assisting with faculty research. He completed coursework in international finance and graduated with honors.  Seth served as manager and financial analyst with Foresee Orthopedics in Oakdale, Calif.. He was controller for the Center for Independent Rehabilitative Services, Inc. and served his community as the business manager for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department in Modesto.
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Jeff Christensen
JEFF CHRISTENSEN

RIT

Jeff brings more than 30 years healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson (RIT).

Jeff brings more than 30 years healthcare experience to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson (RIT), formerly HealthSouth. Originally from New York, Jeff relocated with his family to Tucson from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was chief executive officer at Carolinas Specialty Hospital. Jeff received a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi. He received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn. Jeff sits on the executive board of the Children’s Museum and is active with many community organizations.

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Renee Hinson
Renee Hinson

Saint Alphonsus

Renee Hinson serves as CEO of Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, bringing more than 25 years of experience.

Renee Hinson serves as CEO of Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, bringing more than 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist and leader in the healthcare field to her role. She has been a member of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center team since 2016, first as the interim consultative director of inpatient rehabilitation and then as the hospital’s administrative director. Prior to her time with Saint Alphonsus, she served in many leadership roles, starting as a senior occupational therapist then moving into the director of inpatient rehabilitation services position at Holy Cross Hospital. Renee received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from the University of Richmond, and later obtained her master’s in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in business administration. She is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and also by the National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy. She is a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, the National and State Occupational Therapy Associations and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Kenneth Bell
Kenneth Bell, PharmD, MBA

Scottsdale

Kenny was named chief executive officer (CEO) of Encompass Health Scottsdale in 2016.

Kenny was named chief executive officer (CEO) of Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, Scottsdale in 2016. Preceding his CEO role, he has been in healthcare leadership in a variety of roles since 2010. His leadership experience includes previous positions as an associate administrator, pharmacy director, and direct reports for housekeeping and dietary services. Prior to Encompass Health, Kenny held positions as a clinical pharmacist in the intensive care unit, anticoagulation services, and general medicine floors. Kenny received his master’s degree in business administration from Roseman University, doctor of pharmacy degree from Western University of Healthsciences, and his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Kenny’s interests include spending time with his wife and three kids, sports, being physically active and enjoying all that life has to offer.

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Diana Hanyak
DIANA HANYAK

Tustin

With over 25 years experience in hospital administration, Diana is responsible for the leadership and operations of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, as chief executive officer.

With over 25 years experience in hospital administration, Diana is responsible for the leadership and operations of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tustin, formerly HealthSouth Tustin Rehabilitation Hospital, as chief executive officer. Diana’s healthcare experience includes roles in operations, business development and strategic planning General Acute, Acute Psychiatric, Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) and Acute Rehabilitation hospitals, and most recently as CEO of Kindred Hospital in Santa Ana, California for over nine years. Diana’s personal philosophy is that the patient is at the center of everything we do. She believes that by creating a positive workplace that inspires our caring staff to continually focus on quality and service, the hospital will attract and retain the best healthcare professionals. Diana holds a master's degree in healthcare administration and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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Jeff Frandsen
JEFF FRANDSEN

Utah

Mr. Frandsen has over 26 years of leadership experience in healthcare with the last seven years as CEO of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Frandsen has over 26 years of leadership experience in healthcare with the last seven years as CEO of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. Before assuming the CEO role, he held the position of regional director of development for Iasis, Utah. Prior to joining Iasis, Mr. Frandsen has served in the capacity of CEO for hospitals in Utah and California with Lifepoint, HCA and HealthTrust Hospitals. Mr. Frandsen’s background includes extensive experience in physician relations and medical staff development as well as healthcare market development.

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Beth Bacher
BETH BACHER, MBA

Valley of the Sun

Beth joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001.

Beth joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree from CPSU in California and a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from WIU in Phoenix. Her management provides support to clinical and administrative efforts, while maintaining positive customer relations. Her motivation comes from working with a dynamic team who is dedicated to providing an exceptional patient experience.

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Ian Hodge
IAN HODGE

Yuma

Ian Hodge became the CEO of Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital in January of 2016. Ian has a master’s degree in business administration with specialty in marketing from University of Phoenix.

Ian Hodge became the CEO of Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital in January of 2016. Ian has a master’s degree in business administration with specialty in marketing from University of Phoenix. He has 15 years of experience in healthcare administration and marketing in the fields of acute rehabilitation, residential treatment, day treatment, transitional living, home health and wound care. Ian was born in St. Andrews, Scotland; but was raised in Canada. At 20 years old, he immigrated to the United and became a US citizen in 2008. He is married with 2 children and enjoys riding his Harley Davidson.

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