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Amedisys Inc (AMED.OQ)

AMED.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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25 Sep 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Kusserow

58 2019 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Ginn

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Gerard

53 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Sharon Brunecz

53 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael North

55 2016 Chief Information Officer

Denise Bohnert

42 2019 Chief Compliance Officer

David Kemmerly

57 2020 Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer

Richard Lechleiter

61 2019 Lead Independent Director

Vickie Capps

58 2019 Independent Director

Molly Coye

72 2019 Independent Director

Julie Klapstein

65 2016 Independent Director

Teresa Kline

61 2019 Independent Director

Bruce Perkins

66 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Rideout

58 2016 Independent Director

Nick Muscato

2018 Vice President of Strategic Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Kusserow

Mr. Paul B. Kusserow serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is our President and Chief Executive Officer (since December 2014) and Chairman of the Board (since October 2019) and has been a member of our Board of Directors since joining our Company in December 2014. Previously, he was Vice Chairman and President of Alignment Healthcare, Inc., an integrated clinical care and health plan company, from June 2014 until December 2014. From December 2013 until June 2014, Mr. Kusserow served as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he advised Amedisys on corporate strategy. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy, Innovations and Corporate Development Officer of Humana, Inc., a healthcare services and benefits company, from February 2009 through December 2013. Prior to joining Humana, Inc., he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Ziegler HealthVest Fund, a venture capital fund focused on early to mid-stage investments in healthcare services, healthcare technology and wellness; a co-founder and Managing Director of San Ysidro Capital Partners, L.L.C., an investment advisory and management firm specializing in healthcare services and technology; and Managing Partner of Roaring Mountain, L.L.C., a strategy consulting and investment management firm with large clients in healthcare services and technology. Mr. Kusserow began his healthcare career with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned healthcare service companies, where he spent seven years, the last four as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Tenet Ventures. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has served on many corporate and advisory boards, and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Oak Street Health, Picwell, Inc., and Matrix Medical Network. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Connecture, Inc., New Century Health, Inc., AxelaCare Health Solutions, Inc.

Scott Ginn

Mr. Scott G. Ginn serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 2017. He previously served as Chief Accounting Officer from February 2017 to October 2017, Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting from October 2015 to February 2017 and Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller from April 2007 to October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville, a professional accounting corporation. Mr. Ginn is a Certified Public Accountant.

Christopher Gerard

Mr. Christopher T. Gerard serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 2017. He previously served as President for the South Central Region of Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a healthcare services company, from 2015 to 2016. Prior to his role as Regional President, Mr. Gerard was the Chief Operating Officer at Kindred at Home from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Gerard joined Kindred in 2012 as Regional Vice President when Kindred acquired IntegraCare Holdings, Inc., a home health, hospice and community care agency based in Grapevine, Texas. Mr. Gerard was an original founder of IntegraCare in 1998 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2012.

Sharon Brunecz

Ms. Sharon Brunecz serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Brunecz is an expert in leading human capital strategies that drive business outcomes including talent management, total rewards, organizational and leadership development, employee engagement, talent acquisition, metrics and analytics, and merger and acquisitions. Prior to joining Amedisys, Ms. Brunecz served as Chief Human Resources Officer from September 2015 to June 2018 for US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation’s leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care services offering emergency, hospitalist and observation medicine to hospital partners. In this role, she had overall accountability for Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Marketing functions. Prior to USACS, Ms. Brunecz held several HR leadership positions with PNC Financial Services Group, a diversified financial services company, from 1998 to 2015.

Michael North

Mr. Michael Paul North serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company since November 2016. He previously served as our Senior Vice President of Operations (from May 11, 2015 to November 3, 2016). Mr. North, a seasoned IT executive, led Amedisys’ successful conversion to the Homecare Homebase platform and plays a significant role in the integration of our acquisitions. Before Amedisys, he served as the Director of Corporate Development Integrations for Humana from May 2006 to May 2015. His senior level responsibilities included all IT and operational integrations for acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. North served as the Director of IT Support with Kindred Healthcare from October 1999 to May 2006.

Denise Bohnert

Ms. Denise Bohnert serves as Chief Compliance Officer of the Company since September 2019. She previously served as our Deputy Compliance Officer from January 2017 to August 31, 2019. Ms. Bohnert is responsible for managing and overseeing the compliance program, which is designed to promote ethical practices and compliance with state and federal healthcare laws and regulations. Ms. Bohnert also identifies potential compliance vulnerability and risks within the organization. Ms. Bohnert has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare and compliance. Before joining Amedisys in January 2017, Ms. Bohnert served as the Compliance Officer for Signature Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky from January 2015 to December 2016, a skilled nursing facility and home health company. Ms. Bohnert was responsible for overseeing the compliance program which included the creation of regulatory policies and procedures, a compliance investigation structure and a staff of compliance professionals. From 2003 to December 2014, Ms. Bohnert worked at Kindred Healthcare in a variety of compliance and regulatory functions including Division Vice President of Risk and Compliance, Director of HIPAA Compliance (Privacy) and Risk Manager. Ms. Bohnert is both a registered nurse and licensed attorney earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University (Magna Cum Laude) and her Juris Doctor from Indiana University - Indianapolis. Ms. Bohnert also holds a Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).

David Kemmerly

Mr. David L. Kemmerly serves as Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer of the Company. He previously served as General Counsel from October 2015 to March 2020 and Senior Vice President, Government Affairs from March 2015 to March 2020. He previously served as Interim General Counsel from March 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. Mr. Kemmerly has over 27 years of experience in governmental affairs, with more than 19 years specializing in health care law and public policy. From September 2013 to March 2015, he served as Special Counsel at Adams and Reese LLP, a multidisciplinary law firm where he represented diverse health care interests before the state legislature and state agencies. Prior to Adams and Reese, Mr. Kemmerly served as Director of State Public Affairs of Humana, Inc. for six years where he was responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs and outcomes in all 50 states. In this role, he developed and led implementation of successful state legislative and regulatory strategies that helped protect the business interests of one of the nation’s largest health insurers with over 13 million medical enrollees. Mr. Kemmerly has extensive experience in state and national government relations, including serving as Associate Director of the Department of Government Affairs for the Louisiana State Medical Society where he lobbied state legislators, state regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress on issues impacting physicians and the practice of medicine. He also served as an attorney for the Louisiana State Senate, a political consultant for DLK Consulting Group, and on the staffs of a Governor and Member of Congress. Mr. Kemmerly is a member of the Board of the Amedisys Foundation (since March 2016).

Richard Lechleiter

Mr. Richard A. Lechleiter CPA serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been the President of the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville since 2014. Previously, from 2002 until 2014, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a leading publicly traded national healthcare services company. Prior to joining Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Mr. Lechleiter was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Humana, where he played a key role in the spin-off of Humana’s hospital business and joined the new company, Galen Health Care, Inc., as Chief Accounting Officer. Galen Health Care, Inc., ultimately became a part of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. Mr. Lechleiter has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Stock Yards Bancorp, a public bank holding company, since 2007. In 2016, Mr. Lechleiter joined the Board of Directors of Trilogy Healthcare Services LLC, a privately held healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Lechleiter is a former certified public accountant and earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Xavier University. Director Qualifications: Extensive Knowledge of the Healthcare Industry—Mr. Lechleiter has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Relevant Executive/Leadership Experience—Mr. Lechleiter has extensive senior management and executive experience in the healthcare industry. Public Company Board Experience—Mr. Lechleiter has outside board experience with two other companies and serves as Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee for Stock Yards Bancorp and a member of the Audit Committee for both Stock Yards Bancorp and Trilogy Healthcare Services. High Level of Financial Literacy—Mr. Lechleiter has held executive financial leadership roles at Kindred Healthcare, Humana and Galen Health Care, Inc.

Vickie Capps

Ms. Vickie L. Capps serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is currently a member of the Senior Advisory Board of Consonance Capital Partners, a healthcare focused private equity firm, and she served on the board of directors of its portfolio company, Enclara Pharmacia, a provider of pharmacy services to the hospice industry prior to its acquisition by Humana in January 2020. She is also a member of the board of directors, the audit committee chair and a member of the nominating and governance committee of each of NuVasive, Inc., a public medical device company, and Otonomy, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. Ms. Capps is also a member of the Board of Directors of OmniGuide, Inc., a private medical device company. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of DJO Global, Inc. from 2002 through 2013 and as a member of the boards of directors of Synthorx, Inc., a public biotechnology company, prior to its acquisition by Sanofi in January 2020, Connecture, Inc. prior to its being taken private by Francisco Partners in April 2018, RF Surgical Systems prior to its acquisition by Medtronic in August 2015 and SenoRx, prior to its acquisition by C. R. Bard, Inc. in July 2010. She is also a member of the board of directors of the San Diego State University Research Foundation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Capps spent 10 years as an audit and accounting professional with Ernst & Young and then served as the chief financial officer of several public and private companies. Ms. Capps earned her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, is a California Certified Public Accountant and was recognized as a CFO of the Year honoree by the San Diego Business Journal in 2009 and 2010.

Molly Coye

Dr. Molly J. Coye M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence for AVIA, a membership network of healthcare delivery systems that provides strategic and technology selection advice regarding digital health software and devices and is the nation’s leading healthcare innovation network, since 2015. She also served as an Innovation Advisor for Evolent Health from 2018 to 2019. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Coye was Chief Innovation Officer of the UCLA Health System (comprehensive health care organization). Dr. Coye served on the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc. from 2005 to 2018, where she was a member of the Executive Committee, the Committee on Investment and Finance, Chair of the Committee on Medical Affairs, and a member of the board of the Aetna Foundation. She previously served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, chair of the board of PATH and the American Public Health Association, and on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Telemedicine Association, The California Endowment, and the China Medical Board.

Julie Klapstein

Ms. Julie D. Klapstein serves as Independent Director of the Company. She was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Availity, LLC, one of the nation’s largest health information networks optimizing the automated delivery of critical business and clinical information among healthcare stakeholders. Ms. Klapstein was the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Availity for 11 years. Ms. Klapstein’s 30+ years of experience in the healthcare information technology industry include executive roles at Phycom, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer, Sunquest Information Systems (EVP); SMS’ Turnkey Systems Division (now Siemens Medical Systems) and GTE Health Systems. She currently serves on the board of directors for NextGen Healthcare, Inc., a firm that provides software and services to medical and dental offices, eSolutions, Inc., specializing, in revenue cycle management solutions, and Revecore Technologies, a firm specializing in underpayment and denial for hospitalization. Ms. Klapstein was a past director for two public boards: Annies, Inc. and Standard Register and has been a director for multiple private companies. Ms. Klapstein earned her bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She is the recipient of multiple awards for top business leadership.

Teresa Kline

Ms. Teresa L. Kline serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Alliance Plan of Michigan (“HAP”) and Executive Vice President of Henry Ford Health System (“HFHS”) where she led a financial & operational turnaround of HAP. HAP is nonprofit health plan and a subsidiary of HFHS, a nonprofit healthcare provider. Ms. Kline’s 35+ years of experience in healthcare include executive roles at Health Care Service Corporation (Senior Vice President and Chief Health Care Management Officer), HealthSouth (Senior Vice President), CHA Health (Chief Executive Officer), United Health Group (Chief Executive Officer of UHC-GA), OnCare (Senior Vice President) and Aetna Health Plans (Regional Vice President). Ms. Kline currently serves on the boards of directors of Intersect ENT, a medical device and specialty pharma company; SaVida Health, an outpatient opioid use disorder treatment provider; LaunchPoint Ventures, LLC, dba Discovery Health, a health payment integrity company; and Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc., a health insurer. Ms. Kline also serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Conservancy, the official nonprofit partner of the Grand Canyon National Park, and Kalamazoo College. Previously, Ms. Kline served as the Chairman of two private health care technology companies, Medecision and Availity. Ms. Kline earned her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her Master in Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bruce Perkins

Mr. Bruce D. Perkins serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the managing member for Perkins, Smith & Associates, L.L.C. (“PSA”), a healthcare consulting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves on the boards of three private companies: Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery; Physician’s Endoscopy; and Remedi SeniorCare. Additionally, Mr. Perkins serves as a strategic executive for myNEXUS; a strategic advisor and executive coach for ChenMed; a senior advisor for the Marwood Group; a senior advisor for US Imaging; a consultant for Devoted Health and a consultant for Magellan Health, Inc. Previously, Mr. Perkins served as a board member of Athletico, LHP Hospital Group, Humana Health Plan of Puerto Rico, and was chairman of the board of MCCI Group Holdings. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Perkins held the role of Strategic Executive and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of MCCI Group Holdings and its successor, Conviva Health Solutions. Mr. Perkins retired from Humana Inc. in 2014 after a thirty-eight-year career. Prior to retirement, he was the President of Healthcare Services, a $21 billion business segment which included pharmacy, home care, behavioral health, physician services, provider networks, provider administration, and clinical platforms. Before Mr. Perkins became President of Healthcare Services, he served as Regional Vice President and Divisional President for Humana health plans. Prior to Humana’s spin-off of its hospital business, Mr. Perkins held multiple hospital leadership positions including Divisional Vice President and Hospital CEO, COO, and CFO. Director Qualifications: Extensive Knowledge of the Healthcare Industry—Mr. Perkins has over 43 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Relevant Executive/Leadership Experience—Mr. Perkins is the managing member for Perkins, Smith, & Associates, L.L.C., a private healthcare consulting company, and previously served as the President of Humana’s Healthcare Services Segment, which had annual revenue of $21 billion.

Jeffrey Rideout

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rideout M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Integrated Healthcare Association, a California statewide multi-stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability and affordability of health care. He joined Integrated Healthcare Association in May of 2015. Dr. Rideout holds academic appointments with Stanford University (since January 2014) and University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business (since January 2008, and previously from January 2002 to January 2004), teaching on topics related to healthcare technology, services and investment. Previously, from June 2013 until June 2015, Dr. Rideout served as the Senior Medical Advisor for Covered California, the state based insurance exchange for California, and was responsible for quality and network management and all physician and hospital relations. Dr. Rideout has also served as a Senior Advisor to GE Healthcare Ventures, focusing on new business development related to Digital Health and Digital Therapeutics, including assessing and accelerating new early stage solutions and companies. From July 2009 until June 2013, Dr. Rideout was Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer for The TriZetto Group, leading strategy around development and delivery of a comprehensive suite of products and services that enable payers, providers and employers to improve the cost and quality of care for consumers. Dr. Rideout also served as the global leader of the healthcare division for Cisco Systems Internet Business Solutions Group, and Cisco’s Chief Medical Officer. While at Cisco, Dr. Rideout also served as a member of the American Health Information Community (AHIC’s) Chronic Care Workgroup for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Rideout was at Cisco from April 2004 to August 2007.

Nick Muscato

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Kusserow

12,835,500

Scott Ginn

2,721,100

Christopher Gerard

4,161,280

Sharon Brunecz

2,387,940

Michael North

1,391,480

Denise Bohnert

--

David Kemmerly

1,862,160

Richard Lechleiter

273,089

Vickie Capps

142,302

Molly Coye

142,302

Julie Klapstein

275,089

Teresa Kline

142,302

Bruce Perkins

271,089

Jeffrey Rideout

261,589

Nick Muscato

--
As Of  31 Dec 2019