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Amedisys Inc (AMED.OQ)

AMED.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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20 Sep 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Washburn

74 2014 Non-Executive Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Kusserow

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Ginn

50 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Gerard

52 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Sharon Brunecz

52 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael North

54 2016 Chief Information Officer

David Pearce

58 2016 Chief Compliance Officer

David Kemmerly

56 2015 General Counsel

Julie Klapstein

64 2016 Independent Director

Richard Lechleiter

60 2016 Independent Director

Jake Netterville

81 1997 Independent Director

Bruce Perkins

65 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Rideout

57 2016 Independent Director

Nick Muscato

2018 Vice President of Strategic Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Washburn

Mr. Donald A. Washburn is Non-Executive Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of the Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Washburn, a private investor for over 20 years, currently serves as a director on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: (i) LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust; (ii) The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., a manufacturer and lessor of rail cars and barges; and (iii) Key Technology, Inc., which designs and manufactures process automation systems for the food processing and industrial markets. He has also served on multiple private company boards. He also is a retired Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Inc. and was the Chairman and President-Northwest Cargo, Inc. Prior to joining Northwest Airlines, Inc., Mr. Washburn was a corporate Senior Vice President of Marriott Corporation, most recently Executive Vice President and general manager of its Courtyard Hotel division. Mr. Washburn has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors since August 31, 2014. From February 20, 2014 to August 31, 2014, Mr. Washburn served as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors. From November 2011 until his appointment as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors, he served as our independent Lead Director.

Paul Kusserow

Mr. Paul B. Kusserow is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Kusserow is our President and Chief Executive Officer (since December 2014) 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. and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Availity Inc.

Scott Ginn

Mr. Scott G. Ginn is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is our Chief Financial Officer (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 is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He is our Chief Operating Officer (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 is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Ms. Brunecz is our Chief Human Resources Officer (since June 2018). 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 North Chief Information Officer of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. North is our Chief Information Officer (since November 2016) and previously served as our Senior Vice President of Operations (from May 11, 2015 to November 3, 2016). Mr. North, a seasoned IT executive, recently led Amedisys’ successful conversion to the Homecare Homebase platform. 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, North served as the Director of IT Support with Kindred Healthcare from October 1999 to May 2006.

David Pearce

Mr. David B. Pearce is Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr. Pearce is our Chief Compliance Officer (since July 2016). Mr. Pearce applies his expertise to manage and oversee the ethics and compliance programs at Amedisys. He is responsible for developing and supervising policies, procedures and practices designed to promote ethical behavior and compliance with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. He also identifies and assesses any compliance vulnerability and risk within the organization. Prior to joining Amedisys, Mr. Pearce served as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Kindred’s (KND) at Home division, a $2.5 billion home health, hospice and community care services business with approximately 700 locations and 42,000 employees nationwide, from July 2014 to June 2016. Previously, Mr. Pearce was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (TSE: EXE) from September 2010 to July 2013. Mr. Pearce served as Vice President and Chief Counsel for Kindred Healthcare’s Health Services Division from October 1999 to August 2010. He has also performed in general counsel, compliance, and legal roles for organizations such as Vencor (the predecessor to Kindred) (from December 1998 to October 1999), law firm Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Moloney in Lexington, Kentucky (from June 1994 to December 1998), and Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm Arnall Golden and Gregory (from July 2013 to July 2014). He began his legal career as a Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Navy, where he also served as general counsel for two high-ranking officers. Mr. Pearce received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and earned his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University.

David Kemmerly

Mr. David L. Kemmerly is General Counsel of Amedisys, Inc. He is our General Counsel (since October 2015). He previously served as Interim General Counsel from March 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. Mr. Kemmerly has over 26 years of experience in governmental affairs, with more than 18 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.

Julie Klapstein

Ms. Julie D. Klapstein is Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Ms. Klapstein 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 Quality Systems, Inc., a firm that provides software and services to medical and dental offices, eSolutions, Inc., specializing, in revenue cycle management solutions, Dominion Diagnostics, LLC, a firm specializing in laboratory services, Bottom Line Systems, a firm specializing in underpayment and denial for hospitalization, and the Grand Canyon Association, the official nonprofit partner of the Grand Canyon National Park. 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.

Richard Lechleiter

Mr. Richard A. Lechleiter CPA, is Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Lechleiter 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.

Jake Netterville

Mr. Jake L. Netterville is Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Netterville was the Managing Partner of Postlethwaite & Netterville, a professional accounting corporation, from 1977 to 1998 and is currently the Chairman, Emeritus, of its Board of Directors. Mr. Netterville is a certified public accountant, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (“AICPA”) and is a permanent member of the AICPA’s Governing Council. Mr. Netterville was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors in February 2003.

Bruce Perkins

Mr. Bruce D. Perkins is Independent Director of the Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Perkins, the managing member for Perkins, Smith, & Associates, L.L.C. (“PSA”), based in Louisville, Kentucky, serves on the boards of three private healthcare companies. Mr. Perkins serves as a strategic executive for Baroma Midco, L.L.C.; a strategic advisor and executive coach for ChenMed, a Florida based MSO; a senior advisor for the Marwood Group; a senior advisor for US Imaging; and a consultant for Conviva, Interpreta, Devoted Health and Heath Care Service Corporation. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Louisville College of Business. He previously served as chairman of the board of MCCI Group Holdings, a board member of Humana Health Plan of Puerto Rico, a strategic advisor for MCCI Group Holdings, and the treasurer of the American Association of PPOs (AAPPO). Mr. Perkins retired from Humana, Inc. (“Humana”) at the end of 2014 after a thirty-eight year career, most recently as President of Humana’s Healthcare Services Segment, which included the company’s pharmacy business, home care business, behavioral health business, physician businesses, and all clinical and provider network functions. Prior to his role as President of Healthcare Services, Mr. Perkins served as Regional Vice President and Divisional President for Humana health plans across multiple markets, and prior to the spin-off Humana’s hospital business, Mr. Perkins held multiple leadership positions including Divisional Vice President and hospital CEO, COO, and CFO.

Jeffrey Rideout

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rideout M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Rideout 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 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. Prior to Cisco, Dr. Rideout was President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation.

Nick Muscato

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Donald Washburn

368,699

Paul Kusserow

4,866,440

Scott Ginn

1,407,610

Christopher Gerard

1,186,300

Sharon Brunecz

2,440,740

Michael North

1,391,480

David Pearce

--

David Kemmerly

1,092,610

Julie Klapstein

259,032

Richard Lechleiter

261,199

Jake Netterville

283,032

Bruce Perkins

267,032

Jeffrey Rideout

258,032

Nick Muscato

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018