Keith G. Myers is co-founder of LHC Group and has served as chairman and CEO since 1994. He is a co-founder and serves on the board of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. Mr. Myers received credentials from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in 1999 and was granted credentials by the Healthcare Financial Management Association in 2005. In June 2003, Mr. Myers was named the regional Entrepreneur of the Year for outstanding performance in the field of healthcare services and was officially inducted as a lifetime member of the National Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame in November of the same year. He has participated in the preparation of numerous home health policy white papers and presentations to members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
Donald D. Stelly serves as LHC Group’s president and COO. A registered nurse and experienced healthcare executive, Mr. Stelly joined the company in 2005 and previously served as senior vice president of operations. Before coming to LHC Group, Mr. Stelly was CEO of Louisiana’s Doctor’s Hospital, a subsidiary of LifePoint Hospitals Inc. Prior to attaining that position, Mr. Stelly served as the hospital’s chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1991.
Joshua L. Proffitt serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of LHC Group. In addition to providing executive and financial leadership, Mr. Proffitt oversees the company’s corporate development growth efforts through acquisitions and new strategic partnership initiatives with hospitals and health systems. Mr. Proffitt joined LHC Group in 2008 and during his tenure at the company has served as vice president, assistant general counsel and director of mergers and acquisitions, then senior vice president and chief compliance officer, then executive vice president, corporate development and general counsel. Before coming to LHC Group, Mr. Proffitt was a member of the corporate healthcare practice group with the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, in Atlanta. Mr. Proffitt is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, is certified in healthcare compliance and is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Steve Guenthner joined LHC Group in April 2018 as executive vice president and chief strategy officer as part of the company’s merger with Almost Family. Mr. Guenthner served as Almost Family’s president since 2012, and previously served as that company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer from 1992 to 2012. He played a key role in helping develop public policy initiatives and establish and maintain relationships with industry regulators and advocacy organizations. Prior to joining Almost Family, he was a CPA in auditing and consulting with Arthur Andersen LLP from 1983 to 1992, serving numerous healthcare clients and consulting projects. Mr. Guenthner earned a BS in accounting and an AS in computer science from the University of Louisville.
Marcus D. Macip joined LHC Group in April 2005. As executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Mr. Macip is responsible for home office administration, human resources, payroll, and constituency satisfaction. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Macip served as director of human resources and risk management at Doctor’s Hospital in Louisiana. Mr. Macip received a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and earned a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill.
Angie M. Begnaud joined LHC Group in 1998 and has served in numerous management positions during her tenure. Ms. Begnaud has more than 20 years’ home health care experience and has also provided direct patient care in the hospital setting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Eric Elliott joined LHC Group in 2004 and previously served as senior financial analyst and SEC reporting manager. As senior vice president of finance, Mr. Elliott is responsible for the organization’s budgeting process and forecasting of revenues and expenditures, detailing how the organization might perform financially if certain strategies, events and plans are carried out. He is also responsible for managing and communicating information to the public pertaining to the company’s operations and financial standing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1998 and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University in 2002.
JoAnne Little joined the company in 2013 and serves as LHC Group’s senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Before coming to LHC Group, Ms. Little served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of Suncrest Healthcare in Nashville, Tenn. She previously held positions with The Healthfield Group and Gentiva and practiced law with Troutman Sanders in Atlanta. Before her legal career, Ms. Little was a registered nurse with Charter Behavioral Health System for 15 years. Ms. Little earned her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina.
Todd Lyles joined LHC Group in April 2018 in conjunction with the company’s merger with Almost Family. He serves as senior vice president of administration – the role he previously held at Almost Family. Mr. Lyles joined that company in 1997 as senior vice president of planning and development. Previously, Mr. Lyles was vice president of development for the Kentucky Division of Columbia/HCA, a role he served since 1993. His experience also includes eight years with Humana Inc. in various financial and hospital management positions. Mr. Lyles earned an A.B. from Centre College and his MBA from Emory University.
Richard A. MacMillan joined the LHC Group leadership team in 2007. A practicing attorney and registered nurse, he served as general counsel to the Home Care Association of Louisiana from 1994 to 2007. Mr. MacMillan is a past president of the Louisiana Rural Health Association and is a member of the National Rural Health Association. In addition, he is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association and the Health Law Sections of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar. Mr. MacMillan earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his law degree from Louisiana State University.
Jeffrey T. Reibel, a CPA, joined LHC Group in April 2018 as senior vice president and chief accounting officer as part of the company’s merger with Almost Family. Since 2012, he had served as vice president and chief accounting officer at Almost Family after first joining that company in 2010 as vice president of finance. Mr. Reibel previously served as chief executive officer of a private compliance company he founded in 2006. His experience also includes three years as controller and principal accounting officer for a publicly traded company, and 12 years with Ernst & Young, LLP, where he specialized in audits of public companies and various clients in the healthcare industry, including home health. Mr. Reibel received a BA in accounting from Bellarmine University.
Rajesh “Raj” Shetye joined LHC Group in 2010 and previously served as LHC Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Shetye is an accomplished information technology and business professional with more than 20 years of executive and hands-on experience in the development, acquisition and implementation of IT solutions that solve business problems. Mr. Shetye has established a strong record of success in creating robust technology architecture and infrastructure. His responsibilities include spearheading initiatives for the company and developing innovative solutions that leverage data and analytics to let the company be an effective provider in a “value and risk-based” reimbursement model, improve business process performance, and reduce costs. Mr. Shetye holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from George Mason University and an executive master’s degree in business administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
Albert Simien Jr. has been with LHC Group since 1999. He previously served as cash manager, director of purchasing and accounts payable and vice president of procurement and treasury management. As senior vice president and project management officer, Mr. Simien is responsible for the direction, implementation, control and completion of major projects to ensure alignment with company strategy and objectives. He is a member of the Louisiana Notary Association and is certified in accounts payable. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
John M. Thompson Jr. joined LHC Group in 2016 and serves as the company’s chief information officer. Before coming to LHC Group, Mr. Thompson worked for Advance Auto Parts – one of the nation’s largest auto parts retailers – as vice president of enterprise solution delivery. He was instrumental in helping facilitate the company’s 2013 purchase of and merger with Carquest Auto Parts. As LHC Group’s CIO, he is responsible for leading the company’s IT/IS initiatives and developing innovative solutions that improve business process performance and reduce costs. Mr. Thompson also served as IT technical manager for the United States Auto Association in San Antonio. He earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems/Finance with minors in economics and accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 1996.