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 boards of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. 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.
Peter J. Roman is LHC Group’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Roman, who joined the company in 2005, previously served as CFO for VLP Corporate Services, as well as CFO for Unifab International Inc. A certified public accountant, Mr. Roman worked for Ernst & Young for more than a decade. He is a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Roman earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
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, risk management 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.
Joshua L. Proffitt joined LHC Group in 2008 as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant director of mergers and acquisitions. In April 2009, he was promoted to senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Effective Aug. 1, 2012, Mr. Proffitt was promoted to executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In this role, he provides executive leadership and serves as the company’s chief legal 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. There, he focused on corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, healthcare law, securities law and general corporate matters for both public and private entities with an emphasis on the healthcare industry. 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.
Donald A. Adam is LHC Group’s senior vice president and chief development officer. Mr. Adam, who joined the company in 2011, brings more than a decade of post-acute healthcare experience to LHC Group. He previously served as chief development officer and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions for RehabCare in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s acclaimed Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He spent 10 years in the banking industry before making the transition to health care.
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 budgeting and investor relations, 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 and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University.
Barbara Goodman has more than 20 years’ experience in post-acute care, working in positions ranging from field clinician to independent home care consultant. A registered nurse, Ms. Goodman joined LHC Group in 2000. She serves on the technical expert panel for the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences. She is a member of the provider outreach committee for PGBA and serves on the board of directors for the Home Care of Louisiana Association. She is a member of the Association of Home Care Coders and the National Association of Health Care Quality. Ms. Goodman is a certified hospice and home care executive and a certified professional for healthcare quality. She also holds certifications in OASIS and coding. Ms. Goodman earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Jeffrey M. Kreger serves as LHC Group’s senior vice president of finance. A certified public accountant, Mr. Kreger joined the company in 2013. He oversees all accounting, reporting and cash management functions and manages the company’s relationship with its bank group. Previously, Mr. Kreger worked as senior vice president and corporate controller for Sun Healthcare Group Inc. in Irvine, Calif. He previously held financial leadership positions with Consolidated Graphics Inc., Philip Services Corp. and American Habilitation Inc., all of Houston, as well as Sava Senior Care of Atlanta. He also worked as a financial auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Kreger is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.
Carla Hengst serves as LHC Group’s senior vice president of community-based services. A proven healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Ms. Hengst most recently served as senior vice president of personal care operations for Almost Family. She has also held leadership positions with U.S. Medical Management and Gentiva Health Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.
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.
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.
Cathy S. Newhouse, RN, serves as LHC Group’s senior vice president of clinical program development and innovation. Ms. Newhouse joined LHC Group in 2011 with more than 25 years of experience in home health care management. She previously served as senior vice president of sales and clinical programs at Almost Family in Louisville, Ky. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in management from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Mich. Ms. Newhouse is a member of the executive steering committee and physician advisory committee for the Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign with which she works closely in her role at LHC Group. Ms. Newhouse has also served on the post-acute care technical expert panel of the CMS Task force and the Hospital to Home Task Force. She has been a presenter at the Case Management Society of America.
Rajesh “Raj” Shetye joined LHC Group in 2010. He previously served as a senior manager with Simione Consultants. 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 IT architecture and infrastructure. His responsibilities include spearheading new IT/IS initiatives for the company and developing innovative solutions that 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.