Senior Management Team
Keith G. MyersView Bio
Keith G. Myers
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. StellyView Bio
Donald D. Stelly
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. ProffittView Bio
Joshua L. Proffitt
Joshua L. Proffitt serves as chief financial officer for 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.
Bruce D. GreensteinView Bio
Bruce D. Greenstein
Bruce D. Greenstein joined LHC Group in 2018. As executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer, he leads the company's value-based contracting, ACO management company, and alternative payment and delivery model strategies. He also oversees the company’s operations for technology and for the innovations business segments, as well as LHC Group’s healthcare vision initiatives. Mr. Greenstein previously served as chief technology officer (CTO) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. He has an extensive healthcare industry background in both government and the private sector, having served as president-west for New York-based Quartet Health, CEO of Blend Health Insights, and as managing director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. Mr. Greenstein was a cabinet member in Louisiana, serving as secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. He also previously ran Medicaid-managed care and waivers and demonstrations at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Marcus D. MacipView Bio
Marcus D. Macip
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, facilities management, and the project management office. 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.
Nicholas Gachassin, IIIView Bio
Nicholas Gachassin, III
Nicholas Gachassin joined LHC Group in early 2019 as general counsel. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gachassin served as the managing partner of Gachassin Law Firm, an established Louisiana firm dedicated to representing healthcare providers and healthcare businesses. As general counsel, he is responsible for managing the company’s in-house legal department, overseeing the work of outside counsel, and providing timely and effective legal advice on day-to-day operations, company strategy, and corporate development. Mr. Gachassin is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Mississippi and is a member of several healthcare organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys. Mr. Gachassin is a graduate of St. Stanislaus College, Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (JD, with Honors), and Loyola University Chicago School of Law (LL.M - Health Care).
Angie M. BegnaudView Bio
Angie M. Begnaud
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.
Tricia Nguyen, M.D., MBAView Bio
Tricia Nguyen, M.D., MBA
Dr. Tricia Nguyen joined LHC Group in 2019. As executive vice president and chief medical officer, she provides strategic and clinical leadership from a physician’s perspective, serves as the primary clinical advisor, and is LHC Group’s primary liaison to CMO’s and physician leaders throughout the country. Before joining LHC Group. Dr. Nguyen was a managing partner with Perla Health, a healthcare consulting firm in Washington D.C. She has served in senior leadership roles with respected health systems and networks – including Inova Health Systems, Texas Health Resources, and Banner Health. She also has extensive experience in managed care, serving in senior leadership positions for organizations such as BlueCross BlueShield and Humana. Dr. Nguyen received her Bachelor of Science from Creighton University School of Pharmacy in 1992, her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Medicine in 1996, and her Medical Management Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005. She is board-certified in internal medicine, board-eligible in pediatrics, and a licensed doctor in Arizona and Texas.
Benjamin Doga, M.D.View Bio
Benjamin Doga, M.D.
Dr. Benjamin Doga joined LHC Group in 2014 and serves as the company’s lead medical director. As a board-certified family-practice physician, he has practiced in the Lafayette, La., area for more than 14 years. Dr. Doga’s past experience includes service as the director of in-patient rehab at Southwest Regional Medical Center, where he combined his areas of specialty and provided a full range of care to patients. He is currently a clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine with Tulane Medical Center and serves as medical director for the Community Outreach Center in Lafayette. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Doga received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Northeastern Louisiana University in 1994. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine.
Dana ForemanView Bio
Dana Foreman joined LHC group in March of 2017. As division president of operations – Journey Division, she is responsible for the daily administration of a division which spans 11 states and has approximately $110 million in annual revenue. Mrs. Foreman has served in many different roles since her tenure at LHC Group began. She was directly responsible for the company’s inpatient hospice unit programs and held regional leadership roles in hospice for several states throughout 2017. Mrs. Foreman was also responsible for beginning transition of the newly merged Almost Family agencies – home health and hospice – onto the LHC Group platforms for HomeCare HomeBase, and to LHC Group processes and policies. Mrs. Foreman was also responsible for managing the LHC Group Palliative Care Program. Prior to joining LHC Group, she served as area vice president of operations for Amedisys in the home health division. Mrs. Foreman began her career in hospice service in 2004 at Community Hospices of America.
Chris FoxView Bio
Chris Fox joined LHC Group in 2016 and is responsible for the vision and direction of a division that includes long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehab facilities, therapy, and pharmacy services. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fox served as vice president of sub-acute services for IASIS Healthcare, a national hospital operator. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Mr. Fox previously held senior-level administrative positions with HealthSouth and RehabCare. A native of Louisiana, Mr. Fox is a graduate of Tulane University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He also serves on the executive committee of OneAcadiana, a nine-parish regional Chamber of Commerce organization.
Holly FrankoView Bio
Holly Franko joined LHC Group in November 2017. As division president of sales, Journey Division, Ms. Franko is responsible for a division with 49 hospice locations in 11 states and annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Ms. Franko has 16 years of experience in hospice leadership roles. Prior to joining LHC Group, she served in the role of corporate vice president of hospice services for Alternate Solutions Health Network. Ms. Franko started her career in hospice service in 2004. She would go on to serve for nine years in various leadership roles for Gentiva in Atlanta, Ga. She later served for four years as a regional vice president of operations at Asera Care.
Jules GaliourasView Bio
Jules Galiouras joined LHC Group in 2007 as area sales manager for the North Louisiana markets. He later served as a division vice president of market development for home health, where he oversaw several markets in Louisiana and out-of-state. Following a brief absence from the company, Jules assumed the role of regional manager for market development and cultivated successful sales forces in the regions under his direction. In his current role as division president of sales, Legacy Division, he leads and develops growth initiatives for LHC Group’s Legacy Hospice Division. Jules is a native of New Orleans and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in business management.
David S. HanlonView Bio
David S. Hanlon
David Hanlon Joined LHC Group in January 2019. As division president of sales for the Cornerstone and Northeast Divisions, he is responsible for leading and managing growth strategies for 86 branches across 23 states with annual revenue budgets of nearly $300 million. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Hanlon held corporate development and growth leadership roles in home health, hospice, and laboratory testing industries at Amedisys Home Health and Hospice and Inui Healthcare. He has earned numerous recognitions for leading his divisions in growth. With nearly 20 years of service in sales and leadership, Mr. Hanlon has extensive experience in start-up and acquisition expansion. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine.
Lynne HebertView Bio
Lynne Hebert joined LHC Group in 2018 as the result of a merger and currently serves as the division president for Florida. She oversees the division’s operations, clinical execution, quality, and business development. She previously served as vice president of innovative partnerships for Kindred Healthcare, and chief operating officer for Senior Home Care and Amedisys. Ms. Hebert has an extensive background in the healthcare and home healthcare industries for both public and private companies. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of South Arkansas University, College of Nursing.
Carla HengstView Bio
Carla Hengst serves as LHC Group’s division president of operations for the home and community based services division. Ms. Hengst joined the company in 2013 and is a proven healthcare executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to joining LHC Group, Ms. Hengst 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.
Maxine HochhauserView Bio
Maxine Hochhauser joined LHC Group in early 2019. As president, home and community based services division, she is responsible for all aspects of the operations and growth of the Home and Community Based Services Division. Ms. Hochhauser has an extensive background in all aspects of the home care industry (both Medicare-certified and Medicaid-reimbursed), including private duty, hospice and palliative care, and other service lines including rehab and skilled nursing facility operations. She has served on several boards, including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the Home Care Association of NY State, and on several industry executive committees and advisory boards. In her previous role, Ms. Hochhauser provided consulting services to Medicare-certified home health agencies. Prior to her consulting assignments, she served as the chief operating officer for Addus Home Care, and as senior vice president of enterprise operations for Amedisys in the delivery of home health and hospice. Ms. Hochhauser holds both an MBA and a BS in physical therapy.
Sandy HogstonView Bio
Sandy Hogston joined LHC Group as part of the merger with Almost Family in 2018 and currently serves as the division president of operations for one of the company’s largest hospital joint venture groups. She is responsible for the clinical and financial operations of both hospital-affiliated and non-affiliated home health agencies. This division has over 75 locations in 22 states and a total revenue base of $175 million. Prior to joining LHC Group, Ms. Hogston was the division president of the Hospital Partnership Division with Community Health Systems, and previously served with LifePoint Health as senior director of home health and hospice services. She is a registered nurse with over 30 years of acute and post-acute healthcare experience.
Raj KaushalView Bio
Raj Kaushal joined LHC Group in April 2018 as part of the merger with Almost Family. From 2011 to 2016, he served Almost Family as chief clinical officer. Since 2016, he has served as president of the Southeast Division – the role in which he currently serves at LHC Group. As president of the Southeast Division, Mr. Kaushal is responsible for the company’s home health operations in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, and southern Kentucky. He also oversees the operations for quality and business development. He has spent the last two decades in the post-acute care industry serving both public and private companies. Mr. Kaushal is a member of American Medical Association and received his medical degree from University Medical College in Punjab, India.
Melanie KuehnView Bio
Melanie Kuehn joined LHC Group in 1999. She currently serves as division president of operations for the company’s Acadia Division. She is responsible for the overall operations and six-pillar performance for 107 home care locations across eight states with over $310 million in annual revenue. Prior to her current role, Ms. Kuehn served as the vice president of leadership development for the company from 2006-2010. She developed a leadership track for mid-level managers which is still a critical component of the company’s leadership development platform. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., and a master’s degree in nursing and healthcare systems management from Loyola University in New Orleans. Ms. Kuehn has over 28 years of healthcare experience.
Robert LittleView Bio
Robert “Rob” Little joined LHC Group in 2012 and serves as division president of sales for the Beltway Division. Prior to joining LHC Group, he held sales leadership roles in the home health, hospice, home medical equipment, infusion, and lab industries and has been responsible for revenue budgets up to $250 million. Mr. Little has received a number of awards for sales growth as both a salesperson and sales leader, and has also excelled in turning struggling markets around and in opening new markets. Mr. Little has over 30 years of sales and leadership experience in medical-related industries. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing.
Shelley McKeeView Bio
Shelley McKee joined LHC Group in 2006. She serves as the division president of sales for the Coastal and Kentucky Divisions, consisting of more than 120 locations with a total of over $320 million in annual revenue. Prior to joining LHC Group, she served as the business development coordinator for Infirmary Health System. Ms. McKee earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has over 15 years of experience in the home health industry.
Sheryl RossignolView Bio
Sheryl Rossignol joined LHC Group in 2018 as part of the merger with Almost Family. As division president for the company’s northeast division, she is responsible for 31 locations across six states with an annual revenue of $140 million. Ms. Rossignol is an experienced healthcare executive with wide-ranging experience in the home health and hospice industries. She has an extensive background in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and in the integration of cultures, teams, and policies at both large and small companies. She is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Springfield College.
Nathan SmithView Bio
Nathan W. Smith joined LHC Group in 2011. As the division president of sales and operations for Gateway Division, he is responsible for leading and managing overall growth strategy and operational performance for 32 locations across seven states with an annual revenue of over $80 million. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Smith served as regional account manager at Maxim Healthcare, managing branches in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and California. Mr. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. He has over 15 years of healthcare experience.
Chris StaggView Bio
Chris Stagg joined LHC group in 2004. She currently serves as division president for the company’s Coastal Division, which consists of over 120 locations. Ms. Stagg is responsible for the overall operations of over $320 million in annual revenue, while ensuring six-pillar excellence within the company’s largest home health division. Prior to her current position, she served in several key leadership positions within LHC Group and at Gentiva Health Services. Ms. Stagg is a registered nurse with over 27 years of healthcare experience – with 20 of those years in the home health sector.
Lori StaggView Bio
Lori Stagg joined LHC Group in 2008. As division president of operations, Legacy Division, Ms. Stagg is responsible for the daily administration of a division which currently spans more than 13 states and has approximately $133 million in annual revenue. Prior to joining LHC Group, Ms. Stagg held director level positions in acute care hospital systems such as HCA and Piedmont Healthcare. Ms. Stagg is a registered nurse with over 20 years of healthcare experience.
Missy StoberView Bio
Missy Stober joined LHC Group in 2018 as part of the merger with Almost Family. As division president of operations for the Kentucky Division – which includes the southern region of Indiana – she is responsible for operations within a division that includes 24 locations in two states with annual revenue of more than $60 million. Ms. Stober has almost three decades of experience in home health. She is an ANCC-certified home healthcare nurse and also holds the nurse executive (advanced) certification. She completed her doctorate in nursing practice in the executive leadership track from Bellarmine University. Ms. Stober has been published in the Home Healthcare Now Journal and also serves on the Kentucky Home Care Association board of directors.
Susan SylvesterView Bio
Susan Sylvester, RN, a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., joined LHC Group in 2007 as the result of a joint venture partnership with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Prior to the partnership, Ms. Sylvester served as the director for UTMC homecare and hospice services for seven years. As division president of operations for Beltway Division, she is responsible for all aspects of home health operations within a division with annual revenue of more than $204 million. Ms. Sylvester has over 36 years of healthcare experience, with 27 of those years in home care.
Scott TobeyView Bio
James Scott Tobey joined LHC Group in 2006. As division president of sales for Acadia Division, he is responsible for an annual home care revenue budget of $252 million in the states of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Tobey served in regional and area sales manager positions with very successful and sustainable turnarounds. He also served as regional manager of sales for Rotech Healthcare and area sales manager for Apria Healthcare. Mr. Tobey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. He has over 24 years of healthcare experience.
Jennifer VogtView Bio
Jennifer Vogt has been with LHC group since 2017. She spent the last 18 years working in the Medicaid home and community based services industry. Ms. Vogt is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for a segment of LHC Group’s Home and Community Based Services Division, along with strategic planning and implementation to meet the company’s mission and vision objectives. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, and a Masters of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.
Eric ElliottView Bio
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 LittleView Bio
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 LylesView Bio
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. MacMillanView Bio
Richard A. MacMillan
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.
Brach MyersView Bio
Brach J. Myers serves as senior vice president of strategic partnerships, managing partnership relations with LHC Group’s 300-plus hospital partners. During and after his business administration studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, he served in various roles at LHC Group, developing a global appreciation that started with hands-on patient care and eventually grew to strategic roles within the organization. Prior to his role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships, he served as PERS program manager, director of mergers and acquisitions, director of the operational analytics, and vice president of communications and care transitions. Mr. Myers is a member of the Emerging Leader Council for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), he serves as chairman for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Louisiana, and is a board member for the Louisiana Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Paul SchaffnerView Bio
Paul Schaffner joined LHC Group in March 2019. He serves as division president of sales for the Southeast and Florida Divisions. Mr. Schaffner has more than 28 years of experience in sales and sales leadership for medical-related industries. Prior to joining LHC Group, he held roles in corporate development and sales leadership in home health, hospice, community-based services, and DME industries with AccentCare, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Gentiva Health Services, and Apria Healthcare. His consistent success in top tier growth and in turning around struggling markets has led to numerous awards for sales growth, both as a sales person and as a sales leader. Mr. Schaffner graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration focused in marketing.
Rajesh ShetyeView Bio
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.View Bio
Albert Simien Jr.
Albert Simien Jr. has been with LHC Group since 1999. He previously served as cash manager, director of purchasing and accounts payable, vice president of procurement, and treasurer and senior vice president of project management. As senior vice president of operations, Mr. Simien is responsible for assisting in the direction of operations and implementation of operational-related projects and initiatives. He works directly with LHC Group’s president and COO to ensure alignment with operational strategies 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.View Bio
John M. Thompson Jr.
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.
Mark WillisView Bio
Mark J. Willis joined LHC Group in 2017 and brings more than three decades of integrated marketing communications experience to benefit the company, its agencies, and partnerships. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Willis held senior leadership and equity positions with various communication and marketing firms, including ReviveHealth/Weber Shandwick, Northlich, and Fleishman-Hillard. His passion for healthcare communications has served hospitals, health systems, research organizations, medical supply and technology companies, and health and wellness and community health organizations. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Public Relations from Bowling Green State University.