On April 1, 2018, LHC Group completed its merger with Almost Family. The coming together of LHC Group and Almost Family promises great benefits to patients, families, and communities across the United States.  Recognizing such benefits can only be realized through an efficient and complete integration of the two business, the Board of Directors established the Transitional Advisory Council.

The Transitional Advisory Council makes recommendations, renders advice, and provides assistance to the Board of Directors, primarily related to integration of LHC Group’s existing business operations with those of Almost Family and other transitional matters as requested by the Board of Directors from time to time. The council is composed of experienced, former members of the Board of Directors who are uniquely qualified to add value and ensure a successful integration.

John B. Breaux
Transitional Advisory Council
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John B. Breaux
Transitional Advisory Council
Senator John B. Breaux was appointed to the LHC Group Board of Directors in 2007. He retired from our Board effective with the closing of the Almost Family merger. Sen. Breaux has served in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, and until his retirement from public service in 2005, Sen. Breaux represented Louisiana in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. Prior to his tenure as a senator, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987. Sen. Breaux began his career in 1972 with his election to the 92nd Congress in a special election. At the age of 28, he was then the youngest member of the House. As a member of the Senate, Sen. Breaux was chair and ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Aging, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and a member of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Sen. Breaux is a director of CSX Corporation, serves on the board of IMG, and is a former senior managing director of the Clinton Group, an investment advisory firm. Sen. Breaux is also a partner in the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a partnership that offers strategic advice, consulting, and lobbying services, which he co-founded in 2008.
Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD
Transitional Advisory Council
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Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD
Transitional Advisory Council
Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, was appointed to the LHC Group Board of Directors in 2010. He retired from our Board effective with the closing of the Almost Family merger. Dr. Thorpe is the Robert W. Woodruff professor and chair of the department of health policy and management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He also co-directs the Emory Center of Health Outcomes and Quality. Dr. Thorpe has held similar faculty positions in public health at Tulane University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University, and Columbia University. He was deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s healthcare reform proposals for the White House. Dr. Thorpe directed the Clinton administration’s efforts regarding Congressional healthcare reform proposals during the 103rd and 104th sessions of Congress. Dr. Thorpe has testified on healthcare reform and insurance issues before several committees in the U.S. House and Senate.
Dan S. Wilford
Transitional Advisory Council
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Dan S. Wilford
Transitional Advisory Council
Dan S. Wilford was appointed to the LHC Group Board of Directors in 2005. He retired from our Board effective with the closing of the Almost Family merger. From 1984 through 2002, Mr. Wilford served as president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Wilford also served as CEO of a community-based, not-for-profit, multi-hospital system in the greater Houston area. Previously, he was associated for 10 years with Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., and was president of North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo, Miss.

He presently serves on the board of directors for the publicly traded Healthcare Realty Trust, as well as 12not-for-profit organizations, most of which are related to the healthcare industry. In March 2009, Mr. Wilford was inducted into Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame.