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Amedisys Inc (AMED.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Washburn

71 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Kusserow

54 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald LaBorde

59 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer

Daniel McCoy

56 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Lawrence Pernosky

62 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael North

2016 Senior Vice President - Operations, Interim Chief Information Officer

David Kemmerly

53 2015 Senior Vice President - Government Affairs, General Counsel

Jeffrey Jeter

44 2004 Chief Compliance Officer

Jane Carmody

64 2015 Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Stephen Seim

52 2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Jeffrey Rideout

54 2016 Director

Linda Hall

67 2013 Independent Director

Julie Klapstein

61 2016 Independent Director

Richard Lechleiter

57 2016 Independent Director

Jake Netterville

78 1997 Independent Director

Bruce Perkins

62 2015 Independent Director

Nathaniel Zilkha

40 2014 Independent Director

David Castille

2013 IR Contact Officer, Director, Treasury/Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Washburn

Mr. Donald A. Washburn is a Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Amedisys, Inc. He a private investor for over five 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 also serves 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 was appointed Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors in February 2014. He is also Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors. From November 2011 until his appointment as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors.

Paul Kusserow

Mr. Paul B. Kusserow is a 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, Development of Alignment Healthcare, Inc., an integrated clinical care company, from June 2014 until December 2014. From December 2013 until June 2014, Mr. Kusserow provided executive advisory services to companies and investors in the healthcare industry. 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 August 2013 and remained with Humana, Inc. 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 firm with large clients in healthcare services and technology.

Ronald LaBorde

Mr. Ronald A. LaBorde is no longer Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer of the Amedisys, Inc., effective January 2, 2017. He is our Vice Chairman (since December 2014) and Chief Financial Officer (since April 2015) and has been a member of our Board of Directors since 1997. He previously served as our President and Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2014 until his appointment as Vice Chairman in December 2014. He was our President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2012 until his appointment as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer. He served as our Lead Director from February 2003 until his employment with the Company in November 2011.

Daniel McCoy

Mr. Daniel P. McCoy is no longer Chief Operating Officer of Amedisys, Inc., with effect from with effect from January 3, 2017. Mr. McCoy has more than 20 years of experience successfully leading operations and driving growth at major health plans. From 2011 to March 2015, Mr. McCoy served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at Anthem (formerly WellPoint), the second largest health benefits organization with 27 million members, where he was responsible for driving operational efficiencies, improving end-to-end service experience and streamlining procedures to maximize profitability. In this role, he oversaw an operating budget of $1.4 billion with 12,000 employees and in partnership with 6,000 global vendor associates. During his tenor with Anthem, Mr. McCoy held roles across health plan operations, including customer service, claims, membership, and billing. He served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Enrollment & Billing, Vice President of Operations at Unicare/HealthLink Division, Regional Vice President of Operations for the Central Region, and Director of Service Operations for the Central Market. His years in these roles saw significant increases in provider and member satisfaction, increased adherence to Service Level Agreements and significant reduction in unnecessary expenditures.

Lawrence Pernosky

Mr. Lawrence R. Pernosky is a Chief Human Resources Officer of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Pernosky joins Amedisys with more than 30 years of experience in leading human capital strategies to drive superior business outcomes. In his most recent role as Vice President of Human Capital Consulting at Humana, Inc., a leading health and well-being Fortune 100 company, he was instrumental in driving key human resources operational efficiencies. During his 11 years at Humana, he also led Organizational Design, HR M&A, Policy, Change Management and Associate Communications. Pernosky has held key human capital leadership positions at Big Idea Productions, KBR/Halliburton, Fluor and Whirlpool Corporation.

Michael North

Mr. Michael North has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Operations, Interim Chief Information Officer of Amedisys, Inc., effective October 31, 2016. North, a seasoned IT executive, most recently led Amedisys’ successful conversion to the Homecare Homebase platform. Before Amedisys, he served as the Director of Corporate Development Integrations for Humana. 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.

David Kemmerly

Mr. David L. Kemmerly is Senior Vice President - Government Affairs, General Counsel of Amedisys, Inc. He previously served as Interim General Counsel from March 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. Mr. Kemmerly has over 25 years of experience in governmental affairs, with more than 17 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 the Louisiana State Medical Society’s Associate Director in the Department of Governmental Affairs 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, political consultant for DLK Consulting Group, and in the offices of various elected officials.

Jeffrey Jeter

Mr. Jeffrey D. Jeter is a Chief Compliance Officer of Amedisys, Inc. From April 2001 to March 2004, he has served as our Chief Compliance Officer since March 2004. From April 2001 to March 2004, he served as our Vice President of Compliance/Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining our Company, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice beginning in 1996, where he prosecuted health care fraud and nursing home abuse.

Jane Carmody

Ms. Jane Carmody is a Chief Clinical Operations Officer of Amedisys, Inc. where she is responsible for leading the design of patient-centered care delivery models with a goal of improved outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and improved operational results. Ms. Carmody is a proven leader in our field with an unparalleled passion for patient-centered care. From September 2010 to October 2015, she served as the Chief Nursing Officer for CHI Health (formerly Alegent Health), where she provided senior leadership for over 5,000 nurses and nurse practitioners, integrated and standardized best practices and implemented innovative staffing strategies. She supported the achievement of nursing excellence designations (magnet, pathway to excellence and NICHE). Her experience also includes time as the Chief Nursing Officer of Norton Audubon Hospital and Division Executive with Alegent Health home care, hospice, home medical equipment, home infusion and nursing homes and long term acute care.

Stephen Seim

Mr. Stephen Seim is a Chief Strategy Officer Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Seim spent 18 years at Humana where he was responsible for building and leading their Corporate Strategy Team. This team developed the organization’s overall strategy as well as the strategies identifying and building the growth platforms used to diversify Humana’s business and build out their integrated care delivery model. This work drove over $2 billion in acquisitions. Steve also led Medicare Advantage segmentation work, an initiative to drive alignment around serving members with diabetes, Humana’s long term financial forecasting and capital deployment planning, and Medicare Prescription Drug operations. Prior to his work at Humana, Steve was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group and a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young.

Jeffrey Rideout

Dr. Jeffrey Rideout M.D., is a Director of the Company. He 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 has also served as a Senior Advisor to GE Healthcare Ventures since March 2014, focusing on new business development related to Digital Health and Digital Therapeutics, including assessing and accelerating new early stage solutions and companies. 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. 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.

Linda Hall

Ms. Linda J. Hall is an Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Previously, Ms. Hall served as the Chief Executive Officer of MinuteClinic (which was sold to CVS Pharmacy in 2006), the Chief Executive Officer of Accurate Home Care (a home healthcare company serving chronically ill pediatric patients) and as an interim executive at UnitedHealth Group, leading their corporate social responsibility initiative for AARP. In addition, Ms. Hall’s past management experience includes serving as President of Ceridian Performance Partners and Vice President of Honeywell’s Worldwide Consumer Business Group. Ms. Hall’s past public sector board experience includes membership on the board of the 9th District Federal Reserve Bank, serving as its Chair for the last two years of her term. Ms. Hall has substantial public company board experience. She currently serves on the board of directors of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE), a diversified real estate investment trust which includes healthcare investments, and startup, RetraceHealth. Ms. Hall is a director of DentaQuest, a Boston-based national $1.6 billion dental benefits administrator, which operates the DentaQuest Institute and the DentaQuest Foundation. Previously, she served on the boards of Health Fitness Corporation (NASDAQ), August Technology (NASDAQ) and MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ). She is also a member of the boards of directors of Ascension Ventures (strategic healthcare venture fund). She also previously served on the boards of privately held startups, BodyMedia (fitness/health telemonitoring), Laastari/R Clinic. Ltd. (telemedicine and retail health clinics—Sweden and Finland) and PreciouStatus (interface monitoring technology for daycare and hospitals). Ms. Hall is Chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee of our Board of Directors.

Julie Klapstein

Ms. Julie D. Klapstein is an 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. Klapstein was the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Availity for 11 years. 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 eSolutions, Inc., specializing, in revenue cycle management solutions, Dominion Diagnostics, LLC, a firm specializing in laboratory services, 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 an 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, for nine years. Mr. Lechleiter is a former certified public accountant and received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Xavier University.

Jake Netterville

Mr. Jake L. Netterville is an Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc., since 1997. 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 an Independent Director of the Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Perkins, the Strategic Executive for MCCI Group Holdings, L.L.C. (“MCCI”), a physician services company based in Miami, Florida (“MCCI Group”), serves on the boards of two private healthcare companies and is the managing member of the healthcare consulting firm, Perkins, Smith, and Associates. In addition to his MCCI responsibilities, Mr. Perkins serves as a strategic advisor and executive coach for ChenMed, a Florida based MSO. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Louisville College of Business and previously served as: chairman of the board of MCCI Group Holdings; a board member of Humana Health Plan of Puerto Rico; treasurer of the American Association of PPOs (AAPPO). Immediately prior to his January 1, 2015, employment with MCCI, Mr. Perkins retired from Humana, Inc. (“Humana”) 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.

Nathaniel Zilkha

Mr. Nathaniel M. Zilkha is an Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. He is a Member of the general partner of KKR & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) and serves as Head of KKR’s credit platform and as its Global Co-Head of Special Situations. Mr. Zilkha joined KKR in 2007. As Head of Credit, he works closely with the credit portfolio teams to help drive investment performance, strategy, business development and coordination across the platform. He is a member of the Leveraged Credit, Private Credit and Special Situations Investment Committees as well as the KKR Asset Management Portfolio Management Committee. He also spent time as a member of the Healthcare Private Equity Team in KKR’s Menlo Park office. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Zilkha was a member of the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he invested in private equity and principal debt transactions. He is currently on the Boards of Directors of Amedisys, Inc., the Winoa Group and QMH Limited. He was formerly on the Boards of Directors of Harden Healthcare, Oriental Brewery and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Zilkha graduated cum laude from Princeton University.

David Castille