People: National Healthcare Corp (NHC)

NHC on American Stock Exchange

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23 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Adams

67 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Flatt

58 2009 President

Michael Ussery

55 2009 Chief Operational Officer

Donald Daniel

67 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

John Lines

54 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Charlotte Swafford

66 Senior Vice President, Treasurer

D. Gerald Coggin

62 2003 Senior Vice President - Ancillary Services & Corporate Relations

David Lassiter

59 1995 Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Julia Powell

64 Senior Vice President - Patient Services

W. Andrew Adams

68 2009 Director

J. Paul Abernathy

78 2003 Independent Director

Ernest Burgess

74 1992 Independent Director

Emil Hassan

67 2004 Independent Director

Richard LaRoche

68 2002 Independent Director

Lawrence Tucker

71 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Adams

Mr. Robert G. Adams is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of National HealthCare Corp. He has served NHC for 39 years - 18 years as Senior Vice President, 10 years as Chief Operating Officer, 5 years as President, 9 years as CEO and 21 years on the Board of Directors. He became Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2009 and has been Chief Executive Officer since November 1, 2004. He has extensive long-term health care experience, including serving NHC as a health care center administrator and Regional Vice President. As the sole management representative, Mr. Adams provides a unique perspective regarding the business and strategic direction of the Company and brings his experience in all aspects of the Company’s business to the Board’s deliberations. Mr. Adams has a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He also served on the board of National Health Realty, Inc. from December 1997 through October 2007.

Stephen Flatt

Dr. Stephen F. Flatt is President of National HealthCare Corp. He joined NHC in June 2005 as Senior Vice President-Development. On January 1, 2009, Dr. Flatt became NHC’s President. He served as the President of Lipscomb University from 1997 through June 2005 and, prior to that, President of Ezell Harding Christian School in Nashville and Vice President of Financial Affairs and Institutional Planning at Lipscomb. Dr. Flatt currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Board of Directors of Nashville Inner City Ministry. Dr. Flatt is a member of the Nashville Health Care Counsel. In 2013, he was a member of the Council’s inaugural “Health Care Fellows” Program led by Senator Bill Frist. Also in 2013 he was named one of Middle Tennessee’s “Health-Care Heroes” by the Nashville Business Journal. He received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb College and his M.S. degree and PhD from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

Michael Ussery

Mr. Michael Ussery is Chief Operational Officer of National HealthCare Corp. He has been with the Company since 1980. On January 1, 2009, Mr. Ussery was appointed Chief Operating Officer of NHC. During his tenure with NHC he has served as Senior Vice President-Operations, Senior Vice President-Central Region, Regional Vice President, and Administrator in multiple locations. Mr. Ussery also won the top honor of Administrator of the Year in 1989. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations in early January 2005. Mr. Ussery has a B.B.A. from Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University.

Donald Daniel

Mr. Donald K. Daniel is Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of National HealthCare Corp. He joined the Company in 1977 as Controller and has served as the Principal Accounting Officer since 1993. He received a B.A. degree from Harding University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.

John Lines

Mr. John K. Lines is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of National HealthCare Corp. He served as General Counsel of Trinsic, Inc. from May 2005 through August 2006. Prior to that Mr. Lines was the Assistant General Counsel of Quest Communications International from April 2003 to May 2005. Prior to April 2003, Mr. Lines acted as General Counsel to several companies including Sorento Networks, Inc., ResortQuest International, Inc. and Insignia Financial Group, Inc. He was also an associate with the law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey. Mr. Lines has a B.S. in both Accounting and Finance from Purdue University and a J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Charlotte Swafford

Ms. Charlotte A. Swafford is Senior Vice President, Treasurer of National HealthCare Corp. She has been Treasurer of the Company since 1985. She joined the Company in 1973 and has served as Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager and Assistant Treasurer. She has a B.S. degree from Tennessee Technological University.

D. Gerald Coggin

Mr. D. Gerald Coggin is Senior Vice President - Ancillary Services & Corporate Relations of National HealthCare Corp. He served as both a health care center administrator and Regional Vice President before being appointed Senior Vice President in 2004. He received a B.A. degree from Lipscomb University and an M.P.H. degree from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Coggin is responsible for the Company’s rehabilitation, managed care, hospice, legislative activities, investor and public relations. Currently he serves on the Boards of MidSouth Bank in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Lipscomb University in Nashville, the American Heart Association and Leadership Middle Tennessee.

David Lassiter

Mr. David L. Lassiter is Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs of National HealthCare Corp. From 1988 to 1995, he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Vendell Healthcare. From 1980-1988, he was in human resources positions with Hospital Corporation of America and HealthTrust Corporation. Mr. Lassiter has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Julia Powell

Ms. Julia W. Powell is Senior Vice President - Patient Services of National HealthCare Corp. She has been with the Company since 1974 becoming Senior Vice President, Patient Services in 2004. She has served as a nurse consultant and director of patient assessment computerized services for NHC. Ms. Powell has a B.S. in nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and an M.A. in sociology with an emphasis in gerontology from Middle Tennessee State University.

W. Andrew Adams

Mr. W. Andrew Adams is Director of National HealthCare Corp. He served NHC as a full-time employee and director for 32 years and served as its President and CEO until he resigned those positions in 2004, remaining as Chairman of the Board through 2008. At its inception in December 1997, he served National Health Realty, Inc. as President and Chairman of the Board, resigning his position as President in November 2004. Mr. Adams has been President (through February 25, 2009) and CEO (through February 28, 2011) of National Health Investors, Inc. (“NHI”) since its inception in 1991; he continues as Chairman of the Board. He previously served on the boards of American Health Care Association, National Council of Health Centers, Assisted Living Concepts, SunTrust Bank, Lipscomb University and the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Adams’ years of experience in the health care industry are invaluable to the Board along with his thorough financial acumen and leadership skills. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University.

J. Paul Abernathy

Dr. J. Paul Abernathy, M.D. is Independent Director of National HealthCare Corp. He is a retired general surgeon. He was in private practice at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic from 1971 until retirement in 1995. Previously, he served as a general practice physician for Hazard Memorial Hospital in Hazard, Kentucky. Lt. Col. Abernathy additionally served as a flight surgeon for the Homestead Air Force Base in Florida and Chief of Surgery for the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Dr. Abernathy twice served as President of the Rutherford County Stones River Academy of Medicine and is a member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Abernathy has a B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee. From his many years as a practicing physician, Dr. Abernathy brings a unique perspective to the Board on physician matters and the business of health care. He serves on the Company’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ernest Burgess

Mr. Ernest G. Burgess III is Independent Director of National HealthCare Corp. He served as NHC’s Senior Vice President of Operations for 20 years before retiring in 1994. In his past role as Senior Vice President of Operations, he gained significant operational experience in the long-term care business as well as experience with financial and accounting matters. He has a M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and is currently the Mayor of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Mr. Burgess also served on the board of National Health Realty, Inc. from December 1997 through October 2007.

Emil Hassan

Mr. Emil E. Hassan is Independent Director of National HealthCare Corp. In 2004, he retired from the position of Senior Vice President of manufacturing, purchasing, quality and logistics for Nissan North America, Inc. Prior to joining Nissan, he was with Ford Motor Co. for twelve years, where he held various management positions in engineering and manufacturing. Mr. Hassan brings to the Board, among other skills and qualifications, years of management and financial experience from his positions with Nissan and Ford Motor Company. He is the chairman of the Business/Education Partnership of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and he sits on the Finance Committee of the St. Thomas Health Board. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Leadership Rutherford Alumni Association, the Leadership Nashville Alumni Association and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. He is a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nashville Branch.

Richard LaRoche

Mr. Richard F. LaRoche, Jr., is Independent Director of National HealthCare Corp. He served NHC 27 years as Secretary and General Counsel and 14 years as Senior Vice President, retiring from these positions in May 2002. He has served as an NHC Board member since 2002. Mr. LaRoche also serves on the board of Cross Border Resources, Inc. (XBOR: Amex) and is Lead Director, chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and serves on its Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He has a law degree from Vanderbilt University and an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. LaRoche serves as a director of privately held Lodge Manufacturing Company and has previously served on the publicly held boards of National Health Investors, Inc. (1991 through 2008), National Health Realty, Inc. (1997 through 2007) and Trinsic, Inc. (2003 through 2006). Mr. LaRoche’s long career as former Secretary and General Counsel of the Company, during which time he was responsible for the Company’s finance and development initiatives, provides the Board with invaluable experience in addressing the issues and challenges facing the Company.

Lawrence Tucker

Mr. Lawrence C. Tucker is Independent Director of National HealthCare Corp. He has been with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., private bankers, for 47 years and became a general partner of the firm in January 1979. He served on that firm’s steering committee and was responsible for its corporate finance activities, which included management of the firm’s private equity funds.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Adams

210,000 2,986,400

Stephen Flatt

0 0

Michael Ussery

8,000 85,120

Donald Daniel

58,000 805,120

John Lines

0 0

Charlotte Swafford

58,000 805,120

D. Gerald Coggin

65,687 972,561

David Lassiter

0 0

Julia Powell

0 0

W. Andrew Adams

355,000 6,258,480

J. Paul Abernathy

0 0

Ernest Burgess

0 0

Emil Hassan

0 0

Richard LaRoche

70,000 1,000,000

Lawrence Tucker

0 0
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