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Amedisys Inc (AMED.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Washburn

73 2014 Non-Executive Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Kusserow

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Scott Ginn

49 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

Christopher Gerard

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Sharon Brunecz

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael North

53 2016 Chief Information Officer

David Pearce

57 2016 Chief Compliance Officer

David Kemmerly

55 2015 General Counsel

Susan Sender

56 2016 Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Linda Hall

69 2013 Independent Director

Julie Klapstein

63 2016 Independent Director

Richard Lechleiter

59 2016 Independent Director

Jake Netterville

80 1997 Independent Director

Bruce Perkins

64 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Rideout

56 2016 Independent Director

Nathaniel Zilkha

42 2014 Independent Director

David Castille

2013 IR Contact Officer, Director, Treasury/Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Washburn

Mr. Donald A. Washburn is Non-Executive Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of the Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Washburn, a private investor for over 19 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 has also served 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 has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of our Board of Directors since August 31, 2014. From February 20, 2014 to August 31, 2014, Mr. Washburn served as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors. From November 2011 until his appointment as Non-Executive Co-Chairman of our Board of Directors, he served as our independent Lead Director.

Paul Kusserow

Mr. Paul B. Kusserow is 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.

Scott Ginn

Mr. Scott G. Ginn is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He previously served as Chief Accounting Officer from February 2017 to October 2017, Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting from October 2015 to February 2017 and Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller from April 2007 to October 2015. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville, a professional accounting corporation. Mr. Ginn is a Certified Public Accountant.

Christopher Gerard

Mr. Christopher T. Gerard is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He previously served as President for the South Central Region of Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a healthcare services company, from 2015 to 2016. Prior to his role as Regional President, Mr. Gerard was the Chief Operating Officer at Kindred at Home from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Gerard joined Kindred in 2012 as Regional Vice President when Kindred acquired IntegraCare Holdings, Inc., a home health, hospice and community care agency based in Grapevine, Texas. Mr. Gerard was an original founder of IntegraCare in 1998 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2012.

Sharon Brunecz

Ms. Sharon Brunecz is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. With more than 20 years of experience, Brunecz is an expert in leading human capital strategies that drive business outcomes including talent management, total rewards, organizational and leadership development, employee engagement, talent acquisition, metrics and analytics, and merger and acquisitions. Most recently, Brunecz served as Chief Human Resources Officer for US Acute Care Solutions (USACS), the nation's leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care services offering emergency, hospitalist and observation medicine to hospital partners providing care to 6 million patients annually at over 200 sites in 22 states. In this role, she had overall accountability for Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Marketing functions. Prior to USACS, Brunecz held several HR leadership positions with PNC Financial Services Group.

Michael North

Mr. Michael North Chief Information Officer of Amedisys, Inc. previously served as our Senior Vice President of Operations (from May 11, 2015 to November 3, 2016). Mr. North, a seasoned IT executive, recently led Amedisys’ successful conversion to the Homecare Homebase platform. Before Amedisys, he served as the Director of Corporate Development Integrations for Humana from May 2006 to May 2015. 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 from October 1999 to May 2006.

David Pearce

Mr. David B. Pearce is Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. Mr. Pearce applies his expertise to manage and oversee the ethics and compliance programs at Amedisys. He is responsible for developing and supervising policies, procedures and practices designed to promote ethical behavior and compliance with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. He also identifies and assesses any compliance vulnerability and risk within the organization. Prior to joining Amedisys, Mr. Pearce served as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Kindred’s (KND) at Home division, a $2.5 billion home health, hospice and community care services business with approximately 700 locations and 42,000 employees nationwide, from July 2014 to June 2016. Previously, Mr. Pearce was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (TSE: EXE) from September 2010 to July 2013. Mr. Pearce served as Vice President and Chief Counsel for Kindred Healthcare’s Health Services Division from October 1999 to August 2010. He has also performed in general counsel, compliance, and legal roles for organizations such as Vencor (the predecessor to Kindred) (from December 1998 to October 1999), law firm Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Moloney in Lexington, Kentucky (from June 1994 to December 1998), and Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm Arnall Golden and Gregory (from July 2013 to July 2014). He began his legal career as a Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Navy, where he also served as general counsel for two high-ranking officers. Mr. Pearce received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and earned his Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University

David Kemmerly

Mr. David L. Kemmerly is General Counsel of Amedisys, Inc. He previously served as Interim General Counsel from March 30, 2015 to October 30, 2015. Mr. Kemmerly has over 26 years of experience in governmental affairs, with more than 18 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 Associate Director of the Department of Government Affairs for the Louisiana State Medical Society 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 on the staffs of a Governor and member of Congress.

Susan Sender

Ms. Susan Sender is Chief Clinical Operations Officer of the Company. Ms. Sender oversees clinical practice and quality, sets and maintains clinical operations standards and develops and implements clinical programs and clinical education. She is also responsible for every aspect of patient care and quality outcomes and support clinicians across the organization. Ms. Sender has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the provision of healthcare at home. Prior to joining Amedisys, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a healthcare services company, from July 2013 to July 2016, overseeing more than 35,000 nurses, therapists, social workers and aides across 40 states. She was responsible for clinical program development, policy development, quality and performance improvement, regulatory compliance, clinical analytics, and clinical education. From May 2008 to June 2013, Ms. Sender held Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President of Pediatric Operations positions for Loving Care Agency, a regional provider of home health services in New Jersey. Her experience in clinical management also encompasses 23 years at Gentiva, the last seven as Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. She specializes in improving quality, clinical practice, developing policy, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, and in the clinical aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions. She has served on national advisory boards and panels for the U.S. Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) and The National Quality Forum. She holds a BSN from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Linda Hall

Ms. Linda J. Hall is Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Previously, Ms. Hall is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota since 2008. 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. Ms. Hall is a director of DentaQuest, a Boston-based national $2.1 billion dental benefits administrator, which also operates DentaQuest Care Delivery, 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). Ms. Hall is Chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee of our Board of Directors.

Julie Klapstein

Ms. Julie D. Klapstein is 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. Ms. Klapstein was the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Availity for 11 years. Ms. 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 Quality Systems, Inc., a firm that provides software and services to medical and dental offices, eSolutions, Inc., specializing, in revenue cycle management solutions, Dominion Diagnostics, LLC, a firm specializing in laboratory services, Bottom Line Systems, a firm specializing in underpayment and denial for hospitalization, 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 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, since 2007. In 2016, Mr. Lechleiter joined the Board of Directors of Trilogy Healthcare Services LLC, a privately held healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Lechleiter is a former certified public accountant and earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Xavier University.

Jake Netterville

Mr. Jake L. Netterville is 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 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 three 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, a senior advisor for the Marwood Group, and a senior advisor for US Imaging. 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.

Jeffrey Rideout

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rideout M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Rideout 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. Prior to Cisco, Dr. Rideout was President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation,

Nathaniel Zilkha

Mr. Nathaniel M. Zilkha is Independent Director of Amedisys, Inc. Mr. Zilkha is a Member of KKR Management LLC, which is the general partner of KKR & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”). Mr. Zilkha joined KKR in 2007 and serves as the Co-Head of KKR Credit, KKR’s global credit investing business. KKR Credit invests in special situations, private credit and leveraged credit, primarily through private funds, separate accounts and CLO’s. He is also the co-portfolio manager of the KKR Special Situations funds, which he has managed since their inception in 2009. He is a member of the Private Credit Investment Committee, Special Situations Investment Committee, Credit Portfolio Management Committee and the firm-wide Investing and Distribution Committee. Mr. Zilkha also spent time as a member of KKR’s 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. At KKR, he was formerly on the boards of Harden Healthcare, Oriental Brewery, QMH, Winoa, Hilding Anders and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Zilkha graduated cum laude from Princeton University.

David Castille

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