Honor Makes Several Leadership Changes; AccentCare Names New Chief People Officer

Honor names new president, appoints new chief product, financial officers

San Francisco-based Honor, the home care tech company that owns Home Instead, has named Ian Clarkson as the company’s new president.

Clarkson will lead Honor’s core operations, overseeing the teams that are in charge of care, growth and products. He will also focus on the day-to-day operations as well as Honor’s long-term success and strategy.

“Bringing Ian in will supercharge our ability to scale to the massive societal need to provide high-quality care to older adults,” Honor CEO Seth Sternberg said in a statement. “His energy, focus and extensive background working in technology and operations will make him a great leader and a huge asset to our organization as we continue on our mission to expand the world’s capacity to care.”


Before joining Honor, Clarkson was most recently the COO at Nerdy, an online learning platform that matches teachers and students using technology and AI.

Clarkson also spent 14 years at Amazon (AMZN), where he built out the AmazonFresh home grocery delivery service and ran Amazon’s seller services business in Europe.

“I’m extremely excited to join a team that is working towards a mission I support and believe in,” Clarkson said. “Honor is not just focused on business needs today, but also on creating the care delivery platform for the future, delivering more types of care to more people. I look forward to setting the company up for long-term success as the go-to provider of high-quality care in the aging space.”


Aside from a new president, Honor also named a new chief product officer in Tamar Rosati and a new CFO in Andrew Steinberg.

AccentCare names David Cook chief people officer

AccentCare, the Dallas-based home health provider, has named David Cook Jr. as its new chief people officer.

Before joining AccentCare, Cook was the senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer at the Cincinnati-based TriHealth Health System. Cook brings nearly 30 years of human resources experience with him, including 15 years of senior leadership in health care.

“I am eager to utilize and promote the resources available at AccentCare that will attract and retain talent that will grow with the company,” Cook said in a statement. “I want to celebrate the people who work here and the mission-driven work that they accomplish.”

AccentCare is one of the largest providers of home health care in the country. The company also provides personal care and hospice services in 32 states.

In his new role, Cook will be in charge of “fostering an environment of opportunity and growth” for AccentCare’s workforce, according to the company. While honing in on retention, Cook will focus on investing in staff who want to pursue personal and professional growth.

“I am thrilled to welcome David onto our executive leadership team with his vast experience, and I know he is excited to dive in to work at AccentCare,” AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers said in a statement.

New COO rises through the ranks at Compassus

Laura Templeton has been named the new COO and executive vice president of Compassus.

Templeton has been with the Brentwood, Tennessee-based company for a decade and has held several leadership roles, most recently as the senior vice president and chief clinical operations officer.

Along with home health services, Compassus also provides infusion therapy, palliative care and hospice care through 200 locations across 30 states.

“I’m excited about the future of Compassus and the opportunity we have to enhance our patients’ experience through people, partnerships and innovation,” Templeton said in a statement. “I’m honored to continue to play a role in how Compassus delivers quality care to our patients and communities.”

Before joining Compassus, Templeton was a director at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, where she oversaw the ICU, telemetry and cardiac short stay units.

“Laura has proven herself throughout her career as an innovative, driven and compassionate leader,” Compassus CEO David Grams said in a statement. “She brings a true enterprise perspective and a unique ability to inspire our team members to excel.”

Carolina Caring appoints new chief medical officer

Carolina Caring, the hospice, palliative and primary care provider, has appointed Dr. Virginia Duany as its new chief medical officer.

Carolina Caring offers services to both children and adults in North Carolina.

“We are thrilled that Duany has accepted the position as Carolina Caring’s chief medical officer,” President and CEO Dana Killian said in a statement. “Her knowledge and wealth of experience will be invaluable assets as we continue serving those with serious medical conditions in greater numbers than ever before.”

Duany — a 15-year veteran of the health care industry — is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Caring Carolina’s service area includes 12 cities in North Carolina’s western region.

“I am humbled and excited,” Duany said in a statement. “I’ve always been motivated by the opportunity to improve people’s lives, so leading our health care teams as they help our patients navigate their illnesses is rewarding on many levels.”

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