Charter Healthcare Names New CEO; Elara Caring Adds to Leadership Team

Three new hires join Elara Caring

Elara Caring announced that it has made three new hires. Matt McClasky joins the company as senior vice president of business development, Chris Corrigan joins as general counsel and Shane LuQuire as vice president of hospice sales.

“Elara continues to build and develop its robust bench of talent as we look to again set the pace in the industry, expanding access to compassionate, value-based, high-quality home care,” Elara Caring CEO said in a press statement. “The addition of these top-flight professionals reflects our ongoing momentum as well as our commitment to fostering an environment in which the very best people seek to build and grow their careers.”

The Addison, Texas-based Elara Caring is a home-based care company that currently has roughly 200 locations across 16 states, where its 35,000 workers take care of around 60,000 patients daily.


Prior to joining Elara Caring, Matt McClasky was vice president of sales at Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY). Chris Corrigan previously served as assistant general counsel, operations counsel at Springstone. Before joining Elara Caring, Shane LuQuire was the vice president of hospice outreach at Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED).

Charter Healthcare shakes up its C-suite

Charter Healthcare has named Cheryl Lovell as its new CEO, and Anna-Gene O’Neal as COO, which is a newly established position.

Founded in 2006, Charter is a PE-backed post-acute care platform company. It offers hospice, home health, complex care management and palliative care services. The company serves nearly 13,000 patients in eight states.


Prior to joining Charter, Lovell founded and served as CEO at CLC Group LLC.

“I am excited to be working with the Charter and Pharos teams to support and expand the company’s mission of ensuring a comfortable patient experience while lowering the costs of care,” Lovell said in a press statement. “The need for quality palliative care is large and growing, and it is gratifying to offer patients and families the high-quality essential services they deserve.”

Before joining Chater, O’Neal was an independent consultant, supporting operational analysis for post-acute companies.

“Charter plays a unique role in bringing a human touch, personalized care, and a family-centered approach to patients navigating the last years of life, and I am proud to join a company whose goals for growth include providing compassionate care to more people in more places,” O’Neal said.

Right at Home names new chief growth officer

Right at Home has added Brady Schwab to its leadership team. He will serve as the company’s chief growth officer.

“I started my career as an audiologist and worked clinically for a short time, really focusing on selling and fitting hearing aids for the senior population,” Schwab said in a statement. “From there, I quickly realized that I wanted to transition more to the business side of the industry, so I’ve held a number of positions within hearing health care. My heart has always been in the mission-driven side of the work I do, and the opportunity to have an impact on the way people age and remain in their homes as they’re aging was really meaningful to me.”

Right at Home is a home care franchise company with more than 600 locations in the U.S. and seven other countries.

In his new role, Schwab will play an integral role in franchise growth.

“We’re looking forward to Brady leading this next chapter of growth for us,” Right at Home CEO Margaret Haynes said in the statement. “With a host of experience and a strong passion for serving the aging population, we’re confident he will do a great job supporting our franchisees as they continue to grow and develop.”

Legacy Homecare LA expands its team

Legacy Homecare LA has added four new professionals to its team.

Kurt Davis will serve as director of business development, Kierra Landon will serve as registered nurse associate, Alyssa Silberman will serve as director of community outreach; and Sarah Brodbeck will serve as client care coordinator.

“We are investing in seasoned professionals that understand concierge home care delivery and the Southern California market,” Legacy Homecare LA Founder and CEO Jason J. Kidushim, said in a press release. “This will enable us to provide an even greater customer and employee experience fueled by our person-centered approach. By adding these key pillars to the existing team, we will have the time to give every family the attention they deserve.”

Legacy Homecare LA is a home care organization that serves Los Angeles County.

Before joining Legacy Homecare LA, Davis was territory manager at 123 Home Care., Landon worked as an emergency medical technician in Oregon., Silberman was client services associate at Alliance Homecare, and Brodbeck was staffing manager and supervisor of caregivers at TheKey.

Signify Health appoints SVP of value care solutions

Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) has named Joel Haugen senior vice president of value care solutions.

Dallas-based Signify is a tech-enabled, value-based care platform that partners with both health plans and health systems to deliver a variety of care services to patients in their homes.

Previously, Haugen served as chief product officer at Crossover Health, a San Clemente, California-based medical group.

“Joining a great team trying to solve value-based care in the U.S. is a challenge I am excited to take on,” Haugen said in a recent LinkedIn post.

BayCare revamps its leadership team

BayCare Health System has completely restructured its executive leadership team.

“The talent I have found at BayCare is simply extraordinary,” Stephanie Conners, CEO and president of BayCare Health System, said in a press statement. “As BayCare begins its second quarter-century, we are working to ensure that it remains the provider of choice for our region due to our high-quality and compassionate care and our commitment to our communities.”

The Clearwater, Florida-based BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that offers a wide range of care services, including home health care.

Kyle Barr will serve as chief team resources officer, Keri Eisenbeis will serve as chief of staff and chief communications officer, and Lou Galdieri and Kimberly Guy will serve as co-chief operating officers.

Additional hires include: Lisa Johnson, who has joined as chief nurse executive; C. Todd Jones, who has joined as chief ambulatory services officer; Janice Polo, who has joined as CFO; Ed Rafalski, who has joined as chief strategy and marketing officer; Tim Thompson, who has joined as chief administrative officer; Jennifer Touse, who has joined as chief legal officer; and Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan, who has joined as chief physician executive.

“Together, this team is going to design and deliver BayCare’s next chapter of excellence,” Conners said. “With this expertise at the table, we are poised to respond to the needs of our patients, our team members, our physicians and our community to remain at the forefront of high-quality and compassionate care.”

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