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LHC Group Inc (LHCG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith Myers

59 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Stelly

49 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Proffitt

40 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

C. Steven Guenthner

57 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Wilbert Tauzin

74 2005 Lead Independent Director

Monica Azare

51 2007 Independent Director

Jonathan Goldberg

66 2018 Independent Director

Clifford Holtz

59 2018 Independent Director

John Indest

66 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Nixon

62 2001 Independent Director

W. Earl Reed

66 2018 Independent Director

W. Brent Turner

52 2014 Independent Director

Tyree Wilburn

65 2018 Independent Director

Eric Elliott

Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Keith Myers

Mr. Keith G. Myers is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Myers served as our President from 1994 to 1997, and again assumed the role as President from August 2009 to November 2010. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Myers founded, co-owned and operated Louisiana Premium Seafoods, Inc., an international food processing, procurement, and distribution company. In 1999, Mr. Myers was named Business Executive of the Year by the Louisiana Rural Health Association. Mr. Myers received credentials from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in 1999 and was granted credentials by the Healthcare Financial Management Association in 2005. Mr. Myers has been an active participant in the Home Health Top 100 since 2002 and has participated in the preparation of numerous white papers and presentations to members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, specifically related to health care reimbursement methodologies. In June 2003, Mr. Myers was named the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year for outstanding performance in the field of Health Services and was officially inducted as a lifetime member of The Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame in November 2003. We believe that Mr. Myers’s extensive experience in the home care industry, combined with his leadership role as our Chief Executive Officer, provides great value to the ability of our board of directors to establish and oversee our strategic initiatives.

Donald Stelly

Mr. Donald D. Stelly is President and Chief Operating Officer of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Stelly served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2010, and served as our Senior Vice President of Operations from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Stelly joined the company in April 2005, after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Doctor’s Hospital, a subsidiary of LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., which is based in Brentwood, Tennessee. Prior to attaining that position, Mr. Stelly served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Doctor’s Hospital, which was nationally recognized for attaining superior operating results through Service Excellence. Additionally, Mr. Stelly has enjoyed a career of providing direct patient care as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings within the healthcare continuum. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1991.

Joshua Proffitt

Mr. Joshua L. Proffitt serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. In addition to providing executive and financial leadership, Mr. Proffitt oversees the company's corporate development growth efforts through acquisitions and new strategic partnership initiatives with hospitals and health systems. Mr. Proffitt joined the company in 2008, and during his tenure with the company has served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions from 2008 to 2009, and then Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from 2009 to 2012, and then Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, and General Counsel from 2012-2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Proffitt was a member of the corporate healthcare practice group with the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta, where he focused on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, healthcare law, securities law, and general corporate matters for both public and private entities with an emphasis on the healthcare industry. Mr. Proffitt is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, is certified in healthcare compliance, and is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

C. Steven Guenthner

Mr. C. Steven Guenthner has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of the company. Prior to the Merger, Mr. Guenthner served as President and Principal Financial Officer of Almost Family, a position he had held since June 2012. Mr. Guenthner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Almost Family for twenty years prior to serving as President. From 1983 through 1992, Mr. Guenthner was employed as a C.P.A. with Arthur Andersen LLP. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and an associates degree in computer science from the University of Louisville.

Wilbert Tauzin

Congressman Wilbert J. Tauzin is the Lead Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc., From December 2010 until March 1, 2014, Congressman Tauzin served as Special Legislative Counsel to Alston & Bird LLP. From December 2004 to June 2010, Congressman Tauzin was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a trade group that serves as one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbying groups. He served 13 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District since being first sworn in in 1980. From January 2001 through February 2004, Congressman Tauzin served as Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He also served as a senior member of the House Resources Committee and Deputy Majority Whip. Prior to serving as a member of Congress, Congressman Tauzin was a member of the Louisiana State Legislature, where he served as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and Chief Administration Floor Leader. He currently serves as a director of Entergy Corporation, a publicly-traded energy company, and Lenitiv Scientific, LLC and Resilient Network Systems, LLC, both privately-held companies. Congressman Tauzin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nicholls State University and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University. We believe that Congressman Tauzin’s extensive involvement with healthcare and governmental affairs during his distinguished service in Congress, combined with his leadership within the pharmaceutical industry, contributes greatly to our board’s ability to establish and oversee strategy with regard to the company’s public policy initiatives and other industry leaders on reimbursement and quality related matters.

Monica Azare

Ms. Monica F. Azare is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Ms. Azare is currently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Video, Franchising, and served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Internal Communications, for Verizon Communications Inc. Ms. Azare also served as President, New York Region - Public Policy and Government Affairs for Verizon Communications Inc. from 2006 to 2008, and before that she served as Executive Director and Senior Counsel of Federal Affairs for Verizon Wireless from 2000 to 2006. Ms. Azare’s distinguished career also includes service as Vice President, Federal Affairs for Insight Communications Company, Inc. in New York and Chief Counsel to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin. Ms. Azare is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association and the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Association of Corporate Counsel, and she was selected as a 2006-2007 David Rockefeller Fellow. She currently serves on several boards of directors, including the New York City Partnership Foundation, Inc. and the Louisiana State University College Advisory Board. Ms. Azare is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. A Louisiana native, Ms. Azare received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center. We believe that Ms. Azare’s extensive experience in governmental affairs, combined with her leadership roles with Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications, Inc., provides our board of directors with significant value in overseeing our work with regards to legislative and regulatory matters as well as communication with stockholders, employees, and other constituents.

Jonathan Goldberg

Mr. Jonathan D. Goldberg is Independent Director of the company. Formerly, Mr. Goldberg served as a director of Almost Family since 1997 through the Merger. Mr. Goldberg is the managing partner of the law firm of Goldberg and Simpson in Louisville, Kentucky, and has served in that capacity since 1991. We believe that Mr. Goldberg’s legal background brings a different perspective to the Board and that his expertise in labor, employment and business law provides the Board important regulatory and governance experience.

Clifford Holtz

Mr. Clifford S. Holtz is Independent Director of the company. Formerly, Mr. Holtz served as a director of Almost Family since November 2017 through the Merger. Mr. Holtz has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross since July 2017, and has been instrumental in that organization’s growth and development, having served in a number of roles since 2011, including as President of Humanitarian Services. Before employment at the American Red Cross, Mr. Holtz enjoyed a long and successful business career in key roles at AT&T, Nortel Networks and Qwest Communications.

John Indest

Mr. John L. Indest is a Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Indest previously served as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, a position he held from August 2009 to August 2011, as our President from September 2007 to August 2009, and as our Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to June 2009. Prior to that, he served as one of our Executive Vice Presidents and as our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Home-Based Services, beginning in May 2001. From November 1998 to May 2001, Mr. Indest served as our Vice President. Prior to joining us in November 1998, Mr. Indest served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and co-owner of Homebound Care, Inc., a regional home health provider. Mr. Indest has testified before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee and was Co-Chairman of the Louisiana Task Force on Ethics, overseeing compliance issues applicable to home health and hospice in the State of Louisiana. He formerly served on the board of directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Mr. Indest is a registered nurse, with a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. We believe that Mr. Indest’s experience as a registered nurse, combined with his extensive experience in home health operations, contributes greatly to our board’s composition and to the company’s leadership role within the home care industry.

Ronald Nixon

Mr. Ronald T. Nixon is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Nixon is a founding principal of The Catalyst Group, formed in 1990, which has managed two small business investment companies, or SBICs, one participating preferred SBIC, and six private equity investment funds. Prior to founding The Catalyst Group, Mr. Nixon operated companies in the manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors. Mr. Nixon has served or currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous private companies. Mr. Nixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. We believe that Mr. Nixon’s extensive experience with acquisitions and the capital markets contributes greatly to our board’s composition and ability to oversee the company’s strategic growth strategy.

W. Earl Reed

Mr. W. Earl Reed, III has served as a Independent director of the company. Formerly, Mr. Reed served as a director of Almost Family since 2000 through the Merger. Currently, Mr. Reed is President and Chief Executive Officer of Springstone, LLC, a private equity sponsored owner operator of psychiatric hospitals and has served in that capacity since 2010. From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of The Allegro Group, a healthcare financial advisory firm that advises public and private healthcare organizations including providing interim management services. From August 2005 to September 2007, Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of LifeCare Holdings, Inc., a privately owned operator of 18 long-term hospitals. We believe that Mr. Reed brings extensive financial and strategic experience to the Board, particularly in the healthcare industry, that is invaluable to our Audit and Corporate Development Committees. We also believe that Mr. Reed’s leadership experience in the healthcare field adds depth to the Board’s understanding of our industry.

W. Brent Turner

Mr. W. Brent Turner is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Turner serves as President of Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., one of the country's leading providers of inpatient behavioral healthcare. He previously served as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. from 2005 to 2010 and as the Vice President, Treasurer, and Investor Relations of Psychiatric Solutions from 2003 to 2005. From late 2008 through 2010, Mr. Turner also served as the Division President of Psychiatric Solutions, overseeing facilities in Texas, Illinois, and Minnesota. From 1996 until 2001, Mr. Turner was employed by Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison operator, serving as Treasurer from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Turner also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Surgery Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRGY) and for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems and served as its Chairman in 2009. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, from which he graduated cum laude, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. We believe that Mr. Turner's experience as a healthcare executive provides a significant addition to our board of directors and company.

Tyree Wilburn

Mr. Tyree G. Wilburn is Independent Director of the company. Since 2002, Mr. Wilburn has served as Managing Partner of The Yearling Funds, which he co-founded. The Yearling Funds are venture capital funds focused on investing in early stage companies. From 2002-2012, Mr. Wilburn was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Systems, LLC, a private equity backed hospital management company. He led the successful sale of the company in 2012. Mr. Wilburn was a private investor from 1996 to 2002. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Wilburn was Chief Development Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH), and, most recently, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Development Officer and CEO-elect. In 1996 he led the successful go-private sale of Community Health Systems to Forstmann Little. From 1974 to 1992, Mr. Wilburn was with Humana Inc. where he held senior and executive positions in mergers and acquisitions, finance, planning, hospital operations, audit and investor relations. He is also a director of several private companies.

Eric Elliott

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