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LHC Group Inc (LHCG.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith Myers

58 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Stelly

48 2010 President, Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Proffitt

39 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

W. J. Tauzin

73 2005 Lead Independent Director

John Indest

65 2011 Director

Monica Azare

50 2007 Independent Director

John Breaux

73 2007 Independent Director

Ronald Nixon

61 2001 Independent Director

Kenneth Thorpe

60 2010 Independent Director

W. Brent Turner

51 2014 Independent Director

Dan Wilford

76 2005 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. He is our co-founder and has served as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (or similar positions in our predecessors) since 1994. 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.

Donald Stelly

Mr. Donald D. Stelly is the President and Chief Operating Officer of LHC Group, Inc., since November 15, 2010. 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.

W. J. Tauzin

Congressman W. J. Tauzin is the Lead Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc., since January 2005. 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.

John Indest

Mr. John L. Indest is a 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.

Monica Azare

Ms. Monica F. Azare is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Ms. Azare has served as a director since November 2007. 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.

John Breaux

Sen. John B. Breaux is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Sen. Breaux has served as a director since February 2007. Senator Breaux serves as Senior Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP. Senator Breaux also currently serves as a director of CSX Corporation. Until his retirement from public service in 2005, Senator Breaux represented the State of Louisiana in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms beginning in 1987. Prior to his tenure as Senator, he represented the State of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987. Senator Breaux began his career in 1972 with his election as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in a special election. At the age of 28, he was then the youngest member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Breaux was re-elected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until January 3, 1987, when he won election as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Senator Breaux was re-elected in both the 1992 and 1998 elections. Senator Breaux held numerous leadership positions during his 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 18-year tenure in the U.S. Senate, serving on the House Public Works and Transportation Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Commerce Committee where he was recognized as a non-partisan consensus builder. Senator Breaux also served as Chair and ranking minority member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Senator Breaux founded the Centrist Coalition of Senate Democrats and Republicans and served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Ronald Nixon

Mr. Ronald T. Nixon is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Nixon has served as a director since July 2001. 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.

Kenneth Thorpe

Dr. Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. since February 1, 2010. Dr. Thorpe is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. He also co-directs the Emory Center on Health Outcomes & Quality. Dr. Thorpe held similar faculty positions in public health departments at Tulane University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University, and Columbia University. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s healthcare reform proposals for the White House. Dr. Thorpe directed the Clinton administration’s efforts regarding Congressional healthcare reform proposals during the 103rd and 104th sessions of Congress. Dr. Thorpe has testified before several committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on healthcare reform and insurance issues. In 1991, Dr. Thorpe was awarded the Young Investigator Award presented to the most promising health services researcher in the country under age 40 by the Association for Health Services Research. Dr. Thorpe has authored or co-authored over 85 articles, book chapters, and books and is a frequent national presenter on issues of healthcare financing, insurance, and healthcare reform at healthcare conferences, on television, and in the media. Dr. Thorpe received his Ph.D. from the Rand Graduate School, a Master of Arts from Duke University, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

W. Brent Turner

Mr. W. Brent Turner is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Turner has served as a director since August 2014. 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.

Dan Wilford

Mr. Dan S. Wilford is an Independent Director of LHC Group, Inc. Mr. Wilford has served as a director since November 2005. Mr. Wilford served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, headquartered in Houston, Texas, from 1984 until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Wilford also served as Chief Executive Officer of a community-based, not-for-profit, multi-hospital system in the greater Houston area. Prior to that, he was associated for ten years with Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was President of North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Wilford currently serves as a director for Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated and twelve not-for-profit organizations, most of which are related to the healthcare industry. In March 2009, Mr. Wilford was inducted into Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame.

Eric Elliott

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