The Health Essentials Executive Team

Rick Slager
Chief Executive Officer
Health Essentials

Appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2017, Mr. Slager brings to Health Essentials over 30 years of experience in creating, building and managing successful post-acute healthcare service businesses. He originally joined Health Essentials in 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors to help develop and bring focus to the company’s hospice division, following a growth capital investment from SV Life Sciences and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Most recently, Mr. Slager was CEO of LivHome, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most respected private duty home care providers. He also founded Acacia Living, Inc., an in-home technology platform that responds to and supports the clinical, social and psychosocial needs of homebound clients and their families. Other successful start-up businesses include Karrington Health, Inc.; InterMed, Inc.; and DevelopMed, Inc. Additionally, he was CEO and chairman of VistaCare, Inc., a leading hospice company in Scottsdale, Arizona, which reached 54 locations and 5,400 patients before its sale to Odyssey Healthcare.

His professional accomplishments also include the founding of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and the Ohio Assisted Living Association. Additionally, he is a former board member and committee chairman of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Mr. Slager holds an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana.



Kim Phan
Founder
Health Essentials

In 1996, Ms. Phan co-founded GeriNet Medical Associates (GNMA), Health Essentials' post-acute and long-term care physician network. Recognizing the need for better end-of-life care, she later founded Hospice Touch, Gerinet Healthcare and Health Essentials Hospice.

With more than 20 years of experience in managed care, Ms. Phan's background in post-acute care has been instrumental in providing strategic guidance as Health Essentials continues to evolve and grow. Prior to founding GNMA, she served as General Manager for CareMore Touch and Associate Administrator for Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she was also an Associate Administrator at FHP Hospital and Administrator of FHP's 99-bed skilled nursing facility.

Ms. Phan holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Irvine.



Board of Directors

Alan Hoops
Board Member
Health Essentials

Rick Slager
Executive Chairman
Health Essentials

Kim Phan
Board Member
Health Essentials

Tom Flynn (SVLS)
Venture Partner
SV Life Sciences

Steve Kraus (BVP)
Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners

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