Leadership

Kindred Behavioral Health is led by a team of industry experts with decades of combined operational and clinical experience. Click below to meet the team driving our vision.

 

  • JasonZachariahJason Zachariah is Kindred Healthcare’s President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing Kindred’s Behavioral Health initiatives. Jason joined the company in 2006 and has served in several leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the California and Arizona district for Kindred’s Hospital Division.

    During his tenure with Kindred, Jason has driven a culture of patient advocacy, quality outcomes, engagement and operational efficiency. He has overseen the creation of Kindred’s best-in-class joint venture model which is leveraged to help our hospital partners expand their specialty programs, including Behavioral Health services. He has demonstrated a passion for innovation and intentional disruption, spearheading, among other strategic initiatives, the development of technology that enhances the way caregivers engage with patients and their families. In addition, he has played a key role in advancing enterprise-wide initiatives related to culture, diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement.

    Jason earned a bachelor’s of science degree with distinction in biology from Duke University. He went on to earn a master’s of science degree in biotechnology from Northwestern University and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern. Jason is currently on the board of the Kentuckiana Chapter of the American Heart Association and serves as Committee Chair for Troop 110 of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • RobMarshRob leads the development and implementation of Kindred’s behavioral health strategy, which includes leveraging our joint venture (JV) partnership model to incorporate a service offering complementary to Kindred’s existing rehabilitation businesses and creating behavioral health units by redeploying beds at existing Kindred hospitals.

    Rob’s industry and operations expertise includes joint venture development with health systems in Texas and California. He joined Kindred from one of the nation’s largest behavioral health providers, where he served as Division President, overseeing 12 hospitals and residential treatment centers in eight states that expanded the company’s behavioral health care continuum and represented $200 million in net revenue. Rob previously held a consulting role as a subject matter expert in the field of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment.

    Rob attended Baylor University, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and an MBA in health care management from Capella University.

  • MartyMannMarty Mann has more than 25 years of healthcare sales and consulting experience. As Sr. Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Kindred Healthcare, Marty is focused on developing strategic joint venture, management and consulting partnerships with hospitals and health systems throughout the country. His work involves extensive strategic, operational, financial and clinical interaction with hospital c-suite and boards of directors.

    Prior to his current role, Marty was Vice President of Business Development for Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation as well as RehabCare, which was acquired by Kindred in 2011. Previously, Marty also served as Vice President of Sales for a health system and Vice President of the Midwest Region for a former provider of risk management for high-tech capital equipment in the healthcare market.

    Marty earned a bachelor of science from the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Marty serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) - CHEF Region, several joint venture rehabilitation hospital partnership boards, and is active in other local organizations.

  • Pat Luer

    Pat oversees all finance and accounting for Kindred Behavioral Health, including M&A and business development, managing revenue cycle and healthcare information technology. He is also responsible for identifying beneficial policies, procedures and operational efforts while analyzing organizational areas for improvement.

    Pat joined Kindred as an accountant in 2007 and has since taken on a series of leadership roles within the Kindred organization throughout his tenure. In his most recent role as Division Vice President for Kindred Rehabilitation, Pat oversaw strategies pertaining to business development, contract retention and overall operational day to day activities. He also led the transition of the team’s finance function from a traditional corporate role to an operational asset support team.

    Pat holds a Master of Accounting degree from Missouri State University, and recently graduated from Kindred’s Executive Fellow program.

  • BradMinorBrad leads Kindred’s efforts to partner with hospitals and health systems seeking to maximize their quality and patient outcomes within their behavioral health units. These opportunities include managed service agreements or joint ventures to meet existing needs as well as new developments.

    Brad has spent the last 20 years of his career helping create partnerships in healthcare, including the past decade at Kindred working to bring hospital systems and post-acute partners into collaborative arrangements to further patient care. He has had the opportunity to lead business development initiatives across the healthcare continuum while overseeing teams at short-term acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent living facilities and behavioral health settings. 

    Brad graduated from Utah State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and completed his Master’s studies at Adams State College.

  • RebeccaPhillipsBecky leads all aspects of clinical operations for Kindred’s behavioral health service line, including data-driven improvement initiatives, compliance, program design, development and integrity, and a service delivery model founded on evidence-based practices that maintains sustainable business and financial operations.

    Prior to joining Kindred, Becky oversaw managed care contracting and payer relations for two divisions at one of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare services providers, spent more than four years guiding utilization review at two behavioral health facilities, and spent a year as an account manager for a behavioral health management company. She also held various account executive and leadership positions at a managed care company from 1999 to 2012.

    Becky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has a BA in history from Spalding University and a Master of Arts from the University of Louisville.

  • YasminVellaniAs Division Director of Operations for Kindred Behavioral Health, Yasmin Vellani, RN, MSN, LNFA, is responsible for operational oversight of all behavioral health lines of service. She works directly with facility leadership and divisional support to help Kindred Behavioral Health provide the highest quality of care and develop new service lines and expansion opportunities within existing service lines.

    Yasmin came to Kindred from Cantex Continuing Care, where she served since 2015 as a Regional Director of Clinical Services, responsible for key quality care indicators for eight skilled nursing facilities. Yasmin has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration. She has more than 20 years’ experience in post-acute care, assisted living, and retirement community operations and management, including more than 15 years of serving in multi-facility and multi-state leadership for healthcare companies. She has successfully managed startups, expansions, and turnarounds of healthcare facilities and leads organizations with a very hands-on approach to daily operation. Yasmin is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and has attained both a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Nursing. She is also a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator.

  • RitaSniderAs the Senior Director of Clinical Services, Rita Snider brings to Kindred Behavioral Health 30 years of experience in Clinical nursing, specializing in Mental Health, with a strong clinical background in trauma/emergency care. In her role with Kindred, Rita adds to the substantive and quality care in the nursing and admissions departments with special focus on nursing infrastructure related to policy, FTE management, nursing education, and assisting in clinical build out of acquisitions and mergers.

    Prior to joining Kindred, Rita was a Nursing Director overseeing 140 FTE’s as both Nursing and Admission director at a major behavioral health provider, where she maintained a yearly average daily census of 97% capacity. Rita engaged as a community partner with 50 surrounding counties to develop a tiered and streamline system of admissions with surrounding Emergency Departments, Crisis Stabilization Units and Intensive Outpatient Program referents. She established and developed preceptorship programs with surrounding Universities, and served on the Board of State Mental Health Coalition where she provided public education related to social stigmas surrounding mental illness and current evidence based treatment modalities. Rita has also directed and managed a Crisis Stabilization Program specializing in Emergent based triage providing care within the nonprofit segment.