Our Leadership Team

Kindred at Home Executive Leadership

David Causby PhotoDavid Causby

President and CEO

Since joining Gentiva/Kindred at Home in 2003, David has served in various senior leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Operations and President for the Home Health Division. Starting in May 2014, David assumed the role of Gentiva/Kindred at Home’s President after serving as the COO and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Gentiva/Kindred at Home, he was the COO of Millennium Health Care Resources. David holds a nursing degree from Presbyterian College and a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Larry Graham PhotoLarry Graham

CEO Hospice

Larry is the co-founder of CURO Health Services, and he most recently served as the company’s CEO. Since its inception in 2010, CURO has grown to be one of the largest private hospice care providers in the United States. With a strong company culture committed to compliance and clinical excellence, Larry assembled a management team that successfully completed six acquisitions and more than 100 start-up agencies. Prior to founding CURO, Larry served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Amedisys. During his tenure, Amedisys experienced increased revenue from $25 million to annualized revenue in excess of$ 1 billion in 2009.

Larry has played a key role in the development of charitable organizations including the Grace Hospice Foundation at CURO as well as the Christen Foundation at Amedisys. These organizations were created as a means to give back in the communities they serve. Prior to entering the home health and hospice industry, Larry served as Director of Financial Services with General Health System and as a Senior Accountant at Arthur Andersen.

Dean Johnson PhotoDean Johnson

Chief Commercial Officer

Dean has 24 years of domestic and international sales and marketing leadership experience in the post-acute care service environment. He has been with Kindred at Home since 2010 in various key leadership roles, including Division Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Health; Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Home Health and Hospice; Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Kindred; and Chief Commercial Officer for Kindred at Home. Dean graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Craig Klopatek PhotoCraig Klopatek

Chief Information Officer

Craig joined the company as our Chief Information Officer in October 2018. With over 24 years of information technology leadership in healthcare, Craig also has deep and diverse expertise on payer, provider, software and services transformation. Craig comes to Kindred At Home from Humana where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to this, he held roles as CTO for Conifer Health Solution’s Value Based Care division, CIO of Concentra, and numerous technology leadership roles at Blue Shield of California. Craig holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California, and an MBA with an emphasis in Health Services Administration from Golden Gate University.

Tom Dolan PhotoTom Dolan

Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in October 2018, overseeing all finance-related activities for the enterprise. In this role, Tom brings 30 years of banking, accounting, and corporate finance experience, including over 13 years in healthcare experience. Before joining Kindred at Home, Tom served as CFO of Schumacher Clinical Partners, a private equity-backed specialty physician management company with over $1 billion in revenue. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for Amedisys, Inc., a leading provider of home health and hospice services. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Kristen NearhoodKristen Nearhood Photo

Chief Administrative Officer

Kristen has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare. She joined Gentiva/Kindred at Home in 1997 as a Senior Financial Analyst and served in multiple financial roles with increasing responsibility, including Director of Finance for Gentiva/Kindred at Home’s consulting division, Assistant Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Corporate Finance, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Kristen played a lead role in the Kindred at Home/Gentiva integration and her leadership was integral to its success. She also has done a tremendous job leading the business intelligence (BI) initiative and overseeing new acquisitions for the division. Prior to the transaction that established Kindred at Home as a standalone company, Kristen served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, with one of her key areas of focus being the enhancement of the employee experience for all Kindred at Home team members.

Ron Lazas, Jr.Ron Lazas, Jr. Photo

Chief General Counsel

Ron began his career at Kindred Healthcare in 1994 after spending four years in the commercial transactions and finance group of Frost Brown Todd, LLC. Prior to his appointment as General Counsel, Ron was Kindred’s Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for coordinating the operational legal services for each of Kindred’s operating divisions. Ron is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Selece BeasleySelece Beasley Photo

Chief Compliance Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and nearly 20 years of service with Kindred, Selece has a strong background as an RN, as well as extensive legal and compliance expertise. She most recently was Kindred at Home’s Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. She previously served as Kindred at Home’s Divisional Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Risk, working to support the company through the interpretation and education of regulatory changes, with the goal of minimizing financial and patient care risks. Selece holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Howard University, and she earned her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University.

Derek NordmanDerek Nordman Photo

Chief Clinical Operations Officer

As Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Derek has responsibility for all combined Kindred at Home clinical products, development, analytics, quality, delivery and service. His duties also include the coordination and leadership of the developing clinical collaboration with Humana. Derek previously held multiple clinical and operational positions over his 14 year tenure with Kindred at Home and its subsidiaries, ranging from a field clinician to Regional Vice President of Clinical and, most recently, Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Kindred at Home, he spent five years in an outpatient private practice. Derek completed his undergraduate degree at Lock Haven University, his Masters of Physical Therapy from Emory University School of Medicine, and his Clinical Doctorate from the University of Montana.

Regional Leadership Team

Todd SexeTodd Sexe Photo

Home Health North Region President

Since joining Gentiva/Kindred at Home in 1992, Todd has served as Branch Director, Market Manager, Area Vice President, Vice President and Regional Vice President in multiple locations across the country. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Todd worked in finance as an investment representative and financial planner at Edward Jones & Company and ACS Financial Group, respectively. Todd holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Susan BenoitSusan Benoit Photo

Home Health South Region President

Susan has more than 13 years of operational experience and 24 years of sales management experience. Susan joined Gentiva/Kindred at Home in 2008 as the Regional Vice President of Sales for North and South Carolina. From 2012 through 2013, she served as Interim Vice President of Sales for the Home Health Division while still leading the sales team of the Carolinas Region. Prior to joining Gentiva/Kindred at Home, Susan was Regional Vice President for the Adecco Group and Regional Vice President for Experian. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Marketing from Meredith College.

John AurelioJohn Aurelio Photo

Community Care President

John has been with Gentiva/Kindred at Home for 30 years and oversees the South Central region’s home health operations along with all Community Care operations as a stand-alone region. From 2013 to present, John served as the President for the South Central Region. John began his tenure with Gentiva/Kindred at Home as the First Division Controller and was responsible for several support departments in the Central Support Kansas facility before he became Vice President of Operations for the Western States in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s College.

Scott SnyderScott Snyder Headshot

Home Health West Region President

Scott has over 25 years of experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical, home healthcare and medical fields. Before joining Kindred at Home in early 2019, he has been successful in combing sales, operations, and clinical expertise for companies such as Apria Home Health and Amerisource Bergen. Scott has strong business acumen and has been responsible for over $33B in revenue. He holds an undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.