Our Leadership Team

David CausbyDavid Causby

Executive Vice President and President

Since joining Gentiva in 2003, David Causby 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’s President after serving as the COO and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Gentiva, 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.

Brandon BallewBrandon Ballew

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Brandon Ballew joined Gentiva in 2001 as the Vice President of Finance and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Financial Operations for Gentiva Healthcare. Brandon brings deep experience with financial and operational functions within the healthcare space. Prior to joining Gentiva, Brandon served as the Vice President of Finance for the Healthfield Group, a provider of home care services in the southeast. Brandon also has past experience as an analyst for Navigant Consulting, a multinational consulting firm. He holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Florida State University.

Dr. Ronald CrossnoDr. Ronald Crossno

Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ronald Crossno became involved in hospice in 1993, as a part-time medical director in Temple, Texas, a program that has since evolved through several mergers and acquisitions to now become part of Kindred at Home. During that time, Dr. Crossno became more involved with various aspects of hospice and palliative care administration, becoming first a regional and later national medical director, for VistaCare, Odyssey, and Gentiva. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Dr. Crossno was president of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in 2011, and in 2014, AAHPM honored him with the Josefina B Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award.

Kristen NearhoodKristen Nearhood

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Kristen Nearhood has over 18 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to her new role, Kristen served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Gentiva Health Services. She joined Gentiva in 1997 as a Senior Financial Analyst and since that time has served Gentiva in multiple financial capacities. Kristen went on to serve as a Director of Finance in Gentiva’s consulting division, Assistant Vice President of Finance and later Vice President of Corporate Finance. Kristen holds her B.S. in Finance from Canisius College.

Selece BeasleySelece Beasley

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Selece Beasley has served in this role on an interim basis since last summer, and we are extremely excited for her to continue with the interim designation removed from her title. With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and nearly 20 years of service with Kindred, Selece’s background as an RN coupled with her extensive legal and compliance expertise make her uniquely qualified to oversee the division’s clinical operations. She previously served as Kindred at Home’s Divisional Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Risk, working to support Kindred at Home through the interpretation and education of regulatory changes, with the goal of minimizing financial and patient care risks. Selece is committed to patient care and will serve as a tireless advocate for our clinicians.

David GieringerDavid Gieringer

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David has over 30 years experience with Kindred at Home and its predecessor organizations. During that time, he has held a series of finance-related roles, including Assistant Vice President – Accounting, and Vice President and Controller. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing accounting activities including the preparation and reporting of the division’s financial results. David holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University and an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Todd SexeTodd Sexe

North Central Region President

Since joining Gentiva in 1992, Todd Sexe 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 B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.

Paul VerHoevePaul VerHoeve

West Region President

Paul VerHoeve is responsible for the overall home health, hospice, inpatient units and physician house call operations and development for more than 90 locations throughout 10 states. Paul joined Gentiva in 2012 and has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare management. Paul served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Haven Hospice, a non-profit hospice provider in North Florida. Paul also served as a Senior General Manager of Vitas Healthcare. He holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Phoenix.

Susan BenoitSusan Benoit

South Atlantic Region President

Susan Benoit has more than 13 years of operational experience and 24 years of sales management. Susan joined Gentiva 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, Susan was Regional Vice President for the Adecco Group and Regional Vice President for Experian. Susan holds a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Meredith College.

John AurelioJohn Aurelio

South Central Region and Community Care President

John Aurelio has been with Gentiva 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 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 B.S. in Finance from St. Joseph’s College.