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At Health Services Management, our leadership team is comprised of experienced professionals with decades of experience in clinical, operational, financial, organizational, and human resources fields.

Jim Shatz

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Shatz is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Services Management, LLC. Jim is responsible for ensuring the overall wellbeing of the company’s 21 Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities throughout the United States. Jim also safeguards that the communities are maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for services in post-acute care, skilled nursing, assisted living, specialized memory care, respite, and rehabilitation services.

Jim is a seasoned executive as well as a highly effective entrepreneur. While in the role of Independent Board Member, Jim was an active participant on both the Compliance Committee and Compensation Committee prior to being named CEO at HSM. Jim has served as a Board Member of Suncoast Hospice Foundation since 2016, a Board member of St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation since 2015, and a former Board Member and Chairman of St. Pete General Hospital, St. Petersburg Florida.

Jim is committed to providing exceptional leadership, service, and retaining qualified staff that consistently exceed the resident’s and their family’s needs to improve overall quality of life. As important, Jim also plays a vital role in fostering civic engagement and leadership, to strengthen the fabric of our communities.

Josh White

Joshua L. White, LNFA

Chief Operating Officer

Joshua is the Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the overall growth and direction of the Company’s SNF and ALF operations.  Josh joined HSM in 2017.  Joshua brings more than 18 years of long-term care experience to HSM. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana Tech University and began his career in 2001, with Skilled Healthcare, LLC; advancing to the positions of Facility Administrator in Texas, and Vice President of Operations in Missouri. In 2013, he accepted the position of Regional Director of Operations with Cantex Continuing Care Network, responsible for the operational growth of 12 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas.  Joshua believes that our primary driver for success in the long-term care industry is investing in the growth and accountability of our team members, and nurturing trustworthy relationships with our residents and families that we serve.

William H. (Bill) Neely, ESQ

Chief Legal and Governance Officer

Bill Neely is the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Governance Officer.  Bill was one of the original members of the Board of Directors when the Company was formed in 2000.  He joined the Company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 2007 and assumed his current role in 2016.  Bill graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  He received his JD from the University of Kentucky and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami.  Following graduation, Bill moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he practiced law for nearly 25 years, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and partnership law, state tax planning, and executive compensation.  Bill was a partner in the law firm of Stokes & Bartholomew, P.A. (now Adams and Reese PLC) from 1992 to 2005 and in Sherrard & Roe, PLC (now Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC) from 2005 to 2007, where he still works as special counsel.

Scott Fisher, CPA

Scott Fisher, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Fisher is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Scott joined the Company in 2012 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to his current position in 2016.  Scott received both his Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from The University of Florida.  He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, where he received an award for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.  Scott served in public accounting for six years with Ernst & Young LLP in Boston and Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York City.  His client base included healthcare and entertainment clients, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.  In 2002, Scott moved to Florida to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Cambridge Schools, where he worked for eight years.  He facilitated the merger of the Company with Kindercare Education before accepting a position with the Company.

Jery Earlandson

Jery Erlandson, MS

Director of Patient Affairs

Jery is the Director of Patient Affairs for the Company.  Jery received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  For over 20 years, he has provided services to senior adults in both skilled nursing facilities and community settings.  He has provided consulting services to nursing facilities in multiple states for more than ten years and has presented at Leading Age Florida and various other conferences.  He is also a state-approved Alzheimer’s Disease educator.  Jery’s career has always involved customer service, client relations, marketing, and promotion.  He believes strongly that patients and their families should be treated like family.

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson, MBA, NHA, CHC

Chief Compliance Officer

Brian Jackson is the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for overseeing the organization’s compliance and ethics programs.  Brian is active in the leadership and governance of HSM’s overall compliance risk management, quality of care review program, and Chairs the organization’s Compliance Committee.  As a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Preceptor, he also oversees the development and function of HSM’s Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program.  Before his current appointment, Brian served eight years as a Nursing Home Administrator for HSM.  Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees at The University of Florida.  Brian is also Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and has presented on a number of Compliance and Ethics topics such as program development, implementation strategies, risk analysis, and mitigation in the long-term care industry.

Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas

Director of Human Resources

Anna Thomas is the Company’s Corporate Director of Human Resources.  She joined the Company in 2015. She has over 20 years of expertise in Employee Relations, Benefit Management and implementations of Human Resource Information System (HRIS) within the healthcare industry.  Prior to joining HSM, she served as Benefits Manager at Acadia Healthcare with over 55,000 employees globally. She also was the Senior Human Resources Administrator at Healthways, both located in Franklin, TN. In May of 2007, Anna received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management at Aquinas College of Nashville, TN. She is currently a member of Society for Human Resources. As a strategic and innovative HR Director, Anna has a passion to provide HR initiatives that will improve performance, growth and employee engagement.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Director of Project Management

Paul Williams is the Company’s Director of Project Management. He joined the HSM team in June of 2019 with more than 33 years of facilities experience. Paul started his career as a Machinist Mate/Engineer in the United States Navy. He furthered his knowledge and experience in facilities/construction management through various companies, including his role as a District Manager with Sodexo overseeing 15 hospitals in the Texas market and as a District Manager with ARAMARK managing 21 hospitals/long-term facilities in two states. He is well versed in Project Management, Engineering, Environmental Services, BioMedical Engineering, and Food and Nutritional Service. This knowledge, coupled with a strong financial acumen and focus on customer service, allows Paul to excel as a leader in his project management role and facilities support to our 21 locations. Since he has joined the team, he has and continues to lead the HSM team in the Capital Expenditure process.  

Sam Choate

Sam Choate

Chief Nursing Officer

Samantha (Sam) Choate is the Company’s Chief Nursing Officer.  Ms. Choate has 10 years of nursing experience and extensive education. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health from Texas A&M University in 2010, an Associate in Applied Science of Nursing from McLennan Community College in 2012, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2017. 

Ms. Choate began her nursing career in 2012 at Ascension Living. She also served as Director of Nursing with Sava Senior Care where she quickly rose to Division Vice President of Clinical Services responsible for 56 facilities throughout Texas, Kansas, and Nevada. Sam has also held various roles in leadership, support, clinical oversight, and guidance across all healthcare communities throughout HSM. In her new role as Chief Nursing Officer, Sam will ensure regulatory compliance standards are met and that company policy and procedures align with the strategic direction of HSM. 

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