Amy has served as a leader in healthcare for over 25 years. Early in her career, she started her own contract rehab company, Omni-Rehab of WNC, providing multi-discipline rehab to nursing homes, assisted living and acute care hospitals. Amy sold this company 5 years later and worked her way up the ranks at one of the largest post -acute providers of healthcare in the country, Genesis Healthcare, where she spent 20 years creating a sustainable culture and growth for Genesis.
Amy took on many roles at Genesis beyond clinical-operations, responsible for managed care contracting, verification/authorization and back office functions to the outpatient side of the company. She was instrumental in the start-up of home and community-based services as well. After many years, and serving as a Genesis Senior Vice President, Amy decided it was time to try something new and ventured out as the Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest Dental Service Organizations in the country.
Amy spent her time at the dental organization building a new culture and a new way of looking at dentistry merging dental with the medical model. Amy currently serves as the CEO of Stonerise Therapy where she is transforming the culture with a hyper-focus on value -based care and bringing innovation to the rehab space.
People who know Amy well often say she is a “transformational leader” and a remarkable communicator. Amy credits her advanced communication skills to her training as a Speech Language Pathologist at Marshall University. When you ask Amy, to define her leadership style she says. “Collaboration is key to any successful initiative and it is important to surround yourself with those excelling in talents that differ from your own. When it comes to communication, gaining collaboration through the head, heart and hand approach allows team members to understand: why we need to do this (head), what does it mean to me as an individual (heart) and how do we do it (hands).” Additionally, she would say “decision making is key and don’t be afraid of failure. If it doesn’t work, re-group and try again.”
In her spare time, Amy lives with her husband, Richie, in Western North Carolina on a small farm raising pigs, donkeys, goats and horses. She loves spending time with her hands in the dirt and hosting her family members, including two grandchildren, Violet and Gunnar.