Maxim’s leadership team believes that excellence in healthcare services is not merely a standard that is achieved and maintained; but rather a culture that is built around Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Maxim’s leadership is committed to instilling quality into every aspect of the business. Together they guide Maxim’s mission to provide patient-centered care through innovative and efficient care delivery models.
W. Bradley "Brad" Bennett
Chief Executive Officer
Brad Bennett began working with Maxim Healthcare Services in October of 2009. In his role as chief executive officer (CEO), Brad is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and the development of high-level strategies and tactics that align with the company's mission, vision, and values.
Brad brings to Maxim more than 20 years of healthcare, operations, finance, compliance, and restructuring experience, having held multiple CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions in publicly traded, privately held, and private equity backed organizations. Specific career highlights include the appointment to the position of CFO of Integrated Health Services, Inc. by the restructuring firm Alvarez and Marsal (A&M). In this role from 2001 to 2004, Brad helped lead the financial and operational restructuring of this $3.6 billion, 100,000 employee, 1,000 location diversified healthcare provider. Additionally, while in this role, he and his team implemented a series of compliance enhancements and culture change initiatives that ultimately led to the successful fulfillment of all requirements under a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
From 2004 until 2007, Brad held the position of CEO for a GTCR Golder Rauner portfolio company which was in need of financial and operational restructuring and compliance enhancements. After the completion of the restructuring, compliance turnaround, and sale of a portion of the business to private investors, Brad remained CEO of the successor enterprise until joining Maxim in 2009. Prior to embarking on a career in healthcare services, Brad worked in the Assurance practice of KPMG in Baltimore, Maryland.
Brad graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University), receiving the Whelan and Lybrand Medals. He is presently a member of the National Board of Trustees for The First Tee, Chairman of the Baltimore Chapter of The First Tee, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Maryland, The McDonogh School, and The Odyssey School.
William "Bill" Butz
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Butz is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Maxim Healthcare Services. In his role as the CFO, he is responsible for leading all the financial operations and activities for Maxim and establishing and monitoring financial plans and budgets for the Company, in particular the Information Services, Human Resources and Finance Departments.
Bill brings to Maxim years of extensive financial leadership experience in the banking, service and manufacturing industries. Prior to this appointment, Bill served as President of Erickson Living and was responsible for the company's operations and continuum of care for primary physician practices, skilled nursing, and home health services. While there, he also instituted a project management office where he focused on collaboration, implemented best practices, and played an integral role in developing a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
Known for his ability to partner with operating presidents to aggregate business lines and integrate services, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Maxim. Before joining Erickson, Bill worked with Allegis Group for 15 years in a number of financial leadership roles, most recently serving as CFO of Aerotek, Allegis Group's largest operating company. While at Aerotek, Bill focused on balancing fiscal discipline and aggressive growth by cultivating business partnerships between sales, finance, and operations support. In addition, he fostered a culture of continuous improvement and innovation which led to highly effective and efficient business operations. During his time there, Bill helped Aerotek exceeded industry growth and grew their market share from 2 percent to 10 percent.
Bill has served as a member of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, a coalition of more than 100 leading employers focused on supporting education reform and improving student achievement and advancement in the state of Maryland. In addition, he served as a charter member of the Corporate Advisory Board at his alma matter, McDaniel College. As a charter member, he was instrumental in helping to develop and implement a robust career recruiting program for the college.
Bill is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from McDaniel College. Bill lives in Maryland with his wife and four children and is actively involved in his local community. Bill was named commissioner of the local youth basketball program and through the years he has coached more than 20 different junior league basketball and soccer teams and also served as Treasurer at his local church.
Jacqueline “Jackie” Baratian
Chief Compliance Officer/Vice President
Jackie Baratian began working with Maxim in January 2010. In her role as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), she is responsible for the oversight and management of the company’s compliance and ethics program, including all compliance initiatives, internal audits, and training. In this role, Jackie reports directly to Maxim’s Board of Directors. Jackie brings more than 13 years of legal experience in health law, regulatory matters, corporate compliance, healthcare IT, and litigation. Prior to joining Maxim, Jackie worked at the law firm of Alston and Bird, LLP. While at Alston and Bird, Jackie advised clients on the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs as well as healthcare and regulatory matters, represented clients facing civil investigations with regard to Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and led the firm’s Health Information Technology (HIT) Task Force in collaboration with Senator Tom Daschle.
Before joining Alston and Bird, Jackie worked for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch. While at OIG, Jackie represented OIG in the resolution of False Claims Act cases and worked with the Department of Justice in investigations, development, and resolution of cases. In addition, she reviewed compliance programs, drafted and negotiated Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs), monitored compliance with CIAs by conducting provider site visits and reviewing annual reports, served as the Managed Care Coordinator and OIG point of contact for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and served as the Medicare Part D Liaison to the Department of Justice. Jackie started her law career at the law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes, and Shriver, P.C., a nationally recognized healthcare firm. While at the firm, she focused on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, healthcare litigation matters, and advised clients on all aspects of healthcare law.
Jackie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Indiana University School of Law.
Toni-Jean “TJ” Lisa
General Counsel/Vice President
TJ Lisa began working with Maxim Healthcare Services in November of 2009 and brings more than 20 years of healthcare, litigation, and general corporate law experience. In her role as Vice President and General Counsel, TJ is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the company including but not limited to litigation, employment, corporate, and compliance related matters.
Before joining Maxim in November of 2009, TJ served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Fundamental Administrative Services, a consulting company to long-term care providers. At Fundamental Administrative Services, TJ provided advice and guidance concerning the legal affairs of skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care centers, and hospice organizations. TJ worked directly with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure adherence to the law.
Prior to her General Counsel position at Fundamental Administrative Services, TJ served as the Senior Corporate Counsel for Trans Healthcare, Inc. and as in-house counsel for Integrated Health Services, Inc., where she helped negotiate and lead the company through a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
TJ started her legal career with the law firm Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Gray (now Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann), specializing in complex civil defense litigation in the areas of medical malpractice and product liability. She also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland.
TJ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
W. John Langley, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer/Vice President
W. John Langley, M.D. began working with Maxim Healthcare Services in October of 2009. He is both the first Chief Medical Officer (CMO), as well as the first Chief Quality Officer (CQO) in the 23-year history of Maxim Healthcare Services.
Uniquely qualified for this dual role, Dr. Langley brings more than 35 years of physician experience to Maxim. In his role as CMO and CQO for Maxim, Dr. Langley is responsible for providing executive leadership in the areas of quality improvement and wellness management. His primary goal is to ensure that Maxim provides quality service to all patients through the direction of clinical initiatives. In addition, he serves as a liaison to patient advocacy groups and state Medicaid directors.
Dr. Langley began his career on the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then established a private practice of pediatrics where he was a senior managing partner for over 24 years. He served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Board of East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and eventually took on the role as the hospitals first Chief Medical Officer.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has held various board, committee, and chairman positions for more than 32 years. He served as treasurer, president-elect, and president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is currently a member of the American College of Physician Executives and National Council on Medicaid Homecare, an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Previously, Dr. Langley served as chairman of the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital Fund.
Dr. Langley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1971. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1975 and completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following his residency, Dr. Langley completed a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Operations Officer/Vice President
Paula Sotir was named the first Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) in Maxim’s history in October 2009 and subsequently assumed the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Maxim’s homecare division in August 2011. She has broad expertise in creating and managing programs that use clinical quality to increase growth. Her dual leadership roles reflect the strong partnership between clinical and operations that is needed as Maxim continues to improve its compliance and its patient-centered focus.
Paula has more than 30 years of experience both as a registered nurse and as a senior healthcare executive. She began her nursing career at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where she eventually rose to the level of head nurse. Paula held senior clinical, operations, and business development positions in the home IV therapy industry for companies that include CareMark, Medical Care America, and Critical Care America. In these roles, she led a re-engineering project for a 167-employee service center generating $36 million in annual net revenue, and she directed and managed sales and operations for a regional service area that resulted in a net revenue of $12 million.
Prior to joining Maxim, Paula progressed rapidly over a 13 year period through executive positions with increasing responsibility in the chronic wound care industry for Diversified Clinical Services and its predecessor, Curative Health Services. Ultimately rising to the level of Executive Vice President, Paula developed and executed strategic plans designed to meet the company’s clinical goals. She also developed a continuous improvement plan designed to accomplish key clinical and financial metrics while ensuring accountability, which improved Hyperbaric Oxygen metrics by more than 18 percent in a four month period.
Throughout her career, Paula has received recognition for her collaborative and team-oriented leadership skills and her ability to distill best practices to deliver consistent and high quality results. In 1991, she was given the President’s Award for her demonstrations of outstanding leadership, teamwork, support, and dedication to Critical Care America. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Duke University and a Masters of General Administration in Health Care from the University of Maryland.
Chief Operating Officer, Maxim Staffing Solutions
Chris Powell is the Chief Operating Officer for Maxim Staffing Solutions (MSS). In his role, Chris is responsible for overseeing, developing, and setting the strategic direction for the day-to-day operations of the MSS division.
Chris Powell began his career at MSS as a Recruiter in San Francisco, California in 2000. Soon after, he served as an Account Manager (AM) in Oakland, San Diego, and Sacramento, California and received the 2004 Maxim Leadership Award. He was then promoted to Regional Accounts Manager (RAM) of the West region and eventually took on the role as RAM for the Central region where he was responsible for the leadership and business development of the Staffing offices throughout the mid-west.
Chris graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management and Marketing. He actively supports the Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation's Children's Fund, a program dedicated to providing each child and their family with the best possible healthcare experience and opportunity for a bright and healthy future.
Chief Information Officer
Kevin Apperson is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Maxim Healthcare Services. In this role, he supports Maxim’s strategic initiatives, manages business risks from an information technology (IT) standpoint, and oversees Maxim’s Information Services (IS) Department. Kevin is dedicated to continuous improvement and developing and delivering IT solutions that create alignment and integration with business processes and needs.
Kevin, a seasoned veteran of technology, brings to Maxim more than 30 years of proven experience in IT leadership, infrastructure development, and process improvement. Prior to joining Maxim, Kevin worked for Allegis Group for 17 years and held a variety of leadership roles. Ten of those years were as CIO. While at Allegis Group, Kevin spearheaded the development and launch of their first major Web application for sales and recruiting. He was also instrumental in the successful implementation of the company’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planner (ERP) and Y2K conversion.
As the CIO of Allegis Group, Kevin led the implementation of the IS Management System and IS Governance Management processes. He also managed the company's efforts to redesign critical back office processes and systems and led the IS Department through several restructuring initiatives designed to maintain alignment across departments and create greater visibility of IS services. Kevin also helped improve the cost and delivery of critical company-wide projects.
Kevin is very active in his local community and is involved with several organizations. He is currently a member of the Baltimore and Washington D.C. branches of the CIO Executive Board and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business Information Systems and Technology Management Advisory Board. In addition, Kevin also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Baltimore Clayworks, a non-profit ceramic art center that offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community, and is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the St. Francis Neighborhood Center.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He currently resides in Maryland with his wife and son.
Timothy "Tim" Kuhn
Chief Culture Officer/Vice President
Timothy "Tim" Kuhn was appointed to the role of Chief Culture Officer and Vice President in August 2011. In this new role, Tim drives change within the company's culture as well as in the homecare operations training program. Tim also oversees Maxim's Health Systems, which includes the Flu and Wellness Division, along with leading the National Accounts Department, which he helped establish. In addition, Tim serves on the Advisory Board where he facilitates the board's work and serves as a liaison to Chief Executive Officer Brad Bennett.
Tim has a combined experience of 23 years in the home healthcare industry. Fifteen of those years were spent with Maxim. Before joining the company, he worked for Personal Touch Homecare during which time, he gained valuable experience working with Medicare, commercial insurance, and private pay business lines. Tim started his career at Maxim as an Accounts Manager in the Virginia Beach and Newport News offices before transferring to the Towson office where he successfully grew the business and managed the hybrid office for three years. Tim then became a Regional Accounts Manager in 2002 for the Northeast Region. In 2004, he started the National Accounts Department, which focuses on business line diversification. During his tenure as National Accounts Manager, Tim and his team increased the number of contracts by 1290 percent. Tim has also spent the last 10 years as a vital influencer and presenter of Maxim's training and development program.
Tim is very active in his local community and has been a volunteer for the Baltimore County Department of Aging's Pets on Wheels program and served as a member of the Coalition of Geriatric Services, a non-profit organization of public agencies, private companies, and individuals who work to enhance the quality of life for older adults and has served on the membership committee and Board of Directors for six years. In addition, Tim is the Athletic Director for the Immaculate Conception School's Athletic Association in Towson, Maryland and in his spare time also enjoys being a volunteer coach for the basketball and soccer programs for the Catholic Youth League. He also is an avid volunteer of the Loyola Fathers Club, Baltimore Station. In previous years, Tim also served on the Board of Directors for the Wiltondale Community Association.
Tim won the first Maxim Award for Leadership in 1998 for the Northeast Region. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Vice President of Human Resources
David Sloan joined Maxim Healthcare Services in 2011 and now serves as the Vice President of Human Resources. In his role, he is responsible for leading the Human Resources Department, designing and delivering strategies for performance management, recruiting and retaining talent, and overseeing Maxim’s employee engagement program.
David has combined experience of more than 25 years in human resources and finance, specializing in strategic planning, business leadership and organizational change. Prior to joining Maxim, David was the Director of Compensation, Benefits, and HR Services for Intelsat. Before taking on the position at Intelsat, he served as the Vice President of Global Total Rewards at FBR Capital Markets and prior to that as the Director of Global Total Rewards at Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Towers Watson).
He brings to Maxim valuable experience in the areas of compensation, benefits, human resources information systems, and operations. During his extensive career, David has spearheaded the development and implementation of successful total rewards strategies and programs globally, resulting in increases in employee retention, productivity, and job satisfaction. He also created comprehensive programs which focused on pay and performance alignment, employee compensation, and HR processes and efficiencies.
David received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from American University in Washington, DC. He also holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Administration and Computer Systems from American University.
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