Meet the leaders of Maxim Healthcare Services, all working hard to ensure there is a Maxim office in your community delivering quality patient care.
As President of Maxim Healthcare Services, Jarrod DePriest leads the organization towards our principle goals and objectives. Jarrod actively evaluates and shapes the company and strategy to adapt with community needs, identify new opportunities for growth, and cultivates motivation for the fulfillment and delivery of our mission. Jarrod’s operational direction in collaboration with executive partners drives the vision and values of Maxim.
For over 20 years, Jarrod has rooted his passion and experience into our organization. His tenure serves as a series of chapters, where he has gained strong business acumen, awareness for adaptability, and the importance of innovation. A true representation of building opportunity with Maxim, Jarrod began his career path with the company in 1998 as a Healthcare Recruiter. His excellence and commitment to servant leadership allowed him to rise quickly through a number of roles growing in responsibility and influence, becoming the West Region Vice President in 2010.
In 2016, Jarrod was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Using his robust understanding of fundamental business principles, Jarrod led initiatives to drive consistency, value, and improve the overall effectiveness of the organization.
Jarrod has previously served on the boards for the Whitney Ranch Charitable Foundation Strokes4Hope and the California Association for Health Services at Home. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Allegheny College, where he was a four-year member of the men’s varsity baseball team, and a Master’s in Sports Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Ray is responsible for leading all the financial operations and activities for Maxim and establishing and monitoring financial plans and budgets for the company.
Ray brings a wealth of financial experience in the staffing and recruiting industries. Prior to joining us, he was the CFO for Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), which was acquired by Allegis Group in 2008 and is now the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. At MLA, Ray was responsible for supporting their growth both within the company’s service offerings and geographical locations, while maintaining the integrity of its desired financial results. He played an instrumental role in the transition and successful acquisition of the company and doubled their portfolio size over the course of three years.
Prior to joining MLA, Ray served as the CFO of Stephen James Associates, a professional accounting and finance recruiting firm that is also part of the Allegis Group. He held a variety of financial and operational leadership roles with Allegis Group and their largest operating company, Aerotek, for more than 16 years. At Aerotek, he spent more than three years as vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development and was responsible for overseeing internal recruiting, training and development, and employee relations operations. Over time, the regions he managed grew to more than $600 million in annual revenue. In addition, Ray served as the vice president of Divisional Strategies and helped develop and design Aerotek’s business strategies for eight of their divisions. He also served as director of Finance for seven years.
Ray is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration from McDaniel College. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children and is actively involved in his community. In his spare time, Ray volunteers with South River Youth Athletics and is the assistant coach for the baseball, flag football, and soccer teams. He is also very active in his church.
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
TJ began working with Maxim in November of 2009 and brings more than 30 years of healthcare, litigation, and general corporate law experience. In her role as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, 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 us, 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.
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 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, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
SVP, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer
Kellie joined the Maxim family in 2007 as a clinical supervisor. Since then, she has held multiple clinical leadership roles across the organization with increasing responsibility. These experiences have fortified her knowledge of policy and process as it relates to quality improvement, professional development of clinical and operational staff and driving patient outcomes. In her current role as senior vice president of Clinical Operations, she is responsible for advocacy efforts for the nursing profession and developing the nursing workforce.
Prior to joining us, Kellie worked at the Coastal Rehabilitation Hospital in Wilmington, NC, from 2000 to 2007 as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse and RN Coordinator. Her responsibilities were to create and enhance clinical pathways for spinal cord and brain injury patients, coordinate multidisciplinary team members, schedule nursing and support staff, and provide direct patient care.
Kellie received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina–Wilmington.
VP, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Laura joined the Maxim family in 2010 as the South Regional HR Representative. Since then, she has held multiple HR leadership roles across the organization with increasing responsibility. Laura oversees the direction of human resource strategies focused on fulfilling Maxim’s mission to enhance the quality of life within our communities.
Laura oversees internal recruitment, training and organizational development, talent management, internal communications and experience, employee relations operations, and the Maxim Centers of Excellence.
Laura brings more than 20 years of strategic professional experience, having served in several human resources functions in the healthcare and banking industries. Her leadership history includes managing human resources and recruitment teams, creating and delivering leadership speeches and workshops to thousands of leaders, and building and improving key stakeholder relationships. She has served on the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Board since its inception in 2016 and now serves as the board’s co-Executive Sponsor.
Laura is a certified HR professional through SHRM-CP and holds a PHR with the HR Certification Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds certifications in Myers Briggs and the Hogan leaderships series. Laura is actively involved in her community and volunteers regularly at the Second Harvest Food Bank. She lives in the Orlando area with her husband and three children.
Chief Compliance Officer
Deeley was promoted to her current position in January 2020. In this new role, Deeley is responsible for the oversight and management of the company’s compliance and ethics program, including all compliance initiatives, internal audits, and training.
Deeley started her career at Maxim in 2010 as vice president of Clinical Services for the North region. Since joining us, she has played a pivotal role, serving as a clinical sponsor for the Vision rollout, overhauling Orientation and Competency policies and procedures, developing the first Simulation Training Center, and implementing region-specific clinical quality initiatives to improve patient care. Prior to joining Maxim Healthcare Services, Deeley was the General Manager of Critical Care Systems from 2003 to 2010 where she was responsible for the profit and loss of the Maryland/DC office as well as business planning, recruiting and hiring of clinical and operations teams and for policy and procedure implementation.
Deeley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Duke University, as well as a Master of Science degree with a concentration in nursing and health policy and minor focus in nursing of children from the University of Maryland.
Chief Information Officer
As a proven leader in Information Technology with over 20 years of experience, Richard has been helping Maxim in digital transformation with keen insight and creative ideas. As Chief Information Officer, he supports Maxim Healthcare Services’ strategic initiatives, and oversees the Information Services department and Marketing department. He is dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement and developing and delivering IT solutions integrating with business processes and needs.
Richard has been with Maxim for 12 years playing an instrumental role in leading Maxim’s technology strategy and roadmap. He has enabled Maxim to make tremendous strides in our ability to align technology with business processes and client needs, and has led the development and implementation of our current core applications.
Richard received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School.