Our Leadership

Bill Butz- President, CEOBill Butz 
President, Chief Executive Officer 

 As CEO, Bill is responsible for the overall direction of the organization and development of high-level strategies that align with the company’s purpose, mission, and guiding principles.

Bill brings years of leadership experience in the healthcare and staffing services 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 exceed 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 mater, McDaniel College. During his service, he was instrumental in helping to develop and implement a robust career recruiting program for the college. He is now on the school's board of trustees. 

Bill is a certified public accountant 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 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. He has also served as treasurer at his local church.

Ray Carbone- SVP, Chief Financial OfficerRay Carbone 
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. 


Deeley Middleton- SVP of Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement Deeley Middleton   
Chief Compliance Officer and SVP of Quality

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. 


Rob Gehman- SVP of Continuous Improvement Rob Gehman, Jr.   
Chief Innovation Officer  

In this role, he is responsible for applying a common philosophy of best practices to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness through system implementation, identification of opportunities for improvement, facilitation of team decision-making sessions, supporting change that will lead to greater clinical patient outcomes, and leading our Field Support and Centralized Services teams. 

Rob brings nearly 20 years of industry experience, including several years as vice president of Finance here at Maxim. Prior to joining our team, he served as vice president of Finance at Erickson Living for three years. He was responsible for the auditing, billing, collection, and cash functions for more than 10 post-acute services lines. In 2011, Rob received Erickson’s inaugural leadership award, which is given to leaders that best reflect the values of respect and caring, diversity, friendliness and enthusiasm, integrity, responsibility, excellence, and teamwork. He also served in a number of financial and operational leadership roles at Aerotek over a nine-year period. As a director of Finance, he established the Operational Services department at Aerotek, which focuses on driving on-going projects and initiatives that provide efficiency and value to the organization.

In 2000, Rob established a non-profit staffing organization that provided temporary jobs, lunches, transportation, and support to formerly homeless men in Baltimore City. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Towson University and a master’s degree in finance from Loyola University Maryland.

TJ Lisa- SVP, General Counsel and Secretary TJ Lisa 
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

TJ began working with Maxim in November of 2009 and brings more than 25 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.


Kevin Apperson- Chief Information Officer Kevin Apperson 
SVP, Information Services

As SVP of Information Services, Kevin 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 more than 30 years of proven experience in IT leadership, infrastructure development, and process improvement. Prior to joining us, 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, 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 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 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. He 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.

Kellie Lanier- SVP of Clinical OperationsKellie Lanier  
SVP, Clinical Operations   

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. 


Bart Kelly- SVP of Human Resources and Organizational Development Bart Kelly 
SVP, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Bart joined our team in June of 2014. He is responsible for the direction of human resources strategies focused on fulfilling Maxim’s mission to be the employer, provider, and partner of choice in the healthcare services industry. Bart oversees benefits programs, HRIS, internal recruiting, training and development, talent management, internal communications, The Maxim Centers of Excellence, and employee relations operations.

Bart brings more than 25 years of strategic professional experience, having served at several staffing, human resources, and financial organizations. His senior leadership history includes running enterprise-wide operational and financial initiatives, managing human resources and financial teams, and building and improving key stakeholder relationships.

Prior to joining Maxim, Bart served as the director of Financial Operations at Aerotek, Allegis Group Inc.’s largest operating company. While there, the regions he managed grew to over $1.8 billion in revenue. He was instrumental in managing programs to increase employee diversity and retention and improve organizational knowledge through a structured professional mentorship program. Prior to Aerotek, Bart served in senior leadership roles for HFS Benefits, the Mather Companies, T. Rowe Price, and The Country Club of Maryland.

Bart is a certified public accountant and received his Master of Business Administration (finance) and Bachelor of Business Administration (accounting) degrees from Loyola University Maryland. He lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and two children. He has served as president of his community swim club, as a member of the Loyola University Accounting Advisory Board, and currently volunteers as a coach for Baltimore Tennis Patrons. Bart was an NCAA Division I athlete in both tennis and cross country. He is still an avid runner, having completed more than 20 marathons and an Ironman Triathlon.


Jarrod DePriest- SVP of Operations Jarrod DePriest   
SVP, Operations   

Jarrod was promoted to his current position in August 2016. In this role, he sets the strategic and operational direction of the business in conjunction with CEO and SVP partners. Additionally, Jarrod identifies and leads operational excellence initiatives that add value, drive consistency and improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Jarrod is also responsible for the overall compliance with all federal, state, and accreditation bodies, and helps to ensure company-wide compliance with Maxim policy and procedures. 

A career-long Maxim employee, Jarrod now has more than 20 years of experience with our company. He started his career at Maxim as a healthcare recruiter in the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, offices in 1998. After successfully recruiting for the company in his first year, he was quickly promoted to an accounts manager in 1999, an account executive in 2001, and a regional account manager in 2002. He became the western region vice president in 2010, where he served as a vital influencer of the region’s strategic development and growth.

Jarrod is a current member of the board of directors for Whitney Ranch Charitable Foundation – Strokes4Hope, and previously served on the board of the California Association for Health Services at Home. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Allegheny College in 1995, where he was a four-year member of the men’s varsity baseball team. He received his master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1997.