Meet Our Team

JEFF FREEDMAN

Chief Executive Officer

Fortunate to have been in healthcare nearly his entire career, Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in various segments of post-acute healthcare, including mergers and acquisitions, sales, operations, finance and business development. Prior to founding Etairos Health, Jeff co-founded and was CEO of Salveo Specialty Pharmacy, a multi-regional specialty pharmacy company that eventually sold to Catamaran Corporation and became a unit of United Healthcare. Prior to that, Jeff held progressively senior positions at Amerita (home infusion therapy) and publicly traded RT-DME companies Rotech Healthcare, Apria Healthcare, and Lincare. Jeff is a native of Tampa, Florida and graduated from Duke University and Northwestern University School of Law.

RICHARD BUTLER

Chief Operating Officer

Richard has 28 years in various segments of post-acute healthcare including mergers and acquisitions, sales, corporate compliance and operations. Prior to joining Etairos Health, Richard held management positions with Palmetto GBA, Lincare, Apria Healthcare and OneTouch Direct. Richard’s focus is day to day operations of all aspects of the company, from implementing best practices and optimizing operational processes, to clinical compliance and managing operational metrics. Richard grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from The University of South Carolina.

MELISSA ROLLENHAGEN

Director of Clinical

Melissa has 19 years of clinical experience in acute and post-acute settings, with the majority of her career providing and overseeing services in home health care. She is passionate about providing top quality care to patients in the comfort and safety of their own home. Melissa graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Additionally, she is a certified case manager.

TIM HUDSON

Chief Financial Officer

Tim has 20+ years of experience in finance and accounting with financial leadership roles in the healthcare, pharmaceutical/biotech and medical industries with both public and privately held companies. Tim began his career with a regional public accounting firm (now RMS) in Atlanta. Since then Tim has served in financial leadership roles with HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), MDS Pharma Services (Publicly Traded Pharma division of MDS, Inc.), two multi sites/facilities behavioral health organizations and most recently as CFO of CoreRx, a private equity backed pharmaceutical company. Tim is a licensed CPA and graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS in Accounting and BBA in Finance.

SCOTT GEORGE

General Manager

Scott has over 15 years of leadership in customer service, contact center, marketing and healthcare. Prior to joining Etairos, Scott held management positions with Hobby Lobby, Run Fit Sports and OneTouch Direct. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Scott received his degree from Georgia College and State University.

CARMEN RIVERA-PAVONE

Senior Director of Operations

Carmen has over 25 years of healthcare experience, having started her career in Long Island, NY and then re-locating to Florida. Carmen has held several positions in operations and is currently the Senior Director of Operations of Etairos’ Utopia operations, where she has now been for 16 years. Carmen obtained her degree in Accounting.

BRETT RAGER

Vice President, Reimbursement and Billing

Brett has 20+ years of progressive leadership roles in healthcare revenue cycle management and operations. During those 20 years Brett has held positions with Apria Healthcare, Lincare and John Hancock. Brett is a Lakeland native, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

LEAH FOLK

Director of Training and Development

Leah started with Etairos’ Utopia Home Care division in 2009 and has held several positions in billing, office administration and operations. Leah started in Connecticut with Utopia Florida’s predecessor company and re-located to Florida in 2013, opening locations in Orlando and Sarasota for Utopia. Leah graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

NOREEN GUNNING

Controller

Noreen has over 25 years of Accounting and Finance experience. Early in her career, Noreen spent over 8 years in a financial leadership role with a Boston-based venture capital investment firm. More recently, Noreen was Controller for a government contractor located in Northern Virginia where she managed all aspects of the Accounting and Finance team worldwide operations while monitoring FAR compliance on numerous US government contracts. Originally from Massachusetts, Noreen relocated to St. Petersburg, FL in 1998. Noreen is a licensed CPA and holds a BA degree in Economics from Framingham State University and a BS degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

JULIE NEISINGER

Human Resources Manager

Julie has 12 years of experience in Human Resources and 8 years of experience in Records and Retention. Prior to joining Etairos Health she worked for One Touch Direct, the State or Washington, and the State of Florida. She is originally from Seattle, Washington.

Want to join our team?

Working in home health care is more than a career; it is a higher calling. You have been gifted with compassionate strength and it is time to turn your passion into a career you genuinely love. Take pride in the support you provide to patients, challenge yourself, and enjoy the rewarding nature of your work. Answer your hero’s calling and start transforming lives today.

Contact Us

For assessment. assessment@etairoshealth.com or (813) 988-7320

For corporate, (727) 614-8300.