Thrive Team

Sheri Rose ~CEO & Executive Director

Sheri co founded the Thrive Center after retiring from AT&T where she held positions in Regulatory and as Director of Sales for the Government, Education and Medical markets.  In addition, she served as a government lobbyist and received the 1999 Computerworld Smithsonian Award for her work on the Kentucky Information Highway, a public private partnership project.

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Board of Directors

Mary Furlong ~President & CEO, Mary Furlong and Associates

Mary Furlong, Ed.D, MFA’s president and CEO, is a leading authority on the longevity marketplace. She has guided the business development and marketing strategies of leading corporations, emerging companies, and nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years.

Mary Haynes, RN, MS, MSN, CNHA ~CEO, Nazareth Home

As CEO of the Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2001, Ms. Haynes is an active advocate for innovation in long term care. Haynes was voted Administrator of the Year by her peers in 2003 and is past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, Kentucky chapter.   She is a leader in Kentucky’s Coalition for Person Centered Care.

Nancy LeaMond ~Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP

As AARP’s chief advocacy and engagement officer, Nancy LeaMond has responsibility for driving the organization’s social mission on behalf of Americans 50-plus and their families. Nancy leads government affairs and legislative campaigns for AARP, widely seen as one of the most powerful advocacy organizations in the country.

Phil Marshall ~President & CEO, Hosparus Health

Since 2006, Phil Marshall has served as president and CEO of Hosparus Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care providers in the nation. Under his leadership, the organization has grown to serve nearly 7,000 patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses in 33 counties in Kentucky and Indiana.

John Reinhart ~Co-founder and Board Member

John is a serial entrepreneur and currently a co-founder of Academic Platforms, an on-line technology company, specializing in clinical education for the senior market. Previously John co-founded two innovation acceleration services groups. He has served in various executive roles including
CEO of a nurse practitioner medical group,

Marc D Rothman, MD, CMD ~Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Healthcare

Dr. Rothman serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., where he oversees the
company’s quality and physician strategies nationwide.

Joe Steier ~President, CEO & Co-Founder, Signature Healthcare

E. Joseph Steier (Joe) Steier, III is the President & CEO and Co-Founder of Signature HealthCARE (SHC), one of the nation’s leading long-term care, rehabilitation and health care providers with 125 locations in 11 states and some 18,000 employees.

Jonathan Karl ~ CDW Healthcare Sales Director

Jonathan served as a founding member of CDW Healthcare. He is responsible for
the strategic leadership and development of the sales management team that covers the
Eastern United States, as well as the direction and development of CDW Healthcare’s
Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care / Senior Living IT adoption and integration programs.

Gregory S. Weishar ~ PharMerica Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Weishar has served as PharMerica Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer since January 14,
2007. He has over 20 years experience in the pharmacy services industry. Prior to joining the
Company, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of PharmaCare Management Services, a
prescription benefit management firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CVS Corporation, since

Benjamin Moore ~ Project Manager, Department of Economic Development

For nearly three years now, Ben has proudly served as an Economic Development project manager for
his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. With a previous focus on logistics and eCommerce, Ben has had
the privilege of assisting companies like UPS, EY and W. W. Grainger, in everything from locating or
expanding operations to renaming streets.

Tammy York Day ~ President and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

Tammy is a proven tenured leader with cultivated experiences in all aspects of operations, marketing and strategy. She is the co-founder of the Unbridled Eve Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed to hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for selected non-profit beneficiaries and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally.

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Legal Counsel

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Tad Myre


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