Senior Leadership Profiles
Kyle A. Bohannon
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kyle previously served as President of FastMed Urgent Care after joining the company in 2010. Under his leadership, FastMed expanded from nine to more than 100 clinics in just four years, with more than one million patients treated annually. In addition to FastMed’s multi-state organic growth initiative, Kyle has led multiple acquisitions, including Texan Urgent Care, Carolina Quick Care, Advanced Urgent Care, Urgent Care Express, Urgent Cares of America, and the sale of FastMed to leading private equity firm ABRY Partners.
Throughout his career, Kyle has held leadership positions in the healthcare and private equity sectors, with responsibilities including operations, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. Kyle spent multiple years in the private equity industry with HarbourVest Partners, LLC in both Europe and the United States. Upon joining HarbourVest’s Boston-based direct investment group, he relocated to London to help establish the firm’s international direct investment team. His leadership responsibilities included identifying and managing leveraged buyout and growth equity investments and teams across multiple industries.
Earlier in his career, Kyle spent several years in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, where he focused on both mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College, where he was a four-year member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team.
Kyle serves on the Board of Directors for FastMed, as well as Dermatology Associates, a multi-state practice that is majority owned by ABRY Partners. Kyle is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of Great Hearts Academy. He is the executive sponsor of FastMed Cares, the company’s philanthropic committee and is active with the Special Olympics organization and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.
Christopher M. Bird
Chief Operating Officer
Chris previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tenet Healthcare-owned Phoenix Baptist Hospital and Arizona Heart Hospital. Prior to joining Tenet, Chris was the CEO of ReachOut Healthcare America, the largest national provider of administrative support services to affiliated dentists in the mobile dental industry with operations in 24 states. Chris also served as President of RehabCare, the largest contract therapy services company in the U.S. with $1.3 billion in annual revenue and 20,000 employees throughout 2,000 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities spanning 46 states. Earlier in his career, Chris served as Vice President of Operations, Outpatient Services Division with Tenet Healthcare and as Western Divisional Vice President for DaVita HealthCare Partners.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University, a Master of Public Health with a Health Policy and Management concentration from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Carrie A. Demery
Senior Vice President, Operations
Carrie previously served as Vice President of Operations in Arizona since the completion of the Advanced Urgent Care acquisition in 2014. With 27 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Carrie has developed an impressive background in the urgent care industry. She also gained significant experience in curriculum development during her tenure as Director of Allied Medical Programs for Kaplan University. Carrie holds leadership responsibility for patient services, operations, training programs, financial performance and administration throughout the Arizona and Texas urgent care clinic portfolios. Carrie successfully led the FastMed Arizona and Texas clinic integrations.
Carrie is a graduate of the Pacific College of Nursing. She also earned teaching credentials for Allied Healthcare from the State of California.
Sami F. Elbadramany
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Sami previously served as Vice President of Corporate Development of MD Now Urgent Care, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. In this role, he led acquisition efforts and new clinic development, creating a network of urgent care centers across South Florida.
Prior to MD Now, Sami worked in the private equity industry at Brockway, Moran and Partners, where he spent significant time focused on the urgent care industry and the broader healthcare services sector. He began his career in mergers and acquisitions as an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sami earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance, with a minor in Entrepreneurship from University of Florida in Gainesville.
Robert W. Hutchison, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Robert W. Hutchison most recently served as CFO for U.S. HealthWorks, a national medical group comprised of urgent care, occupational medicine and specialty providers and practices. As a member of the senior leadership team, he was critical in growing the organization, including the acquisition of more than 85 provider practices through 40 transactions, as well as negotiated the sale of the company in 2006 to a private equity consortium comprised of AIG Altaris Health Partners, Dynamic Healthcare Solutions, Salix Ventures and Three Arch Partners. In 2012, Hutchison led the sale of U.S. HealthWorks to Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation.
A Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), Robert has more than 20 years of finance experience in the healthcare industry, including CFO roles in both private equity-backed as well as publicly held companies. Prior to entering healthcare, he served in the United States Navy for six years.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from University of Alabama, where he also received his Master of Arts in Finance. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Stacey R. Gouzenne, MD, FACEP
National Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Gouzenne came to FastMed with a wealth of experience and is familiar with all aspects of medical care in our system. She is outcomes oriented and process driven, and was instrumental in the transition to the new streamlined and accurate documentation process. Dr. Gouzenne is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and spent 20 years in the ED setting. In addition to providing direct patient care, she acted as ED Medical Director and Chair of Emergency Services at several hospitals where she developed QA processes, streamlined patient throughput, and acted as liaison to all ancillary and hospital-based services.
She also served as EMS Medical Director and SWAT Medic Director, developing a stepwise feedback process—a sophisticated approach to airway management. Dr. Gouzenne was instrumental in obtaining approval from county commissioners for the addition of new ambulance units to the community. She transitioned to Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, acting as the Regional Medical Director for multiple states where she and her team were responsible for the financial viability of nine practices. Dr. Gouzenne has worked with mid-level providers, including paramedical personnel across all medical settings, and is focused on ensuring that providers are supported clinically in their service to patients and the delivery of superior medical care.
Jessica D. Pendola
Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Jessica has held numerous healthcare compliance leadership positions throughout her career, including Associate Compliance Officer for Duke University Health System and Compliance Educator for OhioHealth. Jessica joined the company in 2012 and immediately led the initiative to position FastMed as the first and largest non-hospital based urgent care group to obtain The Joint Commission Ambulatory Care System Accreditation distinction.
Jessica earned both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
Jan G. Pickett, FNP-BC
Senior Vice President of Operations, North Carolina
Jan previously served as Vice President of Provider Relations for Western North Carolina and has been a practicing board certified family nurse practitioner (“FNP”) at FastMed since joining the organization in 2012. She has also served as a Practice Manager with FastMed in Charlotte and Statesville.
Jan has 35 years of medical experience specializing in emergency medicine, urgent care and occupational medicine and is certified in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Prior to joining FastMed, Jan was a clinic provider at Concentra. She previously served as a co-owner and FNP at ReGen, PLLC, providing inpatient and outpatient management of complex wounds and hyperbaric treatments.
Jan is a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force Reserves (“USAF”) and will retire in April 2016 with 25 years of military service. She transferred to the USAF from the North Carolina Air National Guard, where she was a flight nurse for 22 years. Jan earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University.
Jeffrey B. Rosenthal
Senior Vice President, Technology
Jeffrey previously served as Chief Information Officer for LMI Solutions. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions in the real estate, security, consulting and education sectors, specializing in IT infrastructure, security, software development, project management and governance. Jeffrey also served as Director of IT with IDT911, Director of Technology Infrastructure and Information Systems with Tempe Union High School District, Director of IT Infrastructure with Carrington Colleges Group and Corporate Director of IT with Apollo College.
Jeffrey received his Master of Business Administration from University of Arizona and Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. He serves as an Advisory Board member for Gateway Academy, a K-12 primary school for children with Asperger's Syndrome.