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Daniel J. Starck has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2015. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Starck served as the Chief Executive Officer of our home respiratory therapy and home medical equipment segment since he joined the Company in April 2012 and became one of our Directors in December 2013. Prior to joining us, from 2006 to 2012, Mr. Starck served as Chief Executive Officer of CorVel Corporation (“CorVel”), an Orange County, California-based national provider of industry-leading workers’ compensation solutions for employers, third-party administrators, insurance companies, and government agencies seeking to control costs and promote positive outcomes. Mr. Starck joined CorVel in 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer after serving Apria and a predecessor company in a series of progressively more responsible operations roles from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Starck holds a B.S. in Business from San Diego State University in California.
Debra L. Morris has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since March 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Morris served as Chief Financial Officer—Americas for SITEL Worldwide Corporation from February 2010 to February 2013. Prior to that she served as a Partner of Tatum LLC from 2004 to 2010 and as a Director from 2008 to 2010 and provided interim and permanent CFO services for companies contracted with Tatum LLC including LifeMasters Supported Selfcare and RelaDyne. From 1999 to 2002 she was Chief Financial Officer of Caliber Collision Centers. Ms. Morris spent the earlier part of her career in progressively more responsible roles with CB Richard Ellis, including as Executive Vice President—Global Marketing and Integration and Executive Vice President—Global Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Morris currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. Ms. Morris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.
Robert P. Walker has served as our Executive Vice President, Managed Care since April 2013. Prior to him assuming this role, Mr. Walker served as our Vice President of Sales from 1998 through 2002 and was later Chief Sales Officer for Poplar Healthcare and served as President of its Oncology testing division from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Walker previously served on the boards of Valet Waste and the Oklahoma State Alumni Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the board for University FanCards LLC and is a board member of Perfect Seven Sports and Canteen Investment group. Mr. Walker holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Oklahoma State University.
Michael-Bryant Hicks has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary since March 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hicks was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for Elanco Animal Health Incorporated from September 2018 to March 2021 and served as General Counsel of the Elanco Animal Health division of Lilly from May 2018 to September 2018. Prior to Elanco, Mr. Hicks served in various legal roles, including General Counsel at Mallinckrodt plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2016 to 2018, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Strategy at The Providence Service Corporation, a social services company, from 2014 to 2016 and as Assistant General Counsel at DaVita Inc., a health care company, from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Hicks holds a B.A., Psychology, with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and was also a Fulbright Scholar.
Angela Fyfe serves as our Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, which includes customer service, field shared services, marketing and product management. Ms. Fyfe brings over 25 years of executive experience in diverse industries including healthcare, financial services, and retail, serving in a variety of leadership positions within operations, customer care, sales, marketing, and client services. Ms. Fyfe joined Apria in 2016 as the Vice President, Customer Service Operations, and prior to joining Apria, she was the Chief Operating Officer for LIFENEXUS, a healthcare technology company. Ms. Fyfe earned her B.A. in marketing at the University of Tulsa and her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.
Mark E. Litkovitz has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer since January 2014. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Litkovitz led multiple areas of our IT organization after joining the company in 2009. Mr. Litkovitz previously spent 24 years in IT services, supporting organizations in multiple industries, serving in various technical, leadership, project and business development roles. Mr. Litkovitz holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Akron in Ohio.
Celina M. Scally has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2013 and has been with the Company since 1990. In her current role, Ms. Scally is responsible for managing all aspects of the Company’s human resources department. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Scally served the Company in progressively more responsible roles in the field organization in both billing and customer service, to Director, Customer Service and Training & Development to Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management. Ms. Scally holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Phoenix.
Executive Vice President, East Division
Bill Guidetti has over 25 years of healthcare experience. He currently leads Apria’s Sales and Operations for the eastern half of the United States in his role of Executive Vice President. Bill rejoined the Company in December 2011 as the Division Vice President of Operations, Central Division, responsible for driving financial and revenue cycle performance of field operations for 83 branch locations, as well as developing strategic market share expansion plans consistent with corporate initiatives. He previously served Apria for five years in progressively more responsible roles in region and division operations in central and mid-Atlantic United States. From 2004 to 2009, he held the role of Apria’s Division Vice President of Operations, North Central Division.
He has successfully led diverse service industry organizations with annual revenues from $3.5 million to $2 billion through improved performance, increasing enterprise value and reducing exposure to liabilities. From 2009 until joining Apria again, he was CEO of Total Sleep Diagnostic, Inc., a network of hospital-based sleep centers that provide diagnostic testing and treatment services for patients suffering from sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Bill holds a double Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, MA; and worked on his MBA at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Executive Vice President, Central Division
Jeff Newnham has more than 30 years in healthcare leadership across a range of sales, marketing, operations, and business development roles in North America and Europe. Jeff brings to Apria a diverse, global background across a range of sales, marketing, operations, and business development roles in North America and Europe. Most recently, as president of Phonak LLC, a global leader in hearing healthcare, he led the US business operations, capitalizing on emerging opportunities to grow the business year-over-year by more than $500 m. Additionally, he served as Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Alcon Management, a division of Novartis AG, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland. Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Executive Vice President, West DivisionNichola joined Apria from WellPoint/Anthem where she served as Staff Vice President, Medical Management. She is an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry in both publicly-traded and privately-held organizations, including a prior position as Vice President for LifeMasters Supported Self-Care, Inc., an interactive disease management company. From 1995 to 2004, Nikki worked in Apria Healthcare’s Northern California region in progressively more responsible and successful roles, including Branch Manager, Region Logistics Manager, Region Revenue Manager, and Regional Vice President of Operations. Her extensive knowledge spans such areas of focus as client account management, large-scale clinical and customer service call centers, field-based clinical community services, accounts receivable management, and logistics/field service operations.