Mr. McKnight, age 43, joined the Company in August of 2012 as Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member effective July 9, 2018.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McKnight served as Chief Financial Officer of NuScriptRX. Mr. McKnight joined NuScriptRX in May 2009 in a senior financial role and was promoted to CFO in 2010. He served as Vice President, Corporate Controller from July 2005 to January 2009 at Take Care Health Systems, Employer Solutions Group, and its predecessor company I-trax, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. McKnight served as Director of Financial Reporting and Quality Assurance at American HomePatient, Inc., as Audit Manager with Ernst & Young LLP, and with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. McKnight received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University and is a certified public accountant licensed in multiple states.
Leslie joined Diversicare, as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Prior to that, she served nineteen years with Golden Living in multiple leadership positions, including Director of Operations, VP of Operations, Division President and Senior Vice President of Operations.
Leslie has vast leadership experience in the post-acute skilled nursing and rehabilitation sector. She is skilled at building and leading teams, resulting in performance at extraordinary levels. She has a keen financial acumen with experience managing multiple businesses. Leslie is passionate about the patients and residents in our care. She is a strong clinician with a history of collaborating effectively to achieve the best possible patient care and business outcomes.
Leslie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy/Therapist from The University of Texas Health Science Center. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Kerry joined Diversicare, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, in September 2018. He has more than twenty years of finance and accounting leadership experience in healthcare and public accounting.
Prior to joining Diversicare, Kerry served for six years as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health care providers. Kerry also spent seven years, collectively, at M*Modal and its predecessors. He served as Vice President and Corporate Controller, after being promoted from Director of Accounting and SEC Reporting. Earlier in his career, Kerry served in leadership roles in audit and assurance with both Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Kerry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Memphis.