Leadership Team

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Joe Degati

Chief Information Officer

Joe is responsible for the strategic technology direction of the company, including product management/development, data, infrastructure, and information security.

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Michael Golinkoff, PhD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer, Post Acute

Michael is a seasoned healthcare executive with 30+ years of professional experience. He is recognized for identifying new business models that facilitate the next generation of healthcare and leads our clinical teams across the continuum of care settings.

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Phil Knudsen

President and Co-Founder

Phil co-founded Forefront Telecare and its predecessor companies Forefront Behavioral Telecare, LLC and AgeServe Communications, LLC.

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Chris Lukasiak

Chief Growth Officer

With 25 years in healthcare Chris leads our commercial efforts responsible for sales, marketing, delivery and client support operations.

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Paul Merrick

Chief Operating Officer

Paul leads our operations teams coordinating the strategic management of care delivery and optimization of customer success infrastructure.

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Rob Rebak

Chief Executive Officer

A 25-year healthcare veteran, Rob is a mission-driven leader responsible for Forefront Telecare’s vision, growth and value creation.

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James Rush, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Acute

James leads our provider teams in acute care settings and is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, Clinical Staff for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

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Brad Veach

Vice President, Marketing

Brad leads our marketing department and is responsible for developing and implementing Forefront Telecare’s overall marketing strategy to drive growth and awareness.

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Jennifer Wilson-Rouyer

Vice President, Care Delivery

Jennifer leads our care delivery teams responsible for emergency and long term care settings.

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Marcel Wright

Vice President, Care Delivery

With two decades of leadership experience in behavioral health, Marcel leads our care delivery team for inpatient hospital and unit care settings.

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