Management Team

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Joe Degati

Chief Information Officer

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

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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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Gil Kochman

Chief Financial Officer

With 25 years in healthcare technology, finance and operations, Gil is responsible for leading all finance, revenue cycle, legal, compliance and admin functions.

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Chris Lukasiak

Chief Revenue 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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Linda Pauley

Senior Vice President, Operations

Linda is responsible for the teams supporting our clients through implementation and delivery of care in hospitals and long term care.

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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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Andrew Rosenzweig, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Post Acute

Andrew is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and a board-certified, fellowship-trained geriatric psychiatrist who leads our teams across long term care facilities and home care settings.

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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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