ROBERT H. FISH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Robert Fish, a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sector, joined Skilled Healthcare as Chief Executive Officer in November of 2013.
During his career, Mr. Fish has served as Chairman, President, or CEO of a number of successful companies focusing his efforts on driving operational improvements and increased shareholder value. From 2008 to 2012 he served as Chairman of REACH Medical Holdings, a regional air medical transport company; from 2005 to 2006 he served as Executive Chairman of Coram, Inc., a large home infusion provider; and from 2002 to 2004 he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Health Ventures, a long-term care and institutional pharmacy company.
Mr. Fish has also served as an independent director of public and private sector companies including service as chairman, lead director, and chair of executive, compensation, and compliance committees.
Mr. Fish holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Whittier College, and a Masters degree in Hospital Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
JOSE C. LYNCH
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jose Lynch is a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience the long-term care industry. Jose’s career began as a nursing home administrator with Beverly Enterprises in 1992. He joined Skilled Healthcare in 2002 as President and Chief Operating Officer where he continues to oversee the long-term care operations of over 100 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in eight states. Prior to joining Skilled Healthcare, Jose served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Officer of the Western Region for Mariner Post-Acute Network, Regional Vice President of Operations for the Western Region for Mariner Post-Acute Network, and Vice President of Operations at Country Villa Health Services.
In addition to his long-term care oversight for Skilled Healthcare, Jose was named President of Hallmark Rehabilitation, LLC, the ancillary rehabilitation business of Skilled Healthcare. He was appointed to the Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. Board of Directors in December of 2005.
Mr. Lynch earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton. He previously served as Multi-Facility Chair for the California Association of Health Facilities and is a former member of their board of directors.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL, AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Mr. Rapp was appointed General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Skilled Healthcare, LLC in March of 2002. He has more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare and legal sectors. Mr. Rapp was previously the Managing Partner of the law firm of Rapp, Kiepen and Harman, and was Chief Financial Officer for Vintage Estates, both based in Pleasanton, California. His law practice centered on healthcare law and primarily focused on long-term care based on his prior experience as nursing home administrator and director of operations for a small nursing home chain.
Mr. Rapp’s involvement in the healthcare community includes past Chairman of the Board for the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), and past Board member for the American Health Care Association (AHCA). He is also the recipient of CAHF’s most esteemed Thomas Spindle Award for his contributions to the long-term care profession. He is currently a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Rapp earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and his Juris Doctorate and Masters of Law in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
JOHN T. MITCHELL, ESQ.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
John Mitchell joined Skilled Healthcare in January 2011. John came to Skilled Healthcare from an international law firm where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate, and securities matters. He represented public and private companies as well as private equity funds in a number of industries including healthcare, semiconductors, software, retail, professional services, and gaming, among others.
Mr. Mitchell received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and he received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
CHRISTOPHER N. FELFE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Chris Felfe is a CPA with over 20 years of experience, including over 15 years in senior executive roles. Chris joined Skilled Healthcare in September of 2006 as Controller and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in August of 2007.
Chris’s professional financial background includes Corporate Controller of Sybron Dental Specialties, a manufacturer of products for the dental profession, including the specialty markets of orthodontics, endodontics, and implantology; and Corporate Controller of Datum, a supplier of precise timing solutions for telecommunications and other applications. Prior to joining Datum, Chris worked for Ameriquest for nine years and Deloitte & Touche for three years.
Chris attained his BA degree in Economics in 1987 from UCLA. Chris is an active member of Financial Executives International.