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Michael Kotzen

President/CEO, MBA, FACHE

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Gene Rodgers

Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, MSW

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Laurie McDaniel

Chief Financial Officer, MPA

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Laura Fortier

Chief Human Resources Officer, MBA

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Richard Edwards

Regional Vice President, North Carolina, MS

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Tina Engleman

Regional Vice President, Florida

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Michael Kotzen

President/CEO, MBA, FACHE

Michael is the President of Community Based Care, LLC (“CBC”) and is also a member of CBC’s Board of Directors.

Michael is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategy of CBC while ensuring the delivery of the highest quality service to CBC’s clients and families. Michael is driven to expand CBC’s reach so that more clients can benefit from CBC’s promise of customer focus, commitment to quality and dedication to its well- trained, outstanding staff.

Michael brings more than twenty-five years of diverse healthcare leadership experience. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and a MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Michael is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Gene Rodgers

Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, MSW

Gene Rodgers is the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development of
Community Based Care (CBC), as well as a member of the CBC Board of Directors.

Mr. Rodgers provides the overall strategy for the agency as well as focuses on marketing, business development, rapid growth, and managing multiple acquisitions through the closings.

Mr. Rodgers leads the marketing and business development teams in North Carolina and surrounding southeast states. He is personally involved in the acquisitions from identifying a target, to valuation and all the way through to closing working with financial and legal professionals and executing the deal.

Mr. Rodgers has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UNC- Wilmington, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a veteran in the field of behavioral health and, more specifically, services for the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (I/DD). Since 1992, Mr. Rodgers has risen to progressively higher executive level positions in the industry.

Since 2000, Mr. Rodgers has been specifically focused on business development in the I/DD and Behavioral Health private provider space through both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.

Laurie McDaniel

Chief Financial Officer, MPA

Laurie McDaniel is the Chief Financial Officer of
Community Based Care (CBC).

Laurie McDaniel has worked in both the public and private sector for over 20 years with much of that experience being in finance. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University.

Ms. McDaniel worked for HomeCare Management Corporation for ten years as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer before joining Community Based Care as Chief Financial Officer.

Laura Fortier

Chief Human Resources Officer, MBA

Laura Fortier is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Community Based Care (CBC).

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Laura is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Human Resources including leadership development, workforce planning, talent management and planning, compensation and benefits and employee relations. Laura provides strategic leadership to HR ensuring alignment of strategies with the mission, vision and values of the Community Based Care family of providers.

Prior to joining CBC, Laura has served in HR in a number of leadership capacities during her career including healthcare, distribution and non-profit organizations.

Laura earned both her Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Business Administration from North Carolina State University.

Richard Edwards

Regional Vice President, North Carolina, MS

Richard Edwards is the North Carolina Regional Vice President of Community Based Care (CBC).

Richard Edwards joined CBC in early 2017 with over twenty years’ experience in behavioral healthcare in North Carolina. Over his career, Richard has worked in and overseen a wide range of facility-based and community-based programs and settings, serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and mental health challenges. Areas of special interest include program operations, quality management, and process improvement.

In addition to his work in the non-profit and for-profit service sectors, Richard has worked as a consultant reviewer for a national accreditation agency, done public policy work on behalf of provider associations, and is an active volunteer in his local community.

Tina Engleman

Regional Vice President, Florida

Tina Engleman is the Florida Regional Vice President of Community Based Care (CBC).

Tina Engleman joined CBC in 2019 with over thirty years’ experience in the human services field. Tina graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Over her career, Tina has worked in and overseen a wide range of facility-based and community-based programs, serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities as well as brain and spinal cord injury in the state of Florida.

Tina’s career interests have focused on implementing processes for strong team development, quality improvement and building efficiencies into service delivery designs.

Over her career Tina has remained a strong advocate for personal care staff and service recipients through membership in professional trade organizations such as Florida Association for Rehabilitation Facilities and ANCOR.

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