Our Team

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Tom Koutsoumpas

CEO, Capital Caring Health

Tom Koutsoumpas serves as President and CEO for Capital Caring Health. He is a highly-respected expert in the healthcare arena, and has particular expertise in hospice, advanced illness care and long-term care.

In addition to his role at Capital Caring Health, Tom serves as founding member of Healthsperien, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting and legal services firm focused on strategic issues operating at the intersection of public policy, business strategy and government affairs. Tom also co-founded and currently co-chairs the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), an organization dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. In addition, Tom serves as President and CEO of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation.

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Eric de Jonge

Chief of Geriatrics,
Capital Caring Health

Eric De Jonge, M.D., is one of the nation’s most renowned physicians specializing in geriatrics. As Chief of Geriatrics, he is leading efforts to build an array of health services for elders with advanced illness, including Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC), Social Services, and other needed senior health services.

Dr. De Jonge served as President of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine from 2017 to 2019 and Co-Chair of the AAHCM Public Policy Committee. He previously served as Executive Director of the MedStar House Call Program and Director of Geriatrics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

He was named National House Call Physician of the Year by the AAHCM in 2003. and in 2007, Dr. De Jonge helped develop and advocate for a Medicare reform law called Independence at Home (IAH) to advance the field of home care medicine and reduce Medicare costs. The IAH demonstration began in 2012 and Dr. De Jonge directed a successful IAH site at MedStar Health for seven years.

A native of Chicago, Dr. De Jonge graduated with honors from Stanford University and from the Yale School of Medicine. He trained in primary care internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview and completed fellowships in health policy at Georgetown and Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins. He is on the teaching faculty at Georgetown School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Gary Bacher

Chief of Strategy,
Policy and Legal Affairs,
Capital Caring Health

In his new role, Gary will direct efforts to determine how best to improve all aspects of advanced illness and hospice care throughout Capital Caring Health and on a national level.

 

Gary most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation where he was responsible for directing the development of new models and initiatives to improve and refine value-based care. For more than a decade, he has led efforts in health care improvement, operating at the intersection of public policy, law, regulatory affairs and business development.  Gary is widely recognized as a national expert on a broad range of health plans, encompassing providers, employers, state-based exchanges and government organizations.  He has also served as a policy and legal advisor on issues including fraud and abuse, antitrust, HIPAA, government payment systems, and FDA rules and regulations.

 

Gary also served on active military duty from 1996-2000, as Assistant to the Army General Counsel and during that period assisted at the White House Counsel’s Office.  He holds a JD from Stanford Law School, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA from Georgetown University.

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Rebecca Ramsay

CEO, Housecall Providers

Rebecca brings a wealth of health care knowledge, leadership skills and passion to her role as chief executive officer of Housecall Providers. The former executive director of Population Health Partnerships for CareOregon, Rebecca earned a nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s in Public Health from Portland State University.

During her 12 years with CareOregon, she collaborated with a broad array of community stakeholders to create innovative population health programs and care transformation initiatives. Rebecca served for 6 years as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), making major contributions to the framework and curriculum of IHI’s “Better Health, Lower Cost” national learning collaborative. She was selected to work alongside national leaders in the “Complex Care Innovation Lab” hosted by the Center for Health Care Strategies to build more-effective models of caring for high-risk, high-need individuals.  Rebecca currently serves as the co-chair for the Academy of Home Care Medicine’s Legislative and Policy Committee and serves on the Board of the Home Centered Care Institute.

Throughout her public health career, Rebecca has focused on improving care and addressing inequities faced by vulnerable and underserved populations. She relies on her years of experience integrating proactive data, behavioral health services and chronic disease resources to bring the best possible care and services to patients with complex needs.

In her free time, Rebecca loves to garden and cook, enjoys international travel and is passionate about watching her son play college baseball.  As an avid cyclist, she’s always looking for the next big hill to climb.

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Anthony Evans

President, Pure Healthcare

Anthony serves as President of Pure Healthcare and will focus his efforts on ensuring that this first-of-its-kind care model will be a welcome resource for those facing complex medical conditions, chronic illnesses and quality-of-life issues. Anthony is dedicated to integrated health services and the care of individuals in our communities.

Karen Rubel Center for Compassionate Care Nathan Adelson Hospice

Karen Rubel

CEO, Center for Compassionate Care and Nathan Adelson Hospice

Karen Rubel currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Nathan Adelson Hospice. She joined the organization in 2007 as the Vice President for Development. She has extensive experience in major gifts fundraising and building development programs, along with strong leadership skills and strategic planning abilities. 

In addition to Ms. Rubel’s ongoing efforts managing programs she has overseen several major construction projects. In 2008, Ms. Rubel finalized funding efforts to build an Adult Day Care in Henderson on land donated to Nathan Adelson Hospice. In 2012, she managed construction of a $2.6 million, 18-bed inpatient unit in the MountainView Medical Office Building. Most recently, in 2014, she managed a major renovation in the inpatient facility on Swenson, built in 1982. 

Ms. Rubel has been influential in developing programs to enhance the experience of the hospice’s patients and their loved ones.  Aside from leading the hospice team in forging relationships with large donors and health care entities, she has been instrumental in enhancing hospice operations and community outreach programs. Her accomplishments are tremendous, with thousands of individuals in the Southern Nevada community being helped at a sensitive time in their lives.

Ms. Rubel also achieved a milestone by recently overseeing the team that developed iRefer DR, the first, national “customized hospice app” for medical professionals.

Prior to working for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, Ms. Rubel served as Director of Advancement for the Nevada Community Foundation in Las Vegas. She also spent five successful years at University of Nevada Las Vegas as the Director of Development for three different colleges: Fine Arts, Education, and Health Sciences. 

Ms. Rubel earned a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.A. in Administration from Dominican University in Illinois. She is a graduate of the Thayer Institute with a Master’s in Leadership Arts and Sciences. Her professional and community accomplishments include serving as Membership Chair for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, member of the Board of Directors for The Unforgettables Foundation, Chair of the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, an inaugural member of the HRC Las Vegas Steering Committee, member of the Board of Directors for The Center and a 2018 Jameson Fellow. She is listed as one the 2015 Women to Watch by Vegas Inc., recognized as one of 10 Women Who Mean Business by the Las Vegas Business Press in 2012, and graduated Leadership Las Vegas in 2011.

Samira Beckwith Hope Healthcare and Hope Visiting Nurses

Samira Beckwith

CEO, Hope Healthcare
and Hope Visiting Nurses

Dr. Beckwith’s expertise and commitment to quality care is acknowledged throughout the state of Florida and nationally. She was appointed to The White House Conference on Aging and recently took part in a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Governor Scott appointed Dr. Beckwith to the Board of Directors for the Florida Center for Nursing and his transition team. Governor Jeb Bush described Dr. Beckwith as “a visionary who provides leadership on a local and national level – passionate about ensuring the highest quality of service,” after she served on his Long-Term Care Advisory Committee.

As a dedicated champion for palliative care and end of life issues, Dr. Beckwith served as Chair for both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. In addition, she is the Founding President of the Florida PACE Association and a Founding Director of the National Hospice Work Group.

Dr. Beckwith’s leadership, career accomplishments, and commitment to diversity have also been honored. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, bestowed upon distinguished Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Beckwith was also awarded The Ohio State Alumni Association’s highest recognition, The Medalist Award, presented to alumni who have gained national or international distinction in a chosen field.

Dr. Beckwith was granted a Doctor of Humane Letters by Southwest Florida College and holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University, where she served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Debbie Shumway Hospice of the Valley

Debbie Shumway

Executive Director,
Hospice of the Valley
and Geriatric Solutions

Debbie assumed the top position in 2016 after serving the agency since 1994, overseeing clinical care, finance, fund development, volunteers, bereavement, information services and the thrift stores. During that period, the agency grew from serving 140 patients a day with 120 staff members and a $5 million budget to supporting 3,000 patients a day with 1,400 staff and a $130 million budget. A certified public accountant, Shumway was named Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the nonprofit category by the Arizona chapter of Financial Executives International.

Chuck Lee Cornerstone Hospice

Chuck Lee

CEO, Cornerstone Health Services

Chuck Lee was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone in 2013. With a background of over a decade of executive-level hospice experience Chuck has developed strategic plans for Cornerstone’s expansion into new markets and leads the visioning process for new services that will better the life of patients who choose Cornerstone. As CEO, Chuck is also very active in meeting with donors to share the opportunities for support our staff of hospice and palliative care professionals. Mr. Lee is also experienced in Clinical Pastoral Education and is a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. While being active in various community activities Chuck has long been a very positive influence on young people as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 277 in Mount Dora, FL, which is part of the Lake District and Central Florida Council.

Our Governing Board

  • Gary Bacher, Chief of Strategy, Policy and Legal Affairs, Capital Caring Health 
  • Rebecca Ramsey, CEO, Housecall Providers 
  • Anthony Evans, President, Pure Healthcare 
  • Karen Rubel, CEO, Center for Compassionate Care and Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • Samira Beckwith, CEO, Hope Healthcare and Hope Visiting Nurses 
  • Debbie Shumway, Executive Director, Hospice of the Valley and Geriatric Solutions
  • Chuck Lee, CEO, Cornerstone Health Services
  • Medicare representative and customer advocate, to be determined

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