President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard Ashworth is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Amedisys, Inc., the leading provider of quality home health, hospice, and high-acuity care services. Ashworth is a pharmacist and a highly respected and accomplished healthcare executive with expertise in driving transformational growth, large scale operations management, shaping public health policy, and creating shareholder value.
Ashworth was most recently President and CEO for Tivity Health, a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions for Medicare Advantage plans. Prior to Tivity Health, Ashworth facilitated the growth of Walgreens for nearly 30 years, transforming the company into a global leader in pharmacy and health and wellness. He started at Walgreens as a store clerk in 1992, and ultimately led as President, responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations including leadership, development, and management of the business.
Ashworth has spent his career focused on improving the health and well-being of others, with a passion for making a difference in the lives of customers and members. His experience includes navigating a rapidly changing healthcare landscape while serving a portfolio of large customers and individual consumers in the intensely competitive retail realm. Ashworth is an influential voice in public health policy and the future of healthcare and has shared his views at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
Acting Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Scott Ginn is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and oversees all aspects of the company’s financial operations, capital and financing strategy, public reporting and investor relations.
Mr. Ginn has been a leader of the Amedisys financial team for 15 years. Most recently, he served as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing all accounting operations, cost control systems and financial reporting. As Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Amedisys, Mr. Ginn played a pivotal role in leading financial operations and building strong relationships with analysts, lenders and shareholders. In his various roles, he helped oversee the growth of the company from a $500 million organization to $2 billion.
Prior to joining Amedisys, Mr. Ginn served as a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville, a professional accounting and business advisory firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
Chief People Officer
Adam Holton is Chief People Officer for Amedisys, responsible for enabling the culture, attraction, support and development of the people who provide superior quality of care during over 12 million patient visits annually.
Mr. Holton brings 20+ years of human resources leadership experience and possesses considerable C-suite experience. Prior to joining Amedisys, he served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at both Numotion, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, and CHS, Inc., a F100 diversified global agribusiness cooperative that creates connections to empower agriculture. He also held HR leadership roles with General Electric, USAA and Bank One. Prior to that, he was a high school basketball coach and teacher.
Mr. Holton served for eight years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, stationed at Camp Pendleton, California and Quantico, Virginia. In 2004, he deployed with a Marine Corps reserve Infantry Battalion as a Company Commander to Lutafiyah, Iraq, about 20 miles south of Baghdad, as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Holton received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and serves on the Board of Directors of Sierra Delta, a national leader for the education, advocacy, promotion and funding of the service dog industry that works to connect high-quality service dogs with veterans.
Chief Compliance Officer
Denise Bohnert is Chief Compliance Officer for Amedisys, managing the Company’s ethics and compliance program, which is designed to promote ethical practices and compliance with state and federal regulations.
Mrs. Bohnert brings more than 15 years of valuable healthcare compliance experience to the role. Prior to joining Amedisys in 2017, she served as the Compliance Officer for Signature HealthCARE, where she created and administered a compliance program for nearly 150 skilled nursing facilities and home health locations, and Division Vice President for Kindred Healthcare.
Mrs. Bohnert holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law with a Health Law Curriculum Designation. In addition to her Registered Nursing License and her Law license, Mrs. Bohnert also maintains her Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Chief Information Officer
Michael North serves as Chief Information Officer for Amedisys, managing the company’s technology and analytics systems to support enterprise-wide operations and growth. He joined Amedisys in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Operations and led the integration of the company’s successful conversion to the HomeCare, HomeBase operating system.
Mr. North brings more than 30 years’ experience in integration, project management and process and system development. He most recently held leadership roles at Humana, where he oversaw the successful integration of numerous acquisitions and of shared service organizations within the company as a director in Corporate Development. Prior to that, he was integration leader for strategic acquisitions at Humana. Mr. North helped lead the creation of the Humana Vitality program, managed multiple acquisitions and worked on other company-wide initiatives.
His previous experience includes management roles at Kindred Healthcare, where he led clinical systems development for the company’s pharmacy line of business and the company’s other organizations. Mr. North holds an MBA from the University of Louisville in Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Muscato is Chief Strategy Officer for Amedisys, overseeing the Company’s strategic initiatives and investments and investor relations function.
Mr. Muscato has led investor relations and strategic finance for Amedisys since 2015, serving as Senior Director of Corporate Development and Strategy, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Finance and, most recently, Senior Vice President of Finance. He has created and executed a comprehensive investor relations strategy that has forged invaluable relationships and enhanced the Company’s reputation while playing a pivotal role in strategic investments that align with Amedisys’ long-term strategy such as Contessa Health, which expands service offerings to high-acuity care in the home, ConnectRN and Medalogix.
Prior to joining Amedisys, Mr. Muscato was a corporate development leader at Humana where he lead acquisition in managed care, healthcare IT, data and analytics and provider businesses. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisville. Mr. Muscato serves on the Board of Directors for Medalogix and ConnectRN and is a graduate of the 2017 Nashville Healthcare Fellows program.
Interim Chief Legal Officer
Jennifer Guckert Griffin is Interim Chief Legal Officer for Amedisys, overseeing all aspects of the Company’s legal affairs.
Ms. Guckert Griffin brings 20 years of legal experience to Amedisys. She joined the Company in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles in the department with increasing responsibility, most recently rising to Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Amedisys, Ms. Guckert Griffin focused her career on employment law and worked in the legal department of a publicly traded engineering, procurement, and construction company and at regional and national law firms. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Guckert Griffin is a graduate of the 2022 Nashville Healthcare Fellows program.