CEO, The Concord Group
Joe has amassed a rich knowledge of finance and healthcare, starting his career trajectory in the Real Estate industry as an Asset Manager at The Multi Group of Companies/Real Estate & Investment Banking in NYC. In 2010, he joined Epic Healthcare Management, a leading healthcare group that owns over 2100 beds in four states. Epic revolutionized the face of healthcare by leaving the stereotypical nursing home model behind and transforming their healthcare centers into luxury rehab hotels – with Joe playing an integral role in ensuring this new standard of care. In 2012, Joe joined Comprehensive Reimbursement Services (CRS) as Director of Operations – helping to develop clinical systems for nursing homes that improve efficiency, accuracy and maintain the integrity of the Medicare & Medicaid programs. Following Zimmet’s acquisition of the CRS, Joe moved on to Paragon Healthcare Group, LLC, a dedicated company that acquires Skilled Nursing Facilities and provides oversight and management of its Long Term Care Facilities and Physical Rehabilitation Centers. As part of Paragon’s corporate regional team, Joe helped grow the company, acquiring an additional 11 skilled nursing facilities in the state of Texas and one skilled nursing facility in the state of Minnesota. Intent on channeling his broad expertise to provide the public with the highest-quality continuum of compassionate care, Joe teamed up with Oscar Rosenberg in July 2014 to establish Concord Healthcare Group.
President, The Concord Group
A long-time resident of Texas, Oscar boasts more than two decades of entrepreneurial success. After graduating from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Business Degree in 1990, Oscar cut his teeth in business in the Dallas family firm – Arrow Industries, Inc., a private label manufacturing company with an expansive customer base that included all national major grocery chains. Subsequent to the sale of Arrow Industries to ConAgra Foods in 1992 for over $200 million dollars, Oscar remained with ConAgra for 2 years and exited to start his own company known as Lone Star Beverage in 1994. For close to 15 years, Lone Star Beverage was a leading manufacturer of private label carbonated beverages in the state of Texas. Drawing on his keen business sense and building on his achievements in the food industry, Oscar turned his eye to the Healthcare arena in 2010. He slowly invested in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities as a passive owner, amassing a portfolio of 20 facilities in a period of four years. In 2011, Oscar became the managing member of Palo Duro Nursing Home, a 66 bed Medicare, Medicaid and Private Pay Facility, directly overseeing all operations and dramatically increasing the census and profits. In July of 2014, Oscar partnered with Joe Neuman to form Concord Healthcare Group, creating a model in healthcare to deliver the highest standard of care and values in the nursing home industry.
Dov M. Shimanowitz
Chief Financial Officer, Acquisitions & Capital Markets
Dov has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets, SEC & Regulatory Compliance, Operations and Technology, combining strategic business planning and execution with strong legal, financial and operations experience. Prior to joining Concord, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at New York City based United Realty Trust, a $1.2B non traded REIT offering focused on Commercial Real Estate; as Chief Operating Officer of Multi Distressed Asset Co., a firm focused on the acquisition of distressed residential real estate properties nationwide; and as a Director of Strategic Business Development at Madison Commercial Real Estate Services, a group offering professional and advisory services to the commercial real estate industry. Earlier, he was instrumental in the development of companies and business offerings in Title Insurance, Real Estate Finance and Venture Capital. Dov holds a degree in accounting and business studies from OCC and a Bachelor of Arts in Talmudic Law from BMG College in New Jersey.
Mary L. Rayl, RN, BSN, MBA
Regional Director of Operations
Possessing a track record of effectively achieving top line goals, positively impacting bottom line goals, and increasing the census, Mary’s operations and clinical skills, and proven leadership have propelled her to achieve best Quality Outcomes, while meeting and exceeding State and Federal Guidelines. A proud member of the Heart of Texas Long Term Care Association, Mary holds a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from University of the State of New York, and an Associates Degree Nursing – Regents College.
Vice President of Purchasing
In his position of Vice President of Purchasing Chaim ensures that Concord is at the forefront when it comes to transforming our sites into state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, outfitting them with the most modern rehabilitation equipment and providing technological and energy efficient solutions to the daily operations of our sites. As an experienced operations and logistics manager, with a strong background in the healthcare industry, Chaim interfaces closely with the management staff at each our facilities, bolstering and enhancing the delivery of family-oriented care with crucial resources and support. He brings to Concord substantial experience managing large purchasing budgets, and interfacing with hundreds of vendors, as well as his proven record of reducing costs while sustaining quality. Chaim’s broad achievements greatly contribute to upholding our leading-edge position as providers of excellence in healthcare services.
Director of Finance
Matt Weisz, our Director of Finance, joined Concord Health Care Group in May of 2015. In this role, Matt Weisz oversees all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, acquisitions, treasury and monitoring of financial performance, as well serving as an interface with the financial community. Matt brings to Concord Healthcare Group impressive experience designing and implementing innovative systems to create tailored budgets and accurately track expenses generated by multiple parties. His substantial knowledge of a myriad accounting computer programs allows him to comfortably navigate through them to generate reports and financial statements, obtain exhaustive information on compliance as well as the detailed and meticulous information required for gross profit analysis. Matt has completed a Masters Degree in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Lakewood, New Jersey. His strong budgeting and management skills are valuable assets, and his knowledge of efficient accounting systems is now an integral part of the Concord Healthcare Group.
Director of Financial Reporting
Ann started down the path of becoming an Accountant by going to Touro College for her Bachelors of Science. After completing their competitive accountants program she quickly passed the CPA exams and started to work in the tax field. She began working in a well-known accounting firm in New York City and quickly worked her way up. In 2013 she received an offer to work for a nursing home management company and was starting working in their financial department. While finding success for her work, in 2015 she came into contact with Concord Healthcare Group. Seeing their revolutionary approach, she jumped at the opportunity to join their team and has been the Director of Financial Reporting ever since.
Director of Human Resources
An accomplished Human Resources professional, Joel’s keen understanding of Federal and State employment legislation ensures that Concord Healthcare Group operates in full compliance at all times. His broad experience conducting internal audits, implementing policies and procedures to increase personnel performance, and extensive knowledge of the metrics to track it, are key to Concord’s signature excellence in the provision of healthcare. Joel holds a Master of Science – Accounting degree from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Jill Peugh, RN, DNS-CT, RAC-CT
VP of Reimbursement
Jill was raised in the long-term geriatric care world. From pushing residents to activities as a child, to eventually providing care as a nurse on the floor; raised by a mother who was a facility administrator, and later with a mother-in-law who was a Director of Nursing, she obtained her first taste of the MDS world in 1996. Currently with 20 years of long-term care experience with emphasis in reimbursement and the MDS process, Jill has gained a wealth of knowledge by pulling from and utilizing all the resources available to her, with a strong dedication to ensure quality of care and maximization of reimbursement.
Since 2002, Jill has been in a regional reimbursement role overseeing as many as 18 facilities at one time with periods across multiple states. Prior to joining Concord, she worked for Preferred Care for nearly 10 years. Jill is committed to enhancing compliance and improving revenue through diligent management of the RAI/PPS process. With her keen sense for the growth and importance of the entire team, Jill is sharing her years of experience to promote positive and successful outcomes.
Regional Vice President of Operations
Shelley is currently the Regional Vice President of Operations for Concord Healthcare Group. She began her professional career in long term care as a Business Office Manager in 1983. She was promoted to operating an assisted living facility while I obtained her license. Shelley remained at the assisted living until she began her Administrator in training program in 1986. She became licensed in 1987. She transferred back to the original facility and remained at the same facility until being promoted to RVP in 2013 after her last child graduated from high school. The facility sold 3 times during her 25 years and is currently owned by Senior Living Properties. She remained with Senior Living Properties as RVP until being hired by Concord in June 2017. During her career as an administrator her facility was regarded as one of the top facilities numerous times because of the financial and survey outcomes which were always positive. She currently serves on the local Jack county hospital board since 1996 and was president for 19 years. With her knowledge of the hospital setting it helps provide better insight on UPL, hospital struggles, and working relationships with nursing facilities.
Vice President of Operations
Rebecca started her career in long term care at the age of 17 (1972) as a nurse aide to help take care of her Grandmother who was a resident in that nursing home, she then became an LVN (1985), and continued her education to become an RN (1996). Her passion is geriatrics and she has worked in many roles during her 45 years in long term care, to include Nurse Aide, Charge Nurse, Treatment Nurse, TILE Nurse, MDS Nurse, ADON, DON, Nurse Consultant, VP of Educational Development, VP of Clinical Services. She believes that integrity and a team approach is the basis to having a successful team and positive outcomes.
Jay Whitehouse joined Concord in 2015 and currently serves as Controller, providing accounting and financial support to the CEO and finance department of the company. He holds a Masters in Accounting from Farleigh Dickinson University and comes to Concord with a strong finance background in the long term care industry. This experience, coupled with a passion for accounting and analytics, make Jay a perfect fit for his role at Concord. Jay is currently working toward becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Regional Director of Operations
Joshua brings with him a wealth of experience along with a keen sense of humor. Joining The Concord Group in 2015 soon after its inception, Joshua relocated to Texas from his previous position in a 265-bed, deficiency free facility in NJ. Joshua was responsible for the daily operations, human resources and safety compliance. His strong background in finance leads those in his care to budget wisely and strategically. Developing positive relationships across the board and within each facility is of paramount importance to him. Creating a healthy and productive work environment, enriches the lives or those entrusted in Concords’ care and raises the standard in healthcare.
Regional Marketing Director
Peter Padia grew up in a small coastal town in Texas. He attended the University of Houston on an athletics scholarship and then obtained my degree from Texas Wesleyan University receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology/ Business. Peter began my career in transportation/ logistics opening new terminals from day one operations throughout Texas for SAIA Motor Freight, then became a regional and eventually moved on to GI Trucking based in LA and handled AZ, NM, Col, Cal for them. He then decided to go into the Family Restaurant business and eventually selling 2 businesses. Peter was offered an opportunity to transition into Healthcare Marketing 10 years ago by Preferred Care. He marketed for a year and then began helping 5 buildings in Houston and 2 in surrounding areas. 7 years later H took a role with Medica Health Management which is a Home Health/ Hospice Company as the VP of Marketing covering TX, NJ, VIR, and Puerto Rico. A year later Concord approached Peter and granted him this opportunity.
Regional Director of Marketing
Bonnie Winston brings over 20 years of Healthcare experience to Concord Healthcare Group. She attained her degree in Respiratory Therapy from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 10 years, eventually transitioned into Healthcare Marketing. She has been a Regional Marketer since 2010, working for Preferred Care, Trisun and HMG Healthcare Services. Bonnie believes in top notch customer service, and excels at analyzing and working on plans that improve the care of the geriatric population. She prides herself in dedicating her career to improving the quality of care for our seniors.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Rebecca has over 14 years experience as an Executive Recruiter, with the last seven years focused on Texas based healthcare clients and candidates. As Talent Acquisition Specialist, Rebecca is partnering with our Human Resource team to lead all of our recruitment efforts including identifying candidates, interviewing, negotiating and on-boarding. She has built an outstanding reputation throughout the healthcare industry and has a proven track record of matching the most qualified candidates to ensure success for the candidate and growth for the company.
Director of Business Office Managers
Shelly has come to Concord with over 26 years of Long Term Care business experience and knowledge. Starting at the facility level as a Business Manager, Shelly was responsible for over-seeing accounts payable, receivables, and trust accounts. Shelly quickly moved on to be a Medicare Specialty Consultant and then progressed to Business Office Consultant. Earlier positions included BHB and associates, 2MC, Beverly Enterprises, CCS, SLP, CLC, Bonner Place and for the last 13 years she was with Creative Solutions. Shelly has always enjoyed working with the elderly and has a strong passion for training office managers to be the best in their field.
Chaya’s ample knowledge of medical credentialing and re-credentialing, as well as the privilege process for all providers and clinical employees involved in patient care, ensures that the clinical staff in Concord Healthcare Group is appropriately credentialed according to Federal and State and DEA regulations. Adept in the complex appointing and privilege processes that the various hospitals and health plans demand, Chaya has immersed herself in developing and maintaining credentialing systems and data bases that are both efficient and user-friendly. In her capacity of Credentialing Specialist, Chaya continuously interacts with the clinical staff across Concord’s Healthcare Residences and Hospitals ensuring vital credentialing processes take place with precision and on a timely manner, thus contributing to uphold Concord’s unsurpassed standard of care.
Karin's position as Executive Assistant involves interfacing with third party telecommunications and vendors, and working closely with all the facilities and staff in the Concord Healthcare Group. Karin’s previous position with Student Transportation, Inc. as Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO, sharpened her extensive management skills. Her experience in a fast-paced environment has proven her strong interpersonal and communication abilities in handling multiple tasks efficiently and accurately. Karin's many years of experience as Executive Assistant has made her a valuable asset and integral to the smooth functioning of our facilities.