From strategic planning to direct care, everything we do is guided by our CARES values. These core values hold us all to a higher standard, defining what we expect from each other, serving as a benchmark for measuring the quality of care provided by the communities we manage, and ensuring that we all stay true to our ultimate mission, even as we work to achieve fiscal and operational success—to enhance the quality of life for those we serve.
Our team is comprised of compassionate, executive professionals, each with 25+ years of industry experience. They understand the balance of high-quality care and fiscal responsibility. Our professionals cover a complete range of disciplines, from clinical expertise to fiscal management, marketing, capital, and strategic planning. For each project, we design the specific team and approach for success. Our expertise is rooted in the successful operation of Mission Health Communities, LLC, a premier provider of senior living and skilled rehabilitation communities, with dozens of locations across the United States.
Mr. Lindeman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Health. Prior, he was a Senior Vice President for Revera Health Systems, where he was responsible for overall financial, clinical, operational management and direct P&L oversight for the U.S. division of Revera Inc., a 1.2 billion dollar Canadian-owned healthcare company that is a leading provider of senior care and has been in operation for over 50 years. As Senior Vice President of U.S. operations, Mr. Lindeman led thirty skilled nursing/post acute centers with over 3,700 beds in nine states. Mr. Lindeman’s additional responsibility included management of an Institutional Pharmacy and Therapy Company. During his career, Mr. Lindeman also held positions as Regional Director of Operations for Extendicare Health Services, Inc., Regional Vice President of Operations for Meritcare and as an Administrator for Beverly Enterprise. Mr. Lindeman holds a B.S. in Public Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from Avila University and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Lindeman is a former Board member of the American College of Health Care Administrators and the Washington Health Care Association and is a current Board member of LTC 100. Mr. Lindeman brings over 30 years of senior housing experience to Mission.
Tina Thomas is the Sr Vice President of Operations for Mission Health. Prior, she was a Regional Vice President for Hybris Health Systems and Revera Health Systems. Ms. Thomas is a results-driven senior health care executive with over 25 years of experience in operations and financial systems development. She is a demonstrated leader, who has consistently managed multi-million dollar budgets annually and improves operational efficiency. Ms. Thomas currently serves on the American Health Care Association committees as co-chair for Regional Multifacility CEO and member of the Business Management committee. She is a former board member of the Minnesota Care Providers Board of Directors, Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities and served as a Member of Washington Health Care Association Group Retro and Quality Committee. She also served as a member of the American Health Care Association Senior Examiner for Silver Quality Award Committee. Ms. Thomas holds a B.H.S. in Health Care Administration from the University of Kentucky and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Mr. Girginis who is now the Vice President of Clinical Reimbursement and Compliance Officer, held the position of Director of Clinical reimbursement at Mission Health for over 3 years. Mr. Girginis has over 20 years of Health Care experience, and prior to joining the Mission Health Team his experience included District Director of MDS and Case Mix for Consulate Health Care and Director of Clinical Reimbursement for Airamid Health. During his years of service Mr. Girginis has developed a passion for Clinical Reimbursement, and through his clinical expertise has implemented systems and processes to achieve superior reimbursement results across multiple states. Mr. Girginis is an alumnus of Northeastern University Boston MA, and holds a nursing degree from Northern Essex College, Haverhill MA. Mr. Girginis and his family currently reside in Tampa, Florida.
Ms. McDonald is Mission Health’s Chief Clinical Officer, a position she has held since 2011. Prior to joining Mission Heath, Mrs. McDonald held the position of Vice President of Quality for LaVie Management Services, also based out of Tampa Florida. In this role, Mrs. McDonald was responsible for overall clinical and quality outcomes of fifty-eight skilled nursing facilities in fourteen states. She and her team were responsible for improving the overall Five Star outcomes of these communities by nearly 20%. Before that, she completed an eighteen-year career with Fundamental Clinical Consulting/Trans Health/Integrated Health Services culminating in the role of Senior Vice President Clinical Services. In this role she was responsible for the overall clinical and regulatory practice in all settings including Skilled Nursing, Hospice, LTC Acute Hospitals, Acute Hospital, Home Care, Personal Care and Assisted Living Centers. At the company’s height in 1998, Mrs. McDonald was responsible for the outcomes at nearly 400 post acute locations, a staff of 125 Regional Nurses, Dieticians and Therapists. Mrs. McDonald is the current co-chair of the Nurse Executive Council, a member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA), AHCA (American Health Care Association), AMDA-PALTC (American Medical Directors Association) and ASCP (American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Mrs. McDonald is holds a Diploma of Nursing from Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario Canada and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In addition she holds a Certificate in Infection Control from the CDC.
Jamie A. Yoakum is the VP of Finance of Mission Health. Mr. Yoakum has more than 20 years of real estate accounting experience. Prior to joining Mission Health in December 2022, he served as Chief Accounting Officer and a member of the Management Committee of Sila Realty Trust, Inc. beginning September 2020. He served in various other accounting roles with Sila Realty Trust, Inc. commencing in 2011. Previously, Mr. Yoakum held various controller, vice president of finance, financial analyst and accounting roles with RMC Property Group, Euro American Advisors, Inc., Fifth Third Bank and CASTO. Mr. Yoakum began his career in public accounting when he joined Deloitte & Touché LLP in May 2001. Mr. Yoakum graduated summa cum laude from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999 with a bachelor of science in finance and in 2000 with a bachelor of science in accounting and is licensed as a certified public accountant.
For the last 5 years, Ms. Cheri Kauset has used her wealth of healthcare experience as a marketing and communication leader to guide her in her role as Vice President of Business Development. With 50 health centers in 6 states, Cheri focused on building a brand that exemplified the Mission Experience for each resident, employee, and community partner. Her commitment to creating and enhancing innovative new approaches to customer and employee satisfaction lead to her promotion to Vice President of Customer Experience. Now, she utilizes her talents to drive and support culture and organizational enhancements, creating and implementing employee engagement programs for Mission Health, as well as managing the effective communications and brand development team. Previously, Ms. Kauset served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Revera, Inc. for over 20 years, where she implemented initiatives for 30 health centers in 9 states. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her family.