Meet Our Leadership Team

Christopher Bradbury

Chief Executive Officer

Chris brings over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience to IHCS, with a proven track record of delivering better outcomes for patients, providers, and health plans, as well as accelerated business results. Prior to joining IHCS as CEO, he served in executive leadership roles at leading health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and specialty pharmacies, as well as advised innovative healthcare organizations.  As Senior Vice President of CVS Health, Chris was responsible for Aetna’s Commercial Solutions and Enablement, and was head of Aetna’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of Specialty Businesses.  In addition, he served as President of Aetna’s North Atlantic Territory (New York/New Jersey, New England, Keystone and Capital markets) including Commercial and Medicare. Prior to that, Chris was President of Cigna’s PBM and Specialty Pharmacy businesses.  Before joining Cigna, Chris worked at Medco in many leadership capacities, including Vice President of Personal Health Solutions, as well as roles in Provider Relations and Business Development. He also advised financial services and healthcare companies at A.T. Kearney.  He has served on the Specialty Pharmaceutical Care Management Board, and advisory board of CareAllies, Inc. Chris has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and B.S. degrees in finance and international marketing from Georgetown University.

Linda Mendez, BS

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Linda serves as the Chief Operating Officer for IHCS. Linda is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, ensuring that all systems, resources, regulatory and compliance and people are in place and functioning to achieve the company’s strategic objectives. Linda also has an integral part of managing and maintaining active partnerships with health plans and network providers to ensure the delivery of high value care to patients.

Prior to joining IHCS Linda held key leadership positions at several leading health maintenance organizations. Linda’s extensive experience in strategic planning, healthcare management, and operations has enabled the organization’s extensive growth over the last four years. Linda brings strong knowledge of physician and facility contracting (hospital, SNF, ASC and Sub-Acute Care) and relationship management which she has leveraged to develop key industry stakeholders and participants which have been critical to the Company’s success.

Linda received a B.S. in Health Care Administration and B.A. from St. Johns University in New York.

Karen Joblove, RN, BSN

Executive Vice President Home Health & Co-Founder

Karen serves as the Executive Vice President of Home Health for IHCS. She is responsible for leading the Home Health division and accountable for ensuring overall success of this program by providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership, program development, and on-going utilization management of its key operational areas.

Prior to IHCS Karen was a Principal at All-Med Services of Florida where she served as Executive Vice President of Home Care Services. She was responsible for the operations of their Home Health division which included three Medicare Certified, CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited agencies. In 1997, Karen co-founded Visiting Nurse Managed Care Corporation and Southeast Homecare in 2002, where she co-led the cultivation of the Company’s revenue to over $20 million.

Karen’s blended background in corporate leadership, clinical expertise, and strategic vision to realize quality health outcomes and cost efficiency, has made her an SME in the Managed Care Industry. Her extensive experience in Managed Care and Fee For Service Medicare has enabled her to develop outstanding relationships with various health plans, physicians and hospitals.

Karen earned a B.S. in Nursing from Barry University in Florida.

Paul Pino, CFA

Chief Development & Analytics Officer & Co-Founder

Paul Pino is the Chief Development & Analytics Officer of IHCS. He is responsible for driving the organization’s corporate and business development, data & analytics, contract negotiations and legal operations.

Prior to joining IHCS Paul was the co-founder and CEO of Palm Medical (Palm), one of the largest risk-based MSO’s and primary care medical center businesses in Florida. Prior to founding Palm, Paul was formerly a shareholder and Executive Vice President of Finance for All-Med Services of Florida, Inc. (AMS) and Clinical Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), two industry leading, risk-based, post-acute service providers. Upon the sale of AMS, Paul became the interim Chief Financial Officer for AMS’ expanded national healthcare platform.

Paul’s expertise includes national healthcare underwriting, healthcare analytics, M&A, business development, de-novo operations and contract negotiations.

Paul received his B.S. in Finance from the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Phil Goldenberg

Chief Information Officer

Phil Goldenberg is the Chief Information Officer for IHCS. Phil has overall responsibility for the company’s development of strategic IT initiatives, IT infrastructure, business systems and support, and IT security for all IHCS business units.

Phil joined IHCS from BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy where he led all aspects of IT. In his role, he was instrumental in defining and leading the implementation of a cloud based common operating platform to support and facilitate acquisition growth. Prior to BioMatrix, Phil was CIO for United States Medical Supply where he defined and implemented innovative solutions to drive IT maturity, operational efficiencies, and cost savings.

Earlier in his career, Phil held IT management and executive roles in application development, reporting and analytics, quality assurance, and IT for leading global companies. While at these companies, Phil built and empowered IT teams and utilized governance controls and methodologies to transform IT processes and systems in support of achieving the company’s strategic goals and objectives.

Phil received his B.S. in Information Systems with a minor in Accounting from Pace University.

Steven Haft

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is the Chief Financial Officer at IHCS, and has over 25 years of experience in all phases of Accounting, Finance, M&A, Tax and Treasury. Before joining the team, Steve served as CFO of Cano Health, which grew from nine medical centers to over 70 in three years and increased revenue from $150MM to over $1.1B. At Cano, Steve led the diligence and SEC filing process that resulted in the Company merging with Jaws Acquisition Corp and becoming listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021.

Before that, Steve served as VP of Financial Planning & Analysis at Sheridan Healthcare, a leading physician services company, where he was responsible for the budget, forecast, analysis and treasury management functions of the company as it grew from $700MM to over $2B in revenue, and led the financial diligence team through its sale to AmSurg Corp.

Previously, Steve served in various financial management positions for CBS Interactive, Duty Free Americas and Swifty Serve Corp. He started his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche. He earned his B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accounting from the University of Florida, and is a CPA. Steve has been a Broward County high school football official for fourteen years.

Josh Holmes

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Josh Holmes serves as SVP of Business Development for IHCS. He is responsible for growing the company and supporting marketing initiatives that build upon its strengths and reputation delivering high-quality durable medical equipment, home infusion, and home health services. In this role he integrates his passion for increasing value and improving outcomes in home care with his history of driving growth within the relationships he develops.

Josh brings several decades of experience in large and early-stage HIT companies with a focus on payer and provider solutions. He excels at driving efficiencies across the spectrum of care, firmly believing that collaboration on appropriate healthcare spending brings the greatest value for all parties.

Prior to his position at IHCS, Josh served in leadership and management positions at Leverage Health, RowdMap, NaviNet, Thomson Reuters, MedAvant, and WebMD.

Juan A. Mendez

Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Juan is the Senior Vice President of IT Operations responsible for overseeing IHCS’s IT infrastructure and product development.

Juan has leveraged his 20+ years of industry experience, operational experience, and passion for IT to execute on the company’s strategic and critical technology needs. Juan’s key experiences to date with IHCS include developing a fully integrated, state of the art systems infrastructure in both Puerto Rico and Florida. Juan is the architect behind the Company’s proprietary system, Medtrac, a multi-faceted paperless tracking system. Juan has also been instrumental in developing and implementing technological and procedural components that have led to improved processes and made IHCS an established player in the home care industry.

Juan began his career as a Durable Medical Equipment Technician in home health and has expanded his skillset and expertise working in multiple departments and management positions before taking executive level responsibility of the company’s evolving IT infrastructure.

George Karnegis, MS

Vice President of Third Party Administration

George is the Vice President of Third Party Administration (TPA) for IHCS. George is responsible for establishing and implementing the operations excellence continuous improvement strategy and managing the day-to-day of the claims, configuration, and data & analytics teams.

George joined IHCS in 2020, bringing 25+ years of healthcare information technology experience. George previously served as the Director of Provider Data & Analytics at Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, where he had oversight of the provider data management department including enrollment, provider directory, data & analytics, compliance and regulatory reporting. George also served as the Senior Director of Application Development at Health Choice Network, a not-for-profit HIT Collaborator, where he was involved in the early stages of development of a health care data aggregation solution, designed to help community health centers improve patient outcomes.

George holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Miami, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

Kevin Simas

Vice President Pharmacy Services

As the VP of Pharmacy Services, Kevin is responsible for the, operational management, licensing, and quality improvement of Pharmacy Services as well as pharmacy compliance with state, federal and accrediting organizations.

Kevin joined IHCS in 2020, bringing over 25 years’ experience in Specialty and Infusion Pharmacy, operations management, strategic planning, and analytical problem solving..

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Saint John's University in Queens, New York. He is a registered pharmacist in New York and Florida and a Registered Consultant Pharmacist in Florida.

Donna M. Gale

Vice-President of Compliance/Compliance Officer

Donna has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience directing compliance activities for health care related companies. Donna has extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare compliance, government relations and regulations having opened multiple licensed, accredited and Medicare and Medicaid certified HME entities and TPA’s.
Her specialties include Corporate Compliance Programs, Policy & Procedure Development & Implementation, Accreditation, Federal & State Anti-Kickback Compliance, HIPAA & HITECH Compliance, Root Cause Analysis, SIU Fraud Investigations and Risk Management.

Barbara Ruiz

Vice President of Human Resources

Barbara Ruiz is the Director of Human Resources and oversees the company’s Human Capital Management. Ms. Ruiz possess over 15 years of professional human resources experience in the areas of workforce management, workforce optimization and workforce acquisition.

Prior to joining Integrated Home Care Services, she has held various leadership roles supporting organizations and senior management in the areas of talent acquisition/retention, compensation, performance management, health/welfare benefits, training/development, employee relations, acquisitions/mergers and employee communications throughout the U.S.

Barbara holds a BS degree in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources. In 2009, she was garnered recognition by the South Florida Business Journal for Excellence in Human Resources.

Jorge A. Pereda, MBA

Chairman and Co-Founder

Jorge brings 30 years of experience in operations leadership and decision making to IHCS. Jorge was appointed as Chairman after serving as CEO for seven years, during which he was responsible for the integration of the legacy companies that form the underpinning of IHCS’ success. In his role, Jorge positively impacted the legacy companies inclusive of All-Med Services of Florida, Clinical Medical Services, Inc. (Puerto Rico) and VNMCC. At VNMCC, he was the co-owner and founder, representing a network of over 250 certified and accredited home health agencies including the proprietary entity Southeast Home Care Corporation.

Jorge’s vision has included program innovations and expansion into new service offerings such as Orthotics and Prosthetics in the Puerto Rican market and proprietary expansion in the State of Florida. He has also led the programmatic changes specific to funding strategies and budgets for larger scale operations to shape the company for entry into new markets resulting in exponential growth.

His dedicated service and experience in the healthcare industry has been instrumental in developing him into a leader who shapes the current vision of how home care can change lives and impact economies. Jorge’s influence on productivity and cross-functional team motivation has translated into bottom-line growth and stability, the core foundation blocks of Integrated Home Care Services, Inc. Jorge holds an MBA from the University of Miami, in Health Care Administration.