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About Us

Nationwide leaders of primary and post-acute care 

Curana Health is a provider-led, primary and post acute organization focused on senior living communities and senior living residents. 

We are committed to redefining and improving how health care is delivered in senior living communities to ensure residents get outstanding care and clinicians are able to practice in a highly fulfilling and rewarding environment.   

We are rapidly growing and today we work in over 600 senior living communities including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Communities, Memory Care Communities, and Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Curana Health offers opportunities for providers to form deeper connections with patients

Join a team of over 400 providers in more than 600 partner communities to build a better healthcare system for seniors.

OUR VALUES

ICARE

Integrity

We communicate openly and honestly to ensure that each interaction and decision is one we are proud of.

Compassion

As stewards of our patients’ wishes, their families’ journey, and the resources we are provided, we work to deliver the type of healthcare experience we would want for our own families.

Accountability

We each take ownership in the results we deliver, exceeding expectations and helping our colleagues succeed.

Respect

We admire and respect the individuality and unique contribution of each of our patients, colleagues, and partners.

Excellence

We work every day to build a better healthcare system through relentless improvement and innovation in everything we do.

Clinical Leadership

Dr. Tony Gamboa, MD

President, Curana Health Medical Group

Dr. Tony Gamboa, MD

President, Curana Health Medical Group

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Experience
  • CEO, and Co-Founder of Elite Patient Care
  • Skilled Nursing Physician (PRN) Multiple Facilities
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Dr. Paula Requieijo, MD CMD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Paula Requieijo, MD CMD

Chief Medical Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Medical Officer, Elite Patient Care
  • Founding Partner, Altus Hospice Care
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Dr. Tina Shenouda, MD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Tina Shenouda, MD, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Medical Officer, ChenMed
  • Chief Medical Officer, Care Delivery Organization, Humana, Inc.
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Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Operations

Michael Emery, FNP, MBA

Executive Vice President of Operations

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Experience
  • Executive Vice President of Operations, Elite Patient Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Elite Patient Care
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Amy_Young

Amy Young, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

Vice President of Operations

Amy_Young

Amy Young, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

Vice President of Operations

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Experience
  • Vice President Operations - East, Elite Patient Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Elite Patient Care
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Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

Stephanie Bell, MSN, AGACNP

Vice President of Operations

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Experience
  • Vice President Operations, Elite Patient Care
  • EmCare
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Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

Vice President of Operations

Kelly Hamilton, FNP-C

Vice President of Operations

Kelly Hamilton is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner accredited through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Nursing from Texas State University, where she graduated with highest honors. She has over nine years of experience in trauma and emergency medicine as a registered nurse, working both at Seton Medical Center Austin and Seton Medical Center Williamson from 2005 to 2015. In this role, Kelly was a charge nurse in a Level 2 trauma center. In 2015, Kelly received her FNP and started with legacy Elite Patient Care (EPC), where she quickly moved into a leadership position. Kelly is passionate about the geriatric community and has worked with this population since becoming a nurse practitioner. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, and Austin Advanced Practice Nurses. Born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and three beautiful daughters.
Experience
  • Vice President of Clinical Operations - Elite Patient Care
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Allyson DeLaune

Allyson DeLaune, ACNP

Vice President of Operations

Allyson DeLaune

Allyson DeLaune, ACNP

Vice President of Operations

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Experience
  • Vice President of Clinical Operations, Provider Health Services
  • Regional Nurse Practitioner, Provider Health Services
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Dr. Val Smetka, MD

Corporate Medical Director, East Division

Dr. Val Smetka, MD

Corporate Medical Director, East Division

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Experience
  • Regional Medical Director, Sound Physicians
  • Assistant Medical Director, Amedisys
  • Program Director, Apogee Physicians
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Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Corporate Medical Director, West Division

Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, CMD

Corporate Medical Director, West Division

Originally from the greater Detroit area, Dr. Brian Cooper, DO, began his journey into the medical field by earning his undergraduate degree in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan. He then went on to receive his medical degree with the highest honors from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. His journey concluded by completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital and the VA systems in Phoenix, AZ, prior to moving to Austin, TX. Since 2009, he has practiced as a Hospitalist and Nocturnist in multiple hospital systems, as well as post-acute facilities, including LTACH’s, rehabs, and skilled nursing facilities. He has served as the local or regional medical or program director in every setting for the Elite Patient Care (EPC) legacy organization and has launched multiple new markets. He currently functions as both the Regional Medical Director in Texas and the Corporate Medical Director for Curana Health’s West division. Dr. Cooper is currently certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as AMDA as a Certified Medical Director (post-acute). Since joining EPC/Curana full time, Dr. Cooper has devoted significant time and effort improving the quality of care at all his associated facilities, including but not limited to antibiotic stewardship and quality control and improvement. He also trained and lead a 24/7 in-house acute care nurse practitioner program and served as clinical teaching faculty for Texas A&M Medical School. In his free time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, snowboarding, travel, garden/landscaping, light carpentry, and DIY projects. [email protected]

Administrative Leadership

Mark Price

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Price

Chief Executive Officer

Full biography is coming soon
Experience
  • Market President, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Market President, DaVita Medical Group
  • Vice President, Managing Director, ChenMed
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Anne Rote

President of AllyAlign Health

Anne Rote

President of AllyAlign Health

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Experience
  • President, Molina Healthcare of Texas
  • Vice President of Integrated Care, Optum
  • Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Better Care of Texas
  • Vice President, Medicaid Long Term, Evercare
  • Head of Medicaid Services, Aetna
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Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

Chief Strategy Officer

Chris Dawe

Chris Dawe

Chief Strategy Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Growth Officer, Evolent Care Partners
  • Policy Advisor for Healthcare, The White House, National Economic Counsel, Executive Office of the President
  • Director of Delivery System Reform, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Board Member, National Coalition on Healthcare
  • Board Member, Health Transformation Task Force
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Dennis Simoneaux

Chief Development Officer

Dennis Simoneaux

Chief Development Officer

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Experience
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Provider Health Services
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Darryl Landahl

Chief Legal Officer

Darryl Landahl

Chief Legal Officer

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Experience
  • Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Vice President, Associate General Counsel, DaVita Medical Group
  • Vice President, Executive Counsel, Health Net
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Sarah McDaniel

Chief Compliance Officer

Sarah_McDaniel

Sarah McDaniel

Chief Compliance Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Visiting Physicians Association
  • Quality Assurance Director, US Medical Management
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Julianne Hug

Chief Financial Officer

Julianne Hug

Chief Financial Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Financial Officer, Prominence Health Plan
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Brian Arnds

Chief People Officer

Brian Arnds

Chief People Officer

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Experience
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, PhyNet Dermatology
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, U.S. HealthWorks
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Jeff O'Berry

Chief Growth Officer

Jeff O'Berry

Chief Growth Officer

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Experience
  • Vice President, Netsmart
  • Senior Vice President, Optum
  • Vice President, Cerner Corporation
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