We have built a strong, specialized team of trusted caregivers. As the leadership of Three Oaks Hospice, we listen, care and serve our employees by engaging with each of them to create a culture that ensures every employee has the support they need to successfully serve our patients and families.

Andrea Bohannon


Andrea’s dynamic 30-year career began with KPMG before focusing exclusively in the healthcare provider services sector. She has held various executive positions serving as the chief executive officer for Pinnacle Partners in Medicine (currently US Anesthesia Partners), and chief financial officer for EyeCare Services Partners, New Century Hospice and others, with a focus on continuous improvement and growth. She also served as chief compliance officer for Emcare (currently Envision), and as president of the Ambulatory Division for a $500M Ascension Health hospital system with ambulatory services including surgery centers, physical therapy, home health and hospice and a physician health organization.

Her areas of expertise include building a culture of employee engagement and retention, growing the top line for multi-site healthcare service entities, raising debt and equity capital, protecting businesses with solid compliance programs, driving quality of care through metrics and accountability, and buy-side acquisitions generating accretive value and scale of corporate resources.

Andrea received a BBA degree in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MBA from George Washington University.

Kerry Arp


Kerry’s healthcare career includes serving as the Vice President of Consulting Services for HealthCare ConsultLink, as an Area Director of Operations for Kindred Hospice, and as the Regional Clinical Director for New Century Hospice, Hospice Compassus and AseraCare Hospice. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization.

Kerry received a BS in Nursing from Mary Hardin Baylor.

Ross Taylor


Ross began his career in the audit division of Montgomery Coscia Greilich, currently Baker Tilly. Previously he served as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Interim Controller for Alliance Family of Companies, the leading provider of neurological, cardiological, and sleep diagnostic services in the United States. He also served as Transaction Services Manager for Montgomery Coscia Greilich providing M&A services to numerous healthcare entities.

Ross received BBA and MA degrees in Accounting from the University of Mississippi. He is a licensed CPA.

Bob Sarna


Bob has more than 30 years of alternate site healthcare experience in hospice and home healthcare. He has held senior management positions with OrNda HealthCorp, Odyssey HealthCare and New Century Hospice. He has completed more than 70 acquisitions and numerous hospice startups as Vice President of M&A.

Bob received a BA Summa Cum Laude from Aurora University.

Jimmy Martin


Jimmy founded Total Hospice and Palliative Care in July 2014 and completed its successful sale to Three Oaks Hospice, Inc. in May 2019. He has more than 15 years of executive management experience in home health and hospice care. He serves as the Board Chairman for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Latin America.

Jimmy is a graduate of Baylor University.

Jerianne Ranieri


Jerianne serves as the Vice President of Operations for Three Oaks Hospice. She has had the privilege of serving as a hospice professional for over twenty years. Jeri started her hospice career as a Social Worker and Bereavement Care Manager with Odyssey Healthcare holding the hands of many patients and families through their journey. She is an LCSW receiving her master’s degree from the University of Connecticut with a focus on Policy and Procedure. Since 2004 she has served in various leadership roles including Director of Operations, Regional Director and Executive Director with several Hospice organizations throughout the USA.

Corrie Santana


With more than 20 years of experience in the hospice industry, Corrie has come up through the ranks serving as a sales trainer, director of business development and chief operations officer. Throughout her career, she has helped build effective teams, managed multi-site teams, and developed a sales training and onboarding program.

With a heart to serve others, she counts as one of her greatest talents the hiring and training of new sales team members. It is her passion to help team members be successful at meaningful work and become leaders in the industry. Corrie considers it an honor to serve the terminally ill and their caregivers. The many patients and families she has encountered have changed her life for the better.

Kevin Plessala


Kevin serves as Vice President Sales, Markets for Three Oaks Hospice. He began his 29 year hospice career as a social worker with Peoples Home Health and Hospice in New Orleans in 1993. After three years of direct patient care in the hospice setting, he transitioned into hospice sales and marketing with Odyssey Healthcare. Over the past 24 years, he’s served in various sales leadership positions with industry leaders Odyssey Healthcare, The LHC Group, and Compassus. A native of South Louisiana, he received his Masters of Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Ken Fernandez


Ken is an accomplished HR professional with 20+ years’ experience in healthcare, accounting/finance, and security services. Before joining Three Oaks, Ken held the position of Vice President of People and Culture for Pegasus Senior Living, a privately held start-up senior living management company located in 13 states and 37 communities. He has held HR leadership roles for Point 2 Point Global Security, Addus HomeCare, CCS Medical, and Odyssey Healthcare.

Throughout his career, he has led and partnered on HR projects supporting business growth, staff development, and HR business strategies that have resulted in a positive impact on business results. His areas of expertise include employee relations, talent management, leadership development, coaching/mentoring, project management, and retention.

Ken is a member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Brieanna Nation-Howard


Dr. Brieanna Nation-Howard is currently the Palliative Care Medical Director of Three Oaks Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Nation is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Hospice and Palliative Care physician, as well as a board-certified family medicine physician. In 2017, she was accepted into the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a Fellow, designating her commitment to the advancement of palliative medicine and her dedication to the comprehensive care of the seriously ill. She was part of the Baylor, Scott & White Healthcare team for 6 years as the Medical Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at Baylor Medical Center Carrollton, as well as Heart Hospital Denton.

Before that, she was an Associate Medical Director with a private palliative care consultative service in Jacksonville, FL. During this time, she was honored as a “Community Health Care Hero” by the Jacksonville Business Journal. This award recognized her work in the field of palliative care and its impact on the community.

Dr. Nation-Howard received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Public Health at the University of South Florida. She received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern and completed her Family Medicine residency and Fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

David Gasmire


David is a healthcare entrepreneur with a more than 30-year successful track record of starting and operating healthcare services businesses, selling critical care products to hospitals and physicians, and developing industry service standards, managed care delivery systems and quality assurance, compliance and customer service programs.

David has worked with venture and private equity investors for the past 25 years to build hospice enterprises that include co-founding Three Oaks Hospice, Inc., Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. and founding New Century Hospice, Inc. He has built successful management teams and boards and has participated in various boards and advisory positions in healthcare and other fields.

He is an investor and director on the boards of Alternative Behavior Strategies, Inc. and Etairos Health, Inc. David received a BA degree from the University of North Texas.

Woody Grossman


Woody was previously a member of the board of directors and senior vice president of development and planning for Odyssey HealthCare and was on the board of directors for New Century Hospice, Encompass Home Health and Hospice and Jordan Health Services from startup to successful exits. He is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers audit and consulting partner and Global Healthcare practice leader.

Woody’s healthcare experience spans hospice, home health, and other post-acute care services, hospital, physician practice management, medical products and health insurance. He is an accomplished board member responsible for governance and mentoring executives related to finance, compliance, strategy and M&A activities, and has been involved in day-to-day M&A or governance for over 30 transactions valued in excess of $6 billion.

Woody has a BA in Economics from Moravian College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Brooks


Mark Brooks is a Managing Partner and co-founder at Granite Growth. He previously co-founded MMC Health Services and Scale Venture Partners, a diversified venture firm with over $1.5 billion AUM, where he co-led the healthcare group for more than 15 years. He has more than 25 years of experience investing in, operating and managing high-growth health services companies, several of which have become market leaders. Mark currently sits on the Board of Directors of Three Oaks Hospice, CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine, QualDerm Partners, ABSKids and CutisCare. He has helped a number of companies successfully exit health services investments, including IPC The Hospitalist Company, Healogics, U.S. HealthWorks and New Century Hospice. Prior to joining Scale Venture Partners, Mark spent a number of years with Mercer Management Consulting, where he managed and executed projects for companies in the health services and telecommunications industries, and with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mark earned an MBA in Finance and Management from Wharton and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Diane Daych


Diane Daych is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Granite Growth Health Partners. She has more than 30 years of investing, advisory and operating experience, with more than 25 years of experience in the health services. Before founding Granite Growth, Diane led Apple Tree Partners’ healthcare services investing team. From 2010 to 2012, she was a managing director and co-head, Private Equity, of the Marwood Group. Previously, since 2000 she was a partner and principal at CCP Equity Partners where she led or participated in notable investments including Cogent Healthcare, Evolution Benefits, RelayHealth, Bravo Health, and Vantage Oncology. Diane currently sits on the Board of Directors of CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine, QualDerm Partners, Three Oaks Hospice, the National Venture Capital Association and the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a past Chair of the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA).

Diane earned an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Lehigh University.

Bruce Crosby


Bruce is a Managing Partner of Health Velocity Capital, which invests in growth stage healthcare software and services companies. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Three Oaks Hospice, Bruce also serves on the Boards of Spero Health and Hospital IQ and is a Board Observer of HealthJoy.

Prior to co-founding Health Velocity, Bruce served as a healthcare executive at companies including Compassus, one of the nation’s largest hospice and palliative care companies; Healthways, formerly one of the nation’s leading independent disease and population health management companies; Pfizer, one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies; and The Advisory Board Company, which provides best-practice research and software to health systems. Earlier in Bruce’s career, he worked in investment banking and principal investing at JPMorgan.

Bruce received his AB from Princeton University and his MBA from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

David Fitzgerald


David is a Partner at Petra Capital Partners and has over twenty years of experience managing private equity and venture capital partnerships & investing in high growth companies. David leads Petra’s healthcare investing activities and has spent his entire career focused on the healthcare, information technology and business services sectors. Prior to joining Petra, David was a General Partner at Richland Ventures, one of the largest venture capital funds in the Southeast. Earlier in his career, David led market development and acquisition activities for InformDx, a diagnostic laboratory company and THG Management Services, a managed healthcare company.

He currently serves as a director on the boards of Urgent Team, SUN Behavioral Health, Etairos Health, Three Oaks Hospice, Aging With Comfort, Support, Inc., Centerline Healthcare Partners, and ABS Kids, where he serves as Chairman.

David received a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University.

Richard Burnham


Richard R. Burnham co-founded Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. in 1995 and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He retired in 2005 and remained Chairman until the company was sold to Gentiva Health Services, Inc. in 2010. Prior to founding Odyssey HealthCare, Inc., Mr. Burnham served as a Regional Vice President for Vitas Healthcare, Inc. from June 1990 to October 1994. Mr. Burnham served as Regional Vice President of Olsen Kimberly Quality Care, Inc., a home healthcare and nurse personnel staffing company during 1990. He was also employed from June 1971 to August 1989 by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a manufacturer of medical supplies, and also by its subsidiary Caremark Inc.