Kevin C. Clark, Co-Founder and Chairman
Kevin co-founded Cross Country in 1986 and served as its Chairman and CEO until 1994, after which he led several healthcare staffing and innovative marketing and technology companies. After more than 35 years of experience building and leading several public and private companies, Kevin returned as Cross Country Healthcare’s President and CEO to provide strategic direction and turnaround the company’s performance. His entrepreneurial mindset and extensive experience with technology and marketing served the company well as Cross Country Healthcare had record performance in 2021 and has re-emerged as the trusted industry leader. Prior to re-joining Cross Country Healthcare in 2019, Kevin held leadership positions at Talivity, Inc., OGH, LLC, and Pinnacor and received a B.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.
W. Larry Cash, Retired President, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer, Community Health Systems
W. Larry Cash has been a director and Audit Committee member since October 2001 and a Compensation Committee member since May 2005. Mr. Cash is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Cash retired as President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of Community Health Systems in May 2017 and currently serves as a consultant to Community Health Systems. He joined Community Health Systems as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 1997 and was named to the board of directors of Community Health Systems in 2001.
Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Mr. Cash served as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation from September 1996 to August 1997. Prior to Columbia/HCA, Mr. Cash spent 23 years at Humana, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations from 1993 to 1996. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of AAC Holdings, Inc. since October 2017, a provider of substance use treatment centers.
For eleven consecutive years, Mr. Cash was recognized as one of the Top 3 CFOs in the healthcare sector by Institutional Investor magazine. He was named Business Tennessee’s first ever CFO of the Year in 2008 and also earned that distinction in the public companies category from the Nashville Business Journal in 2009.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Cash should serve as a director due to his extensive executive level management skills, corporate financial management and operational experience. Additionally, Mr. Cash has a vast understanding of many aspects of the healthcare industry and brings solid expertise and proven leadership skills to the Board.
Thomas C. Dircks, Managing Director of Charterhouse Group, Inc.
Thomas C. Dircks has been a director since July 1999 and was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors on August 2, 2013. Mr. Dircks is a Managing Director of Charterhouse Strategic Partners, a provider of strategically focused investments in growth companies in the United States. Mr. Dircks was previously Managing Partner of Charterhouse Equity Partners and was responsible for managing and overseeing the investment of Charterhouse's multi-billion dollars of North America focused institutional private equity funds.
Charterhouse was one of the earliest investors in private equity and raised funds and invested in middle market companies for over three decades. Prior to joining Charterhouse, he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Dircks should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management, accounting, tax, mergers and acquisition, and strategic planning expertise. Additionally, Mr. Dircks' risk management skills and financial acumen add an important dimension to our Board's composition.
Gale Fitzgerald, Retired Former Principal of TranSpend, Inc.
Gale Fitzgerald has been a director and member of the Audit Committee since May 2007, and since January 2014 has served as the Chairperson of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Fitzgerald is a retired principal of TranSpend, Inc., a consulting company. Before co-founding TranSpend, Inc. in 2003, she served as the President of QP Group, Inc. Prior to joining QP Group, Inc., she served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Task Group, Inc. from 1994 to 2000.
She joined Computer Task Group, Inc. in 1991 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in July 1993. Prior to joining Computer Task Group, Inc., she was Vice President, Professional Services at International Business Machines Corporation, which evolved into IBM Global Services. Ms. Fitzgerald worked at IBM for 18 years in various technical, marketing and management positions. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. Ms. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College and a Masters in Theology from Augustine Institute.
The Board has concluded that Ms. Fitzgerald should serve as a director because of her extensive executive leadership experience, management skills, and public board experience. Ms. Fitzgerald's expertise in the areas of Information Technology, Staffing and Healthcare provides an invaluable resource to the Board with respect to corporate and strategic planning and assessing and managing risks.
Darrell S. Freeman, Sr.,Executive Managing Director of Zycron
Mr. Freeman is the Executive Managing Director of Zycron, an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 and later sold to BG Staffing in 2017. Zycron became a division of BG Staffing, Inc. Zycron provides IT staffing, outsourcing and project management services primarily in the healthcare, energy and government sectors. Mr. Freeman also co-founded Tennessee-based Reliant Bank in 2006, and has served as a board member and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Reliant Bank, since its inception.
Additionally, in 2007 Mr. Freeman co-founded Pinnacle Construction Partners, a construction management firm, and has served as the chairman since 2007. Since 2016, Mr. Freeman has also served as the chairman of the board of directors of S3 Asset Management, a technology and medical equipment recycling company. He has also served on the board of directors of American Addiction Centers since 2013 and is currently its lead director. Mr. Freeman holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Studies, both from Middle Tennessee State University.
John A. Martins, President and Chief Executive Officer
John A. Martins is the as President and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare and sits on the Company’s board of directors. His 20 years of healthcare leadership experience has played an instrumental part in defining the Company's long-term strategic direction.
Martins digital-first approach and extensive technology background is instrumental in leading and evolving Cross Country's digital transformation, enhancing the firm's ability to offer clients the advice, insights, and tech-enabled products and services to meet and exceed any labor or talent acquisition challenges and offering healthcare, education and homecare professionals rewarding career opportunities.
Before leading the organization, Martins was President, Delivery for Cross Country Healthcare, where he led the strategic vision and execution for Cross Country's CCN, CCA, and CCMSN delivery brands, operations, and proprietary technology platforms. Martins has held senior leadership positions with several of the nation's largest healthcare staffing providers, including AMN Healthcare Services and Aya Healthcare Inc. Before joining AMN and Aya, he served as President at Onward Healthcare.
Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, ChristianaCare
Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ChristianaCare, the largest health system in Delaware, since November 2014. Dr. Nevin received an A.B. in History and Science from Harvard University and a Doctor of Medicine from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and a Masters of Public Health from University of Pittsburgh.
In 2017, Dr. Nevin was inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and was recognized among 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review. For her commitment to the community, she received Delaware’s Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association and the David G. Menser Award from the Wilmington Senior Center, both in 2017. She was named the 2016 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Board has concluded that Dr. Nevin should serve as a director due to her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and her expertise in leading the operations of a large health care system with first-hand knowledge of healthcare staffing, as well as her physician experience, and innovative leadership.
Mark Perlberg, Managing Director, Nautic Partners, LLC
Mark Perlberg, JD has been a director and Compensation Committee member since May 12, 2015, and has served on the Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2020. He is currently serving as a Managing Director with Nautic Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Prior to that he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Outsourcing [Holdings Inc.] (“Oasis Outsourcing”), one of the nation’s leading Professional Employer Organizations from October 2003 to March 2020. Prior to joining Oasis Outsourcing, Mr. Perlberg held a series of executive positions with Profit Recovery Group Inc., the John H. Harland Company, and The Western Union Company (“Western Union”). Prior to joining Western Union, he practiced law in New Jersey. Mr. Perlberg received his B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Perlberg should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience in growing companies both organically and through acquisitions. Mr. Perlberg’s success during his career in overseeing the delivery of alternative workforce solutions provides a unique perspective to the Company.
Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D., Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System
Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D. has been a director since October 2001. He has served on the Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2006 and was appointed to the Compensation Committee as its Chairman, effective January 1, 2014. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group, from March 1999 until his retirement in May 2015, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees.
From July 1997 to February 1999, Mr. Trunfio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Via Caritas Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group. Prior to his position with Via Caritas Health System, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM Healthcare Ministry Corp., a not-for-profit hospital group. Mr. Trunfio received his B.A. from St. John's University (N.Y.) and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami.
The Board has concluded that Mr. Trunfio should serve as a director due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience. Mr. Trunfio brings to the Board a depth of understanding of the delivery of healthcare delivery system in the United States, our business and the various challenges we face in the evolving healthcare industry.