Bluebonnets

Larry Deering - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Larry Deering has over 35 years of healthcare experience. He started as an AIT in Reseda, CA and has held positions of Administrator, RVP, COO, CEO and Chairman. Mr. Deering Co-Founded Tandem Healthcare in 1997 where he built a company of 78 Skilled Nursing Facilities with 7,800 beds, a therapy company that serviced 230 sites, a pharmacy and a hospice company. In 2007 he joined Covenant Dove. During his time there the company grew from 37 to 57 Skilled Nursing Facilities and developed a multimillion dollar hospice company. Mr. Deering holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from California State University-Dominguez Hills.

 

In February 2016, Mr. Deering joined Regency Integrated Health Services as Chief Executive Officer.

  

 

Chris Murphy - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Christopher Murphy has over 25 years of healthcare experience leading publicly traded companies and private for profit based institutions.  Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in operations management and most recently served as CEO for Covenant Dove Health. Prior to Covenant Dove’s sale to Omega Healthcare REIT in 2013, Mr. Murphy served as Chief Operating Officer creating new Transitional Care Units and significantly growing the operating performance on a quality and financial basis. Before joining Covenant Dove he led eight years at Kindred Healthcare, including his role as Senior Vice President, responsible for the operation of 81 facilities across seven states and approximately 1 billion dollars in revenue.  During this time, Mr. Murphy focused extensively on market development, clinical programming, sales strategy, and assisting acute providers with ACO development pathways. Prior to Kindred Healthcare, Mr. Murphy worked with Beverly Healthcare for 10 years and served as the Director of Operations across New England states. Mr. Murphy holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Webster University and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Salem State University.

In February 2016, Mr. Murphy joined Regency Integrated Health Services as Chief Operating Officer.

Donovan Dekowski - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dekowski earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston at Victoria.  He obtained his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 2003, earning one of the top ten scores in Texas on the exam.  Mr. Dekowski began his career with Regency Post-Acute Healthcare System in 2005.  He has worked in the field of accounting for 13 years, including four years in public accounting. While in public accounting, Mr. Dekowski worked on the audit team which provided auditing services to Regency and many of Regency’s related entities. In January of 2012 Mr. Dekowski assumed the role of COO, merging his knowledge of the financial scope of the business with the day to day operations. As of August 14, 2014 at the request of the CEO, Mr. Dekowski returned to the role of CFO to broaden the long-term financial picture of the company.