Leadership

Norman Abdallah

Chief Executive Officer

Norman Abdallah joined the Reliant Rehabilitation team in 2023, serving as Chief Executive Officer. Norman brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years as a CEO/Board Member, having held pivotal positions in various restaurant and hospitality companies both within the United States and abroad.

With a strategic mindset and a focus on patient-centered care, Norman is committed to delivering unparalleled results for our patients and driving the growth and success of Reliant Rehabilitation. He places great importance on fostering a positive work environment for Reliant Rehabilitation’s team. He believes in empowering employees and cultivating their professional growth, as he recognizes that a committed and motivated workforce is fundamental to providing exceptional rehabilitation services. Under Norman’s visionary leadership, Reliant Rehabilitation partners with healthcare organizations to provide top-notch rehabilitation services nationwide.

"At Reliant, we believe that our most valuable asset is our dedicated and talented team of employees. They are the driving force behind our success and the reason why we continue to innovate and thrive in a competitive industry. We prioritize nurturing a positive and inclusive work culture where everyone is valued and empowered to contribute their unique skills and perspectives. We are proud to have a team that is motivated, driven, and committed to delivering excellence. Together, we are shaping the future of contract rehabilitation and positively impacting the senior healthcare industry.”

Peggy Gourgues

Chief Operating Officer

Peggy Gourgues is Chief Operating Officer of Reliant Rehabilitation. Peggy holds an M.A. in Speech Pathology, a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology and has practiced in home health, private practice, skilled nursing and acute care hospital settings.

She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association and a 2014 Board Member of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care. Peggy has worked in healthcare management for the past 15 years and joined Reliant in 2004.

"Every day we serve over 30,000 patients nationwide, and our goal is to return these patients to their communities with the best possible outcomes. We have thousands of success stories that serve as a testament to our clinicians who believe that CARE MATTERS.”

Stephanie Parks

Chief Development Officer

Stephanie Parks joined the Reliant Rehabilitation team as Vice President of Operations in 2007 and currently serves as the Chief Development Officer. She has more than 18 years of successful experience in the healthcare industry providing clinical, fiscal and strategic operations leadership.

Stephanie is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the National Association of Professional Women, the latter of which named her a 2014 Executive Woman of the Year. Stephanie earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and is a 2013 graduate of the Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business MBA program.

"Reliant has built a very solid therapy platform and proprietary systems to help ensure our therapists provide consistent, outcomes-driven results for the patients we serve. While it has been my privilege to be part of that creation process, it brings me even more satisfaction to invite and welcome more partner facilities into the Reliant family.”

Amy Phipps

Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer

Amy Phipps currently serves as the Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer for Reliant Rehabilitation with more than 25 years of healthcare experience. She holds an M.A. in Speech Language Pathology and is a certified member of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association. Amy also is certified in Healthcare Compliance and Healthcare Privacy Compliance, as well as being a member of the HealthCare Compliance Association. She is an active member of The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies.

"Building a foundation of clinical support and compliance excellence for Reliant Rehabilitation has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. Clinical services and compliance's goal to foster clinical leaders in our industry is evident through our passionate employees who deliver quality care, successful outcomes and purposeful interactions with our patients and residents all while Doing the Right Thing! "

Monte Green

Chief Financial Officer

Monte Green joined Reliant Rehabilitation in 2024 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience focused on finance, strategy, and operations to the role. He started his career in financial services with firms including Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, and Imperial Capital. In 2015, he joined KMG Chemicals as Director of Corporate Development before advancing to Chief Financial Officer in 2018. After the sale of KMG Chemicals, he joined Smart Chemical Solutions in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. Monte earned a BBA in Finance and Marketing from Texas Christian University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

"Partnering with our facilities is not just a choice; it's our commitment to excellence. Together, we'll expand horizons, redefine care, and bring about meaningful change in patients' lives. With a focus on fiscal responsibility and sustainable growth, I am committed to driving Reliant’s and our partner's financial success while upholding its mission to provide high-quality rehabilitation services."

Jodi Taylor

Chief People Officer

Jodi Taylor joined Reliant Rehabilitation as Chief People Officer in 2023. She started her career as an HR trainee with GE Capital, eventually becoming Vice President. After brief stints in retail, Jodi held roles as Vice President of HR at Conagra Foods and then the Chief Human Resource Officer for a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), EnvisionRxOptions and Center for Autism and Related Disorders, CARD. Jodi has a BA in Business and Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York City.

"The team members at Reliant Rehabilitation exhibit an exceptional culture rooted in compassion, collaboration, and constant growth. Their supportive and nurturing environment reflects their unwavering dedication to improving patients' lives. The team's passion, resilience, and commitment to excellence create an inspiring workplace where every member feels valued and empowered. This unique employee culture drives Reliant Rehabilitation's motto, 'Care Matters,' and shapes the delivery of outstanding care and achieving remarkable outcomes for those they serve."

Austin Lanham

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Austin Lanham joined the Reliant Rehabilitation team in 2014 where he serves as General Counsel. His duties include advising the executive team on strategic initiatives, drafting complex customer and supplier agreements, supporting compliance and employee related investigations, as well as managing all litigation matters. Prior to joining Reliant, he worked as a civil litigator in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Austin completed his legal education at Florida Coastal School of Law. He currently is licensed as an attorney in the State of Texas and is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

"What I love about this company is that every day we have thousands of employees working to improve the lives of a population who is incredibly deserving. I am proud to be able to support those efforts in my own small way."

Juan F. Salas

Chief Information Officer

Juan F. Salas joins Reliant Rehabilitation, serving as Chief Information Officer, in October 2023. He brings over 25 years of experience as a progressive technology leader. Juan has held various senior technology executive positions with high-growth public and private equity and founder-led organizations. Most recently, Juan served as the Chief Information Officer for a large hospitality franchise, transforming customer-facing technologies, franchise technical services, and business intelligence reporting platforms.

Blending his strong strategic mindset, deep technical experience, and customer-centric focus, Juan will partner with executive leadership to deliver solutions enabling exceptional patient care.

"Serving our therapists, clients, and patients is our focus. I am privileged to be part of a passionate team delivering the best care and support in the industry. We are in the business of serving those who serve our patients. What we do matters—care matters—and I am honored to be part of making a difference. “

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