We've got uniquely qualified and passionate teams
Our leadership wields many decades of combined experience across disciplines. Drawing on the vast and diverse wisdom of those who have been in their field for years helps us succeed in providing the best care for our patients and the best experience for our partners, providers, and employees.
Meet Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Steve J Larkin is a highly accomplished health care management executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. He has a proven ability to increase sales, market share, productivity and profitability. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Charter Health Holdings, LLC. Steve joined Charter in 2018 after spending time with Pharos Capital as an Operating Partner. There, he provided insight and advised the firm on multiple post-acute and healthcare delivery investment opportunities consisting of home health/hospice, palliative care, ABA therapy, behavioral health, and physician practice/surgical roll-ups. Prior to partnering with Pharos Capital and joining Charter, he worked as a Division President at Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, home health and palliative care services. As Division President he oversaw the growth and development of 52 programs in 17 states. Steve Larkin holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Health Care Administration from Saint Louis University and Webster University respectively, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Castaldo currently serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since January 2019. He brings over 25 years of finance experience, 18 of which have been for health care companies. Prior to Charter Health, Mr. Castaldo spent over seven years as Chief Financial Officer for Home and Community Care Services at Providence St. Joseph Health. He also held prior finance, operations, and/or administrative roles at American Dental Partners, at the time a public company, and CPRR, LLC. Mr. Castaldo earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration & economics from St. Mary’s College of California, where he majored in accounting.
Dr. Jean-Claude Hage
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Hage has been in practice in the Inland Empire area for over 20 years. He is a board certified family physician with additional certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He finished his training at LLU in 1995 and remained there for 3 years as part of the Family Medicine Faculty and Director of the Family Medicine Residency clinic before going into private practice in San Bernardino in 1999. While initially treating patients of all ages and even delivering many babies, he started focusing on his elderly patients which now comprise the overwhelming majority of the people he treats and he does so in many settings: office, nursing homes, assisted living, and even at home when time permits. He is keen on caring for people at the later stages of their life and helping them with all the difficulties that may set it while sharing with them all the positives that they may easily tend to overlook and striving to improve the quality of their life as much as possible.
Corporate Counsel, VP of Quality & Compliance
Ms. Boal joined Charter in 2013 as a Compliance Officer to take on the ever-changing hospice and home health regulatory landscape. Since then, her position evolved into Corporate Counsel and expanded to handle external audits and surveys, employment risk management, contracts drafting and management, and transactional matters, while growing the department as a business partner. Alongside the leadership team, Ms. Boal has worked to support new clinical models that aim to provide a better continuum of care for patients in the post-acute space- from complex care management to end-of-life care. She earned her juris doctor in 2012 at Western State College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Irvine. Ms. Boal is a member of the California State Bar.
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