Board of Directors
Kevin C. Clark has served as non-executive Chairman of the Board since April 2022. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Company’s Board from January 2019 to March 2022. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Talivity, Inc., a provider of staffing, marketing and technology services, from 2015 to 2018, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OGH, LLC, a healthcare staffing, technology and workforce solutions company, from 2002 to 2015, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacor Inc., a provider of content and financial software application services, from 1999 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Clark was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Poppe Tyson, Inc., a global digital marketing agency, and from 1986 to 1994, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country, Inc., a healthcare staffing company, which he co-founded. Mr. Clark earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
W. Larry Cash has been a director and a member of the Audit Committee since October 2001 and a Compensation Committee member since May 2005. Mr. Cash has served as the Lead Director of the Board since 2019. Mr. Cash is Chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr. Cash retired as President of Financial Services, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Community Health Systems, Inc. in May 2017 and served as a consultant to Community Health Systems, Inc. He joined Community Health Systems, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 1997. Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Inc., 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 Healthcare Corporation, Mr. Cash spent 23 years at Humana, Inc., most recently serving as its Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations from 1993 to 1996. He served as a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of AAC Holdings, Inc. (OTC: AACH), a provider of substance use treatment centers, from October 2017 through October 2019. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky at Lexington.
Thomas C. Dircks has been a director since July 1999 and served as non-executive Chairman of the Board from August 2013 through March 2022. He has also been a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee since March 2022. Mr. Dircks is a Managing Director of Charterhouse Strategic Partners LLC, a provider of strategically focused investments in growth companies in the United States. Mr. Dircks was previously Managing Partner of Charterhouse Equity Partners (“CEP”) and was responsible for managing and overseeing the investment of CEP’s multi-billion dollars of North America focused institutional private equity funds. CEP 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 CEP, he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Dircks currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI), a Federal Reserve member bank and the leading provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Fordham University.
Gale Fitzgerald has been a director since May 2007 and served as a member of the Audit Committee from May 2007 to March 2022. She has also been a member of the Compensation Committee since March 2022 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. and 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 (“IBM”). Ms. Fitzgerald worked at IBM for 18 years in various technical, marketing and management positions. Ms. Fitzgerald was a member of the board of directors of Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. (NYSE: DBD) through April 2019. Ms. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College and a Masters in Theology from Augustine Institute.
Darrell S. Freeman, Sr. has been a director and Audit Committee member since August 2018, and a Compensation Committee member since May 2020. He currently serves as the Executive Managing Director of Zycron, Inc., an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 and later sold to BG Staffing in 2017. Zycron, Inc. is now a division of BG Staffing, Inc. Zycron, Inc. provides IT staffing, outsourcing and project management services primarily in the healthcare, energy, and government sectors. Mr. Freeman also co-founded Tennessee-based Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) (“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, from its inception until 2022. Mr. Freeman also served on the board of directors and was the lead director of American Addiction Centers Inc. (OTC: AACH) from 2013 through October 2019. Mr. Freeman holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology and a Masters in Industrial Studies, both from Middle Tennessee State University.
John A. Martins has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since April 2022, after previously serving as Group President, Delivery since May 2021 and as Group President, Nurse and Allied from February 2021 to May 2021. Prior to joining Cross Country, Mr. Martins served as the Senior Vice President of Operations Strategy for Aya Healthcare, Inc. from November 2017 to January 2020. He also served as Senior Vice President, General Manager of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. from January 2015 to October 2017, and as President, Onward Healthcare and in various other positions from February 2008 to January 2015. Mr. Martins earned a B.S. from William Peterson University.
Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH has been a director and an Audit Committee member since May 2020 and a Governance and Nominating Committee member since May 2021. She has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ChristianaCare Health System, the largest health system in Delaware, since November 2014. 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. 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.
Mark Perlberg, JD has been a director and a Compensation Committee member since May 2015, and has served on the Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2020. In March 2022, Mr. Perlberg was appointed as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, effective May 2022. 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.
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.