Mark J. Tarr – President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Tarr has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Encompass Health since Dec. 29, 2016. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Tarr served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, from 2011-2016, having served as executive vice president of operations since Aug. 1, 2007, and as president of the company’s inpatient division since September 2004. He joined HealthSouth in 1993, and has held various management positions within the company. Tarr earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and his master’s in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Doug Coltharp – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Douglas (Doug) E. Coltharp was named chief financial officer on May 6, 2010. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Coltharp served as a partner at Arlington Capital Advisors and Arlington Investment Partners, LLC, a boutique investment banking and private equity firm. Coltharp also served 11 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Saks Inc. In this role, he was responsible for recapitalizing the company and guiding it through a series of acquisitions and organic growth strategies that transformed it from a small cap, regional department store operator to a Fortune 1000 national retailer. Coltharp began his career in 1987 at Nations Bank, N.A. (now part of Bank of America) and rose to become senior vice president and head of Southeast Corporate Banking. During this time, he advised Fortune 1000 companies on capital raising and other corporate financial matters. Coltharp graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and earned his master’s in business administration with concentrations in finance and strategic planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Barb Jacobsmeyer – Executive Vice President, President Inpatient Hospitals
Barb Jacobsmeyer was named executive vice president of operations on Dec. 29, 2016. She joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2007, serving as president of HealthSouth’s central region from 2012-2016 and as chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis, a partnership of BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, from 2007-2012. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Jacobsmeyer served as chief operating officer for Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University and her master’s degree in health services management from Webster University.
Patrick Darby – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Patrick Darby was named executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Encompass Health in February 2016. Prior to joining us, Darby was a partner of the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review.
April Anthony – Chief Executive Officer, Home Health and Hospice
April Anthony founded Encompass Home Health & Hospice in 1998 as her second successful home health venture. She has led Encompass Home Health & Hospice’s expansion from a single start-up location to an industry leader with a national presence. Anthony was also critically involved in the design and development of the company’s unique automation software, helping Encompass Home Health & Hospice lead the way in home health technology. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a certified public accountant and began her career at Price Waterhouse. Anthony moved into the home care industry in 1992 and soon became the owner and CEO of Liberty Health Services. She was the recipient of Ernst & Young’s prestigious 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year award based on her creative and innovative approach to home health care and has led the company’s long standing culture which has led to recognition on a national level as a best place to work.