President and CEO

Rafael J. Sciullo assumed his role as president and CEO of Empath Health in early February, 2013. In the time since he became the organization’s leader, he has refocused its inpatient care centers, expanded its home health program, overseen growth in the Suncoast PACE program and developed new partnerships with other health care and community organizations.

Sciullo blends his propensity for attention to detail and fiscal soundness with heartfelt empathy and concern for patients and families. “There is no more important job humans can do for one another than caring for patients at the end of life,” he says. He believes in staying close to patients and families to know firsthand what’s important to them and understand their needs. He stresses the significance of focus on patients and families with his leadership team and staff. His leadership style may be defined as open and transparent.

As a past chairperson and current board member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and a recipient of NHPCO’s Founder Award, Sciullo is recognized nationally as a trendsetter in his field. He is a member of Hospice Executive Round Table, a group of hospice leaders who engage in ideas exchange and study ways to advance and enhance hospice care in the United States. Sciullo holds three master’s degrees and was educated at Duns Scotus College, Southfield, Mich, University of San Diego and University of Connecticut.

Empath Health Senior Leadership

Cathi Carr
VP, Care Support Services

Cathi oversees Durable Medical Equipment (DME); Infusion Services; Pharmacy; and Medical Equipment and Supplies

Cathi CarrVP, Care Support Services

Cathi oversees Durable Medical Equipment (DME); Infusion Services; Pharmacy; and Medical Equipment and Supplies

Wade Childress, SPHR
VP, Operations and Human Resources

Wade oversees Human Resources; Center for Learning; and Facilities

Wade Childress, SPHRVP, Operations and Human Resources

Wade oversees Human Resources; Center for Learning; and Facilities

Lynne C. Craver
Chief Mission Implementation Officer

Lynne oversees IT; Telehealth; Emergency Management; and Special Missions Projects

Lynne C. CraverChief Mission Implementation Officer

Lynne oversees IT; Telehealth; Emergency Management; and Special Missions Projects

Karen Davis-Pritchett, M.Ef.
VP, Access & Inclusion

Karen oversees Professional and Community Relations; Diversity Programs; Veterans Services; and Volunteer Services.

Karen Davis-Pritchett, M.Ef.VP, Access & Inclusion

Karen oversees Professional and Community Relations; Diversity Programs; Veterans Services; and Volunteer Services.

Jennifer Kaminsky, LCSW, MBA
VP, Home Health & Elder Services

Jennifer oversees PACE; Home Health; Private Duty; Adult Day Care; and Elder Services

Jennifer Kaminsky, LCSW, MBAVP, Home Health & Elder Services

Jennifer oversees PACE; Home Health; Private Duty; Adult Day Care; and Elder Services

Lawrence Kay, M.D., FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Empath Health

Dr. Kay oversees all medical programs, provides clinical strategic direction and manages all physicians throughout the agency.

Lawrence Kay, M.D., FAAFPChief Medical Officer (CMO) Empath Health

Dr. Kay oversees all medical programs, provides clinical strategic direction and manages all physicians throughout the agency.

Scott Kistler, MHA
VP, Strategy and Business Development

Scott oversees Strategic Planning; Business Development; Palliative Care Consultation Services; Public Policy; Admissions; Intake; Switchboard

Scott Kistler, MHAVP, Strategy and Business Development

Scott oversees Strategic Planning; Business Development; Palliative Care Consultation Services; Public Policy; Admissions; Intake; Switchboard

Mitchel Morel, CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Mitchel Morel, CFOChief Financial Officer
Laura Mosby
VP, Compliance and Organizational Excellence

Laura is the Ethics and Compliance Officer; HIPAA Privacy Officer; oversees risk management and High Reliability Organization efforts; and Health Information Management

Laura MosbyVP, Compliance and Organizational Excellence

Laura is the Ethics and Compliance Officer; HIPAA Privacy Officer; oversees risk management and High Reliability Organization efforts; and Health Information Management

Stacy Orloff, EdD, LCSW, ACHP-SW
VP, Innovation and Community Health

Stacy oversees EPIC; PACE; Community Counseling; Pediatric Services; and Population Health

Stacy Orloff, EdD, LCSW, ACHP-SWVP, Innovation and Community Health

Stacy oversees EPIC; PACE; Community Counseling; Pediatric Services; and Population Health

Marci Pruitt, RN, BSN
VP, Hospice

Marci oversees Patient Care Teams; Crisis Care; Inpatient Care Centers; Supplemental Staffing; Integrative Medicine Clinic; and Bereavement, Social Work and Spiritual Care

Marci Pruitt, RN, BSNVP, Hospice

Marci oversees Patient Care Teams; Crisis Care; Inpatient Care Centers; Supplemental Staffing; Integrative Medicine Clinic; and Bereavement, Social Work and Spiritual Care

Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRM
VP, Philanthropy

Kathy oversees Fundraising; Resale Stores; Planned Giving; Endowment; Grants; Special Events; and Marketing and Communications

Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRMVP, Philanthropy

Kathy oversees Fundraising; Resale Stores; Planned Giving; Endowment; Grants; Special Events; and Marketing and Communications

Empath Health Board Members

Kelli Hanley Crabb, Esq., Chair
Ben Hayes, Vice Chair
Chad Whetstone, Treasurer
Linda Plaster, Secretary
Michael Gaines, Past Chair
Rafael J. Sciullo, President & CEO
Patrick Barmore
Mary Jean Etten
Deborah Nicklaus