Leadership & Staff
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Kathy oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. Prior to serving as CEO of The Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, Kathy held the position of vice president of quality and patient safety for Memorial Health University Medical Center. Kathy has more than 35 years of experience in working in healthcare in management roles and as a physical therapist. Sixteen years of her experience have been with Memorial Health University Medical Center. Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Steven Novack
Dr. Novack serves as the director of rehabilitation medicine at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation having completed his residency at Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1989. Additionally, he is a member of the medical staff at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Director of Human Resources
Becky joined HealthSouth in 2015 with the opening of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah. She came with more than 20 years of human resources experience with more than 18 of those years in a hospital setting. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University in general business.
Oliver received a graduate degree from E.S.C. Pau in France with an emphasis in accounting and finance. Oliver also obtained an MBA from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Oliver spent nine years as chief financial officer for a local home health care, hospice and private duty company. In his spare time, Oliver plays league tennis and enjoys traveling with his wife and son.
Director of Quality
Greg has more than 25 years of experience with positions in healthcare management and the sales industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Brewton Parker College. He is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Medal. When not at work, he enjoys the outdoors and is an avid sports fan.
Director of Therapy Operations
Shane has been employed at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro for 22 years. He received a BS degree in athletic training/physical education from Livingston University in 1991, M.S. in exercise science in 1995 from Arkansas State University and M.S. in physical therapy in 2006 from Arkansas State University. He was the outpatient team leader, inpatient therapy manager prior to the director of therapy operations role.
Karey B. Lee
Director of Marketing Operations
Karey brings more than 19 years of marketing and sales experience to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah with nine of those years being in a healthcare setting. Prior to healthcare, she was a partner in a Midwest advertising and marketing firm using her prior experience managing advertising accounts for Fortune 500 companies. She graduated with a degree in business communications and her love of the arts influenced her decision to also pursue a degree in theater.
Director of Plant Operations
Kyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in operations management from Georgia Tech in 2011. Upon graduation, he became a department manager for a food packaging and canning plant. Most recently, he put his analytical skills to use by working at Memorial University Medical Center in the quality department performing data analyses before becoming the business manager of the operating room.