Leadership Team

Our leadership starts with our culture and faith.

The foundation of TMC’s success is servant leaders. Our executive team has extensive industry experience. Their steadfast dedication to service excellence has made TMC one of the nation’s leading contract therapy providers. But ultimately, our executive team is guided by something that is far more important.  They understand the significance of our “why” and are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.

TMC is privately owned by Mark and Dreama Waldrop. Together, they have extensive industry knowledge and an unwavering desire to serve  others.  Our leadership team is rounded out by dedicated individuals with exceptional skills in a variety of specialties.

Meet Our Leadership Team.

Mark Waldrop

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner

Mark Waldrop began his career in long-term care in 1979. In his 36 years in the business, he has held the positions of nursing home administrator and regional director for a national chain. Prior to co-founding TMC with his wife, Dreama, Mark was the executive vice president of operations for a chain of 56 skilled nursing facilities throughout nine states. Mark uses his unique expertise and provider’s-side perspective to guide TMC in delivering service excellence to our clients.

Dreama Waldrop, PT

President and Co-Owner

Dreama Waldrop has been a licensed physical therapist for more than 28 years and a business owner for over 25 years. Dreama provides the vision and guidance to ensure that TMC stays aligned with its core values. She also works closely with our leadership team to anticipate and prepare for changes in the industry that will impact our clients, patients, employees, and company. Her dedication as a clinician and leader ensures that TMC’s vision is embraced throughout our organization. Furthermore, her devotion to a company culture of “giving back” has resulted in the launch of TMC’s nonprofit, Together Making Changes.

Joel Wright, PT

Vice President of Operations

Joel Wright has worked in long-term care since 1995, starting his career as a physical therapist. In 2000, he began working for TMC as a regional director. Since then, Joel has gained experience in clinical training, program development and implementation, recruiting management, compliance, business development, and operational management. Joel was promoted to vice president of TMC in 2013. He now focuses on delivering quality therapy services in a fast-changing industry. Joel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Dalhousie University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi.

Kim Lewis, PT

Vice President of Clinical Advancement and Data Integration

Kim Lewis focuses on integrating evidence-based clinical education and treatment models within TMC’s proprietary therapy and education software. Kim also oversees the company’s efforts toward maximizing patient functional outcomes and the development of proactive models and education to assist staff in attaining clinical excellence. Her role at TMC allows her to share her passion for patient advocacy and care.

Leslie Welch, COTA, RAC-CT

Vice President of Reimbursement and Regulatory Compliance

Leslie Welch has 15 years of experience in occupational therapy. She spent 11 of these in a compliance and auditing position, specializing in skilled nursing facilities and outpatient therapy settings. Leslie has extensive experience in both leadership and compliance. She created and played the lead role in a number of emerging departments, ranging from billing, clinical documentation auditing and education to denial prevention and management. She is also the lead for spotting CMS trends and changes, and oversees the creation and implementation of training regarding Medicare guidelines.

Sangita Lewis, OTR

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Sangita Lewis has 12 years of clinical experience in mind, body, and spirit healing, through incorporating her specialization in lymphatic, craniosacral and visceral manipulation techniques. In addition, Sangita brings 15 years of business development skills in multiple settings, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, home health care agencies, physician offices, and outpatient clinics. Sangita’s passion for business development stems from her desire to be a resource in the healthcare industry by providing education in the areas of rehabilitation and leadership.

Nick Samarkos

Director of Healthcare Analytics

Nick Samarkos is responsible for collecting, monitoring, and studying data for financial analysis and reporting the economic conditions that impact our business. He has been in healthcare for the past 20 years. Nick started his career in healthcare as CFO for a large multi-specialty physician group before joining the therapy business with TMC in 2001. Nick graduated from the University of South Florida in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Danielle Pouti, OTR

Director of Communication and Systems Integration

Danielle Pouti has been an Occupational Therapist since 1998.  She started with TMC over 9 years ago in operations.  She is currently the Director of Communication and Systems Integration.  In this role Danielle oversees TMC’s social media platforms, internal communications, processes, education and trainings, tools and resources and new startups. Her passion lies in making a positive difference in the lives of everyone we serve and she is committed to providing our team members the tools and knowledge necessary to provide service excellence to all of the populations we serve.  Danielle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of New England.

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