The Company

Simplura Health Group’s origins go back to 1955 when the founding organization – All Metro Health Care – began providing services in Long Island, NY. Since then All Metro expanded across the state of New York and acquired operations in New Jersey and Florida to become one of the largest and most respected home care companies in the country. In 2015 All Metro purchased CareGivers America in Pennsylvania; in 2016 All Metro purchased Multicultural Home in Massachusetts and in 2017 All Metro purchased Independence Healthcare, also in Massachusetts. All three of these companies are among the most trusted names in home care in their respective markets. The brand Simplura is our way of recognizing that we are all Better Together as we continue to manage and grow our existing businesses and expand our family of companies through future acquisitions.

The Leadership Team

Corporate Office

Dave Middleton

President and Chief Executive Officer, Simplura

Dave joined All Metro as CFO in 2007 and was promoted to President/CEO of All Metro (now Simplura Health Group) shortly thereafter. During his tenure, All Metro grew both organically and through the acquisition of Caregivers America, Multicultural Home Care and Independence Healthcare.

Dave has diverse experience in finance, operations and general management in both the services and manufacturing industries, with particular expertise in process optimization, operational and fiscal discipline, and working capital management. Prior to joining All Metro, he was President/CEO of Irving Tanning Company, where he was recruited by its private equity ownership to develop and execute a turnaround and reorganization. Previously, Dave was an executive at Hanson Industries, the US arm of a UK-based conglomerate, where he initially worked in several corporate accounting positions before being promoted to group controller. While at Hanson, Dave was asked to lead a restructuring at one of its newly-acquired operating companies, a $200+ million automotive and furniture leather upholstery supplier, where Dave was initially installed as CFO and ultimately was promoted to President of the subsidiary.

Dave also has entrepreneurial experience in real estate development as well as his own accounting practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey (inactive status) and earned a bachelor of arts in Accounting at Monmouth University.

James Caruso

Chief Financial Officer

Jim has been CFO since 2016, responsible for financial reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, information technology, lender and investor relations, and day-to-day financial operations across the Simplura group of companies, as well as for all merger and acquisition activity.

Prior to joining Simplura, Jim served as lead partner of the Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) group for the PA/NJ market of RSM US LLP.  Jim assumed leadership of this then-fledgling FAO practice upon joining a regional Philadelphia CPA firm in late 2005, which was merged into RSM on January 1, 2015. At the regional firm, Jim also led its Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Jim oversaw all aspects of both the FAO and TAS service lines, including business development and day-to-day management, while acting as part-time CFO for various clients and leading financial due diligence on more than 70 acquisitions.

Previously, Jim was EVP/CFO of a private equity-backed manufacturing company, held financial management roles in operating units of two Fortune 500 companies, was a management consultant in a boutique firm specializing in process improvement and ERP implementations, and worked for Deloitte in two separate stints in both auditing and management consulting roles.

Jim has a BA in accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York. He is a CPA in NY and in PA, and holds the AICPA’s Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification. Jim is an adjunct professor of accounting in an executive MBA program at Philadelphia University, has authored seven articles for the PA CPA Journal and sits on its Editorial Board, and is a frequent speaker/panelist.

Evan Kaplan

Chief Compliance Officer

Evan Kaplan is Chief Compliance Officer of Simplura Health Group. Reporting directly to both the CEO and the Board of Directors, he oversees the Corporate Compliance Program and is responsible for establishing standards, controls, and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements and promoting legal, ethical, and proper conduct. Evan liaises with Federal and State agencies, leads corporate efforts related to the detection, investigation, and prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse, and manages the use of outside counsel. Evan considers the Compliance Department to serve as a support function. As such, he involves himself in operational activities across all levels of the organization and aims to ensure that his advice to stakeholders takes into account key business objectives.

Immediately prior to joining Simplura, Evan was the Chief Compliance Officer of AlphaCare of New York where he helped navigate its entry into MAPD, D-SNP, I-SNP, and FIDA product lines. Prior to Alpha Care, Evan was an Assistant Vice President for Affinity Health Plan, where he organized its lobbying efforts, managed the many operational changes dictated by Medicaid Redesign Team initiatives, and served as Corporate Secretary to its Board. This managed care experience was preceded by Evan’s provision of consultative services to several State Medicaid agencies while a Senior Consultant with Burns & Associates. Evan is a former Assistant Attorney General and litigated State of Georgia’s most complex and highest-profile healthcare cases.

Evan received a B.A. and M.P.H. from Emory University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Seth Shapiro

VP and Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Shapiro is Simplura’s Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  He joined the Company in June 1989.  Mr. Shapiro has spent his entire career with the Company.  He has worked in nearly every department at both the branch and corporate levels, and is highly knowledgeable about every aspect of the Company’s operations and the home health care industry in general.  He is currently responsible for the oversight of all the administrative departments of All Metro Health Care. In addition, Mr. Shapiro is actively involved in running the day-to-day operations of the overall business along with Dave.  He has also been actively involved in the diligence, negotiations and integration of many of the Company’s acquired businesses.

Mr. Shapiro graduated from Boston University with a BA in economics, and graduated from Brooklyn Law School with a JD.

Market Leadership

Mia Haney

President Pennsylvania Market

Mia Haney is the President of Simplura’s Pennsylvania operations, locally known as CareGivers America. Mia has been working in the organization for 10+ years. In her role, she oversees the provision of Medicaid and Medicare home health services. Mia has dedicated her career to growing and advancing the organization as well as the industry in the Pennsylvania market. Early in her career she was involved in advocacy efforts to implement licensing for home care agencies and registries as well as a collaborative effort to create a guidebook for agencies seeking licensure in Pennsylvania.

Mia has served on a variety of statewide industry committees including Quality Councils for the Office of Long Term Living and the Office of Developmental Programs. Additionally, Ms. Haney is active with the Pennsylvania Homecare Association, where she has served as the Public Policy Committee Chair and was elected as President of the Board of Directors for 2019-2020.

Ms. Haney holds an MBA from the University of Scranton and a BBA cum laude from the University of Miami.

Rich Keller

President NY, NJ and FL Markets

Rich is the President of All Metro Health Care, Simplura’s NY, FL and NJ operations, where he oversees revenue growth and is responsible for operations and financial results of all of All Metro’s branches in these regions. Rich joined the Simplura team in 2015 as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development where he had responsibility for sourcing new business opportunities including acquisitions, and developing the company’s value based strategy.

Prior to joining Simplura, Rich was the Vice President of Government Programs at Treo Solutions (which was acquired by 3M’s Health Information Systems Division). 3M Health Information Systems provides advisory and analytics services to health plans, governments, and health care delivery systems to help align incentives, strengthen financial performance, improve the quality of care, and manage population health. As VP of Government Programs, Rich provided strategic advisory services to State Medicaid programs on Medicaid redesign efforts.

Prior to joining 3M, Rich was the Chief Operating Officer of WellCare of Connecticut and WellCare of New Jersey, and the Executive Director of WellCare of New York’s upstate markets, overseeing day to day plan operations in the respective geographies. Rich also held leadership positions at GHI HMO Select and ProMedCo Hudson Valley, a physician management company.

Rich received an MBA from Pace University and a BA from the University of Vermont.

Carolyn McCarthy

President Massachusetts Market

Carolyn McCarthy is the President of Multicultural Home Care, Freedom Home Care and Independence Health Care, Simplura’s MA operations, where she oversees revenue growth and is responsible for operations and financial results of these subsidiaries. Carolyn joined the Simplura team in 2016 through its acquisition of Multicultural Home Care where she held the role as CEO since 2008.

Prior to joining Simplura, Carolyn was the President of Medical Resources Home Health Care Corp. from 2002 to 2008. In this role she was responsible for revenue growth, operations and financial results of eleven branch offices in MA. In addition, she was responsible for the development and Certification of their skilled nursing business through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Prior to joining Medical Resources, Carolyn served in various management level positions within the Home Care/Home Health Care Industry since 1988. These agencies included in addition to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Services, Personal Care Homemaking, Home Health Aide, Pharmacy, DME, High Tech Pediatrics and Behavioral Health.

Carolyn received a Master in Public Administration and Health Administration from the Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Management in 1990 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in 1986.

James Watson

Executive Vice President NY Waiver Market

Jim Watson is the Company’s Executive Vice President. Jim oversees the company’s two NY Medicaid Waiver programs – Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). His responsibilities include revenue growth, business development, service delivery, financial performance and client relationship management. He has worked for the Company since January 1995. Jim is one of the Company’s most accomplished sales representatives. He has had several roles since joining the organization including expanding into new markets, completion of over twenty-five acquisitions, overseeing the company’s marketing and sales efforts, building the Company’s largest service territory and managing two of the Company’s industry leading service sectors: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Programs. Mr. Watson graduated from Hofstra University with a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance. He has been working in home care since 1986, including a Vice President of Brightman’s Health Care Service. Mr. Watson also served as a National Support Manager for Automatic Data Processing (“ADP”).

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