Nova’s Leadership Team
Ulf Rohde is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Medical Centers. After completion of his pre-medical education at Baylor University and upon the achievement of his medical studies, Dr. Rohde opened his first medical center in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. In 2002 Dr. Rohde re-focused the direction of the company on occupational medicine which has culminated in Nova growing to 48 clinics in four states employing over 600 healthcare staff. Dr. Rohde brings more than 20 years of invaluable healthcare experience to Nova as its original owner, operator, and clinician.
Mr. Meymand has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management with a record of success in strategic planning, sales and marketing, and team administration and leadership. Mr. Meymand has been an innovative leader at Nova since 1999. His key roles include oversight of clinical administration and operations, enterprise sales and marketing, strategic network and payor contracting, software development and implementation, government and regulatory affairs, facility development and management, IT administration and ongoing business advancement.
Mr. Flack has more than 30 years of business experience, principally in healthcare, insurance and business services.
Prior to Nova Medical Centers, Mr. Flack was a consulting CFO for Physicians Plus Insurance Company, an affiliate of Meriter Health System, Interim Chief Executive Officer for an Oregon based health insurance start up and CFO for Priority Health. Mr. Flack served as Executive Vice President and CFO for Concentra Network Services prior to their tax free spin-off from Concentra and the formation of Viant Holdings, Inc. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years at Kemper Insurance and Financial Services in various corporate finance roles including 7 years based in the London reinsurance market.
Mr. Flack received his Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Northern Illinois University, his Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.
Mr. Frey manages all aspects of Nova’s legal, risk management and compliance functions including corporate governance, contracting, insurance and litigation. Mr. Frey has over 20 years of legal and operational experience and has previously held leadership positions as the Vice President and General Counsel at Correctional Healthcare Companies and also as Senior Public Service Administrator and Legal Counsel with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Mr. Frey has also served as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General and engaged in private practice in Illinois. Shelton holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and is licensed in the State of Illinois.
Gert Rohde, D.O.
Dr. Rohde graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and has over 15 years of healthcare experience. He was the Chief Resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, prior to entering the specialized field of occupational medicine in 2002. Dr. Rohde oversees all medical operations and ensures delivery of quality, outcome-based healthcare services.
Mr. Mais is the senior human resources leader for the company, and is responsible for continuously improving the human resources organization and environment. With more than 20 years of human resources experience, Mr. Mais is a true business partner to the senior leadership team and ensures the performance of the HR organization in areas of internal communication, talent development, compensation and benefit design, labor relations strategy and HRIS management. Additionally, Mr. Mais plays a key role in board relations, strategic planning, executive team coaching, financial responsibility and organizational culture.
Mr. Mais holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA degree from Nova Southeastern University, a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Villanova University, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and a certificate in Employee Relations Law from the Institute for Applied Management & Law.
Mrs. Nabors has been an integral part of the Nova Medical Centers team for over 12 years. She is responsible for development and administration of all sales operations to achieve Nova’s objectives of growth, profitability, productivity and visibility while ensuring a consistent, uniform message.
Mr. Neer is a senior healthcare management executive with more than 25 years of experience and previously held leadership positions within the healthcare industry, including Senior Vice President of Network Development for WellComp Managed Care Services, a subsidiary of York Risk Services. His experience spans healthcare providers, networks, payors and state regulatory entities. At Nova, Mr. Neer is responsible for network/managed care relationships and strategic development on a national basis. He oversees Nova’s internal credentialing and quality assurance programs. In addition, Mr. Neer assists the senior leadership team with strategic direction for further expansion into new markets.
Dr. Trisha Perry, PT, DPT, CWcHP
With over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Perry oversees Nova’s entire compass of physical therapy, including growth planning and execution, development and strategic operational efficiency. Dr. Perry is a board member of the Occupational Health Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section, as well as a member of the Section on Health Policy and Administration. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences, her Master of Physical Therapy and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology at Southwest Baptist University. Dr. Perry is a Certified Worker’s Compensation Healthcare Provider, a Certified Clinical Instructor, a charter member of the Work Rehab Clinical Practice Guidelines Development Group, and has held multiple allied health board positions and committee member roles.
Dr. Kimberly Marryott Lee PT, DHS
Dr. Lee is a physical therapist with over 20 years of clinical and management experience, and has been providing leadership and operational oversight for therapy services in the occupational health environment since 2011. Dr. Lee graduated from Hahnemann University with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1994, and then went on to receive her Doctorate in Health Professions from the University of Indianapolis in 2006. She is also a certified vestibular rehabilitation therapist and a credentialed clinical instructor. Dr. Lee has served as a Delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates, past Vice President and Legislative Chair for the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, member of the inaugural RM Poole Leadership Development Committee, and served on faculty at Georgia State University in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Dr. Anthony Cheung, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic
Dr. Cheung oversees and implements enterprise-wide learning, research, and development initiatives for the Physical Therapy department. Dr. Cheung earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman‘s University; Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Houston. Dr. Cheung is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as well as an author on the upcoming "Work Rehabilitation and Physical Therapist Practice" Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Cheung holds a Diploma in Osteopractic from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and has co-taught for courses on both spinal manipulation and dry needling interventions. Dr. Cheung is an instructor for an online continuing education course of the Cervical Spine through PTWebucation and has lectured on manual therapy for Pima Medical Institute’s Physical Therapist Assistant program while also serving on their PTA Program Advisory Board.
Ms. Winegardner has over 12 years of experience in a broad spectrum of occupational healthcare industry roles, finding her niche in occupational medicine management. Ms. Winegardner administers day-to-day clinic operations to ensure the highest standard of service delivery, medical outcomes, patient satisfaction and customer service. Ms. Winegardner is responsible for executing seamless clinical workflow while maintaining compliance with company protocols and procedures enterprise-wide.
With more than 17 years of real estate and corporate facilities management experience, Mr. Shoemaker has previously held executive leadership positions within the retail and service industries. His experience includes multi-location market strategy, new location site selection, portfolio management, and facilities process improvement.
Mr. Shoemaker holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas and an MBA degree from Southern Methodist University, Real Property Administrator and Facilities Management Administrator certification from the Building Owners and Managers Institute and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member designee through the CCIM Institute.
Mr. Rohde Oversees all aspects of facility development and construction, and consults with company personnel on all aspects of clinic design to ensure a safe and effective clinic environment for patients and employees. Previously, Mr. Rohde served as the Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment and continues to provide leadership in health, safety and risk management to the organization by ensuring all facility policies and programs meet or exceed legal requirements.
Mr. Rohde earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and in Business from Houston Baptist University.