AmeriWound is proud of its highly experienced and talented team. Each team member brings industry-specific expertise to their respective roles as they execute the AmeriWound mission, vison and values. By virtue of applying and leveraging our team’s combined expertise, experience, and talents in the service of our patients, AmeriWound clients have been the recipients of the highest standards and level of physician wound care.
MILTON SCHACHTER, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Over the course of his career, Mr. Schachter built and led the Mid South’s first federally qualified HMO, partnered with Prudential to grow the health plan to 100,000 commercial and Medicaid members. Over an 18-year period, Mr. Schachter founded and led Health First Medical Group with 100 providers and its affiliated 600 provider multi state PHO. Mr. Schachter subsequently merged this organization into a 5 state MedPartners region which he successfully led achieving a 9.5% EBITDA.
Mr. Schachter led a major Orthopedic practice increasing their revenues by 35% and profitability by 26%. Mr. Schachter served as Senior Manager for Ernst & Young and Executive in Residence for LEK where he authored a number of ACO white papers. During his consulting period, Mr. Schachter led a number of hospital, group practice, ACO, home health, ASC, payer and private equity projects including developing a major/national payer’s ACO go to market strategy.
Mr. Schachter received a BA from Yeshiva University and an MPA in Healthcare Administration from New York University.
SAMSON FIXLER, MSBA
Chief Operatng Officer
Over the course of his career, he founded and led a mobile dentistry practice servicing skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities throughout Northeast Ohio. Prior to his healthcare experience, Mr. Fixler served as project manager and senior business analyst for Delaware Investments, a subsidiary of Lincoln National.
Mr. Fixler received his BA from Yeshiva University and an MSBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.
ROSS LEIGHLITER, MBA
Chief Financial Office
Mr. Leighliter was previously Assistant VP of Finance for Nashville, TN based Symbion Healthcare (now Surgery Partners), where he served as the financial leader of the Northeast Region. During that period, his region was comprised of eight ambulatory (same-day) surgery centers in five states with $45 million in annual revenue. Over his twelve years at Symbion, he also held the roles of Regional Controller and Business Manager.
Mr. Leighliter earned his Bachelors degree from Kent State University and Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
DR. TERENCE NAVIN, MD, MPH, DABPMR, CWSP, FACCWS, FAPWCA
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Navin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician of the American Board of Wound Management and is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.
Dr. Navin graduated Phi Beta Kappa with double majors from Villanova University where he was a Presidential Scholarship recipient. He completed his medical education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the combined M.D./M.P.H. program and completed his residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
MELISSA CHINCHAR, RN, IPCO, WCC
Director of Wound Care Education
Mrs. Chinchar has 20 years of nursing experience including long term care, within skilled nursing and hospice. She served as the Director of Nursing in long term care facilities for 10 years. Mrs. Chinchar is a Certified Infection Preventionist and is wound care certified by NAWCO.
Director of Human Resources
Throughout her career, Jessica has worked within, and as a vendor for, many skilled nursing facilities. Jessica is a graduate of Cleveland State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
STEPHANIE LOVIN, MS
Regional Director of Ohio, Illinois & Indiana
Mrs. Lovin has over 17 years of diverse sales and project management experience. During her prior experience with Pharmanex, LLC, she was responsible for establishing and maintaining accounts, designing strategic implementation processes, and successfully facilitating continuous training within the healthcare industry.
Mrs. Lovin holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University.
Regional Manager of Northern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania
Ms. Tasca previously owned a sports training business where she developed comprehensive training plans, and trained and developed many athletes in the art of figure skating. During this time, Ms. Tasca fine-tuned her sales skills, and within three years, tripled her clientele. .
Ms Tasca graduated from John Carroll in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. She then continued her education, earning her degree in Biology.
Regional Manager of Northern California
Ms. Phipps received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and she is Wound Care Certified.
SHANNON PARKER BA, CWCMS
Regional Manager of Southern California
Ms. Parker’s passion for wound care, stems from being attacked by a mountain lion. She subsequently woke up in the hospital with 298 wound lacerations from head to toe. Read more about Ms. Parker's story:
Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University- Bakersfield in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and she is a Certified Wound Care Market Specialist through the Wound Care Education Institute (CWCMS).
CHRISTOPHER CHURCH, OT, MBA
Regional Manager of New York
Mr. Church has nearly 10 years of progressive healthcare experience. He has worked as an Occupational Therapist, and served as Director of Patient Experience, Assistant Administrator, and Operations Manager in long-term care. Chris’ healthcare leadership responsibilities spanned quality assurance, care coordination, staffing logistics, risk management, auditing and compliance, and overall continuous quality improvement.
Mr. Church holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness Management, a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego and Utica College.
DAVID MILLER, LNHA
Regional Manager of New York, New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania
David has extensive high-level experience in operating and conducting new business, developing and closing sales for various Healthcare facilities and entities. He has enjoyed regular deficiency-free survey successes as a LNHA. .
Through his career, David has also virtually tripled the census at various Medical Adult Day Care Centers. David is known as a strong advocate for the frail and elderly residing in SNF’s, and his peers view him as a motivated, dedicated, loyal and devoted professional.
Manager of Physician Recruitment
Prior to joining AmeriWound, Alexis worked in the clinical sector, both as a healthcare recruiter and addressing quality improvement of patient care for military veterans. She also worked at various non-profit organizations.
Ms. Samhric holds a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Clinical Psychology. She is currently working on her Master of Healthcare Administration and will receive a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
National Physician Recruiter
Prior to joining the AmeriWound physician recruitment team, Allison worked as a senior accounting recruiter and also worked in automotive sales.
Ms. Denk holds a BS in accounting from Kent State University.