Our Leadership Team

We are a team of caring professionals dedicated to helping our patients reach their highest potential and optimal independence through the delivery of personalized, complex nursing and rehabilitation services in a family-friendly environment.

Founders

Sherri Medina

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Sherri Medina is Principal and Chief Executive Officer for HealthBridge. Prior to HealthBridge, she was a key principal of Epic Ventures, a group specializing in investments in post-acute care solutions. During her career, she has served a pivotal role in the healthcare industry through targeted strategic operational, clinical and financial direction.

Dan Larson

Principal & Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Dan Larson is Principal and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for HealthBridge and was principal of Epic Ventures, a group specializing in investments in post-acute care solutions. He brings over 30 years in healthcare experience co-owning and building companies in the post-acute rehab space.

David Weiss

Principal & Chief Investment Officer

David Weiss is a founding Principal and Chief Investment Officer for HealthBridge. He brings this deep experience in facility acquisition and development to the the HealthBridge platform. For 30 years, David has been an active financier, owner, operator, and developer of high acuity, senior housing and commercial investment facilities.

“At HealthBridge, our culture truly exemplifies the best in collaboration, motivation and empowerment. Each member of our leadership team has proven experience and distinction in their respective fields and an ability to inspire others – all with the common goal of providing superior post-acute healthcare services.”

Sherri Medina – Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David Ripley

David Ripley, MD, MS, CRC, FAAPM&R, is Chief Medical Officer of HealthBridge.

Dawn Shuda

Dawn is Chief Financial Officer for HealthBridge.

Shawn Habibi

Shawn is Executive Vice President of Business Development for HealthBridge.

Jessica Black

Jessica Black is the Vice President of Business Operations for HealthBridge.

Rita Pathmanaban

Rita is Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations for HealthBridge.

Sheila Weeks

Sheila is Vice President of Operations for HealthBridge.

Jackie Burke

Jackie Burke is the Vice President of Rehabilitation Services for HealthBridge.

Ron Zika

Ron Zika currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for HealthBridge.

Angela Gibson

Angela Gibson currently serves as Vice resident of Hospital Transitions and Admissions for HealthBridge.

Miriam Boulger

Miriam Boulger currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for HealthBridge.

Dr. David Ripley

David Ripley, MD, MS, CRC, FAAPM&R, is Chief Medical Officer of HealthBridge.

Dawn Shuda

Dawn is Chief Financial Officer for HealthBridge.

Shawn Habibi

Shawn is Executive Vice President of Business Development for HealthBridge.

Jessica Black

Jessica Black is the Vice President of Business Operations for HealthBridge.

Rita Pathmanaban

Rita is Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations for HealthBridge.

Sheila Weeks

Sheila is Vice President of Operations for HealthBridge.

Jackie Burke

Jackie Burke is the Vice President of Rehabilitation Services for HealthBridge.

Ron Zika

Ron Zika currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for HealthBridge.

Angela Gibson

Angela Gibson currently serves as Vice resident of Hospital Transitions and Admissions for HealthBridge.

Miriam Boulger

Miriam Boulger currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for HealthBridge.

Our Physicians

Dr. Katherine Herzog, M.D.

Dr. Katherine Herzog, M.D., is a physiatrist who joined the HealthBridge St. Louis team in 2020. Dr. Herzog is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), brain injury medicine, and pain medicine.

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Dr. Sebastian Tobon, M.D.

Dr. Sebastian Tobon, M.D., is a physiatrist who joined HealthBridge Arlington Heights in May 2021. Dr. Tobon is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation PM&R, brain injury medicine and pain medicine.

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Dr. Susan Smiga, M.D.

Dr. Susan Smiga, MD, is a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with targeted expertise in pediatric and primary care settings. A seasoned clinician with broad diagnostic..

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