Patient-Centered Care

Our physicians and nurse practitioners deliver care to patients in:

 

+ Skilled Nursing Facilities

+ Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers

+ Assisted Living Communities

+ Hospitals & Healthcare Systems

Meet Our Leaders

We are a clinically-led team that includes experienced healthcare business leaders.

Monica Hullinger

Monica Hullinger

President

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Monica Hullinger

President

Monica Hullinger is a seasoned business executive with more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience. She first joined the organization in 2019 as Executive Vice President. In 2020, Legacy Care’s Board of Directors appointed her to serve as president.

Among her career highlights, Monica served as Sentara Healthcare’s vice president of home care operations. Prior to that role, she was vice president at Kindred Healthcare, overseeing multiple home health locations across the nation. She also is the former regional vice president for Gentiva Health Services that included 88 home health locations in four states.

A Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Monica is the recipient of more than a dozen industry awards based on her trusted leadership and dedication, such as Employee of the Year and the Virginia Association of Home Care’s Visionary Award.

Active in the community, she is past board member of the Virginia Association of Home Care and many other civic groups. Monica earned a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration from William Woods University in Missouri.

Monica and her husband have a son, daughter, dog and cat. She also has a wide array of hobbies, including watersports, bowling, skiing, refinishing furniture, reading and more.

Danny Felty, MD

Danny Felty, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Danny Felty, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Felty is a practicing family medicine physician and current medical director of several long-term care facilities in Virginia. Renowned for his expertise in post-acute care, recently Dr. Felty was appointed to serve on the Governor of Virginia’s COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Task Force.

Throughout his distinguished medical career, Dr. Felty has cared for thousands of patients in private practice, acute care and post-acute care settings. In 2017, he joined LGS Legacy Care, maintaining both an administrative leadership position and clinical medical directorships for several post-acute care centers.

Dr. Felty serves as president of the state chapter for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. In this role, he is actively engaged with issues at the national level. Dr. Felty also is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Additionally, he is a member of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians.

A distinguished graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Dr. Felty earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology with a minor in psychology. He then earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his residency.

Dr. Felty and his wife, Heather, are both healthcare professionals. Together, they are very active in their church, serving in several capacities to support the faith-based community in Richmond, Virginia. The pair are the proud parents of their sons Sam and Eli. As a family, they enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as golf, boating on the river and mountain biking.

 

Julie Miller, AGPCNP-C

Julie Miller, AGPCNP-C

Chief Training & Compliance Officer

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Julie Miller, AGPCNP-C

Chief Training and Compliance Officer

Julie Miller was born on Nurse’s Day. So it is little surprise her career path led her to become a nurse practitioner.

Her background in medicine spans more than 20 years, delivering care to patients in healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities around the nation. Julie spent many years working in critical intensive care units, specializing in cardiac surgical care and neurology.

Julie joined Legacy Care in 2018, starting out as an independent nurse practitioner caring for patients in post-acute facilities and assisted living centers. She transitioned into training and education, where she now leads the medical group’s credentialing, onboarding, and continuing education program.

Board-certified as an adult geriatric primary care nurse, Julie earned a Master’s degree in Adult and Geriatric Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing with honors from the University of Phoenix in Tampa.

Beth Burke

Beth Burke

VP of Operations

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Beth Burke

Vice President of Operations

Beth is responsible for managing a team of regional directors who serve more than 100 providers in 100 care facilities across the Mid-Atlantic. Through her leadership, Beth guides, trains and supports her team for efficacious market management and business development, working collaboratively with corporate leadership to develop strategic growth opportunities.

Beth’s background pulls from education, having dedicated more than fifteen years to teaching and administration in several public and private school systems across the United States.

After transitioning into healthcare, her educational roots now influence her strong dedication to staff development, continuing education and team building. In fact, soon after she joined Legacy Care in 2016, she and the medical group’s Chief Medical Officer created a new customer relationship and recruitment program.

Beth earned a Bachelor’s of Science in education from William Jewell College and a master of education and administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In her spare time when she is not at her sons’ lacrosse games, Beth is an avid runner, musician, cook and watercolor painter.

Marcia Meredith

Marcia Meredith

VP of Communications & Culture

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Marcia Meredith

Vice President of Communications & Culture

A public relations strategist for more than two decades, Marcia has dedicated most of her career working in healthcare. She joined Legacy Care in 2020, and is responsible for external and internal communication strategies.

Before joining Legacy Care, Marcia created and led internal communications programs for Virginia Commonwealth University Healthcare System, several HCA Healthcare hospitals, Novant Health, Atrium Health and others. Marcia’s specialties include branding, internal communications and media relations. Additionally, she’s authored numerous articles that are frequently published in national trade publications and community newspapers.

Marcia earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has an Advanced Public Information Officer Certification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

When she’s not working, Marcia enjoys HIIT fitness training, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and spending time with her daughter and family.

 

John Paul "JP" Jones

John Paul "JP" Jones

Area Vice President

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John Paul “JP” Jones

Area Vice President

Throughout his career, JP has specialized in post-acute care operations with a focus on regulatory compliance in the skilled nursing industry. He joined Legacy Care in 2019,  leading business development and maintaining client and clinical provider relationships prior to serving as Area Vice President.

Post-acute and long-term care have been a part of JP’s heritage for generations. His family has worked in the industry in various capacities, and JP volunteered often, too, including playing piano for nursing home residents. Shortly after graduating from college, he began his career as a marketing liaison in a skilled nursing facility, then moved into a regional position where he gained experience in operations and compliance.

A graduate from the University of Georgia, JP earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management and minor in Communications.

JP and his wife recently welcomed a new baby daughter into their family. When he’s not spending time with his loved ones, JP has a passion for professional American Saddlebred Horse breeding and showing.

Lauree Criss

Lauree Criss

Transitional Care Management Director

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Lauree Criss

Transitional Care Management Director

With more than 25 years of experience, Lauree has devoted a majority of her career to healthcare. She has an extensive background in transition of care and post-acute services, with a strong history of striving to improve a patient’s journey across the continuum of care.

Among her career highlights, Lauree served as a Director of Transitional Care for Allegheny Health Network. She also held leadership roles at Barnes Healthcare Services, CarePoint Partners and Ohio Valley Hospital. Additionally, Lauree has led teams to success in start-up organizations through proven sales strategies, best practices, operational proficiencies and accountability.

Lauree earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications and Business from John Carroll University.

Outside of the workplace, Lauree likes  spending time with her family and sailing.

Steve Deighton

Steve Deighton

Recruitment Manager

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Steve Deighton

Recruitment Manager

Steve has devoted his career to healthcare recruiting for almost two decades. He joined Legacy Care in 2018, providing leadership, innovation and enhancement to the recruitment team.

Before joining Legacy Care, Steve owned two search firms and also served in several senior-level recruiting positions. Often tapped for selection advice by leaders from a broad range of industries, he has served as a keynote speaker during a state association conference on “Hiring the Right Fit.”

Steve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management, Leadership, and Strategy from Michigan State University.

An avid outdoorsman, Steve lives with his wife Gwen and their son in Virginia Beach. Together, their family enjoys walking, biking, and fishing.

Traci Lopez

Traci Lopez

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

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Traci Lopez

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Traci Lopez serves as the Director of Revenue Cycle Management. She has deep experience in this arena, having more than two decades of experience.

After joining Legacy Care in 2017, Traci received several promotions. She first served as a credentialing specialist, then was promoted to credentialing manager prior to her most recent leadership position.

When she’s away from work, Traci enjoys gardening and spending time with her Dachshunds and family.

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Director of Provider Compensation

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Laura Thompson

Director of Provider Compensation

Laura Thompson serves as Legacy Care’s Director of Provider Compensation. In this role, she leads the compensation work flow process in partnership with the finance and operations teams. Laura first joined Legacy Care in 2017.

Laura began her career in finance, working as an accountant for an international manufacturing firm. She then served as Controller for a market research company with both national and international clients. Her additional roles include serving as a State of Virginia tax representative an a managerial accountant that also included a heavy focus on human resources.

A graduate of Florida State University’s College of Business, Laura earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.

Outside the office, Laura enjoys being by the water — sailing, swimming, snorkeling or lounging on the beach with a good book. In her spare time, she can be found with her family and friends, or enthusiastically keeping up with Florida State football (Go Seminoles!).

Tina Mason

Tina Mason

Regional Director of Operations

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Tina Mason

Regional Director of Operations 

Tina Mason is a seasoned healthcare leader who has more than 26 years of experience in the industry. She is serving as Legacy’s Care regional director of operations, responsible for leading business development and maintaining client and provider relationships.

Administratively, Tina has served in operations and management roles for hospital systems such as Riverside Healthcare, large medical practices and long-term care communities. She has deep experience in business development, national sales and account management and operations. She also has expertise in coding and billing, holding a Certified Professional Coder certification since 2010.

Clinically, Tina has served as an EMT first responder, certified nurse assistant in long-term care and clinical trainer for nursing staff in post-acute care.

Tina earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Services Management, Magna Cum Laude, from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. She is currently working on her MPA in Healthcare Administration. An active community volunteer, Tina is currently serving as Vice President of the AAPC’s Newport News chapter.

When away from work, Tina and her husband like to spend time with their five adult children and beautiful granddaughter. Her fondness of travel stems from her previous adventures living in Australia, California, Alaska, Florida and New Hampshire.

 

Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

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Terry Matthews

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

With more than two decades of financial management experience in his background, Terry brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. Terry works closely with Legacy Care’s senior executives and financial teams, providing financial and operational analysis and insights.

Terry joined Legacy Care in 2021. Prior to this role, he served as a senior Financial Analyst for the U.S. Coast Guard. Among his other career highlights, Terry worked as a Controller for Regulus Global, Assistant Controller for Mythics, Inc. and spent more than 10 years in various financial positions for the City of Virginia Beach Public Schools.

Terry earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Old Dominion University and a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus.

When he’s not working, Terry likes to spend time with his wife and child, or rooting for the Washington Football Team.

Jan Fentress

Jan Fentress

Regional Director of Operations

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Jan Fentress

Regional Director of Operations

Jan has worked as a recruiter in the medical industry for the past several years serving clients and partners across the Southeastern Region of Virginia.

She joined Legacy Care in 2018. In her current role, Jan is responsible for leading business development in addition to growing and maintaining client and provider relationships.

Prior to entering the healthcare field, Jan worked in restaurant management and operations. She also is a founder of a Virginia Beach-based gas and plumbing company, overseeing its accounting and marketing activities.

Jan earned an Associate of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, NC, and a bachelor of fine arts and minor in art history from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC.

In her free time, Jan likes to paint and workout. She said the best job she’s ever had is being a mom to her daughter Charlotte and son Josh.

 

Heather Cleveland

Heather Cleveland

Senior Medical Recruiter

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Heather Cleveland

Senior Medical Recruiter

Heather’s distinguished career includes an extensive background in sales and recruiting, including managing large territories in competitive markets. Specializing in healthcare, she has successfully recruited for long-term care facilities in 18 states, in both rural and urban locations. Heather also has secured top candidates for multiple lines of ancillary care including dentistry, podiatry, optometry, audiology and behavioral health.

Heather is motived by her passion for finding the right person for each opportunity. Her career path expertise includes healthcare recruiting, credentialing, onboarding and training and more.

In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Celeste Hamilton

Celeste Hamilton

Senior Medical Recruiter

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Celeste Hamilton

Celeste Hamilton

Senior Medical Recruiter

Celeste Hamilton has more than 18 years of recruiting experience, with deep ties in the healthcare industry including the U.S. Veterans Administration.

A highly seasoned recruiter, Celeste’s human resource experience spans across recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, change management, labor relations and benefits administration.

Celeste earned her business management degree from the University of Cincinnati.

During her downtime, she enjoys rooting for her favorite team, The Ohio State University, traveling to warm locations and “foodie” endeavors.

Patty Rosati

Patty Rosati

Senior Medical Recruiter

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Patti Rosatti

Patty Rosati

Senior Medical Recruiter

Patty serves as a Client and Provider Success Coordinator, bringing over 12 years of senior recruiting experience to the team.  Specializing in healthcare recruitment, her areas of expertise include candidate sourcing and screening.  

Before joining Legacy Care in 2020, Patty served as a senior recruiter for TeamHealth, recruiting for several services including emergency medicine, hospitalists and advanced care providers.  

When she is not working, Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends.  

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Tupac, TWH-L

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