“Your team is the most professional, caring, motivated people that I have ever known. During the three weeks that I was under their care, they challenged, encouraged and enabled me to progress from a bed, to a wheel chair, and then a walker. Their professional care enabled me to return to my home in a short time.
This rehabilitation team is referred by doctors for anyone who needs rehabilitation to return to their normal activities. The team’s performance is outstanding in every aspect of human development and improvement.

"Please express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding treatment and care that enabled me to return home in a
short time.”

– Former Resident

Madhu Krish, PT
Chief Operations Officer
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Madhu has lead Paragon Rehabilitation from a small company providing contract therapy services to 6 facilities to a company that now successfully provides contract therapy services to over 130+ partners including skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, hospitals and outpatient settings. His ability to critically analyze financial data, implement growth strategies, utilize his own clinical experience and develop strong teams while providing outstanding customer service has resulted in successful outcomes for our patients as well as our partners. Madhu has developed a strong team culture with expectations of excellence resulting in successful employee retention, continued company growth with proven financial success.  Madhu leads with the philosophy that providing ethical, compassionate and quality services to our patients, success will follow. Madhu obtained his PT degree from MGR University in India.  He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Association for Support for Long Term Care (NASL).

Paula Rabbeth, OTR/L, CTL
VP of Operations
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Paula is responsible for overseeing and implementing the operations in the Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio markets. She also assists in the development of facilities in GA, NM, Fla, and SC. She has strong experience within healthcare leadership roles, training and development and fiscal management. She is a patient advocate assisting her teams to achieve positive outcomes thru advanced trainings, in- services and focus on customer service. As a member of our leadership team, she works with other leaders and teams to create and achieve our goals. Paula has a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University, as well a Bachelors degree in Economics. She is vital-stim certified and certified in lymphedema management. She specializes in talent and engagement as well developing great working relationships with various vendors. Additionally, Paula is an active member of AOTA and KOTA. Paula also maintains a strong relationship with Spalding University where she has spoken to current students on the role of OT in the community.

Andy Wagner, PT, ATC
VP of Operations
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Andy is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer.  Andy has been in health care management for over 15 years with experience in hospital-based inpatient and outpatient, acute care, long-term care, and private practice.  Andy utilizes a strategic approach in his efforts to promote rehabilitation services for Paragon Rehabilitation partnerships.  The use of data analytics and current trends in healthcare are critical in these efforts.  The data and trending are analyzed to provide a platform for Paragon Rehabilitation to promote improved outcomes and patient satisfaction leading to financial success for our partners.  He is an active member of the APTA, and state and national healthcare associations. Andy strives to promote individual accountability and ownership for leaders to whom he provides support. He believes quality care is a combination of great customer service, proactive communication, and state-of-the-art clinical care.  Andy’s roll with Paragon includes both operational and new business support for regional leaders. 

Scott Shelton, COTA/L
Regional Director of Operations
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Scott Shelton has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. He’s enjoyed numerous positions ranging from inpatient rehab to acute care to SNF/LTC. He began his career with Paragon in 2010 as a staff therapist, transitioned into a Program Director role in 2011, and was promoted to Area Manager in 2014 where he supports both the Kentucky and Southern Indiana market. He says his main goal is to provide compassionate care to Residents while supporting employees and customers at the same time.

Mindy Lankenau, OTR
Senior VP of Clinical Services

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Mindy leads Paragon Rehabilitation’s clinical programs, clinical policy development and quality assurance efforts. Mindy reviews clinical analytics and works with Paragon operation teams to strategically develop individualized quality clinical programs to achieve successful outcomes for our patients while meeting the specific needs of our partners. Mindy has extensive experience in healthcare policy, reimbursement and regulatory concerns that affect the post-acute, out-patient and home health industry.  She is an active member of National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) and serves on the NASL Board of Directors.  She is a member of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) and the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Mindy is a registered with the National Board for Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) and is certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator.  She received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University where she also serves on the Board of Directors for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni.

David Bezarro, MBA
Director of Business Development

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David brings over 30 years of experience in the long term care industry. An exceptional communicator with a consultative sales style placing a heavy emphasis on account management, problem solving abilities and keen client needs assessment aptitude. David’s role extends beyond the commencement of a contract by staying visible with each of our partners providing support and marketing assistance.

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