LogistiCare Leadership Team

 

 

Herman M. Schwarz

Chief Executive Officer

Herman M. Schwarz is LogistiCare's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with direct oversight of the company's strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Mr. Schwarz became CEO in May 2009 after managing all field operations as the company's Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Schwarz has over 20 years of experience and proven skills in profit and loss accountability, strategy development, operations management, financial management, merger and acquisitions activity, sales and marketing leadership, application of public company requirements including Board of Director participation, and investor relations.

Before joining LogistiCare in 2007, Mr. Schwarz was the founder and partner of C3 Marketplace LLC, a buying service and sourcing venture that delivers cost effective sourcing from Asia to small and medium sized retailers and manufacturers. Other previous executive positions include President and CEO with Aegis Communications Group Inc., the country's seventh largest publicly-traded provider of outsourced call center services; various senior roles with Elrick & Lavidge, the marketing research division of Aegis; National Service Industries; Selig Industries and National Linen Service.

Mr. Schwarz holds a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Virginia. Mr. Schwarz is a member of the Georgia State University Marketing Roundtable.

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Albert Cortina

Chief Administrative Officer

Albert Cortina is LogistiCare's Chief Administrative Officer. He has direct oversight of all contract compliance, pricing, network development, program implementation, risk management, financial, and human resources functions. He also provides important input into the company's business development and growth strategies.

Mr. Cortina has been integrally involved in the growth of LogistiCare since 1997. He served as the company's Chief Operating Officer for several years and its Controller previously. Mr. Cortina played a key role in developing the management procedures used by all LogistiCare operations today to deliver high quality, affordable, medical transportation services. His input was important in the development of the company's proprietary management software LogistiCAD™, which so effectively integrates all aspects of NEMT operations.

Mr. Cortina came to LogistiCare after holding executive positions at Premier Practice Management, a physician practice management organization; and its successor, Caremark/MedPartners Physicians Services Inc. Mr. Cortina's professional career began at the Georgia Department of Audits Medicaid Division, where he conducted Medicaid health and cost report audits on nursing homes, home health agencies and rural hospitals.

Mr. Cortina earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida State University, and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Steven D. Linowes

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Steve Linowes is LogistiCare's Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, with responsibility for expanding the market opportunity for the company's services and leveraging those core services into new revenue. Mr. Linowes oversees all sales, marketing, and new business development functions as well as the operations teams responsible for managed-care organizations, which will continue to play a pivotal role in the growth of the company and in the evolving healthcare landscape. As LogistiCare expands into new markets, Mr. Linowes additionally provides strategic direction to the company's marketing, branding and media relations.

With more than 25 years of successful leadership in both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial companies, Mr. Linowes has a proven track record in creating new markets and growing early-stage opportunities into successful, scalable businesses. He leverages this experience to expand LogistiCare's service offerings in the healthcare delivery marketplace.

Prior to joining LogistiCare, Mr. Linowes was co-founder and Managing Partner of O8 Partners, a leading consulting firm specializing in accelerating organizations' growth by identifying and implementing new product and market opportunities. Previously, Mr. Linowes was the founding CEO of Damballa, Inc., where he was instrumental in growing the company into a multi-million dollar business, supporting Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Bank of New York, Intel, and Comcast. Mr. Linowes also held leadership positions at Microsoft and Yahoo, developing strategic industry partnerships and highly-profitable, multi-billion dollar new market expansion.

Mr. Linowes received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Chinta Gaston

General Counsel

Chinta Gaston is LogistiCare's Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. She is responsible for all legal matters relevant to the company including contracting, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Gaston supervises the in-house counsel staff, manages relations with outside counsel, advises human resources, and oversees the company's compliance function. Ms. Gaston joined the company as outside counsel in 1999 and assumed her current position in 2003.

Prior to joining LogistiCare, Ms. Gaston was a managing director of Kroll Associates in New York City where she served as a compliance advisor to numerous companies and directed many internal corporate investigations. From 1992 to 1997 Ms. Gaston served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Southern District of New York. In that capacity, she represented federal agencies in a wide variety of areas including international public law, constitutional law, and regulatory and business issues.

Ms. Gaston began her legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City where she specialized in employment and other civil litigation for clients in the healthcare, finance, media and accounting industries.

Ms. Gaston received a bachelor's degree with honors in Linguistics from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and New York

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