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The AccordCare Executive Team

Brandon Ballew, CEO

Brandon has over 20 years of healthcare experience, 18 of those years spent at Kindred at Home (formerly Gentiva). Currently he is the CEO for AccordCare, a home care provider specializing in traditional ADL support, post surgery needs, and TBI and spinal cord recovery. Prior to AccordCare, Brandon was Chief Operating Officer of Kindred at Home overseeing 45,000 employees in home health, hospice, and private duty. Brandon helped grow a regional home care provider, Healthfield, from $80M in revenue across two states into the nations largest home health and hospice provider with revenues in excess of $2.5B and over 400 locations. He served in various finance and operational roles in the company, serving as a key leader with M&A, banking, electronic medical record expert, and strategic planning. Brandon also was a board member with DeVero, a homecare software company, before their sale to NetSmart.

Brandon holds a bachelor’s in finance and a Master's in Business Administration from Florida State University.

Derek Nordman, COO

Derek has more than 22 years of healthcare experience in public, private, and private equity-owned entities. Before AccordCare, he was the Chief Clinical Officer at Kindred at Home. In his 22 years in healthcare, Derek has served in multiple roles leading clinical, operations, and specialty product development during his tenure. In addition, he is involved in national home care and physical therapy organizations and has served on technical expert panels for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid.

Derek graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor’s in science/athletic training, earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Emory University and his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.

Richard C. Nankee, CFO

Rich joins Accordcare with 20 plus years as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. He has worked across multiple healthcare verticals within private equity-backed, for-profit, and non-profit companies. Rich lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, boating, and fishing.

Rich received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University. He obtained his Master of Business Administration at Kelly School of Business from Indiana University.

Cristy Carey, MSN, MBA, RN VP Clinical Operations

Cristy has over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse with extensive experience in home care working with special needs individuals.  She received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Brenau University and a Master's in Business Administration from Jack Welch Management Institute.  Cristy has spent her career in clinical and operational leadership roles.  Her focus is ensuring individuals have the opportunity to be cared for safely in their own home.  She spends much of her time advocating for those who can't always advocate for themselves. 

Cristy founded Camp Trach Me Away, a summer camp for children with tracheostomies and ventilators.  Cristy is married with two grown sons.  She spends her free time with family and planning trips to the happiest place on earth, Disney.

Sue Dunlap, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR Vice President of Human Resources

Sue comes to AccordCare with over 20 years of human resource experience. Before joining AccordCare, she was Director of Culture and Employee Experience at One Digital, a national strategic workforce firm for employers. Sue also worked at the largest orthopedic group in Georgia as their HR Director and was a member of the Accord Services team in 2016 as the HR Manager and DeKalb Medical.

Sue obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University. In addition, she holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification and a Society of Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification.

She is a native Atlantan, who loves to travel, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Ann Reen, VP Business Development

Ann Reen, RN and Vice President of Business Development at Allegiant Home Care. She developed a private pay service for the high net worth client, while helping to grow TBI/NHTD Waiver, MLTC programs and overseeing clinical care in New York City. She is married with four grown children and two dogs. When not working she spends time with her family, trying to keep in shape, loving the outdoors, and taking a photo of the sunset.

Vicki Roberts, Associate VP of Strategic Initiatives

Vicki Roberts has over 10 years of project management and process improvement experience in the health care industry. She completed an undergraduate degree at Georgia State University and has a Master's in Health Communication from Boston University. She most recently worked with Anthem managing strategic initiatives and process development. She lives in Scottsdale AZ with her husband and 9 year old daughter and does a lot of running in her spare time!

Jennifer Gregor Director of Marketing

Jennifer Gregor, LPN joins us with 22 years of nursing experience consisting of long-term care, hospital floor nursing, orthopedics, neuro rehab, and as a clinical liaison for both home health and hospice. She has had the honor of being a 2015 nominee for the AJC Nurse of the Year for her work in hospice. Jennifer has built her career on the platform for being a patient advocate, approaching each case as if they were her own family and treating them with the highest regard. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her rescue dogs Porsche and Josie, road cycling, mountain biking and traveling.