Director since 1987
Mr. McNamara’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has held these positions since August 1994 and May 2001, respectively. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from November 1993, August 1986 and August 1986, respectively, to August 1994.
Director since 2020
Mr. DeLyons’ experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as a Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Creekwood Energy Partners, LLC (renewable energy). He has held this position since 2004. Prior to that, Mr. DeLyons was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Greystone Investment Management.
Director since 1977
Mr. Gemunder’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicare, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (healthcare products and services) (“Omnicare”). Omnicare, a former Fortune 500 Company acquired by CVS Health Corporation in 2015, is a leading provider of pharmaceutical and related services for seniors serving residents of skilled nursing, assisted living, and other healthcare facilities across the United States. He retired from these positions in August 2010, having served since May 1981 and May 2001, respectively. Omnicare is a former equity investee of the Company that became a publicly owned corporation in 1981 and has not been a Chemed affiliate since at least 1996. He was a director of Omnicare until his August 2010 retirement.
Director since 1996
Mr. Grace’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving in various executive positions at W.R. Grace & Co. from 1977 to 1995, most recently as President and CEO of Grace Logistics, Inc., an operating company with oversight responsibility for Grace’s $5.0 billion global supply chain. He is currently President and CEO of Grace Institute Foundation. From 1996 to 2016, he served as Chairman of the Grace Institute, New York, New York (workforce development for women). He was the co-founder and managing Principal of Apollo Philanthropy Partners, L.L.C., New York, New York (philanthropic advisory services) from 2008 to 2012. From 1996 to 2016 he served as President of the MLP Capital, Inc., New York, New York, an investment holding company which managed several real estate and mining interests in the southeastern United States. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Chairman of KickStart International, a global poverty alleviation organization. He also serves as a director of TONIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New York, New York (specialty pharmaceutical product development and commercialization). He earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree in finance from Columbia University.
Director since 2020
Mr. Heaney’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include previously serving as Vice President of Operations, and then President and Chief Executive Officer of Service America Systems, Inc. (home and service warranties), a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Service America”). The Company sold Service America to an investment group led by Mr. Heaney in 2005, and Mr. Heaney served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until 2009. Prior to his roles with Service America, Mr. Heaney served as a Senior Vice President and Group Senior Vice President with Veratex Group (dental supplies), while a wholly-owned subsidiary of first Omnicare and them the Company.
Mr. Hutton’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as a Vice President of the Company. He has held this position since February 1988. Previously, Mr. Hutton, who has a J.D. and Master’s of Public Administration degree from Cornell University, practiced corporate law in New York concentrating in securities and regulatory law from 1977 to 1987. He served as a director of Omnicare from May 1983 to May 2001. Currently Mr. Hutton serves as a trustee on three private foundations including the Chemed Foundation.
Director since May 2008
Ms. Lindell’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include having served as Dean and a Professor of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She retired from these positions in January 2011 having held them since December 1990. She is currently Professor Emeritus at the college. Since January 2016 she has served as Dean, having held the title of Associate Dean from January 2013 to January 2016, previously holding the title of Interim Associate Dean from August 2011, at the School of Nursing, Walden University. She is also Vice-Provost of Walden’s College of Health Sciences. Walden offers online degrees as follows: BSN, MSN, DNP. Ms. Lindell was also Associate Senior Vice President of the Medical Center at the University of Cincinnati from July 1998 until January 2011. The College of Nursing’s programs include over 1,500 students, and offer the following degrees: BSN, MSN, Post MSN, and PhD. From September 1994 to June 2002, she also held an additional position as Founder and Interim Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She was a director of Omnicare until May 2014.
Director since August 2022
Mr. Mount’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as the North America Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Lead for The Coca-Cola Company for the last four years. Mr. Mount brings a very strong marketing and sales background, developed through over two decades at The Coca-Cola Company and his experience at RJR Nabisco prior to that. Mr. Mount holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and an B.A. from Denison University.
Director since May 2009
Mr. Rice’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include having served as Chief Executive Officer of Andrx Corporation, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (specialty pharmaceuticals) (“Andrx”), from February 2004 to November 2006, when Andrx was sold to Watson Pharmaceuticals. Following the sale, Mr. Rice returned as General Manager and Majority Partner of Columbia Investments LLC, Baltimore, Maryland, which invests in local emerging businesses in Baltimore and which Mr. Rice co-founded in January 1996. He was also a Director of Par Pharmaceuticals, Woodcliff Lake, NJ (drug development, manufacture, and marketing) until November 2012. From January 1999 to March 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Inc., Solomons, Maryland (pharmaceuticals manufacturing) (“Chesapeake”). Before co-founding Columbia Investments LLC, Mr. Rice served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Circa Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Copiague, New York (pharmaceuticals manufacturing) (“Circa”), from June 1993 to January 1996. Mr. Rice was also the Chief Financial Officer of Circa from June 1993 to January 1995. Prior to joining Circa, Mr. Rice spent seven years as an accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting firm. He earned a Master’s degree in finance from Loyola University. He was a director of Circa from June 1993 to January 1996, a director of Chesapeake from January 1997 to January 1999 and a director of Andrx from April 2003 to November 2006.
Director since 1995
Mr. Walsh’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills include serving as a partner with the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP, New York, New York. He has held this position since May 2002. Prior to this date, Mr. Walsh was a partner with the law firm of Gould & Wilkie LLP, New York, New York, and held this position since January 1979. Gould & Wilkie merged with Thompson Hine on May 1, 2002. Mr. Walsh was elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 2009.