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Mark J. Tarr , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Tarr has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for HealthSouth since Dec. 29, 2016. HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. Prior to assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Tarr served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for HealthSouth from 2011-2016, having served as executive vice president of operations since Aug. 1, 2007, and as president of the company's inpatient division since September 2004. He joined HealthSouth in 1993, and has held various management positions within the company. Tarr earned his bachelor's degree from Ball State University and his master's in business administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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Doug Coltharp , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Douglas (Doug) E. Coltharp was named chief financial officer on May 6, 2010. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Coltharp served as a partner at Arlington Capital Advisors (ACA) and Arlington Investment Partners, LLC (AIP), a boutique investment banking and private equity firm. Coltharp also served 11 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Saks Inc. In this role, he was responsible for recapitalizing the company and guiding it through a series of acquisitions and organic growth strategies that transformed it from a small cap, regional department store operator to a Fortune 1000 national retailer. Coltharp began his career in 1987 at Nations Bank, N.A. (now part of Bank of America) and rose to become senior vice president and head of Southeast Corporate Banking. During this time, he advised Fortune 1000 companies on capital raising and other corporate financial matters. Coltharp graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in finance and economics and earned his master's in business administration with concentrations in finance and strategic planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Barb Jacobsmeyer , , , Executive Vice President of Operations

Barb Jacobsmeyer was named executive vice president of operations on Dec. 29, 2016. She joined HealthSouth in 2007, serving as president of HealthSouth’s central region from 2012-2016 and as chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis, a partnership of BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, from 2007-2012. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Jacobsmeyer served as chief operating officer for Des Peres Hospital which is part of the Tenet Health System. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University and her master’s degree in health services management from Webster University.

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Patrick Darby , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Patrick Darby was named executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of HealthSouth in February 2016. Prior to joining us, Darby was a partner of the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review.

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