Community Healthcare Trust has an experienced management team that is focused on pursuing a balanced business model and financial strength. Each member of our management team has between 23 and 34 years of healthcare executive management, finance, real estate acquisition or public REIT management experience, and has long-established relationships with a wide range of healthcare providers.
Leadership is forward-thinking and our cohesive team has significant experience working together, leveraging its broad experience and deep industry knowledge to provide our healthcare providers with reliable, customized capital solutions of all sizes and complexity.
Mr. Wallace has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since the formation of our company in March 2014. Prior to founding our company, from 2003 to 2014, Mr. Wallace was co-founder, President and majority owner of Athena Funding Partners, LLC and related entities which were established in 2002 to provide financing solutions to the higher education industry for on-campus student housing facilities mostly in rural areas.
From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Wallace was a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE: HR). Between HR’s initial public offering in 1993 and his departure from HR in 2002, Mr. Wallace was integral in helping to grow HR from $2,000 to over $2 billion in asset value. Mr. Wallace remained as a paid consultant to HR and was subject to a non-compete until 2008. Mr. Wallace was a senior manager at Ernst & Young from 1988 to 1993.
Mr. Wallace began his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen & Co. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration, both from Western Kentucky University.
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In 2021 Mr. Barnes elected to step down as Chief Operating Officer of the company, and focus his part-time work on tenant relations and business development. Prior to being named COO in 2019 Mr. Barnes served as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for financing and management activities from the company’s inception in 2014.
Prior to joining our company, from 2005 to 2013, Mr. Barnes was a co-founder, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President—Chief Development Officer for Haven Behavioral Healthcare where he was responsible for raising a $100 million private equity investment, negotiating four separate bank financings and the acquisition and/or development of 12 hospitals.
From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Barnes served as Chief Financial Officer then Senior Vice President—Finance for Ardent Health Services and its predecessor Behavioral Healthcare Corporation. Prior to Ardent, Mr. Barnes began a banking career with AmSouth Bank in 1990 as a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager and ended it in 1997 as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Healthcare Banking Department.
Mr. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.
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Dave previously served as Managing Director of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta.
Before joining SunTrust, he served as Senior Vice President of the Healthcare Group at Bank of America Corporation where he developed financing, acquisition, and equity strategies for middle market healthcare companies.
Prior to Bank of America, he served as both Vice President and Regional Director for KDA Holdings where he was responsible for leading the consulting, financing, and development of outpatient medical facilities.
Before KDA Holdings, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Founding Partner of LIFESIGNS Holdings, Inc., a provider of diagnostic healthcare services.
Mr. Dupuy began his career in 1991 with NationsBank (predecessor to Bank of America).
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Prior to her most recent appointment, Ms. Stach served as our Vice President—Financial Reporting and Chief Accounting Officer since the formation of our company in March 2014, and has been responsible for our financial reporting and accounting activities.
From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Stach served as Vice President—Financial Reporting at Healthcare Realty Trust (NYSE:HR) where she had responsibility for financial reporting and coordinating due diligence materials for debt and equity offerings. In addition, she brought EDGAR and XBRL filings in-house and provided oversight of HR’s compliance function and internal audit. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2005, Ms. Stach served as Vice President—Controller, and from 1994 to 1997 as Assistant Controller.
From 1991 to 1994, Ms. Stach was a senior accountant—financial reporting at Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE:HCA) where she began her career in 1988 as an internal auditor.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.
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Mr. Meyer previously served as both Senior Vice President and Vice President of Field Services at Altisource. He was responsible for product management and strategy, client development, performance, management and reporting and oversight of operations for the property management of residential portfolios.
Prior to Altisource, Mr. Meyer served as Of Counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough where he provided real estate and corporate legal counsel with a focus on health care facilities and operators and as Counsel for Welltower, Inc. (f.k.a. Health Care REIT, Inc.) where he served as lead counsel for the company’s Medical Facilities Group and as a member of the Investment Committee where he negotiated, structured and closed over $2 billion of transactions.
Prior to Welltower, Mr. Meyer was an associate at Stites & Harbison PLLC where he provided real estate and corporate legal counsel with a focus on health care facilities and operators and served as Associate Counsel at Windrose Medical Properties Trust where he provided real estate and corporate legal counsel and financial analysis and modeling through all aspects of the acquisition, development, leasing and property management of medical offices, surgery centers, specialty hospitals and clinics.
Mr. Meyer holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Most recently, Ron served as a consultant to Lend Lease Dasco, a national leader in the development, financing, leasing and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities.
Prior to Lend Lease Dasco, Ron served as Executive Vice President of Montecito Medical Investment Company, LLC (“Montecito”) which acquired and developed hospital, medical office and medical specialty buildings. Ron was responsible for healthcare industry relationships and acquisitions and had oversight responsibility for property management.
Prior to Montecito, Ron served as President of Healthcare Realty Services, Inc., the real estate services subsidiary of HR. HR’s portfolio grew from approximately $250 million to approximately $2.0 billion during his tenure. Ron was responsible for creating a management company at HR that grew to 5 million square feet with 210 employees.
Prior to HR, Ron was a co-founder and EVP for PM Realty Group (“PM”) in Houston. While he was with PM, they expanded their management business from 31 million to 108 million sq. ft. Ron was responsible for growing PM’s northeast portfolio from 3 million to 21 million square feet.
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Mr. Willman has served as our Vice President—Real Estate since March 2014 and is responsible for performing on site real estate due diligence, maintenance and property capital/reinvestment requirements. Mr. Willman brings over 25 years of hands on experience in maintaining, building and renovating institutional grade real estate projects. Most recently, from 2003 to 2014, Mr. Willman was a co-founder of AFP and related entities where he was responsible for asset management, construction and renovation projects.
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