The following members make up the Community Healthcare Trust Board of Directors. Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.
Mr. Wallace has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since the formation of our company in March 2014. Mr. Wallace was instrumental in forming our company, developing our strategy, recruiting our management team, negotiating the acquisition of the Initial Properties, recruiting our directors and performing other activities required to launch our company. Prior to founding our company, from 2003 to 2014, Mr. Wallace was co-founder, President and majority owner of Athena Funding Partners and related entities which provided 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 the initial public offering ofHR 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 subject to a non compete until2008. Prior to HR, Mr. Wallace was with Ernst & Young and began his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Wallace holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration, both from Western Kentucky University.
Prior to his retirement Mr. Gardner was a senior relationship manager in the Healthcare Group with Wells Fargo Corporate Banking, where he had coverage responsibility for national healthcare companies with market capitalization exceeding $5 billion, generally in the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare services sectors. Mr. Gardner has over 26 years of corporate and investment banking experience, with 20 years covering healthcare companies. Prior to joining Wells Fargo (Wachovia) in March 2004, Mr. Gardner was head of healthcare for FleetBoston Financial from 2003 to 2004 and was a managing director for Bane of America Securities healthcare group from 1996 to 2003. During his career, Mr. Gardner has led a number of significant financing transactions for leading public healthcare companies. Mr. Gardner currently serves on the board of trustees for Omni Montesori School in Charlotte, North Carolina and as Charlotte Chapter chair for the Impact Angel Network (''IAN''). Ian is managed by RENEW, LLC, an investment advisory and management consulting firm based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Washington D.C. Mr. Gardner earned a B.S. and M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester.
Mr. Hensley serves as a senior advisor to the healthcare and transaction advisory services groups of Alvarez and Marsal, LLC (''A&M''). Mr. Hensley has more than 20 years of experience serving public and privately-held companies across a range of industries, including healthcare, insurance, real estate and private equity capital funds. Mr. Hensley is also the founder of a private publishing company and the principal owner of two real estate and rental property development companies. Before joining A&M, Mr. Hensley was an audit partner with Ernst & Young. Previously, he was with Arthur Andersen, where he served as an audit partner and was the managing partner of their Nashville office from 1997 to 2002. His significant experience include mergers and acquisitions, identification of enterprise and industry risk, and forensic investigations and disputes. Mr. Hensley serves on the Board of Directors for Capella Healthcare and Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. Mr. Hensley previously served as a director of Greenway Medical Technologies, HealthSpring, Inc. and Comsys IT Partners, Inc. and Spheris, Inc. Mr. Hensley earned a B.S. in accounting and a Master's of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Lumsdaine serves as Chief Financial Officer & Interim Chief Executive Officer of Healthways, Inc. ("IIealthways"). Mr. Lumsdaine is responsible for enterprise risk management including all financial functions, investor relations, regulatory compliance, procurement and project management. Previously, Mr. Lumsdaine served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Healthways and his areas of responsibility included accounting, treasury, tax, financial reporting, internal audit and corporate systems. His years of experience have been focused in healthcare services. Prior to joining Healthways, he was Treasurer and Controller for Logisco, Inc., which followed senior level fmancial positions with Beverly Rehabilitation (a Division of Beverly Enterprises) and Theraphysics. Prior to that, Mr. Lumsdaine directed the North America internal audit department of Willis and started his career with the Nashville office ofErnst & Young. Mr. Lumsdaine has led and supported significant M&A activity and capital market transactions and his financial leadership experience spans from small fast-growing privately-held entities to larger public companies with complex accounting and financial reporting requirements. Mr. Lumsdaine earned his B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Professor Van Hom is an associate professor of Economics and Management and the Executive Director of Health Affairs at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management ("Owen"). Professor Van Hom is a leading expert and researcher on healthcare management and economics. His current research interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in healthcare markets and the measurement of healthcare outcomes and productivity. His research on healthcare organizations, managerial incentives in nonprofit hospitals and the conduct of managed care firms has appeared in leading publications. Professor Van Hom consults for national consulting firms, providers, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical firms. Professor Van Hom also holds faculty appointments in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Law School. Prior to his tenure at Owen, Professor Van Hom served as an associate professor of economics and management at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester where he was responsible for their graduate programs in health administration. Professor Van Hom holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Master's in Business Administration, a Master's in Public Health and a B.A. from the University of Rochester.