Meet Our Leadership Team

Jorge A. Pereda, MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Jorge is the CEO at IHCS. He brings 27+ years of experience in operations leadership and decision making. He is responsible for the integration of the legacy companies that form the underpinning of IHCS’ success. The scope of his CEO leadership roles have created positive impact for the legacy companies inclusive of All-Med Services of Florida, Clinical Medical Services, Inc. (Puerto Rico) and VNMCC. In his role at VNMCC he was the co-owner and founder representing a network of over 250 certified and accredited home health agencies including the proprietary entity Southeast Home Care Corporation.

Jorge’s vision has included program innovations and expansion into new service offerings such as Orthotics and Prosthetics in the Puerto Rican market and proprietary expansion in the State of Florida. He has also led the programmatic changes specific to funding strategies and budgets for larger scale operations in order to shape the company for entry into new markets resulting in exponential growth.

His dedicated service and experience in the healthcare industry has been instrumental in developing him in to a leader who shapes the current vision of how home care can change lives and impact economies. Jorge’s influence on productivity and cross-functional team motivation has translated into bottom-line growth and stability, the core foundation blocks of Integrated Home Care Services, Inc.

Jorge received an MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Miami and a B.A. in Business Administration from Florida International University.

Linda Mendez, BS

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Linda serves as the Chief Operating Officer for IHCS. Linda is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, ensuring that all systems, resources, regulatory and compliance and people are in place and functioning to achieve the company’s strategic objectives. Linda also has an integral part of managing and maintaining active partnerships with health plans and network providers to ensure the delivery of high value care to patients.

Prior to joining IHCS Linda held key leadership positions at several leading health maintenance organizations. Linda’s extensive experience in strategic planning, healthcare management, and operations has enabled the organization’s extensive growth over the last four years. Linda brings strong knowledge of physician and facility contracting (hospital, SNF, ASC and Sub-Acute Care) and relationship management which she has leveraged to develop key industry stakeholders and participants which have been critical to the Company’s success.

Linda received a B.S. in Health Care Administration and B.A. from St. Johns University in New York.

Karen Joblove, RN, BSN

Executive Vice President Home Health & Co-Founder

Karen serves as the Executive Vice President of Home Health for IHCS. She is responsible for leading the Home Health division and accountable for ensuring overall success of this program by providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership, program development, and on-going utilization management of its key operational areas.

Prior to IHCS Karen was a Principal at All-Med Services of Florida where she served as Executive Vice President of Home Care Services. She was responsible for the operations of their Home Health division which included three Medicare Certified, CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited agencies. In 1997, Karen co-founded Visiting Nurse Managed Care Corporation and Southeast Homecare in 2002, where she co-led the cultivation of the Company’s revenue to over $20 million.

Karen’s blended background in corporate leadership, clinical expertise, and strategic vision to realize quality health outcomes and cost efficiency, has made her an SME in the Managed Care Industry. Her extensive experience in Managed Care and Fee For Service Medicare has enabled her to develop outstanding relationships with various health plans, physicians and hospitals.

Karen earned a B.S. in Nursing from Barry University in Florida.

Paul Pino, CFA

Chief Development & Analytics Officer & Co-Founder

Paul is the Chief Development & Analytics Officer of IHCS. He is responsible for driving the organization’s corporate and business development, data & analytics, contract negotiations and legal operations.

Prior to joining IHCS Paul was the co-founder and CEO of Palm Medical (Palm), one of the largest risk-based MSO’s and primary care medical center businesses in Florida. Prior to founding Palm, Paul was formerly a shareholder and Executive Vice President of Finance for All-Med Services of Florida, Inc. (AMS) and Clinical Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), two industry leading, risk-based, post-acute service providers. Upon the sale of AMS, Paul became the interim Chief Financial Officer for AMS’ expanded national healthcare platform.

Paul’s expertise includes national healthcare underwriting, healthcare analytics, M&A, business development, de-novo operations and contract negotiations.

Paul received his B.S. in Finance from the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Phil Goldenberg

Chief Information Officer

Phil Goldenberg is the Chief Information Officer for IHCS. Phil has overall responsibility for the company’s development of strategic IT initiatives, IT infrastructure, business systems and support, and IT security for all IHCS business units.

Phil joined IHCS from BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy where he led all aspects of IT. In his role, he was instrumental in defining and leading the implementation of a cloud based common operating platform to support and facilitate acquisition growth. Prior to BioMatrix, Phil was CIO for United States Medical Supply where he defined and implemented innovative solutions to drive IT maturity, operational efficiencies, and cost savings.

Earlier in his career, Phil held IT management and executive roles in application development, reporting and analytics, quality assurance, and IT for leading global companies. While at these companies, Phil built and empowered IT teams and utilized governance controls and methodologies to transform IT processes and systems in support of achieving the company’s strategic goals and objectives.

Phil received his B.S. in Information Systems with a minor in Accounting from Pace University.

Kristy A. Yohey, MHS

Vice President of Market Development

As the Vice President of Market Development for IHCS, Kristy is responsible for identifying and developing emerging strategic market opportunities for health plan clients across the country. Kristy is also responsible for leading provider contracting and relations, network development, staff recruitment, business strategy and operations for new market opportunities, and general marketing initiatives including web and social media management, operational performance and analytic platform assessment, and performance management.

Kristy joined IHCS in 2019 bringing 20+ years of experience in healthcare leadership, operations, financial management, project management, business development and relationship management. Prior to joining IHCS Kristy served in a variety of leadership roles at Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Kristy received a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Management from Misericordia University, a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Saint Francis University and obtained her Lean Six Sigma-Black Belt certification from Villanova University. Kristy is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Juan A. Mendez

Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Juan is the Senior Vice President of IT Operations responsible for overseeing IHCS’s IT infrastructure and product development.

Juan has leveraged his 20+ years of industry experience, operational experience, and passion for IT to execute on the company’s strategic and critical technology needs. Juan’s key experiences to date with IHCS include developing a fully a fully integrated, state of the art systems infrastructure in both Puerto Rico and Florida. Juan is the architect behind the Company’s proprietary system, Medtrac, a multi-faceted paperless tracking system. Juan has also been instrumental in developing and implementing technological and procedural components that have led to improved processes and made IHCS an established player in the home care industry.

Juan began his career as a Durable Medical Equipment Technician in home health and has expanded his skillset and expertise working in multiple departments and management positions before taking executive level responsibility of the company’s evolving IT infrastructure.

George Karnegis, MS

Vice President of Third Party Administration

George is the Vice President of Third Party Administration (TPA) for IHCS. George is responsible for establishing and implementing the operations excellence continuous improvement strategy and managing the day-to-day of the claims, configuration, and data & analytics teams.

George joined IHCS in 2020, bringing 25+ years of healthcare information technology experience. George previously served as the Director of Provider Data & Analytics at Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, where he had oversight of the provider data management department including enrollment, provider directory, data & analytics, compliance and regulatory reporting. George also served as the Senior Director of Application Development at Health Choice Network, a not-for-profit HIT Collaborator, where he was involved in the early stages of development of a health care data aggregation solution, designed to help community health centers improve patient outcomes.

George holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Miami, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.