Austin Triggs is Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Vigilant Health. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Renal Care Group, Inc., a leading national provider of dialysis services to individuals with chronic kidney disease. At Renal Care Group, he was responsible for acquisitions, mergers, and development, including developing joint ventures with university medical centers, physicians, and hospitals. Following Renal Care Group, he worked as a strategic advisor to B. Braun Melsungen AG (a German medical and pharmaceutical device company), academic medical centers, and private equity funds.
Earlier in his career, he served as a senior executive and board member at companies providing general and specialized home care services. Mr. Triggs received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School. He practiced corporate and securities law for nine years in Nashville, Tennessee. His prior civic activities include serving as chair of the advisory board of the Duke University Institute on Care at the End of Life, principal advisor to the Center for Theology and Health at the Duke Medical Center, board member of the American Council on Germany, and board member of Aquinas College.
Marshall Bouldin, IV, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer, Vice Chairman, and Co-founder of Vigilant Health. Previously, Dr. Bouldin was Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Director of the University of Mississippi Diabetes and Metabolism Center. He was also Chief Medical Officer of the Delta Health Alliance, a federally funded not-for-profit corporation responsible for improving health and wellness in the Mississippi Delta region. While at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Bouldin founded and directed the Delta Diabetes Project, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delta Health Alliance, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bouldin’s work at the Delta Health Alliance and the Delta Diabetes Project are the foundation of Vigilant Health.
Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Bouldin practiced internal medicine in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. He was also awarded a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Andy Smith is President and Chief Executive Officer of Vigilant Health and has over 30 years of experience in health care, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, capital markets transactions, and corporate finance. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer of Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE) from 2013 until 2018, as President from 2016 until 2018, and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2014 until 2018. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Smith served as Brookdale’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. In addition to his role in managing the company’s legal affairs, Mr. Smith was responsible for the management and oversight of the company’s corporate development functions (including mergers and acquisitions, and expansion and development activity); corporate finance (including capital structure, debt and lease transactions, and lender/lessor relations); strategic planning; and risk management.
During Mr. Smith’s tenure, Brookdale was the largest operator of senior living communities in the United States, with revenues of approximately $4.75 billion. The company operated approximately 1,000 communities, with a unit capacity in excess of 100,000, with 77,000 employees across 46 states. The company also operated a large ancillary services business, comprised of home health, outpatient therapy, and hospice service lines. The home health business was the 5th largest in the United States, with revenues of approximately $450 million, and an average daily census of approximately 15,000.
Prior to joining Brookdale, Mr. Smith served as a member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC’s corporate and securities group and as chair of the firm’s health care group. Mr. Smith previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, Argentum, and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC), and as a member of the executive board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).
Mr. Smith is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Northstar Healthcare Income, Inc, a public non-traded healthcare real estate investment trust. He is also a member of the Board of Managers of Physician Housecalls LLC, an in-home provider of primary care to seniors, and a member of the Council of Council Capital, a health care private equity firm. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif.
David Coppeans (Chopper) is Chief Operating Officer and joined Vigilant Health in 2021. From 2019 through 2021, David led Amedisys’ personal care line of business servicing 9,750 clients and over 2.4 million hours annually in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Florida as well as built out strategic and innovation initiatives including its personal care network and value-based programming. Prior to Amedisys, Mr. Coppeans co-founded and joined Contessa Health, a leader in hospital-at-home programming, as Chief Operating Officer in 2015.
Prior to Contessa Health, Mr. Coppeans acquired and joined Aid & Assist at Home as the Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Under his ownership, Aid & Assist expanded to become a statewide provider of homecare in Tennessee with nine offices and over 1,000 home health aides servicing all 95 counties in the state before its sale to Addus Healthcare (NASDAQ: ADUS) in 2014. Prior to Aid & Assist, David was a Vice President in Avondale Partner’s investment banking group. David focused on executing mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory services for health care services clients. During his investment banking career, he completed transactions having an aggregate value of more than $3.0 billion. David received both his Bachelor of Science and MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Gre’Juana “G” Dennis is the Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Vigilant Health. From 2014 through 2019, Ms. Dennis was the Chief Innovation Officer at Baptist Health. She was responsible for developing and implementing more than half a dozen highly successful joint ventures and other transformative projects including department reorganizations and technology. She continues to act as a consultant to the organization. Her current responsibilities for Baptist Health include developing and leading regular monthly strategic planning sessions for the executive officers. She also serves as a member of the crisis management team developing the Baptist Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has represented Baptist Health on the Arkansas Governor’s COVID-19 task force.
She previously co-founded and operated a successful health care educational content company; its assets and intellectual property were sold to CHI St. Vincent and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Ms. Dennis holds a Master of Management and Business Administration from Northwestern University’s JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics where she was a two-sport athlete and all conference in both basketball and track. She is a strategic adviser and member of the executive committee at Baptist Health Little Rock; an Industry Fellow for Innovate Arkansas, a state-funded initiative that helps scale promising Arkansas technology ventures; and an adviser to Madison Dearborn Partners.
Prior to joining Vigilant Health, he served as Director of Information Systems for Diabetes Care Group, a predecessor of Vigilant Health. Before Diabetes Care Group, he was Process Engineering Manager for Diversified Technology, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of embedded computer systems. During his 16 years with Diversified Technology, Mr. Boykin utilized web-based and local application architectures to develop shop-floor control and data analysis systems to support continuous process improvement. In addition, he served various roles in manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, including managing capital expenditure projects, new product introductions, and an electronics repair lab. Mr. Boykin received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Stacey Holt is the Chief Financial Officer of Vigilant Health. He has two decades of experience in finance and accounting, with more than ten years in senior leadership roles. He began his career in public accounting with Ernst and Young and then moved to the private sector, with experience in the health care distribution and telecom industries.
Mr. Holt’s background includes serving as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of national distributor First Choice Medical Supply. During his eleven-year tenure, he was integral in expanding the business from four to nine locations while growing revenues from $50 million to $170 million. Mr. Holt is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi College.
Laura Nail is Vice President, Program Development. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with nearly two decades of nursing experience. Her background includes family practice, cardiology, and chronic pain management. Since joining Vigilant Health in 2015, Ms. Nail has been named the Vice President of Clinical Operations and has helped develop the Nurse Practitioner Navigator role, a role specific and central to the success of the company. The Nurse Practitioner Navigator provides high-quality care as well as direct communication to patients regarding their health and navigation of the health care system. This combination of open communication and outstanding care has been proven to enhance overall health of the patient and decrease health care costs to the client. Ms. Nail’s role is to ensure standardization of practice through training and building close relationships with the Nurse Practitioner Navigator at each location.
Ms. Nail received her BSN from Mississippi College and MSN from University of South Alabama. She enjoys endurance sports and has completed four full marathons and multiple triathlons over the years, including four half ironman distance triathlons.
Prior to joining Vigilant Health, Steve Bethel was the President and CEO of Angel Eye Camera Systems, which provides real-time video and audio interaction between patients, family members, and caregivers in acute intensive care units. Mr. Bethel was part of the founding management team that helped commercialize this proprietary technology from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences that is deployed in over 65 hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr. Bethel has also served in leadership and operating roles in several health care services companies in the ambulatory surgery and clinical trials industries.
He has an extensive background in business development in the health care services sector and commercial and investment banking. He has held senior account roles at Citibank NA and was a Senior Vice President at Stephens Inc. in Little Rock. Bethel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Stephanie Clarke is a seasoned business development executive offering over 20 years of commitment to managing the client experience. She has successfully implemented employee wellness, occupational health, and safety programs for hundreds of employer groups across the Southeastern U.S. She is an expert in managing and developing mutually beneficial relationships between providers and employers.
Clarke holds certifications as a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and a Certified Self-Insured Workers’ Comp Professional (CSIWCP). She is a graduate of the Leadership of Mississippi program. Clarke is also a member of the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Mississippi Business Group on Health, Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers, and the Professional Women’s Association. Clarke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Rehabilitation from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Autumn Myhand serves as the Director of Project Management for Vigilant Heath. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with more than two decades of experience. She leads all components of Employee Health Management Programs and onboards educators and providers to deliver care plans.
Her previous experience includes providing diabetes education for adults and children in a clinic setting and in industry. She is a frequent lecturer for patient and professional conferences in the diabetes community. Myhand has an extensive background in training and managing patients on insulin pumps and supporting providers with insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring. She has also worked in the university wellness space developing campus programs and delivering nutritional care. Myhand received her BS degree in dietetics from Nicholls State University and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2003.
Michelle Young brings more than 25 years of health care clinic operations to her role as Director of Practice Management for Vigilant Health. Young has extensive knowledge of HIPAA, CMS, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Her previous experience includes meeting all requirements for accreditation and leading the development of two new ambulatory surgical centers. She also has experience preparing all necessary state and federal requirements for CLIA certification, reorganizing office staff, and restructuring protocol for efficient office flow.
Young’s recent previous positions include Executive Director/Surgery Center Administrator for Comprehensive Pain Pain Center of MS, PLLC, and Comprehensive Pain Center for Surgery, LLC, where she was responsible for operations, payroll, compliance with federal and state regulations, payroll tax, billing, scheduling accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She was also Administrative Officer/Surgery Center Administrator for NewSouth Neurospine, where she managed operations for its multi-specialty clinics and ambulatory surgery center, supervised more than 30 employees, and ensured all OSHA, state, and federal regulations, life safety codes, and emergency preparedness policies were followed and met. Young is a member of Medical Group Management Association and the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, and is a Notary Public.
Lori Young is an experienced Nurse Practitioner and manages the high quality of services provided to Vigilant Health patients. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She holds board certification in Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is board-certified in Advanced Diabetes Management.