Gene Rodgers, MSW - Executive Vice-President - Strategy & Corporate Development
Gene Rodgers is the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development of Community Based Care, LLC. (CBC) as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rodgers is currently the most senior executive in the organization. In addition to focusing on growth and acquisitions for CBC, Mr. Rodgers provides the overall leadership to the holding company and the current CBC employees.
Mr. Rodgers has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a veteran in the field of behavioral health and, more specifically, services for the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (I/DD). Since 1992, Mr. Rodgers has risen to progressively higher executive level positions in the industry.
Since 2000, Mr. Rodgers has been specifcally focused on business development in the I/DD and Behavioral health private provider space thru both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.
Laurie McDaniel, MPA - Chief Financial Officer
Laurie McDaniel has worked in both the public and private sector for over 20 years with much of that experience being in finance. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University. Ms. McDaniel worked for HomeCare Management Corporation for ten years as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer of CBC, LLC.
Richard Edwards, MS - Chief Program Officer
Richard Edwards joined CBC in early 2017 with over twenty years’ experience in behavioral healthcare in North Carolina. Over his career, Richard has worked in and overseen a wide range of facility-based and community-based programs and settings, serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and mental health challenges. Areas of special interest include program operations, quality management, and process improvement.
In addition to his work in the non-profit and for-profit service sectors, Richard has worked as a consultant reviewer for a national accreditation agency, done public policy work on behalf of provider associations, and is an active volunteer in his local community.
Darryl Ehlers, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ehlers joined CBC in December 2016 with 24 years operations experience in the Skilled Nursing Industry. During this time he served as an Executive Director, Administrator, Region Vice President of Operations and Division Vice President of Operations for as many as 17 Skilled Nursing Facilities. In his career, Mr. Ehlers has been successful creating a culture for leadership development, customer satisfaction and achieving exceptional operational outcomes.
Mr. Ehlers is originally from Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University. He now resides in High Point, NC with his wife and daughter.
Corby Brooks, Director of Communication & Technology
Corby Brooks joined CBC in late February of 2017 after serving as AVP of Human Resources with Lindley Habilitation Services for over 10 years. He is excited to join the CBC team, and for the new opportunity and promotion.
Since 2007, Corby has owned and operated CB Web Innovations, a website design and internet marketing company that serves many successful businesses throughout the Triad. He has over 10 years experience helping businesses grow using the power of technology and the internet. His expertise lies in website development, internet marketing and using technologies to increase business efficiency and communication.
He received a master's degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and taught classes as an adjunct faculty member. Corby currently lives in Burlington, NC and enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Jake Justice, Financial Analyst
Jake Justice joined CBC in early 2017 after a strong start in his career with a diverse corporate background in multi-billion dollar organizations. His prior experience includes being an accountant at both the corporate level and regional level. He served as part of the controller’s group at his most recent position in Charlotte, NC handling advanced financial analysis including forecasting and budgeting. Jake is optimistic about the opportunity to help and serve Community Based Care and is very passionate about our goals as an organization.
Mr. Justice is originally from Belmont, NC where he currently resides and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University. He enjoys activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors.
Mary Benson, Director of Data Management and Analysis
Mary Benson joined CBC March 2017 with 19 years’ experience in the Intellectual /developmental disability field. Prior to CBC Mary worked for HomeCare Management Corporation starting as an Administrative Assistant before moving into her last position as Administrative Coordinator. A large responsibility in 2013 was to transition HomeCare to an Electronic Health Record and that is currently Mary’s focus across all holding for CBC.
Mrs. Benson is originally from Jacksonville, NC and now resides in Mint Hill, NC with her husband.
Chris Foster, Director of Marketing and Development
Chris joined CBC in October of 2017 after several years at Lindley Habilitation Services. He served in several departments at Lindley, but most recently oversaw all of Lindley’s marketing efforts. He has worked in the I/DD field for over 15 years, including over a decade in non-profit management, marketing and programming. He is excited to be able to help support all of CBC’s holdings with their marketing efforts.
His experience also includes broadcast and print journalism, as well as event planning and working in the public school system as a behavioral and mental health counselor. He received his degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Liberty University. Chris currently lives in Greensboro with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth soccer and all things Carolina Panthers.
Janelle Kissee, Billing and Collections Professional
Janelle Kissee joined Community Based Care in January 2018. Janelle brings with her 10+ years of Billing and Collections Management experience in the areas of I/DD/MH/SA under both non-profit and for-profit. Prior to joining CBC Janelle worked for Lindley Habilitation Services as Director of Revenue.
Mrs. Kissee enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband resides in Greensboro, NC where their two adult children also reside.
Leslie Echerd, Billing and Collections Professional
Leslie Echerd joined Community Based Care in January 2018 with 14 years of experience in the I/DD field. Previously, she worked for Lindley Habilitation Services and served as their Billing Director and was also part of their payroll team. She is excited to expand her knowledge and be a part of the Billing and Collections department of CBC.
She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Psychology and currently resides in Winston-Salem NC with her husband. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, painting, traveling and all things creative.