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Meet the People Behind Polaris Group

Jack Fitzgibbons
experience
10+ yrs
Jack Fitzgibbons
President & Chief Operating Officer

Jack helps run the core operations of Assembly Health, including Polaris Group. He works closely with the technology department, HR, and department leads to make sure we are delivering world-class customer service to our clients. Jack built his career around healthcare and tech-enabled services. Outside of work, Jack enjoys spending time with his wife and three girls and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils basketball team.

Wendy Strain
experience
25+ yrs
Wendy Strain, RN, RAC-CT
Director of Consulting Services

Wendy Strain has over 25 years of healthcare experience ranging from acute care to the long-term care setting. Wendy began her healthcare journey when she discovered her love of caring for others while serving in the US Army as a Medic. In her current role as Director of Consulting Services, she is responsible for the development, management, implementation, and direction of clinical and regulatory programs for Polaris Group.  Additionally, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Polaris Group Consultants. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren.

Kristy Brown
experience
30+ yrs
Kristy Brown, ALA, RAC-CT
Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Kristy has over 30 years of experience in the Long Term Care industry. She has worked in the healthcare finance field at multiple corporate levels as well as owned a Long-Term Care facility. Kristy serves as Director of Revenue Cycle Management for The Polaris Group RCM division overseeing all operations. Outside of work, Kristy enjoys outdoor activities and time with her family.

Dave O'Tolle
experience
33+ yrs
Dave O’Toole, MS, CCM, CRC, CCA, CHC
Director of Staffing Services/Senior Health Care Consultant

Dave O’Toole, has 33 years of healthcare and consulting experience. Being a Medic and Behavioral Science Specialist in the US Army was the catalyst for a career in the healthcare industry. During his tenure with Polaris Group, Dave has consulted to independent, regional, and large chain providers. As a former Owner/Managing Partner of a national staffing firm, Dave has utilized his years of healthcare experience to lead Polaris Group’s Interim and Permanent Placement Department. When Dave is not helping our clients find solutions to their staffing needs, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Tim Warner Polaris Vice President
experience
25+ yrs
Tim Warner
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Tim Warner brings 25+ years of service to healthcare providers across the continuum of long-term, ambulatory, acute, and radiology facilities. Tim leads our Sales and Marketing teams and is passionate about helping both clients and team members achieve their goals. Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and attending Wolfpack sporting events.

Shelly Patton
experience
25+ yrs
Shelly Patton
National Director of Sales & Marketing

Shelly Patton has over 25 years in the Health Care industry, 18 of which have been in LTC. Shelly oversees the day-to-day sales operations, engaging in an array of business skills from strategic planning to sales team management. Shelly manages all Corporate Partnerships and her ability to analyze statistics and long-term logistical planning skills have contributed greatly to the success of our organization. Shelly loves her Tampa Bay Rays baseball, but since she is originally from Wisconsin, nothing beats her love of her Green Bay Packers football! She lives in Tampa with her husband, son, and two amazing dogs.

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Are you confident, competitive, and coachable? Polaris Group welcomes results-oriented, motivated professionals. Interested in joining our team?