CCI Management Team

Donna Harrell McPherson

President and Chairwoman of CCI. Mrs. McPherson graduated from Louisiana College and later attended Northeast Louisiana University to work on her graduate studies. For many years, Mrs. McPherson worked in the public service area of corrections, but transitioned to help her mother, Mrs. Jerrine Harrell, after the untimely death of CCI’s co-founder Louis P. Harrell. Our mission has always been based on the Christian Foundation to serve, provide quality care, employ the best people, while continuing to grow the business to extend the LP Harrell Legacy.

James E. "Lannie" Richardson

Mr. Richardson is the Chief Executive Officer of CCI. Mr. Richardson graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in accounting and later earned his MBA from Pepperdine Universitry. Mr. Richardson has served CCI as CEO for fifteen years. Mr. Richardson has worked in healthcare in many capacities in the past fourty-three years. Mr. Richardson's career began as a Medicare Auditor, which led to serving as a hospital CFO, and eventually to a hospital CEO. Mr. Richardson also served the healthcare industry as a consultant in financial consulting, regulatory matters and also in turnaround situations. In partnership with Donna McPherson, the Chairwoman of CCI, and Nicole Howard COO/CFO, Mr. Richardson has seen CCI grow in post-acute care over the years and diversify into complimentary lines of businesses.

Nicole Howard

Nicole Howard is the Chief Operating Officer of CCI. She has been in healthcare since 2003. She is responsible for oversight of all new software projects and implementations, all new building construction and licensing, as well as assisting the CEO with new developments. Nicole also manages the in-house therapy, MDS, coding, pharmacy, contract payor negotiations and financial teams. Prior to joining CCI, she held the position of Assistant Chief Accountant at Dimension Development Company, a hotel management company in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and was the tax accountant for Margaret Vienne, CPA. Nicole has also performed self-employed CPA services since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She obtained her certification and license in October of 1999.

Dennis Simoneaux

Dennis Simoneaux is the President and Chief Operating Officer of PHS, managing the day to day operations of the company across 13 states. Mr. Simoneaux has been in the healthcare industry for 32 years. He joined PHS in 2012 as Corporate Director of Business Development and has served in the capacity of President and COO since November of 2014. Mr. Simoneaux was an Executive Director for the LHC Group, one of the nation's largest and most well-respected home health companies. Mr. Simoneaux is also a veteran of the Pharmaceutical Industry, having held various Marketing and Leadership positions over 21 years. Mr. Simoneaux has a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, and has completed more than 30 hours of post-graduate studies in Management at the University of New Orleans and in Law at Louisiana State University Law School.‍

Cathy Newhouse

Cathy Newhouse is the Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Home Care, Inc., a subsidiary of CCI, where she brings more than 25 years of clinical and business development experience in the healthcare industry. Ms. Newhouse spent more than 18 years in executive level management roles before taking the helm of Hospice for CCI across Arkansas and Mississippi. She comes to CCI most recently after the role of president at Newhouse and Associates, LLC where she consulted for healthcare providers seeking innovative solutions for care transitions and the post-acute continuum. Ms. Newhouse was the chief growth officer and senior vice president of clinical program development and innovation for LHC Group in Louisiana where she created strategy and training programs to develop a sales force of more than 350 associates into a team that achieved the highest organic top line growth in company history across all company divisions. In her career Ms. Newhouse has visited more than 400 healthcare communities nationwide, giving her a comprehensive look at what leads to success and best methods for collaboration between hospitals, physicians and the community care continuum. Ms. Newhouse earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in management from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and holds a certification in nursing administration from the American Nurses Association. She also maintains memberships in a bevy of professional organizations including: Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, American Nurses Association, American Association of House Call Physicians, National Association Home Care/Hospice.

Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson is the Chief Compliance Officer of CCI. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems. In addition, he serves CCI in the role as HIPAA Security Officer and has worked in a variety of settings related to Project Management, System Development, and Compliance. Bob came to CCI with sixteen years of healthcare and technology experience, including serving as the Business Application Software Manager at Acadian Ambulance. He was responsible for software developers who implemented, maintained, and developed software solutions to meet the needs of the company. He also worked for CLECO Corporation as a Systems Analyst implementing and supporting a variety of software solutions.

Jessica Lamartiniere

Jessica Lamartiniere has been with CCI for 10 years. Mrs. Lamartiniere oversees all Human Resource and Legal functions. Mrs. Lamartiniere has a Bachelors Degree in Operations and Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University as well as an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies.

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