About ML Healthcare
ML Healthcare is a community of local healthcare experts that
care for patients & their families
What we believe…
Through steadfast commitment to our core values, we become the provider of choice in each community we serve. We believe in growing and developing our local leaders to be passionate healthcare experts and excellent business assets in their respective communities.
Troy Langsdale, CPA
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Troy is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for ML Healthcare.
Troy graduated with a degree in accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Troy has served the health care industry for over 20 years. Troy began his career in public accounting with LarsonAllen (which later became CliftonLarsonAllen). Throughout his career in public accounting, Troy dedicated 100% of his time to the long-term care and health care industry by providing accounting services, auditing, tax reporting, cost reporting, financial feasibility, operational, strategic, and strategic capital consulting, as well as board of director development. Troy also served CliftonLarsonAllen as the Southern United States Healthcare and Healthcare Transactions leader.
In 2014, Troy became the Chief Financial Officer of Legend Healthcare, which successfully sold to Ensign Services in May 2016.
Laura Miller, LNFA
President and Chief Operating Officer
Laura is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ML Healthcare where she serves the communities we operate with strategic and excellent quality of care.
Laura Miller has served the long-term care industry for over 28 years. She began her career as an Administrator in a skilled nursing facility. She spent over 16 years with Legend Healthcare as an Administrator and ultimately as the Senior Vice President of Operations. Laura then led the operations transition team to Ensign Services when they acquired Legend Healthcare in May 2016 where Laura remained as an operational resource. Since April 2017, Laura has operated as the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Communities, a long-term care company in Texas with over 25 skilled nursing facilities, including 5 Veterans homes.
Laura is known for her hands-on leadership style, strong organization skills, proven ability to develop team members through training and education, teamwork promotion, and a long-held personal belief in creating an environment conducive to retaining great leaders.
Lee A. Rivaz, LNFA
Vice President of Operations
Lee Rivaz brings over 25 years of experience in long-term care. He began his career on the ground level in a small rural facility in Hempstead, Texas in 1995 managing a small department. After being precepted by an Independent Owner/Operator, Lee moved to a 214 bed facility in The Woodlands, Texas as an Assistant Administrator in 2001 for Skilled Healthcare. As a newly licensed Administrator, Skilled Healthcare offered Lee the opportunity to transfer as the Administrator to Monument Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in LaGrange, Texas.
After several years at the LaGrange facility, Lee took an opportunity to gain experience at a facility in a more urban setting in Houston with Mariner Healthcare in 2003. After working for Mariner Healthcare for two years, an opportunity presented itself to work with a newly developed company, Legend Healthcare.
In 2005 at Legend Healthcare, Lee had the opportunity to open of several new facilities. Legend Oaks Northwest Houston was the first of the openings, followed by Legend Oaks West Houston in 2008. To include building a management team, Lee provided direct oversite and leadership to the new northwest Houston area facilities. He was able to work first hand with Physicians and Specialists to impact patient/census growth and the Northwest Houston senior services community. Lee developed a strong reputation for leadership and family/community support in the field of long term care.
In 2017, Lee began serving as Vice President of Operations for Touchstone Communities. Overseeing 9 Communities in Texas, located in Tyler, Gonzales, LaVernia, Pleasanton, Porter, and the Houston/Tomball area(s). Overall Leadership improved their occupancy, to include a $2.4 million impact of their Net Operating Income within one year from 2017 to 2018, and improved greater in 2019.
Josephine Girandi, RN, BSN, CDONA, RAC-CT
Vice President of Clinical Services
Josephine is the Vice President of Clinical Services for ML Healthcare where she provides superior and hands on leadership for our clinical professionals.
Josephine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree – Cum Laude from the Philippines. Josephine has been providing clinical services to the long-term care industry for over 30 years and has served multiple capacities during this time including management and director positions. During her time, Josephine has been instrumental in elevating and excelling in the clinical outcomes for the skilled nursing facilities she serves. Josephine has also served in a regional clinical management role where she oversaw the clinical services of 12 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.
Josephine’s goals and aspirations are to provide quality nursing care and to lead a team of the best clinical professionals. Josephine believes in education and hands on style in leadership to reach the goal to success. She believes in mentoring and training effective leaders in the industry.
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Taylor Sims oversees Strategic Partnerships with hospitals, physicians, insurers, regulators and legislators for ML Healthcare. Taylor is passionate about the provision of high quality post acute healthcare that ensures we meet the expectations of our patients and partners in value based care systems. Previously, Taylor was the Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for Ensign Services where she worked on nursing home reimbursement and regulatory policy and programs in Texas and Washington D.C. Prior to that she oversaw Government Relations for Legend Healthcare. Taylor began her passion for nursing home advocacy in the Texas House of Representatives serving in the Executive Office of the Speaker of the House and for a State Representative. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.