Gary C. Cooper
Gary Cooper is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Palmetto Infusion Services, LLC. Gary graduated from Wofford College with a BS in Economics and went on to acquire his Masters of Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has dedicated twenty-four years of service and leadership to the health care industry as an entrepreneur across a number of different businesses. Gary’s commitment to the industry and servant leadership has ensured that the employees, patients, and communities served by his companies have benefitted from his stewardship.
Gary’s business philosophy has created the foundation for the success of Palmetto Infusion, which will be further enhanced with its new partner, Carousel Capital. The partnership will bring sophisticated human and financial capital to the table, creating an enviable combination of resources for employees, patients, and the company.
Gary was blessed to have learned his business philosophy from his late father, Charles F. Cooper, who had an indelible impact on his family and his community. Following in his father’s footsteps, serving others has been, and continues to be, the cornerstone of Gary’s personal and professional life.
Gary and his wife Kelly reside in Pawleys Island, SC and are the parents of four beautiful children – Gracyn, Clemons, Marshall, and Sutton.
Chief Executive Officer
David is a CPA as well as a graduate of Bob Jones University. David has many years of experience in managing financial operations over a spectrum of businesses. At Canal Industries, he managed the centralized accounts payable function for the forest service provider with 450 employees and $400 million in revenues. He also supervised a staff of six employees that performed the following functions: cash management and reporting, 1099 reporting, managed land accounting, and support to external audit requirements. David joined the Winyah team in 2002 and has been an integral part of the operation and eventual disposal of a number of the Winyah family’s former businesses, including the home health, infusion, institutional pharmacy, and durable medical equipment businesses. Most recently he served as Chief Financial Officer of Winyah Community Hospice Care, Inc., a $20 million company with 13 locations in two states.
Chief Financial Officer
John Norlander joined Palmetto Infusion as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2023.
John possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge in finance and accounting with a focus on the healthcare sector. Included in John’s healthcare experience, he has specifically led the financial operations of many post-acute healthcare entities to include Home Health, Hospice, Ophthalmology, Dialysis as well as others.
With this vast experience, John has a proven track record of empowering and leading teams to drive financial performance, seek process improvement and implement strategic initiatives.
John is a native Southern Californian and currently resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children.
Chief Operating Officer
Matt Angell joined Palmetto Infusion in November of 2018 and has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience with a strong emphasis in Specialty and Infusion Pharmacy. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, he has been a key member of several entrepreneurial companies experiencing exponential growth in short periods of time. Most recently he was a founder of AcariaHealth and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, Angell helped grow this single startup pharmacy based in Houston, Texas into a significant company serving patients in all 50 states with over 800 employees across the US.
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Jeremy Bunch (better known as JB) is from Greensboro, NC and brings more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience to our team. JB has a strong foundation in biotech and pharmaceutical leadership, and was formerly employed as Regional Business Director of the Mid-Atlantic with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Regional Business Director of the Carolinas with Sanofi Genzyme. At these companies, he launched an orphan drug for Parkinson’s Disease, Gocovri, and two transformative MS therapies, Aubagio and Lemtrad. JB has also served as Executive Neurology Sales Specialist and Regional Sales Manager with Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Specialty Representative roles at Pfizer.
A graduate of the University of Tulsa, JB earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Marketing. He received a full athletic scholarship to play football and received numerous awards including All-Independent Free Safety, All-South Free Safety, All WAC Free Safety, and Team Captain.
In his position as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, JB is responsible for the achievement of company-wide net revenue and profit objectives. He leads all general sales activity and communications, branding, and marketing efforts for the company.
Connie C. Hartley
Chief Revenue Cycle Officer
Connie Hartley is one of the founding members of Palmetto Infusion and has been with the company since its inception in October of 1999. She has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Connie began her infusion career as General Manager and then Regional Vice-President of Operations with TSquare Medical, one of the companies whose merger created Coram Healthcare. As Vice-President with Coram, she was responsible for the major market consolidation plan following the merger. She later served as Vice-President of Reimbursement at Coram.
Connie joined Integrated Health Services as Vice-President of Infusion Services in 1997. In this role, she was an integral part of acquisitions which ultimately led to the formation of IHS Infusion Services Division. Connie graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Shannon Carr brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Palmetto Infusion. As one of its newest members of the executive team, Shannon holds several human resources-related accreditations and qualifications, including membership in the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and experience as past president of the Pee Dee Chapter of SHRM, as well as being a certified practitioner or facilitator in a number of programs such as the Myers & Briggs Foundation, the Mediation Training Institute and Just Culture.
The College of Charleston graduate has served in critical human resources roles at several healthcare facilities, including as vice president of human resources with McLeod Health and human resources manager with Winyah Health Care Group. Throughout her career, Shannon has proven to be a versatile human resources leader with a focus on the development and implementation of programs to support positive employee relations, performance management, succession planning, leadership development, organizational learning and employee engagement.
Chief Real Estate Officer
Thomas Otis has been involved with Palmetto Infusion since 2011 and became an active member of the management team in 2018.
Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Thomas began his career in banking in 1992 and has extensive experience in banking, management, finance and commercial real estate management, brokerage and development. During his real estate career, Thomas has been involved in commercial transactions and debt financings in excess of $150M and has consulted with a variety of business and property owners throughout the Carolinas. Previously Thomas was the CFO of Mira Winery in Napa, CA and Executive VP – Finance of JDA Frontline Partners in Washington, DC.
Thomas serves as the Board Chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and Chairs the Investment Oversight Committee for Charleston Day School. He is also an Alumni Interviewer for the Kellogg School of Management and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation for commercial investment real estate.
Thomas, his wife Lee and two daughters live in Charleston, SC and are active members of St. Philips Episcopal Church.
Brian Scott, MBA
Senior Vice President of Procurement & Trade Relations
Brian Scott joined the Palmetto Infusion Senior Leadership team in September 2022.
Brian joined Palmetto Infusion Services in 2020 with over 20 years of healthcare experience in national operations and supply chain leadership roles and serves as SVP of Procurement and Trade Relations. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, he is responsible for the critical task of contract negotiation, and for further strengthening relationships with manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of drugs and medical supplies.
Brian earned a promotion to SVP, Procurement & Trade Relations following a two-year successful deployment of purchasing contract and supply chain strategic plans to support the rapid growth of the Company’s Ambulatory Infusion Clinic (AIC) network. Before this promotion, he served as VP, Procurement & Trade Relations and stabilized the company’s supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling the Company to maintain its growth trajectory while serving as a safe haven for chronically ill patients in the Southeast Region.
Brian attended The Ohio State University and earned his MBA at Franklin University in Columbus, OH.