Gary C. Cooper
Gary Cooper is the 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
Anne Rivenbark joined Palmetto Infusion in April of 2017. In her role, Ms. Rivenbark is responsible for all financial functions for Palmetto Infusion along with overseeing Procurement, Payer Contracting, and IT. She has over 25 years of experience in both the financial and operational aspects of healthcare in post-acute care settings. Prior to coming to Palmetto Infusion her positions included VP of Finance for a national consulting group focusing on financial and revenue cycle management engagements, Chief Financial Officer for a multisite home health agency, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of a multistate hospice organization and various Area and Regional Vice President of Operations positions for home health. Ms. Rivenbark is a magna cum laude graduate of Barton College with a BS Degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA.
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 Reimbursement 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 Manger 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.
Vice President of Human Relations
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.
Vice President of Real Estate & Corporate Development
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.