Who we are.
Our team of senior leaders has a combined 150+ years of experience and the support of thousands of qualified staff:
Joseph Hugar, LNHA
President & CEO
Joe has strategic leadership and operations oversight for our 27 long-term care and senior residential communities, home care and hospice agencies, adult day care centers and child care center located in Illinois and Indiana. His career spans 30 years of senior level management experience within acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, sub-acute skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, as well as rehabilitation hospitals (IRFS). Joe holds a master’s of science degree in Health Services Administration and is a licensed nursing home administrator in five states. He has also owned and operated 21 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.
Susan A. Enright, RN, BS, MHA
Chief Operating Officer, Home Care, Hospice and Housing
Sue is responsible for oversight of Presence Health’s integration efforts as well as the home care and hospice agencies, senior housing communities and hospital-based nurse navigators, clinical education, marketing, sales and public relations efforts. Sue is a Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of experience.
Beth Florczak, RN, MSN
Chief Clinical Officer
Beth is responsible for clinical regulatory compliance, Joint Commission accreditation, development and implementation of evidence-based best practices in nursing and rehabilitation centers, senior housing communities, adult and child care centers, and pharmacy. She also oversees patient, resident, client and family satisfaction. Beth has over 30 years of experience spanning the health care continuum.
Peter Goschy, LNHA, MHA
Chief Operating Officer, Nursing Homes
Peter is responsible for the overall nursing center operations, including regulatory compliance, improvement of services, census growth and financial results. Peter has over 20 years of experience in nursing home operations and holds a nursing home administrator license in Illinois.
Michael Gordon, LNHA
Mike is responsible for providing financial leadership, including maintaining accounting records, coordinating preparation of financial statements, performance management, annual budgeting, strategic and financial planning. He is a certified public accountant, holds a nursing home administrator license, currently serves as a Leading Age Illinois–Finance Committee Member, and previously served for four years on Illinois Home Care Council’s Finance Committee and for eight years on Leading Age Illinois Assisted Living Cabinet. He has more than 15 years of health care experience.
Sister Sharon Kerrigan, RSM
Sister Sharon provides oversight, education and support for the facilities in the areas of Catholic Ministry Identity, Mission, Spiritual Health, Ethics, Community Benefit and Diversity. She holds a PhD in pastoral psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Notre Dame, Indiana, as well as a doctorate of ministry in scripture/counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary. She has over 25 years health care leadership experience.
Constance Nestor FACHE, EDAC
Regional Director, Support Services
Constance is responsible for environment of care regulatory compliance, dietary, plant operations, security, housekeeping, laundry/linen and biomedical engineering services; striving to improve quality, increase efficiencies and lower costs. She is a board- certified fellow at the American College of Healthcare Executives, a certified lean green belt, serves on the board of the Health Care Institute where she voluntarily oversees research, is FEMA certified, and served on the 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute Standards Revisions Task Force for post-acute, long- term care, hospice, acute care and other facility types.
Wendell Provost, JD
Human Resources Officer
Wendell is responsible for providing human resources leadership to all Presence Life Connections facilities. He has over 30 years of experience in employee relations, compensation and benefits, facility, litigation and claim management.