Amedisys Welcomes New Board Member
December 15, 2020 at 08:00 AM EST
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), a leading provider of home health, hospice and personal care, announced today that Ivanetta Davis Samuels is joining its Board of Directors, effective December 15, 2020.
“I am excited to welcome Ivanetta and her vast leadership experience to our Board of Directors,” stated Amedisys Chairman, CEO and President Paul Kusserow. “Her unique legal and public policy experience will provide our leadership team with a new and broader perspective as we continue our journey to becoming the solution for those who want to age in place.”
“I am honored to join the Amedisys Board of Directors,” said Ms. Samuels. “As a woman of color who understands the importance of diverse perspectives, I am especially thrilled to be a part of a leading healthcare organization with a board composed in its majority by women, that is intentionally providing equitable and inclusive quality care to all of its patients.”
Ms. Samuels currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Meharry Medical College, where she oversees all legal affairs and transactions, including litigation management, policy management, immigration services, compliance, risk management and environmental health and safety.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Vanderbilt University, and has practiced law for more than 25 years. Ms. Samuels is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Napier-Looby Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys and Association of Corporate Counsel. She is also a Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow, recognized for her achievements and commitment to the legal profession.