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Palmeira Leadership

Gen Barter

Gen Barter

Chief Executive Officer

After working in the home health care field for over 8 years, Genevieve Barter knew she had found a career and an industry that she loved. Along the way, she had learned there are so many avenues of health care that don’t make people better. But she found hope in home health care – which she considers the last facet of health services based on human touch – that did help patients improve through education, compassion and goal-focused care. She was intrigued by the gap between mom and pop-run home health companies and the larger, more impersonal conglomerates. She saw a need in the community and an opportunity to change the industry and make an impact. So she bought the company she worked for and began expanding services into multiple states. The idea of Palmeira Home Health Services was born. She drew from her family’s medical background – her father is a retired ophthalmologist in California, her political science education from the University of San Diego and her past sales experience to make Palmeira Health Services into one of the top home health service companies in the market today.

Kristi Palmer, RN, BS, CCM

Kristi Palmer, RN, BS, CCM

Chief Nursing Officer

Kristi Palmer brings over 20 years of experience in nursing and medical management to Palmeira. For the past 10 years she has served in management roles directing symptom management, regional performance improvement and directing overall clinical operations. She joined Palmeira in 2017 after serving as Area Director of Clinical Operations for Bridge Home Health & Hospice and previously was Director of Operations for Amedisys Home Health Services. She began her career in nursing in Michigan and helped start the Affinity Home Care Agency in 2006 in Michigan as Director of Nursing. In addition to her RN degree she has a B.S. in Health Administration and will finish her dual masters MSN and MHA in 2018. Kristi is a member of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) which provides professional collaboration across the healthcare continuum to advocate for patients’ wellbeing and improved health outcomes. She is also a member of the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).

Patrick Benedicto

Patrick Benedicto

Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Patrick manages the Palmeira team of dedicated sales professionals who work directly with providers to deliver the best home health service possible for their patients. Patrick also leads the Palmeira Health Services Assisted Living division. Patrick brings extensive sales experience to Palmeira having worked with staffing companies to provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy professionals for Home Health agencies in Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, San Diego and Los Angeles. Patrick attended Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines for his industrial engineering degree. After college, he played professional basketball in the Philippines for five years including the team that won the league championship in 2001.

Kelly Kiser, RNC, APN, NNC

Kelly Kiser, RNC, APN, NNC

Regional Business Administrator

Kelly Kiser brings over 30 years nursing and planning experience to Palmeira after an extensive background as a nurse practitioner with a 30-year career focused on women and infant health services. Her expertise is focused on patient-centered care with strong physician relations and efficient staff management. In Nevada, she was Director of Women’s Services at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center and also worked for Summerlin Hospital and the Children’s Healthcare Network in Las Vegas. Prior in Arizona, Kelly gained experience at Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, and others including Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital.

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