Leadership & Staff

Karthik Muthu

Karthik Muthu

Chief Executive Officer

Karthik began his career with HealthSouth in 2015 through the Developing Future CEOs program. He received his Master of Science in physical therapy from University of Central Arkansas, bachelor's in physical therapy from Vel's College of Physiotherapy, India and is currently pursuing his master's degree in business administration with Cameron University. Prior to joining HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala as the CEO, Karthik served as the associate administrator at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Glendale, Ariz. He also served as a medical rehabilitation surveyor with CARF International performing accreditation surveys throughout the country. Karthik brings more than eight years of rehabilitation program management experience to HealthSouth. His experience includes business development, performance improvement, patient satisfaction, revenue cycle, quality and compliance. Karthik is also a software programmer with keen interest in developing patient portals for health education.


Juan Beyley-Pagan, M.D.

Juan Beyley-Pagan, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Beyley-Pagan serves as the medical director of HealthSouth Ocala. Specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he oversees the care of patients who are recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries. Dr. Beyley-Pagan achieved his medical doctorate at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, and completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Austin, Texas. 

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Monica Brigham

Director of Therapy Operations

Monica is HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala’s director of therapy operations. Prior to working at HealthSouth Ocala, she served as the rehab director for Oakhurst Health where she received their national award for excellence in customer service and product development.  She also led her team to department of the year and was awarded department head of the year. She has more than 17 years of experience being an occupational therapist. Monica is a graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, Florida.
Linda Calidonio

Linda Calidonio

Risk Manager

Originally from Long Island, New York, Linda brings almost 20 years of healthcare experience to HealthSouth. She graduated from Pasco-Hernando College in 1993 making her a third generation registered nurse. She has continued her education to become certified in rehabilitation nursing achieving the CRRN®. She has been with HealthSouth since 2003 in various roles and the director of risk/quality management since 2008.  She has a license in Healthcare Risk Management from the State of Florida since 2001.

Rob Costello

Rob Costello

Controller

Rob has 30 years of broad financial and accounting experience spanning financial consolidations and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, planning, forecasting, analysis and shared services. Past roles include director titles with experience in manufacturing and IT infrastructure industries. Rob obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Indiana, and maintains CPA status in both Maryland and Illinois.


Lâle Gerger

Lâle Gerger

Human Resources Director

Lâle Gerger serves as the human resources director of HealthSouth Ocala.  She brings with her 15 years of experience in human resources management. Her past roles include being the vice president of human resources & staff development at Partnership for Strong Families and the vice president of human resources at Lakeview Health. She has also worked as a consultant in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors assisting organizations in growing and developing their workforce. Lâle obtained her bachelor’s degree from University of California, L.A. (UCLA) and has graduate studies from the University of North Florida focusing on conflict transformation.  She also holds the GPHR (Global Professional, Human Resources) certification and is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Personality Assessment (MBTI®).

Sherry Kwater

Sherry Kwater, MSM, BSN, RN

CNO/Patient Safety Officer

Sherry has more than 35 years of executive healthcare experience. Most recently, Sherry was the chief nursing officer at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. where she led the organization for five years achieving their first re-designation as a Magnet Hospital. Sherry has an extensive quality background having had responsibility for quality and nursing as the vice president of clinical excellence at the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, Mo. where she led the quality activities for 26 hospitals. Sherry is married with six children and is excited to call Ocala her home.  

Mary Anne McCreadie

Mary Anne McCreadie, RN, BSN, CCM

Director of Case Management

Mary Anne brings more than thirty years’ experience in healthcare to her role as director of case management at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. Her diverse background includes surgical nursing, hemodialysis, health information management, revenue integrity, clinical documentation improvement and hospital case management. 

Jessica Pent

Jessica Pent

Director of Marketing Operations

Jessica Pent serves as the director of marketing operations for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala. Jessica brings with her 15 years of healthcare experience, 12 of which were dedicated to management. Jessica graduated Keiser University in 2009 with her associate’s degree in science and is a Florida licensed radiography technologist. Jessica has a vast background in sales and marketing with strong focus on building business and building meaningful relationships in the healthcare community.  Her team at HealthSouth Ocala completes clinical evaluations, provides marketing support, public relations and inpatient rehabilitation education to a wide geographic area.