Chief Executive Officer, Therapy & West Virginia Senior Advantage
Amy Tipton is a veteran healthcare leader who is proud of her speech-language pathology roots. As the CEO of Stonerise Therapy, she is hyper-focused on value-based care, outcome-driven care delivery and bringing innovation to the rehab space and beyond. She provides leadership to our skilled therapists embedded in gyms within Stonerise’s 17 transitional care centers. Amy also leads strategy and operations of our West Virginia Senior Advantage (WVSA) business line. WVSA is a Medicare supplement plan providing advanced care options to transitional and skilled nursing center patients across the state.
Early in her career, Amy started her own contract rehab company, Omni-Rehab of WNC, providing multi-discipline rehab to nursing homes, assisted living and acute care hospitals. Amy sold this company five years later and worked her way up the ranks at Genesis Healthcare, where she spent 20 years in a variety of roles focusing on growth, culture and clinical operations. She oversaw the start-up of home and community-based services as well. Amy decided it was time to try something new and ventured out as the Chief Operating Officer for Great Expressions Dental Centers, one of the largest dental service organizations in the country. There she focused on building a new culture and a new way of looking at dentistry, merging dental with the medical model.
Amy is a national speaker on topics related to leadership and healthcare. She serves on the Voices for Parkinson’s Inc. board. She is passionate about caring for the older adult and has extensive expertise in the areas of dysphagia and cognitive impairment related to dementia. People who know Amy well often say she is a transformational leader and a remarkable communicator. Amy credits her advanced communication skills to her training as a Speech Language Pathologist at Marshall University.
In her spare time, Amy lives with her husband, Richie, in Western North Carolina on a small farm, raising pigs, donkeys, goats and horses. She loves spending time with her hands in the dirt and hosting her family members, including two grandchildren, Violet and Gunnar.