Bryan Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Wolfe has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the home health and hospice industries. In 2008, Bryan co-founded Traditions Health Care and Traditions Hospice. After a successful building period, Bryan’s experience in business development and strategy was instrumental in establishing a partnership with New York based equity investment group, Dorilton Capital in 2011. Bryan is a champion of the company’s core values and strives to personally meet each new employee. He has a genuine interest in working with his leadership teams and mentoring rising stars.
Prior to opening Traditions Health Care, Bryan served as the Chief Operating Officer of Healthwise Home Health Care and as the Director of Business Development for Guardian Health Care. His prior experience ranges from responsibilities including launching new offices, recruiting and hiring staff, sales and marketing management, and the oversight of day to day operations. Bryan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development (Leadership) with an Emphasis in Community Health.
Bryan and his wife Melany live in College Station, Texas and have six children.
Rev. Stuart Young, Chief Operations Officer
Stuart Young has more than 10 years of leadership experience in the home health and hospice industry. In 2008, he became an owner of Traditions Health Care and Traditions Hospice.
Stuart served as Executive Director of Traditions Hospice from 2010 to 2012. An ordained minister, he has held various ministerial positions in churches and hospice organizations. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baylor University.
Stuart and his wife Laura live in College Station, Texas and have two children.
M. Neal Lee, Chief Financial Officer
Neal Lee has more than 10 years of experience in business including project management, auditing, tax, stock market analysis, and IT accounting systems. He holds a Certified Public Accountant license.
Prior to joining Traditions Health Care, Neal served as auditor for Thompson, Derrig & Craig, a full-service CPA firm. He also gained experience at KPMG Houston in the IT audit division where he worked with clients such as Reliant Energy and Anadarko Petroleum. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.
Neal and his wife Catherine live in College Station, Texas and have two children.
Chris Anderson, Chief Compliance Officer
Chris is the former Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Triad Hospitals, Inc., a multi-billion holding company with 51 hospitals, 10 outpatient surgery centers, and a management services company where he led the entity through a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the OIG. He was also the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Gentiva Health Services, and its predecessor, the Olsten Corporation from 1998-2005. Chris was first appointed to head a corporate compliance program in home care in 1994.
Chris is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association and former chair of the Home Care Group. He also remains active in two private healthcare boards with interests in Romania, Guatemala, Moldova, and India. He brings a rich history of experience in the intricacies of the world of compliance and is to add great value in fostering our compliance efforts.
Duane Neel, President of HealthCare ConsultLink
Duane joined Traditions Health in 2012 and he has served in a variety leadership positions throughout the organization – Senior VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Sales Officer, Executive VP of Business Development (HealthCare ConsultLink) and President (HealthCare ConsultLink). Including his tenure with Traditions Health, Duane has nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Traditions Health, Duane worked as a Regional Vice President of Sales for Gentiva Health Services, one of the largest home health providers in the United States, as well as several other healthcare related companies in the durable medical, pharmacy and manufacturing sectors. Duane is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance.
Russ Ridenhour, President Texas Division
Russ joined Traditions Health in 2009. Prior to joining Traditions, Russ worked in home health and hospice industry since 1999. His prior experience was in various roles including recruiting, operational management, new business development, marketing and program development. Russ has been an occupational therapist since 1988. He received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He holds a specialty certification in hand therapy and has a special interest in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
Russ and his wife Stacey live in Bryan, Texas and have 4 children.
Ronda Van Meter, President California Division
Ronda Van Meter is a seasoned Home Care Executive with over 25 years in the Home Health and Hospice industry. She oversees the California division as President after relocating there from Texas a few years back. As leader of that division she is focused on assimilating her offices into the Traditions culture while maintaining excellence in patient care and experience, as well as expansion throughout California and the Western US. Ronda has had multi-state and national level leadership positions with both privately held and public healthcare firms. She has a BSN and an MBA, both from the University of Texas system.
Ronda and her husband of 30 years, Vernon, have 3 grown children and only grand-dogs as of yet, and they’re ok with that!
Crystal Mineo Diaz, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President of Human Resources
Crystal Mineo joined Traditions Health Care in 2011. Her broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions, and management. Crystal is a Certified Professional in Human Resouces (PHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Crystal has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Tarleton State University.
Crystal and her husband Sonny live in College Station, Texas with their three children.
Ashley Pool, Director of Business Intelligence
Ashley joined Traditions Health Care in 2014. Since then she has taken on many roles within the company and has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in just a few short years. She currently is the Director of Business Intelligence and manages a majority of the software platforms utilized throughout the company. She is also a part of the Acquisition and Integration Team and leads post-merger transitions.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.
Ashley and her husband Bobby live in Bryan, Texas with their son James.
Chris Fitzgerald, Director of Finance
Chris joined Traditions Health Care in 2017. He has more than 6 years of experience in various advancing areas of Accounting. He currently oversees all day-to-day accounting operations, month end close, and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Traditions Health Care, Chris held other leadership positions at his past stops. He earned a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Accounting from Texas A&M University – Commerce.
Chris and his wife Sonia live in College Station, Texas with their daughter, Addison.