Leadership & Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Kayla came to HealthSouth Gadsden from HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery where she served as an associate administrator. Her experience also includes serving as controller at HealthSouth Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital and in various roles with Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Huntington College and her master’s in business administration from Tulane University
Vladimir Slutsker, D.O.
Dr. Slutsker joined HealthSouth in 2005 in Phenix City, AL, and later joined the HealthSouth team in Fredericksburg, VA, before coming to Gadsden in 2013. He graduated New York College of Osteopathic medicine in 1995 and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Slutsker is board certified in PM&R and also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Medicine Association.
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Director of Case Management
Leslie brings 23 years of nursing experience to HealthSouth. In 2013, she transferred to HealthSouth Gadsden from HealthSouth Lakeshore in Birmingham, Alabama, where she held multiple roles as a staff nurse, weekend nurse supervisor and PPS coordinator. She began her career at HealthSouth Gadsden as a case manager and was promoted to the director position in 2016. Leslie is a Certified Case Manger and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and is currently furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Tina has more than 25 years of nursing experience ranging from medical surgical nursing and intensive care. She began working at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2008 as a staff nurse and has served in the roles of charge nurse, supervisor and nurse manager. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and is currently furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University.
Kim has more than 26 years of nursing experience and joined HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2001. She began working as a staff nurse and has served in the roles of charge nurse, case manager, infection control and nurse supervisor. Kim also oversees the hospital’s employee health initiatives.
Director of Therapy Operations
Janet has been with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden since 2002 and has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient departments. She specializes in stroke rehabilitation. Janet graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services and received her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Human Resources Director
Rhonda joined HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden in 2015 as Human Resources Director. Rhonda has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and recruitment having previously worked with Health Management Associates at the hospital and corporate level and Tenet Healthcare.