Leadership & Staff
Area Chief Executive Officer
After an extensive career in retail management, Robb entered the nursing profession in 1996. After serving in various leadership positions throughout his nursing career, Robb assumed duties as hospital assistant administrator of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, overseeing overall hospital operations, while directly overseeing several clinical and ancillary departments as well as serving as administrator of the Southern West Virginia Clinic. Robb graduated cum laude from Bluefield State College and also earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Mountain State University. He obtained his master of business administration in healthcare administration from Ashford University in 2012.
Kyle Zhang, M.D.
Dr. Zhang became medical director of HealthSouth Southern Hills in November 2014. He brings over a decade of expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation to the southern West Virginia region. Dr. Zhang brings unique perspectives and significant medical leadership experience gained in various medical directorships throughout his career.
Director Therapy Operations
Tina joined HealthSouth Southern Hills in April 2015 as the director of therapy. She has 20 years of experience as a certified speech language pathologist and also has experience in skilled nursing/long term care, acute care, home health, outpatient therapy and public schools. Tina earned her master's degree in communication disorders from Radford University in 1997 and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed by the Virginia and West Virginia Board of Speech Language Pathology.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Greg Angle brings more than 30 years healthcare experience to HealthSouth Southern Hills. Greg has served within several facilities in and around the Mercer County area as CNA, EMT, RN, department director and licensed nursing home administrator. Greg holds an 18-month certificate in surgical technology, an associate of science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management, as well as a master’s degree in strategic leadership.
Director of Marketing Operations
Tammy has been employed at HealthSouth Southern Hills since March 1993. She earned her associate's degree in respiratory services from Mountain State University. She has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare with 23 years in rehabilitation. Tammy’s first role at HealthSouth was as a staff respiratory therapist. She was promoted to respiratory supervisor in 1996. Tammy joined the marketing department as a rehab liaison in 2001 and was promoted to senior rehab liaison in 2008. She joined the leadership team as director of marketing operations in February 2016.
Melinda has been employed at HealthSouth Southern Hills since 2010. She has more than 30 years of management experience in healthcare in various facilities throughout the region in both West Virginia and Virginia. Melinda received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concord University.
Chief Nursing Officer
Lisa Lester began her career at HealthSouth Southern Hills as an LPN in 2004. Lisa then earned her RN degree through Bluefield State University, and later successfully completed the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®) requirements. Her outstanding reputation and significant achievements set her apart and Lisa took the position of chief nursing officer in October 2013.
Director of Human Resources
Jan joined the HealthSouth team in July 2007 as the director of human resources, bringing more than 20 years of experience in management, human resources and education to the HealthSouth leadership team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resource management from University of Phoenix and is pursuing a master’s degree in human resource management from Ashworth University.
Director of Case Management
Greta has been employed at HealthSouth Southern Hills since February 2016. She has five years of case management experience, with focus in discharge planning, patient advocacy, crisis intervention, mental health evaluation and ethical decision- making counseling. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in social work from Concord University she began her career as a medical social worker. She continued her education and received her master’s degree in social work from Concord University in 2014.