About Us

Our Mission

Founded in 2014, Encore Healthcare is reinventing cardiopulmonary care by empowering providers and payers with products and services that transform the lives of respiratory patients.

The Encore team includes pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, user-experience designers, and software engineers, who work together to address and solve health care challenges.

Members of Encore's clinical team have decades of experience creating acute and post-acute care protocols, while members of the technical team have developed innovative software and hardware solutions for remote patient monitoring.

Our Team

Meet Who Makes it Happen

President & Chief Executive Officer

Zach grew up in the homecare/respiratory industry & in a family of successful Respiratory Therapists & entrepreneurs. After becoming a Respiratory Therapist himself, Zach worked in Acute Care for 3 years before transitioning back into Post Acute Care. Zach served as Special Projects Manager & National Clinical Educator for Linde-RSS and served as VP of Health Management & Chief Clinical Officer at Alana Healthcare developing the CROM program that transitioned the company from a Durable Medical Equipment provider in TN into national Chronic Care Management organization. Zach is the Post Acute Section Co-Chair for the AARC and the Past President of the TN Society for Resp. Care.

Chief Strategy Officer

Dan served in various executive roles and eventually as President of one of the top Respiratory and mobility device manufacturers DeVilbiss. Dan founded Inspired Technologies, a VC funded startup where he developed & patented multiple devices including the SmartDose oxygen delivery conserving device. Easley then joined Klingensmith Healthcare & developed the most widely known COPD management program, DASH which was published 40+ times in almost every notable pulmonary journal in the US. DASH was awarded the Center of Excellence two consecutive years through the American College of Chest Physicians.

Chief Operations Officer

Keisha is an experienced sales & operations executive who is a co-founder of Encore. Keisha started her career as an RT where she advanced to Director in less than one year. Over the next three years, she went on to become the top account executive at the global respiratory provider Linde. Keisha served at Alana Healthcare as VP of Facility Contracting & Business Development & Served as VP of Operations for Gantt’s other company AireMED, LLC which has now merged with Encore HC.

Carrie Hylton, RRT
VP of Clinical Operations

Clinical Operations Executive with two decades of experience, including leadership roles in both startups and at a $4 billion publicly traded company. Carrie started her career in acute care, until moving into sub-acute ventilator care. Carrie quickly moved up into various management roles until eventually becoming the National Clinical Manager. After an acquisition, Carrie continued to serve in Clinical, Operations, business development and business management roles with responsibility for over $10 million in revenue with the Linde Group. Carrie was the recipient of AARC- LTC Practitioner of the year, Linde – Ability to Execute and Global Clinical Excellence and was the only Sub-Acute program to receive the American College of Chest Physicians – Center of Excellence Award.

Medical Advisor, Population Health

Frederic D. Seifer, MD, FCCP presently serves as Medical Director of Population Health, St. Lawrence Health System (SLHS), Potsdam, NY. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Seifer served as Medical Advisor for Pulmonary Health Innovation for Community Health Systems (CHS), Nashville, TN. Dr. Seifer’s research interests and experience include smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Seifer completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Seifer was a recipient of a NIH supported research pulmonary fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.