Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation & Mgmt Development Mergers and Acquisitions
Rolf A. Classon Chairman of the Board Independent Director   Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee   Committee Chair for Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
John J. Greisch        
William G. Dempsey Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Stacy Enxing Seng Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Mary Garrett Member of Audit Committee      
James R. Giertz Independent Director Member of Audit Committee      
Charles E. Golden Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Nominating and Governance Committee   Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
William H. (Hank) Kucheman Independent Director     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Ronald A. Malone Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee Committee Chair for Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Ronald Malone Retired CEO of Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
Elected 2007

Mr. Malone has served as a director of Hill-Rom since 2007. He served as Chairman of the Board of Gentiva Health Services from 2002 to 2011, as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2008, and as a director through 2012. He joined Gentiva in 2000 as Executive Vice President and President of Gentiva’s Home Health Division. Prior to joining Gentiva, he served in various positions with Olsten Corporation including Executive Vice President of Olsten Corporation and President, Olsten Staffing Services, United States and Canada. He is a director of Capital Senior Living, Inc., a former director of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and a former director and chairman of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation.

Mr. Malone has an intimate knowledge of the home health industry and expertise in the legislative and regulatory landscape affecting healthcare companies. In addition, his experience as an officer of other health care companies provides the Board with valuable operational experience.


Nancy M. Schlichting     Member of Compensation & Mgmt Development Committee  
Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director


Meetings and Committees of the Board of Directors

It is the general policy of the Company that all significant decisions be considered by the Board as a whole. As a consequence, the committee structure of the Board is limited to those committees considered to be basic to, or required for, the operation of a publicly owned company. Currently these committees are the Compensation and Management Development Committee, Audit Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, each of which has a written charter adopted by the Board of Directors. The Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee recommends the members and chairs of these committees to the Board. The Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee are made up of only independent directors. The current charter for each of the Board's standing committees is available on this website and is available in print from this website or to any shareholder who requests it through the Company's Investor Relations office.

During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Company held seven meetings. During this period, no member of the Board of Directors attended fewer than 75% of the aggregate of the number of meetings of the full Board of Directors and the number of meetings of the committees on which he or she served.




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