Leadership & Staff

Vickie Demers

Vickie Demers

Chief Executive Officer

Vickie brings more than 25 years healthcare experience and 19 years of hospital leadership to HealthSouth Lakeshore. Vickie’s experience comes from long term and acute care settings with experience in marketing, managed care and physician recruitment. Vickie is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in biology and chemistry. She received her master’s degree in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University. Vickie is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michael Rosemore

Michael A. Rosemore, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Rosemore joined the medical staff of HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in March 2003. He served as interim medical director starting July 2013 and was named permanent medical director in June 2014. Dr. Rosemore completed his undergraduate education at the University of South Alabama and in 1986 he earned his doctorate at Nova Southeastern Osteopathic Medical School.  He completed his family medicine residency at University of Alabama Hospital in 1989 as chief resident. He has been an active faculty member as assistant clinical professor and has been the primary investigator in over 200 clinical trials. Dr. Rosemore was medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation program at HealthSouth Medical Center from 1997-2003.

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Kathy Bessiere

Kathy Bessiere

Director of Human Resources

Kathy joined HealthSouth Lakeshore in 2016. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Kathy has 20 years of experience in human resources serving in health care and the call center industry. She currently holds her Professional Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources- Certified Professional) certifications.  Kathy is currently pursuing her MBA through Columbia College.  

Alice Bracknell

Alice Bracknell

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Alice joined HealthSouth Lakeshore in 2015 as the director of quality and risk management with many years of experience in healthcare quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Morehead (Ky.) State University and is a graduate of the Mobile Infirmary School of Medical Technology. Alice currently is certified as a Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt.

April Cobb

April Cobb

Chief Nursing Officer

April began her career at HealthSouth Lakeshore in 2002, serving as the hospital’s nurse manager. In 2013, she was named as the chief nursing officer. April has over 19 years of experience in acute care and rehabilitation nursing with her certification as a rehabilitation nurse. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Heather Hyche

Heather Imhof

Director of Case Management

Heather began her career with HealthSouth Lakeshore in 2013 as a case manager. She was named director of case management the same year. Heather earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and her master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology and counseling from The University of North Carolina.
Al Rayburn

Al Rayburn

Director of Therapy Operations

Al began his career at HealthSouth Lakeshore-Carraway in 1996, serving in a staff occupational therapist role.  In 2001, he was named director of therapy operations at HealthSouth Gadsden. Al returned to Lakeshore in 2012 and was named director of therapy operations in 2014. He has over 19 years of experience in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Jimmy Reed

James Reed

Plant Operations Director

Jimmy began his career at HealthSouth Lakeshore in 1989 and was named director of plant operations in 2010. He has more than 26 years experience as an electrician and an extensive background in maintenance, building automation, and technical and hazardous waste.
Phillip Rogers

Phillip Rogers, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Phillip is a graduate of Auburn University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy. Then in 2004, he successfully completed a non-traditional doctor of pharmacy degree. Phillip has more than twenty-five years of experience in institutional pharmacy practice and management, including management at very large acute care hospitals. He began his career as director of pharmacy at HealthSouth Lakeshore in 2009 and took on the management of radiology in 2015.  


Anne Sheets

Anne Sheets

Director of Marketing Operations

Anne joined the Lakeshore staff in 2016. She is a graduate of the nursing program at Purdue University and received her bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in science and math from Indiana University. She obtained a master’s degree in health administration from Ohio University in 2011. Anne has over 7 years of clinical bedside nursing experience and has spent the last 13 years in medical sales.

Kim Thees

Kim Thees

Chief Financial Officer

Kim re-joined the HealthSouth Lakeshore team in 2011. She has over 20 years of experience in acute and rehabilitation healthcare settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Kim is also a Certified Public Accountant.