Leadership & Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Gary Herbek is a visionary, steadily guiding our hospital with for-profit and not-for-profit acute care hospital leadership experience within healthcare systems and stand alone organizations as his role of CEO. Under his direction and management, the patients receive higher quality, post acute physical medicine rehabilitation in the Washington metropolitan area. Having received his master's prepared degree in healthcare administration from MCV/VCU and as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Gary has served twice as a chief executive officer and three times as a chief operating officer prior to joining the HealthSouth family. He is a native Virginian, married to a former RN with three sons.
Joseph Paquette, M.D.
Dr. Paquette specializes in family practice and is the medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg. He also serves as chairman of HealthSouth’s medical executive committee and president and chief medical officer at Pratt Medical Center. A Virginia native and graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Paquette completed an internship and a residency at the Riverside Family Practice Program. He is board certified in family medicine.
Joseph Paquette, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.
Director of Plant Operations/Safety Officer
Charles brings 20 years experience in acute care hospital experience to Fredericksburg. He joined the HealthSouth Fredericksburg team in August 2014 after relocating from HealthSouth Mountainview Hospital in Morgantown WV. He has served as the safety committee chairperson for HealthSouth for the last four years. He comes to us with experience with emergency management and represents HealthSouth with local emergency preparedness groups. Charles is a native of California where he ran a successful landscape business for 15 years.
Robin Corey, PT, MHS
Director of Therapy Operations
Robin has been a practicing physical therapist since 1981 and has worked in an inpatient rehabilitation setting since 1982. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the Pennsylvania State University and went on to study physical therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her master's degree in health science from the University of Indianapolis. Robin is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Kimberly Foster, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Kim joined HealthSouth Fredericksburg as the director of human resources in December, 2014. She has over 15 years of experience in human resources management. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Kim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she earned her BS in business administration with a minor in finance. She is nationally certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at both the national and state level. She has also earned her SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.
Chief Nursing Officer
Michelle brings more than 15 years of clinical and management experience to HealthSouth Fredericksburg, from acute care, skilled care, home health and government settings. Michelle joined HealthSouth in 2011, and has worked in a variety of roles including nurse manager, nurse liaison and infection control practitioner. Michelle attends Chamberlain College of Nursing and is currently pursuing her BSN/MSN. She is active in the community, and is a member of the Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corp.
Director of Quality
Beth brings more than 28 years of combined clinical and nurse leadership experience to HealthSouth Fredericksburg. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College and holds a certified case management certification
Denise Lee, RN, BS, CRRN
Director of Marketing
Denise Lee was named the director of marketing operations in January 2016, after working in the field as a rehab liaison for over two years. Denise has been a registered nurse for 28 years and has been a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse ® since 1992. She earned her bachelor’s degree in science from Liberty University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health and wellness.
Abby began her career at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg in August 2007. She started in the accounting department as the accounts payable/payroll specialist, working in that role for more than four years. She was promoted to the controller position in 2012. Abby holds a bachelor degree in professional studies from the University of Mary Washington.
Karen Truslow, RN, MSN, ACM, CCM
Director of Care Management
Karen brings 18 years of case management experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg. Prior to joining HealthSouth, she served as a case manager/operations manager for the department of care management at Mary Washington Hospital. She began her career at Mary Washington Hospital as a home health nurse. Karen received a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration both from George Mason University. She is an Accredited Case Manager and Board Certified Case Manager.
Ravi started working for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg in February 2009. Prior to coming to HealthSouth, he was a pharmacist with Wal-Mart. A native of Nagpur, India, he has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from India. He received a master’s degree in biological science and in adult and technical education from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Ravi is also a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.