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ENT and Allergy Specialists

A community of cutting-edge clinical practices

Southern Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Physicians (SENTA) is a leading community of the finest ENT and Allergy/Immunology specialists in the Southern region. SENTA is physician led and patient focused, providing the highest quality allergy, asthma, immunology, and otolaryngology care leading to better patient outcomes. Founded in 2019 with an investment from Shore Capital Partners, SENTA provides strategic, operational, and administrative support to our partner practices, empowering physicians to focus on their patients.

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Patient-Centered

Helping Physicians Focus on Their Patients

Founded in 2019 with an investment from Shore Capital Partners, SENTA provides strategic, operational, and administrative support to our partner practices, empowering physicians to focus on their patients.

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SENTA Leadership Team

Adam Low Chief Executive Officer

Adam joined SENTA partners on May 6, 2019 as its Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Adam is responsible for the overall success of the organization. As CEO Adam is responsible for leading the development and execution of a long-term vision and business strategy with the goal of increasing shareholder equity value.  Adam also works with Shore Capital Partners and the Board of Directors to implement strategy and vision for SENTA. Prior to joining SENTA Adam was an Executive with Athletico Physical Therapy based in Oak Brook, IL. At Athletico Adam reported directly to the CEO with P&L responsibility over the entire enterprise. Additionally, Adam was part of the Executive team that developed and executed planning, strategy and operational growth initiatives for a $100M EBITDA business across the enterprise of more than 525 locations in 12 states. During his tenure, Athletico grew from 60 clinics to over 525 in 12 states, to over 5,000 employees, including 2,000 clinicians.

As part of the Executive team at Athletico, Adam led through two successful exits to private equity, as well as double digit strategic acquisitions and the successful integration of those businesses, as well as the largest purchase and integration in the PT space. Adam has lead multiple business segments; strategic partnerships, business development, De Novos, sales, marketing, legal, compliance, HR, revenue cycle, managed care, industrial services/workers compensation and data analytics/clinical outcomes. Prior to being promoted to Chief Revenue Officer in May of 2016, Adam served as Executive VP of Operations and Director of Managed Care.

Adam graduated from The George Washington University in Washington DC with a B.S. in Business Administration. In his free time Adam enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children’s sports teams, and also enjoys running marathons, travel and golf.

Len Schiavone Chief Operating Officer

From 2017 to 2020, Len Schiavone has served as the President of Hospice Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), a private equity sponsored company focused nationally on hospice, palliative and long term care patients.  Prior to joining HPS, Len served as COO of DaVita Rx since 2008, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc., a Fortune® 400 global healthcare provider, is an integrated care pharmacy that serves over 80,000 patients with kidney disease.  Len brings over 32  years of experience in sales, operations and general management, including the development and launch of 7 businesses and is adept at managing in dynamic, hyper-growth start-up environments to large, established organizations.

From 1999 to 2007, Len was vice president and general manager of operations at Tyco International, a Fortune 50 company specializing in fire protection and security, healthcare and telecommunications, where he developed and managed engineering, finance, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing and continuous improvement teams.

From 1989 to 1999, Len provided operational management for a number of different companies within Tyco International ranging from start-up environments to established, global operations.

Len holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jen Morgan Chief Financial Officer

Jen joined SENTA in July 2021 as CFO. Jen oversees the Corporate Accounting, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Tax, Revenue Cycle Management and Financial Planning & Analytics at SENTA Partners.

Jen comes to SENTA from Eyecare Partners, where she served as Vice President, FP&A and Business Analytics and previously Vice President, Finance & Treasury. Prior to Eyecare Partners, Jen was a Senior Director, Finance, at Express Scripts where she led the SEC reporting, Technical Accounting and Financial Compliance functions. Jen also has 11 years of experience in public accounting with the audit practice at Ernst & Young.

Jen has over 20 years of experience in business finance, accounting and auditing specialized in the health care industry; including health insurance, prescription benefit management, bio-pharmaceutical, hospital and provider care practices.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and obtained her CPA in Missouri.

Zack Usilton Chief Development Officer

Zack joined SENTA in June 2021 from DaVita, Inc., the largest kidney care company in the world, where he oversaw all corporate development and market strategy over much of the Southeastern US; a $1B in annual revenue market. In addition to his primary role, Zack also managed DaVita’s acquisition integration team across the US and has previously ran market operations for DaVita in the Atlanta area. Prior to his eight years at DaVita, Zack spent close to a decade in the Commercial Real Estate business in Atlanta, representing office tenants and institutional investors in a number of strategic leasing and sales transactions across the city.

Since joining SENTA, Zack and his team have led an exciting expansion of SENTA’s partnerships, including transforming SENTA into a true multi-state provider via new partnerships across the Southeast.  

Zack is a native Atlantan and a graduate of The University of Georgia (B.A.) and Emory University (MBA), who still lives in the city with his wife Anne, and their two daughters. Outside of work, Zack loves the North Georgia mountains, traveling, golf, and Atlanta area sports teams.

Rob Collins Chief Strategy Officer

Rob joined SENTA Partners in June 2021 as its Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Rob is responsible for the development and execution of SENTA's growth strategy, continuous improvement of practice operations and technology, and executive team and Board of Directors leadership. Rob joined SENTA through Shore Capital Partners and their operating executive program.

Prior to joining SENTA, Rob held operational and investing leadership roles in the lower middle-market space for Alpine Investors and Harren Equity Partners respectively. Prior to these roles, Rob was a Strategy & Operations Consultant for Deloitte. Rob is originally from Villanova, PA and now resides in Atlanta with his family. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and reading classics. Rob holds an MBA from the UVA Darden School of Business and a BS in Engineering from Duke University.

Tatiana Sycheva-Johnson SVP, Human Resources

Tatiana joined SENTA Partners in February of 2020 to lead the Human Resources function. In her role, Tatiana leads the overall HR strategy while also supporting affiliation leadership in engaging and investing in human capital. She brings over 25 years of HR experience to SENTA, including mergers and acquisition activities, employee integration, training, and building the company culture.

She started her human resources career in the hospitality industry in Moscow, Russia, where she participated in launching three brand new 5-star properties over the course of 3 years. In 1998, Tatiana relocated to Georgia and subsequently joined Concentra, where she spent 13 years partnering with the region’s operational leaders to execute business objectives, drive employee engagement and improve the overall employee experience. Following her time at Concentra Tatiana was the Human Resources Director at D4C Dental Brands for 7 years. While with D4C Dental Brands, Tatiana used her expertise to develop the HR infrastructure and build a team focused on developing top talent by valuing, engaging, and supporting a diverse workforce.

Tatiana graduated from the State Academy of Management in Russia with a masters-equivalent in Personnel Management.

Tarajean Ansel VP, Revenue Cycle

Tarajean joined SENTA in October of 2021 as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle.  Prior to joining SENTA, she has held various Executive Leadership positions for the past 23 years.  She spent most of her career with a focus on Revenue Cycle in Acute Care and large physician practices.  Most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Ear, Nose & Throat Institute in Alpharetta, GA with 54 clinical providers, 13 clinics and 2 surgical centers. A recent professional achievement was growing a hospital vendor partner company from 14 Hospital Customers to 47 customers which increased revenue from $1.4 million to $9.7 million/mo. in an 18-month period.  Tarajean was also a Manager with KPMG/BearingPoint Consulting for 6 years where she helped multiple clients redesign processes and implement IT systems / EMR’s to optimize revenue.

Tarajean is originally from New York, and currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and 3 children.

Carleen McCarthy VP, Marketing

Carleen came to SENTA in October of 2021 as the VP of Marketing focused on both B2C and B2B marketing efforts.

She has over 25 years of marketing experience at fortune 100 companies and boutique agencies working to promote mega brands such as Coca-Cola and Mercedes-Benz. She led the Local Media and Experiential Center of Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company and then went on to lead Experiential Strategy for Mercedes-Benz USA.

Carleen received her B.A. in Advertising from The University of Florida.

Frank Hutchison VP, Information Technology

Prior to joining SENTA as VP of IT, Frank served as the VP of Technology for PT Solutions, a physical therapy platform with over 300 clinical locations across 22 states. Before PT Solutions, Frank owned and operated a Managed Security Service Provider, as well as served as a Regional Vice President/General Manager for AT&T. 

Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lipscomb University and an MBA from the Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University in Nashville. Frank is married and has one son and loves spending time with his family during his spare time.

Shatul Parikh, M.D. Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Shatul Parikh, a native Atlantan, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, and completed his medical studies at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Parikh returned to Emory University to complete his residency in Otolaryngology. Dr. Parikh is a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Currently an instructor for the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Parikh teaches other surgeons advanced techniques in thyroid/parathyroid surgery. He is also experienced in all routine ENT procedures. Dr. Parikh is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the medical director of Northwest ENT Surgery Center.

Suzanne Higgs VP, Corporate Controller

Suzanne joined SENTA in March 2022 as Vice President & Corporate Controller.  Suzanne has over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting, including both public accounting and private industry experience.  Suzanne has held several key accounting roles in her career with high growth, PE-backed companies, including several in the health care industry, as well as media and technology.

Suzanne joined SENTA from a healthcare-focused payment processing technology start-up where she served as the company’s Controller since 2017 with responsibility for full-cycle accounting, finance, and human resource functions.

Suzanne holds a B.B.A. in Management from Georgia State University, a Master’s in Accounting from Kennesaw State University, and she is a licensed CPA.

Scott McCutcheon, MHA Executive Director, Allergy Division

Scott McCutcheon is the Executive Director of the Allergy Division for SENTA Partners in Atlanta, Georgia.  Previously, he was the Executive Director of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma where he oversaw all practice operations, directed the central business office, and supervised the activities of all administrative and financial directors and managers.  

Mr. McCutcheon has had 32 years of progressive healthcare experience including hospital administration, physician practice administration and management, business consulting, managed care plan negotiation, strategic planning, marketing, operational assessment, and financial analysis.

Mr. McCutcheon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then earned his Master’s in Health Administration degree at the Medical College of Virginia.

Alexandra Weinstein Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
Karen James Senior Director, Human Resoueces

Karen joined SENTA in September of 2020 as Senior Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, she headed the human resources function at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma since 2016. Karen brings over 20 years of progressive human resources experience in various industries where she helped to align the people strategy with organizational initiatives, performance, and growth.

Karen graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA with a B.A. in Business Behavioral Science. Karen also obtained the PHR and SHRM-CP human resources certifications.

Melissa Grooms Director of Integrations

Melissa leads the integration function at SENTA and is responsible for successfully onboarding all new affiliations and ensuring a smooth transition experience for physicians and employees. Melissa has served in a variety of roles during her time at SENTA including supporting payroll, benefits, credentialing, A/P, finance and month-end close, marketing, IT, reporting, treasury management and operations. Melissa joined the administrative team with Northwest ENT & Allergy Center in 2017 and transitioned to SENTA in March 2019 as a member of the original partnership between Northwest ENT and Allergy Center and Shore Capital Partners.  

Melissa grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from the University of South Carolina where she received bachelor degrees in International Business and Accounting. Melissa loves football, staying active and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.

Board Members

Chris Mioton Chairman of the Board

Chris is a Partner at Shore Capital, a microcap private equity firm focused on partnering with companies that have between $1-10 million of EBITDA. Chris’ responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and enabling the growth of Shore investments. Chris is actively involved in working with the management team at Great Lakes Dental Partners to identify and implement new growth initiatives and is on the Board of Directors of PartnerCare, EyeSouth Partners, Assembly Health, SENTA, and Southern Orthodontic Partners.

Chris received a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Sean McEnroe Lead Independent Director

Sean currently serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Veterinary Partners, Shore Capital’s southeast-based veterinary services platform. Sean most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at ATI Physical Therapy, one of the largest providers of outpatient rehabilitation services in the United States with over 600 locations, where he was focused on working with the management team and board of directors to coordinate strategies to drive sustained revenue and earnings growth. Sean has extensive experience with multi-site healthcare leadership development, strategic planning, executive coaching and scaling operations. Prior to his role at ATI, Sean served as CEO of Proaxis Therapy. Sean draws from a deep background comprising of multi-location operations, outpatient rehabilitation services, and data analytics.

Justin Ishbia Independent Board Member

Justin is a Founding Partner of Shore Capital, a microcap private equity firm focused on partnering with companies that have between $1-10 million of EBITDA. Justin is responsible for investment sourcing and valuation, transaction structuring, the securing of acquisition financing, fundraising and all administrative activities. Justin sits on the board of directors of several Shore Capital portfolio companies.

Outside of the office, Justin is member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and Rush University Medical Center Board of Trustees, and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Justin received his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School. Justin earned a Certificate of Law and Business from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University. Justin is a member of the State Bar of Illinois and a Certified Public Accountant.

Gene Michalski Independent Board Member

Gene most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Beaumont Health, the largest healthcare system in southeast Michigan. He has previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Hospital Director. Gene joined Beaumont in 1971, working in a hospital laboratory. As CEO, Gene successfully oversaw the merger of Beaumont Health with Oakwood Healthcare Systems and Botsford Healthcare. He currently serves as the delegate for the AHA Regional Policy Board Region 5. He is a former member of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, and a current member of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, the Oakland County Michigan Medical Main Street Board, and the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors.

Steven Morris, M.D. Independent Board Member

Dr. Morris is a clinical associate professor with the Emory University School of Medicine and currently serves as Managing Partner of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (Frazier Healthcare / United Digestive), which has over 35 locations and 14 ASCs in the Atlanta, GA area. He initially joined the practice in 1978. Following his internship and residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Dr. Morris completed a fellowship in digestive diseases at the University of Miami. Dr. Morris is a member of numerous professional associations including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Gastroenterology Association, the Medical Association of Atlanta, the Medical Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Gastrointestinal Society. He is past president of the Georgia Gastrointestinal Society and previously served as chief of staff at Emory University Hospital Midtown Hospital. Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the State University at Buffalo in New York, Dr. Morris also received his medical degree from the University. He also holds a juris doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law. Steven serves on the Board of EyeSouth Partners, Shore Capital’s Atlanta-based eye care platform.

Bryan Pinciaro Independent Board Member

Bryan has more than 26 years of marketing experience in public and private equity organizations in both B2B and B2C capacities. Currently, Bryan is the Founder and CEO of Youngstown Twin Labs Consulting and Investments LLC where he works with private equity groups, healthcare corporations, B2B and B2C clients domestically and internationally. Most recently, Bryan was an Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Crane Capital Group Inc. and was previously at Vision Source®, a $2.5B eye care retail company where he was SVP and CMO of 3,500+ franchise locations in the United States. He also has experience at Johnson & Johnson and at BIOMET, a leading global orthopedic and dental manufacturer. Mr. Pinciaro has launched 35 brands in consumer packaged goods, vision care, dentistry, orthopedics, logistics, supply chain, international freight and medical devices.

Paul Rutledge Independent Board Member

Until retiring in 2014, Paul spent 30 years at HCA, rising to president of its 61-hospital Central Group. Paul joined HCA in 1982 as COO in the company’s New Orleans market and has held a number of leadership positions within the system. Prior to this, He served as President of TriStar Health System from June 1996 to January 2001 and served as President of Centennial Medical Center from May 1993 to June 1996. Additionally, Paul currently serves as a senior advisor with local investment firm Clayton Associates. A Fellow in the American College of HealthCare Executives, Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and Master’s degree in Health Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Paul serves on the Board of SouthStar Urgent Care, Shore Capital’s urgent care platform based in Louisiana.

Kathy Shea, MBA Independent Board Member

Kathy Shea serves as the Chief Financial Officer for EyeSouth Partners. Kathy most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Vein Clinics of America, a Frazier HealthCare and Bain Capital-backed company. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for 4 years until December 2020 for EyeCare Partners, LLC the largest vertically integrated provider of vision care nationally. In partnership with the ECP team, the Company successfully transacted in 2020 for $2.2 billion to Partners Group from its initial sponsor FFL. Previously she served as Chief Financial Officer of AdvoServ, a GI portfolio company, serving individuals with extreme intellectual and developmental disabilities until it transacted to Wellspring Capital Management. She has over 20 years of experience as a financial executive within healthcare for both payers and providers and across other industries. She has provided strategic and financial leadership to for-profit companies ranging in size from start-up to large-capitalization as well as not-for-profits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from Smith College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Kathy lives in St Louis presently and is from New York originally.

Shatul Parikh, M.D. CMO, Northwest ENT and Allergy

Dr. Shatul Parikh, a native Atlantan, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, and completed his medical studies at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Parikh returned to Emory University to complete his residency in Otolaryngology. Dr. Parikh is a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Currently an instructor for the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Parikh teaches other surgeons advanced techniques in thyroid/parathyroid surgery. He is also experienced in all routine ENT procedures. Dr. Parikh is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the medical director of Northwest ENT Surgery Center.

Drew M. Locandro, M.D. Northwest ENT and Allergy

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Drew M. Locandro received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. He attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, where he specialized in otolaryngology and completed his residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Dr. Locandro has extensive experience with common ENT procedures and special expertise with nasal/sinus surgery, cosmetic nasal surgery, and advanced ear surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Stanley Fineman, M.D. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Stanley M. Fineman, M.D., MBA, has been in private allergy practice for more than 40 years. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, and completed his Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Harvard University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Fineman is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and participates in their Maintenance of Certification program. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. In 1997 Dr. Fineman earned his MBA at Kennesaw State University.

In addition to authoring over forty scientific papers and serving on several editorial boards, Dr. Fineman has held numerous leadership positions in local, national, and worldwide allergy organizations. He has received several prestigious awards throughout his career including: Professional of the Year from the American Lung Association of Georgia and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Allergy Association. In 2020, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology presented Dr. Fineman the Gold Headed Cane Award for lifetime contributions to his profession. Dr. Fineman has been the Principal Investigator in more than forty clinical trials and recently has helped develop new therapies for patients with food allergy.

Dr. Fineman and his wife, Judy, have three children and seven grandsons that keep them busy. He also enjoys golf, skiing, jogging, and playing the drums. An avid runner, he has successfully completed the New York, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta marathons.

Louis Kalish, M.D. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma

Louis B. Kalish, M.D., earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics. He acquired his Allergy and Clinical Immunology specialty training at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Kalish is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Dr. Kalish is actively involved with both patient and family asthma education programs. He has authored both scientific papers and abstracts regarding medications used in the treatment of asthma and exercise-induced asthma. His primary areas of interest include the management of pediatric asthma and food allergy.

Dr. Kalish and his wife Betty have three children, Joshua, Sara, and Hannah. Dr. Kalish is an avid cyclist and participates yearly in charity rides for both the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Diabetes Association. He has been a physician volunteer for Camp Barney Medintz for more than a decade.

Robert Puchalski, M.D. SCENT

Dr. Puchalski is the founding physician and Chairman at SCENT and has a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea and rhinology (including allergy). Dr. Puchalski has proudly served leadership roles in many medical specialty organizations and is currently the South Carolina representative to the AAO-HNS Board of Governors, a delegate to the AMA representing the AAOA, and a member of the ENTPAC and AAOA Boards.

Shore Capital Partners in Chicago

About Shore Capital Partners

Shore Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Nashville, is focused on microcap investments within the Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Business Services, and Real Estate industries. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic growth and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has approximately $3.0 billion of cumulative capital commitments through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit shorecp.com.

Our Network

At SENTA, we partner with leading clinical ENT and allergy practices. Whether you’re looking for a career or a provider, you’ll find the Southeast’s leading otolaryngology and immunology specialists here.