April Anthony, President
April founded Encompass Cares in 2007 with a vision for how the employees and staff of Encompass Home Health could utilize their skills and talents to improve the welfare of people around the world. After having enormous success in the for-profit arena, she chose to devote her skills, time and finances in a non-profit foundation. April brought Encompass Home Health to the forefront of the home care industry through her strategic guidance, principled leadership, and overriding passion of caring for the elderly and medically fragile. She brings this same skill set to Encompass Cares. Her extensive knowledge in home care management and operations has been critical to the company’s growth and success. In less than a decade, April has led Encompass’ expansion from a single start-up location to a provider with more than forty home health care branches. April was critically involved in the design and development of the company’s unique automation software, helping Encompass lead the way in home health technology.
April graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is a CPA, beginning her career at Price Waterhouse. April moved into the home care industry in 1992 and soon became the owner and CEO of Liberty Health Services. April was recently the recipient of Ernst & Young’s prestigious 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year award based on her creative and innovative approach to home health care. April “walks the talk” and is genuinely committed to solving social problems, supporting Encompass Cares personally and professionally.
Mark Anthony, Vice President
Mark joins Encompass Cares with the dream of providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to spread charity and good health around the globe. His goal is to enable employees of Encompass Home Health to use their vast array of talents to help the less fortunate with improved medical care and the healing touch of kindness. Mark brings a unique outlook to the foundation from his 20+ years of business and non-profit experience. He understands the importance of providing the organization with a strong operational and financial foundation to accomplish its goal of enabling medical missions worldwide. This compassionate viewpoint coupled with grounded business savvy is what drives Mark to find ways to serve others. Most recently he has dedicated his time as a board member for Eastern European Missions, Christian Works for Children, and Christian Homes and Family Services.
Katie Pedigo, Executive Director
Katie comes to Encompass Cares with a passion for philanthropy and service. She believes that aligning corporate strategies to social values is a win-win situation. Her philosophy is that being a corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it also helps build the company’s reputation, community support, employee loyalty, and consumer trust. Over a decade working in human resources, Katie learned that employees want to make a difference not only in their work, but also in their world.
Katie graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1998. She began working in the home care industry in 1989 at Lifeline Home Health working in human resources, business operations and Medicare and JCAHO compliance. She worked as general council for Carelink at Home since 2003. She has served with many non-profit organizations including Christian Works, Backpacks for Kids, Children’s International Summer Village, and Voice of Hope. Katie earned an appreciation for medical missions by traveling to Germany, Russia and Kenya.