Meet Our Leaders

Logan Savage, MOT, Chief Executive Officer

An Occupational Therapist by trade, Logan completed his graduate studies at Governors State University. He is currently serving as the Director of Therapy Operations for Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. He has extensive experience in rehab leadership specializing in inpatient adult care. He is extremely passionate about assisting the patients that he serves to obtain their best outcomes possible.

Justin Embry, Director of Patient Outcomes

Justin was born and raised in West Lafayette, IN and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chicago Medical School.  He has been a physical therapist for over 20 years and is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist.  For 10 of those years, he helped run a balance and vestibular clinic treating inner ear dizziness, concussion, and balance disorders.

Justin has been heavily involved in the fitness industry having owned and coached at a CrossFit gym in Arizona on the border with Mexico.  His philosophy is that your health starts with what you put into your body daily and your desire to move it.

Justin loves to hang out with his wife Monica and his college age daughters Gabriela and Sofia.  He also has an older son Michael and daughter in law Alissa.

Terri Abbott, BSN, RN, Director of Compliance

Terri has worked in healthcare since 1991 and as a registered nurse since 1996.  She earned an associate degree in nursing from Ivy Tech and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Terri has had the opportunity to work almost every level of care as a nurse from pre-hospital as a flight nurse to long term care as an educator.  Terri spent almost 12 years as a contract nurse floating to 24 hospitals in Indiana with experienced in the following areas:  ER, ICU, med/surg, telemetry, OB, acute rehab, skilled nursing, care coordination, short stay, PACU, cancer and emotional care centers.  Terri feels this vast experience has made the position of Director of Compliance and Risk Management the right fit for her and accepted the position with Ernest in 2021.

In her free-time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  Terri is an accomplished artist and is the Vice President of her local Art Association.

Steve Salkie, Director of Pharmacy Operations

Steve joined the LRRH team in March of 2021, as the new Director of Pharmacy Operations. He received his pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 1997 and has held numerous management positions throughout his 26 year pharmacy career with Meijer Pharmacy, Target Pharmacy, and Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo. Steve spent the last 6 years with Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo as a clinical pharmacist, rotating through the anticoagulation department, the antibiotic stewardship team as well as the Joint Commission for Safety team.  Steve’s favorite part of his new position is being able to talk to the patients about their medications and how we can make their lives better through medication management. He also enjoys being able to take the time to actually listen to the patients as he counsels them on their meds.

When Steve is not working, he loves to spend his time with his children, his special K9 friends Frodo and Mira, a brother and sister that he rescued. He also enjoys working on his house, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, gardening, fishing, binge watching great movies and taking road trips to new places.

Trent Riley, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Trent is originally from Lafayette, IN, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University. He also received an Associate in Science Degree from the University of Indianapolis. Trent has worked as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in an inpatient rehab setting for over 16 years.

Trent began working at Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as a PTA and then transitioned to the marketing department in 2018 as a Community Liaison and later as a Clinical Liaison. In 2021, Trent was promoted to the Director of Marketing and Business Development position where he is a motivated advocate for each patient that requires rehabilitation.

Trent enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and cheering on his children in their sporting activities.

Ronda Polk, HR Manager

Ronda is from Lafayette, IN where she went to Purdue University. Ronda enjoys spending time with family and friends whenever possible. Hobbies are gardening and playing with her grandchildren. Ronda has been in the Human Resources field for over 26 yrs. Supporting and guiding people are a passion of hers.

Matthew Herring, Director of Facilities Management

I am currently working as the Director of Facilities Management at Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. I was hired March 22, 2019, as the maintenance mechanic and after 3 years was promoted. Prior to working at LRRH, I worked as an electrician for Skiles Electric out of Frankfort Indiana. For my whole career, I have been involved in fixing things. I worked as a Maintenance Director at ResCare in Sheridan Indiana for 11 years prior to landing at Skiles.

I grew up in Lebanon Indiana where I subsequently graduated high school but was born and raised in the hills of Roanoke Virginia. I enjoy sports, mostly football but my real passion is woodworking in my woodshop at my home. I also enjoy hunting, being outdoors, spending time vacationing with my wife of 25 years and 6 children 12 grandchildren. We have been all over the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Florida, the Dakotas, and all over the east coast.

Jimmy Gemino, Food Service Manager

After a decade of experience in restaurants as a cook and manager Jimmy came to Lafayette rehab. Where he earned employee of the year his first year and has been for the past 5 years.

He found a passion for serving a community of people that really impacts change in their wellbeing and seeks gratification in talking with those he serves to further assist them on how to live healthier lifestyles.

Jimmy Studied at the Culinary Art Institute of Indianapolis. He was a culinary Olympics regional winner for Trilogy health services.

When Jimmy is not working, he enjoys coach his kid’s sports, the Colts, Purdue sports, and playing slow pitch softball.

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