Leadership & Staff

Tripp Smith

Tripp Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Tripp, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is an alumnus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he  received a bachelor's degree in finance in 1996, master's degree in business administration in 2000 and  a master's degree in health administration in 2002. Prior to his current position at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo, Tripp served as administrator/chief operating officer at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Dr Richard Liles

Richard A. Liles, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Liles has served as medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo for more than 20 years. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A & M University and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Liles completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Richard A. Liles, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Jerry Bishop

Jerry Bishop

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Jerry has over 18 years experience in quality improvement and risk management. Mr. Bishop is a licensed risk manager with the state of Florida. He has obtained a master's degree in public administration, B.S. in healthcare administration and A.S. in medical technology.

Glenda Carius

Glenda Carius, RN, BSN, WCC

Chief Nursing Officer

Glenda began her nursing career with HealthSouth Sarasota in 2010 as a registered nurse. Subsequently, she was promoted to nursing supervisor then nurse manager. In 2017, Glenda was again promoted and joined HealthSouth Largo as chief nursing officer. She is originally from Illinois where she graduated with an associate degree in nursing from Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Register Nurse and Wound Care Certified.

John Colella

John Colella

Director of Plant Operations

John joined HealthSouth Largo in 2016 bringing more than 29 years of plant operations experience in nursing and hospital settings. He is HVAC and EPA certified in the State of Florida and served as a life safety coordinator for more than 14 years.

Kevin Goyer

Kevin Goyer

Director of Human Resources

Kevin joined HealthSouth Largo in 2016 and brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience in human resources, leadership and organizational development. He earned an associate degree in marketing from the Sage Colleges and a bachelor’s degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Kevin holds PHR certification through the Society for Human Resource Management and is a graduate from Leadership Hillsborough Class of 2016 in Tampa.

Judith E Johnson

Judith E. Johnson

Director Financial Services

Since 1990, Judith has served as controller at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. She earned a degree in accounting from Churchman’s Business College and has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare financial systems management.

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Director Case Management

Mary Robinson, LCSW is the director case management for HealthSouth Largo. Mary has over 20 years of rehab experience in case management working for the Wellstar Rehab System in Atlanta, HealthSouth Sea Pines and Polinsky Rehab which is now a part of Essentia Healthcare in Duluth, Minnesota.  Mary recently came to HealthSouth Largo from the State of Florida Department of Veterans Affairs where she was working in the veterans homes division. She graduated from University of Minnesota - Duluth with a bachelor's and master's in social work.

Kimberly Rosenbers

Kimberly Rosenberg

Director of Marketing Operations

Kimberly brings more than 12 years of marketing and sales experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo.  Prior to joining HealthSouth, she served as a regional director in home care overseeing the west coast of Florida.  Kimberly is a certified health education specialist (CHES) and a certified marketing professional (CMP) who earned her bachelor's degrees in community health, focusing on disease prevention and epidemiology from Towson University in Maryland.

Jouni Zidbeck

Jouni Zidbeck, DPT, MBA

Director of Therapy Operations

Jouni joined HealthSouth Largo in 2015 bringing a background in various hospital settings including emergency medical services and acute care to his role. He received a bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology and master’s degree in physical therapy from University of North Dakota. He earned a clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2011 and master of business administration from University of South Florida in 2014. He is a member of American Physical Therapy Association, Vestibular Disorders Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.