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Joy L. Rodak, the esteemed founder of the Joy Rodak Scholarship for Healthcare Students, is a visionary leader in the healthcare industry. With a passion for improving healthcare outcomes and supporting aspiring healthcare professionals, Joy has dedicated her career to making a positive impact in the field.
As the Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of Village Home Care, LLC and Village Home Care of the Palm Beaches, LLC, Joy has played a pivotal role in the operation and success of a multi-million dollar home health business. She specializes in providing skilled nursing, speech, physical and occupational therapy to residents in the general community and assisted living communities, with a particular focus on post-surgical therapy and memory care/cognitive therapy. Notably, Joy developed and established the innovative Brainworkstm cognitive therapy program, which enhances and maintains activities of daily living skills, reduces anxiety, and alleviates caregiver burden for patients with cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cva, or brain injury.
With extensive experience in the healthcare industry, Joy served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mobile Medical Industries, Inc., where she played a key role in expanding the company’s operations, acquiring equity capital, and implementing strategic initiatives. She successfully led the development of new branches, facilitated acquisitions, and implemented effective clinical and operational infrastructures.
Joy’s impressive career also includes significant contributions to Bethesda Healthcare System, where she served as the VP/CEO of Bethesda Hospital Foundation and VP Corporate Strategy. In these roles, she spearheaded fundraising operations, implemented strategic initiatives, increased market share, and oversaw the development of new healthcare services and facilities.
Throughout her career, Joy has demonstrated her commitment to excellence, innovation, and community engagement. Her visionary leadership, business acumen, and dedication to improving healthcare have earned her recognition in the industry. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova University, where she achieved a perfect GPA, and a Bachelor of Science in Administration from Lynn University, graduating summa cum laude.
Joy is an active member of professional associations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, AHA Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and South Florida Executive Healthcare Forum. She is also involved in various community organizations, such as the Palm Beach County Business Development Board and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.
Through the establishment of the Joy Rodak Scholarship for Healthcare Students, Joy aims to support and inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals. Her unwavering dedication to healthcare education and her desire to empower talented individuals in pursuing their dreams make the scholarship a testament to her vision and commitment.
With the Joy Rodak Scholarship, Joy invites students in healthcare-related fields to apply for this prestigious award and embark on a transformative educational journey. It is her belief that by investing in the education and development of aspiring healthcare professionals, we can create a brighter future for healthcare and improve the lives of countless individuals.