Kostas Gotsoulias, Chief Executive Officer
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
Before getting exposed in various projects in operational innovation, customer satisfaction, asset management, and mergers & acquisitions in several countries of Europe and the Middle East, Kostas was first involved with Aspire as an auditor. That was during 2014 while Aspire was still a start-up undergoing significant challenges at all organizational levels. His concern for the local community and valuable guidance to the Board as well as the most recent development of the innovative one stop all-inclusive medical-psychiatric model led to his current leadership role at Aspire Hospital.
Kostas is an inspiration to the administration and an innovative leader who values the input of his team. During his tenure, Aspire has gone through a tremendous growth and transformation including the expansion of the hospital’s medical unit, two imaging centers, a rehabilitation center, and currently the development of an emergency department and a procedure room. He is also the architect of key Aspire projects including its service culture, leadership, and employee development. A Rice University MBA graduate, Kosta's interests in healthcare include epigenetics, neuroscience in leadership, and a value-based health care delivery approach that proactively nurtures happy citizens.
John Heemann, Chief Operating Officer
"A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited dedication and enthusiasm. The trick is to identify what you are enthusiastic about so that you can apply the focus and dedication necessary to succeed. For us at Aspire that enthusiasm, that passion, is in making an impact in the lives of those we serve through innovation in healthcare."
John Heemann is a transformational leader in healthcare. He is an innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about leveraging technology to enhance the patient and provider experience alike. Through partnering the latest technological improvements, quality clinical care, and passionate care givers, we can have a positive impact on the quality of life experienced by those we serve.
Above all, John is an inspirational leader. He is a leader focused on innovation in healthcare but also on developing and mentoring others to take up that mantel. He strives to help all he works with to exceed their own expectations and be more than they thought they could be. John believes Leaders are defined by the strength of their values and their character. “An authentic leader takes care to lead from the core of their personal beliefs and their values and they do not waiver. Authentic leaders have a profound awareness of doing what is right. They live in integrity with themselves, and their surroundings, a character trait that develops deep trust with their followers. This is the foundation of their moral fiber, and because of that they inspire others to take up the passion of common purpose.”
Amy Iademarco, Vice-President of Business Development
"Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity."
Amy joined Aspire Hospital in 2020 with a long and consistent track record of business development and leading very efficient departments while enhancing business operations.
Her most recent leadership was with Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council as the Regional Director of Clinical Services. She led all clinical services lines for a nine-county region. During her four-year tenure with CHI St. Luke's Hospital inn The Woodlands, Amy was responsible for several clinical services lines where she helped assess needs, effectively manage a variety of relationships and personalities, while producing excellent results. These service lines consisted of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Bariatrics, Cardiac, Research, Stroke, Safety First physician education, along with opening the Heartburn and Acid Reflux Institute. In addition, she was also responsible for physician recruitment and business development.
Prior, she was the Administrator for a family practice group and Director of Business Development for Nexus Specialty Hospitals. Amy's nursing experience includes time as an emergency room charge nurse/case manager for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1995-2007) as well as in mental health and home health care settings. Amy began her career at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in pediatrics and the neo-natal intensive care unit. In 2016, Amy earned her Master's in Healthcare Administration.
Amy lives in Bentwater with her husband and three children; and, is very active within her community.
David Luxner, Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance
"Responsible healthcare administration operates from a systems theory perspective that no single component exists or works in isolation. The elements of our systems interact and affect each other.”
Nationally certified as a Health Care Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist since 2012, David's education includes an MA in Counseling, a BS in Rehabilitation, and an AA in Criminal Justice. His goal is to have the best health care delivery, clinical outcomes, customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance and staff retention possible.
Jose Silvas, Director of Business Services
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi
Jose's desire to help patients navigate through the hurdles of healthcare from all aspects has led him to a career of over 30 years in Healthcare from all aspects: front-line, back-office, finance, collections, revenue cycle and operations. His commitment and desire to assist customers/patients through our growing challenges of healthcare to receive as well as provide excellent services align with Aspires goals to inspire patients/customers to be the best they can be. He joined the Aspire Hospital team in 2019.
Jose received his BBA from University of Texas-El Paso and his AAS from Houston Community College. He became a CHAM (Certified Healthcare Access Manger) in 2019 and has been a member of NAHAM (National Association of Healthcare Access Managers) since 2018.
Odessa Hines, Director of Patient Financial Services
"You are only as successful as your team. My team-first attitude enables me to establish strong, trust-based relationships. I am passionate about helping others drive successful outcomes in their areas of responsibility.”
Odessa is a patient focused healthcare administrator with over 20 years of diverse experience in hospitals and corporate sectors who joined Aspire Hospital in 2020. She has strong business, strategic, and financial planning insight to ensure the execution of revenue-maximizing processes and tactics.
Amanda Bridges, Human Resources Coordinator
“Best strategies come to life only when we have the hearts and minds of people who work with us.”
Amanda joined the team of Aspire Hospital in 2014. She has made significant contributions as Administrative Assistant, including coordinating credentialing and orientation as well as assisting in Medical Records and Human Resources.
Now, as the leader of our Human Resources department, her strategic role focuses on the organization’s development by fostering an environment where people can grow and build successful professional careers. She is respected by Aspire employees as one who cares, listens and acts.
Kim Harley, Medical Records Manager
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
After working with special needs children for several years Kim felt the need to go back to school and move into the healthcare industry. She has been in the medical field for the past 10 years and with Aspire Hospital for the last 5 years. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling when possible.