Leadership & Staff

Ilona Wozniak

Ilona Wozniak

Chief Executive Officer

Ilona is the CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Ilona began her career as a hospital pharmacist in Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Ilona is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kent Buchanan

Kent Buchanan

Director of Therapy Operations

Kent brings more than 20 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and has a master's degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. He also completed a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Montana. He has been active in the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia serving as a former president and a member of the board of directors.

Rosa Cantrell

Rosa Cantrell

Human Resources Director

Rosa Cantrell is an alumna of the healthcare management program at Clayton State University. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves on the Young Professionals Committee of Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Rosa received her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Clayton State University and Certificate in Human Resource Management at Kennesaw State University.

Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Director of Plant Operations

Jeff has more than 25 years experience in the healthcare field where he has worked as a biomedical technician, electronics technician and plant operations director. He directs the maintenance, environmental services and security departments for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and has an associate’s degree in electronics.

Akela A. Fordham

Akela A. Fordham, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Akela is the director of pharmacy at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga. To continue her education, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Columbus Regional Hospital. Akela has worked at institutions including Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., Columbus Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ga., West Central Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ga. and Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Phenix City, Ala.

Tonya Fulks

Tonya Fulks

Director of Marketing Operations

Tonya serves as director of marketing operations for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan in Georgia.  She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development spanning across multiple specialties within the healthcare industry.  Tonya's passion for providing the best care and service to patients has resulted in successful marketing programs, campaigns, strategic business development, market growth and business development training.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in economics from Georgia Southern University.

Nancy Kendall

Nancy Kendall

Chief Nursing Officer

Nancy is the chief nursing officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. Nancy has more than 20 years of experience in the nursing field with 12 years in various leadership positions. Nancy is involved in several professional organizations including the American Organization of Nurses Executives, Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Nancy earned her master’s degree in nursing at Troy State University School of Nursing and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society for nursing. 

Crystal Love

Crystal Love, RN

Director of Case Management

Crystal has been an RN since 2003 and has experience in Ortho, bed control and ER (currently PRN RN); she holds active memberships with the American Case Management Association and the Georgia Hospital Association. She has over 10 years of experience in Case Management working with ER, Telemetry and Hospital Medicine, and she opened and developed a new L&D Case Management position. Some of Crystal’s accomplishments include: developing an Orientation program for new Case Managers as well as an IM delivery system at St. Francis Hospital; additionally, she served as the Safety Rep for Case Management for 5 years. Crystal is currently working on obtaining her Masters Degree in Nursing; she was a recipient of the Nightingale award in nursing school, an Honor graduate and Valedictorian. She is originally from Lubbock, Texas. She loves Texas Tech Football and has 3 wonderful boys.

Tricia Nelson

Tricia Nelson

Controller

Tricia currently serves as controller at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan. Tricia’s career spans over 25 years of progressive and accomplished home health and hospital CFO experience. She received her master’s degree in business administration from North Greenville University in her hometown of Greenville S.C.