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Meet The Team

Michael Thiel

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Acara Healthcare. He is focused on providing healthcare services to patients in the Home – Home Health, Rehab, Hospice, and Caregiver Service. Prior to Acara Healthcare, Mike was the Chief Operating officer for Reliant at Home, with a focus in Home Health, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitative Care facilities . He has extensive experience in healthcare Operations, Administration, Clinical Management, Finance, IT, and Business Development. He works closely with health systems, hospitals, and payer sources. He has specific expertise is in forecasting and market trends, reimbursement, regulatory and compliance matters, healthcare services and systems, IT software and platforms that support all facets of patient care. 

Before joining OnePoint Health Mike was the Senior Director of Integrated markets at Kindred and also served in global positions with Bausch & Lomb and Bristol-Myers Squibb. His diverse background covers Acute and Post-Acute Care, Pharmaceuticals, Technologies, and Non-Profit healthcare. He is a Lean Six Sigma with differentiating areas of expertise to include strategy formulation, merger and acquisition, analytics and market research, alliance management, cross-functional collaboration, and multi-site operations.

Mike proudly served as an officer and pilot with the US Army. He is an active member in his community and church, and loves spending time with his family. For leisure Mike enjoys golf, reading and fishing.

Corky Curtis

Chief People Officer

Corky Curtis brings over 30 years of leadership expertise to Acara Healthcare. His journey began with a distinguished 20-year career in the US Army, honing his leadership skills in diverse and demanding situations. Transitioning to the business workforce, Corky gained experience across all levels of Human Resources, building his knowledge in both tactical and strategic aspects.

Corky holds an MBA with a focus on leadership and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. His research delves into the impact of positive leadership on younger generations in the service industry, demonstrating his commitment to understanding and empowering the workforce of today.

He envisions the People Operations department as a facilitator, fostering an environment where employees feel empowered to deliver exceptional care and service. He believes in standardizing policies and procedures while cultivating a unified company culture driven by the values of “WE CARE”.

Jay Hill

Chief Financial Officer

As Acara’s Chief Financial Officer, Jay contributes over 20 years of professional experience in financial planning, accounting, and information technology to the Acara team.
Jay’s career began in Memphis, TN as a staff accountant for a large regional consulting firm. He later transitioned into the corporate realm where he developed and further refined his skills in financial planning and information technology at several Fortune 500 companies such as International Paper, FedEx, and Sprint/T-Mobile. Jay holds an MBA in Finance, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and is a recognized subject matter expert in financial data modeling and post-acquisition integration strategy.
Beyond his financial expertise, Jay is passionate about nurturing a positive and empowering work environment. He understands the importance of Acara’s commitment to providing compassionate care and is dedicated to ensuring that all financial decisions made by Acara fully support the people, patients, and communities under its care.