Leadership & Staff

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

Chief Executive Officer

Tony joined HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital as chief executive officer in 2003. He began his career in rehabilitation in 1991 as a chief financial officer in South Florida. Tony graduated from the University of West Florida in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned his master’s degree in business administration in 1997 from New York Institute of Technology.
Dr. Michael Hennigan

Michael Hennigan, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Hennigan has been with HealthSouth Emerald Coast since its opening in 1997. Throughout his career he has been recognized with awards including Medical Director of the Year, Medical Leadership and Clinical Excellence, Patient Satisfaction Award and Clinical Excellence. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Jersey and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey. Dr. Hennigan is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Michael Hennigan, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Adrienne Bartle

Adrienne Bartle

Director of Case Management

Adrienne became director of case management in 2011. Prior to that, she served as a case manager and senior case manager. Before working at HealthSouth Emerald Coast, Adrienne served as case manager for HealthSouth in Tallahassee, Florida. Adrienne graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in social work, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and psychology at Troy University.
Cindy Carpenter

Cindy Carpenter

Director of Marketing

Cindy has been with HealthSouth Emerald Coast since 2002. She currently serves as the director of marketing and has also served as the rehab liaison. Prior to transferring to Emerald Coast, she was a marketing liaison for HealthSouth in Sunrise, Florida and the site administrator for the outpatient pain management clinic of Sunrise located in Ft. Lauderdale.  Cindy has a degree in marketing and hospital administration.
Eric Crossan

Eric Crossan

Director of Therapy Operations

Eric joined HealthSouth Emerald Coast as the director of therapy in 2010.  He also currently serves as a regional director of therapy for HealthSouth’s Southeast region.  Eric has more than 13 years experience in the healthcare industry that include both leadership and clinical in inpatient rehabilitation, acute care hospitals, and outpatient therapy settings. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tuskegee University and holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Austin Peay State University.

Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster

Director of Quality/Risk Management

Tricia joined HealthSouth Emerald Coast in 2011. She has more than 10 years experience in healthcare quality and risk management. Her career as a registered nurse spans over 30 years in various areas including critical care, NICU and long term acute care. A third generation Florida native she graduated from the Florida State University School of Nursing and is also an alumnus of University of North Florida’s Health Administration Program where she earned her MHA. She received her Healthcare Risk Management Certification from the University of South Florida.
Sharon Hamilton

Sharon Hamilton

Chief Nursing Officer

Sharon joined HealthSouth Emerald Coast team the beginning of 2014. Her career as a registered nurse has spanned over 18 years and includes critical care, infection prevention and control, and nursing leadership. Sharon is a long time resident of the area and a local graduate of Gulf Coast State College where she earned her associate degree in nursing. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida Hospital College
Traci Powell

Traci Powell

Director of Human Resources

Traci has more than 20 years experience in healthcare human resources, with a total of eight years with HealthSouth. Traci oversees all areas of human resources, such as recruitment and retention. She is a member of the local Human Resources Management Association, along with various other local volunteer organizations.
Brad Tilghman

Brad Tilghman

Controller

Brad joined HealthSouth Emerald Coast as hospital controller in 2012.  He began his career in 2003 as an auditor for a regional accounting firm, providing accounting services to hospitals throughout the southeast.  Brad graduated from Mississippi State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, his master’s in business administration in 2001, and earned his certified public accountant license in 2006.