John L. Indest, LHC Group's immediate past president and chief operating officer, has served as a director since 2000 and acts as special adviser to the CEO. He previously served as an executive vice president and senior vice president with the company. Prior to joining LHC Group, Mr. Indest served as president, CEO and co-owner of Homebound Care Inc., a regional home health provider. Mr. Indest has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on healthcare issues and was co-chairman of the Louisiana Task Force on Ethics, overseeing compliance issues applicable to home health and hospice in the state of Louisiana. He formerly served on the board of directors of the National Association of Home and Hospice Care. Mr. Indest is a registered nurse with a master's degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis.