Leadership Team

 The CPS management team.

Kevin Meyer
Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Kevin joined the CPS team as our director of operations in 1999 after many years in contract therapy management and vendor contract consulting. He has also been a healthcare consultant with The Polaris Group in Boston. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, specializing in statistics, data flow and data storage. An Indiana native, Kevin has presented at several national healthcare conferences and has been published in Nursing Home magazine.

Jeff Spiro
Director of Operations Management

A native of New York City and spending 10 years in San Francisco in Sales Management at a paper manufacture, Jeff Spiro moved his family to South Florida in 1992. Jeff comes to CPS after 13 years with Staples office supplies,Business to Business division as the District Sales Manager for South Florida. Prior to that Jeff was with Office Max as the Sales Manager in South Florida. He has over 20 years of formal sales training and management experience that he brings to CPS. As the Director of Operations Management, Jeff will continue to utilize high standards and best practices to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Irene Dame
Director of Food & Beverage Programs

Irene joined CPS in July 2001 with a bachelor of science in human resources and 30 years' experience in purchasing and contract negotiations. Prior to joining CPS, Irene served 10 years as director of purchasing for five LifeSpace Retirement Communities in southeast Florida. Her purchasing experience originated at Shawnee Mission Medical Center of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. From there she negotiated formal bids/contracts for 225 schools for the Palm Beach County School System.

Rene' Sharkey
Business Development Manager

Rene’ joined Life Care Services in February 1998. She gained experience working in the long-term care industry as a business unit assistant for Life Care Services in the Greenwood, Indiana, regional office before relocating to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 2004. Following her relocation, she joined CPS, the procurement division of LCS as a business development specialist. Rene’ currently serves as business development manager for the Life Care Services managed communities.

Andi Putnam
Director of Clinical Programs

Andi joined CPS in 2004 to develop medical and clinical vendor partnerships inclusive to the CPS portfolio. Her previous experience includes 20 years in the long-term care pharmacy/medical environment focusing on operational support, business development efforts, clinical compliance and financial reporting for a national pharmacy provider. Andi enjoys working with our members ensuring the communities receive quality products and services that provide positive outcomes with reduced costs.

Debbie Switz
Food & Beverage Manager

Debbie joined CPS in 2010 and manages the Food & Beverage team. Debbie was previously the Food and Beverage Purchasing Manager for the Boca Raton Resort & Club where she worked for 14 years. Debbie and her team have a passion for assisting communities in reducing their food cost while continuing to provide a quality dining experience for the residents.

Meredith Mull
National Therapy Consultant

Meredith has been a registered Occupational Therapist since 2001 with extensive experience in both in-house and contract therapy operations, business development, and clinical consulting. In addition to her Operations experience, Meredith is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (C.A.P.S.) through the National Association of Home Builders. Her role and responsibilities bring additional value to the CPS clients by providing complimentary consultative services regarding therapy operations and other clinical programs.

Peter Hermann
Accounting Manager

Peter brings 25 years of accounting experience to CPS, where he maintains all accounting functions and reporting requirements. Hermann has a broad background in the field of senior living, and is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in accounting.

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