Shimmy is Concerto’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business,
constructing the Concerto organization since 2015 when he recognized that skilled nursing facility operators had few optimal options in caring for patients with kidney disease. Shimmy has grown Concerto from its inception to become the nation’s leader in nursing home dialysis. Since 2015, he has created a care delivery system, strategy, operation, and brand synonymous with renal care excellence. Shimmy has been engaged on the front lines of health care delivery since he was a kid. He began his career as a facility maintenance assistant at Aperion Care and quickly assumed greater responsibilities within long-term care management, which included procurement management and vendor relationships.
Shimmy is an active board member of many local charities and community efforts, including serving as Vice President of the Chicago Mikveh Association and Treasurer for Bais Chaim Devod East. He also proudly spearheaded a community-wide emergency relief fund effort for Chicago’s northside neighborhoods in response to the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.
Nosson is Concerto’s Chief Operating Officer. His primary focus is monitoring Concerto’s daily operations while exploring new growth opportunities. With vast experience in day-to-day operations, quality initiatives, regulatory requirements and patient satisfaction, his unique perspective provides the vision and leadership to merge two unique industries. A seasoned expert in operations, Nosson has honed his health care administrative skills in the management of skilled nursing facilities. Prior to joining Concerto, Nosson was the Operations Specialist for Aperion Care, one of the largest skilled nursing operators in the Midwest. Nosson enjoys giving back to his community by assisting nonprofit organizations to blend corporate operational efficiencies into the nonprofit business model. When Nosson is not in the office, he can be found cycling, rain or shine. He resides in Chicago with his wife and five children.
Dr. Samson is a Board Certified Nephrologist practicing in the Chicagoland area. He has a special interest in patients with End-stage Renal Disease needing dialysis in Skilled Nursing Facilities. As Chief Medical Officer of Concerto, he directs the care of dialysis patients in our Skilled Nursing Facilities in multiple states. Dr. Samson trained in the United Kingdom and completed his residency at Yale University Bridgeport Hospital. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Samson currently serves on the Medical Review Board for the ESRD Network 10. He has implemented corporate wide patient care policies for safe and effective dialysis care for all nursing home dialysis patients.
Kyle Stone is Concerto’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel. He is responsible for all legal, regulatory, and compliance operations for Concerto. Kyle has overseen the mechanics of Concerto’s multistate expansion since 2018. Prior to joining Concerto, Kyle served as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) from 2015 to 2018. As IDPH’s chief legal officer, he managed the agency’s Division of Legal Services, which provides counsel to the 1,100-employee Department and its 190 programs, as well as legal support to the Illinois Office of Governor. Prior to government service, Kyle worked as a litigator at Chicago law firms, where he counseled and defended health care providers in civil matters. Kyle received his law degree from Loyola Chicago School of Law and his bachelor’s degree with High Honors in History from the University of Michigan. He also earned a Certificate of Jewish Leadership from Northwestern University and Spertus Institute in 2018.
Vice President of Emerging Markets
Tyler Herchian is the Vice President of Emerging Markets and leads initiatives in new territories and developing partnerships. Tyler has led Concerto Renal Services on their first multi-state expansion and company acquisition. Tyler’s background includes CMS led ESCOs, lean process improvement, multiple state management, hospital dialysis programs, case management, outpatient clinic operations and post-acute home dialysis. Tyler holds a BA in Sociology from St. Norbert College.
Vice President of Clinical Services
LaKeisha Jones is a Vice President of Clinical Services and is responsible for planning, organizing and leading all aspects of clinical operations to help drive the company’s mission of Reimagining Nursing Home Dialysis One Community at a Time. LaKeisha has excelled in providing a strong clinical atmosphere that values quality care, improved patient outcomes, staff education and development, cohesion between all disciplines, and compassion to the nursing profession. LaKeisha has implemented clinical initiatives supported by evidence-based practice to help transform our partner and patient experience. Lakeisha is involved in many professional organizations and was recently recognized as the top 25 Most Influential Black Woman of Chicago by the Chicago 300 Black Women’s organization. Lakeisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Vice President of Operations – IL
Sarah Kagan is the Vice President of Operations in Illinois at Concerto. Sarah works closely with our nursing home partners, staff, and facilities to ensure that excellence in care is delivered to all dialysis patients. Sarah began her career in the skilled nursing facility setting as a social worker, where she developed a passion for working with patients in the post-acute setting. Sarah’s interest in dialysis began in 2014, when employed for Davita in outpatient dialysis. It was at Davita, that Sarah first learned the critical need for nursing home-based dialysis. Sarah joined Concerto in 2015, recognizing their commitment to quality, and their model for overcoming the existing barriers for dialysis services.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.
Vice President of People & Culture
Lindsey Liese is the VP of People & Culture at Concerto Renal Services. In this role, Lindsey focuses broadly on creating scalable Human Resource systems and processes to help grow Concerto’s national footprint as well as focusing on the most important aspect of Concerto: our people. When it comes to people, Lindsey leads her team in thinking of the best ways to recruit, develop, retain, and engage Concerto teammates. Lindsey is SHRM-CP certified (Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional) and received her Masters in Education (Education Policy & Management) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.
I’ve been a Nursing Home administrator for 20 years and seen a lot of providers come and go. The level of care and coordination that Concerto provides for my residents is bar none. -
Adam P LNHA, Niles, IL
As a hospital discharge planner in a busy city hospital, knowing that I can discharge patients with Dialysis needs to a Concerto serviced Nursing Home and have one address for both skilled and Dialysis care is a game changer for me. -
Samantha L. Chicago, IL
I have been a resident in this nursing home for years, traveling three times a week in the Chicago winters was a real challenge for me. Concerto was a lifesaver, Thank you Concerto! -
Marcus S. Forest Park, IL
When my mom required vent care, her outpatient clinic said they weren’t comfortable providing Dialysis care for her anymore. I placed her in a Nursing Home that offered Concertos’ program and found amazing staff willing to care for her needs. -
Sarah M. Crestwood, IL