Leadership & Staff

Armando Colombo

Armando Colombo

Chief Executive Officer

Armando Colombo was named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Health Services, LLC, and HealthSouth, in November 2015. He came to Vanderbilt Stallworth after serving as president and CEO of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. In his position as CEO, he will oversee all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care. Armando has more than more than 20 years of healthcare experience and leadership with three of those years as CEO and chief financial officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Louis University.

Jeff Johns

Jeff Johns

Medical Director

Dr. Johns joined Vanderbilt Stallworth in August 2013, coming from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as the associate hospital medical director and medical director for the spinal cord injury program from 2006-2013. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he completed his medical studies at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Johns completed his residency and chief residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is sub-specialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine.
Belyeu Peggy

Peggy Belyeu


Peggy has more than 25 years of healthcare financial management experience in government, insurance, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings. She is a Tennessee native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Peggy is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Tennessee.
Terri Hampton

Terri Hampton, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

Terri brings more than 20 years of human resource expertise to HealthSouth. She completed her undergraduate studies in organizational management and management of human resources and achieved her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. A Texas native, Terri also completed mediation training at the University of Texas in Austin’s center for dispute resolution. Terry brings experience in the areas of medical academia, transportation, commercial construction and healthcare and is a SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified professional.

Lasher Karen

Karen Lasher

Chief Nursing Officer

Karen has extensive healthcare experience including staff education and management in both acute care and rehabilitation nursing. She graduated from the Liliane S. Kaufman School of Nursing, earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from LaRoche College and a master's degree in Professional Leadership from Carlow College in Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®). Her rehabilitation career began in the development of the inpatient rehabilitation program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Nance Susan

Susan Nance

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Susan has 20 years of healthcare and quality experience in both for-profit and not-for profit settings. She graduated from the University of the South, the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in a variety of community and hospital settings. Susan is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Owens Tim

Tim Owens

Director of Support Services

Tim brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Vanderbilt Stallworth. Tim grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida and began a career in materials management when he entered healthcare in 1981 after a tour in the Navy. He joined the rehabilitation sector in 1989. Tim has worked in rehabilitation hospitals in Florida, Texas, California and Tennessee with progressive levels of responsibility.
Young Stewart

Stewart Young

Director of Therapy Operations

Stewart Young, PT, joined the management team at Vanderbilt Stallworth in early 2006. He has been a physical therapist since 1982 and a therapy director for more than half of those years. His experience encompasses a variety of clinical settings, including acute care, post-acute and outpatient. Prior to joining HealthSouth, he was the director of rehabilitation for Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. Stewart’s clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation and collegiate athletics.