Meet Our Staff

Our Leadership Team practices the First Choice mission by enabling the highest quality home health care and supplemental staffing services available and demonstrating the values of quality customer service, integrity, respect, and fiscal responsibility.


Charles D. Slone
Chief Executive Officer with FirstChoice since 1998
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH., BA, CCMS Cincinnati, OH. Charles frames strategy and priorities to enable First Choice to achieve its long-term vision. Areas of focus include quality of care, program delivery, financial performance and growth.

Ed Newton
Chief Operating Officer with FirstChoice since 2012
BA, Business Administration/Accounting, Thiel College, Greenville, PA, Ed directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the First Choice Companies in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the chief executive officer; manages and supports the Leadership and Office Teams to insure the delivery of quality care and fiscal responsibility; develops, implements and monitors strategies for growth.

Laura Kloc, RN
Corporate Compliance Officer with FirstChoice since 2013

RN St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH. BSN, The University of Akron, Akron, OH. Laura establishes and implements an effective compliance program to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct, performs oversight and provides support for clinical and administrative employees, reports as staff member to COO and Governing Board through monitoring and reporting results of the compliance program and ethical efforts of the company and provides guidance for the management team on matters relating to compliance

Chris Sterben, LPN
Quality Assurance Nurse with FirstChoice since 1998
CCC, Cleveland, OH. Chris insures excellence in quality of care by monitoring patient services through constant evaluation of process, procedures and quality standards. Reviews provider documentation, therapy orders, visit utilization, adherence to care plans, and evidence of communication between disciplines. Evaluates regulatory compliance and quality assurance; monitors and evaluates all aspects of care delivery to assure that Continuous Quality Improvement action plans are implemented.

Terry Masters
Corporate Controller with FirstChoice since 2000
BA, Marketing, Bowling Green State University, OH, BA, Accounting University of Akron, Akron, OH. Terry oversees the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.Joined First Choice in 2000