Compassus Taps John Cullen as New CFO

The Tennessee-based home-based care organization Compassus has appointed John Cullen as its new CFO, effective October 30.

Cullen comes to Compassus from Scripps Health, where he was vice president of corporate development. There, he led a range of growth initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions, according to a press release from Compassus.

He previously served in the c-suites and boards of a number home health and hospice companies.


“John’s extensive experience and proven leadership in the health care sector equip him well to advance the financial and operational strategies of Compassus,” said David Grams, CEO of Compassus, in a statement. “We are confident that his contributions will be instrumental in bolstering our commitment to delivering the highest quality of compassionate care to the communities we serve.”

Cullen succeeds former CFO Brad Wear.

This is the latest in a series of executive shifts at Compassus, beginning in 2022 when Grams came on as CEO. Also last year, the company named Dr. Laura Templeton as its executive vice president and COO.


Compassus is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners and the health system Ascension Health.

The company provides a continuum of home-based services including home health, palliative care and hospice from more than 250 locations across 29 states, including a number of similar partnerships with health systems and other health care providers.