Michael Kotzen, MBA, FACHE - President

Michael is the President Community Based Care, LLC. (CBC) as well as a member of the CBC Board of Directors. 

Michael is responsible to develop and implement the overall strategy for CBC and ensure the delivery of the highest quality service to the clients, families and team members that CBC serves.  Michael is driven to expand CBC’s reach so that more clients can benefit from CBC’s promise of customer focus, commitment to quality and dedication to its well- trained, outstanding staff.

Michael brings more than twenty-five years of diverse healthcare leadership experience. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and a MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Michael is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Gene Rodgers, MSW - Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development

Gene Rodgers is the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development of Community Based Care, LLC. (CBC) as well as a member of the CBC Board of Directors.

Mr. Rodgers provides the overall strategy for the agency as well as focuses on marketing, business development, rapid growth, and managing multiple acquisitions thru the closings.

Mr. Rodgers leads the marketing and business development teams in North Carolina and surrounding southeast states. He is personally involved in the acquisitions from identifying a target, to valuation and all the way thru to closing working with financial and legal professionals and executing the deal.

Mr. Rodgers has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UNC- Wilmington, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a veteran in the field of behavioral health and, more specifically, services for the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (I/DD). Since 1992, Mr. Rodgers has risen to progressively higher executive level positions in the industry.

Since 2000, Mr. Rodgers has been specifically focused on business development in the I/DD and Behavioral Health private provider space thru both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.

Laurie McDaniel, MPA - Chief Financial Officer

Laurie McDaniel has worked in both the public and private sector for over 20 years with much of that experience being in finance. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University. Ms. McDaniel worked for HomeCare Management Corporation for ten years as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer of CBC, LLC.

Richard Edwards, MS - Chief Program Officer

Richard Edwards joined CBC in early 2017 with over twenty years’ experience in behavioral healthcare in North Carolina. Over his career, Richard has worked in and overseen a wide range of facility-based and community-based programs and settings, serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and mental health challenges. Areas of special interest include program operations, quality management, and process improvement.

In addition to his work in the non-profit and for-profit service sectors, Richard has worked as a consultant reviewer for a national accreditation agency, done public policy work on behalf of provider associations, and is an active volunteer in his local community.

Corby Brooks, Director of Communication & Technology

Corby Brooks joined CBC in late February of 2017 after serving as AVP of Human Resources with Lindley Habilitation Services for over 10 years. He is excited to join the CBC team, and for the new opportunity and promotion.

Since 2007, Corby has owned and operated CB Web Innovations, a website design and internet marketing company that serves many successful businesses throughout the Triad. He has over 10 years experience helping businesses grow using the power of technology and the internet. His expertise lies in website development, internet marketing and using technologies to increase business efficiency and communication.

He received a master's degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and taught classes as an adjunct faculty member. Corby currently lives in Burlington, NC and enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Jake Justice, Financial Analyst

Jake Justice joined CBC in early 2017 after a strong start in his career with a diverse corporate background in multi-billion dollar organizations. His prior experience includes being an accountant at both the corporate level and regional level. He served as part of the controller’s group at his most recent position in Charlotte, NC handling advanced financial analysis including forecasting and budgeting. Jake is optimistic about the opportunity to help and serve Community Based Care and is very passionate about our goals as an organization.

Mr. Justice is originally from Belmont, NC where he currently resides and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University. He enjoys activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, and anything to do with the outdoors.

Mary Benson, Director of Data Management and Analysis

Mary Benson joined CBC March 2017 with 19 years’ experience in the Intellectual /developmental disability field. Prior to CBC Mary worked for HomeCare Management Corporation starting as an Administrative Assistant before moving into her last position as Administrative Coordinator. A large responsibility in 2013 was to transition HomeCare to an Electronic Health Record and that is currently Mary’s focus across all holding for CBC.

Mrs. Benson is originally from Jacksonville, NC and now resides in Mint Hill, NC with her husband.

Chris Foster, Director of Marketing and Development

Chris joined CBC in October of 2017 after several years at Lindley Habilitation Services.  He served in several departments at Lindley, but most recently oversaw all of Lindley’s marketing efforts.  He has worked in the I/DD field for over 15 years, including over a decade in non-profit management, marketing and programming.  He is excited to be able to help support all of CBC’s holdings with their marketing efforts.

His experience also includes broadcast and print journalism, as well as event planning and working in the public school system as a behavioral and mental health counselor.  He received his degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Liberty University.  Chris currently lives in Greensboro with his wife and three children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth soccer and all things Carolina Panthers.