Team

Ohio Valley Home Health is fortunate to have a Skilled Nursing Care team that shares our founding vision for care that allows every patient to live independently at home while receiving all of the care and support they need to thrive and live life to the fullest.  Each member of our team combines professionalism and passion in the service of that shared vision, every day.

Dawn Kost 
President

As President of Ohio Valley Home Health, Dawn is responsible for a wide range of duties including all Human Resources functions, Benefits Administration and management of all new hires.  A New Albany native with over twenty years of experience in the healthcare field, Dawn is passionate about preserving the Ohio Valley vision of home health care that honors the dignity of every person we serve.

Shawn Kost
CEO

Shawn is responsible for the overall daily operations of Ohio Valley Home Health.  A New Albany native, he has a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University and more than fifteen years of management experience.  He has served on the Board of Ohio Valley Home Health for fifteen years as well.  As the son of the company’s founder and husband of president Dawn Kost for 26 years, Shawn has a deep commitment to the ongoing success and stability of Ohio Valley Home Health.

Tobey Franklin, RN, BSN
Administrator

Tobey loves organizing and directing daily ongoing functions and providing support for all personnel for Ohio Valley Home Health.  She earned her LN, RN and BSN degrees while gaining years of experience with home health and Alzheimer’s / dementia care.  She possesses deep expertise in Medicare and Medicaid processes, policies and procedures, and oversees the agency’s emergency preparedness program.  A member of the International Nursing Honor Society and a lifelong Hoosier, she resides in southern Indiana and enjoys her husband, seven children and seven grandchildren.

Stephanie Lang, RN
Director of Nursing

As Director of Nursing, Stephanie handles all referrals and oversees all nursing and home health aide patients upon admission.  She oversees all field staff, ensures compliance, coordinates care for all patients and maintains communication with family, staff, caregivers and physicians.  She began her nursing career as an LPN in 2004, and became an RN in 2007.  Her experience includes home health, behavioral health, medical/surgical, long term care and special needs care.  She is actively involved in the Special Olympics and Miles for Merry Miracles.  A southern Indiana native who is married with three children, she attends Northside Christian Church and volunteers in athletics and band programs at Floyd Central High School. 

Malinda R. Kost, RN
Founder, Owner

As a nurse and the founder of Ohio Valley Home Health, it was Malinda who had the original vision for an organization that would allow people in southern Indiana to remain in their homes leading a healthy, safe and independent life with dignity.  Her passion for that vision continues to inform every decision and motivate our team every day to provide the highest possible level of care and professionalism.  Malinda derives great satisfaction from seeing the company she founded flourish in the hands of the next generation of leadership.

Sandy Lewis-Townsend, RN
Clinical Manager

As Clinical Manager for Ohio Valley Home Health, Sandy is responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and evaluating the activities of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care and attention.  She earned her RN degree in 1994, and her clinical experience includes medical/surgical, orthopedics, post-coronary, utilization review, behavioral health, quality assurance, chronic disease management and home healthcare.  Sandy is passionate about caring for the whole person, ensuring each patient’s biological, social, psychological and spiritual well-being.  She also loves nature, traveling, art and social causes.