Eddie Miller, CEO
In November of 1990, Eddie Miller worked with his mother-in-law, Linda Myers and friend, Glenn Salley to found Bios. Mr. Miller formally began working for Bios January 1, 1992 as CEO, a role he continues today.
Eddie began his professional career in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities at a sheltered workshop in 1988. In the winter of 1989, he became a job coach through the Oklahoma Supported Employment Program. This gave him the opportunity to put his philosophy into action as he helped people pursue meaningful lives through meaningful employment.
From August of 1989 until January 1992, Eddie worked for the Homeward Bound Review Panel. The Review Panel was founded to assist in carrying out the purposes of the Consent Decree, a Federal court decision that confirmed the closure of the Hissom Memorial Center and established the community-based services system that serves thousands of Oklahomans today.
While he values his experiences in the field as a professional, Eddie believes his personal experiences that have made him what he is today. He was shaped and driven by his parents experiences raising his brother with developmental disabilities at home. He lived, learned and has seen firsthand the impact “free and appropriate education”, “waiting list”, “gainful employment”, and “a meaningful life” has upon a family.
All of these personal and professional experiences have created and sustained Eddie’s conviction to provide A Better Life for all people.
Eddie graduated at Northeastern State University with a degree in Psychology. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and is active member of NSU and IIKA Alumni. Eddie resides in Sand Springs with his wife, Kendyll and sons Jonathan, Zachary, Terrance and daughter Madison.
Lori Hauge, VP of Senior Services
Lori Hauge has years of leadership experience at Bios providing in-home services to people with disabilities. In 2001, when her mother and founder of Bios became seriously ill with cancer, Lori and her sisters realized the need for high quality, life-focused services for people with short or long term needs. This led to her desire to start an organization focused on taking the Bios philosophy to a new group of people.
After completing her Master’s Degree at the University of Iowa, Lori practiced speech pathology and began focusing on health care administration. When her mother’s illness advanced, she returned to Oklahoma to assist with her care and help run the family business. As Chief Operating Officer, Interim CEO, and VP of Corporate Relations, Lori gained a solid understanding of how to develop an engaged and high performing workforce, which she believes is the key to ensuring people have the choice of receiving services at home.
Kendyll Miller, Director of HR
Kendyll Miller was the first official Bios employee hired by the Bios founders in May of 1991. Kendyll quickly became a key player in Bios’s initial growth, as she helped many people transition from Hissom Memorial Center to homes and living in the community. Because Kendyll demonstrated excellence in programming and transitions, Linda Myers, marked her as a perfect candidate for Bios’s first Director of Quality Assurance. In this position, Kendyll set the Bios standards of quality high for the entire organization.
As Glenn Salley’s retirement neared, Kendyll worked for a year under his tutelage to prepare to take the lead in the Bios HR department. When Mr. Salley retired in 2001, Kendyll took up the reins as Director of Human Resources. In addition to leading a team of eight HR professionals in the areas of compensation, employee management, benefits, training and worker’s compensation, Kendyll is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and also serves on the Executive Board of Directors. In this role, Kendyll enjoys participating in setting the direction for Bios Companies as well as assisting in strategic planning.
Kendyll graduated with a bachelors degree in Administrative Leadership from Oklahoma University. She resides in Sand Springs with her husband, Eddie and sons Jonathan, Zachary, Terrance and daughter Madison.
Stacia Ellis, Director of Training
Stacia Ellis began her career at Bios on April 1st, 1996 as an administrative assistant to the C.E.O. In 2002, Stacia transitioned to the role of Director of Training overseeing the training requirements of more than 1000 staff members. Stacia, along with her trainers, have created well-prepared direct support professionals for Bios Companies. Stacia’s leadership over the training department has brought recognition from the state as a superior in training management.
Stacia graduated from Northeastern State University in 1994, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Stacia also serves on the Executive Board of Directors which oversees the direction of Bios Companies. Stacia resides in Sapulpa with her husband Randy, son Spencer & daughter, Kaitlin.
Kirk Elam, COO
Kirk Elam has been Bios’ Chief Operating Officer since October, 2006. Based in the Sapulpa office, Kirk leads a workforce of 800 employees in Oklahoma and Tennessee and is responsible for all of Bios’ operations.
Along with Chief Executive Officer Eddie Miller and other senior executives, Kirk serves on the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team that sets the overall strategy and direction for the Bios Companies.
Kirk Elam began his career with Bios in December of 1999 as a Program Coordinator. He has held various positions within the organization including, Lead Program Coordinator, Director of Employee Relations, Accounts Receivable Manager and immediately prior to his current role, Director of Finance.
Born in Oklahoma but raised in Texas, Kirk returned to Oklahoma to work for Bios. Kirk graduated from Texas Christian University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. In 2005 Kirk earned his Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Lori Mouse, CFO
Lori came to the Bios Family on February 21, 2007, and serves as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Bios Companies and its divisions. She has worked in a wide variety of financial positions during her 30 years of professional experienc from the legal field to manufacturing to human services at Bios. She thoroughly enjoys the role she plays supporting Bios customers.
Lori is a team player who is equally comfortable in the “accounting trenches.” Lori has been instrumental in the implementation of Finance and Accounting Systems, and she provides important leadership on the executive team.
Lori is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management. She resides in Sand Springs, Ok with her husband and best friend Rick of 30+ years, her mother Imogene, and Ginger, their Pembroke Welch Corgi (best little doggie in town!). Lori and Rick have two sons, Garrett 25 (Central Oklahoma Alum ’08), and Griffin 22 who is a senior at Oklahoma State University.
Susan Rutledge, VP of Quality Assurance
Susan Rutledge is the Executive Vice-President of Quality Assurance and member of the Executive Board. Susan has served in the role of Director of Quality Assurance and Residential Division Administrator. In addition to her current role as VP of Quality Assurance she is also the agency liaison for Oklahoma Bios Human Rights Committee, Grievance Coordinator, Abuse/Neglect Coordinator, HIPPA Compliance Officer and Trainer/Policy Development providing monitoring, guidance and oversight to Oklahoma and Tennessee offices.
Susan began her career in the field of Developmental Disabilities over twenty years ago. Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University in 1989 with a B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development, she began working with Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Division as a Case Manager during the closing of the Hissom Memorial Center. In 1999, after ten years of working for the State of Oklahoma, Susan made the move to the private sector working for Bios so she could serve in a role which would allow for direct impact in the daily lives of those served.