Albert Blackwelder / A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Al Blackwelder has served as the Chief Executive Officer of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab since 2012. A.G. Rhodes is a nonprofit organization providing therapy and rehabilitation services, short-term recovery and long-term care at three metro Atlanta locations. Blackwelder is responsible for an operating budget of approximately $40 million, approximately 550 employees and bed space for more than 400 residents and patients.
Prior to A.G. Rhodes, Blackwelder was with Emory Healthcare for 37 years. During that time, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Emory’s Wesley Woods Center, and Chief Operating Officer for Emory Crawford Long Hospital (Emory University Hospital Midtown). Mr. Blackwelder is a member of LeadingAge and a member of Georgia Health Care Association. He is also the President of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club. Mr. Blackwelder earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Deke Cateau / A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
Deke Cateau is the Chief Operating Officer at A.G. Rhodes. Cateau directs, supervises and coordinates the overall clinical and business operations for the organization, and manages the administration and coordination of a comprehensive array of services and programs. He also oversees the planning and execution of new initiatives, training and innovations across the organization, concentrating on efforts to improve the model of care for patients and residents.
Cateau has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 15 years. Prior to his current position, he was the Administrator for seven years at A.G. Rhodes’ flagship location in Grant Park, and before working at A.G. Rhodes, Cateau worked in various roles at other long-term care facilities.
In addition to being a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Cateau holds several certifications related to caring for people living with dementia. Cateau holds a Graduate Diploma in International Relations and a B.A. in Political Science and Economic History, both from the University of the West Indies.