Leadership & Staff

Ben Agana

Benjamin Agana, M.D.

Medical Director

Specializing in the management of rehabilitation services for patients at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands, Dr. Benjamin Agana helps individuals who have suffered from disabling conditions, such as stroke or orthopedic injuries, rebuild their lives. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Agana also has a subspecialty board certification in pain medicine as well as electrodiagnostic medicine.

Benjamin Agana, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

William Bustamante

William Bustamante


William joined HealthSouth in 2011 as the regional operations coordinator for the southwest region, and has served as the controller for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands since June 2016. William and his team are responsible for assuring the hospital has equipment and supplies to treat the patients in a high quality, yet cost effective manner. William received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston – Downtown.

Jennifer Cronell

Jennifer Cornell, RN, CRRN, BBM

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Jennifer is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience in quality healthcare, consisting of clinical, marketing and operational roles. She joined the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands team in early 2010 and in October 2014 moved into her current role as director of quality and risk management. Jennifer also became a certified rehabilitation registered nurse in 2015 and has recently obtained her bachelor's degree in business management. Jennifer takes great pride in ensuring that patients get access to the higher level of care and technology that HealthSouth offers so that they can return home at discharge from HealthSouth.

Michael Flanagan

Michael Flanagan

Director of Plant Operations/ Safety Officer

Michael is responsible for the physical environment at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands. His duties include regulatory compliance for TJC/CMS/TDH and OSHA as well as the day-to-day operations of the maintenance, environmental and dietary departments. Michael is a Texas Master Electrician with an extensive background in healthcare construction as well as facility management. He is an active member of TAHFM, ASHE, NFPA, FEMA and actively participates in the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. 

Ramona Hinds

Ramona Hinds, LVN

PAS Coordinator

Ramona brings more than 14 years of nursing experience to the PASC role. Ramona’s experience includes sub-acute, long term care and rehabilitation in PPS/MDS and wound care. Prior to PASC, Ramona worked as a team lead nurse at a state school facility. Her knowledge, leadership and teaching experience make her a valued asset to the HealthSouth The Woodlands leadership team.

Beth Lynch


Director of Therapy Operations

Beth joined HealthSouth in 2003 as a speech pathologist at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun in Arizona. In 2005, she became the lead speech pathologist. During her tenure at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun, Beth worked closely with the speech team to develop use of VitalStim® technology and lay the foundation for the brain injury program. In 2011 Beth led the team to achieve The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification in Brain Injury. She then became the coordinator of the brain injury program in 2015, partnering closely with the marketing team and community to build transition of care for people with brain injury. In 2016, Beth joined the HealthSouth The Woodlands team as the director of therapy operations. Beth is committed to supporting her team and providing excellent patient experiences and outcomes at HealthSouth The Woodlands. 

Inez Sanderson

Inez Sanderson

Director of Pharmacy

Inez joined HealthSouth in 2013 as a PRN pharmacist and was later named director of pharmacy at HealthSouth The Woodlands in September 2016. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from Texas Southern University, master’s degree in business administration from Texas Woman’s University, and Bachelor of Science from Prairie View A&M University. Prior to pharmacy, Inez served more than 10 years in the United States Army. She is a member of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (AShP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). 

Kristie Tschumperlin

Kristie Tschumperlin BSN, CRRN

Chief Nursing Officer

Kristie comes to HealthSouth The Woodlands with more than eighteen years of experience in healthcare. During her HealthSouth career, Kristie has worked as the hospital educator, director of quality and risk management, and since August 2014 as the chief nursing officer. She is dedicated to improving patient experiences, patient outcomes and employee satisfaction as a team. Kristie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and accreditation as a certified rehabilitation registered nurse. She is currently working on her master’s degree in nursing leadership and management.

Valerie Wells

Valerie Wells

Human Resources Director

Valerie brings more than 16 years of healthcare human resources experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands. She began her career with HealthSouth in Martin, Tennessee, in 1995 and has been a member of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital The Woodlands team since 2007. A Houston native, she graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She received her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.