LoriAnn Certo, Chief Operating Officer


LoriAnn joined SMART in April 2020 with over 25 years of operational, clinical, and regulatory compliance expertise in the post-acute care setting. Her love for patient care began in high school when she worked in her father’s pharmacy.

After graduating as a Florida Gator, she worked PRN in Home health & Hospice. Her career experience evolved from clinical leadership to an operational focus holding several positions of regional director, vice president and divisional president for various home health and hospice organizations. She oversees all clinical services for SMART.

LoriAnn lives in Nashville, TN with her son, Logan. She enjoys watching her son play football and traveling.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I enjoy scuba diving. My favorite dive was the Blue Hole in Belize.

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
A big cup coffee, my son Logan and our furbaby, Leia. My family motivates me to strive for the best life every day.

Choice of words of wisdom to live by?
Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.