Leadership & Staff

Mathew Gooch

Mathew Gooch

Chief Executive Officer

Mat joined HealthSouth in July of 2014 after having most recently served as chief executive officer for another hospital company in Pennsylvania. He has over 12 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience and is active in several local civic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Mat received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Tennessee and his master's of healthcare administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Ashish Khandelwal

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Medical Director

Dr. Ashish Khandelwal started his career as attending physician at Muroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center Ocala, Fla. in 2006. He joined as an attending physician at Christiana Care Hospital Newark DE in 2010 till present. Dr. Khandewal completed an internal medicine residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Weil Medical College, Cornell University Affiliate in 2006.  Dr. Khandelwal received his medical degree from Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur India in 1998. He has years of experience as an attending  at CardioVascular and Joint Center Program at Munroe Regional and Ocala Regional Medical Center at Florida and Neurology, Neurosurgery Unit and Joint Center at Christiana Care Hospital which provides him with in depth knowledge of patients requiring acute inpatient rehabilitation care.

Dr. Khandelwal has held leadership positions at CCHS leading interdisciplinary teams to increase patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.  His leadership is integral to Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE where he provides medical directorship services.

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Becky Boney

Becky Boney

Chief Nursing Officer

Becky started her career with HealthSouth Middletown as a staff nurse when the hospital opened in December 2014. She moved to charge nurse before being promoted to her current position of chief nursing officer. Her experience includes working in areas of cardiac and acute care. She achieved her associate's degree in nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing at Wilmington University in Dover.

Melissa BoNey

Melissa BoNey, BSN, RN

Business Development Director

Melissa joined HealthSouth in October 2014, bringing with her more than 17 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare, business development, and finance. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilmington University.

Darral Heaton

Darrall Heaton

Director of Pharmacy

Darrall has been with HealthSouth since 2010. He has over 15 years of healthcare experience including: inpatient rehabilitation, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy in small community and university medical centers, pharmaceutical research, and medical writing. Darrall earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. His professional interests include drug information, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition, and family medicine. His passion is to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care to his patients and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Patrick Marston

Patrick Marston, MS, MSM, CCM

Director of Case Management

Pat has been with HealthSouth since October 2014. He has more than 12 years of healthcare experience including case management, discharge planning, and utilization review. Pat is a certified case manager and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and master’s degrees in administration of human services and health care administration from Wilmington University.

Kevin McNeil

Kevin McNeil

Director of Plant Operations

Kevin joined HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Middletown in December 2014. Most recently he served as the director of support services in an acute care hospital and brings extensive knowledge in facility and safety management to the HealthSouth Middletown. Kevin has more than 30 years in health care experience.

Anitra Robinson

Anitra Robinson

Director of Human Resources

Anitra Robinson has worked in human resources and recruiting for 13 years. Her professional experience includes policy-planning, management, personnel development, benefits and recruitment. Anitra has demonstrated experience in addressing and implementing strategic plans for talent acquisition, retention and succession planning. She has a special focus on: OSHA reporting, organization re-engineering, team building, presentation and public speaking, training and mentoring, employee relations and customer relationship management. Anitra holds her Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University, Pa., in addition to various HR certifications. 

Lisa Trimble

Lisa Trimble


Lisa joined HealthSouth in November 2014, bringing with her more than 34 years of demonstrated success in the areas of healthcare financial operations. Previously, she was the associate vice president/CFO for the home-and-community-based services division of a nationally recognized regional health system and has served in various managerial roles for leading healthcare organizations. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Albright College.

LaDale Walker

LaDale Walker, MHA, RD, LDN

Director of Quality and Risk Management

LaDale joined HealthSouth in November 2014. She brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience and has worked in various areas including nursing, clinical nutrition and nutrition management. LaDale is passionate about the care and safety of our patients and strives to ensure that our guests receive the ultimate patient experience during their stay. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware State University and her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Wilmington University. 

Meg Witman

Megan Witman, BHS, MSPT, DPT, C/NDT

Director Therapy Operations

Megan began her career with HealthSouth Middletown in November 2014 as a staff physical therapist. She was promoted to senior physical therapist, then therapy team leader and now serve as director of therapy operations. Her experience has been focused in inpatient acute rehabilitation with a passion for the neurological, orthopedic and geriatric populations as she is a Certified Neuro-Developmental Treatment Therapist. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and both a master’s and doctorate degree in physical therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania.