About Us

Our Purpose

Outreach Health’s Mission is to honor God in all we do by providing superior service and support to our clients, families, employees, and the health care community.

Our Vision is to be the trusted partner in quality outcome-based home care.

In the rapidly changing healthcare industry, Outreach has earned a reputation of providing innovative solutions to improve the outcomes of our clients and healthcare partners. We seek to provide the most comprehensive and highest quality of outcome-based care.

Southwestern Roots

In 1975, Outreach Health started as one of the first home health care companies in Texas by our founder, William E. (Buddie) Ball, who served as a nursing home administrator. Buddie experienced firsthand the effects on those who had to move away from their familiar surroundings and the life they had worked a lifetime to build. His ambition was to help everyone age with dignity and to remain safe, happy, and healthy at home.

We have grown from a small agency in Garland, TX, to one of the leading agencies in the Southwest. We are still a family-owned and operated business living out the original mission while continuing to earn and maintain the trust of our clients, their families, as well as the health care community at large.


John David

John David Ball

Chief Executive Officer

John David serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Outreach Health. He grew up watching his father, William (Buddie) Ball grow the 1975 startup into one of the largest and most admired home care agencies in Texas.
John David is passionate about delivering quality and innovative care to at risk populations and creating value for all stakeholders in the client’s journey to improved health. Having worked in various capacities throughout the company for over 15 years, he understands the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare environment. Previously, John David served as Executive Chairman and worked in various leadership roles throughout the organization. Since taking the CEO role in 2019, John David’s primary focus is on innovating the care delivery model to support the growing need in the industry.
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Emily Smith

Chief People Officer

As the daughter of the founder, Emily was introduced to home care at an early age as she grew up in and around Outreach. Providing home care became very personal to her when her grandmother, suffering from dementia, moved in with her family.
At that time, Emily and her mother, a home health RN, became her caregivers for the next six years. While Emily learned the business side from her father, she learned how to be a compassionate caregiver from her mother. During high school and college breaks, she worked in various departments at Outreach. Upon graduation from John Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in business management, she began her full-time employment with Outreach. As Chief People Officer, Emily is dedicated to constantly improving and perfecting the Outreach experience for all stakeholders: team members, clients, and the health care community. Emily is passionate about conserving the company’s long-standing culture that has made Outreach a wonderful place to work for over 45 years!
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Audrey Hicks

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer and with over three decades of caregiving experience, Audrey started her caregiving journey at the age of 14, caring for her grandmother and aunts before and after school. After working in the nursing home and hospital settings, Audrey found her way back to home care, where she received the mentoring and guidance necessary to pave the way from working as a Special Attendant to being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2019.
Audrey is committed to enhancing the client care experience and a strong believer in, “if they ask you to come back, you have done something right.” When at home, Audrey loves watching movies, sports, and spending time with her husband and two children.
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Larry Pinder

Chief Financial Officer

As the Financial Executive Officer, Larry has a passion for improving the value a business generates for its stakeholders, especially the employees who make it all happen and the customers the business exists to serve. With a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Marketing, Larry appreciates the reason businesses exist and the customers and markets they serve, and the financial language of business and back-end operations.
Larry has numerous certifications, including an IMA’s CMA and PMI’s PMP certifications. He also acquired an MBA in Strategy and Management and followed up with IMA’s CSCA certification to further round out the practical application of strategy and finance. Outside of work, Larry is a reformed musician who spent too many hours looking for the perfect guitar and amp tone and spent too many evenings singing karaoke. He tries not to but gets involved in the occasional animal rescue; a Canadian goose is the latest.
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Christina Dunlap

Director of Employee Experience

As the Director of Employee Experience and with over 25 years in Human Resources and Benefits Administration, Christina has been with Outreach Health for 20 years and is passionate about serving the employees of Outreach in the Healthcare Community. She enjoys learning current Human Resources trends and developments.
Christina has experience in Human Resources planning, staffing and onboarding, federal and state law compliance, employee benefits, compensation, payroll, training, and development.
She looks forward to assisting with moving Outreach forward with a variety of company initiatives to champion company culture and employee satisfaction.
Christina is also passionate about health and wellness and has led various wellness initiatives at Outreach throughout the years. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and all water related activities.
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Crissy Weeks

Crissy Weeks

Arizona State Director

From the Treasurer of a Bank in Seattle, Washington to the State Director in Arizona! Crissy has been in home care since 2012, first coming on board as the Finance Director moving into the role of State Director in 2017 with the acquisition of Assured Home Care. She has her BA in Accounting and has over 30 years’ experience in the field of accounting/finance with several years in operations.
She is dedicated and driven to grow the Arizona region for Outreach Health . She has compassion, loyalty and love for her employees, caregivers, and clients! Crissy's desire to care for those in need, draws her to the healthcare industry. When not in the office, you can usually find Crissy enjoying a day with her family or hitting the trail on her horses!
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Jodee Fitzgerald

Director of Population Health

As the Director of Population Health with 20 years of healthcare experience, Jodee started her career working in long-term care as a nursing assistant before moving into managed care. With a Doctoral degree in Health Education, Jodee is passionate about using identified determinants of health to achieve desired health outcomes.
She is passionate about learning and holds certifications as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.
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Paul Akin

Chief Information Officer

As the Chief Information Officer at Outreach Health, Paul has a passion for customer service and security. With over 20 years in post-acute HealthCare IT, Paul has been exposed to multiple healthcare settings to draw experience from. Paul has his bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Southern Methodist University. Prior to Outreach Health, Paul was the VP of IT for Crossroads Treatment Centers which focused on treating patients with Opioid addiction. Before Crossroads, Paul was SVP of IT at Addus Homecare.
In addition to his IT background, Paul has obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and his Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification. Paul is an Executive Sponsor for Technology Ball which helps to create future technology leaders through STEM partnerships in the social sector. Paul is married with three kids and enjoys volunteering at his church and local community.
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