8-K 1 amn-20190916xnewdirectorx8k.htm 8-K Document


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 16, 2019
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
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12400 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, California 92130
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (866) 871-8519
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
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Section 5 — Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On September 16, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (the “Company”) voted to increase the size of the Board from eight members to nine members, and to elect Teri G. Fontenot as a new director to fill the vacancy created by such increase, with such appointment effective that day. Ms. Fontenot will serve a term expiring at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until she otherwise resigns, is removed, or becomes disqualified. The Board has determined that Ms. Fontenot qualifies as an independent director under New York Stock Exchange rules and the Company’s Director Independence Standards. Ms. Fontenot was also appointed as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. The Board has also determined that Ms. Fontenot qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under New York Stock Exchange rules.
Ms. Fontenot is CEO Emeritus of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one of the nation’s largest and preeminent women’s specialty hospitals. Her leadership service included serving as President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital for more than 23 years.
After serving as chief financial officer at three health systems, Ms. Fontenot, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), joined Woman’s Hospital in 1992 as CFO and became CEO in 1996. Under her leadership, Woman’s Hospital became the largest birthing hospital and neonatal intensive care unit in Louisiana. It is also the only independent, nonprofit women’s hospital in the country. Her leadership service includes numerous state and national healthcare boards, including terms as Chair of the American Hospital Association and the Louisiana Hospital Association. Ms. Fontenot is on the American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Governors, and she held a six-year term on the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health for the National Institute of Health
For 12 years, Ms. Fontenot served on the board of directors of the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, including as the Audit Committee chair for two years. She was also previously a board member of the New Orleans Federal Reserve branch. She currently serves as an independent director and member of the Audit Committee of each of Amerisafe, Inc. and LHC Group, Inc.
In connection with her election to the Board and its Audit Committee, Ms. Fontenot received 1,356 restricted stock units with an aggregate grant date fair value of approximately $75,500, which will vest on the earlier of (a) the first anniversary of the grant date or (b) the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Ms. Fontenot will also receive an annual cash retainer equal to $37,722. The foregoing compensation is based on the anticipated number of months of service time that she will complete leading up to the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.

Date: September 16, 2019
/s/ Susan R. Salka
Susan R. Salka
President & Chief Executive Officer