People & Leadership - ZOE Holding Company
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People & Leadership

Our commitment to helping people find the right jobs, talent and care is deeply ingrained in our organization’s 20-year history. Meet the executives who help foster the growth of the ZOE family of businesses to create opportunity for people in our community.

Dave Zowine

Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Board Director

ZOE Holding Company

David Zowine encapsulates an entrepreneurial spirit and committed work ethic that is reflected throughout ZOE Holding Company. In 2011, Zowine acquired 100 percent ownership of ZOE and has been working with his leadership team to forge a path of growth for each business line. He has a degree in business administration from Providence College and is actively involved in many of the philanthropic endeavors of ZOE and its business lines.

Bill Shanahan

Chief Operating Officer/Board Director

ZOE Holding Company

Bill Shanahan joined ZOE Holding Company in 2015. He is a board director and a member of the Senior Leadership Committee for the company’s home healthcare subsidiaries. Shanahan previously served as the Director of Legal Affairs for Lazard Asset Management, LLC and has more than 10 years of legal experience in the financial services industry. Shanahan graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, received an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law and B.A in political science from Providence College.

Ari Ochoa

Chief Information Officer & VP, Operations

ZOE Holding Company

Ari Ochoa has been with the company since 2002. His work focuses on the enhancement of technology, business systems and operations functionality. Previously, he worked to establish and scale the company’s healthcare staffing and home healthcare subsidiaries. Ochoa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Sciences from the University of Arizona.

Peter King

VP,  Sales

Covelo Group

Pete King joined the company in 2018. King is responsible for expanding the Covelo Group presence in the east coast market and is heading up the Boston office. Previously, King worked in the auto industry for 24 years, most recently serving as general manager and partner of an award-winning Ford dealership. King became a dealership general manager at the age of 26 and grew the business to a team of 75 people.

Jeff Elsasser

VP, Human Resources

ZOE Holding Company

Jeff Elsasser joined ZOE Holding Company in 2014. For 15 years, he has worked in the staffing and project outsourcing industry, with 10 years at a publicly held global company. He is certified by the HR Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management. Elsasser holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Ivan Hannel

Legal Counsel

ZOE Holding Company

Ivan Hannel joined Zoe Holding Company in 2018 as general counsel. He is responsible for legal affairs, regulatory compliance, setting internal governance policies, and providing guidance on company strategies and their implementation. He was formerly a civil trial litigator and is licensed in Arizona state and federal district court. He is a graduate of Yale University and Northwestern School of Law.

Alia Henss

Operations Manager

ZOE Holding Company

Alia Henss has been with the company since 2000. Her work ensures each office is managed and run well, from the front desk reception, to fulfillment and travel management, and every need in between. Having served herself as a front desk receptionist, Henss is keenly aware of how to organize and manage a multi-office team. She has bachelor of science degree in secondary education social science from Southeastern University in Florida.

Mike Narducci

VP, Training & Recruiting

ZOE Holding Company

Mike Narducci has been with the company since 2007. He heads up the recruiting and training team for the organization, with a focus on sourcing quality candidates across each business unit and growing our internal talent base. Narducci previously served as a recruiter and account manager in the MGA Employee Services business line. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from University of Arizona in Tucson.