Over the past fifteen years, Accord Services® has provided care for thousands of clients. In the past year alone, Accord has deployed the services of over 800 nurses (RNs, LPNs, and CNAs).


leadershipteam-kathyKathy Adams, RN, CRRN, WCC

Co-Founder and Chief Executive officer

Kathy Adams co-founded Accord Services® in October of 2001 with her husband, Steve Adams, to address a need for a higher standard of care for patients with catastrophic injuries who were transitioning from hospital to home.

Kathy is a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse with almost 30 years of nursing experience, including eight years at Shepherd Center. Kathy’s expertise is in medical management, rehabilitation, and case management. Kathy graduated from the School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University, where she worked in various aspects of nursing, including the opening of the Peritoneal Unit at Kennestone Hospital. It was at Shepherd Center that she found her true passion, caring for people who are recovering from catastrophic injuries.


Donald Peck Leslie, M.D.

Medical Advisor

As Shepherd Center’s Medical Director since 2005, Dr. Leslie’s career at this distinguished institution spans more than thirty years and includes a staggering list of accomplishments. Dr. Leslie is a diplomat of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was elected a Fellow in the Academy, where he also served as board examiner. Additionally, he has served on the Physician Advisory Board for Medtronics and has presented to audiences worldwide on brain and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Leslie founded and co-developed Shepherd Center’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, and was recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors list for 2016, ranking him in the top 1% of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians in the nation. Dr. Leslie is also a clinical professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and chairman of rehabilitation at Piedmont Hospital.