Leadership Team

Medical Director

Dr. Wynand Nel

  Dr. Nel was born and raised in South Africa, until the age of 13 when he moved to Canada.  He started medical school in the Caribbean and finished up in Chicago. He completed his residency at St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman.  Dr. Nel is a Mercy Health provider.

We are very happy to have Dr. Nel as a part of our Covington family!


Covington Management Team

Director of Nursing

Kylie Knowlton, RN 

Director of Admissions

Melissa Gentry 

Director of Rehabilitation 

Taylor Kenny, COTA/L 

Attending Physicians

Jeffrey R. Cohen, D.O.

Firestone Medical Center
132 N. Market St.
East Palestine, Ohio 44413

Anthony Rich, D.O.

East Palestine Medical Clinic
50410 State Route 14
East Palestine, Ohio 44413