Crest is a Texas based Home Health and Hospice agency. The company’s roots started in 1988 when M.A. Govender founded Sunrise Home Health and Sunrise Primary Care in North Texas. The local Crest team is proud to carry on the family legacy by providing exceptional patient care while embracing our founders values.
Compassionate, considerate and expert care was what the agency was founded on.
Steve Sepko, BS, MBA
Chief Operating Officer – Hospice
Steve Sepko, has committed over 25 years to caring for fragile patients in a home setting through home health care and hospice. Much of his career has been spent working for industry leading national home health care and hospice providers. Sepko’s driving force has been to provide personalized, compassionate, home healthcare and hospice to our community.
Steve has been involved with the hospice community from a state level by serving on Executive Board and Treasurer of the Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization, (TNMHO) since 2017. Steve graduated with a BS in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M Commerce.
Dr. Wesam Aziz, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC
Medical Director – Home Health and Hospice
Dr. Wesam Aziz is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Aziz completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Certified Hospice Medical Director.
Neville Govender, BS, R.PH
Chief Executive Officer – Home Health
Neville Govender’s healthcare and entrepreneurial experience is extensive. Govender began his healthcare career as a Registered Pharmacist. The Govender family founded Rockwall based Sunrise Home Health Services, Sunrise Primary Care Services and Crest Home Health.
Govender also has interests in several non-medical businesses in the hospitality and fitness industries. Neville graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Pharmacy.
Chad Higbee, BA, CHA
Chief Executive Officer – Hospice
Chad Higbee, with more than 20 years of hospice specific experience is one of founding members of Crest Palliative Care. He has multi-state, multi-site experience that allows him to see operations from a “30,000-foot view”.
Chad has been involved with the hospice community from a state level by serving on Executive Board of the Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization, (TXNMHO) since 2017. Higbee was served as President of the Executive Board from 2018-2021. He also served on the Executive Board of The Hospice Association of Oklahoma from 1997-2000. Chad graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism.