Anthony Orlando | SVP & CFO | Englewood Hospital (NJ)
Anthony Orlando is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Englewood Hospital, a position he’s held for more than 14 years. During his tenure, Mr. Orlando has helped Englewood Hospital achieve unprecedented growth, always with a focus on patient and their families. He played a pivotal role in Englewood Hospital’s affiliation with Hackensack University Health Network, now Hackensack Meridian Health, to jointly manage and coordinate the care of patients in their communities to reduce costs and improve health.
He was also an integral part of financing and implementing the hospital’s state-of-the-art, fully integrated Epic electronic health record system, allowing seamless care and unimpeded access across Englewood Health’s entire system for a more efficient way to provide critical health information to healthcare practitioners and patients. The Hospital continues to score above “best performers” with every revenue cycle metric, as compared to the Epic client database.
In addition, Mr. Orlando has initiated and successfully implemented numerous expense-reduction initiatives without reducing community services. He has lead several major financing initiatives, including the most recent $77 million financing through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
He has also been instrumental in the growth of the Englewood Health Physician Network (EHPN) which is now represented in five counties in New Jersey as well as in New York State. Today the EHPN comprises nearly 400 medical professionals, spanning from primary care, surgery and OB/GYN, to Pain Management and Psychiatry.
With more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and finance, Mr. Orlando has served in roles at Ernst & Young LLP, providing financial and regulatory consulting for healthcare organizations, The Valley Hospital, overseeing the finance and patient accounting departments, Saddle Brook General Hospital, preparing the budget and supervising reimbursement activities, among others.
Mr. Orlando graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor of art in accounting and master’s degree in public administration. He is a supporter of many community organizations including serving as on the selection committee for the annual Boy Scouts of America dinner honoring healthcare professionals.
Casey Williams | VP, Patient Engagement | RevSpring
Casey Williams has over fifteen years of experience in developing customized patient communications and payment solutions to build a strategic patient engagement initiative for over 100 healthcare revenue cycle clients. RevSpring’s current dynamic patient engagement process can be attributed to Casey’s understanding of client perspectives, pain points, and the overall patient experience.
Casey attended Bowling Green State University with a focus in Interpersonal Communications and is a football alumnus from 1997 - 2001. He has held various leadership positions within HFMA, AAHAM and COPAM and is a current board member with the Newark Church of theNazarene and The Wyatt Adkins Heart Organization.
Casey’s knowledge of patient engagement strategies, including changing patient behavior and self-service optimization, has made him a go-to speaker/presenter for HFMA, Healthcare Finance Institute, and Litmos Healthcare Division (formerly Bridgefront) to name a few. He has also been published in Executive Insightmagazine.
Frank Kostek | VP, Finance/CFO | Caring Health Center
Frank J. Kostek is the Vice President of Finance/CFO for Caring Health Center, Inc a medium sized Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQCHC) in Springfield Massachusetts. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and has been CFO at Caring Health Center since 2010.
Frank has worked at numerous nonprofit agencies in Western Mass. over his 40 year career in Finance, 28 years as a CFO. His experience includes 3 different FQCHCs and 3 different Outpatient Behavioral Health Centers, all of which presented unique challenges. The bulk of his experience is in outpatient medical, dental and behavioral health, with some early experience in Migrant Health. Frank’s experience goes beyond the numbers as he also has done a lot of work with Program Development, New Market & Historic Tax Credits, Facility Expansion and 340B Pharmacy.
Frank has been a Human Rights Officer, Privacy Officer, Clerk of the Works and acting CEO on two occasions. He has been on the Board of the Network for Rural Health Care and Treasurer of the New England Farm Workers Council Federal Credit Union.
Kevin Mulford | VP, Revenue Cycle Management | Genesis Healthcare
Kevin Mulford has served as the VP of Revenue Cycle Management for Genesis Healthcare since 2015, having previously served as the Vice President, RCM Business Process upon joining the Company through its acquisition of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. where he had most recently served as their Vice President of Accounts Receivable Systems.
Though his career in health care accounts receivable / RCM dates back to 1994, since 1999 when Kevin joined Harborside Healthcare, later acquired by Sun, he has worked in regional, divisional, and corporate positions taking on additional responsibilities over time. In his current capacity, Kevin oversees the RCM functional lines for Genesis' inpatient business covering over 400 centers consisting of Skilled Nursing as well as Assisted and Independent Living Facilities spanning 30 states and consisting more than $4.5 billion in revenue annually. He oversees business office support, accounts receivable systems configuration, and central billing office operations.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Millikin University.
Larry Kaiser | CEO, MD, FACS | Temple University (PA)
An internationally renowned thoracic surgeon, researcher, author and academician, Larry R. Kaiser, MD, is the leading health sciences executive at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He serves as CEO of the Temple University Health System, Senior Executive Vice President for the Health Sciences, and Dean of Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Temple University Dr. Kaiser was the President of UTHealth, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from 2008 until April 1, 2011.
Dr. Kaiser graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1977 and completed his internship and residency in General Surgery as well as a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of California (Los Angeles). He then completed a residency in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery at the University of Toronto. Following that, he served as a thoracic surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College (New York) and was then recruited to Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis) where he was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in 1990.
In 1991, Dr. Kaiser was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) where he held a succession of positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, Founder and Director of the university’s lung transplantation program, and Director of its Center for Lung Cancers and Related Disorders. In 1995, he was promoted to Professor of Surgery and in 1996 was named the Eldridge Eliason Professor of Surgery, the first individual to hold that chair. In 2001, following a national search, he was named the John Rhea Barton Professor and Chairman of the Department of the Department of Surgery at Penn.
In 2008, Dr. Kaiser was selected as the President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. There, he was responsible for six schools, more than 10,000 faculty and trainees, and a 900-member physician practice.
Dr. Kaiser’s research and clinical interests include lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma and mediastinal tumors. He is the author or co-author of 14 books and over 250 original papers.
Dr. Kaiser has served in a number of leadership capacities for professional societies and associations, and has been a director of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In 2004, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His recent honors include citations in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” 6thedition, Who’s Who in the World, and Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs,” among others.
Paul Sinkhorn | VP, Shared Services Centre | Community Health Systems
“Community Health Systems” is a registered trade name of Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation
Paul joined Community Health Systems (CHS) in 2013, and serves as Vice President for Shared Services Center, Nashville. In that role, Paul is the operations leader responsible for a $3.6 billion shared services center that provides business office services to 37 hospitals. CHS is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute hospitals. Their organization’s affiliates own, lease, or manage 127 hospitals in 20 states with approximately 21,000 licensed beds.
Paul has over 30 years of leadership experience in large, multi-facility system revenue cycle strategy and operations including the development and oversight of physician and hospital central business offices. He helped lead the selection and successful implementation of hospital core and revenue cycle technology. Paul has experience in proprietary, not-for-profit, and partner/vendor revenue cycle healthcare operations. He has also served as revenue cycle leader for two large multi-facility health systems.
Paul holds BS degrees in Public Finance and Business Management from Indiana University and Indiana University-Southeast. He is a current member of HFMA.
Sheldon A. Pink, MBA, FHFMA | Chief of Revenue Cycle Management | American Academic Healthcare System
Sheldon has more than 17 years of experience in managing the mission, vision and purpose of Revenue Cycle Management activities and processes for multi-integrated health networks in not for profit and for profit health systems. Sheldon’s contributions have been critical to a variety of revenue cycle initiatives that improved reimbursement by over 150 million dollars in several organizations. He constantly provided strong support in fulfilling the companies’ collection responsibilities for both hospital and physician operations, meeting strategic goals and exceeding company objectives.
Sheldon has experience leading national operational teams in the areas of Hospital & Physician Billing, Patient Access, Accounts Receivable, System Implementations, Payor Contracting, Vendor Management and Performance Improvement. His prior positions focused on communicating a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose to stakeholders of the organization; he talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the organizational vision. He has inspired and motivated Revenue Cycle cultures in organizations.
Sheldon has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting & Finance; and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration. Both degrees were acquired at Wilmington University in Delaware. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA). Other memberships include the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) and the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM). Sheldon was co-chair of the HFMA Philadelphia Chapter Revenue Cycle committee before joining American Academic Health System. He has presented at various industry conferences and groups across the country for HFMA & ACHE discussing the economic challenges & solutions in our healthcare environment.
Lisa Scholz | Head of Industry Relations | Sentry Data Systems
Lisa Scholz, Head of Industry Relations, joined Sentry after three years as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at 340B Health. During her tenure, she grew the association’s membership, guided strategy, and helped influence legislative decisions to affect program change and ensure 340B has a voice.
Lisa is a passionate and collaborative Health-System thought leader with a career path that spans Retail Pharmacy, Health-System Operations, Government, Association Management and Technology Solutions. Whether managing a 1000 bed health-system pharmacy operation, or securing a government contract to provide assistance and expertise to Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs (HRSA)- her in-depth understanding and experience in the market with complex organizations has assisted colleagues overcome and strengthen their policy, operations and technology in a changing environment.
As a trusted pharmacist, she represents Sentry at key industry events and hosts dialogue that engages with congressional contacts on legislative matters, National organizations on hot topics, and government agencies related to regulations to bridge health policy into leading practices with the support of technology. A native Texan, she has both a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Houston and an MBA from Madison University. She is a registered pharmacist in Texas and graduate school preceptor.