Paul DePodesta Chief Strategy Officer Cleveland Browns
Paul DePodesta has made a career of evaluating, measuring and assigning value to talent, and is currently Chief Strategy Officer for the Cleveland Browns. Formerly, Vice President of Player Development and Scouting for the New York Mets, the Executive Vice President of the San Diego Padres, and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2004-05 seasons, Paul DePodesta was the third-youngest person ever to assume the role of Major League GM. Assigned the task of turning around a team that had not won a postseason game since 1988, DePodesta guided Los Angeles to a Division title and a playoff victory in his first season at the helm.
Rick Newsome VP and Chief Financial Officer Kaiser Permanente(Colorado)
Rick Newsome is vice president, finance for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Rick has almost twenty years with Kaiser Permanente during which he has had responsibilities for financial & statutory reporting, financial planning & analysis, decision support, revenue cycle, claims administration, materials management and provider contracting.
He joined Kaiser Permanente Colorado in 2002 after serving as the chief operating officer at Care Choices in Michigan. Rick also served as chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer of Private Healthcare Systems, Inc., in Massachusetts. Rick joined Kaiser Permanente initially as a controller in the Northeast region.
Rick’s activities in the community have included membership on the Colorado Health Care Affordability Act Cost Shift Data Work Group, Colorado Medicaid Expansion Economic Impact Analysis Advisory Group, Denver Economic Development Corporation, The West Chamber Board of Directors, KIPP Colorado Schools Board of Directors, Colfax Marathon Partnership Board of Directors, Financial Executives International and AICPA.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Rick also is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Rick enjoys running and fishing, and has five children – four sons and a daughter.
Peg Burnette CFO Denver Health
Peg Burnette is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Denver Health (DH) and has served in this role for 11 years with nine previous years at DH as Associate CFO/Controller. Under Ms Burnette’s financial leadership the organization has achieved record patient collection and income results due to maximization of key revenue sources such as Medicaid and Commercial Insurance and implementation of cost efficiency systems. She has held an active Certified Public Accountant license since 1991 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Kansas. She is also a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
An important part of Ms Burnette’s job is understanding, analyzing and impacting numerous governmental rules, regulations and legislation that impacts DH as an entity from whom 70 percent of funding is public. Colorado’s governor appointed her to serve on a statewide commission on healthcare reform in 2007 and to the State Hospital Provider Fee advisory board in 2012. Ms Burnette received the CFO of the Year award from the Denver Business Journal in 2010 in the large non-profit category
Stephen Klasko President and CEO Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, serves as President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He previously served as CEO of USF Health and Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and Dean of the College of Medicine at Drexel University. Dr. Klasko received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Lehigh University and earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He completed his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board certified and actively practicing OB-GYN.
Doug Dewberry Director of Business Development Trubridge
Doug has over has over 28 years of experience in the healthcare field, including both consulting and provider roles. His experience includes Executive level management in various healthcare facilities. Doug is currently the Director of Business Development for TruBridge, LLC. Prior to joining TruBridge in 2013, Doug served as the CEO of a 115 bed rural hospital, CFO of a rural hospital, and also served in a consulting role for CEOs with CPSI Inc. Doug also held a nursing home administrators’ license for 20 years and managed a 103 bed facility at one of the hospitals he served. He is a current member of The National Rural Health Association and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Timothy Lantz Senior Vice President, DataNext Sentry Data Systems
Timothy Lantz is an experienced entrepreneur and executive with a background in healthcare revenue cycle, finance, quality, throughput, operations, and supply chain. He possesses over 15 years of leadership experience across multiple industries, and recently joined Sentry Data Systems as its Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s new DataNext division.
Prior to joining Sentry, Mr. Lantz served as Managing Director at Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a Milwaukee-based research firm, where he launched and oversaw its Supply Chain Academy. HBI provides actionable best practice research, education, analytics, and remote project support to hospital leadership and staff at over 1,500 hospitals in all 50 states including award-winning healthcare organizations like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Brigham & Women’s. Mr. Lantz led innovative research and project collaboratives on business issues such as the economic and community impact of supplier diversity, key drivers of negative margin performance in pediatric spinal fusions, the correlation between employee education and aggregate hospital spending, and the comparative economics of hospital purchasing and contracting methods. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Lantz founded Pantheon BC (PBC), a boutique consulting firm focused on corporate finance, operations, and mergers & acquisitions consulting. After four consecutive years of growth and profitability, the firm was successfully acquired in late 2012. A National Merit Scholar, Mr. Lantz holds a dual degree in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Ryan Gibson Managing Director Huron Healthcare
Ryan Gibson, Managing Director at Huron Healthcare, brings more than 18 years of healthcare experience in operational performance improvement and has extensive experience leading engagements in a variety of health care settings including academic medical centers, multi-facility health systems, and community hospitals. Ryan has worked with a number of large, complex health systems including Ministry Health Care, Catholic Health Initiatives, Houston Methodist, and Jefferson Health as well as several community based hospitals across the country. Prior to joining Stockamp & Associates, which was acquired by Huron Consulting Group in 2008, Ryan worked for Premier, Inc. While there, Ryan worked with the nation’s largest comparative data systems, providing member hospitals with operational, clinical, and financial performance benchmarking solutions. In addition, Ryan served as a management consultant for a large acute care health system in Houston, Texas. Ryan has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Casey Williams VP, Direct Healthcare Sales RevSpring
Casey Williams, Vice President of Direct Healthcare Sales at RevSpring; Casey has twelve years of experience in developing customized patient communications and payment solutions for over 100 healthcare revenue cycle clients. RevSpring’s current dynamic patient communication 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.
David Dyke VP of Revenue Cycle Solutions RELAYHEALTH
David Dyke serves as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Solutions at RelayHealth, a leading provider of solutions that link all segments of the healthcare ecosystem. David has more than 16 years of experience across many areas of the healthcare revenue cycle and receivables management. He is passionate about helping healthcare organizations improve their financial performance and patient satisfaction measures. David architected and managed many of RelayHealth’s web-based revenue cycle solutions, which are used by hundreds of organizations and power billions of financial transactions each year. Prior to RelayHealth, David served in leadership roles with Per-Se and NDCHealth. He is a regular speaker at regional and national HFMA, AAHAM and NAHAM events.
Tammy Kritzer Principal CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Tammy has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Professionally, she specializes in serving providers across all sub industries of the healthcare sector by providing strategic, operational, revenue cycle, and compliance related services.
Tammy joined the firm in 1991 starting out as a healthcare consultant focused on revenue cycle, coding, and health information management operations.
In 2001 Tammy left the firm to join Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin, MN where she served many roles including Compliance Officer and Revenue Cycle Director, Vice President of Operations as well as an Operations Administrator. During her time at Mayo she expanded her areas of expertise to include:
·Population health; support and implementation of team based care delivery models focusing on standardized patient experience and outcomes
·Clinical operations oversight and improvement; service line planning
·EMR deployment and enhancement
·Physician recruitment and retention
·Physician compensation modeling based on productivity and quality outcomes
·Compliance and Integrity program development and oversight
·Performance improvement including Baldrige and LEAN
·Support of building projects including space planning and redesign
·Revenue cycle operations
Tammy returned to CLA in 2015 to serve clients across the healthcare delivery spectrum. Tammy leads and participates in a variety of healthcare advisory services. In addition to supporting client efforts related to strategic planning, operational improvement, and revenue cycle enhancement, she brings enhanced capabilities to support population health planning and service redesign to healthcare clients during this transformational period in healthcare.
Elizabeth Flury Executive VP, Chief Strategy Officer Children’s National Health System
In September 2012, Ms. Flury joined the executive leadership team of Children’s National Health System, in Washington, DC. Among her many responsibilities is the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan integrating the patient care, education, research and advocacy missions of the organization. Critical to this process is a robust plan for alliances, partnerships and population health, as well as process redesign and expense reduction through the transformation of the organization’s operating model. In addition, she provides leadership to the organization’s Public Relations, Marketing and Communication’s; Government Affairs; Community Relations and Advocacy; and Global Patient Services functions as well as to Safe Kids Worldwide.
Prior to joining Children’s National Health System, Ms. Flury was the Senior Director of Health Care Transformation and Planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Before returning to industry in 2008, she served as the national director of strategy, markets and governance in KPMG’s Health Care Advisory Services Practice, and served as KPMG’s U.S. Lead for Change Management. She has over thirty years of experience working in the health care field. Ms. Flury has won national recognition for her leadership in working with Academic Health Systems to vision a future that honors their past without being limited by it. She has spoken at numerous state, national and international forums on Changing Health Care Markets: Strategic Implications and Opportunities, and is published in the areas of strategic leadership and the role of governance in not-for-profit health care organizations
Ms. Flury has a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and a B.S. in Business Administration. She has served as an adjunct professor at James Madison University and Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
Lynn Nicholas, FACHE President & CEO Massachusetts Hospital Association
Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, joined the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) as president & CEO in August 2007 and has more than 35 years of hospital and association experience.
Upon her arrival in Massachusetts she was appointed to several key healthcare advisory groups, including the Special Commissions on the Healthcare Payment System and Provider Price Reform, which resulted in the rapid transformation of the Massachusetts healthcare sector. The Massachusetts experience, in turn, contributed many elements that were incorporated into the national Affordable Care Act.
A dynamic speaker, Nicholas is in demand across the state and nation to offer her opinions on various healthcare issues. She has provided testimony at the Massachusetts State House and is called upon frequently by media outlets to serve, as MHA’s logo attests, as “The voice of Massachusetts hospitals.”
A strong proponent of public health and wellness issues, Nicholas led MHA to become the commonwealth’s first employer not to hire tobacco users. She spearheaded MHA’s “Healing Inside and Out: Massachusetts Tobacco-Free Hospitals” initiative, for which she won an award in 2015 from Tobacco Free MA. Under her leadership, MHA created a statewide expert panel to draft guidelines for all hospitals use in the dispensing of opioids, to help curb the substance use disorder crisis affecting the state and nation. MHA also has been recognized five consecutive years as a “Healthiest Small Employer in the Greater Boston Area” and most recently Nicholas received “Advocate” recognition in the Boston Business Journal’s Healthcare Hero’s Awards.
Prior to leading MHA, Lynn was: CEO, American Diabetes Association; CEO, Louisiana Hospital Association; and EVP/COO, New Jersey Hospital Association, with 20 years of experience working in a New Jersey hospital where she progressed from Medical Technologist to Senior VP.
In 2014 she was named “2014 Woman of the Year” by Tomorrow’s Women Today and “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” by Becker´s Hospital Review. Lynn is Programming Chair and a board member of the Massachusetts Women's Forum, a chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
Amy Carpenter Vice President Sales Simplee
Amy Carpenter is the Vice President of Sales at Simplee. She is a Louisiana native and a healthcare veteran with over twenty years experience across operations and sales.
Prior to Simplee, Amy worked for McKesson’s RelayHealth and other prominent Healthcare IT companies in training, implementation, and sales. Earlier in her career, Amy worked in practice administration and revenue cycle for leading physician groups.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s from Louisiana State University and a Master's Degree in Health Care Management from University of New Orleans.
Teresa Spalding VP Revenue Cycle Providence Health Services
While pursuing a computer science degree from The Evergreen State College, Teresa stumbled into healthcare revenue cycle. The constant challenge to improvement practices, coupled with a passion for customer service has kept Teresa in the healthcare revenue cycle her entire career. Teresa served in multiple healthcare organizations, most notably at Providence Health and Services. In 2011 when Providence announced Epic would be installed in 29 hospitals, 500+ clinics and home services in 28 short months, Teresa accepted the challenge to transform the many existing revenue cycles to common, centralized service model across all service lines. The successful transition resulted in a 25% reduction in Revenue Cycle operations, reduction in Charity and Bad Debt’s from 6.4% to 1.5% and 9% overall cash collections improvement. Teresa is a well recognized healthcare profession that uses creative automation to achieve exceptional outcomes through employee engagement and stellar customer service.
Jim Dietsche Executive VP and CFO Bellin Health
Jim Dietsche, C.P.A., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has served on Bellin’s executive team since 2005. Previously, Mr. Dietsche was a Health Care Partner at Wipfli, LLP in Green Bay, Wisconsin and has worked within the healthcare industry for nearly 25 years. His role includes responsibilities for all financial aspects of Bellin Health as well as involvement in the strategic planning and operational support for the organization. Mr. Dietsche serves as an attendee on the Health System’s Finance and Executive Committees as well as the Board of Directors, and is the Treasurer of Lake Michigan Health Services, Inc. and Bellin Investments, Inc.. He also serves as a board member for Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center Advisory Council, and Wisconsin Health & Educational Facilities Authority. Jim is also the chair of the Business & Finance Committee of AboutHealth. He has served as a board member for Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, Unity Hospice and Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center, LLC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Green Bay Area Catholic Education System. Mr. Dietsche is also a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Jim’s interests outside of his professional career include coaching youth sports and running.
Kimberly S. Repac SVP/CFO Western Maryland Health System
Mrs. Repac has held her current position since 1996. Prior to the formation of WMHS in 1996, she held a similar position with Sacred Heart Hospital since 1991. She has worked in various financial capacities since starting her career in 1980.
Mrs. Repac holds a master’s in Business Administration from Frostburg State University. She is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Maryland program.
In the course of her career, Mrs. Repac has been intricately involved in a number of significant financial activities, including: the purchase of a hospital and subsequent conversion to a nursing home; the affiliation of a secular and religious hospital into the current Western Maryland Health System; the termination and buyout interest of one of the owners of WMHS; and the $356 million bond financing secured by HUD mortgage insurance for the construction of the Hospital.
Mrs. Repac serves on numerous state and local committees and boards. She is actively involved with the Maryland Hospital Association and its various councils related to the financial aspects of health care delivery in Maryland. She serves on various non-profit and for-profit boards at the state and local levels.
Omar Ishmael Vice President, Revenue Cycle Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Omar Ishmael serves as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Brookdale Medical Center, a leading health system in the New York City area.
Omar has over 20 years of experience across many areas of the healthcare revenue cycle and receivables management. He is passionate about helping healthcare organizations achieve their financial potential while positively impacting patients’ lives.
Omar’s strength is revenue cycle improvement by focusing on fundamentals. Below is a sampling of some of the improvements at his current facility:
- A reduction in DNB/DNFB by $15M in three months. - An increase in cash collection from $18M monthly to over $22M monthly in three months. - An increase in clean claim from 19% to 65% in three months and now over 80%
When Omar’s not focusing on healthcare finance, he enjoys many activity sports including cricket! Omar is also the chef for his family, a beautiful wife and 4 wonderful children.
Phil Alexander Chief Information Security Officer University Medical Center
Phil Alexander holds a Bachelor’s degree from Troy University and several certifications including Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), HITRUST Practitioner, and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).
Prior to arriving in Lubbock he spent 14 years in the federal cyber security arena working at 1st AD/Europe, National Security Agency (NSA) and Regional Computer Emergency Response Team – South America (RCERT-S). He also served as a member of the Federal CIP Working group.
He is a current member of INFRAGARD and the President of the West Texas ISSA. Phil lives with his wife and two sons in Lubbock, Texas. When he is not preaching at them for not locking their computer or using insecure passwords he spends his time as the Information Security Officer at THE University Medical Center.
Laura Zehm VP and CFO Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Laura is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). In that role she has led the development of two insurance products: Central Coast Community Mutual Insurance Company and Aspire Health Plan (a Medicare Advantage plan). She is the Chief Executive Officer for both of these insurance companies. She joined CHOMP in 1982 and has over 30 years of healthcare and financial experience. Laura grew up outside of Chicago and began her professional career there working for Blue Cross of Chicago.
Laura is a member of Financial Executives International and American College of Healthcare Executives. Laura is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has served on a number of committees including the board of directors from 1998 – 2005 filling various positions including Chairperson. She has also served on the Board of the California Hospital Association as the Northern California HFMA designee for the years 2007 – 2008 and the Board of Natividad Medical Center (as part of a grant agreement between CHOMP and the County of Monterey) from July 2006 – December 2008. She has served on non-profit community Boards and committees to include the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy Monterey, County AIDS Project, Monterey Federal Credit Union and Carmel Mayor’s Task Force. She currently is on the board of the Monterey Jazz Festival
Laura earned her BS from Western Illinois University and her MBA from Golden Gate University.
J. Patrick Murphy Director of Consulting Services Trubridge, LLC
Pat has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare field, including both provider and consulting roles. His experience includes Executive level management in both healthcare facilities and consulting companies. Pat is currently the Director of Consulting Services for TruBridge, LLC. Prior to joining TruBridge in 2011, Pat served as the National Director of Professional Services for Ontario Systems, Chief Financial Officer for a health system which included a 150 bed community hospital and a 55 bed rural hospital, Revenue Cycle Director for a Community Hospital and Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, he was co-owner of an A/R Management Company focusing exclusively in the healthcare market. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, holds a Fellowship with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a recipient of the William G. Follmer Bronze Award.
William Stitt Interim Senior Director, Supply Chain Management Boston Medical Center
William currently serves as the Interim Senior Director of Supply Chain Management with the Boston Medical Center team. Throughout his 25 years in healthcare supply chain, he has held various executive level positions in a variety of settings to include integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers and community hospitals. Bill is a Certified Materials Resource Professional and has achieved Fellow status in the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management and is also a former AHRMM President and Region 5 Board member. He is a published author on a wide variety of supply chain topics and a highly regarded speaker at industry conferences.
James G. Stevenson President, Hospital and Health System Services Visante, Inc.
Dr. Stevenson received his BS in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Wayne State University. From 1999-2014 he served as Chief Pharmacy Officer in the University of Michigan Health System and as Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy. In 2014 he assumed his current position with Visante, a medicines management consulting company. Previously, Dr. Stevenson served as Director of Pharmacy Services at West Virginia University Hospitals and Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center and as Executive Director of Pharmacy Services for the eight-hospital Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Stevenson was named Pharmacist of the Year by both the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Michigan Pharmacists Association. He received the 2015 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Michigan Pharmacists Association. In addition, he was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Wayne State University and the Joseph Oddis Leadership Award by Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Stevenson served on the ASHP Board of Directors and is currently Treasurer of the Hospital Pharmacy Section of International Pharmaceutical Federation. He received the 2010 John W. Webb Lecture Award for extraordinary dedication to fostering excellence in pharmacy management, as well as the 2013 ASHP Award for Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice.
Kristin Fox-Smith VP, Hospital and Health System Services Visante, Inc.
Kristin Fox-Smith (MPA) brings more than 20 years’ experience to Visante clients, specializing in specialty pharmacy assessments and implementations, along with 340B Program support. In addition, she has expertise in coding and billing issues for oncology, solid organ transplant and bone marrow services, inpatient and outpatient mental health, as well as for long-term care and HIV/AIDS. As Vice President for Hospital and Health System Services, she serves as Visante’s Project Manager for specialty pharmacy - Kristin has led the assessment, analysis and implementation assistance needed to establish these offerings within hospital and health systems around the country. She is particularly concerned that these new pharmacies focus on patient and employee capture and retention to provide the best outcomes for pharmac(ies) and those they serve. Kristin also manages all 340B engagements for VisanteShe has overseen 340B Program assessments that include the analysis and creation of contract pharmacy networks as well as support for covered entities new to the 340B Program. For these she provides education, policy and procedure creation, along with setting up best practices for a successful 340B Program with compliance at its core. She also has experience with all 340B split billing vendors and has assisted covered entities with the analysis, implementation, and maintenance of these platforms. Kristin has developed a national reputation as an expert in pharmacy and specialty pharmacy reimbursement practices.
Kyle Kramer Director, Strategy and Operations Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
Kyle Kramer is a director with Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting’s Strategy & Operations division. Kyle is a transformational leader with a proven focus and track record for building teams and delivering meaningful results that dynamically influence the delivery of patient care. His consulting focus is organizational strategy and transformation, physician engagement and leadership, and systems improvement.
As a program and practice administrator, Kyle has over twenty years of experience in the cardiovascular and healthcare administrative fields. He is recognized nationally as a leader in the areas of practice management, billing and reimbursement, program development, and health care services and facilities marketing. Kyle lectures on issues pertaining to these topics at professional society meetings and industry sponsored symposiums.
Kyle has served as Vice President, Clinical Operations, for Main Line Health in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and was responsible for programmatic strategy and operations for a comprehensive, multi-hospital integrated cardiovascular program. Kyle was also responsible for the strategic growth and development of Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology, Stroke Services and Robotic Surgery programs. He provided executive leadership for Imaging, Pharmacy, and Laboratory Services for Main Line Health’s hospitals, outpatient health centers, clinical areas and programs.
Prior to his arrival at Main Line Health, Kyle served as Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services, for the Yale-New Haven Hospital and Health System. Kyle was responsible for the implementation of the Yale-New Haven Heart Center, an integrated cardiac care delivery model involving Yale-New Haven Hospital, physicians from Yale University School of Medicine and the broader New Haven community, and physicians at other regional hospitals. Kyle also was responsible for major clinical services lines in Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Digestive Diseases. Kyle has served in departmental leadership roles with The Penn State Geisinger Health System – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center.
Gary Greve CFO Senex Services Corp.
Gary Greve has over 40 years of accounting and financial experience with many different organizations. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in Detroit maintaining a primary focus in the financial services industry. He has been the CFO of several financial and service companies where he embraced and encouraged procedural changes to enhance and improve operational profits and efficiencies. As the CFO of Senex since 2010, he has streamlined the backroom operations of the Company and significantly improved its profitability and effectiveness.
Mr. Greve has a BBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American and Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Lindsay Rubin Managing Director Huron Healthcare
Patrick Maurer President Apex Revenue Technologies
Patrick Maurer is President of Apex Revenue Technologies, the leader in patient financial engagement solutions that Fit the Payment to the Patient® to help healthcare providers improve revenue cycle results and strengthen patient relationships. Pat oversees product strategy, development, implementation, and customer success for Apex - leading the company’s operations team to tailor game-changing billing and payment solutions for its clients.
In response to industry challenges, Pat’s vision for a more personalized financial communication approach led the company to develop Apex Connect™ - an award-winning, SaaS-based communications engine that leverages patient-centric data to segment patients with similar needs and behaviors, uses targeted messaging to drive desired actions, and measures results.
Prior to joining Apex, Pat worked as Executive Vice President and Sr. Operations Officer for SPS Commerce, a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions and also spent 10 years in the financial services industry. Pat holds a B.A. in Management, Organizational Leadership from St. John’s University (Minnesota).
Kristi Lane VP Healthcare Solutions Vertical
Kristi Lane is the Vice President of the Healthcare Solutions Vertical team, within the American Express Global Commercial Payments (GCP) organization. She is responsible for leading a team of Account Development professionals providing payment consultation and advisement to customers within the healthcare industry. These efforts include providing industry thought leadership at trade conferences, and identifying trends and activities in the marketplace to help customers drive growth and impact bottom line results.
Kristi joined American Express in 2004 and has also served as Executive Director, Large Market Client Group within GCP, developing partnerships across a broad scope of client relationships, and group purchasing organization affiliations. She has achieved success through a consultative and highly collaborative approach both internally and externally, and has been a recipient of several American Express honors including Coaching, Leadership, and President’s Club awards. Prior to joining American Express, experience includes 6 years in building and leading the National Account Management team with US Bank’s merchant services division.
On a personal note, Kristi and her husband Greg are the very proud parents of two. She enjoys cooking authentic southern cuisine, live music, and the opportunity to serve and support Junior Achievement and The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home.
Krystina LeClair Director of Business Development DCM Services
Krystina LeClair has over 11 years of experience in the healthcare space, ranging from the early stages of revenue cycle all the way through patient receivables and collections. Her client management roles held over the years have provided her with unique insight and the ability to collaborate with over 100 health systems, clinics and other providers. Krystina is currently responsible for leading DCM Services’ account management strategies, programs and initiatives in the healthcare vertical. She is very passionate about her role and helping providers manage their unique receivable needs. Krystina is a Certified Revenue Cycle Representative and an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and volunteers on the MN-WI Joint HFMA Education Committee.
Sarah Schexnayder President Syscom Services
Sarah Schexnayder has more than 10 years of experience helping healthcare organizations deal with their paper and document problems. Whether it's integrating faxing with their EMRs and MFPs to save money and meet compliance, designing a capture solution that's faster and more accurate than manual data entry, or implementing an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solution so clients can search and find their documents and information fast on any device, she loves solving problems to help her customers' organizations work better and smarter.