Chris Bergman | VP & CFO | Dayton Children’s Health Partners
Chris Bergman, CPA, is a Dayton Children’s vice president and chief financial officer. He is a highly experienced CFO with more than 35 years of experience in health care.
Bergman is responsible for leading strategic finance initiatives such as new payment models, long term financial and capital planning and Dayton Children’s Health Partners, our clinically integrated network. He is also responsible for typical finance areas such as revenue cycle and General finance along with enterprise analytics, supply chain and information technology.
Prior to Christ Hospital, Bergman was the chief financial officer at Sparrow Health System, the largest integrated delivery system in Lansing, Michigan, with five hospitals; and vice president of finance at Centura Health Corporation in Colorado, a $1.3 billion system with 11 hospitals and eight long-term care facilities.
Pete joined ClearBalance® in 2004 and has served in myriad customer program performance roles, including management of the funding department and director of client services. He then moved to the
Sales organization, serving as Senior Solutions Architect. In this role, Pete was responsible for customer solution design, including financial modeling and ROI analysis. Pete was the architect of the ClearBalance ROI Value ModelTM, a tool that has received Peer Review recognition from HFMA since 2015. In 2018 Pete was promoted to Sr. VP, Sales. In addition to overseeing the Sales organization, Pete continues to serve as the ClearBalance Revenue Cycle Strategist, counseling prospective and current customers about their revenue cycle workflow to drive optimal results from the ClearBalance program. Pete remains involved in customer implementation to ensure all benefits and predicted ROI are translated from paper to practice.
Before joining the ClearBalance team, Pete was a senior analyst with Cardinal Health.
Judson Ivy | CEO | Ensemble Health Partners
Judson founded Ensemble Health Partners in 2014 after spending almost 15 years as a revenue cycle executive in large hospital corporations. Judson's belief in loving what you do, providing excellent service and caring about your team are at the core of the Ensemble Health Partners philosophy. Judson has extensive operational experience in helping providers maximize their revenue cycle operations in addition to his ability to drive innovation within revenue cycle.
In his previous role as Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Health Management Associates, he was responsible for: Regional Service Center operations, patient access services, health information management, and revenue integrity and analytics. Judson held multiple related positions with Community Health Systems, including director of patient financial services, regional patient financial services director and vice president regional service center. As vice president at Community Health Systems, he was responsible for establishing a new regional service center and received multiple internal awards for his accomplishments. He is the co-author of "Cataract Surgery for the Revenue Cycle" and a member of HFMA.
Dr. Saghir is an Executive Director of Strategy and Marketing for Professional Lab Services at Quest Diagnostics where he focusses on the B2B aspect of business partnerships. Mouris has 25+ years leadership experience at top- tier multi-billion dollar diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies including Quest Diagnostics & PFIZER Pharmaceuticals. His experiences include commercial & product development, product launches & commercialization,global strategy & marketing in multiple therapeutic areas, payer strategy & marketing, B2B marketing & business development and portfolio management
Mouris hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ashland University, Masters and Ph.D. from Northeastern University, M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and a Post Doctorate degree from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Colette Lasack, MBA | Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations | The University of Kansas Health System
Colette joined The University of Kansas Health System in 2012, and serves as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations for the Health System.
In her current role, Colette is responsible for all revenue cycle functions for the $2.4 Billion net revenue enterprise.
She is a 30 year veteran of the healthcare revenue cycle industry, and has extensive experience in both the hospital and physician revenue cycle leadership. She has been certified as a LEAN leader within The University of Kansas Health System and is currently leading process improvement efforts across their revenue cycle using LEAN tools and methodologies.
Colette holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indiana Wesleyan University, and is a current member of HFMA and ACHE.
Cornelio Catena | CEO | Commonwealth Health & Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
Cornelio (Cor) Catena is a veteran healthcare executive with 38 years of hospital management experience. For the past 16 years Catena has been a CEO with Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tennessee, joining Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania in October 2001.
Since May 2009 Catena has served as CEO at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and on February 1, 2012 Catena was named the CEO of Commonwealth Health, a multi-hospital hospital system serving Northeastern Pennsylvania.
He recently was voted chairman-elect of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Board of Directors.
Catena, who is fluent in Italian, also resided in Rome, Italy for two years while developing start-up Rome American Hospital for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation and served as the hospital’s CEO.
Catena holds a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Vermont. He attended the Universita’di Urbino in Urbino, Italy, where he studied the Italian Language, Art, History and Culture. He is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.
Debra L. Cartwright | Regional Chief Financial Officer | Prime Healthcare
As regional Chief Financial Officer, Debra Cartwright is responsible for the finances of Prime Healthcare Services four Kansas City area hospitals (St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.; St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo.; Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.; and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.).
Prior to joining Prime Healthcare Services, Cartwright served as CFO in Kansas hospitals for the past eight years. Cartwright served for six years as the CFO of Via Christi Health in southeast Kansas, and most recently as the CFO for St. Francis Health in Topeka, Kansas.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., and a master’s in Business and Healthcare Administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo.
Deb and her husband, Aaron, have called the Midwest home their entire lives. Having grown up in the Ozark foothills in southwest Missouri, they love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, camping, running and kayak fishing.
Gordon Edwards | CFO | Marshfield Clinic Health System
Gordon T. Edwards is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Marshfield Clinic Health System. MCHS is $2.5 billion integrated health care system consisting of its multi-specialty physician group, health plan, network of acute and ambulatory services, and education & research serving Northern Wisconsin.
Mr. Edwards was previously, the System Vice President Finance & Columbia Network CFO at PeaceHealth, an integrated nonprofit health system in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. He was CFO for Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, a physician-led integrated nonprofit health system in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa with a multi-specialty physician network, hospitals and health plan with commercial, Medicare and Medicaid products. He also held various executive roles for Legacy Health System, an integrated nonprofit health system in Oregon and Washington and was a senior manager at KPMG and Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Edwards is a certified public accountant and a Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Associations (HFMA). He currently serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, and has previously served as a member of Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (2010-2016), HFMA’s Principles & Practices Board (2010-2016), the AICPA Healthcare Expert Panel (2006-2012), and the AICPA Healthcare Audit and Accounting Guide Overhaul Taskforce. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and master’s degree in business administration with a health care emphasis from Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Kimberly Kauffman | MPH Chief Value Based Care Officer | Summit Medical Group
Kimberly Kauffman is Summit’s Chief Value-Based Care Officer. In her role, she is responsible for the transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. In support of value-based contracts with CMMI, Medicare Advantage, commercial health plans and Medicaid managed care, she leads the Care Coordination, Health Education, Integrated Programs, Quality Reporting and Improvement, Risk Adjustment and Provider Engagement Teams and works closely with a data analytics partner. She also has day-to-day operational responsibilities for Summit’s Next Generation ACO, CPC+ participation and organization-wide recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home.
Prior to joining Summit, Kimberly managed a large Independent Physicians’ Association in Florida and also worked with hospital and physician leadership to create several regional Physician Hospital Organizations. Preceding that, she was responsible for operations for senior healthcare centers, supporting multiple hospital clients. She received her Master’s degree from the College of Public Health at the University of Florida. She is an officer of the Board of Directors for the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and a regular participant in Advisory Board and American Medical Group Association activities.
R. Kyle Kramer | Director, Strategy and Operations | Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
Kyle Kramer is a nationally recognized healthcare leader who joined Pinnacle in 2015 after having spent 24 years in executive level service at major academic and community health systems. He brings a strong focus on physician/hospital alignment and strategic relationship development to Pinnacle, and works with clientele nationally. He is widely acknowledged for his experience and expertise in major service line leadership and operations, clinical ancillary program strategy, performance management and improvement, billing and reimbursement services, and strategic partnership development between physicians, hospitals, and other industry participants. Kyle is one of the nation’s foremost experts in cardiovascular service line leadership and cardiovascular practice.
Since joining Pinnacle, Kyle has served as the executive lead on multiple projects related to Cardiovascular Program Structure and System Alignment; Orthopedic Service Line Planning and Network Development; Facilities Strategy, Feasibility, and Design; Behavioral Health Physician Alignment; Clinically Integrated Network Development; Faculty Practice Plan Development; and Supply Chain Optimization and Savings. He has also provided interim leadership and leadership coaching for physicians and executives at a major health system. Kyle has also done considerable work in the development of strategies to leverage clinical, operational, and financial data to optimize program and organizational performance, along with enhancing physician/hospital partnerships. Kyle also provides guidance and support to Pinnacle’s compensation and valuation teams on matters of physician practice and program performance.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, Kyle served as an executive at Main Line Health in Philadelphia, Yale-New Haven Health System, Penn State University and Geisinger, and the University of Texas – Houston. Kyle has also served as President of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators, Chairman of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, and as a Board Member for the American Heart Association. Kyle is also highly involved in youth leadership development through Boy Scouts of America. He has served as a troop leader for many years and is now Training Chair for all levels of leadership training – adult and youth – in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Kyle is a Fellow and Past President of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators, and a Fellow and Past Chairman of the American Academy of Medical Administrators. He holds a BBA specializing in Marketing and a BBA specializing in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Neil Gomes | Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience | Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health System
Neil Gomes is the Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience and Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the entrepreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working towards the position of Director of eTeaching and Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and external development projects while growing online student enrollment from approx. 200 enrollments in 2002 to 60,000+ enrollments a semester by 2012. While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, a book chapter, and delivered several formal research presentations.
At Jefferson, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing "cognitive concierges" for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.
Nicholas Fricano | President & CEO, Founder | Healthfuse
Nicholas Fricano is a healthcare finance and process improvement leader and has served hospitals in a variety of roles over the last 19 years.
Prior to starting Healthfuse, Fricano gained his revenue cycle experience on both the provider and consulting side, most recently at Zimmerman & Associates and Healthcare Business Insights, where he led strategic planning and process improvement efforts for 192 health systems nationwide.
It was through these experiences that he recognized a movement in healthcare spending and cost to collect, impacted in large part by increases in vendor reliance. He sought to create a firm dedicated and accountable to helping hospitals reduce unnecessary costs and improving reimbursement through better revenue cycle sourcing and vendor management, and he started Healthfuse in 2011 to lead the charge.
As CEO, Fricano focuses the company’s efforts to deliver meaningful and measurable results for its clients—today, a network of 80 hospitals. If Healthfuse does not produce cost savings and measurable collections improvement, it does not get compensated. This focus on hospital-first results has positioned Healthfuse as a distinguished Future 50 growth company in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Pete Thompson | Sr. Solutions Architect | Clear Balance
Pete Thompson xx years(total CB & Cardinal) experience in the healthcare industry. For nearly 15 years at ClearBalance, Pete has consulted with leading healthcare organizations to define and deliver patient pay solutions that return impressive results for financial performance and patient and staff satisfaction. He understands the revenue cycle workflow and how best to adapt it to changing demands of healthcare consumerism. Pete is a frequent speaker on patient pay trends and solutions.
Ravi Chopra, MD | Clinical & Product Specialist I Iodine
Dr. Chopra, MD is an experienced executive with 17 years of experience in healthcare consulting, technology, and growth. He currently serves as Clinical and Product Specialist for Iodine, contributing to growth, delivery, and development.
Prior to joining Iodine, Dr. Chopra played an extensive and extended role in the Advisory Board Company's growth post-IPO. His work there includeddevelopment, growth, and delivery of 25+ consulting engagements installing operational and clinical best practices at ABC partner hospitals, development and growth of the company's first in-house technology platform (Surgery Profitability Compass), and growth of Crimson to one of the country's largest healthcare analytic platforms.
Dr. Chopra started his career as a McKinsey consultant. He holds degrees in Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School and Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rich Waller is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at VisiQuate. He is responsible for the full VisiQuate experience, including product innovation, engineering, and client delivery. Rich served as CTO of VisiQuate from its founding through 2016.
Rich has over 15 years of experience in enterprise software with organizations such as Siebel Systems, 2Wire, and GreenRidge Consulting, and acts as an advisor to a number of startups within the enterprise and healthcare technology industries. He is extremely passionate about combining big data, AI, and machine learning to automate complex processes within healthcare.
Sara joined Marsh & McLennan Agency in 2003 and is a Principal in the Commercial Division. Sara is currently the Leader of MMA’s Healthcare Practice, their largest industry vertical, and specializes in structuring property and casualty programs for her clients that enhance coverage and drive down insurance costs.
In 2012 Sara was honored with the “Women to Watch” award from Business Insurance Magazine. This international award honors 25 women annually for their professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business.
In 2018, Sara was honored by the San Diego Business Journal and named a Top Business Leader Under 40, and also by San Diego Magazine as a “Woman of the Year” finalist.
Sara is the former Chairwoman and current Women’s Health Sub-Committee Chair of GROW, which stands for Growth in Relationships and Opportunities for Women, and helps to advance the role of women in the workplace. She proudly serves a number of associations and non-profit organizations, including the San Diego Women's Foundation, where she currently serves as Board President. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation Board and is on its Executive Committee.
Sara also enjoys serving as Mentor to two MMA associates and volunteering for Mended Little Hearts of San Diego, a volunteer-led program providing hope and support to children, patients, and families affected by congenital heart disease.
Sara graduated from the University of San Diego with a major in Political Science and Business Administration. She holds the professional designations of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
Scott W. Rathgaber | CEO | Gundersen Health System
Scott W. Rathgaber, MD, is chief executive officer and a board-certified gastroenterologist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He joined Gundersen Gastroenterology in 1998 and accepted his first leadership role, Gastroenterology section chief, in 2005. He has served on Gundersen’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees prior to his appointment as Medical Vice President in 2012, where he managed hospital operations, pharmacy and a number of clinical departments. He has served as CEO since 2015.
Dr. Rathgaber has twice been honored as educator of the year at Gundersen and is a fellow with the American Gastroenterological Association and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology. Before joining Gundersen, Dr. Rathgaber spent five years caring for patients at Burns Clinic in Petoskey, Mich., in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department.
Dr. Rathgaber holds a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Minnesota followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Indiana University. His undergraduate degree is from Wabash College (Summa Cum Laude) in Indiana.
Scott Purcell | President | Professional Credit
Scott Purcell is a passionate and enthusiastic leader in the accounts receivable management industry, as well as a dynamic presenter and subject matter expert. He is certified in Measurable ManagementTM and the Allenbaugh Coaching SystemTM, bringing efficiency and increased customer service to his organization.
Scott has implemented Lean culture at Hawes Group and Professional Credit, bringing about sustainable change and profitable growth through his influential leadership and Lean tools. In 2017 he was elected to the Board of Directors for ACA InternationalÒ, which supports the credit and collection industry through education, advocacy and services. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration from Oregon State University and is a CPA (inactive).
Steve Purves | President & CEO | Maricopa Integrated Health System
Steve Purves became President & Chief Executive Officer of Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona in September 2013. MIHS is Arizona’s largest and longest serving public teaching hospital and healthcare system and includes the Maricopa Medical Center, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, a Level I Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers that serve Phoenix and Maricopa County. MIHS has 10 ACGME accredited residency programs with over 350 residents, hundreds of medical student rotations and significant nursing and allied health training programs. Mr. Purves works with the publicly elected five-member Board of Directors who represent the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, to provide executive leadership for the growth and development of MIHS. Since 2013, Mr. Purves led a $120 million financial turnaround at MIHS and helped secure $935 million in general obligation bonds passed by voter referendum in 2014. These funds will allow MIHS to replace aging facilities and to reinvent its’ care model to better serve the public in the years to come.
Mr. Purves is actively involved in the community as an ambassador for MIHS and in a variety of roles outside his health care duties. He serves on the boards of America’s Essential Hospitals, the Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association, the Arizona State University Health Advisory Board and Health Futures Council, Maricopa Health Foundation and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. He was elected Chairman of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association in 2017. He is a member of the regional policy board of the American Hospital Association, and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Mr. Purves has over 37 years of service as a health care executive serving in the investor-owned, public, academic and private not-for-profit settings. Prior to joining MIHS, Mr. Purves served 7 years as President & CEO of Munroe Regional Health System, Inc., a public, not-for-profit healthcare system that serves Marion County and North Central Florida. Prior to that Mr. Purves served 8 years as President & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, a two-hospital regional health system serving the midlands of South Carolina. During his time in South Carolina, he served as Adjunct Professor for the University of South Carolina School of Public Health and Chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association.
Terry Harman | Sr. Director Medicaid Pending Affairs | Genesis Healthcare
Terry has worked for nearly 20 years at Genesis Healthcare, one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with approximately 450 skilled nursing centers and senior living communities in 30 states nationwide.
Terry Harman is currently the Senior Director of Medicaid Pending & Government Affairs her most recent role effective February 2018. Prior to this, she served as Sr. Director of Medicaid Pending for the Company for six years and led a team of approximately 50 across 34 states implementing and training on Policies and Procedures on effectively working Medicaid Pending in Long Term Care. To phrase it as she did throughout Genesis “Drive the Bus” to be successful. Prior to that Terry was the Regional Eligibility Manager for East Division of Genesis in the Medicaid Pending and last but not least Terry originally started her tenor with Genesis as a Business Office Manager at one of the Genesis centers..
She frequently works with state associations and meets with state and governmental agencies on issues related to Medicaid reimbursement and other challenges facing long term health care providers. Terry is a huge advocate for Genesis and the industry in whole and most importantly from her perspective the customers that we service.
Terry studied Business Administration at University of Maryland. She resides on the Eastern shore of Maryland.
Kim Hodgkinson | CFO | Peace Health
William Bercik | Sr. Director of Healthcare Product Strategy | Workday
William Bercik is Sr. Director of Healthcare Product Strategy of Workday for the provider market. In this capacity, he provides specialist product expertise to the sales organization and develops and executes solution strategies for the healthcare market. Responsible for presenting/demonstrating solutions to high level clients and industry conference attendees, building and maintaining a network with up-to-date specific industry or product knowledge and lead teams in the sales process for establishing market visibility and deal visibility.
Prior to joining Workday, Mr. Bercik was responsible for Strategy and Product Marketing in Performance and Revenue Management at Oracle and Allscripts/Eclipsys. He has also held leadership roles at Microsoft and McKesson healthcare focused in business intelligence, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, revenue and performance management. He has over 32 years experience in the healthcare industry, and has specialized in enterprise applications and technology solutions since 1992
Mr. Bercik received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management concentration in Finance and Accounting from the Indiana University School of Business in 1986. He was a former Chief Financial Officer of a 350 bed acute care hospital.
Leadership; sales strategy; marketing; product stratgey management; team and individual coaching; presentation skills; negotiating/ closing enterprise level deals.
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.
Braden Lambros | AI Transformation Leader | Olive
Braden spent the first seven years of his career as a healthcare consultant and Vice President, restructuring healthcare organizations to improve top and bottom line performance, with a focus on revenue cycle and business process optimization. He also led system integration and M&A due diligence programs for private equity clients. He currently is an AI Transformation leader @ Olive, with the responsibility of working with health systems to develop plans and programs to transform their business processes and operations with artificial intelligence.
Daren Alix | National Sales Director | Quest Diagnostics
Daren Alix is the National Sales Director for Quest Diagnostics Professional Lab Services group. His primary responsibility is to work with hospital executives to customize strategic lab partnerships. Mr. Alix has been with Quest Diagnostics for 15 years and has 22+years of experience in sales, business development and management in the healthcare arena. He has held various roles working with physician offices, hospitals/health systems, National accounts, GPOs as well as hospital C suites. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA as well as a Master’s degree in Management from New York Institute of Technology.
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.