Key Chapter Leaders - June 2017 - May 2018

President's Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 chapter year! I have been a part of the Northeast Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association (NEO HFMA) for many years and I continue to be amazed at what this organization is able to accomplish. The educational events are always informative and invigorating. I would like to extend a special thank you to all the NEO HFMA members that put in the time and effort to make these events such a success. The NEO HFMA chapter lives by the motto “volunteerism and active participation are the foundation of our chapter’s success.” As we have seen, the healthcare industry is constantly changing. We, as HFMA members, must not only know what is going on currently in the industry, but also what will be happening in the future. That is what makes HFMA such a great organization. We get to hear from industry leaders at our local NEO HFMA, educational events. We also have access to the most up-to-date information in the healthcare industry, in the form of National, Regional and Local webinars, newsletters and articles.

Over the last chapter year, our local chapter earned two Yerger awards for educational events; one for our event at Baldwin Wallace College, Breaking Down the Silos of Healthcare, and one for the Health Care Huddle/Innovation. On a national level, HFMA is at the forefront of several initiatives that will allow the membership to stay ahead of the curve. With programs such as Health Care 2020, HFMA national is examining the major healthcare market trends over the coming years. There is the Patient Friendly Billing Project that “promotes clear, concise, and correct patient-friendly financial communications.” The list of industry-leading initiatives goes on and on.

We have been spent the last year living by the theme of our National Chair, Mary Mirabelli, THRIVE! The 2017-18-chapter year will be led by the National Chair, Carol A. Friesen. The national theme will be ‘Where Passion Meets Purpose”. Carol is looking to the individual chapter members to live our lives, both personally and professionally, by these words. We all look forward to another great year.

I am honored to lead the chapter through the 2017-18 year. From our first chapter president, Dale W. Reed, who served during the 1954-55 year, through our most recent president, Nadia Vincenti, our chapter has established itself as a leading voice in the healthcare industry. I look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming educational events.

Warmest Regards,

Ted Reddy, President
Northeast Ohio Chapter of HFMA

President: Ted Reddy

President: Ted Reddy

Director, A/R Management & Reporting, Simplicity Payment Association Phone: 440-835-3511 x159 treddy@simplicitypayments.com

Current Northeast Ohio Chapter Leadership

Nadia Vincenti

Nadia Vincenti

Chairperson : Director Finance, University Hospitals Phone: 216-844-5856 Nadia.Vincenti@UHhospitals.org
Michelle Earich, CPhT

Michelle Earich, CPhT

President-Elect: Michelle Earich, CPht Phone 330-256-5278 Mearich@WellingtonGroup.biz
Chris Maeder CPA, MBA

Chris Maeder CPA, MBA

Vice President: Chris Maeder CPA, MBA, Finance Manager, University Hospitals Phone 216-844-5831 Christopher.Maeder@uhhospitals.org
Brianna Ashley

Brianna Ashley

Chapter Secretary : Chief Financial Officer Net Revenue Associates Phone: 330-861-9395 bnm@nrallc.com
Diane Lilko, CPA

Diane Lilko, CPA

Treasurer: Accounting Manager University Hospitals Phone: 216-767-8731 Diane.Lilko@Uhhospitals.org
Paula Adams

Paula Adams

Chapter Coordinator : Paula Adams Phone: 330-417-2284 coordinator@neohfma.org
Justin Williams

Justin Williams

Director: Justin Williams Director Service Line Development, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Phone: 216-286-0132 Justin.Williams@uhhospitals.org
Anna Lang

Anna Lang

Director : Anna Lang CPA, MBA, Senior Director of Finance Cleveland Clinic Phone: 440-312-8051 sulewsa@ccf.org
Brian Nestor

Brian Nestor

Director : Brian Nestor, Director, VP of Finance and CFO, Magruder Hospital Phone: briannestor1961@gmail.com
Don Urbancsik

Don Urbancsik

Director: Don Urbancsik, Finance Director, Cleveland Clinic Phone: 216-692-7552 Dourba@ccf.org
Tracy Cahoon

Tracy Cahoon

Director: Tracy Cahoon, Manager of Revenue Integrity, Southwest General Health Center Phone: 440-781-9353 tcahoon@swgeneral.com
Lisa M. Hilling, CPA

Lisa M. Hilling, CPA

Director : Lisa M. Hilling, CPA Principal CliftonLarsonAllen Phone 330-706-0100 Lisa.Hilling@CLAconnect.com