Here are the voices of HealthFlock. We all specialize in healthcare but bring a unique voice. Read how below.
William Custer is the Director of the Center for Health Services Research in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Dr. Custer’s research has investigated a wide range of topics including the sources of health insurance coverage, employment-based health insurance, health plan cost management initiatives, and health insurance regulation. Dr. Custer has authored numerous articles and studies on the health care delivery system, heath insurance, retirement income security, and employee benefits. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, National Association of Health Data Organizations, and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Bart Foster is the Founder & CEO of SoloHealth, a self-service consumer healthcare company based in Atlanta, and has more than 15 years of international sales and marketing experience in the consumer products and healthcare industries. Prior to founding SoloHealth, Foster held leadership positions at CIBA VISION, the Eye Care division of Novartis AG. He also held sales and marketing roles at Peachtree Network, a successful Internet start-up based in Montreal, Canada, and Kellogg’s in consumer marketing and sales. Foster holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Florida and an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.
Marcus Gordon is a Vice President of Digital Health with Edelman Global. As part of Edelman’s healthcare practice team, he works with clients across the US, and globally, to help define and execute business outcomes associated with digital, social, and mobile channels. Marcus has over 10 years of healthcare marketing expertise. He is a co-author in the industry wide healthcare marketing “Emerging Media Handbook,” sits on the SHSMD Emerging Media taskforce, and is an active participant on the mHIMSS task force. He is often quoted in healthcare trade publications on the topics of provider mobile, social, and digital media, and speaks frequently at industry events. Marcus received his BA from Emory University and his MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Dominic Mack serves as the Deputy Director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Director of the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center. Previously, Dr. Mack practiced at Southside Community Health Center for 11 years where he served as Chief Medical Officer. He returned to Morehouse School of Medicine in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. While at Morehouse, he served as the Medical Director for the Family Medicine Department and later became the Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs. Dr. Mack is also the founder and past president of Mack Medical Consultants, a company dedicated to the improvement of business practices in medical organizations. Dr. Mack received his Bachelor of Science degree from Paine College, his Medical Doctorate from Meharry Medical School, and his residency in Family Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Michele Madison is a partner in the Healthcare Practice of Morris Manning & Martin, LLP, where she provides general legal advice to health systems in various regulatory and business matters. Ms. Madison also works with information technology companies and advises clients on compliance with regulations and industry standards. Ms. Madison has specific experience in negotiating contractual agreements between healthcare providers and service providers, interpreting and advising health systems on regulations applicable to the healthcare industry, and providing regulatory advice with a focus on Stark, Anti-Kickback, and HIPAA. She has been listed as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA and frequently speaks at local and national conferences and seminars. Ms. Madison received her BBA from Georgia State University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia.
Wayne Oliver is a Vice President at the Center for Health Transformation, which was founded by former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Mr. Oliver leads CHT’s Health Justice, FDA Modernization, Right to Know and the 21st Century Intelligent Pharmacy Projects. He was formerly the lead lobbyist and chief spokesperson for the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA), a position he has held for 19 years. Additionally, he served as the Managing Editor of the Georgia Pharmacy Journal and has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Past Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue recently appointed him to the Georgia Commission on Men’s Health. Mr. Oliver received undergraduate degrees and a law degree from Mercer University.
Marc Olsen is a passionate healthcare executive who seeks to dramatically improve how medical care is delivered to patients. Currently a Director of Operations at WellStar Health System, Marc is responsible for several primary care practices and works closely with physicians and staff to increase access, improve patient outcomes, and prepare for reform. Before his role in operations, he served as a leader in Strategy at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he led growth for the system and helped reinvent its business model for 17 outpatient clinics. Prior to being a hospital administrator, Marc was a Director, healthcare consultant, and finance-fanatic for seven years at Taylor Consulting Group, where he advised over 100 companies, whether it meant a 4-billion hospital or healthcare IT startup. He has an active voice in his community and is a published author in national industry journals. His passion for improving access extends beyond Georgia, where he founded and still leads a 100-person nonprofit, Kilifi Kids, that is using cell phones to help 50,000 in Kenya.
Eddie Phillips directs the Healthcare Tax Practice for Pershing Yoakley and Associates, P.C. (“PYA”). PYA is a professional services organization that specializes in providing tax, audit and consulting services to the healthcare industry. Eddie has been with PYA since 2002 and has over 30 years of public accounting experience. Eddie specializes in providing tax compliance and tax advisory services to nonprofits, multi-entity healthcare systems, and large physician group practices. Eddie served as a Past President of the Georgia Chapter of HFMA (2001- 2002) and a Past Chairman of the Georgia Society of CPAs Healthcare Section. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Mark Reiboldt is a Vice President at Coker Capital Advisors, where he is co-leader of the Financial Advisory Services group, which focuses on corporate finance and transaction services for healthcare organizations. Mr. Reiboldt specializes in valuations and M&A advisory for hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare facilities, as well as financial investors with healthcare assets. In addition to his advisory work, Reiboldt has written numerous articles on a variety of healthcare finance topics. He is a contributing author to two books on the valuation and selling of healthcare entities published by American Medical Association and is also an author of the book, Accountable Care Organizations: Readiness and Operations. Mr. Reiboldt received an MSc in financial economics from the University of London and a BA in political science from Georgia State University.
Elizabeth Richards practices healthcare law in Marietta and represents several large health systems in Georgia in third party reimbursement. Her practice focuses on assisting her clients in the areas of hospital liens, worker’s compensation, insurance appeals, and Medicare/Medicaid appeals. She is active in the Georgia Chapter of HFMA, where she is the chair of the Pro-Action Committee. Ms. Richards received her BBA in Finance and Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia.
Robert Wells is an executive with over 25 years of experience in delivering technology and service solutions to healthcare provider organizations either in the acute or ambulatory medical settings nationally and internationally. He has held senior level positions with industry leading firms such as McKesson and Per-Se Technologies. Mr. Wells has also held leadership positions in early stage companies that have successfully rewarded its investors in either going public or being acquired by a large industry leading firm. His background includes industry knowledge in clinical, financial, administrative, document and medical imaging solutions. Mr. Wells received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
Lisa Crymes has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience and knows how to execute successful product and market strategies. Lisa is passionate about healthcare technology and social media. She is very active in the Atlanta community as the Chairperson of the Product Management Society of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as well as an active member of Georgia Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). She has held has held leadership product management positions with industry leading firms such as McKesson and Emdeon. Lisa has received a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Shorter University.
As Social Marketing Director at Billian, Jennifer Dennard is responsible for the continuing development and implementation of the company’s social media strategies for its three key properties – Billian’s HealthDATA, Porter Research and HITR.com. She is a regular contributor to blogs at EMRandEHR.com and HealthcareITNews.com, and currently manages the Technology Association of Georgia Health Society’s social media channels. You can find her on Twitter @SmyrnaGirl.