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arrows Pinnacle brings together some of the sharpest minds in the business. Our amazing team offers clients incredible insight and the professional diversity needed to deliver real-world solutions to everyday healthcare challenges.

Andrew Arreola

Consultant

 


Andrew Arreola

Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Consultant with more than 12 years of healthcare experience
  • Supply chain expert with 10 years of experience in materials management
  • Expert in sourcing, negotiating, planning, purchasing, inventory management and more
  • Named the National Materials Manager of the Year

Jason Baldwin

MBA

Senior Consultant

 


Jason Baldwin

MBA

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Cross-industry experience in financial analysis, forecasting, supply chain management and expense auditing
  • Healthcare specific experience in proforma development, supply chain and financial audit, practice acquisition and provider compensation design
  • Telecom, financial services and oil & gas industry experience in cash-flow forecasting, financial modeling and analytical services

Arlene Baril

MHA, RHIA, CHC

Senior Consultant

 


Arlene Baril

MHA, RHIA, CHC

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • 40 years of healthcare experience including management/leadership
  • AHIMA certified ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer with hands-on expertise
    in 5 of the CMS PPS systems
  • Experience in HIM operations, revenue cycle assessments and charge description master reviews
  • Audit experience in RAC, APCs,
    MS-DRGs, Profee, ASC, IRF, LTAC, and third-party audits
  • Experience developing Clinical Documentation Improvement programs and staffing
Curtis Bernstein

Curtis Bernstein

CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, CHFP, MBA

Partner

 


Curtis Bernstein

CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, CHFP, MBA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Principal with more than 20 years executive leadership experience
  • Management experience in both provider and consulting settings
  • Current focus on strategic and valuation consulting services
  • Licensed CPA with leadership positions at the ABA and AHLA

Charles Brown

Director

 


Charles Brown

Director

Expertise In...

  • Twenty years of proven success in healthcare sales and management
  • Regional director of sales and client services for national consulting firm
  • Expertise in aligning vast Pinnacle resources/talent with client needs
  • Client advocate ensuring Pinnacle’s custom approach to client solutions remains at the forefront

 

Taylor Burns

ASA

Manager

 


Taylor Burns

ASA

Manager

Expertise In...

  • Expertise in complex financial analyses and valuation modeling
  • Highly skilled in the development of market research, composition of reports/presentations
  • Business valuation expert including fair market valuation and financial reporting within healthcare
  • Accredited senior appraiser with American Society of Appriasers

Connor Campbell

MHA

Analyst

 


Connor Campbell

MHA

Analyst

Expertise In...

  • Data management, clinical laboratory & research expertise
  • Supports compensation and business valuation teams with financial modeling and analysis, market research and narrative
  • Healthcare experience in clinical laboratory monitoring EHR data and counseling staff on protocols
  • MHA and BA in Economics from Saint Louis University
Lori Carlin

Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS

Director

 


Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years experience in Professional Coding Operations
    and Revenue Cycle Management
  • Develops/monitors coding staff productivity standards & quality assurance measures
  • Works with a variety of health systems and academic centers
  • Experience w/EMR implementation and work queue management

Allison Carty

JD, MBA

Director

 


Allison Carty

JD, MBA

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director specializing in physician compensation and related plan structuring and compliance
  • Expertise includes health care regulatory matters pertaining to physician-hospital transactions
  • Prior to Pinnacle was a senior manager over comp. valuation at several national consulting firms
  • Highly experienced/educated with a JD in business law and an MBA

William Cevallos

Administrative Analyst

 


William Cevallos

Administrative Analyst

Expertise In...

  • Data management and analysis
  • Supports audit teams with audit preparation, research and reporting
  • Broad healthcare understanding related to varied consulting projects
  • BS in Health Systems Management from University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Shelly Chamberlain

ASA

Fixed Asset Appraiser

 


Shelly Chamberlain

ASA

Fixed Asset Appraiser

Expertise In...

  • Senior appraiser specializing in healthcare valuation/med. equip.
  • Performed hundreds of business personal property appraisals from furniture to specialized equipment
  • Professional consultant to the IRS, attorneys, accountants, insurance companies, hospitals, businesses
  • President of Denver Chapter of American Society of Appraisers
Jim Connors

James Connors, III

MBA, ASA, CFA

Senior Director

 


James Connors, III

MBA, ASA, CFA

Senior Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years experience in business val./financial consulting
  • Expertise includes business and securities valuation to reduce exposure to compliance issues
  • Supports transactions for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the health care industry
  • Extensive expertise across a wide variety of modalities and providers

Kelly Conroy

Director

 


Kelly Conroy

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 30 years of healthcare finance & management experience
  • Started first Medicare ACO in the country which delivered nearly $40M in savings in its first year
  • Provided leadership for multiple healthcare start-ups focusing on advancements in care delivery
  • Career record of negotiating and increasing revenues through new product offerings while optimizing efficiency and productivity
Jennifer Cottrell

Jennifer Cottrell

CPA, CGMA

COO, CFO

 


Jennifer Cottrell

CPA, CGMA

COO, CFO

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years executive leadership experience
  • Leads strategic operations and financial strategy
  • Broad expertise in healthcare and many other industries
  • Oversees communications, HR and business development
  • Passion for team building, mentoring and corporate culture

Amy Crenshaw-Pritchett

CCS, CPC-I, CPMA, CDEO, CASCC, CANPC, CRC, CDEC, CMPM, C-AHI

Senior Consultant

 


Amy Crenshaw-Pritchett

CCS, CPC-I, CPMA, CDEO, CASCC, CANPC, CRC, CDEC, CMPM, C-AHI

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • 25+ years of healthcare experience including medical billing and coding
  • High-level auditing skills encompass facility and professional fee services
  • Has worked with a variety of health systems and academic centers
  • Managed large coding departments and teams as an exceptional leader
  • Develops educational tools and curriculum for medical coding
  • Certified Epic Train the Trainer

Alysia Delozier

CPC

Staff Coder

 

 

Alysia Delozier

CPC

Staff Coder

Expertise In...

Bryant Derbyshire

CFA

Analyst

 


Bryant Derbyshire

CFA

Analyst

Expertise In...

  • Supports business valuation team with complex financial modeling and data analysis
  • Healthcare clients and consulting engagements include fair market value opinions for health care transactions, as well as physician and health system arrangements
  • Valuation expertise includes fixed income, equity, real estate, prec-metals, options, swaps, futures, forwards, repurchase agreements
  • CFA charter holder

Carlo Duaban

Analyst

 


Carlo Duaban

Analyst

Expertise In...

Stephanie Dunavant

MBA

Consultant

 


Stephanie Dunavant

MBA

Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Focused on physician/advanced provider compensation, cost benefit analysis, financial reporting, contract management
  • Expertise includes analyzing productivity and quality data for bonus compensation, forecasting ROI and identifying trends and variances
  • MBA with a concentration in Finance

Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Director

 


Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 10 years of healthcare consulting experience
  • Focused on provider transaction compliance and regulatory issues and provider alignment strategies
  • Expertise includes fair market value reviews of health care provider compensation arrangements
  • Works with variety of providers including national telemedicine companies, integrated health systems and academic medical centers
Valerie Fitzgerald

Valerie Ivy Fitzgerald

Associate Consultant Administrator

 


Valerie Ivy Fitzgerald

Associate Consultant Administrator

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years experience in executive administrative support
  • Broad understanding of medical coding, healthcare industry and regulatory requirements
  • Experience includes revenue cycle, reimbursement and advisory, valuation, compliance, coding and auditing services
  • Superior customer service and proficient managing invoicing and accounts receivables

LeeAnn Fox

CPC

Staff Coder

 

 

LeeAnn Fox

CPC

Staff Coder

Expertise In...

Melanie Franks

Melanie Franks

MBA

Manager

 


Melanie Franks

MBA

Manager

Expertise In...

  • More than 10 years of valuation experience in healthcare
  • Expert in fair market value assessment for employment, call coverage, administrative services, professional services agreements
  • Performed financial modeling and operational analyses as part of Certificate of Need (CON) applications for multi-facility hospital system
  • BS in statistics and an MBA with concentrations in finance/logistics
Leah Fuller

Leah Fuller

CPC

Consultant

 


Leah Fuller

CPC

Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Responsible for performing quality audits and reviews for a wide variety of documentation, coding and billing assessments
  • Provides education and support information to physicians to ensure understanding of the results
  • Proficient in auditing pain management, primary care procedures, podiatry, urine drug screen laboratory testing and related services
  • Leads teams working to resolve denial follow up issues

Drew Hoffman

MHA

Director

 


Drew Hoffman

MHA

Director

Expertise In...

  • Over ten years of professional experience in healthcare valuation, insurance and risk management
  • Expert in healthcare physician compensation, valuation and appraisals with emphasis on fair market value analysis of PSA’s
  • Supports divisions, colleagues and clients with market research, financial analysis, bus. plan dev.

Autumn Hull

CPMA, CPC, CEMC, CCA, CPAR

Supervisor, Professional Audit Services

 

 

Autumn Hull

CPMA, CPC, CEMC, CCA, CPAR

Supervisor, Professional Audit Services

Expertise In...

Mary Hurley

CPC

Staff Coder

 

 

Mary Hurley

CPC

Staff Coder

Expertise In...

Lucas Hutchison

Lucas Hutchison

MHA

Director

 


Lucas Hutchison

MHA

Director

Expertise In...

  • 20 years experience in medical practice/healthcare organization management
  • Expertise in strategic and market planning, operational management and financial analysis
  • Practical application stems from diverse background including operating room technician
  • Clients include community/rural hospitals, health systems, specialty health service providers, single and multi-specialty medical groups

Sarah Job

MBA

Manager

 


Sarah Job

MBA

Manager

Expertise In...

  • More than thirteen years of healthcare experience
  • Performs fair market value compensation analyses specific to providers and hospital arrangements
  • Experience also includes physician needs assessments, strategic planning and compensation plan design
  • MBA with a concentration in Global Management
Jeannie Kelly

Jeannie Kelly

RN, CCDS, BA, MHA

Nurse Executive

 


Jeannie Kelly

RN, CCDS, BA, MHA

Nurse Executive

Expertise In...

  • Skilled and accomplished healthcare consultant with over 25 years of experience
  • Extensive experience in provider quality of care and Medicare payment safeguard functions
  • Directed a variety of Medicare projects, including program integrity verification, secondary payer and medical review reconsideration
  • Serves on the Association of Clinical Documentation Specialists (ACDIS) Regulatory Committee

R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Senior Director

 


R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Senior Director

Expertise In...

  • Senior Director with more than 25 years executive leadership experience
  • Proven track record for building teams and delivering results that enhance patient care delivery
  • Core focus includes organizational strategy/transformation including physician engagement/leadership
  • Extensive experience includes all leading modalities: cardio, neuro, ortho, gastro, oncology and more

Allison Layton

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Allison Layton

Administrative Assistant

Expertise In...

Anthony-Long

Anthony Long

MBA, FACHE, FACCA, CAAMA

Partner

 


Anthony Long

MBA, FACHE, FACCA, CAAMA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Principal with more than 25 years executive leadership experience
  • Oversees strategy and operations consulting division for Pinnacle
  • Orchestrated numerous strategic hospital mergers and acquisitions
  • Broad expertise in service-line development and strategic planning
  • Specializes is cost saving initiatives involving supply chain management
G-Christopher-Louis

G. Christopher Louis

ASA, MAI

Director

 


G. Christopher Louis

ASA, MAI

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director with nearly 40 years of healthcare leadership experience
  • Adds significant financial and real estate expertise to Pinnacle team
  • Enhances business valuation team by specializing in highly complex valuation studies
  • Is sought after and highly regarded as an industry resource for large corporate mergers/acquisitions
Kelly_Loya

Kelly Loya

CPhT, CPC-I, CHC, CRMA

Associate Partner

 


Kelly Loya

CPhT, CPC-I, CHC, CRMA

Associate Partner

Expertise In...

  • More than 25 years of health care experience including operational, administrative and clinical
  • Tackles complex issues given her background – coding/billing, first responder, pharmacy and nursing
  • Identifies/mitigates risk, improves compliance adherence and drives operational efficiencies
  • Leveraging expertise and industry intuition, she provides multilayer data analysis for complex reviews

Allison Luke

JD, CHC

Executive Consultant

 


Allison Luke

JD, CHC

Executive Consultant

Expertise In...

  • More than twenty-seven years of healthcare law and compliance experience
  • Experience working with hospitals, physician offices, home health providers and others
  • All aspects of effective compliance program development and maintenance, including policy development and review, audits, training and investigations
  • Licensed attorney
  • Frequent speaker on healthcare compliance matters
Emily Majcen

Emily Majcen

Office Manager

 

 

Emily Majcen

Office Manager

Expertise In...

Jodi Nayoski

CPC-I, CCS-P, CHC, CDIP

Director

 


Jodi Nayoski

CPC-I, CCS-P, CHC, CDIP

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director with over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience
  • Has worked with a wide variety of provider types in various capacities
  • Expertise includes implementation of large scale compliance plans
  • Develops educational tools and curriculum for medical coding
  • Facilitates courses, programs and seminars as a certified instructor

Kevin Newingham

MHA

Director

 


Kevin Newingham

MHA

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director with more than 25 years executive leadership experience.
  • Known for delivering cutting-edge yet practical solutions that connect business and financial goals with enhanced clinical outcomes.
  • Proven track record planning and implementing successful growth initiatives.
  • Core focus in physician alignment and value-based agreements.
  • Expertise integrating historically disparate clinical provider sectors to create healthier populations.
Clayton Northrop

Clayton Northrop

JD

Manager

 


Clayton Northrop

JD

Manager

Expertise In...

  • Expertise includes Fair Market Value reviews of physician compensation arrangements
  • Analyzes physician agreements for potential compliance risk with Stark Law/Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Worked with Federal Trade Commission on high-profile antitrust case involving acquisition of national healthcare system’s hospital by another
  • JD with a Health Law Certificate from St. Louis University
John Ossowski

John Ossowski

Manager

 


John Ossowski

Manager

Expertise In...

  • More than 17 years of healthcare analytics & consulting experience
  • Saved client $20 million through successful contract management
  • Developed reporting tools which identify business opportunities related to physician preferences
  • Developed methodologies applied to software tools to quickly and accurately assess cost reduction opportunities for clients

Angie Paine

CPC, CPC-I, CPMA

Senior Consultant

 


Angie Paine

CPC, CPC-I, CPMA

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • More than 15 years of healthcare experience
  • Extensive background in revenue cycle, compliance, medical coding, team leadership and training
  • Oversees compliance, IRO, and internal audit services
  • Identifies risks & opportunities to improve compliance w/gov payor reqs./operational efficiencies

Robin Peterson

CPC, CPMA

Manager, Prof. Coding Services

 


Robin Peterson

CPC, CPMA

Manager, Prof. Coding Services

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years experience in provider/professional-fee coding
  • Broad expertise in internal audit, HIM, RCM, regulatory compliance, ERM and litigation support
  • Skilled auditor, verifies accuracy, develops and implements corrective action plans
  • Certified coder, auditor and trainer with broad experience developing educational programs/materials

Karen Pickering

Senior Consultant

 


Karen Pickering

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • AHIMA-certified RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) and CCS (Certified Coding Specialist)
  • Over 30 years of experience in coding, auditing and compliance
  • Proficient in ICD-10-CM/PCS, ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding and auditing

Tony Price

Analyst

 


Tony Price

Analyst

Expertise In...

  • Supports real estate and business valuation team with complex fair market value analyses/reports
  • Performs market analysis, valuation studies, appraisal development and client data comparison against benchmarks
  • Expertise includes real estate valuation across a wide variety
    of property classes/types

Alexander Senn

Manager

 


Alexander Senn

Manager

Expertise In...

  • Identified/assisted in recovering $80 million in over-payments
  • Developed a series of long-term implant management tools
  • Developed advanced tools for hip, knee, spine and biologic reporting
  • Viewed as industry expert and leader in supply chain mgmt.
Girard_Senn

Girard Senn

RN, MS, NEA-BC

Director

 


Girard Senn

RN, MS, NEA-BC

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 30 years of healthcare management/consulting experience
  • Performance improvement expert of major revenue centers given his clinical/administrative background
  • Nationally recognized expert and resource on supply chain mgmt.
  • Developed innovative, national implant pricing tools and advanced techniques for demand matching
Lois Sorensen

Lois Sorensen

Administrative Coordinator

 

 

Lois Sorensen

Administrative Coordinator

Expertise In...

Jakeb Spears

MBA

Consultant

 


Jakeb Spears

MBA

Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Supports physician compensation valuation division with detailed modeling, market research and comprehensive reports
  • Completed his MBA at the UT Dallas Cohort MBA program
  • Designed technology-aided processes to penetrate local contract spend for his MBA internship
  • Completed internships at Texas Health Dallas/Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Bobby Stamper

Bobby Stamper

MBA, CVA

Director

 


Bobby Stamper

MBA, CVA

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director with 8 years experience providing business valuations, strategic planning & FMV opinions
  • Expertise in valuation of physician practices, ASCs & provider entities
  • Specializes in evaluation of FMV for provider compensation under co-management, clinically integrated network and shared savings arrangements
  • Holds an MBA with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship
  • Honored on NACVA’s ‘40 under Forty’ list for 2019
Tracy Sties

Tracy Stice

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Tracy Stice

Administrative Assistant

Expertise In...

Mike Stone

Mike Stone

Information Technology Consultant

 


Mike Stone

Information Technology Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Two decades of technology and management experience with past 15 focused on healthcare industry
  • Healthcare CIO, supporting ambulatory clinics, physician practices and hospitals/systems
  • Expert in data migration, doc. storage, EMR, firewalls, VoIP, Windows/Linux servers
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security officer for healthcare organizations
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineering accreditation

Jessica Sullivan

CPC

Remote Coder

 

 

Jessica Sullivan

CPC

Remote Coder

Expertise In...

Kristen Taylor

Kristen Taylor

CPC, CHC

Associate Partner

 


Kristen Taylor

CPC, CHC

Associate Partner

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years of experience in coding, revenue cycle processes and compliance for physicians/hospitals
  • Conducts operational assessments, legal investigations for billing and reimbursement anomalies, coding reviews and provider education
  • Expertise includes medical center management of the ancillary and surgical coding and billing staff across all major service lines

Robert Thorn

MBA, FACHE

Director

 


Robert Thorn

MBA, FACHE

Director

Expertise In...

  • Director with more than 25 years of executive healthcare leadership roles, with both strategic and operational expertise
  • Served organizations ranging in size from stand-alone Critical Access Hospitals to 500+ bed tertiary medical centers; as well as, multi-state health systems and a top-ranked academic medical center (US News and World Report)

Mike Vandaveer

Director

 


Mike Vandaveer

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than twenty years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry
  • Completed more than five hundred transactions of varying sizes, requirements, and in multiple markets
  • Current focus is Real Estate Valuation and expanding Real Estate Consulting Services
  • Active Real Estate Broker’s Licenses in Texas and Colorado
David White

David White

MBA

Partner

 


David White

MBA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Principal with more than 25 years’ executive leadership experience
  • Viewed by his clients as a highly creative thinker and problem solver
  • Core focus includes health services valuation, financial analysis, market research, and practice management consulting
  • Works with health systems, rural and community hospitals, specialty service providers, and single and multi-specialty groups nationwide

Samantha Wirtz

MBA

Senior Consultant

 


Samantha Wirtz

MBA

Senior Consultant

Expertise In...

  • Supports the business valuation division through detailed financial modeling and report development
  • Experience includes market research and industry analysis, as well as development of proposals and pitch presentations
  • Holds a BSBA in Finance and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance