LinkedIn Leadership | Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Leadership

Anthony Long

MBA, FACHE, FACCA, CAAMA

Partner

 


Anthony Long

MBA, FACHE, FACCA, CAAMA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Partner with more than 25 years of executive leadership experience
  • Oversees Pinnacle’s strategy, value-based care, operations, and cost reduction service lines
  • Orchestrated numerous strategic hospital and physician group mergers and acquisitions
  • Broad expertise in service line development and strategic planning
  • Specializes in cost saving initiatives involving supply chain management
Curtis Bernstein

Curtis Bernstein

CPA/ABV, ASA, MBA

Partner

 


Curtis Bernstein

CPA/ABV, ASA, MBA

Partner

Expertise In...

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

David White

MBA

Partner

 


David White

MBA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Partner with more than 25 years of 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
Jennifer Cottrell

Jennifer Cottrell

CPA, CGMA

COO, CFO

 


Jennifer Cottrell

CPA, CGMA

COO, CFO

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years of 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

John Murphy

MPH

Partner

 


John Murphy

MPH

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Partner with more than 35 years of healthcare business experience
  • Recognized as one of the most accomplished organizational development experts in the industry
  • Leading expert in physician practice management
  • Extensive experience in community organizing, fundraising, board development, accreditation consulting and post-graduate teaching

Todd Hoopingarner

MHA

Partner

 


Todd Hoopingarner

MHA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Partner with over 25 years of healthcare industry and executive leadership experience
  • Focuses on physician practice startup & growth, strategic/financial planning & management
  • Broad expertise in practice management, managed care contracting, executive leadership, joint ventures, board leadership, business development, marketing, and physician network growth, among others

Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Partner

 


Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Over 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 healthcare provider compensation arrangements
  • Works with variety of providers including national telemedicine companies, integrated health systems, and academic medical centers

Drew Hoffman

MHA

Partner

 


Drew Hoffman

MHA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • Over 10 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 PSAs
  • Supports service lines, colleagues, and clients with market research, financial analysis, business plan development

R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Partner

 


R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Partner

Expertise In...

  • More than 25 years of 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
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 healthcare experience including operational, administrative and clinical
  • Tackles complex issues including 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

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
Lori Carlin

Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS, CRC

Principal

 


Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS, CRC

Principal

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years of 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 with EMR implementation and work queue management

Allison Carty

JD, MBA

Principal

 


Allison Carty

JD, MBA

Principal

Expertise In...

  • Principal 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 compensation valuation at several national consulting firms
  • Highly experienced/educated with a JD in business law and an MBA
Jim Connors

James Connors, III

MBA, ASA, CFA

Principal

 


James Connors, III

MBA, ASA, CFA

Principal

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years of experience in business valuation/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

Principal

 


Kelly Conroy

Principal

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

Andrea Ferrari

JD, MPH

Principal and General Counsel

 


Andrea Ferrari

JD, MPH

Principal and General Counsel

Expertise In...

  • 25 yrs. in healthcare, incl. Partner in large national law firm & a national healthcare valuation & consulting firm
  • Frequent author & speaker on FMV, commercial reasonableness, regulatory compliance, investigations & litigation
  • Clinical research; provider recruitment and retention; value payments in CINs, ACOs, public & safety net hospitals; thought leader/ “rockstar” physicians; environmental, social, and governance & compensation governance
  • Assists with compliance strategy, risk assessment, due diligence, investigations & litigation

Jim Yanci

MS, MT (ASCP)

Principal

 


Jim Yanci

MS, MT (ASCP)

Principal

Expertise In...

  • Principal with more than 30 years of healthcare experience
  • Proven trusted advisor for projects ranging from $10K to over $2M
  • Expertise in strategic planning, board facilitation, physician alignment, M&A, & radiology services
  • Creative problem solver for organizations ranging from $500M to over $5B
  • Empathic listener utilizing Change Management Expertise
Mike Stone

Mike Stone

Chief Information Officer/CISO

 


Mike Stone

Chief Information Officer/CISO

Expertise In...

  • Over 20 years of technology & management experience
  • Healthcare CIO, supporting ambulatory clinics, physician practices & 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 accredited

Arlene Baril

MHA, RHIA, CHC

Director

 


Arlene Baril

MHA, RHIA, CHC

Director

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

Ann Brandt

Ph.D.

Director

 


Ann Brandt

Ph.D.

Director

Expertise In...

  • Over 25 years of healthcare consulting and valuation experience
  • Significant expertise in valuing U.S. and global transactions within the life sciences industry
  • Experience and expertise in hospital/health system operations and value-based management arrangements

John P. Carter

MS, MBA, FACHE

Brand Ambassador | Business Development Director

 


John P. Carter

MS, MBA, FACHE

Brand Ambassador | Business Development Director

Expertise In...

  • 10+ years of healthcare recruiting, consulting, operations & leadership experience
  • National background working w/ health systems, ACOs, community & CAHs, physician practices, FQHCs, MCOs, AMCs, hospital associations & IPAs.
  • Expert in VBC, clinical integration, contract negotiations & management, practice support operations & physician relations
  • Former Army Field Artillery Officer with 14 years of military service

Karen DeHerrera

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

 


Karen DeHerrera

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Expertise In...

  • Over 35 years of healthcare industry experience
  • Specializes in development of policy & procedure workflows
  • Former AR manager for a 100+ physician nephrology practice, including 4 ASCs
  • Member of ASDIN and MGMA

Cheri Hall

Director

 


Cheri Hall

Director

Expertise In...

  • 35+ years of experience in clinical quality/organizational management, physician services & regulatory compliance
  • Expert in corporate and HIPAA compliance
  • Primary focus is on startups, education/training, licensure/certification, transitional leadership, policy procedure development & realigning staff
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

Zach Maher

MBA

Director

 


Zach Maher

MBA

Director

Expertise In...

  • 10+ years of healthcare administration and management experience
  • Expert in practice management for both large health systems & independent physician practices
  • Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining complex reporting systems
  • Leadership experience business analytics, financial management, growth strategy, reporting, & project management
  • MBA from Ohio University
Clayton Northrop

Clayton Northrop

JD

Director

 


Clayton Northrop

JD

Director

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

Mary Reeves

Director

 


Mary Reeves

Director

Expertise In...

  • 20+ years of healthcare industry experience
  • Extensive knowledge in revenue cycle management
  • Specializes in revenue integrity and A/R Prevention
  • Former director of reimbursement & VP of operations of a national medical billing & software company

Mike Vandaveer

Director

 


Mike Vandaveer

Director

Expertise In...

  • More than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry
  • Completed more than 500 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