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Anthony-Long

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 consulting divisions
  • 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
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

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

Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Principal

 


Christopher Fete

JD, MHA

Principal

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

Principal

 


Drew Hoffman

MHA

Principal

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.

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

R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Principal

 


R. Kyle Kramer

FACCA, FAAMA

Principal

Expertise In...

  • Principal with 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

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

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
Lori Carlin

Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS

Director

 


Lori Carlin

CPC, COC, CPCO, CCS

Director

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

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
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

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

Kim Nilsson

RN, BSN, MBA

Director

 


Kim Nilsson

RN, BSN, MBA

Director

Expertise In...

  • Diverse healthcare background of 25 years serving in a variety of clinical, operational, and consulting/leadership roles
  • Seasoned in maximizing resources, improving performance, and reducing errors in healthcare organizations
  • Blended background in consulting, Medical/Surgical OR, and cost containment programs

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

Robert Thorn

MBA, FACHE

Director

 


Robert Thorn

MBA, FACHE

Director

Expertise In...

  • 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 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