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Lee Barrett, Executive Director, EHNAC

In addition to his position as Executive Director for EHNAC, Mr. Barrett is President, CEO of IGI Global Health, a provider of services to HIE's, EMR, Portals and EDI Transactional platforming. He also currently serves as a board trustee on the NJ HITEC Regional Extension Center.

Mr. Barrett has 10 years leading healthcare professional services organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Covansys and Virtusa. He has 20 years in senior management roles in payer organizations including: MassMutual, Connecticut Mutual, Travelers and Aetna. He has also lead and grown healthcare and other software/solutions companies including: MultiMate, Barrett Consulting Group, Medical banking Exchange (MBEXX) and Claredi Corp. He has also been in senior leadership for the American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. (ADABEI), the for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA, a provider organization. He has served as chairman of WEDI, and ASCX12N Insurance Subcommittee and has been on a number of other industry board roles.

He speaks nationally on a variety of e-Health/e-Commerce and industry topics and is involved in a number of industry coalitions promoting the use and implementation of both administrative and clinical transactions, including the development and proliferation of electronic health records (EHR) and "Meaningful Use" including the National Health Information Network (NIHN) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE's).Mr. Barrett continues to work on key e-Health industry initiatives that lay the foundation for health information technology - including support and implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH and Accountable Care Act (ACA).

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Stephanie Blankenship, Product Manager, Specialty Industry, Vice President, CRCR, KeyBank

Stephanie Blankenship is a Vice President and Senior Healthcare Product Manager for KeyBank. She is responsible for developing, implementing and strategizing the healthcare industry segment for the Product and Innovation team within Enterprise Commercial Payments. She has been in the healthcare vertical for 3 years and is a HFMA Certified Revenue Cycle Representative. Stephanie has been in banking for eleven years, nine years with KeyBank. She attended Boise State University and resides in Boise, Idaho with her family.

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Lili Brillstein, Director, Episodes of Care, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Lili Brillstein is the Director of Episodes of Care for the Clinical Innovations division of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. She is responsible for the overall direction, strategy, design and oversight of the Episodes of Care Program. When Lili joined Horizon in January of 2013, the Episodes program was still in pilot and included only total hip and total knee replacement episodes. Under Lili's leadership, the program has grown to include additional orthopaedic episodes, obstetrics, GI, cardiology, oncology, and is the largest commercial Episodes program in the country. Lili also plays a leadership role in the advancement of Horizon's PCMH and ACO models.

Lili serves as an advisor to CMS and other organizations, nationally, on episodes of care and bundled payment development, and is a recognized thought leader in the advancement of the Episodes of Care model as a health care value strategy for specialty care.

Lili's background is in building public health programs, focusing on improving quality and member experience, while reducing overall cost of care. She has 20+ years of experience working with hospitals, physicians, and managed care organizations.

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Ann Brisk, Business Development, CAQH

Ann has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services, Payments and Healthcare. She has led the development and expansion of many businesses including commercial cards, small business credit cards, B2B payments and healthcare payments. She is adept at innovating and executing in large organizations as well as start ups and has significant experience in launching new products and businesses. Ann utilizes her experience to help organizations improve results for existing products and services and can be a catalyst for the launch of new solutions to drive growth and expand businesses.

  • Over the course of her career Ann has been instrumental in the launch of several new businesses including: developing and implementing a corporate card solution for GE Capital, helping to drive triple digit expansion of small business cards at Visa USA, introducing a new B2B payment model for Visa Commercial Solutions and creating a global commercial card alliance program for Bank One.
  • Ann has also guided significant growth while managing products and relationships at various organizations such as Works, Inc. where she managed the distribution partnership with Bank of America who later acquired Works. At Optum she managed 30% growth in electronic claims payments and led a team that successfully established the first external distribution partners.
  • Ann brings a wide array of experience at the intersection of payments and healthcare. She has managed numerous card and payment products, led product and business development teams, and organized call centers and operations groups. She has worked at some of the leading and largest organizations in the financial services industry including GE Capital, Visa, Bank of America, Bank One and Household Credit Services. In addition she has played a key role in the development of three start-up organizations and knows how to drive results in organizations both large and small.

Currently Ann is leading the sales team at CAQH focused on offering innovative solutions to the healthcare industry focused on reducing administrative costs

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George J. Cerminara, Project Manager, Finance, University of Pittsburgh

George directs the University of Pittsburgh’s participation in the WePay™ system, a prepaid card software project jointly developed with UPMC to pay research subjects. In addition, George also manages the University’s review and implementation of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards as established by the major card associations. He is also the chair for the University’s E-Business Resource Group. Before coming to the University, George was employed by Uni-Marts, LLC both as its Treasurer and as an independent financial consultant. Prior to his activities with Uni-Marts, George worked at Lloyds Bank and its successor organizations in the United States, Daiwa Bank and Sumitomo Bank as Vice President, providing a middle market and Fortune 500 client base with all aspects of corporate finance and international banking services.

George’s career also includes fifteen years’ experience with US Steel Corporation managing various corporate treasury, international finance and accounting functions. George received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University with a major in Accounting. He has a Master of Business Administration degree with a dual concentration in Finance and International Business from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, George completed post-graduate executive financial management training at the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH as well as post-graduate professional training at the Wharton Institute of Secured Lending, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

He also taught courses in Investments and International Finance as an adjunct professor at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA; served as a Board member for Schlesinger Engineering, an environmental engineering company in Pittsburgh, PA; served as Treasurer for the Commercial Finance Association in Pittsburgh, PA; and served as Treasurer for the Penn State Alumni Blue Band Association.

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Tom Everett, Senior Director of Claims Audit, WellCare Health Plans

Thomas Everett is the Sr. Director Claims Audit for WellCare responsible for corporate audit of provider operations and assessment of claims accuracy results for Medicaid and Medicare lines of business. Previously held the position of Vice President, Data Mining for OmniClaim, Inc. responsible for analytics and capture of medical claims expense for health plans. Other positions held include Senior Director Configuration, Claims Coding, Compliance, Credentialing, Provider Operations and Testing at Well Care. Project Director of Corporate Finance at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Everett led a corporate team with Deloitte Consulting and Siemens in a business transformation project to a new system called Soarian Financials. Mr. Everett has 20+ years' experience managing payer and provider organizations with expertise in performance management, process improvement leadership, claims, data capture, code editing applications and projects.

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Kevin M. James, CTP, Vice President & Senior Product Manager , Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC Bank

Kevin James is a Vice President and Senior Product Manager in Treasury Management at PNC. With responsibility for the Remittance Advantage product, he manages the strategic product development, positioning and profitability for this fast-growing healthcare solution. Previously, he had similar responsibilities for the bank's ACH, EDI and remote deposit capture solutions.

Kevin is a Certified Treasury Professional with 22 years of experience in banking and treasury management. Prior to joining the bank in 2005, he worked as a corporate treasury practitioner and consultant for organizations on both the insurance and provider sides of the healthcare industry. He has taken leadership roles in industry groups such as NACHA and the Association for Financial Professionals and has spoken on various treasury topics to local, regional and national audiences.

Kevin is a graduate of Indiana University and is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Pam Jodock, Senior Director, HIMSS

Pam has more than 30 years of health care experience. She was responsible for the successful establishment and growth of two Midwestern hospice operations; has been involved in everything from product development to regulatory implementation to healthcare policy for two of the nation's largest health insurance companies and was directly involved in crafting language for the Patient Protection and Affordability Act. As the Senior Director of Health Business Solutions for HIMSS, Pam oversees the overall management and strategy development for HIMSS Health Business Solutions initiatives, which include Revenue Cycle Improvement, ICD- 10 Implementation/Operationalizing, Administrative Simplification, Fraud and Abuse, and Coding Integrity. Pam is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University with a BS in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

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Charyl Kavner, Vice President, Senior Healthcare, Solutions Product Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Charyl Kavner is a Vice President and Senior Healthcare Product Strategy Manager for Fifth Third Bank. She is responsible for developing, executing and launching Treasury Management healthcare products that help providers better manage their revenue cycle. Charyl has over 20 years experience working in the healthcare industry that includes developing products for: health plans, bank card payment networks and financial institutions. Charyl earned a Master of Arts and Education degree from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts and Education from Arizona State University. She currently resides in Chicago, IL.

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Vincent Marzula, Sr. Vice President, Health Care Market, Huntington Bank

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Mike Olson, Vice President, Senior Product Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Mike Olson, is the Senior Product Manager for Fifth Third Banks Healthcare Services in addition to their Wholesale and Retail Lockboxes. His current responsibilities include establishing and managing the strategic direction, product development, and oversight for these services. He has been with Fifth Third since 2002 and has spent his career there working with and helping to shape the banks receivables solutions including their RevLink payment platform. Mr. Olson also chairs the Remittance Mail Advisory Committee's work group on Operational Performance.

Michael Rawdan, PhD., Director of Revenue Cycle & Patient Experience, St. Luke's Health System

Michael is responsible for Account Management & charter for a structure that redefines the Patient Financial Experience for the largest Provider in Idaho. He has over 20 years' experience in customer management and patient experience working for firms such as Capital One and Hewlett-Packard.

Michael has held various roles across diverse organizations including customer management and insights for Capital One. At Hewlett-Packard, Michael was the Executive responsible for a $2B e-Commerce organization. Within HP, Michael managed Data & Analytics to drive user interface changes that drove significant improvements in performance.

These experiences have led Michael to St. Luke's Health System where he has been tasked with identifying and developing solutions that improve Patient Financial Experience from end to end. This is defined as pre-patient experience through each step of the clinical and non-clinical touch points.

Michael holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Tampa, MBA from Northwest Nazarene University and a dual PhD. in International Business & Decision Sciences from NOVA Southeastern University.

Rocky Shook, Market Research & Insights Manager, Digital & Consumer Analytics, Digital Experience, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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June St. John, CTP, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Product Manager, Wells Fargo

June has 28 years of Treasury Services product management and customer service experience. Since 2005, she has helped lead Wells Fargo's solutions development for the healthcare industry. Currently she is responsible for Wells Fargo's Revenue Cycle Management - Claims Payment Solution for Commercial/Government Insurance Payments product strategy and Supplier Payment Solution, a healthcare provider supply chain management payables strategy.

June is a frequent presenter and author on the convergence of healthcare and banking.

Currently she serves as the co-chair of HIMSS/Medical Banking and Financial Systems, Business Edge Task Force committee. She served as Chair of the HIMSS/Medical Banking and Finance Systems Steering Committee from July 2011 through June 2012. She was awarded the Evelyn Casillas Award in February 2012 by HIMSS as recognition of her industry leadership in healthcare financial services.

June holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

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Ron Wachsman, Chief Revenue Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System

Currently Ron holds the position of Chief Revenue Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System, in Houston Texas. His responsibilities include; Enterprise Payer relationships and contracting, Government reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Operations.

With about $5 billion in annual revenues, Memorial Hermann Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas and has 12 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I trauma centers and the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The health system has 5500 aligned physicians with a nationally recognized Accountable Care Organization that holds contracts with CMS and numerous payer organizations.

Originally from Cleveland, Ron was an executive with ProMedica Health System throughout most of his career. Ron started with the organization when it was a single hospital and was part of the management team that expanded it to be the market leader with $2 billion in annual revenue with nine hospitals and 350 employed physicians. During his tenure, he was responsible for revenue cycle, government reimbursement and managed care operations. Ron received his B.B.A. in Accounting and M.B.A. in Management from the University of Toledo.

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Brian Weinstein, CTP, VP, Patient Payment Solution Product Manager, Wells Fargo Treasury Management

Brian began his career at Wells Fargo over fourteen years ago, working in Treasury Management the last nine years. In late 2013, Brian transitioned from a Treasury Management Ethnography Market Research Consultant focusing on the healthcare industry to a Healthcare Product Manager. He currently manages the Patient Payment Solution (PPS). PPS is a patient revenue cycle management solution for providers of healthcare services.

Brian is a native of the Bay Area and currently resides in San Francisco. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Technology Management from the University of California, Davis. He has held the Certified Treasury Profession designation since 2008.

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Rose Wojciechowski, VP, Senior Product Manager, Huntington Bank

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Gregory G. Wojtal, VP/CFO, Banner Health Network

Greg joined Banner Health in 2006 as CFO at Banner Estrella Medical Center. With the acquisition of Sun Health, he was named CFO of Banner Boswell Medical Center in 2008. In 2009, Greg was promoted to his current role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Arizona West Region.

Prior to joining Banner Health, Greg was CFO at St. Luke's Medical Center, a for profit acute care facility in Phoenix from 2003 to 2006 and Vice President of Finance for Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, a non-profit acute care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin from 1987 to 2003. He was controller at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin from 1983 to 1987 and an auditor for a regional CPA firm in Madison, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1983.

Greg received his BBA in accounting and his MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 1979 and 1989 respectively. He is a CPA, American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow (FACHE), a Muncie Gold Merit Award recipient from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).

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Linda Zang, CCM, Assistant Treasurer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Linda Zang, CCM, is the assistant treasurer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where her responsibilities include cash forecasting, payment posting, cash accounting, and banking operations for UPMC's 140 subsidiaries. She has 30 years of experience in the treasury field, involving retailing, banking and healthcare. She has been past president of the Pittsburgh Association for Financial Professionals.

She received her B.S. from Georgetown University and M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Ms. Zang has won several national awards for treasury technology, including the Pinacle Award from the Association of Financial Professionals, and the Alexander Hamilton Award from Treasury & Risk magazine.

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