RBMA is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 volunteer Board of Directors
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 01, 2015
Effective June 9, 2015, the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) elected and installed new board members and officers for 2015-2016. The annual board election process has been in place since the RBMA was founded in 1968 with all board members serving on a volunteer basis.
Suzanne Taylor, BS, FRBMA, succeeds Keith E. Chew, MHA, CMPE, as president. Ms. Taylor has been an RBMA member since 1986 and has served on the RBMA board in numerous capacities, most recently as its president-elect, as well as on several RBMA committees. She is a senior vice president of operations (central region) for Management Services Network, LLC.
Keith Chew’s service on the board continues as immediate past-president. He is managing director, strategic positioning and consulting solutions and senior vice president of Integrated Medical Partners, LLC (IMP) in Chatham, Ill. With Mr. Chew as its president, RBMA undertook several initiatives aimed at membership growth, governance improvement, and advancing analytics.
Jim Hamilton, MHA, CMM, FRBMA, is president-elect. He previously served as treasurer and a director-at-large. Mr. Hamilton is the administrator and business manager for Medical Imaging Physicians, Inc., a radiology practice in Dayton, Ohio. He also is an active member of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers and chairman of The Breast Cancer Foundation.
Christie James, MS, FRBMA, is secretary and a director-at-large. As the current president of the New England Chapter, current chair of the Programs Committee and past chair of the Payor Relations Committee, Ms. James is an experienced RBMA leader. She is a senior operations manager for Professional Radiology Revenue Cycle at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in Boston.
Thomas C. Dickerson, Ed.D., FACHE, is treasurer and Midwestern director. He previously served on the board as a director-at-large and also served on the Common Body of Knowledge Task Force and the Finance Committee. Dr. Dickerson is CEO of Clinical Radiologists, S.C., in Springfield, Ill., as well as president of Professional Business Services of Central Illinois, Inc., a medical billing company. In addition, he has served his local community as an elected school board member for a decade and is an active leader for several non-profit organizations.
C. Chad Wiggins, MHSA, LNHA, is parliamentarian and a director-at-large. Mr. Wiggins chairs the Bylaws Committee and is president of the Kentucky Chapter. He is chief executive officer of Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, PLLC, in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Fred Downs, MS, PhD, continues on the board as Southern director. Dr. Downs works for Diagnostic Imaging Specialists in Atlanta. He chaired the Common Body of Knowledge Task Force and served on the Educational Materials and Products Committee.
Worth M. Saunders, MHA, FACHE, FRBMA, is the board’s Eastern director. Mr. Saunders is the chief executive officer of Greensboro Radiology, PA. He also serves as CEO of Canopy Partners, Inc., which offers technology and management services to physician practices and hospitals. He has held several positions on the board and previously chaired the Payor Relations Committee and Finance Committee.
Michael Gonzales, FRBMA, will serve as Western director. He has been a member of RBMA since 1998 and has previously served on the RBMA board (2009-2011) along with numerous RBMA committees including Data Collection and Reporting, and Payor Relations. He is a former RBMA California Chapter president (2010-2012) and currently serves as the Chapter Committee chairperson. Mr. Gonzales is the the regional revenue cycle manager of Ancillary Services for Sutter Medical Foundation, a division of Sutter Health, in Sacramento, Calif.
Mark O. Bernardy, MD, serves as the American College of Radiology (ACR) director. A radiologist in active practice in Georgia, Dr. Bernardy has been involved in ACR economic activities for many years, and currently chairs the ACR’s Managed Care Committee. He is a past president of the Georgia Radiological Society and serves on their board and is treasurer of GRADPAC, their statewide PAC.
Sarah Mountford, RCC, CPC, continues her term as a director-at-large. She is client services manager for Zotec Partners and has over 15 years in radiology billing and practice management and has dedicated herself to helping radiology practices find innovative solutions to the problems they face. She has spoken extensively on health care reform and billing performance improvement at several RBMA meetings.
Jennifer Kroken, MBA, joins the board as a director-at-large. Ms. Kroken has been an active RBMA committee chair, committee member, speaker and RBMA Bulletin magazine contributor for more than a decade. She is a consultant and business analyst for Healthcare Resource Providers, LLC, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Michael Langenberg, CPA, is a new director-at-large. Mr. Langenberg also serves on the Payor Relations Committee. He is executive director of the Association of University Radiologists, PC (dba University Radiology) in Knoxville, Tenn.
Brandon Selle, MBA, serves as a new director-at-large. Mr. Selle is a member of the Payor Relations Committee, Programs Committee, Communications Committee, and Membership Committee. He is practice administrator for Northeast Missouri Imaging Associates in Hannibal, Mo., as well as an administrator of a billing company serving this group and a manager for a portable x-ray company.
The Radiology Business Management Association is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. The RBMA has approximately 2,300 members involved in various management capacities in private practices, academic radiology groups, imaging centers and hospitals. The RBMA continues to be recognized as the leader for radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data. Learn more about the RBMA leadership at rbma.org/About_RBMA.