Radiology Business Management Association Announces Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-2017

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This is the 47th all-volunteer board elected from the Radiology Business Management Association’s prestigious membership.

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The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is pleased to announce its newly elected volunteer board members and officers for 2016-2017.

The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is pleased to announce its newly elected volunteer board members and officers for 2016-2017. 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.

Jim Hamilton, MHA, CMM, FRBMA, succeeds Suzanne Taylor, BS, FRBMA, as president. Mr. Hamilton is the administrator and business manager for Medical Imaging Physicians, Inc., an 18-radiologist practice in Dayton, Ohio. In his over 32 years in radiology, Mr. Hamilton has managed hospital-based practices and imaging centers and was the CEO of his own billing company. He has served on the RBMA Board of Directors previously, as well as on numerous RBMA committees. Ms. Taylor, who is vice president of operations for Management Services Network‘s Central Region, continues her service to the board as immediate past president.

Thomas C. Dickerson, Ed.D., FACHE, is president elect and midwestern director. For 19 years, Dr. Dickerson has served as the chief executive officer for Clinical Radiologists, S.C., in Springfield, Ill. He is also president of Professional Business Services of Central Illinois, Inc., a medical billing company. Within the RBMA, Dr. Dickerson has served as board treasurer and director-at-large. In addition, he has served on the RBMA Common Body of Knowledge Task Force and the RBMA Finance Committee.

Christie James, MS, FRBMA, continues in her role as secretary and eastern director. Ms. James brings over 27 years of radiology practice management and revenue cycle management leadership experience, which includes working for academic and private radiology practices. She is the current president of the RBMA New England Chapter, current chair of the RBMA Programs Committee and past chair of the Payor Relations Committee.

Sarah Mountford, RCC, CPC, is the new RBMA board treasurer. She previously served on the board as a director-at-large. Ms. Mountford is a client services manager for Zotec Partners and has over 15 years of experience in radiology billing and practice management. She chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Bylaws and Programs Committees.

Michael Gonzales, FRBMA, is the new parliamentarian and also continues as western director. He is the Director of Client Relations for PBS West in Reno, Nev., and has more than 15 years of experience in radiology practice revenue cycle management. He previously served on the board from 2009 to 2011 and was RBMA California Chapter president from 2010 to 2012.

Mark O. Bernardy, MD, FACR, continues as the American College of Radiology director on the board. He is involved in ACR economic activities currently serving on the ACR Coding and Nomenclature committee and chairing the ACR Managed Care committee.

Additional director-at-large and regional director positions are as follows:

Tim Barrett, CPA, is director-at-large and southern director. He has 34 years of business management experience and helps lead Radiology Associates, LLC, a 29-physician practice in Baton Rouge, La. He has served on the Finance Committee, Data Committee and now chairs the Chapter Committee.

Keith E. Chew, CMPE, FRBMA, is director-at-large. A former RBMA board president, he is managing director, strategic positioning and consulting solutions and senior vice president of Integrated Medical Partners, LLC (IMP).

Carol A. Hamilton, MBA, FACMPE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is director-at-large. She helps lead West County Radiological Group, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo.,and has special expertise in human resources. At RBMA, she has participated on the Membership Committee and is current chair of the Educational Materials and Products Committee.

Jennifer Kroken, MBA, continues as a director-at-large. She has been active at RBMA as a committee member, chair, speaker and frequent contributor to the RBMA Bulletin magazine since 2001. Ms. Kroken helps lead Healthcare Resource Providers in Lewisville, Texas, and is an expert in revenue cycle management, process improvement and medical billing.

Michael Langenberg, CPA, continues as a director-at-large. Mr. Langenberg helps lead Association of University Radiologists, PC, in Knoxville, Tenn. He has worked on both the RBMA Alternative Payment Models Task Force and Payor Relations Committee. He currently chairs the Information Technology Task Force.

Brandon Selle, MBA, continues as a director-at-large. Mr. Selle is practice administrator for Northeast Missouri Imaging Associates in Hannibal, Mo., and an administrator of a billing company serving this group. He chairs RBMA’s Communications Committee.

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.

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