Session recordings from AAOE's 2017 Annual Conference, including pre-conference sessions.


Michael McCaslin's Profile

Michael McCaslin Related seminars and products: 2

CPA, Principal Somerset CPAs and Advisors Heatlh Care Team

Somerset CPAs and Advisors

Mike McCaslin is a Principal in Somerset’s Health Care Team. McCaslin’s areas of expertise include development of single and multi-specialty physician organizations, health system and physician collaboration structures, ambulatory surgery centers, negotiation of hospital relationships including service line management and joint venturing of facilities, group-to-group joint ventures and group practice mergers, strategic planning, income distribution methodology design and change management, buy/sell/deferred compensation structures and succession planning, and operational excellence through data management.  Somerset and McCaslin have worked with more than 400 orthopaedic groups with clients in 50 states. McCaslin has been a member of the AAOE since 1999.

William Lawson Related seminars and products: 2

JD, Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins

William Lawson is a shareholder in the St. Louis office of Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment law firm representing management. Lawson represents employers in all types of employment-related legal matters with an emphasis in litigating employment claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, wrongful/retaliatory discharge, and breach of contract. He also advises employers on employment-related matters such as personnel policies, reductions in force, affirmative action, daily human resource issues, employment contracts, drafting of restrictive covenants, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. Lawson earned his JD from St. Louis University School of Law.

Don Schreiner's Profile

Don Schreiner Related seminars and products: 2



Donald Schreiner has served for 17 years as the chief executive officer for OrthoIllinois, a 34-physician, multi-specialty clinic and surgery center with eight locations in North Central Illinois with more than 340 staff and 102 mid-level providers. He was a managed care executive for 18 years for John Deere, BC/BS and two large health systems. His experience covers all aspects of development, marketing, and operations with extensive experience in managed care contracting. Since 1999, Schreiner has been an active member of AAOE, serving on the Board of Directors since 2009 and as President of AAOE in 2014-15. He has been a regular presenter at the AAOE Annual Conference and AAOS Practice Management Symposiums.

Karla Hostetler's Profile

Karla Hostetler Related seminars and products: 2

Chief Strategy Officer

Central Indiana Orthopedics

Karla Hostetler was the chief executive officer for Central Indiana Orthopedics (CIO) for several years and now serves as their chief strategy officer. CIO currently has 27 physicians, along with several physician extenders. Her new role allows CIO the ability to diversify and expand into new lines of business. Hostetler is currently working on a real-estate development project in a fast growing market, while also expanding CIO’s footprint in that same market. She currently serves as executive director for two new entities which have changed the landscape of traditional co-management agreements.

Jeff Boomershine's Profile

Jeff Boomershine Related seminars and products: 2

CPA, Principal

Somerset CPAs, PC

Jeff has worked in healthcare for over 34 years, starting in public accounting as an IT consultant specializing in physician practices and accounting systems design & implementation.  Jeff has worked for over 11 years as CFO of both a 55-physician radiology and 16-physician radiation oncology practices in Indianapolis.  Jeff has been a health care consultant with Somerset since 2005.  Jeff actively participates with AAOE and Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA) and has also presented to American Association for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (AAASC), Indiana Federation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (IFASC), Indiana Radiology Business Administrators (IRBMA), and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Brand Barney Related seminars and products: 1

CISSP, QSA, HCISPP, Security Analyst


Brand Barney is a security analyst for SecurityMetrics and holds CISSP, QSA, and HCISPP certifications. With more than 10 years of compliance, data security, and database management experience in a number of industries, he is responsible for auditing and consulting companies on their data security and compliance. In 2005, he started his technical career working for Henry Schein, assisting dental organizations with dental management software, databases, and networks. Barney studied law enforcement at Utah Valley University and has a passion for sharing his knowledge and expertise to encourage other professionals to maximize their business security success.

Susan Childs's Profile

Susan Childs Related seminars and products: 4

FACMPE, President/Founder

Evolution Healthcare Consulting

Susan is the Founder of Evolution Healthcare Consulting. She is a Board-Certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.Susan helps practices THRIVE. Her experiences cover Operations, Responsibility And Role Definition , Revenue Cycle, Front Desk Collections, Customer Service, New Practice and Change Management.Ms. Childs has authored for Orthopedic organizations as well as Greenbranch Publishing and the AMA. She served with local and national MGMA and as ACMPE Advancement Chair.Susan supports compassionate and accessible care while recognizing the value of staff members. She loves working with staff member pride and responsibility.

Paul Bruning's Profile

Paul Bruning Related seminars and products: 4


Dr. Paul Bruning is the Executive Director of Orthopedics for Holy Cross Medical Group in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Bruning has more than 25 years of experience in musculoskeletal care and management. He has held leadership positions with state, regional, and national membership and accrediting bodies. Dr. Bruning has presented local, state, regional, and national meetings on clinical, leadership, and healthcare topics. He has testified before the Florida legislature on several occasions and visited Washington, DC to meet with legislative members.

Forrest Pecha Related seminars and products: 2

MS, ATC, LAT, OTC, CSCS, Director of Clinical Residency and Outreach

St. Luke Sports Medicine

Forrest Pecha serves as director of clinical residency and outreach at St. Luke's Sports Medicine. He developed St. Luke's post-professional, CAATE accredited, athletic training residency program and started the athletic training residency program at Emory Sports Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Pecha serves as a site visitor and reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education, and NATA Liaison to American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has spoken nationally and internationally on clinical roles, improving physician practice efficiencies, and the value of athletic trainers. Pecha has published multiple times through both peer-reviewed journals and professional articles.

Steve Anderson Related seminars and products: 3

PhD, MBA, President, Senior Leadership Consultant

Integrated Leadership Systems

Dr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Science in agriculture from The Ohio State University in 1980. He obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Capital University, Ohio in 1994. In 1999 he obtained a PhD. in psychology at The Ohio State University.  Since 2001 Dr. Anderson has run his growing company, Integrated Leadership Systems, which provides leadership training, executive coaching, and consulting. ILS has done consulting for many nationally recognized companies including Honda, Nationwide, Husky Energy, Ohio State University, OhioHealth, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Elmer’s Products, Kokosing Construction, and Worthington Industries.  Dr. Anderson is the author of four books about leadership.

Marion Jenkins's Profile

Marion Jenkins Related seminars and products: 2

PhD, FHIMSS, Partner

Marion Jenkins is Partner and Co-founder of HealthSpaces, which helps healthcare organizations define and successfully execute a viable information technology strategy.

He has over three decades of executive experience in many high-growth technology, and has completed over 200 healthcare technology engagements in 40 states. 

Jenkins is a nationally-recognized author and speaker, with over 150 articles and presentations on the role of technology in healthcare.
·       PhD in engineering from Stanford University
·       Fellow with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
·       Eagle Scout
·       Air Force Veteran
·       Grew up on a potato farm in Idaho

Tony Edwards's Profile

Tony Edwards Related seminars and products: 2

BBA, Senior Vice President


Tony Edwards is a senior vice president at Venel and is a respected leader in the marketing and promotion of orthopaedic practices nationwide. Tony’s expertise combines strategy, execution, and experience, having worked directly with orthopaedic practices of all sizes in every region of the U.S. since 2003. Tony is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and international associations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives. He regularly contributes to industry publications including AAOS Now and is a co-author of the book Alignment 2.0: Strategic Research & Marketing Insights for the Thriving Orthopaedist.

Steve Selbst's Profile

Steve Selbst Related seminars and products: 2


Healthcents, Inc

Steve Selbst is the CEO and Co-owner of Healthcents and leads all Healthcents’ business operations including contracting and reimbursement analysis. He has successfully negotiated over 40,000 payer contracts and is the inventor of RevolutionSoftware™, Healthcents’ state of the art web service product for payer contracts’ analysis. Selbst leads the development and delivery of Healthcents' “BluePrint for Success™” Payer Contracting Class, which is sponsored by medical associations and hospitals such as the AUA and Tulane University Medical Group. He teaches medical providers through AAOE, Medtrade, ACOG, AUA et. Al. the “secret sauce” about how to negotiate payer contracts.

Rob Crabtree's Profile

Rob Crabtree Related seminars and products: 3

MS, Administrative Director of Orthopaedics at UAHSF

UAB Orthopaedics

Rob Crabtree is an innovative leader who manages and leads his team with an emphasis on service excellence and customer service. For the past 10 years, he has served as administrative director of orthopaedics for the University of Alabama (UAB) Health Services Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama. Crabtree is an experienced administrator with a vision for the future and creating an improved workflow for both patients and staff alike. Prior to joining UAB, he was the administrator at the Alabama Sport Medicine & Orthopaedic Center also located in Birmingham.

Lisa Warren's Profile

Lisa Warren Related seminars and products: 2


Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

For the past five years, Warren has been the chief executive officer of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. She is responsible for the daily operations and strategic planning for this high volume, 16 physican group. She served as a physician practice management consultant with Warren, Averett, Kimbrough and Marino for 10 years.  Other work experiences include management of Brookwood Hospital’s  primary care physician network and MedPartners, a physician practice management company. Warren graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration (Economics) from James Madison University, a Master of Science in heath administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Michael Barr's Profile

Michael Barr Related seminars and products: 2

BBA, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Ortech Systems

Michael Barr works closely with orthopaedic clinics and health systems aligning key hospital personnel, stakeholders, and IT to achieve a shared appreciation for how patient reported outcomes are used in reimbursement discussions, improving healthcare delivery and enhancing marketing. This work lays a critical foundation in the journey to an evidence-based practice. Barr is a senior healthcare executive with 19 years of progressive experience in general management, business to business sales, and product marketing. Prior to joining Ortech, he helped lead a biotechnology company by successfully completing an initial public offering and negotiating several international R&D agreements with multinational pharmaceutical companies.

John Martin's Profile

John Martin Related seminars and products: 2

Managing Director

Katz, Sapper & Miller

John Martin is an independent contractor in Katz, Sapper & Miller's Healthcare Resources Group. With 25-plus years of industry experience in executive and consulting roles, he leads a team of healthcare consultants at KSM who provide a full range of financial, strategic, and operational services to hospitals, health systems, and physician groups. Previously, Martin served as Chief Executive Officer of OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) in Indianapolis, where he oversaw the opening of a physician-owned 42-bed, 10-operating room hospital facility. While he was CEO, IOH won several awards from HealthGrades, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company.

Jim Gera Related seminars and products: 2

MBA, Director of Business Development

Signature Medical Groups

Jim Gera is the senior vice president of business development for Signature Medical Group, Inc. During the past five years, he has focused on programs and opportunities within the changing health landscape, overseeing Signature’s (Awardee Convener) Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program encompassing 2,000 orthopedic physicians and 50,000 clinical episodes throughout 26 states in 60 cities, the largest voluntary national collaborative orthopedic bundled payment program. Through effective episode management strategies, post-acute care costs have been collectively reduced by 33%, readmissions were reduced by 26%, and numerous key performance indicators have been reduced across all physician practices.

Tracy Spears's Profile

Tracy Spears Related seminars and products: 3


Exceptional Leaders Lab

Tracy Spears defines specific skills of proven leadership styles and examines the myriad ways a leader’s influence is demonstrated. Her audience is equipped with effective leadership tools that can be applied immediately, resulting in increased teamwork and employee productivity. In this interactive session, Tracy identifies the most common mistakes made by leaders with adjustment strategies to overcome those challenges. She discusses how these leadership skills are enhanced through an understanding of personality temperament needs, strengths, and motivators.

Mr. Jim Kidd's Profile

Mr. Jim Kidd Related seminars and products: 5


Advanced Bone & Joint

Jim Kidd has 25+ years of healthcare management experience. He spent 12 years in surgical administration at universities, and now more than 15 years with Advanced Bone & Joint. He holds a bachelors degree in education. Kidd is currently CEO of Advanced Bone & Joint. The practice has 14 providers and two locations in St. Charles County, Missouri. During his time at ABJ, Kidd has also been the Executive Director and subsequently a consultant to St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center.


Speaker for Contract Management and Negotiation and Creating an Employee Handbook.

John McAllister, II Related seminars and products: 2

MD, President

Advanced Bone & Joint

Dr. John McAllister joined Advanced Bone & Joint in 1989, becoming president of the group in 2010. He received his medical degree from Washington University's School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He received his American Board of Orthopedic Surgery certification in 1991 and has since been recertified twice.

Brian Stone's Profile

Brian Stone Related seminars and products: 2


Clearwave Corporation

Brian Stone has more than 35 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. As Clearwave’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Stone is responsible for all financial affairs, including assisting in the raising of additional capital and developing internal financial systems and controls to support growth.

Scott Lesnick's Profile

Scott Lesnick Related seminars and products: 4

Scott exemplifies the attributes of the Never Give Up guy in many areas of his life. Over the years, the message of Persistence = Success has permeated the way he has triumphed over challenges, grew as a leader and overcame adversity. As a keynote speaker and interactive breakout presenter, Scott motivates your audiences with his powerful and entertaining message plus powerful actionable takeways.


Scott amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with his two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East and no laws required them to be returned. This proved to be a significant test of both his resolve and the strength of his conviction. The abduction and how he retained custody of his children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in his customized presentations.


Professionally, Scott has received numerous top sales and leadership management achievement awards at a Fortune 500, Berkshire-Hathaway owned company in a career spanning 28 years. As a result of his sales training and on-the-job work experience, Scott’s expertise and “years in the trenches” will help you in growing relationships and inspiring sales and management staffs.


In addition, Scott has run the equivalent of 1,300 marathons over thirty years. As a motivational speaker, he has the energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and proven track record to ignite your group and handle any environment. Your team will grow as thought leaders and achievers.

Scott gives back by lending his professional skills to the Parenting Network, Wisconsin Father’s for Children and Family and other groups who need facilitation, development or other types of volunteer work.

Laura Kleisle Related seminars and products: 2

JD, Chief Risk Officer

Proliance Surgeons, Inc., P.S.

Laura Kleisle serves as the chief risk officer for Proliance Surgeons where she supports Proliance’s chief executive officer and its board of directors in overseeing the organization’s regulatory and risk management program. Prior to joining Proliance, she was a practicing attorney for more than 15 years and her practice emphasized risk mitigation and malpractice litigation. Kleisle received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniel Goldberg's Profile

Daniel Goldberg Related seminars and products: 2


Gold Medical Marketing

Daniel Goldberg is the CEO of Gold Medical Marketing, a firm that specializes in Direct to Patient Marketing for orthopedic practices.  Orthopedic practices across the country and utilize Gold Medical Marketing’s services for the most advanced Marketing Strategies to increase patient volume using a unique mix of behavioral, demographic and psychographic data to target the right patient at the right time.  Gold Medical Marketing also has a specific focus on tracking and reporting a tangible marketing ROI so that practices can understand their new patient acquisition strategies.

Melissa Gall's Profile

Melissa Gall Related seminars and products: 2

MBA, Digital Marketing Strategist

Signature Medical Group

Melissa Gall is the digital marketing strategist at Signature Medical Group in St. Louis. She holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri. Gall has helped Signature create and execute a successful digital marketing and integrated communications strategy.

Chris Adkins's Profile

Chris Adkins Related seminars and products: 2

Chief Administrative Officer

EmergeOrtho-Triangle Division (formerly Triangle Orthopaedic Associates)

Chris Adkins graduated from Appalachian State University in 1995 with a degree in health care management. He has served in many roles within the healthcare environment and most recently as chief administrative officer with Triangle Orthopaedic Associates (now EmergeOrtho, P.A.) since 2003 with the Triangle Division. He oversees the billing operations, information technology, marketing, and bundled payment programs.

Thomas Dimming's Profile

Thomas Dimming Related seminars and products: 2

MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

EmergeOrtho, P.A. (formerly Triangle Orthopaedic Associates)

Tom Dimmig, MD, currently serves as president of EmergeOrtho, P.A. and he is also a practicing spine surgeon. He graduated from Duke University Medical School where he also completed his residency. Dimmig is impassioned about changing healthcare delivery and looking at ways to become more consumer oriented. Becoming more transparent in costs through alternate payment models is a frequent topic in his presentations.

Mona Reimers's Profile

Mona Reimers Related seminars and products: 3

MBA, FACMPE, CPC, Director of Administrative Operations

Ortho NorthEast

Mona Reimers has an MBA and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and a Certified Professional Coder.  She is currently the Director of Administrative Operations for Ortho NorthEast.  She is co-author of “Better Data, Better Decisions” and presents and writes articles on medical practice management.  Mona has served on the Board of the AAOE, and on AAOE’s Government Affairs Committee.  Mona has also served on the Indiana MGMA Board and as President MGMA, as an MGMA section leader and Government Affairs Chairperson.  Mona volunteers for several local causes in her home town, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Josh Block's Profile

Josh Block Related seminars and products: 2


Block Imaging

Josh Block graduated from Taylor University in 2003 with a degree in business management. Soon after, he founded a service company in Muncie, Indiana. From 2003-2011, Block was actively involved in community development within Muncie’s inner city, rehabilitating homes, starting businesses, and initiating a charter school that is thriving to this day. In 2007, he joined the family business and began building the Midwest retail business of Block Imaging, selling full-line refurbished equipment. In 2011, Block relocated to Lansing, Michigan and was named president of Block Imaging in November that year.

Brenda Brouillette Related seminars and products: 6


Savvy Marketing Solution

Brenda Brouillette RN, BS began her career in nursing prior to obtaining her Bachelors in Healthcare Leadership.  Her focus shifted towards marketing and strategic planning, where she has over 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Initially, she served as a physician relation’s specialist in a hospital healthcare system before emerging in the private sector of physician practices. In 2007 she established Savvy Marketing Solution.  Combining her clinical background with the business development and marketing experience from a variety of healthcare venues, she brings an astute understanding and strong expertise in the niche of healthcare marketing and public relations. 

Steve Hendrick's Profile

Steve Hendrick Related seminars and products: 2

Chief Executive Officer


CEO, Co-Founder and General Manager of Arrowlytics
Prior to founding Arrowlytics, spent 10 years as the COO and CIO of OrthoCarolina
Senior executive with 25+ years with several healthcare services and information technology firms including MED3000, Heritage Health Systems, United Medical Care, Southwest Orthopedic Institute and Medic Computer Systems (Misys)
Degree in Computer Engineering from Forsyth College

Eric Christensen's Profile

Eric Christensen Related seminars and products: 4

Director of Client Services

Healthcare Compliance Pros

Eric is a nationally recognized speaker and author on compliance topics and practice management. Eric co-founded Healthcare Compliance Pros in 2011, bringing his 30+ years’ experience in healthcare compliance, IT administration, and education to the organization. Eric’s background in IT administration has been instrumental in providing a technical view of an organization's adherence to HIPAA Privacy and Security policies. Eric’s experience and expertise are highly regarded in the Security Risk Audits he is asked to perform for hundreds of healthcare entities. Eric’s experience brings a unique perspective into compliance and implementation in the medical community.


Eric is highly involved in on-site client audits to ensure HIPAA regulatory requirements are effectively implemented to protect healthcare entities from serious violations resulting in serious fines. Eric possesses a broad knowledge of telemedicine, e-PHI, MIPS/MACRA, employee hiring and firing, and more. Eric’s educational experience in Healthcare Administration and Information Technology partners well with his many certifications; MCSE, CCNA, CHCP, and others.


In addition to his practice management and IT experience, Eric is a nationally published author with the AAOE, MGMA, AMA, AOA, and dozens of other organizations. Eric regularly holds educational webinars to assist healthcare organizations understand new HIPAA and OSHA laws including information about MIPS/MACRA and other regulatory requirements.

Thomas Jeffrey's Profile

Thomas Jeffrey Related seminars and products: 2


SullivanLuallin Group

Tom currently serves as President of SullivanLuallin Group and has been part of the organization for over 15 years. Prior to assuming the role of President, Tom served as Director of the Survey Division. In this role Tom also worked closely with the information technology division to design SullivanLuallin Group’s powerful data collection and reporting tools. During the past decade Tom has become a trusted advisor to many of SullivanLuallin Group’s largest clients through his successful implementation of patient measurement programs leading to operational transformation.

Tricia Marriott Related seminars and products: 2

Sr. Director, Regulatory & Professional Policy/Principal Advisor CHLM

American Academy of PAs Center for Healthcare Leadership & Management

A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, Tricia Marriott has practiced as a PA for more than 30 years, with 23 years in orthopaedics. Marriott now serves as the American Academy of PA's senior director, regulatory and professional advocacy and principal advisor for the Center for Healthcare Leadership & Management, presenting extensively on PA/NP utilization, scope of practice, billing and reimbursement, and regulatory compliance to physicians, practice administrators, and compliance/risk managers. Marriott completed a Master of Jurisprudence in health law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Certification in Healthcare Compliance.

Jason Weisstein's Profile

Jason Weisstein Related seminars and products: 2

MD, MPH, FACS, Medical Director of Orthopedics

Modernizing Medicine

Dr. Jason Weisstein is the medical director of orthopaedics at Modernizing Medicine. He graduated Valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1998. Dr. Weisstein received a Master of Public Health at Columbia University, completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, and received fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Weisstein specializes in joint replacement and limb salvage surgery. He serves as the director of both the Center for Joint Replacement and Musculoskeletal Oncology at the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ms Barbara Sack's Profile

Ms Barbara Sack Related seminars and products: 4

MHSA, CMPE, Executive Director

Midwest Orthopaedics, P.A.

Ms. Sack?is Executive Director for Midwest Orthopaedics, P.A., a practice over?50 years old in suburban Kansas City.??She has been with the practice since January of 2004, having previously worked in geriatric primary care in a hospital-owned practice and an inter-disciplinary, multi-specialty academic medical center program.? 


Ms. Sack?has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration, both from the University of Kansas, and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.? She has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years.  She has been a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) since 2005, and served as President in 2012 – 2013.  In addition, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Medical Manager’s Association and as President of Midwest AAOE.?  


Ms. Sack has been a frequent presenter at medical association meetings, including the AAOE Annual?Conferences, the AAOS Practice Management Symposium, MGMA Annual Conferences, and others. 


Speaker for Creating an Employee Handbook.

Ronald Whiting's Profile

Ronald Whiting Related seminars and products: 2


Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates PC

Vicki Sprague, PhD's Profile

Vicki Sprague, PhD Related seminars and products: 2

Senior Director of Data Solutions


Jerry Forrester's Profile

Jerry Forrester Related seminars and products: 3

Jerald Forrester is the President/CEO of OrthoSC in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He joined AAOE in 2002. For the first five years of his membership, he presented at national meetings on EQ, Ancillary use, and financial issues. He has also been part of several committees including the Conference Committee, Education Committee, Elections Committee, and Communications Council. He has written articles that have been published with MGMA and has written various whitepapers for AAOE on listserv surveys like OH, PA and compensation, new overtime rules, and PTO allocations. 


John Murphy's Profile

John Murphy Related seminars and products: 2

Founder and CEO

Venture Management Consultants, Inc.

John Murphy is the founder and CEO of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating high performance team environments. John is the author of 19 books and countless articles on leadership, team-building, career development, innovation and customer service. He has trained tens of thousands of people from over 50 countries and he has been a guest on over 500 radio and television stations. John is a graduate and former quarterback from the University of Notre Dame. He now lives in Palm Beach, Florida.

Jason McCormick's Profile

Jason McCormick Related seminars and products: 3

Jason McCormick currently serves as the Vice President, Partner Services at Fusion5 Healthcare Solutions. Previous to his current role, McCormick served as Manager, Value-Based Care/Quality Management at Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in Memphis, TN. During his tenure with Campbell Clinic, McCormick served in many different capacities and helped to implement successful quality of care and regulatory programs, including BPCI and Meaningful Use. He currently spends time working as a physician practice consultant and subject matter expert for several organizations and associations. He received his Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis.

Brandi Pond's Profile

Brandi Pond Related seminars and products: 1

Master of Public Health, Director of Health Information Management

Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma

Brandi Pond serves as Health Information Management Director for Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is responsible for connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions to ensure the patient health record is complete, accurate, and protected. Pond recently helped the practice implement a new EHR system and is currently helping navigate a merge with another orthopaedic practice in the area. She has prior work as the Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Disaster Institute, Instructor at the OU School of Community Medicine, and is Past-President of the National Disaster Life Support Education Consortium.

Sean Weiss's Profile

Sean Weiss Related seminars and products: 2

Sean Weiss is a dynamic and engaging speaker who brings audiences alive while delivering critical, in-depth education on topics related to regulatory compliance, revenue cycle management, coding, and practice management. He covers a broad range of compliance topics including risk and mitigation, audit appeal, compliance program development, and management, as well as navigating today’s turbulent healthcare management arena. Weiss has presented courses for academia, management associations, pharmaceutical companies, and seminar companies around the globe. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers at conferences and has been praised by Department of Justice Prosecutors for presenting timely, accurate information.

Hilary Hellman's Profile

Hilary Hellman Related seminars and products: 3

Hilary Hellman is President of Ancillary Care Strategies. Her passion is to partner with client organizations to facilitate their transformation in even the most challenging of economic and healthcare environments. With 12 years as a Founder/Principal of Ancillary Care Solutions, and leveraging more than 25 years of healthcare management experience, Hellman has been a principal at several start-up companies, including a long-term care facility, a leading edge pharmacy and disease management company, and a healthcare software enterprise. Hellman earned a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University.

Laurie Fiorica's Profile

Laurie Fiorica Related seminars and products: 4

MS, Vice President

Ancillary Care Strategies

Laurie is a dynamic, engaging leader, and seasoned executive, including COO/CEO roles in orthopedic and multispecialty practices.  She is a speaker and facilitator in a multitude of areas and is considered an expert in operational excellence. She has a 20+ year track record of substantial and sustainable business results, and has led and managed transformations in multiple industries. Fiorica is passionate about helping teams and organizations dramatically improve their processes, develop their cultures, and achieve outstanding results by increasing business value through waste reduction, data-based decision making, and employee development and engagement.

Chris Behan's Profile

Chris Behan Related seminars and products: 2


Socius Marketng

As an Internet marketing expert who has helped hundreds of companies build and enhance their web presence, Chris Behan has an unparalleled depth of knowledge in executing online campaigns to help companies stand out from their competitors online. Drawing upon 20+ years of Internet marketing expertise, Chris frequently speaks at national conferences to guide healthcare companies on tailoring their online strategies to meet their patient acquisition goals. He is the founder of one of the largest Internet marketing firms in the country, which successfully manages some of the most well-known and successful national online healthcare campaigns.

Jennifer Searfoss Related seminars and products: 2


SCG Health

Jennifer is the CEO of the Searfoss Consulting Group, LLC since its founding in 2011 and is focused on revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post-health reform world. Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association. Jennifer has taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Mike Harvey's Profile

Mike Harvey Related seminars and products: 3


Mike Harvey has held many positions in various areas of an orthopaedic practice, including physician assistant for 11 years, sports medicine for two years, and seven years in orthopaedic trauma at a level 1 and level 2 trauma center. After obtaining his MBA, Harvey moved into management and has been the manager and director of OrthoIndy's Walk-in Clinic and now Urgent Care for the past three years.

Corey Kendall's Profile

Corey Kendall Related seminars and products: 2



Dr. Corey Kendall, a native of Washington, Indiana, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Evansville, Indiana in 1997. At USI, he was awarded a presidential scholarship and the Trustee’s Distinguished Merit award. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Kendall completed his internship in 2002 and orthopedic surgery residency in 2006 at the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and cartilage reconstruction in 2007 at the internationally recognized Atlanta Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also an associate team physician for the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006-2007. Dr. Kendall has given several presentations at both state and national meetings. He has also published research articles in both the United States and Italy. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Timothy Dicke Related seminars and products: 2

MD, President


Dr. Dicke attended Ohio State University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude with distinction in 1982. Dr. Dicke then attended Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating in 1985. Dr. Dicke completed an internship in general surgery followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a fellowship in microvascular research at Case Western Reserve University, and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. Dicke is the team physician for the Indianapolis Indians, and a hand surgery consultant for the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Marian University and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dennis Viellieu Related seminars and products: 2

CMPE, Chief Executive Officer

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Dennis Viellieu is the chief executive officer for a nationally recognized 50+ physician academic orthopedic group practice based in Chicago and affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Viellieu is also an adjunct professor in Rush University’s Health System Management Program where he has been co-teaching an insurance and managed care class.  In 2009, Viellieu and the group completed the development, construction, and move into a 198,680 sf comprehensive ambulatory orthopaedic care facility on the campus of Rush University Medical Center. Viellieu has more than 20 years experience in both medical group management and medical outcomes and healthcare information technology, and has more than 30 years of financial and information systems and technology experience. He has worked and consulted for organizations of all sizes from Fortune 500 companies to privately-held physician groups. In addition, Viellieu has extensive international experience having worked on financial and information systems and technology engagements in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Viellieu lives in Chicagoland with his wife Lisa and his two children Emma and Will.

Renee Glanzman's Profile

Renee Glanzman Related seminars and products: 2

MS, FACMPE, Care Transformation Manager/ Compliance Officer

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Renée Glanzman is currently the care transformation manager at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Her primary role focuses on the development of value-driven care models including bundled payments and gain-sharing opportunities. She also serves as the compliance officer managing privacy and security initiatives within the organization. Glanzman holds a master's degree in health systems management from Rush University and a bachelor's degree in community health from the University of Illinois. She lives in Chicago with her husband Matthew.

Ron Howrigon's Profile

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President & CEO

Fulcrum Strategies

Ron Howrigon is President and CEO of Fulcrum Strategies, a consulting firm that represents physician practices across the U.S. in their dealings with managed care companies. Prior to founding Fulcrum, Ron spent 18 years in the managed care industry as a negotiator and network manager, holding senior management positions with Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Ron is the author of the book “Flatlining: How Healthcare Could Kill the U.S. Economy." Ron earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Economics degree from North Carolina State University

David Glaser's Profile

David Glaser Related seminars and products: 4

JD, yes

Fredrikson & Byron PA

David helps clinics, hospitals, and other health care entities negotiate the maze of health care regulations, providing advice about strategy, reimbursement and compliance.


David is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Health Care Group and co-founded its Health Care Fraud & Compliance Group. He has considerable experience in health care regulation and litigation, including voluntary disclosures, criminal and civil fraud investigations, overpayments and reimbursement disputes.


David’s goal is to explain the government’s enforcement position, and to analyze whether this position is supported by the law or represents government overreaching.


David is a frequent guest on RAC Monitor’s “Monitor Mondays,” and you may read his Blog at Orthopedics Today.  He has given speeches in 36 states.

Patrick Page Related seminars and products: 2


The Orthopaedic Group, PC

Patrick Page began his career as a staff accountant with a “Big 5 Firm” specializing in healthcare auditing and consulting. He has been in orthopaedic practice management since 1990. Page started with a group of eight orthopaedists and grew the practice to 29. He is a past president of AAOE and has served on many councils and committees over the years, including most recently on the Legacy Task Force.

Chris Sharrock's Profile

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Vice President

Block Imaging International

Chris Sharrock is a vice president at Block Imaging International where, for the past 11 years, he has been active in sales, marketing, and content creation. He has published more than 100 blog posts and videos with more than 125,000 combined views. As an early adopter of content marketing, Block Imaging has seen an 800 percent increase in annual website traffic. The key to this growth has been the organization’s philosophy “people matter”, a credo that has allowed them to push the customer experience to new levels. Outside the office, Chris is an active triathlete, Ironman, and USAT certified triathlon coach.

Jan Vest's Profile

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Signature Medical Group

Jan Vest is the CEO for Signature Medical Group. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Vest is leading Signature’s value-based care redesign efforts through development of improved healthcare delivery and alternative payment models. Signature is an Awardee Convener for the BPCI program and manages $1.3 billion in annual Medicare spend encompassing over 2,000 orthopedic physicians and 50,000+ clinical episodes throughout 55 groups in 26 states. Through a $1.3 million grant, Signature developed a successful Maternity Care Home Model. Signature’s value-based care initiatives have dramatically improved outcomes for patients and reduced cost by eliminating unnecessary care.

Carole Foos's Profile

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CPA, OJM Group Principal/Tax Consultant

OJM Group

Carole Foos is a principal of OJM Group and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years of experience in public accounting in the field of taxation. She has been a tax consultant to both individuals and businesses providing compliance and planning services over the course of her career. She also is a co-author of more than ten books including For Doctors Only: A Guide To Working Less and Building More. Foos received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Xavier University where she majored in accounting.


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