Our team of healthcare practitioner consultants is dedicated to improving the financial health of your organization. Meet your new team!
Doug has 35 years of healthcare experience, primarily in executive management and senior leadership positions. Doug has functioned successfully as a managing partner in several roles including his present role as leader of the CFO Consulting Network within Warbird’s Healthcare Practice. He has also performed as a Sr. CFO (interim) and Sr. Financial Advisor to hospital and system clients. He has provided expertise in financial turnarounds and in margin and performance improvement efforts. Doug also assists Warbird Healthcare in business sales origination and client network relationships. He joined Warbird Consulting Partners as its Healthcare Managing Parter in January 2012.
In 1999, Doug joined Stockamp & Associates as a partner and managing director. Stockamp was acquired by Huron Consulting Group in 2008. Prior to his tenure at Stockamp, Doug’s career included 18 years of experience as a CFO, including work for the HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minnesota and at Good Samaritan Hospital within the Legacy Health System in Portland, OR. While at Legacy, Doug also served as Corporate Senior Vice President for Managed Care and Revenue Management.
Doug has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration (Financial Planning) from California State University, Long Beach.
Bachelor of Arts, Economics; University of Southern California, Santa Barbara
Master of Public
Administration (Financial Planning); California State University, Long Beach
Healthcare CFO Roundtable, member since 1993
Healthcare Management Academy, member since 2001
American Hospital Association, executive liaison since 2007
Peg has 31 years healthcare experience, with 25 years as the CFO and/or senior finance executive/director within a billion-dollar urban public health facility. She has a wide range of subject matter expert skills in managing complex healthcare financial operations. These include providing leadership for many internal and external (within the community and statewide) initiatives and projects. She also has extensive reimbursement, revenue cycle, contracting and health insurance plan expertise. Peg is adept at communicating complex financial topics and information to a wide range of constituencies and helping an institution meet its obligations to its patients and sponsors. Peg led and executed several performance improvement and turnaround initiatives as a Sr. CFO that yielded strong and timely economic benefits to improve the income statement and balance sheet of Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Sr. Finance executive, major urban public hospital $1B
Operations performance improvement, turnaround and cash production
Revenue Cycle management and improvements – Hospital and Physician Group Practice
Managed Care Contracts/Reimbursement & Medical Plan Subject Matter Expertise
Complex financial operations management and structure analysis
Master facility planning and construction management and oversight
Legislative strategy and financial impact analyses
Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) – Chief Financial Officer (CFO), 6 Years
DHHA – Senior Finance Executive, 9 years
Senior Financial Manger: Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region and National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
As CFO for Denver Health & Hospital Authority, led and directed all operations of Finance & Accounting, Business Development, Treasury Management & Bond, Supply Chain & Purchasing, Master Planning & Construction and Revenue Cycle functions. The Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP), a separate health insurance plan, reported up through Peg’s chain of command. During portions of her tenure she had responsibility for information technology, and several operational areas including food services environmental services, facilities and clinic operations.
Managed Revenue Cycle functions including Registration for Business Office (including Physician, hospital, and clinic billing), payer contracting, the Medical Assistance Enrollment (MA) site, Managed Care/Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP).
Established and implemented financial initiatives to improve and/or turnaround financial performance leading to increases in funds available for capital funding.
Created strategies for legislation to improve financial operations of DHHA.
Served dual role as interim Executive Director of Managed Care/CEO of Denver Health Medical Plan.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting and Business Administration – University of Kansas
Certified Public Accountant, 1990, Colorado, Certificate Number 12761 (active)
James is an accomplished senior executive with a strong record of success in building, developing and managing all aspects of financial operations for complex organizations, academic institutions and small growth companies. He is recognized as being strategic, creative and results-oriented, with a proven ability to engage teams in effectively achieving their goals.
Prior to joining Warbird’s CFO Consulting Network, James served as CFO for Fairview Health Services.
A career healthcare finance expert, James:
Bachelor of Science, Accounting; St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma; Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Certificate of Completion for executive course on system thinking; Society of Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member, Hospital Finance Management Association
Chairman of the board and president, Associated Medical Assurance
Board member and chair of Finance Committee, American Excess Insurance Exchange
Member, Ebenezer Society
Board member, Fairview Pharmacies
Board member, Institute of Athletic Medicine
Board member, PreferredOne
Jim is a senior healthcare executive with nearly 30 years’ experience in guiding the strategic and operational direction of integrated healthcare systems. A proven leader with a diversity of experience, an understanding of the challenges facing healthcare and the array of approaches to their solutions. A bias for action and building strong leadership teams.
Prior to joining Warbird‘s CFO Consulting Network, Jim served as the CFO for Catholic Health Partners (CHP), a $5 Billion, faith-based, healthcare system that operates over 20 hospitals in 2 states as well as long-term care, home health and hospice programs. Jim was a Chief Operating Officer and Interim regional CEO during his 14 years with CHP. Prior to joining CHP, Jim was a Finance Vice-president for Adventist Health Systems (AHS) where his 15 year career saw a steady progression of responsibility from controller of Florida Hospital to a regional CFO and corporate vice president. Over the 30 years in healthcare he accomplished the following:
M.B.A. – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Certified Public Accountant, 1983-94
Healthcare Financial Mgmt Association (HFMA)
Former Adjunct Professor, Xavier University
HFMA Large System CFO Council
David is an Operational Finance Executive with 35 years of extensive experience in healthcare accounting, accounts receivable management, budgeting, reimbursement, compliance, information systems, medical records, supply chain, and management engineering. Dave’s experience is in a wide range of healthcare settings from large referral/teaching hospitals to small 20-bed critical access hospitals. He has a solid work ethic with a history of achieving financial and income goals.
Ron brings 40 years of healthcare leadership experience. His background includes financial management of large and complex healthcare organizations in a variety of settings ranging from rural to suburban to large urban academic centers, regional health systems, health plans, joint ventures and physician group practices. Long has concentrated on adding value to the organizations he serves through improved revenue cycle processes, negotiation of uniquely advantageous contracts with payors, financial discipline in operations and deployment of capital, innovative debt financing, and astute investment of long term liquid assets. His financial risk management skills have resulted in rating upgrades at three of his most recent employers, with Texas Health Resources currently rated AA2/AA by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. As past National Chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and immediate Past Chair of its’ Large System CFO Council, Long’s professional network is national in scope.
Ron’s most recent position was as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Texas Health Resources, a $4 billion health system located in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas which operates 26 wholly owned and joint ventured hospitals, 68 outpatient facilities, and an 800 provider employed physician group. THR recently announced an innovative affiliation with the University of Texas Southwestern to create a population health services company and physician network to create capability for managing population health risk using a clinically integrated network. Other professional experiences include:
Executive Vice President and CFO for Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
Senior Vice President of Finance and Health Plans for Saint Mary’s Health Network in Nevada.
Advisory Board Member for Acclara – A private equity company specializing in outsourcing of revenue cycle services for health systems, located in Houston, TX and Philadelphia, PA.
Board Member for Southwestern Health Resources – An affiliation of Texas Health Resources and the University of Texas Southwestern.
Board Member for Texas Health Aetna – A joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Aetna to own and operate a health plan of 100,000+ members in the Dallas Fort Worth market. Ron was the primary executive responsible for negotiating the JV with Aetna.
Board Chair for Texas Health Partners – The management company which provides infrastructure and management services to three joint venture surgical hospitals and two joint venture acute care hospitals together with community physician owners.
Finance Committee Chair and Board Member for the joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Sunbelt Health System to operate a large hospital in the DFW market.
Healthcare Financial Management Association – National Chairman in 2000-01 and past Chair of the Large System CFO Council.
Boy Scouts of America – Board member in Cincinnati, OH and Dallas, TX. Past Treasurer of Circle Ten Council in Dallas.
Robin is a Senior Healthcare Finance professional with more than 30 years of extensive experience in operational responsibilities, strategic planning, and financial management. Her experience includes but is not limited to various aspects of healthcare operations: physician practices, hospitals ranging in size from major teaching, community, long-term care, critical access, behavioral health, outpatient facilities, governmental, rural, and ambulatory care. Robin has proven expertise in improved revenue cycle, debt restructuring, treasury management, IT integration and managed care negotiations. She is a decisive, results-oriented leader with proven results in healthcare management.
Robin has considerable professional experience serving in positions of financial leadership in the healthcare industry. Before joining Warbird Consulting Partners, she served as Director of Revenue Cycle for Athens Regional Health System; CFO at Harnett Health System; CFO at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital; CFO and VP of Finance at Eagle Hospital Physicians, LLC; CFO and VP of Finance at Major Hospital; CFO at Greene Health Partners; and Director of Revenue and Statistical Reporting at Meridia Huron Hospital.
Masters in Healthcare Administration, Ohio University
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Lake Erie College
Certified Public Accountant, Ohio
Ron is an Operational Finance Executive with 38 years experience serving in multiple CFO or VP of Finance roles. His Revenue Cycle, ACO, and Financial Operations experiences were in hospitals and health systems ranging from 100 beds – 4,000+ beds. He has worked in Physician Practices, Academic Medical Centers, stand-alone hospitals, national health systems, and faith-based hospitals. He has demonstrated an expertise in creating detailed plans to turn around and optimize hospital and physician practice financial performance.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Financial Executives International
Mission Leadership Formation, Sacramento, CA
Stephen has over 25 years of broad-based Executive Healthcare experience. He possesses a unique blend of operational and financial management exposure in both teaching hospitals and community healthcare organizations. Stephen has the proven ability to manage a wide range of responsibilities while advising and steering major strategic decisions. His leadership and negotiation skills are exceptional in the healthcare space. Stephen’s specific expertise lies in administration, finance, operations and strategy. He has led numerous initiatives in positions with various health systems and hospitals that have resulted in millions of dollars in savings. An outstanding healthcare professional, Stephen can make an astonishing positive contribution to any professional team.
Prior to joining Warbird‘s CFO Consulting Network, Stephen served as Executive Vice President, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. He has also served as EVP and CFO of UAB Health System, President & CEO of Tulane University Hospital & Clinic and EVP & Administrator of West Virginia University Hospitals where he accomplished the following:
Masters – Concentration in Public Health, Tulane University
B.B.A. Degree – University of Montevallo
American College of Healthcare Executives
Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Mike is a senior Healthcare professional with a 30+ year career and a proven track record of accomplishments in Financial and Operational leadership roles within large Academic Medical Centers and Integrated Healthcare Systems. He has specific expertise in Strategic & Financial Planning, Managed Care Contracting, Physician Alignment, Revenue Cycle, M&A and Expansion. Mike has quality leadership skills and the ability to develop strong management teams. His communication and presentation skills are exceptional.
Prior to joining Warbird‘s CFO Consulting Network, Mike served as the CFO for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a $2.7 billion health system. Prior to joining OSU, Mike was System Vice President and CFO for Summa Health System for 11 years. Prior to Summa, Mike was CEO and CFO of the Cleveland Market for Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) and VP of Operations at Sharon Regional Health System. Over the 30 plus years in healthcare he accomplished the following:Directed all financial activity for a $2.7B net revenue academic medical center, including: College of Medicine, 1100 physician Faculty Group Practice, 6 hospitals, comprehensive cancer center, full service tertiary referral center, Health Plan and a network of Outpatient Centers
M.B.A. – Finance, West Virginia University
B.S. – Business Administration, West Virginia University
Pamela is an experienced healthcare executive with a proven record of setting and achieving high standards. She has worked at hospitals with net operating revenues of more than $1.4 billion. Pamela has an extraordinary ability to develop and execute innovative solutions to operational and administrative challenges and is an effective leader and workforce developer. She has a proven ability to manage a breadth of responsibilities beyond finance functions and has an unwavering commitment to the mission of service.
Pamela’s background consists of a variety of different responsibilities including real estate management, managed care contracting, reimbursement (working with government payers), financial analysis, budgeting, internal audit, accounting, purchasing, materials management, maintenance of an integrated employee leave program and overseeing the employee health program. She began her career at KPMG as an auditor.
Prior to joining Warbird‘s CFO Consulting Network, Pamela served first as CFO and then as the interim president and CEO of Legacy Health System.Prior to that, she served as vice president of finance and controller of Good Samaritan Hospital, where she advanced to vice president of finance for all hospital operations. Recognized as an ambitious finance professional, while at Legacy Health System, Pamela:
Bachelor of Science in Business; Oregon State University
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
Health Management Academy, Executive-In-Residence