Our Team

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Our Team

Roger G. Bonds; MBA, FMSD, CMSR

Founder & Principle Speaker

[email protected] | (770) 649-7150

Founder Roger G. Bonds, is a nationally renowned and extensively published authority in physician recruitment, practice management, and physician contracting. Mr. Bonds continues to share his extensive knowledge as principle speaker at many of the AAMM educational programs.

  • Founder, American Academy of Medical Management
  • CEO of PhysicianCareerAdvisor.com
  • Frequent lecturer at medical schools and medical conventions
  • Has authored three textbooks, multiple book chapters, and more than 100 articles
  • Has delivered over 2,500 professional presentations
  • Has reviewed over 1,700 physician contracts and buy-in offers
  • Extensive experience in physician compensation, employment, and practice start-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

Niels Andersen

CEO & Founder, Kontact Intelligence

[email protected] | (850) 477-2475

 


Over 35 years in the business of healthcare as well as clinical experience early in his career. A strong history of assisting organizations solve complex challenges in:

  • Medical staff development planning
  • Medical group development
  • Physician relationship management/retention
  • Practice valuation & acquisitions
  • Physician productivity benchmarking & metrics
  • Financial management
  • Healthcare and consumer software design (SaaS)

An industry writer and public speaker with published articles in New England Journal of Medicine’s Recruiting Physicians Today, CHEST, Association of Staff Physician Recruiters publications, and others. Parent company KAMedData, has been on the Inc. Magazine 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list three times, and in 2010 was one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing healthcare companies in the US. Experienced in business plan development and implementation, coupled with expertise in strategic partnering within the healthcare environment.

 

Jeffrey P. Daigrepont, SVP, EFPM, CAPPM

Senior Vice President, Coker Group

[email protected] | (678) 832-2006

 


Mr. Daigrepont authored a top selling book, "The Complete Guide and Toolkit to Successful EHR Adoption", published by HIMSS in 2011 and was a contributing author to Coker’s book, "The Healthcare Executive’s Guide to ACO Strategy".

Mr. Daigrepont chaired the Ambulatory Information Systems Steering Committee of HIMSS. In addition, as the Ambulatory Committee liaison to the ACEC planning Committee, he represented the HIMSS Ambulatory and AISC members. He is credentialed by the American Academy of Medical Management (AAMM) with an Executive Fellowship in Practice Management (EFMP).

Mr. Daigrepont also serves as an independent investor advisor to many of the nation’s top health care venture capitalist firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Silver Lake Partners.

Jeffery specializes in healthcare automation, system integration, operations, and deployment of enterprise information systems for large integrated delivery networks.

A popular national speaker, Jeffery is frequently engaged by highly respected organizations across the nation, including many non-profit trade associations and state medical societies.

 

Michael E. Harris, MS, EFPM

CEO, Harris Consulting, Inc.

 


Mr. Harris is also a nationally recognized speaker with over 30 years of healthcare experience in the areas of managed care payer and provider contracting, Independent Physician Associations, Management Service Organizations, medical group operations, and management of ancillary services. As one of the nation’s leading authorities on healthcare reform, he advises numerous healthcare organizations on the impact of reform and delivery system adaptability.

Prior to becoming a leading healthcare consultant, Mr. Harris served in several executive positions responsible for the operational efficiency and performance of healthcare delivery systems.

Mr. Harris joined the University of Southern California as an adjunct faculty member and is now a Professor of the Practice of Health Services Administration and Policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC.

Mr. Harris’s focus center on health care issues related to prevention, wellness, and access to care for all populations. He is well-versed in the areas of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. With over 30 years of experience, he is focused on the development of future healthcare delivery models, healthcare innovation and its impact on quality of care concepts.

 

Anna Jarecki, FMSD, FCRA-C, BA

Principle, AccuCheck, Inc.

[email protected] | P (800)-874-9099, F (800) 877-9098

 


Anna is a Fellow in Medical Staff Development (FMSD), as well as being FCRA-Certified by the NAPBS. Anna is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), as well as other industry groups. Anna has provided educational seminars to a variety of groups at a local, regional, and national levels. AccuCheck is a certified Women-Owned Enterprise.

 

Alycia Kaufmann, MBA

Div VP of Marketing, Jackson & Coker

[email protected] | JacksonCoker.com

 


Alycia Kaufmann is Division Vice President of Marketing at Jackson & Coker. A strategist and analyst, Kaufmann leads a team responsible for engaging both active and passive candidates with Jackson & Coker for job search assistance. Kaufmann earned a MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and prior to joining Jackson & Coker, she led the national Hospital Charitable Services Awards, which recognizes innovative hospital community health programs.

 

Edward McEachern

VP of Marketing, MDsearch.com

emceac[email protected] | (678) 642-5614

 


Ed has spearheaded the growth and influence of Jackson & Coker’s Marketing Department, including launching major initiatives in social media networking, conducting groundbreaking surveys, and publishing the monthly newsletter, the Jackson & Coker Industry Report.

He has been published in several industry publications and frequently makes presentations on specialized marketing strategies. Ed is also involved in Jackson Healthcare charitable interests, including traveling to Honduras with Mission Predisan and organizing local Police Athletic League events. Outside of Jackson & Coker, Ed served the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations for three years on the ethics committee and heads up the NALTO marketing committee.

Ed graduated from the University of North Carolina with degrees in Business Communications and Marketing.

 

Denise McNairy-Dixon

Staff Consultant, Coker Group

[email protected] | (678) 832-2006

 


Denise McNairy-Dixon, is a staff consultant within the Information Technology service line at Coker Group with over 15+ years of experience working with clients in numerous industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and information technology.

She has led the design, development, and delivery of cross-functional solutions to clients, bringing together strategy, business process design, organizational design, process automation, acquisition and implementation of new technology, including the selection and implementation of electronic medical records systems (EMRs) and operational management processes. A significant portion of Denise’s time at Coker Group is spent helping clients with vendor contract reviews and negotiations.

Prior to joining Coker Group, Denise worked in the healthcare field as the Operations Director at Procare Counseling, an eight-location opioid education center. Previous to that, she was the practice administrator for a multi-physician pain management and wellness clinic, and has led a team of 200 technology contact center associates at a third-party call center.

 

Gray Peretti

Client Relations, PracticeLink

[email protected] | (800) 776-8383 x 426

 


Gray Peretti began working for PracticeLink as a Regional Account Manager and shortly after she transitioned into client relations for both the New England and mid-Atlantic regions.

Gray began medical staffing and onsite clinic management as a subcontractor for the Army National Guard and Army Reserves and she has more than 10 years of diversified experience in client relations within the healthcare staffing and pharmaceutical industries.

She graduated with a B.S. degree in Communication from Radford University and is the recipient of the “Women in Business Entrepreneur award” from the West Virginia Women’s small business center. She is also a founding board member and current Secretary of WV Community Services for Women, a nonprofit organization in her hometown.

 

Eric Remshik

Director of Accounts, Jackson & Coker

[email protected] | (678) 277-3075 | JacksonCoker.com

 


Eric Remshik is a Director of Accounts for the Locum Tenens Primary Care team. Since joining Jackson & Coker, he has consistently been one of the top producers in the company. Eric has experience working with hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and several large contract management groups around the country.

He has worked in a variety of medical specialties including Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Critical Care Medicine,

Primary Care and many others. Eric also mentors and trains several new associates each year and assists with the National Accounts division.

 

Lori Schutte, MBA

VP of Operations, Jackson & Coker

[email protected] | JacksonCoker.com

 


Before joining Atlanta-based recruiting firm, Jackson Physician Search as Vice President of Operations, Lori Schutte garnered over sixteen years of operations experience, as Vice President at Donor Program Development for Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis and over ten years of physician and executive recruitment experience in various roles including serving as president of Cejka Search based in St. Louis.

She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and serves on the Faculty Advisory Board. Mrs. Schutte has spoken on topics of physician recruitment and retention at both a local, regional and national level for organizations.

 

Robert E. Slavkin, J.D.

Counsel, Akerman LLP

[email protected] | (407) 473-4000 | Akerman.com

 


Robert Slavkin practices healthcare law representing a variety of clients within the healthcare industry, providing guidance on complex issues including compliance with all appropriate federal and state statutes and regulations. These include federal anti-kickback, Stark laws, Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, and FDA regulations, as well as operational and compliance issues facing healthcare clients.

Robert has developed significant experience regarding the Affordable Care Act and how accountable care plays a part in health reform in the United States, and also provides guidance regarding Medicare Managed Care and the Part D programs.

Robert speaks regularly throughout the U.S. on an array of healthcare issues, including compliance and development of compliance programs under the federal requirements, HIPAA matters, as well as other relevant issues.

 

Katherine Versteegh, CPCS

Div VP of Licensing, Jackson & Coker

[email protected] | (678) 277-3075 | JacksonCoker.com

 


Katherine Versteegh is Divisional Vice President of the Privileging, Verification and Licensing Divisions at Jackson & Coker, a national healthcare staffing firm specializing in locum tenens. An 18-year veteran of the locum tenens industry, Katherine has worked in recruiting, government contracting and credentialing. She is a Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist Certification (CPCS) and has managed several departments providing licensing, privileging, enrollment and credentialing services to clients nationwide.

Katherine is a current member of the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services (GAMSS).

 

Mary J. Witt, MA, EFPM

President, Mary J. Witt Associates, Inc.

 


Ms. Witt has over 30 years of healthcare experience. She has held management positions in hospitals, health systems, and management services organizations (MSOs) and healthcare consulting firms. She has extensive experience in medical group and integrated delivery system development and management. This includes practice management, performance improvement, physician compensation, managed care, strategic planning, healthcare marketing, and physician recruitment.

Ms. Witt leads medical group development, performance improvement, and turnaround projects for integrated delivery systems, medical groups, and academic residency programs throughout the country. She has assisted provider organizations with strategic, operational, and financial assessment and redesign, including changes in organizational structure and physician compensation. She also has assisted hospitals in the development of their managed care and payer contracting strategies.

Ms. Witt is a frequent speaker and published author on medical group and managed care issues. Prior to joining PhysicianCareerAdvisor.com she served as Senior Vice President of The Camden Group; she also was vice president, operations for PrimeCare Health Services, a MSO serving over 100 physicians through the provision of practice management and managed care services.

 

Advisory Team

Jack Pfenninger, MD – Director National Procedures Institute

Neil Baum, MD – Urologist

David Grainger, MD – Reproductive Endocrinology

Ruben Sierra, MD – Columbia Basin Hematology & Oncology

 

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