MANAGING PARTNERS

 
 Patrick is a successful businessman and is the Founder & sole Owner of one of the largest CPA firms in Arkansas, established in 1986. In the early 80's he was selected by the American Institute of CPA’s to serve on the National Leadership Council for Young CPA’s in the industry. His firm, Ballard and Company, LTD, has over 2,000 clients and 25 employees with three offices in northern Arkansas.  He has been awarded the Arkansas Public Service Award by the Arkansas Society of Public Accountants for his volunteer work. Patrick still serves on the board of the local Hospice, the local Chamber foundation and acts as advisor to several non-profit organizations. In 2015, Ballard and Company, LTD. was awarded the National Leading Edge Award for CPA firms, out of 4,000 CPA firms, by one of the top electronic document software firms in the nation, E-File Cabinet. Patrick is helping lead the way for MDR to open doors in non-healthcare venues. He has a BS Degree in Accounting from Arkansas Tech University an is a Certified Public Accountant.

Patrick is a successful businessman and is the Founder & sole Owner of one of the largest CPA firms in Arkansas, established in 1986. In the early 80's he was selected by the American Institute of CPA’s to serve on the National Leadership Council for Young CPA’s in the industry. His firm, Ballard and Company, LTD, has over 2,000 clients and 25 employees with three offices in northern Arkansas.  He has been awarded the Arkansas Public Service Award by the Arkansas Society of Public Accountants for his volunteer work. Patrick still serves on the board of the local Hospice, the local Chamber foundation and acts as advisor to several non-profit organizations. In 2015, Ballard and Company, LTD. was awarded the National Leading Edge Award for CPA firms, out of 4,000 CPA firms, by one of the top electronic document software firms in the nation, E-File Cabinet. Patrick is helping lead the way for MDR to open doors in non-healthcare venues. He has a BS Degree in Accounting from Arkansas Tech University an is a Certified Public Accountant.

Patrick C. Ballard, CPA

Managing Partner

 Rory is an experienced healthcare executive with 36 years of experience in Diagnostic Imaging,   Physician Practice Management and EHR consulting.  As a lead diagnostic imaging professional with OmniMedical Services, Inc. he managed several departments of mobile modalities in General Diagnostic Ultrasound, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Cerebral and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.  He has served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Alliance Imaging, Inc. the nation’s leader in shared diagnostic imaging services. He oversaw the Sales and Marketing of the Alliance fleet of mobile MRI and CT units. He currently serves as President of Efficient Medical Solutions, LLC, which consults with private practicing physicians in improving operating efficiency while reducing operating expenses. Efficient Medical achieves its results through focusing in the areas of Patient Care Coordination, Supply Chain and Revenue Cycle Management. In recent years his services have included supporting private practicing physicians in the evaluation, implementation and support of various EHR technology solutions. Through the years he has forged valuable strategic relationships in IPA, PPO and FQHC care delivery models and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the MDR Management Team.

Rory is an experienced healthcare executive with 36 years of experience in Diagnostic Imaging,   Physician Practice Management and EHR consulting.  As a lead diagnostic imaging professional with OmniMedical Services, Inc. he managed several departments of mobile modalities in General Diagnostic Ultrasound, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Cerebral and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.  He has served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Alliance Imaging, Inc. the nation’s leader in shared diagnostic imaging services. He oversaw the Sales and Marketing of the Alliance fleet of mobile MRI and CT units. He currently serves as President of Efficient Medical Solutions, LLC, which consults with private practicing physicians in improving operating efficiency while reducing operating expenses. Efficient Medical achieves its results through focusing in the areas of Patient Care Coordination, Supply Chain and Revenue Cycle Management. In recent years his services have included supporting private practicing physicians in the evaluation, implementation and support of various EHR technology solutions. Through the years he has forged valuable strategic relationships in IPA, PPO and FQHC care delivery models and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the MDR Management Team.

Rory Bass

Managing Partner

 Greg brings over 30 years of experience and has extensive knowledge in assisting healthcare organizations with change management and business performance improvement through resource management, customized management solutions, process improvement initiatives and leadership development. He has worked with large healthcare systems, Academic Medical Centers, and community hospitals in project management, team facilitation, strategic planning and implementation.  Greg is a founding partner of Bryan Advisory Group, an independent consulting firm focused on gaining efficiencies and saving costs in waste stream expenses.  Prior to Bryan Advisory, Greg was a Managing Director in the healthcare practices at Huron Consulting and Navigant Consulting where he served as a Business Development Market Leader and provided executive oversight on performance improvement engagements. Greg joined Navigant as a result of the acquisition of the Invalesco Group, Inc., where Greg was president and a founding partner.  Invalesco Group, a national healthcare consulting firm, serving hospitals and healthcare providers. Prior to founding Invalesco, Greg held Vice President roles at Cardinal Healthcare and West Hudson, Inc.

Greg brings over 30 years of experience and has extensive knowledge in assisting healthcare organizations with change management and business performance improvement through resource management, customized management solutions, process improvement initiatives and leadership development. He has worked with large healthcare systems, Academic Medical Centers, and community hospitals in project management, team facilitation, strategic planning and implementation.  Greg is a founding partner of Bryan Advisory Group, an independent consulting firm focused on gaining efficiencies and saving costs in waste stream expenses.  Prior to Bryan Advisory, Greg was a Managing Director in the healthcare practices at Huron Consulting and Navigant Consulting where he served as a Business Development Market Leader and provided executive oversight on performance improvement engagements. Greg joined Navigant as a result of the acquisition of the Invalesco Group, Inc., where Greg was president and a founding partner.  Invalesco Group, a national healthcare consulting firm, serving hospitals and healthcare providers. Prior to founding Invalesco, Greg held Vice President roles at Cardinal Healthcare and West Hudson, Inc.

Gregory Bryan

Managing Partner

 Randy brings over 35 years of healthcare experience in the areas of acute and long term care. Randy was CEO of a 250 bed hospital for 27 years. He was also responsible for a 125 bed long term care facility.  Randy has leadership experience working for a risk management company where he evaluated and recommended to the insurance company which long term care facilities were a good risk to insure or what steps to take to improve the quality of care. He received his Masters degree from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas.

Randy brings over 35 years of healthcare experience in the areas of acute and long term care. Randy was CEO of a 250 bed hospital for 27 years. He was also responsible for a 125 bed long term care facility. 
Randy has leadership experience working for a risk management company where he evaluated and recommended to the insurance company which long term care facilities were a good risk to insure or what steps to take to improve the quality of care. He received his Masters degree from Trinity University in San Antonio Texas.

Randy L. Curry

Managing Partner

 
 Stephanie currently serves as the CEO of ALTIUS, managing internal operations as well as supporting all active consulting engagements by overseeing project timelines, analyses, and client deliverables to ensure successful outcomes. In addition, Stephanie often lends an on-site presence when specific engagements call for her unique skill set and executive expertise. Ms. Dorwart’s exceptional analytical and mathematical skills, combined with in-depth practical healthcare experience, have contributed to her many professional accomplishments to date. As the architect of a successful labor management system, Stephanie has poured her talents into the development and execution of Performance Improvement processes and tools for the healthcare industry over the last 15 years.

Stephanie currently serves as the CEO of ALTIUS, managing internal operations as well as supporting all active consulting engagements by overseeing project timelines, analyses, and client deliverables to ensure successful outcomes. In addition, Stephanie often lends an on-site presence when specific engagements call for her unique skill set and executive expertise. Ms. Dorwart’s exceptional analytical and mathematical skills, combined with in-depth practical healthcare experience, have contributed to her many professional accomplishments to date. As the architect of a successful labor management system, Stephanie has poured her talents into the development and execution of Performance Improvement processes and tools for the healthcare industry over the last 15 years.

Stephanie Dorwart, MHA

Managing Partner

 Jeremy brings over 15 years of healthcare industry experience. Jeremy currently supports all sales and distribution of healthcare products through MDR ™  Distribution network. Jeremy serves as President of NuParadigm Consulting, LLC, a national healthcare sales and marketing organization where he supports a network of over 100 representatives nationwide and vets new products and solutions for the company. Previously, Jeremy held Vice President and Director of Operations titles in the fields of Physician Dispensing and Sales & Marketing. 

Jeremy brings over 15 years of healthcare industry experience. Jeremy currently supports all sales and distribution of healthcare products through MDR Distribution network. Jeremy serves as President of NuParadigm Consulting, LLC, a national healthcare sales and marketing organization where he supports a network of over 100 representatives nationwide and vets new products and solutions for the company. Previously, Jeremy held Vice President and Director of Operations titles in the fields of Physician Dispensing and Sales & Marketing. 

Jeremy Fincher

Managing Partner, MDR Distribution

 Rick is the founding principal and CEO of Dynamic Health Connections, a national healthcare consulting organization.  He has his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and has held faculty appointments at several local universities. Rick was one of the first consultants credentialed by the American Medical Association (AMA).  He is currently credentialed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and in May 2011 was a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award. Rick is also actively involved with the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  Formerly, he maintained ancillary membership in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers, as well as the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Rick is the founding principal and CEO of Dynamic Health Connections, a national healthcare consulting organization.  He has his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and has held faculty appointments at several local universities. Rick was one of the first consultants credentialed by the American Medical Association (AMA).  He is currently credentialed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and in May 2011 was a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award. Rick is also actively involved with the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  Formerly, he maintained ancillary membership in the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers, as well as the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Richard E. Gable, PhD, MBA

Managing Partner

 John has been helping Healthcare Providers, Governments and Business Organizations improve operational and financial performance for over 30 years. He has done this by bringing best in class solutions in the area of revenue cycle, receivables management and leadership. Over the years John has worked with large health systems such as Centura Health, University of Oregon Health Sciences as well as Critical Access Hospitals. He has helped state governments such as the states of Minnesota and Colorado and large business organizations such as CitiCorp and Dell. In addition, John is a trainer, a facilitator and coach helping organizations to improve performance and results by ensuring that communications and values align for the best results. He has also received the HFMA Muncie Gold Award for Service and continues to serve the Colorado Chapter.

John has been helping Healthcare Providers, Governments and Business Organizations improve operational and financial performance for over 30 years. He has done this by bringing best in class solutions in the area of revenue cycle, receivables management and leadership. Over the years John has worked with large health systems such as Centura Health, University of Oregon Health Sciences as well as Critical Access Hospitals. He has helped state governments such as the states of Minnesota and Colorado and large business organizations such as CitiCorp and Dell. In addition, John is a trainer, a facilitator and coach helping organizations to improve performance and results by ensuring that communications and values align for the best results. He has also received the HFMA Muncie Gold Award for Service and continues to serve the Colorado Chapter.

John Gies

Managing Partner

 
 Since 1972, Jamie has developed and utilized his specialization in healthcare and hospital supply chain management as an executive, entrepreneur, strategic advisor, thought leader, coach/mentor, consultant, and advocate.  Jamie's background includes:  Vice President, Business Development for Owens & Minor, Inc.;  Vice President, Strategy & Development for McKesson Provider Technologies; Founder of Kowalski-Dickow Associates, Inc (KDA) an internationally recognized, leading hospital supply chain management specialty consulting firm, that served well over 1000 hospital/IDN clients; Director of Supply Chain Management and Assistant Vice President for Support Services in various community and tertiary hospitals. Other accomplishments include: Co-Founder and Board Chairman of The Bellwether League, Inc., the not-for-profit Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Executives;  Recipient of the AHRMM's distinguished George R. Gossett Leadership Award. Jamie has a BS Degree in Management and Masters Degree in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Since 1972, Jamie has developed and utilized his specialization in healthcare and hospital supply chain management as an executive, entrepreneur, strategic advisor, thought leader, coach/mentor, consultant, and advocate.  Jamie's background includes:  Vice President, Business Development for Owens & Minor, Inc.;  Vice President, Strategy & Development for McKesson Provider Technologies; Founder of Kowalski-Dickow Associates, Inc (KDA) an internationally recognized, leading hospital supply chain management specialty consulting firm, that served well over 1000 hospital/IDN clients; Director of Supply Chain Management and Assistant Vice President for Support Services in various community and tertiary hospitals. Other accomplishments include: Co-Founder and Board Chairman of The Bellwether League, Inc., the not-for-profit Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Executives;  Recipient of the AHRMM's distinguished George R. Gossett Leadership Award. Jamie has a BS Degree in Management and Masters Degree in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Jamie C. Kowalski, FACHE

Managing Partner   

 Tom’s background includes 20 plus years in operations as well as the merchandising divisions of the retail business at Wal-Mart Stores. In the past 25 years, he has been involved in all facets of manufacturing operations and business acquisitions. More recently in the spirit of true entrepreneurship, he has started his own company while developing new products and importing products to the big box retailers. Tom brings these unique and varied experiences to the non-healthcare opportunities at   MDR™  .

Tom’s background includes 20 plus years in operations as well as the merchandising divisions of the retail business at Wal-Mart Stores. In the past 25 years, he has been involved in all facets of manufacturing operations and business acquisitions. More recently in the spirit of true entrepreneurship, he has started his own company while developing new products and importing products to the big box retailers. Tom brings these unique and varied experiences to the non-healthcare opportunities at MDR™.

Tom Middleton

Managing Partner

 Eric is a transformational healthcare leader with over 30 years experience coaching high performance teams and building clinically integrated systems of care. He is president of CenterPoint Insights, LLC, a strategic advisory and leadership development practice serving healthcare leaders as a trusted, experienced advisor, helping them improve their performance individually and corporately.  As CEO of a 600–bed, 3-hospital system, Mr. Norwood led a successful $30M strategic and operational turnaround with a clinically integrated network of over 400 community physicians. He is nationally recognized as an expert on alignment and clinical integration between hospitals and physicians.  Mr. Norwood holds a Master of Health Administration degree, is board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is certified in executive leadership coaching through the International Coaching Federation. 

Eric is a transformational healthcare leader with over 30 years experience coaching high performance teams and building clinically integrated systems of care. He is president of CenterPoint Insights, LLC, a strategic advisory and leadership development practice serving healthcare leaders as a trusted, experienced advisor, helping them improve their performance individually and corporately.  As CEO of a 600–bed, 3-hospital system, Mr. Norwood led a successful $30M strategic and operational turnaround with a clinically integrated network of over 400 community physicians. He is nationally recognized as an expert on alignment and clinical integration between hospitals and physicians.  Mr. Norwood holds a Master of Health Administration degree, is board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is certified in executive leadership coaching through the International Coaching Federation. 

Eric P. Norwood, FACHE

Managing Partner

 Dave is a leader in the Supply Chain Industry with over 18 years experience in the field.  He has led implementations for industry leaders in Retail, Grocery, Automotive, and Healthcare.  Companies such as Kroger, Walmart, SuperValu, Honda, Toyota, and Highmark have relied on Dave to further develop and implement their Supply Chain strategies.  Dave’s area of expertise is in electronic commerce, GS1 standards, EDI/XML solutions development and design, data integration, and supplier enablement.

Dave is a leader in the Supply Chain Industry with over 18 years experience in the field.  He has led implementations for industry leaders in Retail, Grocery, Automotive, and Healthcare.  Companies such as Kroger, Walmart, SuperValu, Honda, Toyota, and Highmark have relied on Dave to further develop and implement their Supply Chain strategies.  Dave’s area of expertise is in electronic commerce, GS1 standards, EDI/XML solutions development and design, data integration, and supplier enablement.

Dave Rike

Managing Partner

 
 Dr. Mason has more than 35 years of experience as a clinician, both in primary care and as specialist in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He has been a physician leader organizing and leading IPAs.  Dr. Mason has also been a health plan executive serving as both a regional and senior health plan medical director.  Dr. Mason has developed and implemented new delivery models to translate clinical research into practice, including the Pharmacist on the Care Team model.  He worked with several California commercial ACOs to achieve financial and quality success. He understands the dynamics of managing a population to reach the Triple Aim for healthcare Dr. Mason was instrumental in helping his Medicare Advantage HMO plan reach 4.5 STARs in California.  He is currently working with the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to enhance the health status of California’s Traditional (FFS) Medicare population and to help individual physicians and medical groups succeed under MACRA/MIPS.

Dr. Mason has more than 35 years of experience as a clinician, both in primary care and as specialist in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He has been a physician leader organizing and leading IPAs.  Dr. Mason has also been a health plan executive serving as both a regional and senior health plan medical director.  Dr. Mason has developed and implemented new delivery models to translate clinical research into practice, including the Pharmacist on the Care Team model.  He worked with several California commercial ACOs to achieve financial and quality success. He understands the dynamics of managing a population to reach the Triple Aim for healthcare Dr. Mason was instrumental in helping his Medicare Advantage HMO plan reach 4.5 STARs in California.  He is currently working with the Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to enhance the health status of California’s Traditional (FFS) Medicare population and to help individual physicians and medical groups succeed under MACRA/MIPS.

Jeff Mason, MD

Medical Director & Managing Partner

 John has over 40 years of "C-Suite" experience (CEO /COO) leading healthcare organizations. His extensive experience includes working in for profit;  non-profit;  county; district;  critical access;  and faith based organizations. His experience also includes over 17 years in interim executive leadership positions, across the United States, in varying organizations with challenging issues. His background is  rich with working in many facets of healthcare including  financial turnaround; merger and acquisition experience;  divestiture, business development: board and physician integration situations, operational turnarounds, health plan management, union relationship management, and union campaign and labor relationship management.

John has over 40 years of "C-Suite" experience (CEO /COO) leading healthcare organizations. His extensive experience includes working in for profit;  non-profit;  county; district;  critical access;  and faith based organizations. His experience also includes over 17 years in interim executive leadership positions, across the United States, in varying organizations with challenging issues. His background is  rich with working in many facets of healthcare including  financial turnaround; merger and acquisition experience;  divestiture, business development: board and physician integration situations, operational turnarounds, health plan management, union relationship management, and union campaign and labor relationship management.

John P. Rinset, FACHE

Managing Partner

 John John K. Tolmie joined Yaffe & Company in 2016 as Senior Vice President and as a Senior Consultant. John is also CEO of TTG Healthcare. John has served in executive positions in healthcare, including 15 years as CEO of not for profit hospitals and health systems. John has extensive board experience, as both CEO and board member or many organizations. This includes serving seven years on the board of Notre Dame of Maryland University, serving on the Executive Committee, Chair of Enrollment Management Committee, Compensation Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, John has served on the board of numerous hospital and community boards, focused and strategic planning, leadership development, and fulfilling the organization’s mission. John is also Vice President of the Faraja Fund Foundation, which supports a primary school in Tanzania, Africa, which brings hope to disabled children through physical therapy and education. John holds an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University. He and his wife chaired the Parents Council at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, and they live in Baltimore, Maryland.

John John K. Tolmie joined Yaffe & Company in 2016 as Senior Vice President and as a Senior Consultant. John is also CEO of TTG Healthcare. John has served in executive positions in healthcare, including 15 years as CEO of not for profit hospitals and health systems. John has extensive board experience, as both CEO and board member or many organizations. This includes serving seven years on the board of Notre Dame of Maryland University, serving on the Executive Committee, Chair of Enrollment Management Committee, Compensation Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, John has served on the board of numerous hospital and community boards, focused and strategic planning, leadership development, and fulfilling the organization’s mission. John is also Vice President of the Faraja Fund Foundation, which supports a primary school in Tanzania, Africa, which brings hope to disabled children through physical therapy and education. John holds an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University. He and his wife chaired the Parents Council at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, and they live in Baltimore, Maryland.

John Tolmie

Managing Partner, MDR™ Capital

 Mina is an experienced Healthcare CEO and CFO with over 35 years of hands on work experience in hospitals.  She most recently served as President and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio and oversaw significant growth for the organization in both service offerings and revenue cycle improvement. She helped implement an interventional cardiology and open heart surgery program in a 200 bed hospital and helped expand service availability in the areas of pulmonary and vascular care. She was part of the establishment of a successful joint venture hospital with a former competitor to better serve a shared market area.  Also, she helped establish and led the Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium, which is a collaboration of multiple independent hospitals for group purchasing and other strategic opportunities. She helped implement care management and wellness programs for her facility and for the community.  She chaired the Ohio Hospital Association in 2011 and has spoken both nationally and regionally about healthcare finance and strategy.

Mina is an experienced Healthcare CEO and CFO with over 35 years of hands on work experience in hospitals.  She most recently served as President and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio and oversaw significant growth for the organization in both service offerings and revenue cycle improvement. She helped implement an interventional cardiology and open heart surgery program in a 200 bed hospital and helped expand service availability in the areas of pulmonary and vascular care. She was part of the establishment of a successful joint venture hospital with a former competitor to better serve a shared market area.  Also, she helped establish and led the Ohio Valley Hospital Consortium, which is a collaboration of multiple independent hospitals for group purchasing and other strategic opportunities. She helped implement care management and wellness programs for her facility and for the community.  She chaired the Ohio Hospital Association in 2011 and has spoken both nationally and regionally about healthcare finance and strategy.

Mina Ubbing, MBA, FACHE

Managing Partner