Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA

National Chair

Mary-Mirabelli

Ms. Mirabelli is the National Chair of HFMA during the 2016–17 term, beginning June 1, 2016.

She is vice president, Global Practice-Healthcare, HP Enterprise Services LLC, Plano, Texas. 

A member of HFMA since 2003, Ms. Mirabelli has served on the Association's Board of Directors, Governance Committee, National Advisory Council, Morgan Award Judging Committee, Healthcare Leadership Council, and Strategic Planning Committee. She is also a recipient of the Follmer Bronze Award. She also has had governance positions with the HCA Foundation Board and Vision Consulting, and she serves as chair of the Federation of American Hospitals Health Information Technology Task Force.

Ms. Mirabelli received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's in management certificate in finance and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA 

National Chair-ElectCarol-Friesen

Ms. Friesen is the National Chair-Elect of HFMA during the 2016-17 term, beginning June 1, 2016.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, CHFP, MPH, is vice president of health system services, Bryan Health, Lincoln, Neb.

A member of HFMA since 1999, Ms. Friesen’s involvement with the Association at the national level has included serving on the Board of Directors, the National Advisory Council, the Early Careerist Task Force, and as a Region 8 regional executive. Ms. Friesen has also served the Nebraska Chapter as director, treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president. She has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards, as well as the HFMA Medal of Honor.

Ms. Friesen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a Master of Public Health degree in healthcare administration.

Kevin F. Brennan, FHFMA, CPA

Secretary/TreasurerKevin-Brennan

Mr. Brennan is the voluntary Secretary/Treasurer of HFMA during the 2016–2017 term, beginning June 1, 2016.

He is executive vice president of finance and CFO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

A member of HFMA since 1992, Mr. Brennan serves on the Association’s Principles & Practices Board. He also serves as treasurer of Geisinger Health System Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of Geisinger Assurance Company Ltd. and treasurer/member of the board of directors of Geisinger Insurance Corporation, Risk Retention Group.

Mr. Brennan holds an MBA in healthcare administration and a bachelor of science in business administration, both from LaSalle University. He is a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

President & CEOJoe-Fifer

Mr. Fifer is President and CEO of HFMA.

Prior to assuming this position in June 2012, Mr. Fifer spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint, Mich., as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich., as senior vice president of finance and CFO. Mr. Fifer started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young, also in Michigan.

An HFMA member since 1983, Mr. Fifer has served as Chair of the Board of Directors, two terms as a board member, and as a chapter president.

Mr. Fifer received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saginaw Valley State University. He is an active community volunteer and runner. Mr. Fifer and his wife, Katie, have three children: Sarah, Tom, and Joe-Joe. 

Martin Arrick, MBA, MPH

National DirectorMartin-Arrick

Mr. Arrick is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014–17 term, beginning June 1, 2014.

He is managing director in the corporate and government ratings group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, San Francisco.

A member of HFMA since 1997, Mr. Arrick has served on the Association's Principles & Practices Board. Mr. Arrick has been ranked in Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare sector and named by Smith's Research & Gradings to its all-star research team. He has authored numerous publications and special reports on the healthcare sector.

Mr. Arrick received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University and his MBA and master of public health degrees from Columbia University.

Penny D. Cermak, FHFMA, CPA

National DirectorPenny-Cermak

Ms. Cermak is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015-2018 term, beginning June 1, 2015.

She is senior vice president and CFO, Central Texas Division, at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas.

A member of HFMA since 1996, Ms. Cermak has served the National Association as a member of the National Board of Examiners, and she has served the McMahon-Illini Chapter as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president. She has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Ms. Cermak, a Fellow of HFMA and Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in accounting. 

Edward G. Chadwick

National DirectorEdward-Chadwick

Mr. Chadwick is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015-2018 term, beginning June 1, 2015.

He is executive vice president and CFO at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich.

A member of HFMA since 1985, Mr. Chadwick has served the National Association as a member of the Large System CFO Council and is a frequent speaker at HFMA conferences. Mr. Chadwick has held senior executive positions at some of the nation’s leading health systems, including Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Trinity Health in Novi, Mich.; Mercy Health Services (Trinity’s predecessor); and University of Chicago Hospitals.

Mr. Chadwick holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Dorothy A. Coleman, CPA

National DirectorDorothy-Coleman

Ms. Coleman is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2016-2019 term, beginning June 1, 2016.

She the executive vice president and CFO for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent corporation, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies. 

A member of HFMA since 1993, Ms. Coleman is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry. She was CFO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island before joining The Lifetime Healthcare Companies in 2011. Before Rhode Island, she was at UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, and a hospital in California. 

Ms. Coleman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is pursuing an Executive MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.

Aaron R. Crane, CPA

National DirectorAaron-Crane

Mr. Crane is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2016-2019 term, beginning on June 1, 2016.

He has dedicated his career to the healthcare industry. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1985 and immediately began working as a Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement consultant to hospitals and home health agencies. He earned his CPA designation in 1989 and moved into financial management of hospitals and health systems.

Mr. Crane is currently the CEO of Propel Health, a startup partnership between seven Oregon health systems and an Oregon payer. He served 10 years as the CFO at Salem Health prior to this position and was employed by Oregon Health & Science University for seven years prior to that. In 2010 he earned a Master in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Crane has served on several boards throughout his career. He is a member of HFMA’s Chapter Advancement Team. He was the president of the Oregon Chapter of HFMA and served six years on this board. He is currently on the board of Apprise Health Insights, a part of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. He was a director on the board of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross and served on the economic development corporation board for Marion and Polk counties in Oregon.

Mr. Crane lives in West Salem, Ore., with his wife, children, and pets. He enjoys making wine, skiing, and scuba diving.

Michael J. Dewerff, FHFMA, CPA, MBA

National DirectorMichael-Dewerff

Mr. Dewerff is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014–17 term, beginning June 1, 2014.

He is president and CEO of UnityPoint Health–Fort Dodge, and senior vice president of UnityPoint Health. He is based in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

A member of HFMA since 1997, Mr. Dewerff has been involved with HFMA as Regional Executive for the Association’s Region 8, and has served as director, treasurer, secretary, vice president, president-elect, and president for the Iowa Chapter. He has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards. He is also a recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor.

Mr. Dewerff received his bachelor of science in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his MBA from Wayne State College. 

Carole T. Faig, CPA

National DirectorCarole-Faig

Ms. Faig is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2014–17 term, beginning June 1, 2014.

She is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, Houston.

A member of HFMA since 1991, Ms. Faig's involvement with the Association includes serving on the Principles & Practices Board and speaking at national events, and past service as a chair and chapter director for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. She is a Founders Bronze and a Silver Award recipient. Ms. Faig has served on the Women’s Home governing board, BioHouston advisory board, and Rice University's Alliance for Entrepreneurship advisory board.

Ms. Faig is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a member of AICPA and TSCPA.

Tammie L. Galindez

National DirectorTammie-Galindez

Ms. Galindez is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2015-2018 term, beginning June 1, 2015. 

She is vice president, client management, for Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco, Texas.

A member of HFMA since 2002, Ms. Galindez has served the National Association as a member of the National Advisory Council, and she served at the Chapter level as the South Texas Chapter president and as chair and member of various committees for the Gulf Coast, First Illinois, and South Texas Chapters. She has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Ms. Galindez holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Florida Atlantic University. 

Paula Reichle, CPA

National DirectorPaula-Reichle

Ms. Reichle is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2016-19 term, beginning June 1, 2016.

She is CFO and senior vice president of Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System. A member of HFMA since 1995, Ms. Reichle has served the Association as a member of the National Advisory Council and the Principles & Practices Board. 

Ms. Reichle holds a Bachelor's degree from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and a Master's degree from the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University.