2023 Board of Directors Election

January 19, 2023 4:35 pm

Marc B. Scher, FHFMA, CPA

Marc is the Partner in charge of KPMG’s US and Global Audit Healthcare practice. Marc has worked with a wide range of major health systems, long-term care providers, hospitals, biotech companies, payers, purchasing cooperatives and research organizations. With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, Marc’s areas of expertise include healthcare transformation, financial reporting, auditing, board governance, risk assessment and tax-efficient financing. In addition, he is an SEC reviewing partner and national instructor for KPMG healthcare professional development courses and a member of the Global Healthcare Center of Excellence. Marc has served as Chairman of HFMA’s Principles & Practices Board and was past editor of the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide for Health Care Organizations.

Kiran N. Batheja, FHFMA

Kiran is the Director, Patient Registration & Financial Counseling at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. Kiran is a seasoned healthcare revenue cycle management leader with a 30+ year track record of sustained results in hospital and physician practice billing. His areas of expertise include front and back-end business process improvements to maximize follow-up and collections, system implementations and workflow optimization Additionally, Kiran serves on several volunteer community boards including the Family YMCA at Tarrytown.

Nikki Harper, FHFMA

Nikki Harper is the Enterprise Vice President Patient Financial Services at Trinity Health providing strategic and operational oversight for back-end revenue cycle. Nikki is a successful revenue cycle executive bringing over 20+ years of experience in healthcare. She has a proven track record in guiding sizeable, cross-functional teams in revenue cycle, finance, and business intelligence.

Scott R. Hawig, CPA

Scott R. Hawig, CPA is the Executive Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Treasurer at Froedtert Health. He is responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to finance and administration for the health system including financial planning and budgeting, financial reporting, decision support, revenue cycle management, managed care contracting, insurance products and risk, supply chain operations, facilities planning and plant operations, information technology and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Scott was at Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, where he served as the executive leader over the health system’s revenue cycle organization. In this role, he managed more than $2.8 billion in net revenue for three hospitals (including a large academic medical center,) a 1,300-member faculty practice plan and a primary care group.

Susan K. Nelson, CPA

Susan K. Nelson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MedStar Health. In this role, she is responsible for systemwide finances for the $6.5 billion not-for-profit healthcare delivery system including financial reporting, financial planning, revenue cycle, capital management, bond financing, investment activities, performance improvement, analytics, and business development.

She joined MedStar Health in 2005 as the Vice President of Financial Operations bringing with her 15 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Since joining MedStar Health, she has held progressively responsible positions in Finance and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining MedStar Health, she served as Senior Manager of Assurance and Advisory Business Services for Ernst & Young, LLP where she managed assurance services and client relationships for not-for-profit healthcare systems.

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