2024 Board of Directors Election Is Now Open

Candidate Biographies

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.

Matthew E. Cox, CHFP, CPA

As Chief Financial Officer at Corewell Health, Matt leads the system finance team with a focus on making care and coverage more affordable, while ensuring the financial integrity of the system and its divisions. He is passionate about achieving affordable, equitable care and coverage while focusing on quality, and making health accessible for each person, regardless of their income or socioeconomic status.

Before joining Spectrum Health in 2017, Matt served in a variety of leadership roles at Banner Health, Dignity Health, Central Maine Health Care and Catholic Health Initiatives Health System. Matt began his professional career with Deloitte. 

He serves on various boards of directors and finance committees, including a board position at the President Gerald R. Ford Field Service Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Robin Damschroder, MHSA, FACHE

Robin is the executive vice president, chief financial and business development officer of Henry Ford Health, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. She provides strategic, financial, and operational leadership to the $7.0 billion health system that includes six hospitals, seven major medical centers and manages more than 650,000 covered lives. With more than 33,000 employees, HFH is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.

Robin’s role recently expanded beyond finance, revenue cycle and supply chain to include business development and operational oversight of information technology (IT), facilities & support services and community care services (CCS), which draws on her prior operations leadership experience within Trinity Health and University of Michigan Health.

She also remains integral in Henry Ford Health’s journey to value through the oversight of key healthy population initiatives and preparing Henry Ford for 2030. This work includes the development of the long-term financial plan for funding strategic investments.

Her work also includes co-leading the Community Empowerment Pillar of Henry Ford Health’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice plan. Major accomplishments have included achieving 8% supplier diversity spend award goal to date, establishing goals for emerging managers investment portfolio and supporting deployment of community information exchange.

Robin is currently a member of HFMA’s Large System CFO Council and is serving on the board of HFH-MSU Health Sciences Center (Academic Partnership), Truveta (Data) and Iodine (Revenue Cycle). She also volunteers her time to American Heart Association Detroit Heart Walk, United Way Community Impact Board and Detroit’s Women of Tomorrow mentoring program.

Kevin Holloran

Kevin is the Senior Director and the Sector Leader for the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Group in the Public Finance Department at Fitch Ratings. Kevin joined Fitch Ratings in April of 2017.  With 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Kevin still follows a portfolio of high-profile acute care health care credits across the country and is a frequent commentary author and guest speaker.

Prior to joining Fitch Ratings, he spent 14 years at S&P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor’s) as both the Analytical Manager and Sector Leader for the US Not-for-Profit Healthcare Group. He previously served as vice president of finance at Shands HealthCare at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Kevin is currently a member of HFMA’s Principles and Practices Board.

Deepak Sadagopan

Providence. He is leading system-wide transformation from fee for service to value-based payment models. In addition, he also serves as the CEO of Health Connect Partners LLC, the Providence ACO serving over 120K assigned members as part of CMS’ MSSP program.

Deepak has 22+ years of experience in health care serving in leadership roles at Siemens, Quest Diagnostics, McKesson, Edifecs, and Nextgen. Over the past 8 years, he has focused on working closely with payers and providers in the use of technology to drive business decisions making the transition from volume to value-based delivery models.

At Providence, Deepak has overseen the successful implementation of MACRA, MSSP and other Medicare and commercial Value Based Care initiatives. Under his leadership the MSSP program has been ranked within the top fifteen of such programs in the country. His team is leading the development of an advanced data and analytics platform to support Value Based Care programs across the system. The capabilities and processes developed by the team has been responsible for use of data driven methods to make operational decisions. Deepak serves as a strong advocate for Value Based Care and Health IT policy initiatives that can enable equitable access to healthcare across the communities served by Providence. He serves on the Department of Health and Human services’ ONC FAST Task Force to accelerate adoption of interoperability data standards.

He frequently contributes as an author to peer reviewed publications, business media and as a speaker and thought leader in healthcare forums.