Mike NicholsChapter: First Illinois

Job title: Partner

Responsible for: National delivery of healthcare consulting services in the regulatory and payment sector.

Worked here since: 2001

Best part of my job: The opportunity to meet and work with a variety of professionals within my firm, the clients we work with and various HFMA people.

I joined HFMA because: Networking and Educational opportunities.

First volunteer involvement with HFMA: Participated in the chapter’s accounting and reimbursement committee.

Favorite HFMA memory: Being installed as chapter president the same year as Cathy Jacobson was installed as national chair (she was from our chapter and I had proctored her certification exams).

Benefits of HFMA involvement: Networking and Educational opportunities.

First job: Porter at an AMC/Jeep dealership.

Most unusual job: Night watchman at a park district swimming pool.

My family: Married, with 3 adult children (girls on the end, and a son in the middle).

Pets: 2 cats (Pumpkin and Sasha) and a dog (Sadie).

When I’m not working you will find me: Watching college sports or doing yard work.

Best advice received: It's not what you know, its who.

Hero: Bill Heffernan

Mentor: Zack Fortsch

People might be surprised to know that: I am a regular blood donor.

Publication Date: Friday, June 28, 2013