Kevin F. Brennan, FHFMA, CPA

National ChairKevin Brennan

Mr. Brennan is the National Chair of HFMA during the 2018–2019 term, beginning June 1, 2018.

He is a principal of SunStone Consulting, Harrisburg, Pa., and assists clients throughout the country with reimbursement, regulatory, revenue integrity, and strategic solutions. Previously he served as executive vice president of finance and CFO of Geisinger Health System, a $7 billion physician-led, integrated health services organization that has as its main components an array of health services providers, including hospitals, a physician group practice, a number of health insurance companies, and a medical school. Before his tenure with Geisinger Health System he served as a CFO with other large health systems and tertiary care hospitals.

An HFMA member since 1981 and a Fellow since 1992, Mr. Brennan has served three years as a National Director, one year as Secretary-Treasurer, and one year as Chair-Elect. He was an active member of HFMA's Large System CFO Council, the Value Projects, and previously served on the Principles & Practices Board and the Patient Transparency Task Force, and was a board member of the Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter.  

Mr. Brennan holds an MBA in healthcare administration and a Bachelor of Science in business administration, both from LaSalle University. He has been a CPA since 1979 and is a member of the AICPA and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA

National Chair-ElectMichael Allen

Mr. Allen is the National Chair-Elect of HFMA during the 2018-19 term, beginning June 1, 2018.

Mr. Allen is CFO at OSF Healthcare in Peoria, Ill., and served as a Director on HFMA's National Board of Directors from 2012-15.  

A member of HFMA since 1993, Mr. Allen has served the Association as chair of the Board of Examiners and as a member of the National Advisory Council and HFMA task forces for the Value Project, Healthcare Reform, and MAP App. Mr. Allen has served the McMahon-Illini Chapter as program chair, president elect, and president. He has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Mr. Allen holds an accounting degree from Illinois State University and a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.

Tammie L. Galindez, CHFP

Secretary/TreasurerTammie Galindez

Ms. Galindez is the Secretary/Treasurer of HFMA during the 2018-2019 term, beginning June 1, 2018. 

She is an associate vice president, value-based care, for Conifer Health Systems 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 HFMA's Medal of Honor, and the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

Ms. Galindez has worked for nearly 20 years to help healthcare systems improve the health of their revenue cycle and aid in their transition to value-based reimbursement. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Health Administration from George Washington University. 

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

President & CEOJoe Fifer

Mr. Fifer is President and CEO of HFMA.

Prior to assuming this position in 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. 

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 is 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 in accounting and is pursuing an Executive MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon Business School.

Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA

National DirectorAaron Crane

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

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 CFO and vice president of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Previously he served as CFO at Salem Health and worked at Oregon Health & Science University. In 2010 he earned a Master of Healthcare Administration 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.

Dennis E. Dahlen, CPA

National DirectorDennis Dahlen

Mr. Dahlen is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2017-20 term, beginning June 1, 2017.

Mr. Dahlen is CFO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a member of HFMA since 1985. Mr. Dahlen has served the Association on the Large System CFO Council and as president of the North Dakota Chapter. Mr. Dahlen joined one of the predecessor organizations that now form Banner Health as an internal auditor in 1983 and progressed through various roles in financial planning, facility operations, and corporate finance. He was named vice president of finance for Banner in 2000, senior vice president in 2006, and CFO in 2009. Prior to joining the Banner organization, he was an auditor for McGladrey Pullen.  

Mr. Dahlen received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from Minnesota State University. He is board chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and involved in many community service organizations.

James L. Heffernan, FHFMA

National DirectorJames Heffernan

Mr. Heffernan is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2018-21 term, beginning June 1, 2018.

He is senior vice president of finance and treasurer for Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in Boston. Mr. Heffernan is responsible for all financial functions and co-chairs system-wide committees for analytics, trend management, and health benefit redesign. He is a member of the MGPO executive team and a member of the Partners senior financial management team.

Jim was president of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter and has served on the Board of Examiners and National Advisory Council. He has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University and an MBA from the Sloan Program at Cornell University Graduate School.

Cindy Price, FHFMA

National DirectorCindy Price

Ms. Price is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2018-21 term, beginning June 1, 2018.

She is CEO of HCA Parallon Shared Services in Houston. She leads an executive management team including COOs, CFO, CIO, HIM, HR, directors of education, compliance, payor and regulatory compliance, credentialing, and client relations with 3,000 employees at 26 facilities. She leads the efforts to elevate patient and physician experience including improving quality outcomes, service level agreements, and client satisfaction. She oversees the development of strategic direction for the revenue cycle process.

Ms. Price was a president of the Gulf Coast Chapter and has served as Chair of the Board of Examiners. She has received the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards. Ms. Price holds a B.B.A. in accounting.

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.

Marc B. Scher, CPA

National DirectorMarc Scher

Mr. Scher is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2017-20 term, beginning on June 1, 2017.

Marc B. Scher, is partner-in-charge of KPMG's US and Global Audit Healthcare Practice based in Orange County, Calif.

A member of HFMA since 1987, Mr. Scher has served the Association as chair of the Principles & Practices Board. He also was past editor of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Audit and Accounting Guide for Health Care Organizations.

Mr. Scher has worked with a wide range of major health systems, long-term care providers, hospitals, biotech companies, health plans, purchasing cooperatives, and research organizations. Several of his additional roles at KPMG LLP include SEC reviewing partner, a national instructor for healthcare professional development courses, and a member of the Global Healthcare Center of Excellence. 

Mr. Scher holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and information systems from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a licensed CPA in California, Illinois, and New York. 

Mimi Taylor

National DirectorMimi Taylor

Ms. Taylor is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2018-21 term, beginning June 1, 2018. 

She is corporate vice president, information technology and CIO for Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Fla. Ms. Taylor oversees a $210 million operating budget, $50 million capital budget, and 600 technology professionals. She directs clinical, business, technical, and analytics subject matter expert teams to ensure successful execution of complex IT projects to meet the organization's strategic objectives. 

Ms. Taylor was president of the Florida Chapter and has received the Follmer Bronze Award. She holds a B.A. from Boston College and an MBA from Florida International University.

T. Carley Williams, CPA

National DirectorT. Carley Williams

Mr. Williams is a voluntary Director of HFMA during the 2017-20 term, beginning on June 1, 2017.

He is a partner with BKD LLP and is the healthcare industry leader for BKD Oklahoma.   

A member of HFMA since 2005, Mr. Williams has served the Association as the Region 9 regional executive and as secretary, vice president, president elect, and president of the Oklahoma Chapter. He has appeared regularly as a speaker at events hosted by his Oklahoma and other chapters.  

Mr. Williams is a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 42, and was named to Tulsa Business Journal's 2014 Men of Distinction and the 40 Under 40 Class of 2010. He received the 2011 Trailblazer Award from the OSCPA. Mr. Williams holds a degree in accounting from of The University of Tulsa.