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HFMA members Thompson and Pundarika earn ABF Journal recognition

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HFMA members Thompson and Pundarika earn ABF Journal recognition

Amanda Verner Thompson and Vasanta Pundarika have been named to ABF Journal’s 2021 Top Women in Asset-Based Lending — a list of influential and innovative professionals from multiple disciplines, including strategic advisors, lenders, private equity, accounting and legal. 

Amanda Verner Thompson

Vasanta Pundarika

Vasanta Pundarika

In announcing the inaugural class list, ABF said the women on it will help shape the future of asset-based lending. Thompson and Pundarika currently serve as co-heads of healthcare investment banking for Matrix Capital Market Group. Thompson is a member of HFMA’s Maryland Chapter, and Pundarika is a member of the Metro New York Chapter. 

Gray and Seale join Kemberton 

Two HFMA members recently assumed new positions with Kemberton, a provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services. 

Deanna Gray

Deanna Gray, FHFMA, CRCS I/P

Roze Seale

Roze Seale, CRCR

Deanna Gray, FHFMA, CRCS I/P, is the firm’s new senior vice president of customer success. Gray, a member and past president of HFMA’s Iowa Chapter, previously held leadership positions with Millennia and Change Healthcare.  

Roze Seale, CRCR, also joined Kemberton as a regional vice president of sales. Prior to joining Kemberton, she was regional sales vice president for Promedical. Seale currently serves as secretary of HFMA’s Alabama Chapter.

Hancock named Sentara’s first CAO 

Melinda Hancock

Melinda S. Hancock, MBA

Melinda S. Hancock, MBA, recently joined Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Virginia, as senior vice president and the company’s first chief administrative officer (CAO). She previously served as CAO and CFO for the VCU Health System, where she had been since 2016. A member of the Virginia-Washington D.C. Chapter, Hancock also served as HFMA’s 2015-16 National Chair.

Isacksen is new CFO at Trinity Health 

Daniel P. Isacksen, Jr.

Daniel P. Isacksen, Jr., MBA

Daniel P. Isacksen, Jr., MBA, has been named executive vice president and CFO of Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan. In the new role, he will lead all financial functions for the system and across the national organization’s health ministries. Isacksen, a member of HFMA’s First Illinois Chapter, was previously with Loyola Medicine in Maywood, Illinois.

Sanders assumes role with Friday Health Plans 

Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders, MSHCA

Scott Sanders, MSHCA, recently joined Friday Health Plans as the director of contracting and provider relations for the state of Oklahoma. He previously served 10 years with the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in bundled services, payer relations and credentialing. Sanders is the immediate past president of HFMA’s Oklahoma Chapter.

Hall promoted at Crowe LLP 

Colleen O. Hall

Colleen O. Hall, CPC, CPMA, CIRCC

Colleen O. Hall, CPC, CPMA, CIRCC, has been named managing partner of the healthcare services group at Crowe LLP. In the new role, she influences the market strategy of Crowe’s full range of healthcare industry services including tax, audit, advisory and consulting. Hall is a member of HFMA’s Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

St. Francis Medical Center taps Hicks as CFO 

Terri Hicks

Terri Hicks, MBA

Terri Hicks, MBA, is the new CFO at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. Hicks, a member of HFMA’s Louisiana Chapter, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and entrepreneurship. She previously served as St. Francis’ vice president of procedural services. 

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