Annual Conference Volunteers
Thank you to all our members who volunteer their time and expertise
They make Annual Conference a rewarding experience for everyone!
Annual Conference Stewards
Our Annual Conference Stewards invested hours in strategic planning and coordination to make sure you experience the best Annual Conference possible.
Nancy Babbitt, FACMPE, MGMA-ACMPE board co-chair
Cheryl Erins, MBA, FACMPE, MGMA-ACMPE board co-chair
Debra Wiggs, FACMPE
General Session Advisory Council
To ensure the most beneficial general and keynote session topics and speakers, General Session Advisory Council members spend countless hours identifying, assessing and recommending those they felt offered the best match.
Mark Hatting, CPA, CMPE
Daniel Kasinec, FACMPE
Dea Robinson, MA, CMPE, CPC
Mickey Smith, CMPE, FACHE, FHFMA
Marie Walton, CMPE
Debra Wiggs, FACMPE
Working closely with MGMA-ACMPE staff, our abstract reviewers assessed and recommended Annual Conference sessions with the highest content quality and your interest in mind.
Phil Rhoades, MEd, MBA, FACMPE (lead reviewer)
Marsha Bennett, MBA, FACMPE
Mary Kaye Brady, RBN, MBA, FACMPE
Pat Buelow, CMPE
Frank J. Chapman, MBA
Lori Chavis, FACMPE, CPC
Cheris L. Craig, MBA, CMPE
Yvette T. Doran, FACMPE
Dave Duncan, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE
Dan Friend, MBA, PhD
Ilene Gilbert, FACMPE, EFPM, MA
William Hughes, CPA, CMPE
Karen Marcelo, FACMPE
Michael McNear, MD, MBA, CMPE
Michael O’Connell, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE
Andrea Petre, MBA, FACMPE
Norma Plante, FACMPE
Bill Pupkis, CMPE
Patt Richesin, FACMPE
Steve Ruedinger, MS, FACMPE
Jeffrey Smith, CPA, CGMA, CMPE, MBA
Gina Tucker, CMPE
Dennis Wipperling, FACMPE
Member Engagement Feedback Team
Throughout the year, members of the Feedback Team collaborated with our Member Engagement staff to develop new and improved opportunities to enhance the member experience and strengthen member engagement.
Elizabeth Ainsworth, MHA, CMPE
Nancy Devenger, RN, MS, FACMPE
Mike Fisher, FACMPE
David Kelch, FACMPE
Nora Kreader, CPC, CEMC
Lan Lievense, FACMPE, FHFMA
John O’Connor, CMPE
Laura Palmer, FACMPE
Leticia Solis, CMPE
Robert White, MBA
Karlie Wipperling, MBA, CMPE
Thank you to all of our conference hosts for giving their time and expertise to the many first time attendees and new members. You help make their experience meaningful and easy!
MGMA-ACMPE is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. In 2011, members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its standard-setting division, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), voted to merge to form a new association. Since 1926, the Association has delivered networking, professional education and resources, political advocacy and certification for medical practice professionals. The Association represents 22,500 members who lead 13,200 organizations nationwide in which some 280,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.
MGMA-ACMPE’s mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent, helping medical practices provide efficient, safe, patient-focused and affordable care. MGMA-ACMPE is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Please visit mgma.com.