Annual Conference Volunteers

Thank you to our Annual Conference committee and board chair and our many volunteers.

Many dedicated volunteers invested hours of strategic planning to create a world-class MGMA Annual Conference experience.

MGMA Board Chair and MGMA14 Conference Chair

Stephen A. Dickens - MGMA board chair

Stephen A. Dickens, JD, FACMPE, FACHE
Risk Management Specialist
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co.
Nashville, Tenn.


John Berlin, MBA, CMPE
MaryKaye Brady, RN, MBA, FACMPE
Amy Burklund, MS
Gabe Carubia, FACMPE
Kim K. Cirelli, CMPE
Linda ClenDening, CMPE
Margaret Cook, MBA, CMPE
Kimberley Costello, CPC, CPC-I, CCP
Barbara L. Daiker, FACMPE, RN, PhD
Yvette Doran, FACMPE
David J. Duncan, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE
Sherry Elliott, MBA, FACMPE
Alejandro Fernandez, MBD, CMPE
Lisa Flores, Capt, USAF, MSC, FACHE, FACMPE
Carole Anne Christmas Hoffer, MA, FACMPE
Deborah M. Hudson, FACMPE
Robert Karam, BS, BSN, MA, FACMPE
David A. Kelch, FACMPE
Lynn Kelley, FACMPE
James Lineberger, PhD, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, CPHIMS
Kathy Mahaffey, MPA, CMPE
Peggy Martin, MBA, MHA, CMPE
Kyle Matthews
Michael S. McNear, MD, MBA, CMPE
Donna McSpadden, FACMPE
Michael O’Connell, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE
Christian Okerulu, MS, CMM, FACMPE
Rochelle C. Pestrak
Andrea Petre, MBA, FACMPE
Carolyn Pickles, MBA, FACMPE
Chris Plemmons, CMPE
Patty Povilunas
Steve Ruedinger, MS, FACMPE
Catherine Sanchez
Joyce Siamon, MHSA, CMPE
Kathy Sinkhorn, CMPE
Barbara Stahura, MPA
Nina Stephens, CMPE
Kelly Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE
Cinderella Tollefsen, FACMPE, CPC
Marie S. Walton, CMPE
Robert F. White, MBA
Paul Williams, MSPH
Dennis Wipperling, FACMPE
Douglas Yau, PhD
Shirley J. Zwinggi, MBA, FACMPE


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