2018 Richard-Sargent Memorial Fund Grant Recipients
Paul Wooderson, MHSM, FACMPE
Paul began his healthcare career over 20 years ago and spent most of it with Baylor Scott & White in Temple, TX. During that time, he managed a family medicine clinic and several surgical divisions. He has also served as the administrator for a small private practice in central Missouri. Paul graduated with his Master of Health Services Management degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX.
Patty Povilunas, CMPE
Patty Povilunas has been an Administrator for the past 26 years to a busy Ob/Gyn practice. In the past, she received an award in the past for “Best Practices” from The Doctors Company. This award is for practices who have demonstrated superior attention to Risk Management, Patient Safety and Policies and Procedures. Patty was an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at a local college, where she found and groomed the best students for positions within her practice. Patty is very involved at the national level of MGMA, and will be completing her Fellowship within the American College of Medical Practice executives.
Chad Collins, FACMPE
Chad serves as the Human Resources Manager for The Villages Health in The Villages, Florida, and also serve as the Care Center Manager of The Villages® Health Belleview Care Center in Belleview, Florida. The Belleview Care Center is a primary care group practice with 30+ employees. As Care Center Manager, he is responsible for directing, supervising, and coordinating staff and activities to provide patient-centered, quality, cost-effective care, and works in partnership with the Care Center Medical Director. In his HR Management role, he acts as the liaison between The Villages Health and Compass Human Resource Management, and serves as the first point of contact for all Human Resources related questions for more than 400 Villages Health employees. Prior to joining The Villages Health, Chad was the Practice Manager for Maine Medical Partners – Family Medicine in Portland, ME where he managed three outpatient medical offices and supervised a staff of 65, supporting 36 physicians and residents. Prior to that, he was the Central Call Center Access Supervisor at Sweetser/Shoreline Community Mental Health Center in Brunswick, ME. There, he was responsible for assisting in designing and implementing a Central Call Center for Maine’s largest behavioral healthcare organization while also serving as the Outpatient Access Coordinator, and managing the largest of several Outpatient Facilities.
Rebekah Phillips, RN, BSN, MBA, FACMPE
Rebekah is currently the practice administrator of Pediatrics 5280. Prior to joining the pediatric world, Rebekah spent 3.5 years as the practice administrator of an orthopaedic group. She began her healthcare career at the age of 16 as a certified nurse's assistant. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in business and her MBA from Regis University in Denver, CO. Rebekah is also a Registered Nurse and hopes to continue the next step in her professional career by becoming a FACMPE by 2019.