InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 Mark McConnell President & CEO Onlife Health 9020 Overlook Blvd., Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.844.2100 onlifehealth.com McConnell joined the data-driven wellness solutions company in January 2015 as vice president of health and wellness solutions before being tapped as CEO in October 2016. Previously, he served in senior executive positions with remote patient-monitoring company AMC Health, Healthcare Bluebook, Health Fitness Corporation and Healthways, where he founded the Employers Solution Group. McConnell earned his undergraduate degree from Muskingum College and his MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Andrew McDonald, FACHE Shareholder & Practice Lead, Healthcare Consulting LBMC & LBMC Physician Business Solutions 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2474 lbmc.com With over 30 years of experience as either a full-time healthcare executive or consultant to a broad range of healthcare organizations, McDonald has honed his expertise in providing revenue cycle management, provider integration, valuation, compliance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial analysis, IT assessment, practice development, and general administration services to healthcare organizations. McDonald, who earned his master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, also has worked in the hospital, home care, hospice and practice management environments. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 1994 and is past president of ACHE of Middle Tennessee.
James R. McKnight, Jr. CEO, President & Director Diversicare Healthcare Services 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com McKnight joined the publicly traded post-acute care service provider in August 2012 as chief financial officer and was named to his current post in July 2018. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 72 skilled nursing and senior housing centers with more than 8,200 licensed nursing beds in nine states. Previously, McKnight served as CFO of NuScriptRX. He also held executive financial roles with Take Care Health Systems, Employer Solutions Group, and its predecessor company I-trax, Inc. McKnight earned his accounting degree from Louisiana Tech University and is a certified public accountant licensed in multiple states.
Cory Mead COO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Mead assumed his current post overseeing operations for the 126-bed hospital in October 2017. Previously, he served as associate chief operating
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officer and co-ethics and compliance officer at HCA Healthcare’s Reston Hospital Center in Virginia where he significantly expanded surgical services. Prior to that, Mead worked with HCA facilities in Kansas City, Mo. He earned his undergraduate degree and master’s in health administration from the University of Iowa. Mead, who has worked with HCA for seven years, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Jim Meadows, MD CMO Narus Health 2525 West End Ave., Suite 925 Nashville 37203 615.610.5430 narushealth.com Meadows has devoted his career to patient advocacy through the improvement of quality of life. Prior to joining Narus Health, he worked as director of palliative medicine for Tennessee Oncology. A Nashville native, Meadows completed his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University before earning his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Returning to Nashville, he served as medical director for Alive Hospice, Sumner Hospice, and as national medical director for Gentiva Health. Meadows twice chaired the Tennessee Hospice Organization and maintains an active role in policy development for palliative and end-of-life needs. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Eric Mendelsohn President & CEO National Health Investors, Inc. 222 Robert Rose Drive Murfreesboro 37129 615.890.9100 nhireit.com Mendelsohn joined NHI at the beginning of 2015 and was named CEO in October 2015. He has more than two decades of healthcare real estate experience. Previously, Mendelsohn was with Emeritus Senior Living for nine years where he rose to senior vice president overseeing corporate development. Prior to that, he was a transaction officer focused on medical properties with the University of Washington and worked as a practicing transaction attorney after completing law school at Pepperdine. He also has a master’s in banking and finance from Boston University.
Kurt Merkelz, MD Senior VP & CMO Compassus 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.224.8028 compassus.com As chief medical officer, Merkelz leads the company’s quality and clinical initiatives in the 130 communities Compassus serves across the country. He was named to his current role in 2017 after previously serving as medical director for the Compassus program in Houston. Triple-board certified in hospice and palliative care, family practice and geriatrics, Merkelz received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Scott Mertie, FHFMA President Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC 555 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.782.4292 krafthealthcare.com Mertie, who has served as president of the KraftCPAs affiliate since it was founded in 2009, consults on various reimbursement and operational issues for healthcare clients throughout the United States. He also provides litigation support as an expert in the healthcare field. Active in a number of local and national professional organizations, Mertie sits on the boards of Saint Thomas Health Foundation, Neighborhood Health, Visitation Hospital Foundation, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Medical Group Managers Association, and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. He has also participated in and led various healthcare trade missions. Mertie, who graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in accounting, is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a certified medical practice executive, a certified healthcare financial professional, a certified physician practice manager, a certified cost reporting specialist, a certified internal forensic healthcare auditor, and a certified HIPAA compliance officer.
Rob Metcalf CEO Concert Genetics 810 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 280 Franklin 37067 615.861.2634 concertgenetics.com Metcalf is an experienced software and information services executive who is using his background to expand Concert Genetics’ offerings to advance precision medicine by providing the digital infrastructure for the rapid, reliable, cost efficient deployment of genetic testing. Prior to becoming CEO in 2016, Metcalf led cognitive computing company Digital Reasoning as president and COO. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a 2017 Council Fellow.
Jason Meyer CEO Frost-Arnett Company 2105 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37210 615.256.7156 frost-arnett.com In 2015, Meyer was named chief executive at the accounts receivable management company that traces its history back to 1893. He brings more than two decades of experience in finance and healthcare to his role with Frost-Arnett. Previously, he held executive director posts with Nomura, RBC and J.P. Morgan. He began his career as a certified public accountant with KPMG. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University Bloomington and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Ben Middleton COO for Clinical Services, Tennessee Centerstone 1921 Ransom Place Nashville 37217 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Middleton oversees all of Centerstone’s Tennessee region clinical operations, including outpatient clinic
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