InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and chairs the company’s Medical Advisory Board.
Brian Bewley Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7888 bassberry.com An accomplished healthcare fraud and abuse attorney with years of experience in navigating the complex regulatory landscape, Bewley advises a broad range of healthcare clients – including for-profit, not-for-profit, and private equity clients – on myriad regulatory compliance issues and helps address government and internal investigations to find equitable solutions. Bewley also counsels clients with respect to daily operational issues, joint venture structuring, private equity acquisitions and other business transactions. Previously, he was a shareholder at an AmLaw 100 firm where he co-chaired two healthcare practice areas. Bewley started his career in Washington, D.C., where he served as senior counsel and team leader with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. During that time, he was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice. Bewley served as regional program chair for the Health Care Compliance Association (2013-2017) and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
George Bishop, III Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8623 wallerlaw.com Bishop has provided counsel to healthcare companies for over 40 years, and he has served as lead counsel on approximately 200 transactions involving investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. He is nationally recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving hospitals and other health facilities. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures and syndications, antitrust matters, regulatory issues, securities offerings and venture capital financing. Bishop helped form and was the initial chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section. His work has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and other national, state and local publications.
Andrew Bissonnette Shareholder, Healthcare Audit & Advisory Services LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2209 lbmc.com Bissonnette has been practicing public accounting for approximately 25 years and has spent nearly 20 years serving the healthcare industry. He serves as the client service or technical consulting shareholder on a number of healthcare engagements, including not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals, behavioral health, surgery and imaging centers, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation, physician practice management, pharmacy and home health companies. He is an active participant in LEA Global’s Leading Edge Alliance Healthcare Special Interest Group. Bissonnette is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council and was named a “Health Care Hero” in 2009.
Mike Blackburn Managing Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com A founding partner of Petra Capital, Blackburn has extensive investment experience in healthcare and other industries. Petra has been involved in 64 private company investments across seven different funds and has served as a director on numerous boards in his portfolio. Prior to Petra, Blackburn was a partner at Richland Ventures and an associate with Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith. Both venture capital firms included healthcare as a key investment focus. Blackburn earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt.
Velinda Block, DNP, RN CNO TriStar Health 1000 Health Park Drive, Bldg. 3, Suite 500 Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com In April 2017, Block was appointed the first chief nursing executive for HCA Healthcare’s TriStar Division. She oversees nursing and nursing practice for more than 6,000 nurses supporting 19 hospitals and related care areas in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and system chief nursing officer for KentuckyOne Health based in Louisville. Block earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, her master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt,
and her doctorate from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She also is certified in Nursing Administration, Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Block is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Marty Bonick CEO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Bonick has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit settings. He was named to his current post in September 2017. Previously, Bonick was president of division operations at Community Health Systems with oversight of 36 hospitals and their associated clinics and outpatient centers across six states. Past experience also includes serving as CEO of Jewish Hospital and senior operations roles with both Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. He has also held various leadership positions with Ardent Health Services. Bonick holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in healthcare administration and in information management. He sits on a number of boards including the Center for Medical Interoperability.
Denny Bottorff Co-founder & General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com In 2000, Bottorff co-founded Council Capital after more than three decades in banking. The private
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