On the Move: 19 December 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 5:39pm
Staff reports

PatientFocus adds pair to board

A local medical billing company has added a venerable entrepreneur and a well-known venture capital investor to its board of directors. 

Philip Hertik, retired chairman and former CEO of Windsor Health Group, Inc., and local investor Lucius E. Burch, IV, have joined the PatientFocus board of directors according to a statement.

“We are honored that Phil Hertik and Lucius Burch, IV, are joining our board, and we appreciate their confidence in PatientFocus,” David E. Frederiksen, company co-founder and CEO, said in a release.

PatientFocus, formerly known as PatientCredit, is an account management billing system — launched in 2010 — and was the idea of Frederiksen and Evan Austill, the company's COO.

During 2012, PatientFocus tripled its number of clients, revenues earned and employees hired, so the experience provided by Burch and Hertik will be needed to manage that growth into what’s now a national footprint, Frederiksen added.

PharmMD hires health care analytics director

PharmMD has hired Kempton Presley as director of healthcare analytics.

Presley will lead the Brentwood-based company’s client advisory and reporting effort delivering medication management, population health, and savings information to plan decision-makers.    

Previously, Kempton worked for WellPoint, at which he led a team of health information advisors to create and present financial and clinical analytics to

As an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Public Health, Kempton developed and still teaches a class on health IT strategy. He received a B.A. in economics from Washington & Lee University and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. Presley, who is also doing graduate work in medical informatics at Northwestern University, has co-authored work that has been published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

SPR promotes trio

Seigenthaler Public Relations has named Nicole L. Cottrill, Virginia K. “Ginger” Johnson and Ryan J. Witherell as partners. (See photo here.)

Previously, each of the three had served as a vice president with the agency.

"Nicole, Ginger and Ryan have made immeasurable contributions toward the success of SPR during many years as proven leaders with our agency,” Elizabeth S. Courtney, SPR chief executive officer, said in a release. “They are capable and talented professionals who are devoted to our clients and our employees.”

Cottrill most recently served as vice president of client services and business development. She develops and directs strategic communications plans and media relations programs with a focus on health care and science.

Johnson was most recently senior vice president of business services. With SPR since1998, Johnson has directed all financial, human resource, administration, facility and equipment systems for the company.

Witherell, formerly vice president of client services and new media, provides strategic communications, marketing and branding expertise in technology, environment, real estate development, health care, financial services, law and consumer products. Witherell joined SPR in 2002.

SPR has offices Chicago, Nashville and New York.

Pinnacle Financial Partners announces additions

Mona Krantz and Sarah Teague have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ downtown Nashville office at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.

Krantz joins as a credit specialist. She brings a 25-year career from Closing & Title Services Inc., where she served as vice president, closing processor and office manager. Krantz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middle Tennessee State University.

Teague, with 13 years of experience at First Tennessee Bank, will serve as a credit analyst. Roles with First Tennessee include serving as vice president and portfolio manager in its corporate healthcare division and as credit production manager and lead credit analyst for the Middle and East Tennessee regions. Teague graduated from the University of Tennessee and holds a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi.

In addition Cathleen Paluzi and Lacy Raiker have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as service specialists in the company’s Mt. Juliet office.

Paluzi arrives er from First Tennessee Bank, where roles included serving as a teller and operations manager.

Raiker, also comes from First Tennessee Bank, where she served as an operations manager. Previously, Raiker served as assistant branch manager for Willow Financial Bank in Pennsylvania.

Bohan adds four

Bohan Advertising has added two employees to its new Visit Pensacola account team and two to its work-flow group.

Paige Reese has been hired as account supervisor for Visit Pensacola. She previously was director of sales and marketing for the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and the Tulsa Convention Center. She earned a business degree at the University of Tulsa.

Craig Lamb has joined the Nashville-based agency as public relations manager for Visit Pensacola. He previously was director of digital content at Bonnier Corp. Lamb has experience in media relations and TV production and marketing and was in various public relations and marketing positions at Gaylord Entertainment for 12 years.

Jennie Hagler has joined the agency as work-flow manager. She previously was a producer at Nashville production house Storyville Post. She has worked as a coordinator at Los Angeles ad agencies and as a producer. Hagler worked in the PR department of the Detroit Red Wings in 2002 when the team won the Stanley Cup.

Khadijah Williams has been hired as work-flow coordinator. She is a 2012 graduate of Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree in integrated marketing communications.

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