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We understand the forces shaping the healthcare delivery landscape and translate these into strategies, actionable plans and execution. We’re led and staffed by seasoned healthcare executives, clinicians and technologists who have been in your roles. Our consultants provide critical leadership and management to oversee your transformation, resulting in dramatically improved functional alignment, operational performance and financial results. We aid you in creating opportunities for higher quality care, reduced healthcare costs and improved patient satisfaction.

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George Huntzinger
Chairman of the Board
Founding Partner
George Huntzinger
George Huntzinger
Chairman of the Board, Founding Partner

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George Huntzinger is the founder of The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc., and its current Chairman, where he guides the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Huntzinger’s 45-plus years of healthcare experience provides him with a unique perspective on industry trends that impact Huntzinger’s clients.

Prior to founding The Huntzinger Management Group, Mr. Huntzinger was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation. Prior to that position, he was the President of CSC Healthcare for almost 13 years.

Mr. Huntzinger has held board positions at several organizations including Misericordia University, the Great Valley Technology Alliance, and LiquidHub. He is a Gold Member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Member of the World President's Organization, Detroit Chapter. Mr. Huntzinger holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing Management from the University of Delaware, and an Associate's degree in Business Finance from Susquehanna University.

 
Robert Kitts
Chief Executive Officer
Founding Partner
Robert Kitts
Robert Kitts
Chief Executive Officer, Founding Partner

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Robert Kitts has more than 25 years of experience working with providers, payors and technology companies to help them increase the value they can attain from utilizing appropriate technology. As the CEO of Huntzinger, Kitts works with the company’s partners to establish and implement strategies to grow the business, expand service offerings that continually meet or exceed client expectations, and evolve third-party relationships. Along with his executive role, Kitts provides Huntzinger with specific expertise relative to IT strategy, total cost of system ownership, and software contracting.

In previous positions, Kitts has served as a Vice President at Superior Consultant/ACS Healthcare Solutions where he was instrumental in mergers and acquisitions while continuing to work directly with clients. Other past positions include being a Regional Director at Health Systems Design, and the Director of Managed Care for Integrated Medical Systems.

Kitts is an active member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Computer Science, from Wagner College.

 
Tanya Freeman
President and COO
Founding Partner
Tanya Freeman
Tanya J. Freeman
President and COO, Founding Partner

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Tanya Freeman brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Huntzinger’s executive team. As President, COO and a founding partner of Huntzinger, Freeman is responsible for overall operations of the company, including direct oversight of all client delivery management activities. While versed in all aspects of healthcare information technology, she offers Huntzinger and its clients exceptional expertise regarding IT strategy, governance, staffing, and system implementations.

Freeman has held numerous executive and leadership positions at various health systems and organizations, including CIO, Vice President and Hospital Administrator and Director of Health Information Management and Quality Assessment. Prior to founding Huntzinger, Freeman was a Vice President at Superior Consultant Company/ACS Healthcare Solutions where she was instrumental in operating their IT services outsourcing business and developing and managing consulting practices. Her experience in hospital operations combined with health information technology expertise and large complex project management enables Freeman to provide clients with an exceptionally balanced approach to addressing their IT challenges.

Freeman holds a Master’s of Science and Administration degree focused on Financial Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Record Administration from Ferris State University.

 
William Reed
Executive Vice President
Partner
William Reed
William C. Reed
Executive Vice President, Partner

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With 40 years of experience across multiple healthcare settings, William Reed expands Huntzinger’s leadership with his deep knowledge in healthcare information technology and operations. As a Huntzinger partner, Reed divides his time between business development and delivery management. In addition to company and client responsibilities, he provides specific domain leadership and expertise related to informatics, analytics, and patient portals.

During his healthcare career, Reed has served as the CIO of Geisinger Health System, Quantum Health Resources, Gentiva Health Services, and held informatics roles at several other organizations. Highlights of Reed’s previous positions include being the President and CEO of AllOne Health Group, and the Executive Vice President and COO of BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, Reed has served as an adjunct faculty member at several universities.

Reed is a Life Fellow, past president, and past Board member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); a Fellow, founding board member, and past president of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME); and a past executive in the Healthcare Information Systems Executives Association (HISEA). Reed was named healthcare CIO of the year in 1995 by HIMSS and CHIME when he was awarded the John E. Gall, Jr., CIO Award, and honored, in 2010 by HIMSS, as one of the top 50 individuals who influenced the organization’s development.

Reed is currently working on his dissertation for a doctorate in Information Systems from the College of Engineering and Computing at Nova Southeastern University. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

 
Nancy Ripari
Executive Vice President
Partner
Nancy Ripari
Nancy Ripari
Executive Vice President, Partner

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Nancy Ripari brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience to the Huntzinger leadership team. As a Huntzinger partner, Ripari focuses on delivery management and Huntzinger’s technical infrastructure. Besides her role as partner, Ripari leads Huntzinger’s areas of technology and security management.

Before joining Huntzinger, Ripari was a Senior Vice President at ACS Healthcare Provider Solutions and Superior Consultant Company. Prior to her work with Superior, Ripari was a Senior Vice President at CareTech Solutions, and previously the Director, Operations and Technical Services at Oakwood Healthcare.

Ripari is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is also certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. She is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

 
David DiChiara
Chief Financial Officer
David DiChiara
David DiChiara
Chief Financial Officer

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David DiChiara has more than 17 years of financial management experience and is responsible for all aspects of Huntzinger’s financial function, with a primary focus on strategic management, market performance, and driving value for shareholders.

Prior to joining Huntzinger, DiChiara spent more than 10 years with Chrysler Financial managing a multi-million-dollar automobile wholesale portfolio in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of revolving lines of credit along with capital, construction, and real estate loans.

DiChiara is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from Iona College. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University. DiChiara is an active member of the community, serving on the finance councils for local non-profit groups, and remains an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

 
Heather Clark
Chief Human Resources Officer
Heather Clark
Heather Clark
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Heather Clark has more than eight years of progressive leadership experience in operations, human resources and talent management. She is responsible for developing, implementing and directing the oversight of all human resource functions inclusive of employee relations, benefits and compensation, legal compliance and performance management. In addition, Clark leads Huntzinger’s Talent Acquisition function responsible for recruiting and retaining the highest quality talent to meet or exceed the needs of Huntzinger’s clients.

Clark has held board positions for several non-profit organizations, including most recently the North Eastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resource Management (NEPA SHRM), where she chairs the organization’s Foundation Committee responsible for raising funds to support the continued research and scholarships associated with SHRM and its local chapter. In addition, Clark volunteers for several Pennsylvania-based non-profits in various leadership roles.

Clark is a Senior Certified Human Resource Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a member of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Clark is a graduate of Misericordia University, holding a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management and Human Resources. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science from Marywood University in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

 

 

 

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Vice President
Bob Relph
Bob Relph
Vice President

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With 25-plus years of healthcare technology experience, Bob Relph is a trusted client advisor and a successful leader of creating and managing client relationships. At Huntzinger, Relph provides advisory services to clients, places staffing resources, and has served as an interim IT executive at several healthcare provider organizations.

Before joining Huntzinger, Relph held multiple executive-level positions at large, publicly traded companies, such as Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services, and Vice President at Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation. Relph also served as the Vice President of Implementations for Healthlink.

Relph is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and served on the HIMSS Integration and Interoperability Steering Committee from 1994 to 1996. Relph attended Wichita State University.

 
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Vice President Strategic Accounts and Third-Party Relationships
Diane Kleehammer
Diane Kleehammer
Vice President Strategic Accounts and Third-Party Relationshipst

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Diane Kleehammer brings more than 30 years of information technology experience to Huntzinger’s executive team. Her early career was in the manufacturing industry where she developed extensive skills in operations management and process improvement. The most recent 10 years have been in the healthcare industry, specifically information technology support of healthcare providers. Diane’s role with Huntzinger is Vice President Strategic Business Development focusing on development of partnerships with prospective clients, third-party vendors, and industry organizations such as CHIME, HIMSS, and KLAS.

Diane has held numerous executive and leadership positions during her career at General Motors, Electronic Data Systems, and CareTech Solutions. Leadership positions include Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales, and Business Development, Account Executive, and Program Manager all focused on providing outstanding information technology services to complex client organizations.

Diane holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. Executive Leadership Programs include Leadership in the Global Enterprise and Mergers and Acquisitions at The American Graduate School of International Management and Leading Learning Communities - Organizational Development from the Organizational Learning Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
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Vice President National Business Development
David Tucker
David Tucker
Vice President National Business Development

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David Tucker brings more than 35 years of health information technology experience to Huntzinger’s executive team. At Huntzinger, Tucker focuses on business development, client acquisition and relationship management.

Before joining Huntzinger, Tucker was the Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise Software Deployment (ESD), Toledo, Ohio. Tucker has also held senior executive positions with maxIT Healthcare (acquired by Leidos Health), and CTG Healthcare Solutions.

Tucker’s health IT experience includes serving in healthcare administration roles for large provider organizations. He was a charter member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and was one of the first CHIME CIO members to be selected as a Fellow. Tucker has been a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) since 1987 and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for the majority of his healthcare career. Tucker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Duquesne University, and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Florida International University.

 
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Client Business Development Director
Stephanie Wallace
Stephanie Wallace
Client Business Development Director

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Stephanie Wallace’s 25-plus years of experience in healthcare information technology and staffing enables her to deliver a collaborative approach when partnering with clients. At Huntzinger, Wallace focuses on business development, client acquisition and relationship management.

Before joining Huntzinger, Wallace’s work focused on providing both contract and permanent healthcare IT staffing resources to organizations. These positions include being a Regional Sales Manager for Greythorn Healthcare IT, and an Area Vice President for MedSys Group. Wallace’s healthcare IT solutions sales experience include being the Senior Sales Executive at Origin Healthcare Solutions, and Healthcare Sales Director at MedQuist. Her early career included working as a medical transcription manager, which evolved into being the National Sales Director/Transcription Operations Manager for Diskriter, and later being the Vice President of Sales for CTech.

Wallace is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and was recently named the Director of Membership and Community Outreach for the Western Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter. She holds and Associate of Science degree in Medical Terminology/Information Technology from ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh. In addition, Wallace is Miller Heiman Certified in Strategic Selling and Large Account Management.

 
Kathi Goovert
Managing Director and Client Executive
Kathi Goovert
Kathi Goovert
Managing Director and Client Executive

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Kathi Goovert is a healthcare management professional with more than 20 years of healthcare executive, clinical and financial leadership experience. She works directly with clients to resolve their IT and process challenges, ranging from developing and implementing IT roadmaps, to serving as an interim executive for clients. Goovert’s work also includes conducting application selections and clinical workflow analyses, as well as managing large, complex implementation and upgrade initiatives.

In her previous positions, Goovert was an Account Executive with Computer Science Corporation, and a Vice President and Executive Director at ACS Healthcare Solutions. Goovert’s experience also includes being an Executive Director at Superior Consultant Company.

Goovert is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Walsh College, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University. Goovert is also a Certified Medical Technologist (MT-ASCP).

 
Rob Tashiro
Client Executive
Rob Tashiro
Rob Tashiro
Client Executive

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Rob Tashiro brings more than 30 years of experience to Huntzinger. He works directly with clients to resolve their IT and process challenges, ranging from developing and implementing IT roadmaps, to serving as an interim executive for clients. Tashiro’s work also includes conducting application selections and clinical workflow analyses, as well as managing large, complex implementation and upgrade initiatives.

Tashiro has served more than 20 distinct healthcare organizations. Prior to joining Huntzinger, Tashiro held senior executive positions at Dearborn Advisors and Wolfsong Informatics. During his 16-year tenure at Superior Consultant Company, Tashiro attained the title of President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Tashiro owned a successful consulting business that offered advisory and implementation expertise.

Tashiro holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.

 
Bill Tandy
Client Executive
Bill Tandy
Bill Tandy
Client Executive

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Bill Tandy has 25 years of healthcare information technology experience in provider, consultant and vendor environments. He works directly with clients to resolve their IT and process challenges, ranging from developing and implementing IT roadmaps, to serving as an interim executive for clients. Tandy’s work also includes conducting application selections and clinical workflow analyses, as well as managing large, complex implementation and upgrade initiatives.

Tandy’s past experience includes being a Healthcare Client Executive for Perot/Dell Services, where he also served as an interim CIO for a large acute care facility. Previous positions include being a Principal/Senior Industry Expert – Healthcare for Computer Sciences Corporation, and the President and CIO of INTERIM, Inc. which provided interim healthcare leadership. In addition, Tandy was the Vice President and CIO at Mercy Health System.

Tandy is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and the American Hospital Association (AHA). Tandy holds a Master’s in Health Administration from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and a Master’s of Arts in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Oregon. Tandy earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Economics from Purdue University.

 
Alexandra Rae
Client Executive
Alexandra Rae
Alexandra Rae
Client Executive

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Alexandra Rae is a healthcare management professional with more than 30 years of healthcare executive, clinical and financial leadership experience. She works directly with clients to resolve their IT and process challenges, ranging from developing and implementing IT roadmaps, to serving as an interim executive for clients. Rae’s work also includes conducting application selections and clinical workflow analyses, as well as managing large, complex implementation and upgrade initiatives. Clients have included federal, state and local healthcare organizations, academic medical centers and multi facility/multi regional integrated delivery networks.

In her previous positions, Rae served as a healthcare consultant with Arthur Anderson (Anderson Consulting) managing large health system implementations; and with First Consulting Group as Solutions Delivery Director in the Government practice. She has also worked in the health plan sector as Director of Third Party Administrator Business at US Healthcare, and in Clinical IT leadership roles at both University of Chicago Hospitals and Sutter Health in California.

Rae is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester, Rochester NY. Rae also is an R.N. currently licensed in the state of Florida, having received her training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

 
Gerry Maroney
Client Executive
Gerry Maroney
Gerry Maroney
Client Executive

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Gerry Maroney has 30 years of operational delivery experience in information technology with the last 25 years focused specifically in the healthcare industry, where he has provided interim executive leadership, consulting and strategic planning services. At Huntzinger, Maroney provides interim executive leadership, client relationship development and strategic planning.

Before joining Huntzinger, Maroney held multiple executive-level positions at large, publicly traded companies such as Xerox, ACS, and Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation. Maroney developed, deployed and managed a centralized domestic and an international healthcare-specific IT support program for a variety of healthcare organizations across the country.

Maroney was president and co-founder of a successful voice and data communications company and attended Susquehanna University.