Healthcare innovation starts with the experts. From development and feasibility to implementation, we have the combined clinical experience and engagement strategies to partner physician leaders with facility programs. Learn more about our team members, and let us know how we can work with you to create a relationship for better care.
Vice President of Business Development
Mike joined USPI in 2010. Since then, he has served as Partnership Vice President (PVP) and VP of Business Development. Mike also leads USPI’s Imaging business development team and USPI’s Service Line Strategy Group. Prior to joining USPI, Mike was VP of Business Development for Confirma, Inc., CEO of Healthcare Synergies, and lead support engineer for GE healthcare. Mike has his bachelor’s degree in engineering, an MBA from National University, and holds a Doctorate degree in health system leadership (DHSc) from Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Vice President of Service Line Innovation
Jeannie is a Registered Nurse with an MBA and holds over 20 years of clinical, operational, and development experience in the ASC environment. Jeannie has been with USPI for 10 years and is a member of the Service Line Strategy Group team as Vice President of Service Line Innovation. Prior to USPI, Jeannie managed physician practices including office-based, Medicare-certified surgery centers. Because of her experience in both the private practice and ASC environments, Jeannie has a clear understanding of the operational and clinical challenges that face both entities. As a nurse, she is a passionate patient advocate and approaches program development from a patient- and family-centric perspective. Currently, Jeannie continues her work with the Joint Replacement Program and new Spine Program.
Vice President, Practice Operations
Judy joined USPI in 1999 bringing many years of experience and value to USPI and physician partnerships for quality care . That experience spans several settings, including the private practice, acute care hospital systems, and large central billing operations. Judy’s expertise in physician practice management make her a key member in strategic planning sessions, new practice development, and practice merger projects. Judy also supports USPI’s BPCI practices in the development and implementation of administrative and clinical best practices, process improvements, and staffing changes to support value-based payments. Judy is happily married with three children and enjoys spending her free time in Atlanta with her family.
Vice President of Business Development
Billy has been with United Surgical Partners International for over 10 years, his most recent role serving as Vice President of Business Development for Service Line Strategy Group, focusing on musculoskeletal program development across the USPI enterprise. He comes to USPI with an extensive 28 year healthcare background, having previously worked for Johnson and Johnson and Smith and Nephew Orthopedics. Billy is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he was a three-year Letterman and active in many university organizations and societies.
Deb is a registered nurse who received her Bachelors of Science from Texas Women’s University. As a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in surgery center management, Deb is confident in her ability to direct activities for the feasibility and implementation of innovative programs. Throughout her career, Deb worked closely with surgeons and their staff to optimize patient selection and patient care. She is passionate about the role of the perioperative nurse and other team members involved with the patient experience. In addition to providing quality, standardized care and measurable outcomes in the ASC, she understands that pre-operative education, post-operative follow-up, and setting realistic expectations are key to exceptional outcomes for the patient. Deb looks forward to using her management expertise and experiences as an OR nurse to enhance USPI’s new service lines.
Director of Operations
Grace has served as the Operations Analyst for the OrthoLink Physician Strategy Group since January 2014. She works with orthopaedic practices and physicians to improve overall operations and strive for best practices through analytical and operational assessments. Grace works directly with the physicians and case managers currently engaged in the Medicare BPCI program to pursue best practices, align with strategic post-acute care partners, and build relationships with local hospitals. Grace has a Masters of Health Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Joan comes to SLSG with over 10 years of healthcare industry experience, including billing services, physician office management, and corporate physician management. Joan is the Administrative Manager for SLSG, a role which utilizes her background and skills to the fullest. With a BS in Marketing from the University of Houston, Joan spent her early career in advertising agencies and corporate marketing. She went on to get her MOM (two children, that is) and rejoined the workforce in an administrative capacity. During her six years with a women’s health clinic, she became a Certified Medical Office Manager and came to appreciate the complexity, diversity, and challenges of growing a medical practice. One of her greatest accomplishments while with the clinic was partnering with the physician to open a medical aesthetic center. She considers that business one of her children. When not in the PSG office, she values the time with her husband and daughters and enjoys Mah Jongg and Bunco.