Improving the Business of Those Who Improve Our Health

Principled Guidance. Meaningful Results.

Health Care Program Advisors leverages decades of experience to meet the needs of the healthcare provider community.

Your needs are unique to your business, and you need a strategic partner who listens carefully and crafts unique solutions that solve your challenges.

Through our many years of experience, we’ve developed strategies tailor-made to fit your needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach. We’re not looking to identify a problem that aligns with a ready-made solution. Health Care Program Advisors leans into our experience and understanding of complex healthcare provider needs to create solutions that our clients own moving forward.

We Create Lasting Partnerships that Deliver Lasting Solutions

Our leadership team comes with a Big Four consulting background. We’ve witnessed first-hand the methodologies of those firms, and we sought to utilize our experience and expertise, and expand on this knowledge to create custom-made solutions for clients leading to long-lasting partnerships. We do this by listening… intently. We get to know your challenges and pain points, and we then seek out solutions — either from within our own team or finding solutions that others can provide.

Our Services

Health Care Program Advisors partners with the healthcare provider community to solve some of the most challenging issues within the industry. As a result of our experience and skill set, we understand the interconnectivity of issues healthcare providers face. This allows us to craft solutions that solve wide-ranging problems that impact all areas of your organization.

Information System

Information Systems

Health Care Program Advisors assist clients in managing the deployment of information systems to support healthcare operations to achieve an appropriate balance between fiscal prudence and operational need.

Planning

Strategical, Tactical, and Financial Planning

Through years of strategic planning, Health Care Program Advisors has the foresight, expertise, and tactical ability to help position your organization where it is prepared for the future both structurally and financially.

Revenue Management

Revenue Cycle Management

Successfully capturing revenue cycle improvement opportunities will achieve cost control and bottom line improvements, a necessity in an environment of decreasing reimbursement. Health Care Program Advisors is one of the few firms on a national level that can fully address the complete revenue cycle, including front-end to back-end operations.

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Managing data to create information is an expanding challenge as healthcare continues to exponentially grow the data that is captured in the patient care process; by assisting clients in implementing Business Intelligence systems and Dashboard analytics, we are providing actionable information to drive improved patient and financial outcomes.

Scott Leavell

Scott Leavell

Managing Partner

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Scott is a co-founder of Program Advisors and Information Systems practice lead. Scott and his family live on an 11-acre animal-less farm (except their two dogs) in Kennesaw, Georgia. His favorite Sunday activity is riding around on his John Deere tractor.

Pat Wulf

Pat Wulf

Managing Partner

B.S. Health Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

MBA Finance, University of Louisville

Pat is a co-founder of Program Advisors and leader of the Revenue Cycle and Analytics practices. In his downtime, Pat is pursuing completion of all five of the World Association of Cycle Event bicycle rides (2 of 5 completed thus far).

Jeff Booth

Jeff Booth

Partner

B.S. Business Administration, Emory University

MBA Finance, Emory University

Jeff is a partner at Program Advisors and the Strategic, Tactical, & Financial Planning practice lead. Jeff played competitive tennis for more than 20 years and was a part of different teams that won two Georgia High School State Championships and four City of Atlanta ALTA team championships.

Steve Roth

Steve Roth

Partner

B.S. Business Administration, Information Processing, The George Washington University

MBA Finance and Investments, City University of New York-Baruch College

Steve is a Partner at Program Advisors and a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) with extensive systems leadership experience at hospitals, integrated health systems, and academic health systems including merger/de-merger planning, strategic, and tactical systems planning. Steve also possesses a commitment to maximizing the performance and longevity of “all things internal combustion” ranging from leaf blowers, lawn tractors, and motorcycles to a near-fleet of aging automobiles.

Judy Barefield

Judy Barefield

Senior Director

Business Administration, University of Illinois

Judy focuses on advisory and project management services around a variety of client systems, processes, and financial improvement imperatives with a focus on Revenue Cycle services. She lived in England for three years and met Prince Charles and Lady Diana at a polo match.

Shannon Hill

Shannon Hill

Senior Director

B.S. Business Management, University of Florida

MBA, Information Systems Management, University of South Florida

Shannon focuses on advisory and project management services around a variety of client systems, process, and financial improvement imperatives with a focus on business intelligence and analytics services. She spends her free time traveling to see her daughter play volleyball and son play baseball.

Darrell Lee

Darrell Lee

Senior Director

B.S. Business Administration, Miles College

M.S. Business Management, Faulkner University

Darrell serves as a subject matter expert for revenue cycle operations, including patient access, pre-service operations, HIM, revenue integrity, coding, billing, insurance follow-up, payment posting, and self-pay. Additionally, Darrell serves as a trusted advisor and partner for health system leadership to assist with making key operation decisions around revenue cycle operations and revenue related decisions. Darrell loves to read and write speeches in his free time.

Leah Milano

Leah Milano

Senior Director

Business Management, Salem State College

Leah’s focus is on revenue cycle with extensive AR management, project, and change management experience along with revenue cycle systems implementation, IT, analytics, and advisory services. Leah loves outdoor adventures and is pursing completion of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot mountains.

John Stigaard

John Stigaard

Senior Director

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

MBA, Georgia State University

John focuses on healthcare information systems, analytics, and operations improvement. John met his wife of 20+ years at the Health Information and Management Systems Society annual conference.

Scott Werkstell

Scott Werkstell

Senior Director

B.S. Avionics Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Scott is a senior director consultant with HC Program Advisors, focusing on advisory services and program management IT and operations. Scott previously worked for NASA on the International Space Station project.

Brittany Leggett

Brittany Leggett

Business Manager

B.S. Accounting & Finance, Kennesaw State University

Brittany serves as the Program Advisors Office Manager, responsible for all financial and daily operations. Brittany is a classically trained singer and has performed in shows all around the Southeast.

Brittany Wulf

Brittany Wulf

Director of People Operations

B.S. Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.A. Organizational Psychology, Columbia University

Brittany builds and leads all people operations for the company, including recruiting, training and development, compensation analysis, employee engagement, performance management, organizational planning, and team development and effectiveness. She has lived and taught English in Ecuador!

Drew Fithian

Drew Fithian

Manager

B.S. Operations Management, University of Alabama

Drew has more than six years of healthcare experience, primarily involving revenue cycle management and operations. He also brings consulting experience in healthcare data analytics, revenue cycle operations, and systems selection to the company. You can usually find Drew grilling something on his Green Egg with his Golden Retriever, Marlow (and his wife, of course).

Lauren Gess

Lauren Gess

Manager

B.S. Health Information Management, Temple University

As a Manager at Program Advisors, Lauren assists Pat in leading the Business Intelligence and Analytics practice in addition to her role as a subject matter expert in Revenue Cycle, specifically Health Information Management. She has been featured on television twice (Travel Channel and a local commercial…for bacon).

Kelsie Evans

Kelsie Evans

Management Consultant

B.S. Business Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kelsie is a management consultant with a focus on performance improvement assessments and benchmarking. In her free time, Kelsie is a cheerleader for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team.

Patrick Leavell

Patrick Leavell

Management Consultant

B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Auburn University

Patrick’s focus is working on healthcare revenue cycle dashboards to improve high-level access to key performance indicators. He’s also a project manager in our infrastructure in transition effort. Patrick has two dogs named Bo and Modi, who are advocates for bully breed adoption.

Hannah Maiberger

Hannah Maiberger

Management Consultant

B.S. Health Services Administration, Clemson University

Hannah focuses mainly on the Revenue Cycle and Business Intelligence practices, working on performance improvement projects and data analytics. Hannah considers herself somewhat of a food expert, particularly Mexican food.

Conor Tanzman

Conor Tanzman

Management Consultant

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Conor predominantly works on business intelligence and analytics efforts for Program Advisors clients, also focusing on the Revenue Cycle practice. When he’s not working on revenue cycle and data analytics, Conor spends much of his free time sailing.