Linn Billingsley, Governing Board Vice Chair is the Division Vice President for Kindred Healthcare’s Las Vegas Integrated Market. Linn has more than thirty years of experience in healthcare, spending the past twenty years in healthcare executive roles and consulting with hospitals focusing on improving the patient experience. Linn is an active volunteer in the American Lung Association, currently serving on the National Board of Directors. Linn received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Sciences from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Karla Perez, Governing Board member, is the Regional Vice President of Universal Health Services. In her current role, Karla provides oversight to the operations of Spring Valley, Summerlin, Desert Springs, Valley, Centennial Hills and Henderson Hospital Medical Centers in Las Vegas, Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, and Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada. Karla has worked in the Las Vegas community for over 35 years, beginning her career in 1983 as a medical record clerk at Valley Hospital. Through the years, she assumed a wide variety of duties ranging from business development to overall hospital operations. These responsibilities have allowed her to advance her career with numerous promotions over the years to her previous positions as CEO of Desert Springs Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital.
Wayne P. Salem, Chief Financial Officer for Silver State ACO, is the Chief Financial Officer for Kindred Healthcare’s Las Vegas Integrated Market. Wayne has been in the healthcare industry for thirty years, twenty years as a financial executive. He holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and has been on several boards for various healthcare companies. Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant.
Scott Wiggins, Manager of Research, Financial Analysis and Systems is also the Systems Manager for Nevada Primary Care and the Financial and Economic Research Analyst for Strategic Medical Management. Scott does website development, market research and financial pro forma development. Scott holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Rhonda Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer. Rhonda has over twenty years of experience as an executive with extensive diversity, multi-cultural and international experience. She has been a nurse for nearly a decade. She graduated with honors and as Valedictorian from her nursing program at Kaplan College. Rhonda is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and actively working with HFMA, ACHE, MGMA and the Nevada Health Care Forum educational event. She has a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry, including performing charge auditing in the Revenue Cycle Department at UMC.
Lawrence Preston, CEO and Co-Founder. He has over forty-seven years of experience as an executive and healthcare consultant. Larry holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from San Jose State University. Larry has served on the Nevada Boards of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Larry has been a CFO of several hospitals and is the President and CEO of Professional Medical Consultants, Inc. for the past twenty nine years.
Leslie C. Jacobs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Silver State ACO, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Valley Health Systems. Leslie received her medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She received her training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center where she met her husband Dr. William Shoemaker. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has worked alongside her family serving the Las Vegas community for over three decades. She has taken on many leadership roles over the years, most recently as the Chief Medical Officer for a local large health plan prior to her current role at Valley Health Systems.
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