Audrey Barker has an extensive background in physician recruitment and business development, most recently leading the recruitment efforts of 9 hospitals, 7 freestanding emergency departments and over 120 outpatient facilities for Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, while providing direct contractual and relational support to more than 500 employed physicians. During her time at Kettering, she successfully placed more than 225 physicians in the region and served practices of multiple sizes and affiliations, including hospital employed positions, multi-specialty private groups and independent practitioners, as well as research and academically focused clinicians. Barker published The Physician Recruiting Standard – The Delta Companies in 2018, which discusses strategies for physician retention and preventing burnout.
Ms. Barker received her undergraduate degree in business and marketing at Ohio University and went on to obtain her Master’s in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. For more than six years, she has been a Fellow of the Association for Advancement of Physician and Provider Recruitment.
Providing expert service to physicians and residents alike, Ms. Barker says, “I take great pride in serving physicians – facilitating for them and their families in helping to shape their future. My approach is personal and relational in communication style, as I find this critical in establishing strong partnerships. I feel honored to play an integral role in finding the perfect fit for a physician’s unique skills and interests both personally and professionally.”
Ask me about speaking engagements and education for your programs on topics including:
- Physician Retention and Preventing Burnout
- Navigating Contracts: Hospital Employed vs. Private vs. Private Equity
- CV Review and Creation
- Site Visit Etiquette: How to Conduct Yourself During an Interview
Mark Cherney is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than four decades of industry experience, which include serving as chief executive officer, board director, executive chairman and venture partner. He has experience across multiple healthcare sectors including urology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, blood and parenteral products, general surgery, pharma distribution, home care, specialty pharma and dermatology.
In addition to serving as Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio Urology Group, Mr. Cherney is Chairman and Co-founder of Prologics Healthcare and has been an advisor to several private equity, venture capital and angel investor firms.
Mr. Cherney previously served as the CEO and Co-founder of Prologics Healthcare, CEO and Founder of Dolphin Medical and CEO of Princeps.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves.
Jay Rom, MBA, CPA has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, serving in executive leadership roles with a payer, a hospital, medical groups and an ambulatory surgery center company. He was the Finance Director and Controller for Western Ohio Healthcare, a large HMO in Dayton, Ohio acquired by United Healthcare. He then served as Vice President of Physician Service for the Franciscan Health System. He has been CEO of Cardiology Associates of Cincinnati and CEO of Professional Radiology, Inc.
Mr. Rom’s background includes serving as President of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, LLC, a venture capital backed company that developed 20 joint venture surgery centers across the U.S. Under his direction, Blue Chip Surgical provided comprehensive surgery center development and management services, including design, construction, equipment selection, staffing and human resources, clinical policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, group purchasing, billing and collections and financial management and reporting.
Mr. Rom received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Xavier University and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Liz Schoen is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience assisting healthcare providers and entities in legal, compliance and business matters. In the past few years, she served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a large physician-owned multispecialty practice in Northwest Georgia, as well as a large ENT practice in the Atlanta area. She has also represented other specialty medical practices, some of which are private-equity backed, in the areas of gastroenterology, ENT, audiology, gynecology, ophthalmology and podiatry.
Ms. Schoen previously served as General Counsel for a specialty hospital in Atlanta, the Shepherd Center, and as VP of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for the Georgia Hospital Association. Before that, she was Managing Director for PwC’s Southeast Compliance Practice and Senior Manager for KPMG’s national Compliance Consulting Practice. As part of its national honors recruitment program, she began her career as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Atlanta, where she represented the OIG, CMS (previously HCFA) and PHS. At HHS, in addition to gaining significant experience in Medicare and Medicaid regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse, she also gained substantial expertise in bankruptcy matters as she defended HHS in numerous Chapter 11 filings by hospitals.
Ms. Schoen received her Juris Doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree with honors from Connecticut College. She also received an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy (“Mini MBA”) from the Coles College of Business in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Matt Snider, Chief Information Officer, has been instrumental in the launch of Central Ohio Urology Group’s new Telehealth program. His organizational skills and managerial style are a great complement to our mission, vision and values.
Mr. Snider is a seasoned IT Leader with 20 years of experience spanning the government, finance, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. He has vast has experience in IT integration, consolidation and automation. Most recently, he served as Director of Infrastructure for Quantum Health, a healthcare navigation provider for self-insured organizations.
Mr. Snider has an MBA from Franklin University and received a B.S. in Network and Communication Management from DeVry University. Mr. Snider also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Tracy Stephens is a seasoned finance executive with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has led the financial team of numerous multi-site physician services companies, including clinical research; radiology; radiation and medical oncology; urgent care and primary care; pathology; and direct primary care. He has experience working alongside private equity investors and integrating acquisitions into the respective financial structure.
Most recently, Mr. Stephens was the CFO of Paladina Health, a PE-backed, multi-state, 125-clinic site direct primary care business. Prior to that, he was CFO of American Pathology Partners, a PE-backed $85 million anatomic lab business with sites in five strategic markets. He has led the financial process on multiple acquisition targets to aid growth for these respective industries, with the largest being a $110 million purchase price. Mr. Stephens received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin.