NCMGMA Leadership Summit Hotel/Early Registration Cutoff Extended to 8/28

2015 NCMGMA Fall Leadership Summit

Early Registration/Hotel Cutoff Extended to August 28th!

Make plans to attend NCMGMA’s first-ever Leadership Summit September 16-18, 2015 at the Pinehurst Resort and polish your leadership skills.

Transform every aspect of your leadership with dynamic workshops led by field experts. Learn from renowned speakers and authors – experts in leadership. Network with industry leaders to build stronger relationships and implement best practices.

Leadership Summit Pre-Conference Session

Wednesday, September 16th | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Work and Life Harmony: Can you have it all?
    Deborah Teasley, PhD
    President & CEO, Southern Regional AHEC
    Lean In, Lean Out, Work-Life Balance: What does it all mean?
    Expectations, communication and interactions may be different for men and women in leadership positions. Join us for a meaningful discussion with Deborah Teasley, PhD President and CEO of Southern Regional AHEC to learn some differences between men and women as leaders in the workplace and the challenges senior leaders face in achieving work and non-work life harmony. Attendees will leave this session with tools to develop their own meaning of work-life balance and how to implement it into their own life.

Leadership Summit General Sessions

Opening Session: Wednesday, September 16th | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • 10 Mistakes We Keep Making as Practice Managers
    Kyle Matthews, CEO
    Cardio Vascular Associates of Mesa, P.C.
    WARNING: This session may offend those who are not willing to reflect or change. As a practice administrator, I continue to make and see others make mistakes that keep our practices from achieving ultimate efficiency. Together, we will discuss 10 mistakes that are observed most often and how we can overcome these pitfalls. While many anecdotes will provide humor, this session will allow every manager to rethink protocols and procedures that could be the difference in achieving the next level of success.

Thursday, September 17th | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

  • Navigating the World of Leadership
    Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (Ret)
    Productive Leaders
    Do you ask your employees to sleep at work? Do you ask them to work for several weeks without a day off? Do you ask them to risk their lives for you? Probably not, but the military does. Learn the secrets of leadership and motivation from a 21 year Navy veteran who lead multi-cultural teams all over the world in this thought-provoking, action-packed session. Designed toward teams and senior management.

Friday, September 18th | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

  • People Mapping
    Peter Metzner, MA, MPA, CLC, President
    Dynamic Change, Inc.
    This two hour experiential session will introduce proven, practical and essential concepts from Peoplemap Training, The Interpersonal Circle and The Change Grid (Activity management system). Effective communications and productive interpersonal relationships are paramount to organizational success. This session will enhance participants’ understanding of self and others, recognize behaviors that fuel engagement and deliver insight into maintaining optimal performance.

Landscape Changes via Legislation & Business Meeting

Thursday, September 17 | 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Leah Cook Paraschiv, CMPE
    Client Manager, MSOC Health
    Leah Cook Paraschiv, CMPE, is a client manager and reimbursement expert with MSOC Health. She is currently a member of the NCMGMA Medicaid Committee and serves as the organization’s Student Outreach Liaison. She has also enjoyed working closely with NCMGMA Advocacy and Worker’s Compensation Committee members, the North Carolina Medical Society, and officials at DMA, CSC, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission on issues affecting practices across the state.
  • Sandra Jarrett
    Practice Manager, Salisbury Orthopaedic Associations
    Sandra is the Practice Manager for Salisbury Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health. She has been a member of NCMGMA since 1995 and has been a member of the Medicaid Committee for the past 12 years and chairman for the past three. Sandra has also been involved in Advocacy for Medical Groups and continues to work on issues that affect the Medical community. Sandra was honored with 2015 Administrator of the Year and 2014 Presidents Award.
  • Karl Stein
    Executive Director, Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic
    With over 40 years of healthcare experience from administrator to executive director, Karl Stein has earned Master of Health Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from Indiana University. Over the past two decades, Karl has served as Executive Director of multiple clinics and currently with Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, a full-service orthopedic practice with 22 physicians, 4 offices, and 330 employees.

Leadership Summit Breakout Sessions

Thursday, September 17th

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM — Sessions held concurrently

  • 101 — Transforming Engagement & Culture Through Everyday Conversations
    Rob Kramer, Founder & Principal, Kramer Leadership
  • 102 — Master Your World – Leadership Lessons from the Dog
    Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (Ret), Productive Leaders
  • 103 — Overcoming the “Dirty Little Secret”
    Will Latham, President, Latham Consulting Group
  • 104 — Solving the Mysteries of Body Language
    Blanca Cobb, CEO, TruthBlazer

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM — Sessions held concurrently
Nuts & Bolts Sessions: These sessions correspond to the Breakout Sessions above and
will give a more in-depth look at the topic.

  • 201 — Leading Up
    Rob Kramer, Founder & Principal, Kramer Leadership
  • 202 — Master Your World – Leadership Lessons from the Dog
    Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (Ret), Productive Leaders
  • 203 — Negotiation Skills for Medical Group Managers
    Will Latham, President, Latham Consulting Group
  • 204 — Solving the Mysteries of Body Language
    Blanca Cobb, CEO, TruthBlazer

Pinehurst Resort Spa Discount

Save $100+ SignSave 10% on All Spa Services
Part of being a good leader is knowing when to take time for yourself to rest and recover. Continue the investment in yourself by taking some time to enjoy the wonderful Pinehurst Resort Spa. All Leadership Summit attendees receive a 10% discount on Spa services. Click here for a brochure on the resort’s spa and follow this link to see the list of treatments and services available to guests.

Additional Staff Discount

Save $100+ SignAdditional Staff Discount
NCMGMA is making it affordable for you to bring all of your practice leadership! Bring one or more additional staff from your practice and you will save $100 on each of their conference registrations. Click here to visit the NCMGMA website and learn more about this great discount offer!


If you have any questions please contact the NCMGMA offices 800-753-MGMA (6462) or you can email us at


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