Meet Our Annual Conference Speakers

Meet Our Annual Conference Speakers
See the sessions they will be leading for you!

General Information | Schedule of Events | Accommodations | Registration

Annual Conference Registration is now open so sign up today.
Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Speakers and Sessions

Becky Ayers, DHA, MHA, MBA, FACMPE
Orthopedic Center of Florida

Marketing a Medical Office
May 20th | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Physician Recruitment
May 21st | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Dr. Becky Ayers has 40 years of healthcare experience, from the US Army to inpatient hospital to and outpatient clinic operations. She is the Chief Administrator of the Orthopedic Center of Florida, the Adjunct Professor at Florida Southwestern College, and performs healthcare consulting.

Jason Deshayes, CPA, CGMA
Cook Wealth Management

Understanding Physician Profitability
and Driving Better Results
May 19th | 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Jason Deshayes is a seasoned Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with more than 17 years of experience providing tax accounting and consulting services to individuals, dental and medical practices, and closely-held businesses.

Matt Devino, MPH
MGMA Government Affairs

MGMA Washington Update: Political Hot Topic
May 21st | 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Matt Devino, in his primary role as a government affairs member liaison, works to inform membership of the federal rules and regulations impacting medical group practices around the country.

Sharon Jones, Ph.D.
thedot. Consulting

10 Functions Every Excel User Should Know
May 19th | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Arrive early to the conference as Dr. Sharon Jones will bring clarity to Microsoft Excel functions and highlight 10 functions every Excel user should know and master.
Separate registration required

Paul Long
Motivational Speaker & Author

Connecting the Workplace and Life through F.U.N.
May 20th | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Sincerity of Service
May 20th | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Paul Long is a speaker, author, podcaster, and master of shenanigans. He has developed a concept called Fundamism, simply defined as the FUNdamentals of a F.U.N. and optimistic lifestyle.

Amanda McKinney, MBA
A Woman’s View & NCMGMA 2021 President

Annual Business Meeting & Closing Remarks
May 21st | 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Amanda is the Practice Administrator for A Woman’s View. Amanda received her MBA from Gardner-Webb University in 2016 and has served on the NCMGMA Board of Directors since 2017 and is currently serving as President.

Steve Parker
Curi & NCMGMA Immediate Past President

2020: A Retrospective View
May 19th | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Steve has served as an advocate for physicians, physician practices and practice administrators in a variety of roles over his 27-year career with Curi (formerly Medical Mutual).

Kristine Sims
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

HR Update
May 20th | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

During Kristine Sims’ two decades of practicing exclusively in the management or defense side of employment law, Kristine has been involved in advising clients in every aspect of the employment relationship.

Michelle Wallace

ACMPE Certification and Fellowship
May 21st | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Michelle is the Practice Administrator at Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont in Winston-Salem. As the ACMPE Liaison, Michelle mentors and supports members who are working on their board certification through the American College of Medical Practice Executives and/or seeking Fellowship.

Monica Wofford, CSP
Contagious Companies

We Didn’t Mean Forever…™: How We Now
View Difficult People
May 20th | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
It Works if You Work It™: The Power of Application
May 20th | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Author of Make Difficult People Disappear™, Monica Wofford, CSP, is a 30-year veteran of the speaking and consulting industry.

Follow this link to see all the 2021 NCMGMA
Annual Conference has to offer!

Register Today!

Registration is open so sign up for the Annual Conference today. Full registration costs start at $325. To register, click on the button below and follow the instructions.

NCMGMA continues to monitor the pandemic and best practices for meeting in-person. We are excited to offer an opportunity to meet in-person in 2021 and plan to do this as safely as possible. Attendees & Exhibitors will be asked to adhere to NCMGMA requirements prior to completing registrations and also onsite prior to receiving a conference badge. We look forward to seeing as many who are willing and able in May! If you have questions, please email us at


If you have any questions about the 2021 NCMGMA Annual Conference, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

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