NCMGMA Recognizes and Congratulates Newest Emeritus Members

NCMGMA has three dedicated and long-time members retiring in 2017 and we wanted to recognize these members. Additionally, they qualify for the Emeritus Status membership in NCMGMA! Congratulations to Debbie, John, and Carol and we wish you all the best!

ncmgma18-dc135aDebbie Cashion, FACMPE
Catawba Pediatric Associates, P.A.
NCMGMA Member since 1991
Debbie is retiring from Catawba Pediatric Associates, P.A. after 36 1/2 years as Practice Administrator. Debbie has been a member of MGMA since 1986 and proudly earned her CMPE in 2011 and her Fellowship (ACMPE) in 2012. She has been a member of NCMGMA since 1991 and has served as Medicaid Chair, Board Member-at-Large, Secretary, President-Elect (2010-2011), President (2011-2012); and, most recently, ACMPE Liaison (2016-2017). Debbie was awarded the NCMGMA Administrator of the Year award in May 2009.

ncmgma18-jn135aJohn Nosek, MBA, CMPE
Greensboro Orthopaedics
NCMGMA Member since 1996
After 45 years in the healthcare profession, John Nosek is retiring from his position as Executive Director at Greensboro Orthopaedics, effective December 31, 2017. During his 23 years with Greensboro Orthopaedics, the practice has seen significant growth and he has greatly enjoyed playing a part in that growth. “That growth is attributed to the hard work and dedication of the physicians and the staff who support them,” John says. John has been a long-time member of NCMGMA, in good standing, and a member of the Greater Greensboro Chapter.

ncmgma18-cp135aCarol A. Pettit, BSBA
Central Carolina Surgery, PA
NCMGMA Member since 2003
Carol is retiring December 31, 2017 from Central Carolina Surgery in Greensboro, NC. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business from the University of South Dakota and has been in physician practice management for almost 29 years. She began her career in South Dakota as the Executive Director of Union County Health Foundation, a 501(c) Community Health Center. From there, Carol became the Regional Manager of Clinic Operations with the Mercy Health System in Iowa. Over the next 27 years she became involved with physician practices in every business structure known to healthcare: MSO, PPO, Independent, and hospital owned, as well as working as a practice consultant in the Metro Washington, DC area. Carol has worked in South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Washington, DC, and North Carolina (her very favorite) at some time during her career, which has focused on cardiology, general surgery, pediatrics, primary care, and internal medicine as administrator and business office manager.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (October 27, 2017 through November 28, 2017):


  • Ashley Carlyee, Greenville Pathology PA, Greenville, NC
  • Emily Cash, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC
  • Lori Gravelle, Charlotte Radiology, Charlotte, NC
  • Katherine Lanning, Southeast Radiation Oncology, Charlotte, NC
  • Melony Lunsford, Richard D Adelman MD, Raleigh, NC


  • Ginnie Cincotti, MedCost, LLC, Winston Salem NC
  • Jim Cropp, TriMed Technologies, Corp., High Point, NC
  • Philip Dattilo, Trial Management Associates, LLC, Wilmington, NC
  • Jeff Raysor, Carolinas IT, Raleigh, NC
  • Sherry Waycaster, Datamax/Interstate Credit Collections, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Bethany Downs, Appalachian State University, Raleigh, NC

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (September 27, 2017 through October 27, 2017):

Active Members

  • Stephanie Appling, Novant, Charlotte, NC
  • Dawn Bryant, Midtown Dermatology, Raleigh, NC
  • Annette Chatman, Vickery Family Medicine, Asheville, NC
  • Laura Erceg, Saleeby & Wessels Proctology, Raleigh, NC
  • Cynthia Forcade, Baby+Company, Charlotte, NC
  • Donna Fox, Bethleham Family Practice, Taylorsville, NC
  • Nikki Hairston, Pediatrics – Kernersville, Kernersville, NC
  • Stephanie Hall, Digestive Health Specialists, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Ryan Halos, Raleigh Radiology, Raleigh, NC
  • Ryan Hampton, Duke Neurosciences of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • Melissa Kale, Catawba Pediatric Associates, PA, Hickory, NC
  • Patricia Matheis, Wake Forest Dermatology, Wake Forest, NC
  • Matt Papach, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Reba Rinehart, Duke Medicine – Duke Primary Care, Raleigh, NC
  • William Schiff, Duke PDC, Durham, NC
  • Leslie Sonnenberg, Duke Private Diagnostic Center, Durham, NC
  • Pamela Walker, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Debbie Watson, Claremont Family Medicine, Claremont, NC
  • Diana Zambrano, Dept of Psychiatry, Durham, NC

Affiliate Members

  • Jenna Moyer, The Response Institute: CPR Consultants, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Christine Myers, MSOC Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Student Members

  • April Macedo, East Carolina University, Clemmons, NC


Membership Renewal Gift Card Winners

Congratulations to our VISA gift card winners!

Gift cards provided courtesy of MagMutual

Every NCMGMA member who paid their 2017-18 membership dues by October 17th was entered into a drawing to win three VISA gift cards, provided courtesy of MagMutual. The winners of this year’s card drawings are:

  • Byron Grimmett, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Colleen O’Keefe, Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Lee Katherine Ayer, MSOC Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Renew Your Membership Online and Update Your Member Profile

North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) was formed to provide professional administrators with a rich source of information and contacts for professional growth. From the mountains to the coast, our membership includes executives and managers of private group practices, academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, and companies that support medical provider organizations. Over the past 46 years, we have expanded our resources and have made exceptional strides across the state in representing our industry including:


  • Expanded membership growth to over 850+ members from all across the state.
  • Active and engaging Chapters to increase local networking and educational opportunities.
  • Job Postings sent through our membership and posted on our website.
  • Updated NCMGMA website with member directory.
  • Active membership listserve.


  • In 2018, NCMGMA is planning for our Annual Conference (May 9-11 at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, NC), and our Fall Conference (October 17-19 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, SC). These educational offerings provide CEUs and update our membership with valuable and timely industry information and knowledge.
  • In addition, we partner with the North Carolina Medical Society to add ten free webinars during the year.


  • Formed alliances and partnerships with organizations, such as the NC Medical Society and the NC Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance (NCHICA) and others in order to provide more industry knowledge to our members.
  • Committees such as BCBS, Advocacy, Medicaid and Medicare with active members engaged to help you and your practice navigate through questions and concerns.

NCMGM Member Discount for healthcare systems!

If your practice or company has 5 or more members, then you qualify for a membership discount!

  • 5-10 members — 10% reduction
  • 11+ members — 15% reduction

Renew Your Membership Today!

Don’t miss out! Pay your NCMGMA dues online prior to December 1st when your membership benefits will expire. Go to, click Member Login, and insert your username and password. If you have forgotten your password or need to set up a new one click here and follow the instructions.

Please contact the NCMGMA offices for additional details at


Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (August 29, 2017 through September 26, 2017):


  • Angela Branson-Atkins, Digestive Health Specialists, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Kristin Edwards, Raleigh Orthopaedic, Raleigh, NC
  • Diane McKeel, East Carolina Anesthesia, Greenville, NC
  • James O’Hara, Northwell Health, Bay Shore, NC
  • Steve Peterson, Wilmington Gastroenterology, Wilmington, NC
  • Jessica Phillips, FHPG, LLC dba FirstHealth Physician Group, Pinehurst, NC
  • Kamie Rauf, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Alicia Shue, Salisbury Pediatric Associates PA, Salisbury, NC
  • Stephanie Shuler, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Kimberly Tew, Cape Fear Podiatry, Fayetteville, NC
  • Jennifer Toney, Kernodle Clinic A Duke PDC Practice, Burlington, NC
  • Joanne Younts, FHPG, LLC dba FirstHealth Physician Group, Pinehurst, NC


  • Eric Backus, MSOC Health, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Latrecia Brown, MSOC Health, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Tamara McNeill, MSOC Health, Chapel Hill, NC


  • Hallie Mull, Gardner Webb University, Hickory, NC

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (July 28, 2017 through August 28, 2017):


  • Sonali Batish, NHRMC, Wilmington, NC
  • Jim Dziedzina, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Cary, NC
  • Craig Hepp, Vidant Health, Greenville, NC
  • Wanda Kosterlytzky, American Anesthesiology, Greensboro, NC
  • Ginger Martin, Digestive Health Specialists, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Sharon Mendenhall, WHA Centre Ob/Gyn, Raleigh, NC
  • Shelli Tijerina, Advanced Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Huntersville, NC


  • David Masten, UNC Charlotte, Concord , NC

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (May 26, 2017 through July 27, 2017):


  • Michael Buncher, Hendersonville Pediatrics, Hendersonville, NC
  • Denise Combs, Wayne Health Surgical Associates, Goldsboro, NC
  • Sheila Fassler, Pediatric Hair Solutions, Charlotte, NC
  • Tammy Ferrell, Salem Chest Specialists, Winston Salem, NC
  • Christian Gragg, FryeCare Generations Family, Hickory, NC
  • Shenae Hiers, CHS Pediatric Surgery, Charlotte, NC
  • Elizabeth Hodge, Valley Cardiology, PA, Fayetteville, NC
  • Rhonda Humphrey, Rex Pathology Associates, P.A., Raleigh, NC
  • Denise Joshua, NC State University Student Health Services, Raleigh, NC
  • Doug Mathis, Cornerstone HealthCare, High Point, NC
  • Paula Nash, Comprehensive Rehabilitation & Pain Specialists, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Haley Tussey, UNC Pediatrics at Garner, Garner, NC


  • Fain Buete, MAKO, Raleigh, NC
  • Bill ONeill, CPEP, Raleigh, NC
  • Deborah Walker Keegan, Medical Practice Dimensions, Inc., Arden, NC


  • Kelly Bragg, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
  • Susan Haddock Tripp, East Carolina University, Farmville, NC
  • Harriet Jondahl, UNCG, Hillsborough, NC
  • Scott Painter, Pfeiffer University, Raleigh, NC