Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (February 28, 2019 through March 27, 2019):


Sharon Blair, Island Family Medicine, Hampstead, NC
Melissa Harris, Children’s Health Services, P.A., Greenville, NC
Lindsay Muns, Charlotte Radiology, Charlotte, NC
John Pearce, Cary Orthopaedics, Cary, NC


Valerie Bowling, Conference Forum, New York, NY
Reda Chouffani, Biz Technology Solutions, Inc., Mooresville, NC
Markael Edmonds, Sharecare HDS, San Diego, CA
Tracey Flynn Martin, Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, Winston Salem, NC
Kelly Garrison, Emtiro Health, Winston-Salem, NC
Darek Johnson, RingCentral, Charlotte, NC
Jeff Morgan, Brenmor, Eagle, ID
Chad Nice, Physicians Protector Plan, Tampa, FL


Matt Beam, Appalachian State University, Greensboro, NC
Antonio Coker, Winston-Salem State University, Greensboro, NC
Melissa Munday, Appalachian State University, Hickory, NC
Keyani Nelson, Winston-Salem State University, Winston Salem, MD
Miranda Pennachi, Appalachian State University, Durham, NC
Shikha Sharma, Winston-Salem State University, Mocksville, NC
Selicia Stokes, Winston Salem State University, Charlotte, NC
Miracle Thomas, Winston-Salem State University, High Point, NC
Elizabeth White, Bellevue University, Cary, NC
William Winstead, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

BOH Interview with Sandra Jarrett: Why Joining a Professional Association is Important

Why is joining a professional association important to your employer and your career? NCMGMA Board Member Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE, of Wake Forest Baptist Health describes the value she and her physician practice have derived as a member.  View the interview here: https://youtu.be/RjxuS4sb3Gw

See Business of Healthcare www.BOHseries.com for more interviews with healthcare leaders and influencers.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (January 25, 2019 through February 27, 2019):


Doris Brown, Carolina Endocrine, Raleigh, NC
Heather Callahan, Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Gastonia, NC
Chad Cooke, Triad Pediatrics, High Point, NC
John Crossgrove, Flexogenix, Cary, NC
Kristin Fisher, Raleigh Family Practice, PA, Raleigh, NC
Neil Gavel, Cardiology Consultants, PA, Spartanburg, SC
Susan Klas, WHA Centre Ob/Gyn, Raleigh, NC
Wendy Quarry, Flexogenix, Cary, NC
Scott Whitt, Triad Clinical Trials, Greensboro, NC


Stephen Bittinger, Nexsen Pruet, LLC, Charleston, SC
Bill Clayton, TSI, Clayton, NC
Alissa Deichmueller, Healthcare Procurement Solutions, Atlanta, GA
Michael Dudley, Greenway Health, LLC, Tampa, FL
Billy Helms, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialist, High Point, NC
Brad Hinely, DocsInk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Laurie Houk, Allscripts, Raleigh, NC
William Krebs, KLS Financial Services, Morrisville, NC
Russell Smith, Guardian Wealth Partners, LLC, Raleigh, NC
Shari Steele, rater8, Montvale, NJ
Anne Winefordner, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Durham, NC
Ryan Youngblood, McGriff Insurance, Winston Salem, NC

Corporate Affiliate

Barbara Campbell, Medical Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC


Gabe Pinon, William Peace University, Rolesville, NC
Alayna Wood, East Carolina University, Cary, NC

Submit Your Nominations for Administrator and Practice of the Year

Annually, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) recognizes outstanding performance by an individual and a medical practice with our Administrator of the Year Award and our Practice of the Year Award. For 2019, both awards will be presented at our Annual Conference, to be held May 8-10 in Wilmington, NC. Nominations for both awards are now open.

NCMGMA-Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year Award

medical-mutual-medEach year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

If you wish to learn more about this award and/or nominate a colleague, follow this link to fill out a complete form or email our offices at info@ncmgm.org to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2019.

NCMGMA-First Citizens Bank Practice of the Year Award

First-Citizens-HorizontalThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Follow this link to learn more about the award or to begin the nomination process. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org or 800-753-MGMA (6462).

NCMGMA Awarded 2nd Place in MGMA 2019 State Participation Award

ncmgm19-pa450aLast week, members of NCMGMA’s Board of Directors were present for MGMA’s State Leadership Summit in Denver, CO, where NCMGMA was awarded 2nd place in MGMA’s State Participation Award category. NCMGMA will be awarded $2,500 for winning 2nd place.

The State Participation award recognizes the efforts of outstanding state MGMA affiliates in promoting the medical practice management profession. Award recipients are chosen based on how well they performed in three main areas of focus: advancement of the profession through ACMPE, advocacy and survey participation.


In photo from left to right: Melissa Klingberg; Todd Pittman, CMPE; Lisa Hooks, CMPE; Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE; Jane Lutz; Chad Ghorley; Steve Parker; Leah Paraschiv, CMPE; and Tessa Wolfarth.

Thank you MagMutual for helping to underwrite the NCMGMA board of director’s trip to the MGMA Leadership Summit!

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Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (January 5, 2019 through January 24, 2019):


Elisa Barnes, Carolina Women’s Health, PA, Raleigh, NC
Geoffrey Norwood, East Carolina Anesthesia Associates, Greenville, NC
Sheri Raymer, Eagle Physicians, Greensboro, NC
Nurys Rivera, Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc, Wilson, NC


Nate Culp, McGriff Insurance Services, Winston-Salem, NC
Brunson DePass, Physicians Wear Medical Linen Service, Columbia, SC
Jason Deshayes, Elliott Davis PLLC, Raleigh, NC
Debra King, monocleHR, llc, Apex, NC
Jann Martin, TriMed Technologies, Corp., High Point, NC
Caleb Reyes, CORA Physical Therapy, Raleigh, NC
Kathie Walsh, DocuRep, Wake Forest, NC
Maria Yeremin, CORA Physical Therapy, , SC
Todd Zempel, Gordon Asset Management, LLC, Durham, NC

Corporate Active

Mario Aguilar, UNC Physician’s Network, Raleigh, NC
Ardith Charles-Harris, Physicians East, Greenville, NC
Claudia Dean, NHRMC – PQP, Wilmington, NC
Kathy Garner, The Carolina Clinic, Chapel Hill, NC


Brenda Bradrick, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Midland, NC

2017-18 NCMGMA Impact Report

As the year comes to a close, the NCMGMA board of directors would like to share with you a glimpse into what 2018 looked like for the association. To increase our transparency and to give you a better idea of the overall activity of the organization, we have put together a 2018 Impact Report which you can access at the link below.

Inside you will find a letter from our 2017-18 President, Sandra Jarrett, metrics from our various 2018 programs and events, and a glimpse into our board’s vision for 2019. Our hope is that this report will help give you a better idea of the association’s activity and health, and how the membership dollars are spent.

Thank you for being a member of NCMGMA and we look forward to another successful year in 2019, continuing our vision of being “the leaders for tomorrow’s healthcare.”