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

Become a 2018 NCMGMA Alliance Sponsor

Become a 2018 NCMGMA Alliance Sponsor
Gain access to the healthcare decision-makers in NC

If you are looking to reach practice administrators and managers throughout North Carolina, then look no further than the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and our annual Alliance Sponsorship, delivering high-impact marketing and quality face-time with healthcare management decision-makers.

New this year! Sign up for three years of Alliance sponsorship
and save 10% on the cost for each year of sponsorship.

Alliance Core Benefits

An Affiliate membership in the NCMGMA for a key contact in your firm. All sponsorship levels include a booth at the Annual Conference. Recognition and link on NCMGMA News (e-news) and the NCMGMA website. Gain access to the medical practice decision-makers in North Carolina.

About the Alliance Sponsorship Program

Alliance sponsorship spans from January 1 through December 31, each year. Each level of sponsorship includes core benefits as well as a selection of level-specific benefits. Use the Alliance level-specific benefits table to help select the level of sponsorship that best fits your needs. Alliance sponsors receive exclusive access to, and preferred placement in, certain 2018 events. New this year: sign up for three years of Alliance sponsorship and save 10% on the cost for each year.

Follow this link for a printable 2018 Alliance Sponsorship flyer and registration form.

Sponsor Level-specific Benefits


2018 NCMGMA Annual Conference

The 2018 NCMGMA Annual Conference will be held May 9th through May 11th at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, NC. Only 2018 Alliance sponsors are eligible to exhibit. Complete your 2018 Alliance Sponsorship form today and join us in Cherokee in May.

A booth in the NCMGMA Annual Conference exhibit hall includes the following:

  • (1) 8×10 Booth
  • (2) Exhibitor Badges
  • (1) Electrical outlet* (if designated on your exhibitor contract)
  • (2) Chairs
  • (1) 6 ft. table, skirted
  • (1) Waste basket
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Exhibitor Hall
  • (1) Conference attendee list (sent to contact approximately 3 weeks prior to event)


Founded in 1971, NCMGMA has grown to 850+ members representing medical groups from all across North Carolina. Our membership includes small and large single- and multi-specialty groups, medical school clinics, management service organizations, independent practice associations, and physician-hospital organizations.


For questions about the Alliance Sponsorship structure and benefits, please contact the NCMGMA office at 800-753-6462 or 704-365-0565.

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


Top Five Things to Know About the M3 Conference


The M3 – Merging Medicine and Management Conference – is just over a month away . If you haven’t registered yet for this unique gathering of physicians, physician assistants, practice administrators, and medical group managers, then consider these five facts about the conference to be held in Raleigh, September 14-16:

  1. The 11 general sessions feature noted national and local experts on everything from physician burnout to health care policy during the Trump administration. Review the agenda.
  2. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) will present their annual awards during the conference including the Administrator of the Year Award and the E. Harvey Estes Award. Be there to honor your colleagues.
  3. The M3 brings together a who’s who in the medical community, creating fertile ground for insightful discussions and networking with your peers from across the state.
  4. Enjoy great food and drink and ample opportunity to socialize with old and new friends.
  5. Register before Aug. 25 and save $50.

Get all the details and register today at this link.