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The Meridian Team

 

Business Development

John Teas
Senior Vice President of Business Development 

John has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is a former Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at AMSURG Corp. Prior to that, John served in a business development role focused on medical products and device sales at Ansell Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson Mitek and Johnson & Johnson Medical. He began his healthcare career as a Medical Sales Recruiter for Southwestern Professional Services in Nashville. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Texas Christian University in 1992.

 

Finance

Meridian's seasoned management team has an established track record in financing, developing, and operating ambulatory surgery centers, specialty surgical hospitals and related healthcare ancillary businesses throughout the United States.

 

Holly Poff
Controller

Bio coming soon

 

Jaclynne Grosse
Assistant Controller

Jaclynne served 3 years at Amsurg Corporation, a publicly traded company that specializes in the development, management, and operation of outpatient surgery centers. Jaclynne is a graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

 

Kelly Clayton
Senior Accountant

Kelly has five years experience in public accounting, serving as an Audit Senior Associate at KPMG, LLP, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services. Kelly is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, KY where she earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and her Master's degree in Business Administration. She is eligible and actively pursuing certified public accountant licensure in Tennessee.

 

Human Resources

Meridian's seasoned management team has an established track record in financing, developing, and operating ambulatory surgery centers, specialty surgical hospitals and related healthcare ancillary businesses throughout the United States.

 

Susan Baker
Director, Human Resources

Susan brings over 25 years of healthcare and human resource experience, having been with Healthcare Management Resources/Xtensia and Vendell Healthcare prior to Meridian. Susan's responsibilities include employee relations, policies and procedures, employee benefits, as well as, ensuring compliance with all state and federal labor laws. She received an Associate's degree in General Business Administration from Volunteer State Community College.

 

Information Technology

Meridian's seasoned management team has an established track record in financing, developing, and operating ambulatory surgery centers, specialty surgical hospitals and related healthcare ancillary businesses throughout the United States. 

 
Steve Cornelius
Director of Information Technology 

Steve has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and over four of those years within various aspects of the healthcare industry. Steve previously served as Engineering Manager for Video Gaming Technologies (VGT), Vice President of IT at Pine Creek Healthcare Capital (acquired by Raymond James), Development Channel Manager at Deloitte, etc. Throughout his career, Steve has led various sized organizations while remaining highly technical himself. He has designed and developed a variety of key business process automation and systems integration components across a variety of industries. As a lifelong learner, he is well versed in a variety of IT disciplines including enterprise architecture, software architecture, data analytics, cloud based technologies, etc. Steve is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

 

Eric Adams
Senior System Administrator

Eric has 17 years of information technology experience. He most recently served as a Senior Network Administrator for Direct General Corporation, a provider of personal automobile insurance and related financial products. In this role he implemented, maintained and supported a network for more than 2,400 users across an infrastructure of over 260 servers and 2,600 workstations and laptops. Other responsibilities included data encryption and transfer to multiple vendors, server hardware and software maintenance, biweekly backup and deployment of web server application code, backup maintenance, and support. 

 
 

Operations

Meridian's seasoned management team has an established track record in financing, developing, and operating ambulatory surgery centers, specialty surgical hospitals and related healthcare ancillary businesses throughout the United States.

 

April Sackos, CASC

Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management
April has over twenty years of healthcare experience. For the past decade her emphasis has been in the ambulatory surgery industry. Prior to joining Meridian Surgical Partners, April worked for Symbion Healthcare, Inc., providing regional operations support to various facilities and served as an administrator and business office manager for a multi-specialty surgery center in Denver, Colorado. April served as a board member for the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and is credentialed as a Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC).


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