Advisory Board

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Kerry Gillespie

AVEC Health Solutions, LLC, is proud to announce the addition of Kerry Gillespie as Chief Executive Officer.  With over 30 years of healthcare management experience, Mr. Gillespie brings an extremely robust background to AVEC.  Kerry has held various senior executive leadership positions with prominent industry leading organizations across the country.

Most recently Kerry served as CEO & President of Triad Isotopes, Inc. a private nuclear pharmaceutical company with more than 60 locations across the U.S., the nation’s second largest nuclear pharmacy company.

Prior to joining Triad Isotopes, Mr. Gillespie served as Executive VP, Operations & Finance, with Health Management Associates (MHA), Inc., a $6 billion operator of 71 hospitals.  In this role, he was directly responsible for the oversight of operating budgets, payer relations and patient financial services, physician practice management, clinical processes and patient safety.  Additionally, he played a prominent role in strategic planning, joint ventures and physician practice acquisitions and integration.

Before joining HMA, Kerry served as Chief Financial Officer with Radiation Therapy Services, Inc., understood to be the world’s largest radiation therapy services organization.  Mr. Gillespie was responsible for all financial functions, operating and capital budgets, financial planning and analysis, debt and capital structure strategy, treasury, risk management and tax strategy.

Kerry also served as Chief Financial Officer of Ardent Health Services, LLC, a $1.8 billion operator of acute care hospitals and other healthcare services, including a health plan, regional laboratory and large physician practice group in the Southwestern U.S.   Prior to Ardent Health, Mr. Gillespie was the Vice President of Group Operations at Community Health Systems, Inc., another large operator of acute care hospitals in non-urban markets throughout the United States.

Mr. Gillespie is an alumnus of EY, one of the Big Four public accounting firms. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  Mr. Gillespie holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Georgia.

About AVEC Health Solutions

AVEC Health Solutions is based in Salt Lake City, UT, and is a leading provider of Revenue Cycle Management and Coding solutions to the Healthcare industry.  AVEC believes that access to community-based healthcare is a patient right and therefore provides services to support this objective.  AVEC provides cutting-edge solutions that enable and support the effectiveness of healthcare organizations to serve their respective communities through delivering cost effective approaches designed specifically for their situation.  Healthcare organizations are able to preserve, grow and prosper through implementation of AVEC’s solutions.

 

 

Judy S. Bangerter

 

Ameritus Advisory Board Member

 

JamesJ

James U. Jensen, JD, MBA:

Jim has 30 years of experience in executive management, technology development and business entrepreneurship. Jim has served as General Counsel for several companies including NPS Pharmaceuticals and Dictaphone Corporation.  He also served on the Board of directors for dozens of companies including the Utah Chapter of the NACD, Wasatch Funds, Bayhill Capital, and the University of Utah Research Foundation. He has assisted dozens of companies in raising over a billion dollars and is a seasoned business seminar developer and presenter on corporate governance.  He is a co-founder of MountainWest Capital Network, Utah Ronald McDonald House, Intelisum, and Exeven Therapeutics.  Jim has practiced law for nearly forty years and holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University.

Jim lives in Salt Lake City with his wife of 40 years, Kathy Jensen.  Jim spends his free time fly fishing the Provo River, and dreaming of the trout that got away.