Officers and Directors

Candice A. Powers, MBA, CRCR, CRCA - President

Originally from West Virginia, Candi has been a member of HFMA since 2007. Candi brings over a decade of Medical/Dental Billing and Management to SC. She received a BA in Technical and Performance Arts from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA and then her MBA from West Virginia University. She is employed by Optim Health, in Savannah, GA, where she serves as the Enterprise Revenue Cycle Director.

Candi was the 2010-2011 recipient of the Lucille P. Craft Award for the most outstanding contribution of a WV HFMA member. She also served for three terms as the Revenue Cycle Education Chair for that chapter. Candi served as the Chair of the SC HFMA 2013 and 2014 Annual Institutes and has volunteered for both the Mid-Atlantic and Dixie Conferences. She has also served as Program Chair in SCHFMA.

Candice, a former dance/cheer/gymnastics instructor, enjoys sports, football in particular, karaoke and hanging at the beach with her family. Candi has been married to her best friend for over 15 years and reside in Bluffton, SC where they are raising two beautiful daughters.

Phone: 843-226-3702 / Email


Barney Osborne, FHFMA - President-Elect

Barney Osborne has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare Finance. Barney is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA), certified as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) in Advanced Technical Study in Accounting and Finance.

Today, Barney is putting his many years of hospital financial and administrative experience as a hospital chief financial officer to work for all South Carolina hospitals as vice president of finance and reimbursement for the South Carolina Hospital Association. He is responsible for education, evaluating state and federal regulatory and procedural changes and evaluating the related risks at the hospital state and federal level, and advocating for the good of all South Carolina hospitals. Barney is a long-time member of the South Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is currently a member of the chapter’s Board of Directors. He also serves on a number of other boards and taskforces at the state and federal levels.

Phone: 803-796-3080 / Email








Michael Jebaily - Secretary

Michael is a Director in PwC’s Health Services practice with 10 years of experience in the Revenue Cycle improvement process. Michael has extensive knowledge of business process outsourcing and revenue cycle operations focusing on patient financial services process improvement, redesign, and system implementation for academic medical centers, community and safety-net hospitals, and physician practice organizations. Michael currently has oversight responsibilities for cash acceleration engagements at PwC’s Virtual Business Office.

Michael is a Fellow in HFMA (FHFMA), a Six Sigma Greenbelt, and a graduate of the SCHFMA Certified Revenue Cycle Associate (CRCA) program. Michael received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Francis Marion University in 2003, and his Master's in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2008. Along with his wife Suzanne and his son's Jack and Henry, Michael resides in Lexington, SC.

Phone: 803-978-6421 / Email






Jasper Powell - Treasurer

South Carolina native Jasper Powell is the Revenue Cycle Applications Manager for Self Regional Healthcare. After beginning his career in healthcare finance in 2002 at BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina, he made the transition from payer to provider by joining the Patient Financial Services team at Self Regional Healthcare in 2005 and became the Charge Master Coordinator in 2011. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken where he was a member of the University Theatre Players. He has obtained Epic Certifications in Resolute HB, Resolute PB, and Resolute Chargemaster and he has Epic Proficiency in Charge Router.

Jasper and his wife, Rhonda, are the proud parents of twins, Jay and Katie. Not only is Jasper the father of twins, but he has an identical twin brother, in which he claims to be the good twin. He is an active member of the Cambridge Cougar Club, where his children attend school in beautiful Greenwood, SC.

As an active member of the HFMA South Carolina Chapter, Jasper served as the chair of the Communication Committee and Editor of the Palmetto State News. He has also served as a member and proctor for the CRCA committee and has served on many institute planning committees. He is a 2007 graduate of SCHFMA’s Certified Revenue Cycle Associate (CRCA) program and earned his Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) designation in 2014. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA).

Phone: 864-725-3399 / Email


Estelle Barnes - Immediate Past President

Estelle Barnes
Senior Vice President, Client Engagement and Development
Ensemble Health Partners

Estelle contributes her expertise, strategy and experience in results driven client service excellence at Ensemble Health Partners. With 25+ years of healthcare revenue cycle delivery experience, Estelle specializes in client relationship management and strategic account development. Her diverse experience in hospital, physician and vendor partnership work adds a strong focus on the development and management of world-class relationships with new and existing customers for Ensemble Health Partners. Estelle preiA respected speaker and contributor, Estelle has held various leadership roles within HFMA and will serve as Immediate Past President of the South Carolina Chapter (2017-2018). She also serves as a founding member of the HFMA HERE national advisory board, focused on curriculum for the development of women in healthcare leadership. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Ashford University (CA), Advisory Board Member for University of St. Augustine – For Health Sciences (FL), and a member of ACHE.

Phone: 772-559-9772 / Email





Directors

Douglas Burrell - 2018

Doug Burrell is Director Revenue Cycle Operations at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. He has been at St. Francis for almost two years and oversees the Registration, Revenue Integrity, Customer Service and RAC staff. Previously Doug spent 1 ½ years at Georgetown Hospital System serving as the Business Manager for their physician network. Before going to Georgetown he spent 10 years at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC in various roles including Managed Care and Reimbursement Services.

Doug received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the College of Charleston. He resides in Taylors, SC along with his wife Amy and daughter Emily.

Phone: 864-282-4970 / Email






Julianne Dreon - 2018

Julianne B. Dreon is the Sr. Director of Revenue Cycle with AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. She has 25 years experience in the Health Care Industry with the last 18 of those years being in a Management role. Julianne has a varied background with responsibility in the psychiatric field in direct patient care and assessment, Claims Management and Business Strategy Development in the Insurance Industry, Patient Accounts Systems Analyst and progressive Patient Accounts Managerial roles in a hospital setting.

She is an Auburn University Graduate and is currently an active member of the South Carolina HealthCare Financial Management Association. Julianne has an innovative leadership style focusing on Information technology alignment and strategic business processes.

Phone: 864-512-1654 / Email






Melanie McMaster - 2018

Melanie McMaster is with the Greenville Health System within Financial Planning & Analysis and also served as Director of Campus Operations of one of their acute care hospitals. Prior to working with Greenville Health System, Melanie was an audit partner with Dixon Hughes Goodman located in Atlanta, Georgia with industry experience focused on not-for-profit healthcare organizations including hospitals, healthcare systems, foundations, physician practices, ambulatory care centers, healthcare membership organizations, and the full continuum of senior and long-term care entities.

Melanie is a Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina and North Carolina and is a Fellow of the HFMA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting from Western Carolina University.

Melanie has been an active member of HFMA for many years and prior to joining SC HFMA, she held numerous positions with the Georgia Chapter including Board Member over the Professional Development Council for two years and Board Liaison. Chair positions held included Education Content, Professional Development Council, Quality Council, and Financial Counselor committees.

Phone: 864-797-7648 / Email



Chris Glenn - 2019

Christopher Glenn serves as Director of Finance for Roper St. Francis, Charleston, S.C.’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system with a specific focus on community outreach. Prior to joining Roper St. Francis in 2006, Chris worked for 11 years for a Charleston based CPA firm in the areas of auditing and litigation support services. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics. He is a 1994 graduate of the College of Charleston with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting. A Charleston native, he has been involved in several charities over the years, including the Carolina Children’s Charity board of directors, Trident United Way Campaign Cabinet, the Trident United Way Young Philanthropists Society Steering Committee, co-chair for the Trident United Way Battle of the Bands event and co-chair for the Lowcountry Food Bank Battle of the Bands event.

Phone:843-296-2365 / Email







Yulia Milli, FHFMA - 2019

Yulia Milli is a driven accounting professional with over 15 years of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit industries. She joined the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUSC Health) in Charleston, SC in 2007, where she quickly developed a passion for the challenging and continually evolving healthcare industry. In her current position as the Accounting Manager, Yulia is responsible for providing timely and accurate financial reporting and leadership to a strong team of accounting professionals performing general, lease, capital assets, debt and investments accounting functions.

A member of HFMA since 2008 , Yulia was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA) designation in 2015.

Yulia earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accountancy from the Far Eastern State Transport University in Khabarovsk, Russia. Residing in Charleston, SC, she is involved in her community through volunteer activities, and during her free time she enjoys hiking, paddling, exercising, playing team sports, and live music.

Phone: 843-792-3087 / Email




Lawrence Laddaga - 2019

Founder of Laddaga- Garrett, P.A., Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1983, the firm limits its practice to Health Law and denial management and appeals. The firm represents a variety of health care providers in litigation, mediation and arbitration against insurance and health plans; Medicare/Medicaid issues; Compliance matters; revenue cycle consulting; managed care contracting; HIPAA; discharge planning issues; licensing and regulatory issues. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston's School of Professional Studies where he teaches Health Law and Regulation. Past chair of the Health Law Section of the S.C. Bar, he is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA) and holds their Fellow Designation with Certifications in Patient Accounts and Managed Care. He is a past President of the South Carolina Chapter of HFMA, a past Regional Executive and served two terms on the HFMA National Principles and Practices Board, and Chapter Advancement Team. Mr. Laddaga enjoys Argentine Tango, Yoga, Zumba, Running, and Barre.

Phone: 843-207-5040 / Email

Janine Ciranni - 2020

Janine Ciranni is Vice President and Treasury Sales Officer for Bank of America's Specialized Industries Group in North Carolina and South Carolina. She is responsible for delivering BAML's treasury solutions to healthcare providers and institutions. Previously, she was at PNC Healthcare for seven years working in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Charlotte. Prior to working in the Carolinas, she worked with healthcare payers and providers in the Northeast region of the country. Janine's background includes project management, cash posting and reconcilement automation and disbursement automation.

Janine graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a BSBA in Finance and Saint Joseph's University with a Masters in Business Administration. She has been active with the South Carolina HFMA for two years and resides in Charlotte, NC.

Phone: 980-386-5260 / Email






Teosha Harrison - 2020

Teosha Harrison is the Provider Relations Manager for all commercial business of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. She’s been with the company for 19 years, spending the last 8 serving the provider community of South Carolina. She oversees a team of representatives who provide problem resolution and financial solutions for the company’s network providers. Teosha’s background includes training development, and healthcare consulting. She has been a member of SCHFMA since 2008 and worked on several committees.

Teosha has a BA in Political Science from the College of Charleston. She is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Columbia, and enjoys Zumba in her spare time. After losing her close friend to breast cancer, Teosha and friends started the Lola Brown Foundation to promote breast check awareness among young women.

She and her husband Edward are the biggest cheerleaders of their 3 sons, Landon, Lleyton, and Logan. They play many sports and are very active with school and community activities.​

Phone: 803-264-4364 / Email




Danielle Gori - 2020

Danielle Gori is the Government Audit Contractor Program Manager for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. Danielle oversees all RAC audit activity (including appeals, rebilling, trending reports, and accrual and extrapolation reporting) and is also the Bon Secours Health System liaison for all RAC related activity. She has 14 years healthcare related experience which includes 6 years in Revenue Cycle with an emphasis in Denials Management and 3 years in Reimbursement.

Danielle joined HFMA in 2011 and served as chair for the 2013 Fall Institute in Greenville, SC. She is a graduate of Lander University, an avid cyclist and NHL enthusiast. She resides in Easley, SC with her husband VJ.

Phone: 864-282-4985 / Email








Tommy Cockrell - Ex-Officio Member

Tommy Cockrell is President and CEO of South Carolina Hospital Association - Solutions Division. Prior to joining SCHA in December 1992, Tommy was employed with Kershaw County Memorial Hospital for 21 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer.

Tommy received a BS in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and a MA in Business from Webster University. Tommy also holds the designations of Fellow (FHFMA) with certifications in Finance, Patient Accounting, and Managed Care by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Tommy also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Webster University and the University Of South Carolina.

An active member of HFMA, Tommy served the South Carolina Chapter as President in 1988-89. Previous positions with the South Carolina Chapter include President-Elect, two terms as Treasurer and Chairman of numerous committees. In addition to South Carolina Chapter activities, Tommy served Region V of HFMA as Chapter Liaison Representative and at the national level as a member of the National Nominating Committee. Tommy and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of Kelley, a Certified Public Accountant and Cory, a graduate at the College of Charleston. Tommy and his family are active members of Antioch Baptist Church. In his spare time, Tommy enjoys all sports, classic cars, and enjoying his 3 grandchildren.

Phone: 803.796.3080 / Email

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