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Practice Management Institute® (PMI) faculty, associate instructors and content contributors are down-to-earth experts in practice management with experience in key areas of medical practice management, coding, reimbursement, and compliance. They have a knack for articulating complex information in an easy to understand way. Generous with their knowledge, these talented professionals bring topics to life with real-world examples to help learning retention. Armed with detailed course manuals and hands-on exercises, PMI instructors challenge class participants to dig deeper and help with learning retention. Class participants come away from these programs with tools, tips and resources to help stimulate individual job performance and improve practice productivity and compliance.

Pam Joslin Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA

Pam has more than 20 years of medical practice management, coding, reimbursement and compliance experience. She has managed in medical practices ranging from single to m... more

Tom Stevens Thomas Alan Stevens, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CCS-P, CPC
Tom has more than 20 years of experience in medical practice management, coding, revenue recovery, compliance, and regulatory changes. He also has a long history teaching proper coding guidelines to b... more

Maxine Collins Maxine Inman Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
Maxine has more than thirty years of experience in medical practice management, adult education and general business. She has taught courses at various levels, including teaching business communicatio... more

GeoJan Wright GeoJan Wright, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
GeoJan has more than 25 years of health care experience in all phases of management, business operations, state and federal regulations. She has worked in billing and collection operations, human reso... more

Robert W. Liles Robert W. Liles, JD, MBA, MS
Washington D.C. attorney, Robert Liles, leads the Washington D.C.- based legal team that developed and maintains the curriculum and examination protocols for PMI’s Certified Medical Compliance Officer... more

D. K. Everitt D. K. Everitt, CMCO, CCO
D.K. Everitt is a certified medical compliance officer with over thirty years experience in practice management, the development and management of medium to large medical facilities, and the developme... more

Lisa Maciejewski-West Lisa Maciejewski-West, CMC, CMOM, MCS-P
Lisa has been involved in the medical billing, management and consulting field since 1982. In 2006, she founded Gold Star Medical Business Services, an award winning company that provides remote bi... more

Misty Nelson Misty Nelson, LPN, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO

Misty has more than 12 years of healthcare experience. Her nursing background combined with her management experience, industry knowledge and natural teaching ability are the perfect fit for the ... more

Linda D'Spain Linda L. D’Spain, CMPE, CMC,CMIS, CMOM, CMCO
Linda is President of her medical practice management consulting firm, D’Spain Consulting. She travels the country conducting national seminars, workshops and webinars and consulting with physician... more

Sunjanel Avecilla Sunjanel Avecilla, EMT-P, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC
Sunjanel Avecilla is a faculty member for Practice Management Institute with more than 12 years of working experience in the healthcare industry. In addition to obtaining her training and license as a... more

Jenny Pauley Jenny Pauley, CMC, CMOM
Jenny entered the medical field almost 25 years ago as a billing clerk. Since then, she has worked in all aspects of a medical office from the front to the back. She has experience in medical practice... more

Ione Broussard Ione M. Broussard, CMOM
Ione is a veteran of the healthcare industry with more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management, healthcare, marketing, business development, purchasing, risk management, and governm... more

Corporate Partner Instructors

Lynn Robinson
Lynn Robinson, CMC, CMOM

The Medical Society of Delaware
Lynn has been in the health care field for 30 years with experience in medical practice administration, finance... more

Debra Pichardo
Debra Pichardo, CMC

Debra has 18 years of experience in the field of medical billing and has an Associate’s Degree in Clinical Sciences. Her experi... more

Sherita Eastmon Sutton
Sherita Eastmon Sutton, MPH, CMA

Sherita has more than 20 years of well-rounded healthcare experience. She wears many hats of knowledge in clinical experience and medical practi... more

Deborah Rozanski
Deborah L. Rozanski, CMC

Deborah is a skilled medical administration professional with more than 30 years working with medical practices, Deborah L. Rozanski serves as a Prac... more

Deborah McNeilance
Deborah McNeilance, B.S., CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC

Deborah McNeilance is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional with more than 35 years in the healthcare field. She holds a Bachelor of Scienc... more

Lesley Wagner
Lesley S. Wagner, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC, CPC-I, CPB

Lesley delivers more than 15 years of successful experience in the healthcare industry. As the Practice Advocacy Manager for the Me... more

AAPPM Corporate Instructor Team

Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider, DPM
Dr. Andrew Schneider is in private practice in Houston, Texas at Tanglewood Foot Specialists. He is a Fellow and member of the Board of Trustees and President Elect of the American Academy of Podiatri... more

Brooke Weaver
Brooke Weaver, CMOM, FAAPPM
Brooke has been a Practice Administrator for over 12 years for a podiatry practice in Wichita, KS. In addition to working as a practice administrator she is also an EHR and Technical Solutions Consult... more

Jeffrey Frederick
Jeffrey Frederick, DPM
Dr. Frederick is a National lecturer on Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and Billing and Coding. He has been in medical practice for 29 years, past president of the American Academy of P... more

John Guiliana
John Guiliana, MD
Dr. Guiliana is a nationally recognized speaker and author on topics pertaining to medical practice management. He currently is the Managing Partner of Collaborative Practice Solutions, which is a ful... more

John Leardi
John W. Leardi, Esq.
John is Chairman of Buttaci Leardi & Werner LLC in Princeton, New Jersey. His firm represents a diverse range of individual and institutional healthcare clients in both adversarial and transactional m... more

Rem Jackson
Rem Jackson
Rem Jackson is the President and CEO of Top Practices, LLC, in Lancaster, PA, a company he founded to help podiatrists and other professionals, businesses and educators to reach their full potential ... more

Sam Guillory
Sam Guillory, PMAC, CMOM-POD
With more than a decade of experience in podiatric practice management, Sam Fowler has a healthy obsession with feet! She has become an acclaimed speaker for the AAPPM and ASPMA, and continues to trav... more

Associate Instructors

Libby Purser
Libby Purser, CHI, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC, CRC
National Director of Associate Faculty Development
Libby has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. She is a Billing and Coding Manager for a multi-specialty provider network o... more

Tracy Taylor
Tracy Taylor, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
One of the more recent additions to the Associate Instructor family at Practice Management Institute, Tracy Taylor comes with over ten years’ experience in the medical field.... more

Sanya Belcher
Sanya Belcher, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC, ICD-10 Trainer, Risk Adjustment Coder

Sanya joins Practice Management Institute as an Associate Instructor bringing with her more than 12 years of multi-specialty experience. She is very knowledgeable in most medical specialties incl... more

Susan Chavez
Susan Chavez, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
Susan has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. She has extensive knowledge in coding and billing. In her current role, she performs chart audits as part of the Revenue Cycle Manageme... more

Audrey Coaxum
Audrey Coaxum, CHI, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CPC
Audrey Coaxum is a hands-on specialist with more than 15 years of well-rounded experience in the healthcare industry. She has overseen the development and implementation of policy and procedures relat... more

Jimmie Hebert
Jimmie Hebert, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
Jimmie has traveled the country teaching physicians, medical practice administrators and staff about the latest issues in medical practice management. Her background includes management of several mul... more

Merrilee Severino
Merrilee Severino, CPC, CPM, CMMP, NC
With over 25 years of experience working with physician office practices, Merrilee has worked with clients to start their own practices, overhaul their existing practices, market their practice. Helpi... more

Alicia Kellett, CPC, CMOM, CPCI
Alecia Kellett, CMOM, CPC, CPC-I
Alecia D. Kellett, health care instructor at Greenville Technical College, brings 14 years of experience in the health care field to her new position. Alecia began her journey as a medical coder, quic... more

Margaret Pruszka, MBA, CMC
Margaret Pruszka, MBA, CMC
Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in medical and academic practices working in various positions including Medical Administrative Specialist, Reimbursement Manager, and Practice Administ... more

Jan Hailey
Jan Hailey has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare with proficiency in administration, coding and billing roles. She is currently the Manager of Operations for Beacon Medical Group with res... more HOME | Curriculum | Locate a Class | Online Training Center | Discussion Forum | Sitemap | Policies | Contact Us!
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