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Whether you're looking for patient 

satisfaction or professional satisfaction, our fantastic speakers will help you find what you need!

Jerry Bridge

President LifeWorks Education for Healthcare

(Keynote talks and Emcee of Thursday's Social Event)

Jerry Bridge is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, trainer and author for the healthcare industry.  For more than 25 years Jerry has presented keynotes and workshops for tens of thousands of providers, executives, managers and staff. His presentations are designed to inspire leadership, improve performance and increase well-being.

Jerry's book, Who Cares? Matters of Heart, Humor & Reconciliation, has been widely recognized by healthcare professionals as an inspiring, uplifting memoir for anyone with a family caregiving challenge or story. 

Outside of work, Jerry has traveled the world running marathons, raising money and resources for ending hunger. He is a drummer, knows his way around a kitchen, and has performed stand up at the world-famous Comedy Store. Above all else, Jerry’s passion is to lead inspiring, motivating programs that empower people while having lots of fun in the process.

In addition to being a Motivational Speaker to the Healthcare Industry, Jerry has performed stand up comedy at the world-famous Comedy Store and plays drums in a rock n roll band. Jerry's dad and three uncles - The Four Bridge Boys - learned how to play drums on the pots and pans in his grandfather's delicatessen. They sang, told jokes and entertained. Jerry grew up in that world and puts it this way - "corned beef, comedy and music are in my blood...after all, the Matzoh ball doesn't roll far from the bowl!"

Beth Z

Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend…

Beth Ziesenis: Author. Speaker. Nerd.

Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald's in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet.

Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, The Big Book of Apps, available on

Nate Moore, CPA, MPA, FACMPE

Moore Solutions Inc.

Nate Moore, CPA, MBA, FACMPE speaks, consults, and writes about business intelligence in medical practices throughout the country.  His presentations consistently receive top marks as powerful, entertaining tools that can be used in the clinic immediately.  Nate’s two books, Even Better Data, Better Decisions: Business Intelligence for Medical Practices, and Better Data, Better Decisions: Using Business Intelligence in the Medical Practice, are MGMA best sellers.  Nate’s consulting focuses on using SQL Server to mine and leverage medical practice data into actionable knowledge.

Nate creates a series of powerful Excel Videos at demonstrating how to use Excel in a medical practice.  Excel Videos have been viewed over 2 million times.  Nate also moderates the Excel Users MGMA Community, the online resource for practice administrators to collaborate about Excel.

Officer Chris Pawelski

Dayton Police Department

Officer Chris Pawelski has been with the Dayton Police Department since 2007 and is currently assigned as the department’s Community Engagement Officer.

He is certified as a crime prevention specialist from the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and also a member of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.

Officer John Davis

Centerville, OH Police Department

Officer John Davis has been with the Centerville Police Department since 1992 and is currently assigned as the Community Relations Officer.

He is certified as an Advanced Crime Prevention Practitioner from the Ohio Crime Prevention Association and is also an active member of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association.

Connie Leffler, CMA, CMM, FACMPE

KMGMA ACMPE Forum Representative

Connie Leffler, CMA, CMM, FACMPE, has over 25 years’ experience in Practice Management.

She is Board Certified and a Fellow with The American College of Medical Practice Executives.  Connie has been an active member with Local and State MGMA Chapters for over 20 Years. Connie is currently the ACMPE Forum Rep for KMGMA and an active MGMA member.  

Debra Phairas, MBA

Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

Debra Phairas is President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention.  Her background includes medical clinic administration and loss prevention management for NORCAL Mutual, a physician malpractice insurance carrier in Northern California.  Her BS is from Michigan State University and her graduate work at Golden Gate University San Francisco MBA Health Services Administration program.

Typical engagements include: practice start-ups, practice assessments, mergers, financial analysis, revenue enhancement, overhead reduction, personnel management, over 500 practice valuations, expert witness, partnership issues and recruitment support for hospitals and physician groups. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties.  She has presented seminars and lectures nationwide for state and local medical/dental associations, management organizations and specialty societies. 

Adam Shewmaker, FHFMA

Dean Dorton Allen Ford

Adam Shewmaker FHFMA has 18 years of experience providing healthcare consulting services to numerous healthcare organizations, including community-based hospitals, specialty surgery hospitals, multi-hospital systems, multi-specialty physician clinics, and managed care payers. In addition to leading Dean Dorton’s healthcare consulting services group, Adam performs revenue cycle operational assessments and process improvement engagements.

Prior to joining Dean Dorton in 2009, Adam served in consulting capacities with Progressive Healthcare, a boutique consulting firm in Nashville, Tennessee, and in Ernst and Young’s national health sciences advisory services practice, where his work was focused on improving revenue cycle performance.

Meagan Parker, MGHA, CMA (AAMA)

Dean Dorton Allen Ford

Meagan Parker is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 14 years of healthcare experience, having served in both clinical and administrative leadership positions. Her experience spans both inpatient and outpatient settings of both the nonprofit and public sectors, to include hospitals and medical practices.

In her previous role, Meagan served as the Director of Physician Services in Paris, Kentucky, where she oversaw five practices, including primary care, general surgery, 

Cory Meadows, JD

Kentucky Medical Association

Cory Meadows is the Deputy Executive Vice President and Director of Advocacy at the Kentucky Medical Association.  Meadows joined KMA in 2011 and since that time has been responsible for managing the Association’s legislative advocacy efforts and legal activities.  He also speaks on a number of topics related to physician practice management, medical/legal issues, access to care, compliance, and the current state of the health care industry.

Prior to joining KMA, Meadows practiced law in both the public and private sectors and served in several key positions within the Fletcher Administration.  A native of Clay City, Kentucky, Meadows earned an undergraduate political science degree from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  

Kentucky Medical Group Management Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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