HealthCare Appraisers’ Board of Directors
Pictured above left to right: Daryl Johnson, Managing Partner; Scott Safriet, Partner; Fred Lara, Partner; Jim Carr, Partner; Jim Hills, Partner; Doug Williams, Board Member
Serving clients is our priority. At HealthCare Appraisers, the strong relationships we build and partnerships we forge drive our commitment to excellence and integrity. We’ve been active experts in the valuation space since the beginning of the industry, and we’ve led the market for so many years because we’ve proven to the market what we believe in, time after time. Our core values of expertise, reliability, innovation and collaboration are embedded in all we do.
Gregory C.R. Gallagher | Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Gregory C.R. Gallagher is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel in the Boca Raton office.
Gallagher oversees day-to-day operations and works with the partners and management team to implement the firm’s legal strategy. Prior to joining HealthCare Appraisers, he worked as a business analyst focusing on regulatory compliance and business valuation and analytics.
Gallagher received a Juris Doctor from Drexel University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Villanova University.
Richard F. Clarke, Jr. | Chief Business Development Officer
Richard F. Clarke, Jr. serves as the firm’s Chief Business Development Officer. In his role, Clarke works closely with leadership to develop and implement the firm’s companywide business development strategy.
Clarke has nearly 30 years of sales and management experience across a variety of roles, including overseeing the strategic growth of numerous healthcare programs and facilities, expanding C-suite level hospital relationships, developing and implementing a centralized admissions department, managing key physician recruitment and relationships, and managing relationships with payers and providers. Clarke has received several professional awards, including the CFO Award for most profitable growth. He previously held executive positions at Catholic Health Services Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Inc.
Clarke holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Florida Atlantic University.
Jacqueline Pio, CPA, MBA | Controller
Jacqueline Pio, CPA, MBA serves as the firm’s Controller. In her role, Jacqueline oversees day-to-day accounting operations and client administration.
Pio has acquired a broad range of knowledge from 25 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance, and high-level project management. She has served in several leadership functions across a variety of industries, including real estate, energy, manufacturing, and security. Pio previously held positions with Office Depot, ADT Security Systems, Siemens and Ernst & Young.
Pio earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She holds an active Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Amy Hoey | Human Resources Manager
As Human Resources Manager, Amy Hoey oversees day to day Human Resources operations for all offices across the country and works with the partners and management team to implement the firm’s people strategy. Prior to joining HealthCare Appraisers, she worked in Human Resources for several companies across multiple industries. Hoey has held positions both nationally and globally at GE Capital, Merck, and Demmer Corporation.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Northern Illinois University and is currently studying for her SHRM-SCP.
Amy Benton | Marketing & Communications Director
Amy L. Benton, Marketing and Communications Director, is responsible for advancing the brand of HealthCare Appraisers. She works with key leadership to develop and implement marketing and communications strategies to support the firm’s goals.
Prior to joining HealthCare Appraisers, Benton worked in both the public and private sectors, including having served as Communications Director for Louisiana Governor Mike Foster, as Deputy Commissioner for Commissioner of Administration Mark Drennen, and most recently as Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, and its statewide affiliates.
Benton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the nationally-recognized Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University.
Author: Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH and Jamie McIntyre, JD Originally published by the American Health Lawyers Association in the October 2019 Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law. ABSTRACT: In 21st century health care, the nature and terms of contracts...
Author: Robert Kurtz with Commentary from Matthew J. Muller, ASA. Published by The ASCA Journal October 2019. The ASC industry is a hotbed of transaction activity. That activity is helping to drive up the value of facilities and likely spurring the development...
Authors: Fred Lara, CFA, ASA, CVA, Kristina Kheyfets and David W. Sands, CVA Download the PDF A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit may put new focus on the importance of documenting fair market value (“FMV”) in transactions between...
Authors: C.J. Laird, MEd and Brandon J. Billeaudeau, MPA Download the PDF On October 9, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued preliminary proposed changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law (“Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback...
Authors: Matthew J. Muller, ASA and Nicholas J. Janiga, ASA Download the PDF INTRODUCTION Over recent years, HAI has observed numerous trends associated with hospital acquisitions and joint ventures. Smaller, community-based hospitals are typically the target entity...
November 14 | Narrowing the Rural Health Disparity Gap: Success in Using ACOs and Integrated Care Models
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)Format: Live WebinarTopic: Narrowing the Rural Health Disparity Gap: Success in Using ACO’s and Integrated Care Models Featuring HealthCare Appraisers' Partner Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH. In the third and final webinar in the...
HEALTHCARE APPRAISERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT: AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law Forum – November 17-19, Chicago, IL Presenting: Chip Hutzler, PartnerPresentation Title: Fundamentals of Health Care Valuation for Lawyers The AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law...
HEALTHCARE APPRAISERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT: ABA 17th Annual Washington Health Law Summit – December 9-10, Washington, DC Presenting: Chip Hutzler, PartnerPresentation Title: All Things Stark in 2019 Whether you are in-house counsel, in private practice, a...