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New HFMA Chair Mary Mirabelli takes office

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) inducted Mary Mirabelli, FHFMA, into office as Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term, during HFMA’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Her term began on June 1, 2016. 

In her role as the chief elected officer of HFMA, Mary will be responsible for providing overall direction to the Association by actions such as establishing policies, appointing key leaders, planning educational programs, choosing a program theme, and representing the Association at various events.

Mirabelli is Vice President, Global Healthcare Practice at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In this role, Mirabelli works to bring the power of HPE for healthcare clients across the globe to sustain and grow their businesses in the provider, payer, and life sciences market segments.

“With Mary’s global healthcare experience, she brings a unique perspective to the association,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “She also has insights into improving the financial experience that will inform our consumerism initiatives. We’re excited to welcome Mary as HFMA chair.”

Prior to joining HPE, Mirabelli served as a senior executive at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Mary was Vice President of Implementation for HCA’s Revenue Cycle Shared Services (now Parallon Business Solutions), and subsequently Vice President and Chief Program Officer in the Clinical Services Group. At HCA, Mary managed an extensive health IT portfolio and built a team of more than 200 health IT professionals.

Earlier in her career, Mirabelli was Senior Manager and Vice President in the Health Provider and Managed Care Practice at Ernst & Young (now Capgemini). She started her healthcare management career as Director of Occupational Therapy at Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill., which is now Advocate Christ Medical Center, part of Advocate Health Care. 

A member of HFMA since 2003, Mirabelli has served on the National Board of Directors, Governance Committee, National Advisory Council, Morgan Award Judging Committee, Healthcare Leadership Council, Early Careerist Task Force and Strategic Planning Committee. She is also a recipient of the Reeves Silver and Follmer Bronze Award. Other governance positions include the HCA Foundation Board and Vision Consulting. Mirabelli also serves as Chair of the Federation of American Hospitals Health Information Technology Task Force.

Mirabelli, a Fellow of HFMA, holds a master’s degree in management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Other new Board officers for 2016-2017 include Chair-elect Carol A. Friesen, Vice President of Health System Services, Bryan Health, Lincoln, Neb., and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin F. Brennan, Executive Vice President, Finance/CFO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

Additionally, three newly elected members joined the HFMA Board for a three-year term ending in 2019:

  • Dorothy A. Coleman, Executive Vice President and CFO, Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Aaron R. Crane, CEO, Propel Health, Portland, Ore.
  • Paula M. Reichle, Senior Vice President and CFO, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich.