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Executive Leadership Team

Derek MorkelDerek Morkel
Chief Executive Officer

Derek Morkel serves as Chief Executive Officer of GAFFEY Healthcare.  With more than 20 years of experience in both the health care and technology industries, Morkel leads the overall strategic direction of the company and oversees operations, growth strategy and financial performance.  Previously, Morkel served as Senior Vice President at MedCath Corporation, Operations CFO at IASIS Healthcare, CEO US Operations for Craneware, Hospital CFO at Province Healthcare (now Lifepoint), and Division Director Finance HCA.  Morkel earned a bachelor's degree from Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa and a master's degree in health care administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

 

Scott MumfordScott Mumford
Chief Information Officer

Scott Mumford serves as Chief Information Officer at GAFFEY Healthcare. He is an accomplished and innovative technology professional with more than 20 years of healthcare IT experience. Previously, he served as Vice President of Operations at MEDHOST, Acting CIO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, and Associate Partner in the CIO Advisory Group at IBM specializing in healthcare technology. Mumford earned degrees in Information Technology and Business Administration/Management from Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Originally from Northern Utah, Mumford has resided in Texas for the past 10 years.

 

 

Elrene ClinkscalesElrene Clinkscales
Vice President of Revenue Cycle Business Services

Elrene Clinkscales was recently promoted to Vice President of Revenue Cycle Business Services and will now have the added responsibility of Central Business Office Operations in addition to Client Services and Technology Implementation. Ms. Clinkscales has been essential in upholding a strong customer service model and ensuring that we provide quality service to our clients timely and effectively. Ms. Clinkscales has over 20 years of experience in Revenue Cycle Operations to include process improvement and technical integrations. Previously, Ms. Clinkscales led Six Sigma Process Improvement initiatives for CHRISTUS Health Corporate Revenue Cycle with successes in reducing account receivables days, decrease in denials and standardizing six sigma methodologies across the regions. Ms. Clinkscales holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Suzanne DusakSuzanne Dusak
Vice President of Operation

Suzanne Dusak serves as Vice President of Operation, Client Delivery and Remittance Management for GAFFEY Healthcare. She brings over 18 years of healthcare experience to the leadership team. At GAFFEY, Suzanne oversees all aspects of implementation, customer service and product development pertaining to our EDI tools for billing and remittance management. Prior to joining GAFFEY Healthcare Suzanne served as EDI Analyst at Virtua Health. During her tenure at Virtua Health she received the Virtua STAR Award for Process Improvement in the EDI Department; the changes resulted in the highest cash collection ever in 2002. Suzanne and her husband have called Marlton, NJ their home for the past 35 years.

 

Suzanne DusakLaurie Pomerantz
Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Laurie Pomerantz serves as Vice President of Sales & Business Development for GAFFEY Healthcare. Laurie is a seasoned healthcare professional who brings to her role more than 30 years of revenue cycle experience with both Payer and Provider companies as well as a wealth of market knowledge. She has consistently driven significant growth and built strong relationships with clients, channel partners and other industry influencers to promote the success of GAFFEY’s technology and services. Laurie holds a BA from Emory University and an advanced certification from the London School of Economics. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two sons.