Physician-owned, patient-centered and purpose-driven. Meet the team behind the organization.

Because Schumacher Group is a privately held company founded and led by physicians, we answer to stakeholders, not stockholders. To us, that means doing the right thing for the patients and hospitals we serve and for the physicians who work with us. Our leadership team, which includes board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians, represents decades of clinical experience in emergency departments. That adds up to many years of focusing on exceptional patient care.

Executive Leadership

William "Kip" Schumacher, MD, FACEP

Dr. Schumacher is also a national leader in policy arenas, helping shape the future of health care. He has published several articles on the leadership challenges facing the health care industry, has participated on nonprofit boards dedicated to health care reform and has been honored as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Rich D'Amaro

After leaving KPMG, D’Amaro served as Chairman of two successful health care technology companies. In 2005, he merged Subsidium into Tatum LLC, and became Chairman and CEO. He led Tatum for 5 years and exited after a successful sale to SFN group in 2010. His commitment to health care has included board leadership roles in the Alzheimer’s Association, Health Care Georgia Foundation, Vanderbilt University Technology Corporation, St. Joseph’s Mercy Care. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Fulcrum Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Atlanta, and Enduracare Acute Services, LLC.

Lee White

White serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Business Services sector for Gryphon Investors (San Francisco).  He was Chairman of the Board of DLC, a leading project-oriented financial consulting firm based in Southern California and Gryphon portfolio company. As head of US Operations for PRGX, he was a key member of the turnaround management team for this publicly traded transaction assurance firm. White co-founded AnswerThink (now the Hackett Group) and was a National Partner in Charge at KPMG, simultaneously running two strategic practices. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter, and President of the Governing Board of Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta.

Dr. Randy Pilgrim

During four terms as Board Chairman of EDPMA (Emergency Department Practice Management Association), he represented members that impact over half of the 136 million annual ED visits in the U.S., working to influence legislative and regulatory measures that affect the sustainable delivery of quality emergency care.  Dr. Pilgrim serves on the Board of Directors for Louisiana’s ACEP Chapter, the ACEP Council, and ACEP’s Federal Government Affairs and Medical/Legal Committees. Dr. Pilgrim was appointed to represent the IOM’s dissemination workshop series, Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point. He has been an active board member of the EMAF (Emergency Medicine Action Fund), and has been appointed to the Advisory Council for ACEP's Board of Directors. 

As faculty for ACEP’s Scientific Assembly and ED Director Academy, Dr. Pilgrim speaks on a variety of topics related to emergency medicine and health care reform, and was recently honored as a Speaker of the Year.

Thomas Dolan

Previously, Dolan spent 11 years with American Airlines where he held positions of increasing responsibility in profitability analysis, operations finance, corporate development, and finished his tenure as Senior Principal, Corporate Finance and Banking.  Earlier in his career, he spent five years in commercial banking with Comerica Bank in Detroit Michigan. Dolan graduated with a BBA in 1986 and received his MBA in 1994, both from the University of Michigan.  He graduated with distinction in his MBA program, with an emphasis in Finance.  Of interest, Tom also studied abroad with the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden in 1993, and interned with the Michigan MBA Corps in Moscow, Russia.

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A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Keller began his career in hospital administration in 1975 at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Keller earned a BA from Louisiana State University in 1968 where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate and subsequently spent nearly ten and half years on active duty in the Army. In 1975 he completed his MA in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University. He has previously held major leadership positions with Quorum Health Resources and Hospital Management Professionals, as well as conducted an active consulting practice.

Jim Guidry, Jr.

He is experienced in the development and deployment of operational and financial management systems and structures in multi-state and multi-site settings, including the management of operations in Academic, For-Profit and Community Not-for-profit Hospital environments. Strategic planning, physician recruiting, human resources, financial management, sales and marketing, medical billing, managed care contracting, performance optimization, and billing & accounts receivable management are but a few of the core competencies he provides through his role at SG.

Guidry’s educational background includes completion of his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University Of Louisiana, with extensive graduate level studies in HealthCare Administration at The Ohio State University.  He is a Master-level Graduate of Rapport Leadership International. 

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Steven Ditto

In his role as Chief Business Development Officer, Ditto’s primary responsibility is to lead strategic processes for successful client growth in order to expand the mission of SG, and continue the organization’s commitment of quality service to its partner hospitals. Prior to his tenure as Managing Director for the Health and Public Sector practice of Accenture, Steve’s vast experience includes roles as Global Sales Leader for Business Process Outsourcing with Hewlett-Packard; Managing Principal for Healthcare with Everest Group; and Vice President of First Consulting Group where he worked extensively with hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers.

Ditto is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and completed executive training at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Keith Cantrell

He formerly served as Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations at Schumacher Group. He joined the company in 2012 from EmCare and previously served at Pinnacle Anesthesia, Deloitte Consulting, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Keith is a seasoned expert in all aspects of the revenue cycle and puts a great deal of emphasis on developing people.

Cantrell received his Masters in Health Care Administration from Southwest Texas State University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University. He splits his time between Schumacher Group’s Dallas and Lafayette offices. 

Chris Cotteleer

He has also held roles as the Director of Records and Information Management with KPMG, Regional Practice Principal at Hewlett-Packard, and Principal Consultant of Informational Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Content Management for Doculabs, all in the Chicago area.  He has worked with numerous healthcare and financial services organizations and specializes in information management and governance, and performance improvement.  Cotteleer brings expertise in strategic and operational planning, data and information lifecycle management, analytics, risk and compliance management, process analysis and design, benchmarking, and emerging technology.

Scott Weir

Weir has served as the North American Vice President of Business Consulting and Professional Services at Logica, a $6 billion global IT services firm acquired by CGI. He spent five years at EDS as a Global Industry Group leader, and was responsible for developing and driving a global industry strategy across the multinational business units of this $16 billion outsourcing corporation. Weir spent 10 years with KPMG through the IPO of KPMG Consulting (later rebranded as BearingPoint). Prior to this, he was employed at Andersen Consulting and at AVEX Electronics.