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Meet the Schumacher Group senior leadership team
Because Schumacher Group is a privately held company founded and led by physicians, we value 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.
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).
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.
White has served on the Executive Advisory Board of the Business Services sector for Gryphon Investors (San Francisco) and as 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.
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.
Dr. Nichols applies his down-to-earth style with a methodical approach to management that balances patient care, provider expectations, business goals and health care demands. His fundamental goal is to help hospitals create places where employees enjoy working together and want to bring their families when they need care. He combines the experiences reported at the facility with detailed data analytics to accomplish this.
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.
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.
He has also held roles as a Director with the Records and Information Practice of 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.
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.
At Schumacher Group, Fry has led the consulting team with working on initial new business targeting efforts, conducting overall growth strategy, and supporting development and articulation of SG’s Value Positioning. Throughout her career, Fry’s primary areas of focus have been on driving revenue growth for client organizations and supporting clients in combining financial and clinical data with population-based health information to create superior health outcomes and return on investment. Fry holds a master of management in finance and management strategy from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts in economics from Northwestern University.
Broussard also has extensive expertise in operations, including directing and managing an inpatient medical psychiatric unit and working in strategic planning and development for LGMC. Through her combined experience in direct care and operations, Broussard has excelled in her role at SG, where she has led the HR team through times of significant growth and restructuring, directed new benefit and rewards programs, and has created and delivered key leadership training. As Senior VP of Human Resources, Broussard oversees all aspects of Human Capital Management, including talent acquisition and retention, performance management, learning & development and administration of benefits.
Broussard holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification credential. She is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana, and has also completed professional training in mediation from Loyola Law School.
Domengeaux’s notable expertise is in in the areas of insurance operations, legal resources, claims and litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, loss forecasting and analytics, corporate compliance, contracting and entity management, records management, and clinical-legal resources. Prior to Schumacher Group, he served 9 years as the Risk and Insurance Supervisor for Lafayette Consolidated Government where he was responsible for the claims, safety and wellness programs for one of Louisiana’s largest municipalities.
Domengeaux earned his Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a degree in Finance, concentrating his studies in the fields of insurance and risk management. He also holds a host of industry-recognized designations. Included in this listing are the ARM, ARM-P, CRM, CIC, AIC, AIS, ASLI, and CPHRM designations, all of which Domengeaux was the youngest risk management and insurance professional to earn when received.
Crass is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, the United States District Court of New Jersey and the United States District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Crass received her Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.