Leadership

The leadership of Meridian is a shining example of dedication to the art of execution and commitment. While many companies focus on what is best for their bottom line, the Meridian leadership team focuses upon the aspects of business that drives strong client performance.

Rob Gontarek President, CEO Meridian Medical Management company, revenue cycle management RCM, electronic medical records EMR and medical billing and coding.

Rob Gontarek
President and CEO

Rob serves as the company’s President and CEO and is responsible for setting and executing on Meridian’s long term growth, service, and financial strategies.  Rob brings 24 years of experience in healthcare and revenue cycle management.  Prior to joining Meridian he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Diagnostic Health Corporation, a nationwide owner and operator of outpatient imaging centers.   Prior to his role with Diagnostic Health he held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations with CBIZ Medical Management Professionals and Senior Vice President of Operations for a leading revenue cycle management firm.

Jaime Ojeda, medical management company, electronic medical record companies for EMR records and management, medical billing and coding and RCM medical billing.

Jaime Ojeda
General Manager and Executive Vice President of PrecisionBI

Jaime comes to Meridian/PBI after holding executive leadership positions in companies from start-up to Fortune 100. He has a proven track record of driving transformational growth for SaaS and services businesses. Most recently he was with early to mid stage software and professional services companies – Point of Care Decision Support, Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), and MentorMate. Under his leadership, PCTS and MentorMate achieved record sales and successfully exited via acquisition. Previously, Jaime had a successful 15-year career at the 3M Company where he was responsible for leading sales, marketing, strategic planning, M&A, R&D, implementation, and P&L management. He successfully launched and grew software-based businesses in healthcare, transportation, and several other verticals. Jaime earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees both from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is a 3M certified Six Sigma/Lean Black Belt and has authored six (6) granted U.S. patents.

Karen Simonenko, Meridian, electronic medical record companies for EMR records and management, revenue cycle management, healthcare coding and medical billing.

Karen Simonenko
Executive Vice President

Karen is responsible for the company’s Operations group, where she oversees the revenue cycle processes, quality control, and client service, as well as EMR deployment.  She has oversight for Meridian’s domestic and offshore operations, the delivery of business intelligence and meeting customer service level agreements.  Karen has held senior positions within GE Healthcare including General Manager for Consulting Services and Senior Director for Operations and Account Management.  Previously, she held various management positions with IDX Systems Corporation.  Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and has extensive knowledge in both the Heathcare industry and Technology.

Bill Stone, Meridian revenue cycle management companies for healthcare coding, medical billing and coding services and healthcare practice management.

Bill Stone
Executive Vice President

Bill brings 21 years of healthcare sales, marketing, and operations background to Meridian Medical Management. He has served as the Chief Sales Officer for one of the fastest growing medical scribe companies, eScribe.  Prior to eScribe he was with two different Francisco Partner (FP) funded companies, The T-System and AdvancedMD. While at The T-System, he served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development and served in a similar capacity at AdvancedMD as the Vice President & General Manager of Billing Services. Prior to his work with the FP funded companies, Bill served as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for MED3OOO. He spent more than 11 years at MED3OOO as it expanded to become one of the largest privately held physician healthcare technology and services companies. Bill holds an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Robert Donnelly
General Manager Origin Healthcare Solutions

Robert is Founder and Managing Partner of Origin Healthcare Solutions. He has 29 years’ experience in medical practice management with the past 26 years at Origin.

Ed Medina, electronic medical record companies for revenue cycle management, EMR records and management, medical billing and coding and healthcare coding.

Ed Medina
CPA, Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Ed is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial functions including accounting, financial forecasting and budgeting, and treasury. Prior to joining Meridian, Ed held the position of CFO for FM Facility Maintenance, a provider of outsourced facility management services to over 20,000 customers nationwide. Prior to that Ed held the position of Chief Accounting Officer for Yankee Candle. Ed is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Judi Rooney, medical management company and electronic medical record companies for EMR records and management, medical billing and coding and healthcare coding.

Judi Rooney
Executive Vice President

Judi serves at the Meridian’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer.  She is responsible for the oversight of Meridian’s Human Resource Program and their Compliance, HIPAA and Quality Assurance Programs.  Prior to joining Meridian in 2011, Judi served for over 20 years as Sr. Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Chartwell Diversified Services, Inc. and their subsidiary organizations where she was directly responsible for their Compliance and HIPAA Privacy/Security initiatives, Human Resources, and the operational service delivery of the company’s home infusion pharmacies, RT/DME division, home infusion nursing and long term care waiver programs.  Judi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Russell Sage College and her Master’s in Health Care Law from Nova Southeastern University Law School.  She also holds a current certification in Health Care Compliance from the National Compliance Certification Board.

Jessica Rydel
Executive Vice President

As Meridian’s General Counsel, Jessica oversees all legal, compliance and contracting matters and is a member of the Executive Leadership team. Jessica has extensive experience in healthcare law, which allows Meridian and its clients to remain compliant and successful in an ever-changing regulatory environment. Prior to joining Meridian, Jessica was a director at the University of Connecticut’s academic medical center, supporting its clinical, academic and research activities. Jessica was previously employed by the United Technologies Corporation, where she became a certified associate in its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) system, leading numerous teams to achieve significant quality improvement initiatives. Jessica has an undergraduate degree in biology and art, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York.