Our Santa Barbara Management Team, listed below in no particular order…
Ms. Dunlop is responsible for managing MedBridge’s Santa Barbara-based team. She oversees team performance, staff development and training, customer service, external relations, and assists with business development. Prior to her role as General Manager, Ms. Dunlop worked with MedBridge for over 8 years in a variety of roles including; accounting, patient care, surgery center development and licensure/accreditation, supervising nursing staff, partner relations, HR and surgery scheduler coordination. Ms. Dunlop holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES & CONTROLLER
Mr. Rhoads ensures that all MedBridge operations run smoothly. He oversees the departments within our financial services core, including patient services, billing, accounting, and accounts receivable. In addition, Mr. Rhoads has served as MedBridge’s Controller for the past 5 years where he brings trememdous fiscal oversight and implements critical protocol and processes. Mr. Rhoads holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College.
Ms. Deering is a California attorney who is responsible for leading corporate strategic and legal initiatives, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws, providing management oversight, and advising on all legal related matters. Ms. Deering also directs and manages a variety of projects for MedBridge including real estate acquisitions, private ventures, and new service offerings. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2009 and spent five years in private practice before joining MedBridge. Ms. Deering holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from University of the Pacific and a Juris Doctorate degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
ENTERPRISE MATERIALS MANAGER
With over 10 years of experience in clinical patient care and ASC business practices, Mr. Noel brings an in-depth approach to supply chain management for MedBridge managed clients. As Enterprise Materials Manager he is responsible for identifying, capturing, and controlling cost savings for supplies and services rendered on a comprehensive scale. Leveraging the aggregated buying power of our clients, Mr. Noel works with GPO’s, vendors and medical device manufacturers to ensure healthy, cost efficient relationships are maintained for all of our managed centers.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Ms. Skvarla is responsible for the oversight of human resources and staffing for MedBridge and its managed clients. Working alongside the MedBridge management team and ASC administrators, she develops and manages staffing plans, employee benefits, payroll, compliance, and employee-employer relationships. Ms. Skvarla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara in Communication Studies and a Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizations.
BILLING & ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE MANAGER
Ms. Nagaoka supervises the daily operations of MedBridge’s billing and accounts receivable department. She ensures that our clients receive maximized reimbursements with the highest quality documentation and medical records. The department is committed to continually increasing insurance collections for our clients by being experts in account management. Ms. Nagaoka upholds this commitment by bringing her extensive understanding of insurance collections and insurance contracts to the team. She also maintains accurate and efficient resources for the entire company to ensure that all employees have the knowledge and tools to excel. Ms. Nagaoka holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters of Business Administration from California Lutheran University.
DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Ms. Harrison oversees the clinical operations for the Southern California centers. She is responsible for achieving and maintaining all accreditation and certification standards for each center. Her expertise and knowledge lies in project development and business advancements in the surgical arena. With over 10 years of nursing and management experience, she guides each of the centers to achieve excellence in healthcare standards and quality patient care. Ms. Harrison has successfully managed and operated medical outpatient and surgical centers, with a collaborative approach among staff and surgeons. Ms. Harrison received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Linfield College in Portland, Oregon and her Master of Nursing degree from Washington State University.
INDUSTRY RELATIONS & CONTRACTS MANAGER
With an extensive knowledge of the revenue cycle management process and surgical reimbursement, Mr. Janeway ensures that payor contracts are up-to-date ensuring the highest possible returns for our clients. He provides MedBridge with insight on key industry changes, targets strategic analytics, and maintains relationships with our service partners and administrators – allowing MedBridge to better serve our physicians and facilities. Mr. Janeway holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Barbara.
Ms. Leal is responsible for the supervision of all staff accountants, bookkeeping and clerical services. With a detailed understanding of financial operations, Ms. Leal oversees the creation and maintenance of all financial documents, payroll records, banking and data processing. Ms. Leal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Westmont College.
PATIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Ms. Baker oversees the patient services team in handling patient relationships and payment responsibilities. Ms. Baker ensures the completion of all patient requests, disputes or questions, as well as generating patient statements, running client aging reports, and maintaining accurate patient account balances. Her department works to assist patients in understanding their insurance benefits and responsibilities. Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Gordon College.