Associate Members

Alpharetta, Georgia
Jackson Physician Search

Brent Barnacle
Director Business Development


Services: Specializes in permanent recruitment of physicians and advanced practice providers to hospitals and health systems across the United States.

Bismarck, North Dakota
Meagher & Geer, PLLP

Tracy Kolb

Bismarck, North Dakota
Marco Technologies

Kevin Johnson
Technology Advisor

Bismarck, North Dakota
Kraus Anderson Construction Company

Kevin Magstadt
Director – Business Development

Bismarck, North Dakota
Bek Care Solutions

Darin Rohrich
Sales Executive

Bismarck, North Dakota
ND Professional Health Program

Ann Leiseth
Executive Director

EAPC Architects Engineers

Stanley W. Schimke, CID
Director – Healthcare Practice

Chicago, IL, Illinois
Juniper Advisory

Rex Burgdorfer
Managing Director


Services: Juniper Advisory works exclusively with nonprofit health systems on evaluating growth strategies, partnerships, joint ventures, and other strategic opportunities. Our team has been solely dedicated to this area for 30 years and has worked in 42 states, including North Dakota.  Juniper supports leaders in creating a sustainable path for the future to best serve their mission and their communities.

Elgin, Illinois
Para Healthcare Analytics

Peter Ripper


Services: Provides reimbursement, pricing, coding and contract management services to hospitals.  Services encompass all aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle, and also provide services to physician practices, ambulatory care centers, skilled nursing, and independent testing facilities.

Fairport, New York
First American Healthcare Finance

Camille Lavell
Assistant Vice President – Healthcare


Services: We believe that healthcare providers deserve a fundamentally better capital funding experience. We have set out to revolutionize the way healthcare finance is delivered to providers by utilizing a unique business model comprised of high service, low rates, innovative tools, and industry expertise. We fund projects and purchases including renovations/expansions, technology, software, medical equipment, utilities, vehicles, and aircraft.

Fargo, North Dakota
McGough Construction

Ryan Goodsen
Regional Operations Manager

Fargo, North Dakota
SMP Health

Aaron Alton

Fargo, North Dakota
Eide Bailly, LLP

Brad DeJong

Fargo, North Dakota

Brian Pyle
ICRA Specialist

Fargo, North Dakota

Joanna Slaminski
Market Executive

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Vaaler Insurance, Inc.

Carrie Wilson, AINS
Executive Vice President

Irvine, California

John Lazarczyk
Partner Alliance Manager


Services: For over 20 years, Accurate has helped healthcare organizations make the quick, compliant, and informed hiring decisions needed for healthcare’s complex staffing requirements and competitive labor market. Accurate is industry leaders in providing employment screening that delivers the speed and accuracy you demand with the personalized customer support you deserve.  Accurate offers 24/7, multi-lingual U.S.-based client and candidate support.  Industry leading verification rates, intuitive self-serve reporting capability and seamless integration with Applicant Tracking Systems helps you to streamline your program.  And, to ensure a positive candidate experience, we offer a mobile optimized candidate experience and LiveChat support from any device.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bassford Remele, P.A.

Mark R Whitmore
CEO / Shareholder

Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Erik van Kuijk

Minot, North Dakota
Quality Health Associates of ND

Richard Bubach

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Modern Capital

Ryan Millman
Sr. Executive Benefits Consultant


Services: Modern Capital’s Executive Benefits Practice has been working with federal and state regulators since 1995 and has years of experience consulting with nonprofit organizations to provide solutions that recruit, reward, and retain their executive leadership and key employees. Through custom design, implementation, and administration, Modern Capital offers all types of executive benefit plans with various funding and cost offset strategies.

Omaha, Nebraska
Medical Solutions

Rory Audino
Senior National Account Executive


Services: A leading managed services provider that streamlines the staffing process for hospitals and healthcare systems by serving as the single point of contact for hiring requests.

Orlando, Florida

Jay Volk
Vice President


Services: CareCredit is a leading healthcare credit card designed to help people pay for the healthcare they need in a way that is helpful for them. From dentistry, veterinary care and hearing aids to prescription glasses and cosmetic surgery, CareCredit is a way for people to pay for care not covered by insurance, including elective procedures, copays, deductibles, and coinsurance, often with special financing. CareCredit is accepted at more than 240,000 provider and health related merchant locations and there are more than 12 million CareCredit cardholders. Key Benefits: helping hospitals & health systems Shift collection Risk with risk free payment, Improve Collection Rate, Reduce A/R, Increase Cash Flow with 2-day payments, Increase Revenue, Increase Patient Retention, and Improve Patient Satisfaction and Financial Experience.

Richmond, Virgina

Eric Waldenmaier
VP Business Development


Services: Paymerang processes billions in payments annually for clients around the country in diverse sectors including banking, education, healthcare, media, manufacturing, and services. Our payment network spans over 400,000 vendors from coast to coast, with 75% receiving electronic payments over traditional checks.

San Diego, California

John Bretz


Services: SunRx implements seamless contract pharmacy networks that are convenient cost-effective and promotes 340B compliance. Its industry-leading auditing, tracking and financial management features provide hospital administrators with up-to-the-minute information about their facility’s 340B program savings.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Avera eCare Services

Darcy Litzen
Client Development Officer

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Secure Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM)

Levi Hentges
Director of Business Development

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Horizon Virtual

Darin Willardsen, MD
Founder, CEO

St. Paul, Minnesota
Ideacom Mid-America

Susan Eason
Director or Marketing

Toledo, Ohio

Kimberly Johnson
Regional VP, Western Region


Services: Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) is an expert at identifying and recovering non-traditional high margin revenue for all types of organizations from class action settlements. They have experience and credibility in getting the most for your claim with the least effort on your part. Clients have received hundreds of millions of dollars from settlement funds via their Settlement Recovery Service (SRS). They don’t create class actions, they continually search for class actions that have already settled and have funds available for their clients.

Minneapolis, MN 55435

Michelle Karjala
Business Support coordinator

Minneapolis-based MMIC is the Midwest’s leading provider of medical liability insurance and risk management services for medical professionals. For 35 years, MMIC has helped health care systems, physician groups, hospitals and long-term care providers reduce risk and improve patient and resident safety. Today, MMIC supports health care leaders, physicians and all who provide care by enhancing their well-being and performance. This results in better quality patient care, a better patient experience and a lower cost of care. Visit

Glassgow, MT
Prairie Travelers, Inc.

Shawn Lawson

Healthcare staffing.