Biography

Chris has practiced public accounting since 1986, serving both not-for-profit and for-profit health care organizations and their related enterprises with services related to financial statements, accounting systems, procedures, internal controls, and strategic planning. He also provides feasibility studies and financial and operational audits for cost savings and efficiency improvements.

A frequent author and speaker on topics related to health care reform, Chris has addressed industry audiences across the western United States on provider integration, accountable care organizations, and more.

Selected Publications

  • "Will Employer-Based Health Care Live or Die?" (Los Angeles Business Journal, November 2012)
  • "Health Care Reform Is Inevitable, So Embrace It" (Big Think, March 27, 2012)
  • "ACOs and Shared Savings: Making a New Health Care Model Work" (California Healthcare News, August 2011)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Health Care Reform for Employers
    Conference for Northwest Manufacturing, Distribution and Consumer Products Companies (Seattle, Washington, November 2012)
  • Moving Toward Accountable Care
    Healthcare Financial Management Association, Montana Chapter Spring Conference (Bozeman, Montana, April 2011)
  • Health Care
    Washington Farm Labor Association (Ellensburg, Washington, February 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Health Care Financial Management Association
  • Member, Washington Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BS, accounting, Central Washington University