BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Nicole Pollema
Columbus Medical Center
1454 28th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-2816
Email:  cucntp@columbusmedicalcenter.com



Secretary

Kristina McHugh, MBA

Nebraska Cancer Specialists

17201 Wright Street, Suite 200

Omaha, NE 68130

531-441-1211

Email:  kmchugh@nebraskacancer.com

Vice President

Aaron Madsen, MBA

Prairie Meadows Dental PC

1055 West 56th Street, PO Box 3227

Kearney, NE 68848

308-

Email:  amadsen@pmdentalgroup.com



Immediate Past President

Nate Kreifels, CMPE
Gastroenterology Specialties PC
4545 R Street Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-465-3632
Email:  nkreifels@gidocs.net

Treasurer

Garrett Vetter
Gothenburg Health
918 20th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
308-537-3661
Email:  gvetter@gothenburghealth.org



Director of Operations

Mary Goracke
301 South 70th Street, Suite 340
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-466-6462
Fax: 844-361-2105
Email:  info@nebraskamgma.org

OFFICER RESPONSIBILITY

President - The President of the Corporation shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation and, subject to these Bylaws and under the supervision of the Board of Directors, shall have general charge of the affairs of the Corporation and control of its several officers.  The President shall have such other duties and responsibilities and may exercise such other powers as are usually incident to the office or as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by these Bylaws or the Board of Directors.  The President may call and shall preside at all meetings of the members and Board of Directors.

      • Organize and conduct board meetings and member meetings.  Work with Executive Director and Treasurer to stabilize or improve financial position.  Assist other board members and Executive Director in organizing and conducting annual Spring and Fall Conferences, which includes planning dates, locations, speakers, sponsors, entertainment, socials, and other details.  Attend Spring and Fall State Conferences, the MGMA State Leadership Conference, and other national MGMA conferences, if possible.  Time requirement is high – 10-15 days out of the office for conferences plus time spent organizing committees and meetings.  MGMA membership required.

    Vice President At the request of the President or in his/her absence or disability, the Vice President shall perform all of the duties of the President.  When so acting, the Vice President shall have all of the powers of, and be subject to all of the restrictions upon, the President.  The Vice President shall have such other duties and responsibilities and may exercise such other powers as may from time be assigned to him or her by these Bylaws, the Board of Directors, or the President.

        • Attend board meetings and vote on important issues that may arise during term.  Assume Legislative Liaison duties by monitoring activities through the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) and the MGMA Governmental Affairs contacts.  Report on Legislative activities at the Spring and Fall Conferences if NMA and MGMA are not present.  Assist other board members and Executive Director in organizing and conducting annual Spring and Fall Conferences, which includes planning dates, locations, speakers, sponsors, entertainment, socials, and other details.  Attend Spring and Fall State Conferences, the MGMA State Leadership Conference, and other national MGMA conferences, if possible.  Time requirement is medium to high – 5-10 days out of the office for conferences plus time spent organizing committees and meetings.  MGMA membership required.

    Treasurer - It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep an accurate record of accounts of all meetings of the members and directors; and to perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President.  The Treasurer shall have such other duties and responsibilities as are incident to the office of Treasurer or as are assigned by the President, the Board of Directors, or these Bylaws.

        • Attend board meetings and vote on important issues that may arise during term.  Review financial reports and sign checks as necessary for payment of expenses.  Report on the financial position of the association at the Spring and Fall Conferences utilizing accounting reports provided by the Executive Director and the accounting software.  Assist other board members and Executive Director in organizing and conducting annual Spring and Fall Conferences, which includes planning dates, locations, speakers, sponsors, entertainment, socials, and other details.  Attend Spring and Fall State Conferences, the MGMA State Leadership Conference, and other national MGMA conferences, if possible.  Time requirement is medium to high – 5-10 days out of the office for conferences plus time spent organizing committees and meetings.  MGMA membership is optional.

    Secretary - It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep an accurate record of proceedings of all meetings of the members and directors; to give all notices required by the Bylaws; and to perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President.  The Secretary shall have such other duties and responsibilities as are incident to the office of Secretary or as are assigned by the President, Board of Directors, or these Bylaws.

        • Attend board meetings and vote on important issues that may arise during term.  Record the minutes of all board meetings and membership meetings.  Present previous minutes of the past board and member meetings at the Spring and Fall Conferences.  Assist other board members and Executive Director in organizing and conducting annual Spring and Fall Conferences, which includes planning dates, locations, speakers, sponsors, entertainment, socials, and other details.  Attend Spring and Fall State Conferences, the MGMA State Leadership Conference, and other national MGMA conferences, if possible.  Time requirement is medium to high – 5-10 days out of the office for conferences plus time spent organizing committees and meetings.  MGMA membership is optional.

    Immediate Past President - The Immediate Past President shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee to perform such duties and have such powers as may be assigned or delegated to him or her by the Board of Directors.  These duties may be assigned to the agents or representatives of NMGMA.  The Immediate Past President serves in advisory capacity to the Board and President of NMGMA.

        • Attend board meetings and vote on important issues that may arise during term.  Assist other board members and Executive Director in organizing and conducting annual Spring and Fall Conferences, which includes planning dates, locations, speakers, sponsors, entertainment, socials, and other details.  Attend Spring and Fall State Conferences, the MGMA State Leadership Conference, and other national MGMA conferences, if possible.  Time requirement is medium to high – 5-10 days out of the office for conferences plus time spent organizing committees and meetings.  MGMA membership is optional.

    Executive Director - The Executive Director is a paid independent contractor position that works on behalf of NMGMA as a 1099 employee for a negotiated salary effective 02-23-1996.  He/she is accountable for overall operational, membership and outreach, and financial responsibilities of the organization.

        • The activities and duties are determined and directed by the Board of Directors through a signed contract.  This is evaluated annually to meet the needs of NMGMA functions.  The Executive Director shall have custody of the corporation’s funds, shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and liabilities, deposits, or other securities.  Unless otherwise determined by resolution of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director shall also serve as the custodian of all of the Corporation’s records as required by the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act.  The Executive Director cannot vote, hold an office, be chair of a committee, or serve on committees.

    PAST BOARD PRESIDENTS

    2020 Nate Kreifels, CMPE

    2019 Abbie Fougeron, CMPE

    2018 Julie A. Robbins, CMPE
    2017 Laura Forehead
    2016 Peggy Dobish
    2015 John House
    2014 John House
    2013 Patrick D. “Pat” Ganyo, CMPE
    2012 David “Dave” Long
    2011 Brian Rokusek
    2010 Jerald L. “Jerry” Greenquist
    2009 Patrick S. Fahey, FACMPE
    2008 Sharon Treat
    2007 John Tritt
    2006 Jim Naeve, FACMPE
    2005 Terri Lannan
    2004 Sheri L. (Babcock) Smith
    2003 Jerry Waggoner
    2002 Michael J. “Mick” Kasher
    2001 Gerald R. “Gerry” Theisen
    2000 Scott Tinkham
    1999 Ryan Page
    1998 Ellen Houston
    1997 David K. Keefauver
    1996 Bill McCamley
    1995 James B. “Jim” Peter
    1994 Jeannine Quinn
    1993 Dennis Dieckman
    1992 Larry Draper
    1991 Ron Carter
    1990 Steve Brase
    1989 James L. Merrifield
    1988 Marcel Kahn
    1987 Douglas F. Ravnholdt
    1986 Dianne M. Kimmons
    1985 Fred C. George
    1984 James A. Costello
    1983 Leonard O. Beckenbach
    1982 Leonard O. Beckenbach
    1981 Les Broadbent
    1980 Harold E. Freese
    1979 Oliver J. Neibel, Jr.
    1978 Oliver J. Neibel, Jr.
    1977 Kenneth C. Lange
    1976 Kenneth C. Lange



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