Gary is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business management from North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Gary has over 35 years of experience working with various community based health care providers, along with acute care, long-term care facilities. He brings a broad base of knowledge and experience to strategic, financial and operational assessments. Equally important in health reform is the work with community based services involving behavioral health and substance abuse.
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Gary is a frequent speaker on health care financial issues at various state and national organizations. He was appointed by the Secretary of the NC DHHS to serve on the Medical Care Advisory Committee. Gary is an active member of various state and national health care associations. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Association (TCC). He serves on the governmental affairs committee for the Association for Hospice and Home Care (AHHC). He is a Past Chair of the NC Association of CPAs Health Care Conference. Gary is actively involved with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) - serving on the Policy Committee and the National Association for Home and Hospice Care (NAHC) - serving on the Workgroup for Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers (HHFMA). • In January 2007, Gary was given the award of Alumni of the Year from the College of Management at North Carolina State University. • In 2005, he was honored with the Dr. Ellen B. Winston award for a lifetime of dedicated service to the home care and hospice industries.