Mike Rogge - Chairman & President
Mike Rogge is Chairman and President of Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Mike leads the organization in combining MedLearn’s deep clinical expertise with Panacea’s financial consulting and web-based technology expertise.
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Mike founded Medical Learning Inc. in 1991. At that time, Mike saw an opportunity to create a set of tools to help his consulting clients navigate the complexities of medical codes and code combinations. From that inspired innovation, Mike has gone on to direct MedLearn in developing the robust products and service offering that gives clients actionable answers to help fulfill their revenue and compliance obligations quickly and confidently.
Today, MedLearn is now Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and is a nationally recognized healthcare publishing, technology and consulting firm specializing in all aspects of coding, compliance, reimbursement and the revenue cycle. Under Mike’s direction, MedLearn Publishing has become the go-to standard for more than 4,400 clients in healthcare organizations nationwide.
Mike draws on his 30 years of clinical and management experience to select team members who are experts in their fields, ensuring they understand the risks and challenges that clients face daily. This ability to relate to a customer’s needs and respond quickly, accurately and clearly distinguishes MedLearn in the marketplace and is a direct reflection of Mike’s vision for the company.
Prior to creating MedLearn, Mike consulted in Washington, D.C. He has also held leadership positions in radiology, nuclear medicine and hospital administration.
Frederick Stodolak - Chief Executive Officer
Frederick Stodolak formed Panacea Healthcare Solutions in September 2007 and RAC Monitor, LLC in 2008. He has been instrumental in establishing the company’s vision and for implementing that vision in a way that has already begun to ensure Panacea's favorable position in the market. He successfully launched the company’s many products and services, attracted world-class talent to the organization and conceptualized and implemented the company’s business, product development and marketing strategy.
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Fred has actively identified and negotiated the company’s business partnerships and its recent merger with Medical Learning, Inc. and is active in all aspects of the conceptual framework for its current and upcoming healthcare related technology and consulting services.
Fred has over 30 years of financial, accounting, software development and marketing experience in the retail, manufacturing and healthcare industries. He was founder and CEO of Healthcare Design Systems, a national health care software company, which was acquired in 1995 by QuadraMed Corporation (QMDC) to establish a strong foundation for its initial public offering (IPO). Fred became a key officer and member of the corporate management team. QuadraMed went public in a successful IPO and secondary offering in October of 1996 and 1997 respectively. Fred played a vital role in establishing the company’s product vision and subsequent earnings success leading up to and during its initial and secondary public offerings. During his term, the company’s stock rallied from a price of $11 to $36. Fred left QuadraMed in November 1997 and remained on board as a consultant to the company for nine months. Fred has been actively involved in the establishment of six successful companies all of which at this time have become the foundation for or have been acquired by companies trading on NASDAQ. Prior to forming Panacea Fred formed Innovative Health Solutions in 2002 and in less than four years grew the company to national prominence, before the company was acquired by Accuro Healthcare Solutions (acquired by MedAssets).
In the late seventies to early eighties he held positions for a total of five years including Director of Budget and Reimbursement and Acting CFO in the hospital setting where he was instrumental in every instance in substantially improving each of the organizations bottom line.
As one of the nation’s leading experts on hospital pricing, Fred spoke at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s annual institute in San Diego June 2007 with his session being among the top ten in attendance. More recently, Fred spoke in May 2009 at the Oregon HFMA conference and at the HFMA annual institute in Seattle in June 2009. Additionally, the September 2008 HFM published a feature article written by Fred on Hospital Zero-Base Pricing and another article named Uncovering Pharmacy Risks and Opportunities he co-authored was published in 2011. Fred is a graduate of Stockton State College where he majored in Accounting. Fred currently sits on the Board of Director’s for Ocean’s Harbor House, a non-profit organization that assists thousands of runaway, troubled and abused teens every year.
Robert Hoff - Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Robert is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey and has more than 35 years experience in providing financial management leadership as a Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller in several medium sized organizations; including health consulting and technology firms. Robert’s expertise is in corporate cash management, treasury activities, performance analytics, financial forecasting, and budgeting and corporate controls. Robert has been successful in assisting several firms successfully manage their back office development, finance structure and financial activities during their rapid growth phases. He holds an M.B.A. in accounting from Rutgers University and a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Seton Hall University.
Robert worked with Panacea’s CEO for three years as CFO for Innovative Health Solutions between 2003 and 2006.
J. (Joseph) Evans - Vice President, Finance
J’s background includes 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of various hospital and nursing home facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. J’s responsibilities include day-to-day financial operations, human resources, information technology, payroll, overall office administration. He holds a B.S. Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting from Moorhead State University, along with a Certificate in Healthcare Financial Management from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Rebecca Stodolak - Chief Operating Officer
Rebecca is a co-founder of the Company and was instrumental in establishing a strong financial, operational and marketing base from which the Company operates today under her direction. Rebecca has over 18 years experience in business analysis, operations, and marketing. Her expertise includes business strategy development, project management, database management, product fulfillment, and strategic partnership development. Rebecca played a vital role in spearheading the launch of the company’s popular RACmonitor.com and ICD10monitor.com news and information web sites visited 50,000 times per month by healthcare professionals nationwide.
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Rebecca’s most recent experience was among the executive management team at Health Resources Publishing, a company with which she continues to enjoy a professional relationship with today. She also has worked for such well-known publishing brands as Scholastic Inc., Maxim, Blender, GolfServ, the Boston Ski and Sports Club, American Golf Player’s Association, The Week Magazine, and the Managed Care Information Center. As one of the original employees Rebecca became the Executive Director of the Golf Society of the US, a golf membership club and magazine with more than 140,000 dues paying members. At the Golf Society Rebecca was responsible for its daily operations including financial management, membership marketing, customer retention, magazine publishing, strategic partnership management, and ancillary program development and marketing.
Rebecca has an MBA from Babson College and her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College.
Gregory M. Adams, FHFMA - Division President, Consulting Services
Greg Adams has over 35 years of experience in the field of healthcare including 20 years experience as a hospital CFO and 10 years as the partner in a healthcare consulting company. His experience includes financial operations, managed care contracting, physician practice management, patient accounting, patient access, medical records, materials management and real estate development.
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Greg served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, New Jersey. Prior to his employment at Holy Name, Greg was an Executive Director in the consulting practice of KA Consulting, Cranbury, New Jersey. He also previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Wayne General Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic.
Greg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Fellow of the Health Care Financial Management Association.
Greg is the Past Chair of the National HFMA, having served as the Chair of its Board of Directors in 2011-12. In that role he oversaw the services the organization provides to its 40,000 members. Greg speaks extensively on healthcare reform and the transition to a value based payment system. His speaking engagements include national, regional, and state programs. He has previously served as a member of the National Board of Directors for the Healthcare Financial Management Association from 2002-2005 and as President of the New Jersey chapter in 1997-98. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee at St. Ann’s Home for the Aged, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Mitchell Phillips - Chief Technology Officer
Mitchell is both an entrepreneur and technology expert with more than thirty years of experience developing, implementing, supporting and maintaining a wide array of platforms in the healthcare, banking and other industries as the co-founder of two successful technology companies. Prior to joining Panacea, Mitchell for ten years was the President of the Florida Information Technology Group, Inc. where he developed state-of-the-art systems for clients.
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While at FITG Mitchell developed a chargemaster coding and compliance maintenance system for use by the Charge Description Master Services Group, Inc. that today is among the many chargemaster companies rolled up by Medassets. He later, prior to joining Panacea, developed the nations first CDM synchronization system for health systems for Panacea. Mitchell possesses programming skills in .NET, VB/Visual Studio, MS SQL/database, queries, stored procedures; C, MASM, Macro-11 drivers, interrupt routines; Fortran, BAL, RPG, and Cobol. Mitchell also has extensive experience working in the PC and mainframe operating environments.
Michael Kennedy - Senior Vice President Sales
Michael (Mike) has over 35 years experience in healthcare information technology systems and services. Through his career Mike has been successful in bringing technology and technology services to facilitate and improve health care administration and operations. As health care providers eliminated manual and repetitive tasks, improved the efficiency and quality of services and improved their ability to capture and retain data, Mike worked with leading edge companies to develop and provide technology solutions which allowed health care providers to better utilize their data to identify and improve the efficiency and quality of medical services, business office and administrative operations.
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Mike’s most recent experience was with Innovative Health Solutions as Accuro Healthcare Solutions acquired it. During his last year with IHS/Accuro, Mike was able to successfully transition the products of IHS to the Accuro team resulting in the most sales of the web-based revenue cycle products and the single largest sale of their Strategic and Comparative Pricing solution in the history of the company.
Mike entered the health care Information Technology field as a partner/owner of Precision Health Systems, Inc., an IBM mid-range computer based HIS company. Mike helped create and implement software solutions for hospital billing, medical records, materials management and general financials.
With start-up organizations Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, LanVision (now Streamline Health) and Innovative Health Solutions Mike brought cutting edge technology to capture, maintain and utilize data and simplify and improve reporting capabilities of hospital administrative and financial areas. At IntraPrise Solutions, Inc. Mike worked with health care software and services companies to introduce new technology, specifically data capture, document imaging and Internet delivery of and access to their legacy systems and solutions.
At Solucient (now part of Grant Thompson) Mike worked with hospital and health system executive managers and administrators to utilize their data and public data to recognize, report and evaluate their operational, financial and clinical performance and to identify specific areas and ways in which they could affect improvements.
Mike earned a BA in English from the University of Cincinnati. Mike proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Suzanne Lappen - Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Suzanne has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing for publications, consulting and online services and has been with MedLearn, a Panacea Healthcare Solutions Company, since 1994. Her responsibilities have included publication sales, marketing director and publisher with her current focus on Corporate Development. She is responsible for generating, building, and strengthening relationships with corporate partners throughout the nation such as Wolters Kluwer, Abbott, Novation and more. Suzanne also played an important role in building the relationship between Medical Learning, Inc., RAC Monitor, LLC and Panacea Healthcare Solutions, LLC before the three entities merged to become Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.