December 2006

Finance Group Announces New Roles for Staff

The Finance Group of Catholic Health Initiatives has made some changes in structure to enhance responsiveness to strategic needs, programs and priorities. Doug Wickerham, vice president of financial services, has expanded his role to become part of the new Catholic Health Initiatives transaction team, which focuses on new market growth at the system level as well as the development of new national business lines. Dave Fantz will focus on oversight of the financial application implementation aspects of the CHI Connect project. He will also serve as the Finance Group liaison for financial policy and internal controls to the CHI Connect support centers and will oversee the financial management needs of several national groups. Fantz’s new title will be vice president, financial services. Joe Pedley, director of taxation and interim director of CHI Connect finance, will assume the new position of director, CHI Connect finance implementations. Catholic Health Initiatives will recruit a new director of taxation, and a national search is also underway for a new vice president of financial management.