Vice President of Strategic Reimbursement, OSF HealthCare Ministry Services
Michelle obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1981and Master of Business Administration Degree in 1989, both from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She attained her CPA in 1984 and earned her Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Certification in 2011. She has been married to her husband, Ron, for 36 years. They are active members of the Northwoods Community Church and in her free time, she enjoys playing golf, sports, family activities, and cooking.
Michelle began her accounting career with KPMG [Peat Marwick] in 1981 after graduating from Bradley University. She joined the OSF Healthcare System in 1983 as a Senior Hospital Accountant and thereafter, has held various positions in Third-Party Reimbursement as well as Debt and Revenue Management. She has held the distinguished position of Vice President, Strategic Reimbursement in the Finance department since 2014. In this position she feels grateful to be surrounded by co-workers, the Strategic Reimbursement team members, and outside consultants to whom she has had the esteemed privilege of working with. She holds herself in the workplace as someone who is very dedicated and self-sacrificing in her daily professional life.
This November, Michelle will be celebrating her 40-year work anniversary with OSF Healthcare and has held many key leadership roles over the years. Previously she has served as a member of the Ministry Joint Finance Committee, the Ministry Compliance Committee, OSF Investment Committee and Chair of the Ministry Charity and Community Benefits Committee. Additionally, she was appointed President of the St. Francis Community Clinic Board. She currently serves as a Business Leader for the Ministry Community Health Needs Assessment initiative.
She was also the OSF Campaign Chair from 2012 – 2021 and is currently serving as OSF Campaign Co-Chair.
Michelle and her husband, Ron, were named the 2023 McCord Philanthropists of the Year for Heart of Illinois United Way. They have been leadership donors and active volunteers for Heart of Illinois United Way for more than 20 years. Michelle’s philanthropic heart is tied directly to the work that the Foundation pursues. For nearly 31 years, Michelle has been a consecutive supporter of many Foundation efforts including a variety of initiatives for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Jump Simulation, the College of Nursing and supporting our areas of greatest need at Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, and Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center.