Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Christy Odell

Christy O'Dell, CPC, CPMA

Christy O’Dell, CPC, CPMA, is employed as a Medical Coder and Educator with Dexios Radiology in Saginaw, MI.  Christy has worked in the medical auditing, coding, and billing industry for over 20 years. She has spent most of her career working in the Interventional Cardiology and OB-GYN specialties.  Although she enjoys coding and billing, she felt she had more to offer both to her peers and providers, as well as a strong desire to learn, leading her to branch out to provider education, quality analysis, and practice management. Christy has been a member of MMBA for the last 15 years and an active board member for 12 years serving as the Northeast Chapter Officer, Secretary, Director of Marketing, Director of Special Events, and most recently President.  Christy believes that if you find a job you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life!   

VICE PRESIDENT

 Lori JulianLori Julian, CCS-P

Lori has spent over thirty-five years on the business side of healthcare and possesses extensive knowledge in revenue cycle management, professional billing and documentation compliance, HIPAA compliance, physician engagement, GME, HIM, practice integration, policy development, systems optimization, process improvement, workforce management, credentialing, payer contract negotiation and team building.  Volunteering for Michigan Medical Billers Association is a very fulfilling experience and I consider it an honor to be part this valuable organization.  

DIRECTOR of CHAPTERS

Terri Marohn

Terri Marohn, CMRS

Terri Marohn, CMRS has been in the medical billing field for over 19 years and is president of TerMar Billing, Inc., specializing in mental health billing. Terri is a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) and also serves as a moderator for the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA) forum and Facebook groups. She is currently an active member of the National Advisory Board for AMBA, previously served as a chapter officer for the East Michigan MMBA chapter, and currently is the Co-Director of Chapters for MMBA.

DIRECTOR of COMMUNICATIONS

Jgamble

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS, is employed as Special Projects Manager with Digestive Health Associates PLC, a Patient Centered Medical Home - Neighborhood and Gastroenterology Private Practice. With almost 19 years in healthcare, Jennifer has worked at multiple billing services, starting as data entry, and accounts receivable for multiple specialties before joining DHA in 2017.

At DHA, she has assisted in the implementation and maintaining of Electronic Health Records Systems, Practice Management Systems, coordinates patient precollection and collection efforts, credentials providers with various insurance carriers, physician healthcare organizations, hospital systems, implements electronic fund transfer and electronic remittance advice with multiple carriers, manages special programs, such as MIPS and BCBS of MI Provider Incentive Program, writes and implement policies and procedures, as well as provides information technology services.

DIRECTOR of SPECIAL EVENTS

MaryEllen Hulwick

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA is employed at Munson Family Practice Center, a residency training program that is dually accredited, in their billing department. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, she has held various positions ranging from file clerk, unit clerk, medical office front desk, nursing staff scheduler for a local hospital, and rural health billing. In 2004, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the AAPC. In 2011, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

TREASURER

Laticia Wing

Laticia Wing, CPC, CEMA

Laticia Wing, CPC, has worked for Michigan State University for 23 years. She first came to MSU as the Billing Supervisor for Sports Medicine. After 20 years she felt the need for a change and accepted a new position as the Billing Supervisor for Olin Student Health Services. Although she enjoys billing, she felt she had more to offer both to her peers and providers, as well as a strong desire to learn. With that in mind, she left Student Health Services to take a position with MSU HealthTeam as a Compliance Analyst. In this current role she, audits E/M documentation, and educates providers on E/M guidelines, and Fraud and Awareness. She is specialty certified in Orthopedics. She has worked in the medical field for 32 years with previous billing experience in hospital and home healthcare billing. Several years ago, feeling the need for specialty specific networking opportunities, she created a monthly meeting for orthopedic billers in the Lansing and Tri-Co areas. This group became an invaluable resource for networking and sharing information. Laticia joined the MMBA in February of 2007 as the Insurance Liaison. She then held the position of Vice President of Special Events, and most recently, MMBA President. She now serves a dual role as Treasurer and Co-chair of the Mid-Michigan Chapter.

SECRETARY

Open Position

 

EAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Young J 002 Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

Jill has over 30 years of medical experience.  This includes a diverse background in all areas of medicine from clinical to billing and she has worked with many physician specialties. Her consulting company provides auditing and the usual consulting services but additionally provides both education and training from front office to back.

EAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Lisa JacbsonLisa Jacobson, CPC-A

I would like to introduce myself, My name is Lisa! 

I am a mother to three grown children all with children of their own. I have been employed by Genesys for 22 years now. I started my career as a Medical Assistant, then worked my way into billing and credentialing within our revenue cycle department. I decided I needed more of a challenge and decided coding would be the challenge I was looking for. Boy, I was not wrong! I love the learning aspect that this field offers me!  My hobbies include powerlifting which helps keep me active not only my body but allows my mind time to rest.  I am so glad to become a part of the MMBA, and be able to assist, learn, and grow with those around me. 

MID MICHIGAN CHAPTER OFFICER

Connie Demeulenaere Connie D

Connie is the Director of Reimbursement Services for Therapeutic Rehab/Universal Michigan LLC.  For the past 8 years she has worked in this role as reimbursement Director managing the billing /collections aspects for the company along with all legal/litigation claims as they related to the Michigan No-Fault arena.  She also contributes to certain Human Resource positions along with Operation roles.   Prior to this she has an extensive background in Marketing specifically as it relates to the field of Neurorehabiliation.  Connie’s entire career has been focus in the Michigan No-Fault arena either on the Insurance side and currently on the provider side.  She enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years Perry.  Her two beautiful daughters along with her step children and six grandchildren with one more on the way!

MID MICHIGAN CHAPTER OFFICER

Laticia Wing

Laticia Wing, CPC, CEMA

Laticia Wing, CPC, has worked for Michigan State University for 23 years. She first came to MSU as the Billing Supervisor for Sports Medicine. After 20 years she felt the need for a change and accepted a new position as the Billing Supervisor for Olin Student Health Services. Although she enjoys billing, she felt she had more to offer both to her peers and providers, as well as a strong desire to learn. With that in mind, she left Student Health Services to take a position with MSU HealthTeam as a Compliance Analyst. In this current role she, audits E/M documentation, and educates providers on E/M guidelines, and Fraud and Awareness. She is specialty certified in Orthopedics. She has worked in the medical field for 32 years with previous billing experience in hospital and home healthcare billing. Several years ago, feeling the need for specialty specific networking opportunities, she created a monthly meeting for orthopedic billers in the Lansing and Tri-Co areas. This group became an invaluable resource for networking and sharing information. Laticia joined the MMBA in February of 2007 as the Insurance Liaison. She then held the position of Vice President of Special Events, and most recently, MMBA President. She now serves a dual role as Treasurer and Co-chair of the Mid-Michigan Chapter. 

NORTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Cindy Micho, BSA, MSA, CPC C Micho

I started my Healthcare adventure as a Medical Assistant having obtained an associate in applied science degree.  I have over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry.  After several years of working as a Medical Assistant I returned to college to earn a Master of Science Administration.  I discovered my heart was really in coding and education, so I returned.  I have experience with medical billing, medical chart review, claim resolution and coding.  I am currently employed with CMU Medical Education Partners. After 18 years with HealthPlus of Michigan I joined the CMU team.  I have been with CMU for 3 years.  I have experience in the following specialties: Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, General Surgery and Wound Care.  I am a member of AAPC and hold CPC credentials.  I look forward to being a part of this dynamic group.

NORTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Lynn WilksLynn Wilks, CCS-P, CPMA

Lynn has over 20 years experience in the medical billing and coding field.  She has worked as a receptionist, biller/coder and office manager. She is currently employed  as Lead Coder for CMU Medical Education Partners.  She has been with CMU for 17 years .  She has experience the following specialties: Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics,  Ob/Gyn, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Wound Care, Physical Therapy.  Lynn is a member of American Academy of Professional Coders, and served as President and Vice President her local chapter.  She is also a member of AHIMA.  She is currently as Co Chair of the Northeast Chapter of MMBA. 

NORTHERN MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Cindy Hartline

Cindy Hartline, CPC, CPMA

Cindy is a graduate of Baker College in Cadillac. She started her billing career with an externship at Northern Billing Specialists and has been employed there ever since. She is now the coding specialist. Cindy has over 11 years experience in billing and coding. She is also an adjunct instructor at Baker College of Cadillac for the Medical Insurance Specialist program and has been since 2013. She is also an auditor for MACS, a member of AAPC, and a member of NAMAS. Cindy holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

NORTHERN MI CHAPTER OFFICER

MaryEllen Hulwick

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA

Maryellen Hulwick, CPC, CPMA is employed at Munson Family Practice Center, a residency training program that is dually accredited, in their billing department. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, she has held various positions ranging from file clerk, unit clerk, medical office front desk, nursing staff scheduler for a local hospital, and rural health billing. In 2004, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the AAPC. In 2011, she obtained certification as a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Jgamble

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS

Jennifer Gamble, CMRS, is employed as Special Projects Manager with Digestive Health Associates PLC, a Patient Centered Medical Home - Neighborhood and Gastroenterology Private Practice. With almost 19 years in healthcare, Jennifer has worked at multiple billing services, starting as data entry, and accounts receivable for multiple specialties before joining DHA in 2017.

At DHA, she has assisted in the implementation and maintaining of Electronic Health Records Systems, Practice Management Systems, coordinates patient precollection and collection efforts, credentials providers with various insurance carriers, physician healthcare organizations, hospital systems, implements electronic fund transfer and electronic remittance advice with multiple carriers, manages special programs, such as MIPS and BCBS of MI Provider Incentive Program, writes and implement policies and procedures, as well as provides information technology services

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OFFICER

Lisa Brown, CPC L Brown

My medical industry journey began when I returned to school and obtained an Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting at Macomb Community College.

Although I enjoyed my learning experience, I found my passion in procedures, processes, and billing thus found myself focusing on the administrative end of the program. Upon my program completion, I chose to move to the administrative side of the medical field. My experience in MCCs MA program was an excellent beginning for my career as it provided a more comprehensive education of anatomy and physiology, along with medical office procedures, that would have been obtained from a traditional billing program.

I began working for a DO who specialized in Women’s Health. My position soon shifted to her biller/office supervisor and I was hooked!

Since then my employment has included billing and managing/supervising various offices consisting of physical therapy, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Laboratory, Diagnostics along with a billing service. I have been a minion, supervisor, CBO Manager, RCM along with contracting and credentialing which has made me a very well rounded individual.  

In 2013, I obtained my CPC and am an active member of the AAPC, Macomb Chapter.

My current employment is with an Internal Medicine practice in Sterling Heights. The practice has two physicians and three nurse practitioners. My responsibilities include the entire revenue cycle along with contracting and credentialing. Our practitioners provide services in the office along with Hospital, Home Visits, and Ultrasounds. As we participate with most payors, I consider myself well versed. 

WEST MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Luisa Ortiz PicLuisa Ortiz, BSBM, MBA-HC

Luisa Ortiz was born in Chicago, IL.  In her teens, Luisa's mother divorced and moved her family to Grand Rapids, MI., Luisa graduated from Central High School in 1985.  Soon after, Luisa began her undergrad at DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. (now known as DeVry University).  Because of personal reasons, she was unable to finish her undergrad, but able to attend classes on Medical terminology, medical administration, and billing.  She moved back to Grand Rapids, MI in early 1992, where she reconnected with an old family friend and married him in 1995.  Together, they have 4 children (now adults), and 5 grandchildren.  As a mother, and woman, she realized the important of education and setting examples for her children.  She decided to continue her education, where she received her BS in Business Management, and MBA in Healthcare.  Her higher education became a focus in providing information to the communities about healthier habits, shared during the health fairs and events she volunteers for.

WEST MI CHAPTER OFFICER

Ameji AuriasAnaliza S Mejia-Urias, CPB, CPC, CH-CBS

Analiza S Mejia-Urias is a Director of Reimbursement for Cherry Health. Analiza has 27 years of Multi-specialty Medical billing as in Family Practice, and Transplant billing, with the last 19 years specializing in billing for the largest Multi-specialty Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Michigan which consists of Internal Medicine, Family practice, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrics,Optometry, Dental, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Radiology, and Methadone Dosing.

Analiza is currently serving on the MPCA Champions Team.  Analiza works hand in hand with SOM policy for FQHC’s to resolve issues. She is very detailed, dedicated, and mission-driven. She loves billing due to the challenges and daily learning that it brings.