Mike Hodgson, President

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and leads the Professional Training division of Career Step, which now includes Panacea. He served in various executive positions, including time with Medical Staffing Network, QuadraMed, and Mediclick, Inc., among others. In all of these positions, Mike was responsible for driving positive change in sales, operations, and finance. He is focused on improving productivity through strategic business planning and is committed to finding positive solutions that strengthen Panacea's position within the healthcare industry. Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.

Frederick Stodolak, Executive Vice President

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 including its CDMauditor suite and CLAIMSauditor technology, 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 merger in 2011 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 healthcare industry. 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 afterward remained on board as a consultant to the company. Fred has been actively involved in the establishment of six successful companies all of which 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). Other companies Fred founded or co-founded today are owned by Nuance and CBIZ.

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. Fred also 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 and in August of 2014 HFM published another article on Avoiding Revenue Loss Due to Lessor of Clauses in contracts. Fred is a graduate of Stockton State College where he majored in Accounting. Fred for more than ten years sat on the Board of Directors for Ocean’s Harbor House, a non-profit organization that assists thousands of runaway, troubled and abused teens every year.

Rebecca Stodolak, Senior Vice President, Operations

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, Senior Vice President

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.

kathy_prideKathy Pride, RHIT, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Senior Vice President of Coding and Documentation Services

Kathy is a proven leader in healthcare revenue cycle management with extensive experience in management, project implementation, coding, billing, physician documentation improvement, compliance audits, and education. She has trained and managed Health Information Management (HIM) professionals in multiple environments. She is currently Vice President of Coding & Documentation for Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Kathy has provided compliance auditing and documentation education to hundreds of physicians and coders throughout her career and is currently focusing on preparing physicians and other providers for the transition to ICD-10.

Mark Spehar
, Senior Vice President, Financial Services

Mark Spehar brings 20 years of healthcare industry experience specializing in finance and reimbursement solutions, financial feasibility studies and financial projections. In addition, he has overseen budgeting, ICD-10 risk assessment and implementation, Medicare disproportionate share (DSH) reimbursement and pricing. Before serving as Panacea Senior Vice President of Financial Services, Mr. Spehar served 8 years as a Senior Manager with Deloitte supporting their Medicare DSH services. While at Deloitte, he also served as ICD-10 Divisional Director for a six-hospital health system, assisting in implementation activities within the system in accordance with the budget timelines and values defined by its Corporate ICD-10 Program Office.

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Prior to this, Mr. Spehar led the Medicare Disproportionate Share Product team as a manager with Ernst & Young (EY) in a six-state region that included New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maine and West Virginia. In this role, he was responsible for managing project teams, client relationships, sales and engagement economics for northeast DSH clients. Mr. Spehar served as primary contact for multiple fiscal intermediaries in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine and West Virginia to settle Medicare cost report-related issues successfully on behalf of hospital clients. He has also served as a formal and informal counselor to staff, creating goals, standards, and balanced scorecard measures.

John Anderson, Senior Vice President, Sales

John has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with eight years working in the clinical setting and more than twelve working in healthcare financial audit, consulting and technology sales. Prior to joining Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., John was the Healthcare Business Development Director at McGladrey where he successfully expanded their regional healthcare footprint to a nationally recognized practice.

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While at McGladrey, John consistently generated new relationships and sales each year in the multi-million dollar range. Between 1998 and 2008 before joining McGladrey John was a National Services Manager for Panacea’s Medical Learning Inc. division and Panacea is delighted that he has re-joined the company in a Senior Management role, January, 2014.

John earned a BS in Pre-Medicine / Biology from Winona State University.