American Family Care is led by an experienced management team with a proven track record in the development, acquisition and management of primary and occupational health centers.
D. Bruce Irwin, MD: Founder, CEO
Dr. Irwin has been active in family practice, occupational medicine and emergency care throughout his career. He opened the first comprehensive health care center in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1982 with the opening of the Hoover clinic. Dr. Irwin is board-certified and a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He served as a member of the Brookwood Medical Center Advisory Board from 2001-2003 and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Ambulatory Care.
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Glenn Harnett, MD: Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Glenn Harnett joined AFC in July 2011. He has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University in Atlanta and also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Harnett has practiced full time Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine with Georgia Emergency Associates for the past 7 years in progressive physician leadership positions. He is currently board certified in Emergency Medicine.
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Randy Johansen: President and Member of the Board of Directors
Randy Johansen joined AFC in June, 1992 with 10 years experience in the health care field, primarily in finance, business administration and operations. Prior to joining AFC, he worked for Southern Medical Health Systems in Mobile, Alabama. During his tenure with SMHS, he served as Secretary and Vice President of the Health Services Division, which included the management of physician offices, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, outpatient surgery centers and prison health care management. He also served as Vice President of Finance and Financial Analyst for Southern Medical. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Northeast Missouri State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama.
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Joseph Hawley, CPA: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Hawley joined AFC in January, 1998. Prior to joining AFC, he was in public accounting for over twenty years. He has worked with AFC as an independent accountant or consultant since its inception, including involvement with the original planning phase of the company. He has an extensive and diversified background in tax, accounting and management services. Joseph received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
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Thomas Lazenby: Chief Operations Officer
Thomas Lazenby joined AFC in September 2009 as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining AFC, Mr. Lazenby spent 8 years with "Big 4" accounting firms working as a management consultant to the healthcare industry. His areas of specialization included: business process improvement, financial analysis, project management and strategic planning. Mr. Lazenby received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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Kay Park: Vice President of Clinical Operations- Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Region
Kay Park joined AFC in April of 1997 with 18 years of health care experience primarily in clinical management, claims processing and clinical operations. Since she has been with American Family Care she has had various job duties including implementation of optical imaging, conversion of billing software, and Director of Claims Processing. Her present job duties include responsibility for day to day operations of the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa clinic(s), overall management of patient care, and implementation of Electronic Medical Records. Mrs. Park received her Bachelorís of Arts and Masterís of Arts from the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Bennett L. Shelton: Vice President of Provider Relations and Managed Care
Bennett Shelton joined AFC in October 2009 as Vice President of Provider Relations and Managed Care. Mr. Shelton has spent the past 15 years in managed care with various insurance organizations including United Healthcare, Foundation Health Systems, and recently Health Spring. In addition to managed care, Mr. Sheltonís background includes hospital administration with Triad Hospital Corporation. He has experience in all phases of health plan operations: pricing, contract negotiations, benefit design, marketing, sales, call center organization, compliance, and health care economics. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College with a BS degree in Management.
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Chris Sherrod, Sr.: Vice President of Materials Management
Chris Sherrod, Sr., joined AFC in 1993 and is responsible for procurement, contract management, inventory control, and fixed assets. He has served in several capacities at AFC including Director of Laboratory Operations, Director of Clinical Operations Birmingham, Acquisition Team, and Clinic Manager in various clinics in Birmingham and Montgomery.
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William Talley: Vice President of Facilities Management
William Talley joined AFC in 1995 and is responsible for all facilities. He is primarily responsible for AFCís rapid facility development. His background is in Information Technology and has twelve years experience in the construction industry.
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Jim Kerr: Vice President of Human Resources
Jim Kerr joined AFC in 2005 and is responsible for Employment & Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, and Employee Relations. Mr. Kerr is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has over 25 years of experience in research & development, biotechnology, and healthcare industries.
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Gwen Dwyer: Vice President of Clinical Operations in North Alabama/Tennessee
Gwen Dwyer joined AFC in December, 1996, with 18 years of health care experience primarily in clinical management, claims processing, and clinical operations. During Mrs. Dwyerís 14 years with AFC she has had various job duties including implementation of optical imaging and conversion of billing software. Her job duties include responsibility for day to day operations of the North Alabama/Tennessee clinics, overall management of patient care, and implementation of Electronic Medical Records. Mrs. Dwyer has been an integral part of the growth of American Family Care in the North Alabama and Tennessee areas.
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Timothy A. Hawk, CPA : Controller
Tim Hawk joined AFC in September 2010 as Controller. Mr. Hawk has spent the past 8 years as CFO for large physician practices in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Hawk began his career working for a local CPA firm in auditing and tax. Mr. Hawk moved on to become the CFO for a regional Third Party Administrator for 14 years. Mr. Hawk received his undergraduate Accounting degree from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Samford University.
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