Our Team

We are comprised of a talented group of diverse individuals with a passion for excellence and over 50 collective years of GME and Academic Medicine experience.

Our Executive Leadership

Art Boll

Art Boll

Chairman, Board of Directors

For over 40 years, Mr. Boll’s passion has been growing and advancing Graduate Medical Education in America. After spending 28 years working with some of the largest academic institutions in the country, he left that position to focus full time on creating greater transparency and understanding of GME programs. His idea was to start Germane Solutions, a firm that combined cutting edge technology and years of hard-earned expertise in order to give clients more insight than ever before. In addition to being CEO of Germane, Art also has extensive experience developing ambulatory care services, maximizing reimbursement opportunities, structuring of academic support agreements, and creating economic incentives for teaching, research and clinical programs. Art has conducted numerous training sessions and presentations for organizations such as the AHA, AAMC, GBA, AHME and various state health care organizations.

Susan Hearn, RN, BSN, MBA

Susan Hearn, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Hearn drives the overall mission and vision of Germane Solutions. She leads all external partnerships and strategic initiatives and oversees the company's growing expansion efforts. 

Her passion for excellence drives her vision and leadership. Her career has been focused on delivering innovative solutions and driving measurable results for clients. She is recognized as a talented leader and an entrepreneurial strategist who brings new innovative ideas that work to transform the industry.  

Ms. Hearn brings over 35 years of experience in clinical and administrative healthcare.  Her substantial experience as a registered nurse and healthcare consultant brings to bear all the clinician's knowledge and expertise and a broad-based understanding of the healthcare industry. This unique insight informs her work in all areas of healthcare consulting.

Before assuming the CEO role, Ms. Hearn oversaw all operations for Germane's National Academic Medicine Consulting Group.  Ms. Hearn also served as a Senior Manager and leader in the healthcare practice at Deloitte Consulting. While in that role, she led many of the firm's large-scale healthcare engagements in operations, strategy, and Graduate Medical Education.

Ms. Hearn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mt. Saint Joseph and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

Joseph Catanese, MHA

Joseph Catanese, MHA

President

Mr. Catanese has vast experience in GME consultation for hospitals located throughout the United States. Notably, Mr. Catanese brings significant subject matter expertise and experience in strategic planning, new program development, GME institutional accreditation/sponsorship for new teaching hospitals, transitioning/accrediting AOA/ACGME Single Accreditation System (SAS) programs, as well as accreditation of new and existing ACGME programs. Mr. Catanese spearheaded the development and vast expansion of the Accreditation service line with 5,000 positions and counting created under his leadership. Prior to joining Germane, Mr. Catanese was an Administrative Fellow in Graduate Medical Education at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His responsibility included working in an administrative role with GME programs across a large, urban health system with over 180 residency and fellowship programs and more than 1,600 residents. Mr. Catanese received his Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree from Des Moines University.

Learn more about his passions.

Jon Scaglione, CPA

Jon Scaglione, CPA

Vice President

Mr. Scaglione joined Germane in 2010 and has since developed his subject matter expertise in the complex regulatory rules governing Medicare GME Reimbursement as well as the Medicare Cost Reports (MCRs). His tenure includes providing extensive GME consulting services across the entire life cycle of GME from initial planning and implementation to complex change management to a wide variety of clients across the country, including hospitals, health systems, and medical schools. Mr. Scaglione’s expertise in GME finance provides significant value to his clients in helping to identify cost savings, increased GME reimbursement, and financial strategies to improve GME teaching institutions. Mr. Scaglione is responsible for the oversight of proforma development, reimbursement profiles, MCR review, and financial strategy development for all AMCG clients. Mr. Scaglione is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio and holds a BS/BA in Accounting from The Ohio State University.

Our Management Team

Kelsey Barnes

Kelsey Barnes

Manager, Accreditation

In her five years at Germane, Kelsey Hogan has managed many GME engagements in small community hospitals and large academic systems alike. Kelsey serves as a leader in the accreditation service line and has extensive experience with GME strategic planning. Kelsey received her Bachelor in Business Management from Miami University.

Kyle Knepper

Kyle Knepper

Manager, Strategy & Innovation

Mr. Knepper has extensive financial, operational, and strategic insight related to Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education. As a key member of our management team, Kyle brings over seven years of project management and process improvement experience to our client’s organizations. Kyle hails from Ohio and received his Bachelor of Science from Wright State University.

Scott Masin, MBA

Scott Masin, MBA

Manager, Strategy & Finance

Scott Masin delivers financial and strategic expertise utilizing methods that incorporate Medicare Cost Reports and Medicare GME Reimbursement. He has significant experience in GME systems strategy, feasibility assessments, and system affiliations and resident schedules that allow for maximum reimbursement for hospitals. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science from Wittenberg University and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University.

Ian Sullivan

Ian Sullivan

Manager, Business Development & Marketing

Mr. Sullivan serves as the business development and marketing manager to bring new clients, partnerships, and growth to Germane Solutions. Mr. Sullivan previously served as a consultant at Germane Solutions focusing on GME Strategy, New Program Development, and GME operations, gaining valuable insights and experience in GME. 

Becca Williams

Becca Williams

Manager, Accreditation & Operations

Becca Williams has extensive GME and project management experience, with focus areas including new program development and implementation, at-risk accreditation, and clinical training models. She works with clients to design and implement programs that meet all accreditation standards while maximizing the health system's clinical, operational, and financial benefits. Becca received her bachelor’s in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Our Consultant Team

Sarah Abu Rashed, MHSA

Sarah Abu Rashed, MHSA

Advisor to the President, Senior Consultant

Madelynn Ahlborn, MPH

Madelynn Ahlborn, MPH

Senior Consultant

Hannah Beels

Hannah Beels

Consultant

Jessica Broadwell

Jessica Broadwell

Consultant

Natalie Choules

Natalie Choules

Grant Writer

Crys Draconi

Crys Draconi

Consultant

Julie Dill, MHA

Julie Dill, MHA

Consultant

Margot Flowers

Margot Flowers

Consultant

Barbara Gohre

Barbara Gohre

Consultant

Claire Hauck

Claire Hauck

Consultant

Laurelle Kinga Bakienga, MHSA

Laurelle Kinga Bakienga, MHSA

Senior Analyst

Amber Lebowski, MHA

Amber Lebowski, MHA

Consultant

Michelle Maire

Michelle Maire

Consultant

Brooke Moore

Brooke Moore

Consultant

Stasi Pridgon Targoff, MHA

Stasi Pridgon Targoff, MHA

Consultant

Emily Szumila

Emily Szumila

Consultant

Kauser Siddiqui

Kauser Siddiqui

Consultant

Caroline Toth

Caroline Toth

Consultant

Alyson Wohlleber

Alyson Wohlleber

Consultant

Hunter Rich

Hunter Rich

Marketing Consultant

Sam Curran

Sam Curran

Analyst

Treven Cade

Treven Cade

Analyst

Our Administrative Team

Darla Cade, SHRM SCP, PHR

Darla Cade, SHRM SCP, PHR

Chief Human Resource Officer

Jiffie Hart

Jiffie Hart

Director of Administration

Mike Kuhn

Mike Kuhn

Controller

Jenny Cook

Jenny Cook

Project Management Specialist

Melissa Thornhill

Melissa Thornhill

Lead Human Resources Support

Dee Bieker

Dee Bieker

Accounts Manager

Bret Boll

Bret Boll

Accounts Manager

Tricia Gohlke

Tricia Gohlke

Accounts Manager

Ginger Webber

Ginger Webber

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Welcome 2022-2023 Teammates!

We are always excited to enrich the learning experiences of future healthcare leaders.

Maddy Lee

Xavier University
Intern

Nengi Nimiworio

Texas Woman's University
Intern

Abbie Wilson

Wright State University
Intern

Our Subject Matter Experts

Mark Simonson

Finance & CMS Reimbursement

Margaret Hardy, JD

Policy, Accreditation, & Institutional Leadership

Johnathan Frunzi, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

Ravi Kallur, PhD, MPA

Accreditation & Program Leadership

Bobby Desai, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

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