Our Executive Leadership

Art Boll

Art Boll

Chief Executive Officer
Email: aboll@germane-solutions.com

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

Vice President
Email: shearn@germane-solutions.com

Mrs. Hearn leads our Academic Medicine Consulting Group which encompasses all graduate medical education consulting in the areas of strategy, accreditation, finance, and program operations. Mrs. Hearn has over thirty years of experience in clinical and administrative healthcare. Her substantial experience as a registered nurse and healthcare consultant brings to bear all the knowledge and experience of a clinician along with a broad based understanding of the healthcare industry. This unique insight informs her work in the areas of operations, strategy, financial planning, and change management. Her expertise is in directing and managing both planning and strategy projects as well as leading implementation for large scale academic clients, health systems and small independent entities. Prior to Germane, Ms. Hearn worked as a Senior Manager in the healthcare practice at Deloitte Consulting. While in that role, she led many of the firm’s large-scale healthcare engagements. 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

Managing Director
Email: jcatanese@germane-solutions.com

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.

Jon Scaglione, CPA

Jon Scaglione, CPA

Managing Director
Email: jscaglione@germane-solutions.com

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 Hogan

Kelsey Hogan

Manager, Accreditation
Email: khogan@germane-solutions.com

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.

C. Powell Hutchinson, M.Ed.

C. Powell Hutchinson, M.Ed.

Manager, Accreditation & Operations
Email: cpowell@germane-solutions.com

Mrs. Hutchinson brings ten years’ GME experience to Germane. She’s worked as a medical student and residency program coordinator, manager, and ADME for both prestigious Universities and Community Hospitals. Her focus is Accreditation compliance and Operational/Performance Improvement. Cyn has a Bachelor in Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University.

Kyle Knepper

Kyle Knepper

Manager, Operations
Email: kknepper@germane-solutions.com

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
Email: smasin@germane-solutions.com

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.

Sylvie Umuhoza, MPA

Sylvie Umuhoza, MPA

Manager, Strategy & Outcomes
Email: sumuhoza@germane-solutions.com

Ms. Umuhoza brings over seven years’ experience in hospital administration, Public Health Entities, and FQHCs. She’s worked with clients ranging from academic medical centers, health systems, and community hospitals on GME strategy, feasibility assessments, partnership and network development, and grants management and writing. Sylvie has a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Our Consultant Team

Sarah Abu Rashed, MHSA

Sarah Abu Rashed, MHSA

Consultant

Madelynn Ahlborn, MPH

Madelynn Ahlborn, MPH

Consultant

Margot Flowers

Margot Flowers

Consultant

Viktor LaPorte, MBA

Viktor LaPorte, MBA

Consultant

Michelle Maire

Michelle Maire

Consultant

Gabrielle Phillips

Gabrielle Phillips

Consultant

Ian Sullivan

Ian Sullivan

Consultant

Becca Williams

Becca Williams

Consultant

Claire Hauck

Claire Hauck

Analyst

Caroline Toth

Caroline Toth

Analyst

Alyson Wohlleber

Alyson Wohlleber

Analyst

Welcome 2020-2021 Teammates!

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

Treven Cade

University of Dayton
Intern

Kristina Dean

Xavier University
Intern

Graham Hawley

MHSA Candidate
Xavier University
Resident

Our Subject Matter Experts

Mark Simonson

Finance & CMS Reimbursement

Margaret Hardy, JD

Policy, Accreditation, & Institutional Leadership

Kevin Deighton, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

Marc Borenstein, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

Sandeep Krishnan, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

Sanford Lax, MD

Accreditation & Program Leadership

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