Our 2018 Conference Speakers
Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
General Session: “Current Issues in Healthcare Finance”
Serving as the executive vice president of finance, chief financial officer of the System since 1995, he is responsible for all of the System’s financial operations and directs key functions including: strategic financial management, treasury management, revenue cycle, financial reporting, budgeting, third party contracting, compliance, payroll, accounts payable, tax, decision support and financial systems (including workforce management), corporate insurance, safety, employee health and enterprise risk.
Mr. Brennan also serves as Treasurer of the parent foundation, Geisinger Health, a member of the AtlantiCare Health System Board and is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Assurance Company, LTD, Cayman Islands, B.W.I, Treasurer/member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Insurance Corporation, Risk Retention Group, Vermont and member of the Board of Directors of English Creek Assurance, LTD, Bermuda.
Mr. Brennan holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before his tenure with Geisinger Health System, he served as a CFO with other large health systems and tertiary care hospitals.
Mr. Brennan serves as Chair-Elect on the National Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (“HFMA”), having served three years as a National Director and one year as Secretary-Treasurer. Mr. Brennan has been a member of HFMA since 1981 and a Fellow since 1992.
Dr. Griffin Meyers
Chief Medical Officer
W3: Capstone Speaker
Former Sg’t of Bravo Company of the 3rd Ranger Batallion, award winning Nashville recording artist, and spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
W1: Keynote Speaker
Keni got out of the Army to pursue his music career and now works full time as an aware winning Nashville recording artist. His band Cornbread was featured in the movie Sweet Home Alabama and regularly tours with the USO to perform for our military personnel serving in the Middle East. As an entertainer, Keni has been recognized by congress, the White House, and was recently inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame for his dedicated work on behalf of our veterans and military families.
Keni is also very proud to be a national spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides college educations to the children of our special operations personnel killed in combat or training.
Keni Thomas is a graduate of the University of Florida, a recipient of the American Patriot Award and the Bronze Star for Valor.