BrightWorks Advisors and Consultants passionate about serving our clients.
Ken Hawkins, MS, CPA Managing Partner
Mr. Hawkins is a M&A executive with more than 20 years experience in driving market expansion strategies, closing transactions and reporting, financial analysis and transaction integration.
Howard J. Peterson MHA Managing Partner
Mr. Peterson brings more than 35 years of experience and foresight to each BrightWorks client engagement. He has spent his entire career developing progressive strategic, financial, and operational solutions for a broad range of healthcare and higher education clients. His consulting expertise spans all four of BrightWorks core service lines, including large scale financial improvement projects, organization and leadership optimization, business portfolio and marketing positioning, and partnership and strategic transactions. Within each of these four areas, he has worked extensively with community hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory care providers, and physician group practices.
Paula Keller Managing Partner
Paula is a proven innovator and pathfinder in healthcare support services, achieving breakthrough gains in financial and quality outcomes. Paula has proven success guiding support service organizations through financial and operational challenges.
Don Stookey Managing Partner
Don’s industry experience in healthcare support service leadership and operations provides leading edge insight and innovation into today’s healthcare challenges. Don’s solution-oriented leadership has led many complex initiatives, driving out cost while improving operational performance.
Gary Goettl RDN, MPH Managing Partner
With over 30 years of support services experience, Gary is an established voice in health care support services. His background in strategic planning, operation analytics and change management compel industry leading outcomes.
Hal Clark, MBA Senior Partner
Mr. Clark is a seasoned healthcare financial executive with over 30 years of experience in operational performance, reimbursement, policy, strategic transactions in non-profit and for-profit hospitals, physician practices and rehabilitation facilities.
Stephanie Dorwart, MHA Senior Partner
Ms. Dorwart focuses her consulting practice on workforce optimization, productivity, leadership development and performance improvement. Her transformational approach drives organizations to dramatically elevate their financial, operational and clinical performance outcomes.
Richard V. Homan, MD, FAAFP, FCPP Senior Partner
Dr. Homan has served as University President, Dean, Academic Physician Leader, and Physician executive. Most recently, he served as President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine of the Eastern Virginia University.
Allen S. Lichter, MD Senior Partner
Dr. Lichter served as Chief Executive Officer of the of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from 2006-2016. Prior to ASCO He was Dean of University of Michigan and Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology.
Peter Vincer Senior Partner
Peter C. Vincer, Jr. is a troubleshooter, strategist and change “catalyst” that is able to assess an organization’senvironment, processes and culture, and develop strategies and communications necessary for driving accountabilityand financial improvements.
Terry Carroll, Ph.D. Partner
Terry brings over 35 years of experience in the evolution and transformation of complex healthcare organizations. He has particular expertise and interest in the use of digital disruption to drive performance. Terry has spent the majority of his career helping complex organizations to develop and leverage information and digital platforms to better serve patients and consumers, as well as to serve healthcare providers in the delivery of health services in a very rapidly evolving and dynamic healthcare marketplace.
Joseph M. Huber, CPA Partner
Mr. Huber has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare financial management and accounting. He brings significant technical financial knowledge to his clients in addition to possessing a senior level perspective on financial planning and strategy in healthcare organizations.
Correna Lukas Principal
Wayne Mercer, Ph.D. Principal
Dr. Mercer is a board-certified laboratory director with over 35 years of experience in laboratory strategic planning, operational improvement, outreach program development, and management. He has performed a broad range of studies for hospital laboratory clients in the areas of operational review and optimization, space planning and facility design, consolidation, and interim management.
Paul Musgrave, MBA Principal
Mr. Musgrave has over 30 years of experience in the design, development, and management of hospital, higher education, and manufacturing operations. His areas of expertise include hospital operations management, strategic planning, strategic sourcing, hospital wide process re-engineering and multi-hospital process integration.