Community Link Consulting is an amazing resource for community health centers. Their consultants are knowledgeable, thoughtful, and totally accessible. When we have a need, they’re able to hit the ground running and deliver high-quality services quickly. I’d recommend them to any CHC looking for financial or operational consulting.

-Leslie Tallyn, Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Central City Concern, Portland, OR


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BECKY FINNEY

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-795-5448

Becky joined the Community Link Consulting team in 2013, and now specializes in Medicare and Medicaid cost reports, budgets, grant compliance, and financial reporting. Becky is an expert in navigating HRSA's Electronic Handbook (EHB) and enjoys training and working with clients in all aspects of grant management. With a degree in Business Management and Accounting from Lewis & Clark State College and 20 plus years of management experience, Becky brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She combines her well balanced portfolio of management, accounting, and financial acumen to efficiently and effectively evaluate clients' financials, accurately reporting all findings.


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VICKI ANDERSON

Consultant / Accounting

P: 360-435-0265

F: 888-391-4209

With more than 25 years’ accounting experience, including work as controller for both manufacturing and home health companies, Vicki has been helping CLC client organizations succeed. Skilled in the use of MIP, Peachtree and QuickBooks, she can quickly help a health center integrate these key programs into daily procedures. Vicki excels particularly in creating and analyzing financial statements, dashboard and cash flow projection reports, Medicare and Medicaid cost reporting, grant compliance reporting, agency and grant budget development and other financial processes key to organizational success. Vicki earned a degree in accounting from Western Governors’ University.


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MICHELLE KELLEY

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-209-9469

Benefiting from 20+ years of accounting experience in construction, retail and public companies, Michelle is well versed in all areas of accounting: GL, AR, AP, payroll, inventory, and job costing. That experience, combined with her familiarity with QuickBooks, MAS 90, and Sage 50, allows her to help clients with cost-based fee schedules, month-end closing and financials, and Medicare cost report.


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KEN STEWART

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-209-9490

A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in accounting, Ken is dedicated to understanding and supporting the goals of each client through efficient advice and intervention. He worked for seven years as an accountant for privately held companies before entering the health care sector in 2012. His expertise extends to all aspects of accounting, including month-end reporting, budgeting, and interim CFO support.


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AMY BRISSON

Consultant / Accounting

P: 630-440-3198

Amy graduated in 2008 with a degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University. In Las Vegas, NV, Amy spent over five years working as an Accounting Manager in the HOA Management Industry.  In 2014, Amy relocated to Vancouver, WA and started working at a FQHC in Portland, OR as the Director of Finance, promoted to Chief Financial Officer the following year. In early 2018, Amy and her family moved to Minneapolis, MN. Amy joined CLC as a remote consultant, offering her expertise in accounting, budgeting, and operations to FQHCs, to further their mission of providing care to those in need.   


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VAN NIELSEN

Consultant / Grant Writing

P: 509-995-3035

With a strong background in sociological reporting and academic writing, Van was a natural fit to write grants for CLC clients when he joined us in 2013. Van has gone on to develop public relations materials and educational resources for both our company and our clients. A resident expert in the 19 program requirements, Van has become highly organized and efficient with SAC, NAP, and Look-Alike applications, and is consistently given high marks for the quality of his research and writing of needs assessments. Having worked with several new-starts and many existing grantees, Van has become very successful in securing  new awards/designations and assisting new starts in maintaining program compliance. Van has also become a go-to for Change In Scope (CIS) and expansion grant applications. Van earned his Bachelor's degree in Arts and Humanities from Eastern Washington University. 


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GEOFF NORWOOD

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-209-9492

Geoff’s extensive background in FQHC leadership, along with his varied experience in finance in the business sector, made him an invaluable resource for our clients from the moment he joined us. He has been an FQHC board member, playing a key role in the founding and steady growth of a new CHC and serving on its finance committee for 15 years, ultimately serving as CFO of that same health center. But his previous work with a regional CPA firm, a small start-up for financial statement reporting, management consulting and tax preparation, and his role as a manufacturing controller give him perspective and versatility beyond health center walls. He is well prepared to assist health centers at all levels of accounting and management, helping them maximize their potential and achieve their goals.


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RALPH HILL, CMPE

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-203-4062

Bringing the big-picture view to health centers, with expertise in strategic planning, insurance company contract review, provider compensation, grant writing, and operations systems review, Ralph offers his depth and breadth of experience and wisdom to our clients. He was a founding board member and treasurer of the respected Community Health Plan of Washington, a CHC-owned insurance plan in Washington State. Prior to that, he had served on the governing board of an FQHC and worked in the healthcare division of a regional accounting firm. With 25+ years’ experience in primary care and certified by MGMA as a Medical Practice Executive, Ralph is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his work with health centers.


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CAROLYN COMMERS

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-288-4812

An outstanding resource for health centers needing help with cost reports, key performance metric dashboards, UDS reporting, grant writing, and financial analysis, Carolyn brings 20 years’ experience to the table. As the Director of Practice Management for a large hospital system and operations manager for 14 multi-specialty clinics, she honed her skills in operational management, financial analysis, revenue cycle management, organizational improvement processes, strategic planning, budgeting, and regulatory compliance. Carolyn has earned degrees in management, accounting and psychology, and is active in several professional organizations, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). In addition to her work with CLC, she also provides leadership for the Business Management Advisory Committee for Spokane Falls Community College and the Community Colleges of Spokane Worker Retraining Advisory Council.


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JOSHUA DUAME

MACC

Consultant / Accounting

P: 509-209-9479

Joshua joined CLC in early 2016, having previously worked as an auditor in the private sector and as an accountant with a top 10 international firm.  Joshua earned his Master of Accountancy degree from Gonzaga University and has taught introductory accounting courses to college students, in his spare time. At CLC, Joshua specializes in interim CFO services, financial reporting and training, as well as Medicaid and Medicare cost reports, and HRSA financial compliance.

 


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Zachary Mueller

Consultant

P: 509-977-4364

Zachary Mueller graduated from Whitworth University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He joined the CLC team the same year. He assists the CLC team with a variety of tasks including cost reports, grants, and budgets. He is also in charge of the invoicing process at CLC. 


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EDDIE HOPKINS

MA, MFA

Consultant / Grant Writing

P: 509-226-1198

Eddie brings a wide array of writing experience to CLC. Having earned his MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing, he has extensive knowledge of academic research, expository writing, and narrative structure. He worked for two years as a technical writer and research assistant from Eastern Washington University’s Master of Public Health program, during which he gained expertise of scholarly writing in the health sciences. He also has served as a copy editor for several literary publishers. For CLC, he primarily conducts research and writes needs assessments, grant narratives, and governance policies.