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Board of Directors

Board Members are General Members of CMGMA who are elected at the December Annual Meeting. The Board serves from January 1- December 31 and conducts the day-to-day activities of the Association between scheduled meetings of members.

Board Membership is a great way to become more involved in CMGMA. You can help shape the future of CMGMA by volunteering for a Board position or joining one of our Committees. Click here to download a Board Candidate Interest Form. For more information, please contact the CMGMA Office at info@cmgma.org.

President: Christina Wagner CMPE, CPC, COC, CGIC

Christina Wagner is the Billing Manager and Compliance Officer at Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C. She is certified as a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) as well as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) and Certified Gastroenterology Coder (CGIC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Ms. Wagner has worked in the healthcare industry for over fourteen years. Her roles have ranged from Front Desk Receptionist and Billing Clerk at Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C., Coder Analyst, Business Manager and Revenue Cycle Manager at Hospital of Saint Raphael until she found her way back home to Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants, P.C. as the Billing Manager and Compliance Officer. She is an active member of both CMGMA and MGMA and looks forward to serving on the CMGMA board.

Immediate Past President: Diane Perez
Hartford Healthcare

Ms. Perez’s career began as an EKG Technician at the former New Britain General Hospital in New Britain in May 2002. Since then, she has worked as a project director, office coordinator, and now holds the position of Practice Manager for Hartford Healthcare Medical Group. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Science in Human Services from Springfield College. She will be celebrating 15 years of service with Hartford Healthcare this year and manages the surgical divisions of Colorectal, Vascular, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology and Women’s Pelvic Health, Podiatry, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, and Breast Surgery, all affiliated with The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

On a personal level, Diane is passionate about volunteering for Breast Cancer organizations and is active with The Race in The Park sponsored by The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative. You will always see her at the Race with Sophie, her pink poodle and team mascot for Hartford Healthcare.

President Elect: Sandra Coppola, MHA

Sandra has been in the healthcare field for 30 years and has a diversified background.  She began her career at Anthem growing within their company.  She then worked for a National Ambulance Company managing their contract and collections and then their customer service department.  She was the Front Office Manager and then Business Manager for a large oncology practice in Connecticut.  She also was a member of the CSMS-IPA working to help keep private practices, large and small, independent.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Haven.

She serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals for her town and is an active member of the CMGMA and MGMA.  In her free time, Sandra enjoys training and riding horses with her husband on their farm as well as spending time with their dogs.

Treasurer: Joanne Law, CMPE
Pediatrics Plus

Ms. Law has been in healthcare management for over 35 years. She began her career as an Administrator for the New Haven IPA, before accepting the position of Practice Administrator for Pediatrics Plus in North Haven, where she has been for the past 25 years. This past year Ms. Law began her road to retirement and stepped back from her position as Practice Administrator, remaining active as the Administrator of Finance for Pediatrics Plus. In her off time, Ms. Law enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Secretary: Sheila McKinley-Bell
Principal Consultant, Shoreline HR Consulting

Ms. McKinley-Bell is the Principal Consultant for Shoreline HR Consulting and has been a Human Resources Executive and Entrepreneur for over 30 years, specializing in the Healthcare Industry. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and holds a Masters in Business Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Not-for-Profit Management from UCONN. She is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional of Human Resources and by the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Certified Professional. Her career has traversed the CT and NY healthcare continuum from acute, intermediate, home and long-term care, as well as hospital, ambulatory, rehabilitation, independent medical practice, laboratory and radiology services. Sheila has been a member of CMGMA since 2014 and joined the CMGMA Board in 2017. In her off time, Ms. McKinley-Bell enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and investing in real estate. Ms. McKinley-Bell also serves as Board Secretary for The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center in Middletown, CT, is a member of the Elks Club and is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management.

Director: Melanie Frye
Integrated Physicians Management Services

Melanie Frye is the Chief Operating Officer at Integrated Physicians Management Services (IPMS).  She brings more than 20 years of expertise in Revenue Cycle Management services to IPMS.  She is responsible for leading business onboarding and operations. 

Melanie works collaboratively with the Executive team, as well as her Management staff to achieve optimal results for IPMS and their clients.  She is committed to delivering super service, maximizing outcomes, and helping clients with any business need they have.  Melanie is passionate about providing physicians the services and support they need to give them peace of mind, allowing them to focus on patient care.

In Melanie’s free time, she can be found making memories with her husband and four children.  She enjoys volunteering in her church, rollerblading and visiting Disney World.  Being an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, she bleeds green.

Director: Sandra Murowsky
Sevi Health

Sandy Murowsky is the Director of Clinical Operations for Sevi Health. She collaborates with all colleagues to enhance clinical and ancillary services, business development, and community outreach. Sandy is excited to be on the Sevi journey to ” simplify primary care ” !

Mrs. Murowsky is the former Practice Manager of the Enfield and Wethersfield locations for Jefferson Radiology. In addition, she had direct oversight of the Ultrasound team throughout the organization, and managed an external Ultrasound business partnership.

Mrs. Murowsky has over 30 years of healthcare experience, and is Licensed and Board Certified ARRT in Radiology since 1992. Her expertise includes Practice Management, Clinical Management, Operations, Strategic Planning, Clinical Education and Mentorship, Compliance, & Joint Commission. She is a former member of ReadyCT, Allied Health, supporting local students and their career pathway.

In her personal time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and kayaking. She is also known to be a “crazy cat lady”!

Director: Corin Grabowski, CMPE
Essex Dermatology

Corin, a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives, holds a degree in Anthropology and Public Health. A members of MGMA and CMGMA, she brings extensive expertise in Healthcare Practice and Operations Management, Health Information Technology, Positive Leadership and Customer Service. Currently serving as the Practice Manager in Essex Dermatology, Corin has a proven track record of leading projects in call center development, new site openings, electronic medical records conversions, and software migrations. Formerly the Director of Patient Access at Fair Haven Community Health center, she is committed to advocating for patients and healthcare workers.

Director: Syliva Sznaj
Integrated Physicians Management Services

Sylvia has been an Account Manager at IPMS since 2006. During this time, she has managed multiple specialty practices including pain management, rheumatology, orthopedics, urgent care, dermatology , GI and most recently anesthesia. Sylvia’s clients are located in Connecticut, however, she also manages a multi-specialty client in North Carolina and is knowledgeable of their billing rules.

Sylvia approaches each client with the utmost professionalism. She strives to achieve the goals of the clients by integrating herself and adapting to the belief and practices of the company. Clients can expect to have her undivided attention as an effective communicator to ensure all needs are being met. Sylvia enjoys spending time with her family. Her passions include traveling, reading and practicing wellness.

Director: Annie Manzione

Ms. Manzione began her career as a secretary for the VNA of Milford in 1998. Since then, she has worked in many disciplines and positions within the Healthcare field which led her to become a Practice Manager in 2007 for a small podiatry group in Bridgeport. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of New Haven in 2011. After graduating, she worked for Raritan Bay Medical Center as a multispecialty Practice Manager in New Jersey. Once she returned to Connecticut, she obtained a position at Yale University, working for the Chief of Vascular Surgery.   She is currently the Practice Manager for FPIM of New Haven County. A busy, privately owned primary care practice. She is passionate about mentoring staff and providers for success and maintaining a financially fit practice. In her downtime, she enjoys staying active and fit and spending time with loved ones.

Director: Tina Martinez
Integrated Physicians Management Services

Tina Martinez is a Senior Account Manager at IPMS and has been with the company for 25 years. Tina specializes in implementing best practice revenue cycle management methodologies to optimize billing processes and procedures to provide a successful financial performance for her clients.

Tina’s expertise includes client on-boarding and implementation, payer contract negotiations, A/R and denial management and analysis, and all aspects of medical billing, reporting and consulting. She has extensive experience managing many specialty practices over the years including general surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, anesthesia, with a main focus on pathology for clients located in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Texas. 

Tina’s attention to detail and responsiveness to each of her clients is her number one priority. Her professionalism, efficiency, and results-driven attitude shows her commitment to ensuring the success of her clients’ bottom line.

Tina enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter–whether it is taking road trips, walks, watching movies or chasing after their crazy dogs. She loves to travel and all things Disney and adores being around her big Italian family.