A Fresh Vision Requires Experienced Visionaries

Kerry Teel

President

Kerry brings 44 years of healthcare and hospital industry experience.  He has a track record of building and managing complex, multi-facility healthcare organizations. Kerry has helped Premier develop evidence-based processes, procedures, tools and dashboards that he had wanted as a CEO, but never received from anesthesia groups. As a former hospital CEO, he offers a unique hospital perspective that has been the basis for building our hospital-centric culture of service.  Kerry holds an MHA from the University of Alabama and is currently on the Dean Advisory Board for the School of Healthcare Professionals, which includes the graduate program for hospital and health management.  

 

Norb Hummel

Executive Vice President

Norb is a healthcare veteran with over 25 years of experience growing and managing successful practice groups.  His background in banking and physician group management allows him to be a trusted resource to physicians and administrators seeking to optimize their anesthesia service.  Norb currently directs operational and business services for Premier Anesthesia client sites.

Michael Osborne

Vice President, Practice Management

Michael joins Premier Anesthesia from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where he served as the Administrator of Telehealth Services.  Prior to UMMC, Michael worked for Hospital Corporation of America.  Michael also spent five years as an officer with the Army's 101st Airborne Division, including 26 months in Northern Iraq.  Michael earned a BS in Management and Systems Engineering from West Point and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Lynn Epps

Vice President, Business Development and Consulting

Lynn has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience with an extensive background in hospital operations and physician practice management.  Her experience includes various leadership roles, with an emphasis on start-up operations, financial analysis and human resources management.  Lynn is responsible for the business development team, consulting projects, and transitions. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Shannon Stahl

Vice President, Staffing Services

Shannon joined Jackson Healthcare from Kelly Services, Inc., one of the largest global staffing firms where she served in multiple senior management positions over 17 years, including Regional Director of Kelly Financial Resources; Director of Implementation and Service, launching 600 on-site accounts at client locations; and Director of Operations, Europe, launching the company's first pan-European account. Shannon brings the team a wealth of experience in operations, sales, recruiting, marketing and technology. She graduated from the University of Michigan.

Richard Posey

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Richard has over 25 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to joining Premier Anesthesia, he was the Vice President of Revenue Management at HSI Financial, which provides collections services to Non-Profit Hospitals. Richard has also worked as a consultant, specializing in turn-around engagements. He brings a wealth of knowledge around system maintenance and design, as well as a deep understanding of automated technological solutions that encourage efficiency and growth. He holds a Finance Degree from Northern Illinois University.

Randy Walker

Controller

Randy has an extensive background in healthcare and physician practice management with over 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Premier Anesthesia, he was a partner with a financial advisory services firm. Randy has held leadership roles such as regional vice president of finance and vice president of finance. Randy's experience also includes nine years with an international accounting firm.  He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Jerry Titel, MD, MBA

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Dr. Titel is a board certified anesthesiologist with over 40 years of experience in various hospital settings. His career has included research, teaching and departmental development and management. He offers unique insight into anesthesia department development and operations. Trained in medicine at the University of Chicago, Dr. Titel also holds an MBA with honors from Pepperdine University. He began his association with Premier Anesthesia in 1991.