AAHAM – The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management – is a premier professional organization for healthcare administrative management. Our goal is to provide quality member services and leadership in the areas of education, communication, representation, professional standards and certification. Virginia AAHAM was founded in 1982 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management. Initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad-based constituency of healthcare professionals.

Executive Board

Chairman of the Board

(Committee Chairperson: Nominating Committee: Accounts Receivable/Third Party Payor Committee)

David Nicholas

David Nicholas, CRCE-I

Phone: 703-825-8762   Owner
Cell: 703-627-1763   Mercury Accounts Receivable Services
email: david@MercuryARS.com  


Linda M. Patry, CRCE-I

Phone: 540-741-1591   Director, Patient Financial Services
Fax: 866-774-9287   Mary Washington Healthcare
email: linda.patry@mwhc.com   2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 311
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

First Vice President

(Committee Chairperson: Membership & Chapter Development: Web Site Development Committee: Chapter Awareness)

Amy Beech

Amy Beech, CRCE-I, CRCS-I

Phone: 540-245-7216   Patient Accounting Supervisor
Fax: 540-332-4616   Augusta Health
email: abeech@augustahealth.com   P.O. Box 1000
  Fishersville, VA 22939

Second Vice President

(Committee Chairperson: Education Committee; Government Relations Committee)

Dushantha Chelliah

Dushantha Chelliah

Phone: 434-924-9266   Finance Manager
Fax: 434-982-2592   University of Virginia Health System
email: dc5p@virginia.edu   P.O. Box 800750
  Charlottesville , VA 22907


(Committee Chairperson: Publications Committee: Scholarship Committee: Handbook Committee)


Pam Cornell, CRCE-I, MHA

Phone: 540-741-3385   Manager, Billing and Follow Up
Fax: 540-741-1880   Mary Washington Healthcare
email: pam.cornell@mwhc.com   2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 311
  Fredericksburg, VA 22401


(Committee Chairperson: Vendor Awards Committee)

Linda Conner

Linda Conner

Phone: 434-517-3433   Manager, Patient Financial Services
Fax : 434-575-0377   Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
email: linda.conner@halifaxregional.com   2204 Wilborn Avenue
  South Boston, VA 24592

Appointed Board Member

(Committee Chairperson: Finance, Constitution & Bylaws, and Historical Committee)

Brenda Chambers

Brenda Chambers, CRCE-I,P, CRIP, FHFMA, CRCR

Phone: 804-267-5790   Director of Revenue Integrity
Fax: 804-267-5791   Parallon Business Performance Group
email brenda.chambers@Parallon.com   7300 Beaufont Springs Dr.
  Richmond, Va 23225

Appointed Board Member

(Committee Chairperson: Corporate Partners Committee: Community Service/Member Relations Committee)

Thomas Perrotta

Phone: 717-877-7780   Vice President of Client Relations,CCCO
email: tom.perrotta@penncredit.com   Penn Credit Corporation

Appointed Board Member

(Committee Chairperson: Certification Committee)

Leanna Marshall

Leanna Marshall, CRCE-I

Phone 434-293-8891   PFS Consultant
Fax 804-977-8748   UVA Health System (Retired)
email: ayden1@embarqmail.com   814 Montrose Avenue
  Charlottesville, VA 22902

Honorary Board Member

Michael Whorley

Michael Whorley, CRCE-I, CHFP

Phone: 540-470-0020   Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
email: michael@whorley.com   Certified SHIP Counselor
  1807 Mount Vernon Ave.
  Waynesboro, VA 22980

Communications Chairperson

(Communications and Website Development Committee)

Kathleen Creef

Katie Adams, CRCE -I

Phone: 540-332-5159   Director, Patient Financial Services
Fax: 540-332-4616   Augusta Health & Augusta Medical Group
email: kadams@augustahealth.com   PO BOX 1000
  Fishersville, VA 22939