Leadership Team

Bennett Hubbard, Jr.

President and CEO

Bennett Hubbard, Jr., Advanced Healthcare ManagementTogether with Troy S. Griffin, G. Bennett Hubbard, Jr. founded Advanced Healthcare Management in 2003 and has served as President and CEO since the company’s inception.

From 1998 until September, 2003, Mr. Hubbard was firm Administrator and Healthcare Consultant for Thames & Associates, PA, a firm specialized in healthcare accounting and consultation. Mr. Hubbard developed the consulting services with a primary focus on long term care, rural hospitals and rural health clinics.

Prior to joining Thames & Associates, Mr. Hubbard was employed with Syncor International Corporation in Chatsworth, California, serving in a number of capacities, the latest being General Manager of the Mid-South Strategic Business Unit. His responsibilities included Sales, Marketing and Operations of Nuclear Pharmacies across the Southeastern United States with budget responsibilities exceeding $50 million.

Early in Mr. Hubbard’s career, he was General Manager and Administrator of Millcreek Intermediate Care Facility for Mentally Retarded, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility and Millcreek Special Education School. During his tenure as Administrator, Millcreek opened the first Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for Children and Adolescents in the State of Mississippi which became JCAHO accredited.

Mr. Hubbard currently serves as President of Mississippi’s Independent Nursing Home Association. He is Past President of the Mississippi Society of Nuclear Medicine and a past member of the Board of Directors of Magee General Hospital’s HealthTrust. He is a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is a member of a number of civic and church organizations/committee. Additionally, he is involved in governmental affairs related to healthcare and often called on by legislative leaders to provide insight, analysis and suggestions regarding pending legislative activity related to healthcare in Mississippi. He served on the Lt. Governor’s task force on healthcare prior to the 2008 Legislative session in Mississippi.

Mr. Hubbard is a 1979 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Mr. Hubbard completed an Executive Management Program through Syncor International and Pepperdine University in 1995. Mr. Hubbard is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Mr. Hubbard is married to Karen Smith Hubbard. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Troy S. Griffin, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Troy S. Griffin, Advanced Healthcare Management

Troy has served in several management level accounting positions that have added to his knowledge in the healthcare field. For eight years he served as managing partner of a multi-office CPA firm that specialized in accounting for Long-term care facilities. In 2004, Troy left the public accounting industry to pursue an opportunity as an owner and manager of a group of long-term care facilities located in Mississippi. He currently serves Advanced Healthcare Management as Vice-president and CFO.

During his time with Advanced Healthcare Management, Troy has been responsible for the financial direction of the organization. Despite the challenges faced as a result of economic and reimbursement changes within the industry, the organization has been able to operate with great financial success.

Throughout his career, Troy has also contributed his knowledge and expertise to other areas of the healthcare industry. He currently serves on the Division of Medicaid’s reimbursement committee and the Independent Nursing Home Association’s Legislative Committee. Both of these committees are an integral part of the policy setting process in Mississippi. Throughout his career, Troy has worked with healthcare facilities in many states, such as, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. This exposure has helped develop the knowledge based utilized by Troy as CFO of Advanced Healthcare Management.

As an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi, Troy holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. In 1990, he passed the CPA exam. He is a lifelong learner who continually stays abreast of current industry trends through conferences, seminars and self-study courses.

Troy resides in Simpson County, Mississippi with his family, where he is an active member of the community.

Brien B. Hubbard, CPA

Managing Director

Brian B. Hubbard, Advanced Healthcare Management

During his time with Advanced Healthcare Management, Brien has focused on accounts receivable management, billing and reimbursements with regard to skilled nursing facilities. Brien has successfully developed and implemented Advanced Healthcare Management’s corporate billing office, which bills for nursing homes throughout the state of Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina. Even amid the industry’s ongoing changes and challenges, Brien has been able to develop efficiencies for Advanced Healthcare Management’s accounts receivable that allow for increased cash flows, accurate and timely billing and ensured compliance.

In addition to Brien’s strong financial background in healthcare reimbursement, he is vital to our operational management structure, providing insight and consultation to our clients’ skilled nursing facilities and administrators. Brien’s past work as an interim administrator also helps him understand and solve problems faced in administering skilled nursing facilities.

As required by the accreditations Brien actively upholds, he is constantly receiving new industry information through professional education. Brien is also an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) where he currently serves as Co-Chairman of Membership in the Mississippi Chapter, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), where he serves on the healthcare advisory committee.

Michael W. Cunningham, MBA, NHA

Director of Operations

Michael W. Cunningham, Advanced Healthcare Management

Michael served as the Director of Long Term Care for a troubled, county-owned nursing home in Central Mississippi, turning it around into a deficiency-free facility, with a waiting list for residents. Michael then joined a large national chain of nursing homes, Extendicare, relocating to the Mid-west to manage a troubled rural facility in Southern Indiana and then assist with the turnaround of three additional skilled nursing facilities in the Evansville market. Michael was then recruited by another large national chain, Life Care Centers of America, to join their Regional Management Team in Middle Tennessee, overseeing three skilled nursing facilities, two assisted living facilities, and one independent living facility.

In 2013, Michael, along with a business partner, formed Cavalier Healthcare, a company owning and operating rehabilitation and long term care facilities. Cavalier is positioned for very rapid growth through strategic acquisitions primarily in the Southeastern States. Michael’s skills and expertise lie in the area of facility operations, enabling him to lead skilled nursing facilities in a variety of markets, and various levels of distress, into sustained profitability, a greatly enhanced reputation, and true market dominance.

Michael has been married for twenty-seven years, has four grown children, and resides in Belden, Mississippi on a horse farm. He and his wife, Joann, also are the proud grandparents of two grandsons.

Jodi Abernathy

VP of Accounting and Reimbursment

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Jodi Abernathy has served Advanced Healthcare Management as the VP of Accounting and Reimbursement for the past four years. Jodi has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. After receiving her degree, Jodi worked for two years with Wright and King Certified Public Accounting firm in Hattiesburg.

In 2002 Jodi went to work at Thames & Associates, CPAs, as a Senior Accountant. For the next 10 years she was responsible for tax returns and Medicaid and Medicare cost reports for the company.

In 2012, Jodi came on board with Advanced Healthcare Management. She currently is responsible for the management of our clients’ accounts receivables, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement as well as their overall financial management.

Jodi is married to Joel Abernathy and together they have 4 children. The family lives in Mendenhall, Mississippi.