I am an experienced board member, master's prepared and internationally savvy senior finance and operations executive with a history of award-winning performance as a visionary leader for building company infrastructure from the ground up and spearheading profitable growth as high as 35% annually. I have proven and repeated success in propelling companies to the next level of growth and expansion through integration of clinical, financial and operational systems.
Healthcare, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Information Technology
Chief Financial Officer
eQHealth Solutions, LLC & eQHealth AdviseWell, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA August 2020 - Present
Spearheaded taking this growing $60 M IT, SaaS, population health management and business intelligence company to market to raise equity capital and as an M&A prospect while managing the day to day value creation of the firm. Served as strategic senior financial executive in the management of all financial, accounting and risk management functions.
Chief Financial Officer
David Raines Community Health Centers, Inc., Shreveport, LA 2018 - 2020
Responsibilities for this regional pharmacy and healthcare company include both financial and operations areas, including finance, accounting, billing and collections, human resources management, physician recruitment, client relations, facilities, operations support, customer support, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, taxes and tax planning and reporting for twelve site FQHC with multi-site locations and pharmaceutical . Successfully submitted 3 federal grants totalling over $13 million; experience with several TAPR reports and UDS reports. Completed system conversions and helped redesign operational flow of information leading to improved billing and collection of revenues. Acted as Chief Technology Officer to fix and complete the design and implementation of a complex healthcare information system and business intelligence platform. Spearheaded the increase in revenue from $11 million to $14 million in less than two years and cash reserves from less than 7 days to over 30 days in less than 18 months.
Founder, Certified Public Accountant & Business Advisor
Michael M. Fuselier, CPA, MS CPA, Baton Rouge, LA 2017 - 2018
Accounting, financial, and business advisory firm with a growing international footprint providing accounting, financial, operations management, and information technology and business analytics support to a diverse clientele of closely held, public, for profit and nonprofit businesses with a concentration in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and IT/SaaS industries. Compile financial statements, prepare and give board reports and investment packages, advise on business matters, set up human resource departments, manage construction and real estate projects and host strategic planning retreats.
Chief Financial Officer
Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana 2011 - 2017
Responsible for finance, accounting, operations management, taxes, investor relations, human resources, strategic planning, administration, property and facilities management, and information technology services for a $265 million company. Arranged for interim debt financing. Created a strategy to improve earnings by diversifying funding sources. Spearheaded major capital investments that resulted in increases in cash inflows and earnings by 38% in less than 12 months.
Chief Executive Officer
Remedies™, APC Pharmaceuticals™, ReliefPlus™, & AP Consultants, LLC, Lafayette, LA 2005 - 2011
Responsible for business operations, finance, accounting, reporting, lending, customer relations, direct marketing and compliance for a $20 million company owned by diverse investors. Created new service lines and increased portfolio of holdings by 60% in less than 24 months. Supervised human resources function and was responsible for recruitment and retention. Created and implemented a new, aggressive marketing plan that increased same store growth by 22% and new store growth by 40%. Drove growth in assets by over $500,000 in one year. Spearheaded a major construction and real estate investment project that exceeded $24 million and added $3 million in value to the company in one year. Developed and implemented a major information system project for document sharing and workflow management that reduced days to contracting by 30% and business throughput and billable revenue by 45%.
Master of Science, Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, with honors
Bachelor of Science, Accounting and International Business, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, With honors. Completed international studies of business in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Associate of Science, Louisiana State University at Eunice, Eunice, Louisiana
Post graduate work in progress
International Business and International Healthcare with emphasis in markets in Latin America, Spain, France & Italy. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Post graduate certifications
Music and Music Business, Berklee College of Music
Construction Management, New York University
Teaching Foreign Language and ESL, Arizona State University
Recent continuing professional education
BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMUNITY WORK
Board member appointments: World of Jazz Festival, Brampton, ON, Canada, 2018 - current; Judith M. Fuselier Foundation, 2013 - current; BCW, LLC Arts and Entertainment Industry CPA Firm, 2016 - current; Nurses Action Coalition, 2015 - 2017; LSU-E Department of Business Community Advisory Board, 2000 - 2003; Vermilion Hospital, Lafayette, Louisiana 2002 - 2003
Board Finance Committee appointments, Anesthesiology & Pain Consultants, LLC 2005 - 2011; Remedies, LLC 2007 - 2011; APC Medical 2008 - 2011; David Raines Community Health Centers, Inc. 2018 - current
Volunteer, Holy Cross Church, Shreveport, Louisiana; Volunteer, Philadelphia Center, Shreveport, Louisiana; Member, Outreach Committee, St. Margaret’s Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Current
Volunteer business advisor and mentor, Mercy Corps, Portland,
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Sports Medicine
American Public Health Association
AWARDS & HONORS
2018 Service Excellence Award, American College of Healthcare Executives
2002 Excellence in Fundraising, United Way of Acadiana
1995 Excellence in Research, McNeese State University
1995 Excellence in Public Health Leadership, McNeese State University
1995 Induction in Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, McNeese State University
1995 Induction in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, McNeese State University
1998 Induction into Omicron Delta International Honor Society, University of Phoenix
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana
Advanced Public Health Registered Nurse, Louisiana
Teacher of Foreign Language & ESL, Arizona State University
Professional proficiencies in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French