The Brightest Minds in Cancer Care… On Call for Your Business

OMC Group is committed to bringing you the extensive, hands-on expertise of the best and brightest minds in cancer care. With over 225 combined years of renowned achievement in oncology management, OMC Group is uniquely qualified to bring you the accurate, up-to-date information and innovative solutions you need to succeed.

Collectively, the OMC team has by far the most practical oncology experience in the consulting industry. Among our ranks you will find former CEOs, vice presidents, executive directors, physicians, researchers, finance professionals, pharmacists, and billing and coding experts. We are your ultimate source to support your business in meeting its toughest challenges.

Teri U. Guidi, MBA, FAAMA
Teri U. Guidi, MBA, FAAMATeri Guidi is the President and CEO of Oncology Management Consulting Group. With more than 30 years of experience in oncology management, Ms. Guidi is expert in the areas of strategic planning, reimbursement, program development, and market assessment.

Teri Guidi is the President and CEO of Oncology Management Teri U. Guidi Consulting Group. With more than 30 years of experience in oncology management, Ms. Guidi is expert in the areas of strategic planning, reimbursement, program development, and market assessment. She has worked with health networks, hospitals, private practices, and the pharmaceutical industry. Recent projects have included strategic and business planning, hospital/physician integration, financial analyses, educational programs, and billing audits. She has held positions at institutions ranging from NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers to large teaching hospitals in integrated health systems to small community hospitals. She has served as Executive Director and System Vice President of cancer service lines, and as Vice President of a health system-owned medical oncology practice. Ms. Guidi’s experience spans all areas of outpatient oncology including infusion services, radiation oncology, clinical trials, and tumor registry. Among her major areas of interest are financial analysis and profitability reporting.

Ms. Guidi is a frequent speaker at national and regional professional conferences, with numerous publications on a wide variety of oncology-related topics. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Oncology Issues and Hematology Oncology News and Issues (HONI), on several professional society committees, and served two terms on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Ms. Guidi received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1995 and earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Medical Administrators in 1999.

Teri U. Guidi, MBA, FAAMA
Teri U. Guidi, MBA, FAAMATeri Guidi is the President and CEO of Oncology Management Consulting Group. With more than 30 years of experience in oncology management, Ms. Guidi is expert in the areas of strategic planning, reimbursement, program development, and market assessment.

Teri Guidi is the President and CEO of Oncology Management Teri U. Guidi Consulting Group. With more than 30 years of experience in oncology management, Ms. Guidi is expert in the areas of strategic planning, reimbursement, program development, and market assessment. She has worked with health networks, hospitals, private practices, and the pharmaceutical industry. Recent projects have included strategic and business planning, hospital/physician integration, financial analyses, educational programs, and billing audits. She has held positions at institutions ranging from NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers to large teaching hospitals in integrated health systems to small community hospitals. She has served as Executive Director and System Vice President of cancer service lines, and as Vice President of a health system-owned medical oncology practice. Ms. Guidi’s experience spans all areas of outpatient oncology including infusion services, radiation oncology, clinical trials, and tumor registry. Among her major areas of interest are financial analysis and profitability reporting.

Ms. Guidi is a frequent speaker at national and regional professional conferences, with numerous publications on a wide variety of oncology-related topics. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Oncology Issues and Hematology Oncology News and Issues (HONI), on several professional society committees, and served two terms on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Ms. Guidi received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1995 and earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Medical Administrators in 1999.

Elaine Kloos, RN, NE-BC, MBA
Elaine Kloos, RN, NE-BC, MBAMs. Kloos, a Senior Associate with OMC Group, enjoys over 25 years of expertise in oncology administration and breast health services with specific areas of focus in clinical service line development, comprehensive breast care centers, strategic planning, facility design and project management.

Elaine Kloos is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Kloos also has over 25 years of expertise in oncology administration and women’s breast health services with specific areas of focus in clinical service line development, comprehensive breast care centers, strategic planning, facility design and project management. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Kloos adds significant clinical expertise to the OMC Group and is very well versed in clinical operations, patient satisfaction, equipment selection, program development and the ACoS accreditation process. She has served as a Cancer Service Line Director and Vice President for numerous healthcare systems and community based hospitals. Ms. Kloos’ oncology experience includes inpatient medical oncology, inpatient GYN oncology, outpatient infusion, medical oncology physician practices, radiation oncology, comprehensive breast centers, high-risk breast cancer and high-risk colon cancer programs, clinical research, community outreach, cancer screenings and cancer registry. Among her major areas of interest are financial analysis of the oncology service line by tumor type and project development, facility design and construction.

Ms. Kloos is board certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses’ Association. She is active in multiple national organizations including the Association of Cancer Executives, the Oncology Nursing Society and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Ms. Kloos also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Cancer Executives and is the Vendor Relations Committee Chairman. Ms. Kloos received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1991.

Elaine Kloos, RN, NE-BC, MBA
Elaine Kloos, RN, NE-BC, MBAMs. Kloos, a Senior Associate with OMC Group, enjoys over 25 years of expertise in oncology administration and breast health services with specific areas of focus in clinical service line development, comprehensive breast care centers, strategic planning, facility design and project management.

Elaine Kloos is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Kloos also has over 25 years of expertise in oncology administration and women’s breast health services with specific areas of focus in clinical service line development, comprehensive breast care centers, strategic planning, facility design and project management. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Kloos adds significant clinical expertise to the OMC Group and is very well versed in clinical operations, patient satisfaction, equipment selection, program development and the ACoS accreditation process. She has served as a Cancer Service Line Director and Vice President for numerous healthcare systems and community based hospitals. Ms. Kloos’ oncology experience includes inpatient medical oncology, inpatient GYN oncology, outpatient infusion, medical oncology physician practices, radiation oncology, comprehensive breast centers, high-risk breast cancer and high-risk colon cancer programs, clinical research, community outreach, cancer screenings and cancer registry. Among her major areas of interest are financial analysis of the oncology service line by tumor type and project development, facility design and construction.

Ms. Kloos is board certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses’ Association. She is active in multiple national organizations including the Association of Cancer Executives, the Oncology Nursing Society and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Ms. Kloos also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Cancer Executives and is the Vendor Relations Committee Chairman. Ms. Kloos received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1991.

E. Strode Weaver, FACHE, MBA, MHSA
E. Strode Weaver, FACHE, MBA, MHSAStrode Weaver is a Senior Advisor with the Oncology Management Consulting Group. His experience spans over 30 years in a wide variety of settings including large tertiary hospitals and NCI-Designated Centers, multi-hospital systems, leading academic research centers, and small rural hospitals.

Strode Weaver is a Senior Advisor with the Oncology Management Consulting Group. His experience spans over 30 years in a wide variety of settings including large tertiary hospitals and NCI-Designated Centers, multi-hospital systems, leading academic research centers, and small rural hospitals. His positions have included serving as the Executive Director of academic and teaching hospital cancer centers, and as Administrator for Professional Services for a community hospital. Among Mr. Weaver’s greatest strengths is his demonstrated skill in communications and negotiations. His interests span multiple and diverse areas such as program development, physician practice management, human resources, payer contract negotiations, facilities construction coordination and planning, and he enjoys a strong history of developing and managing a broad span of cost-effective, high quality operations.

Mr. Weaver received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, earned a Master of Business Administration from UCLA, and a Master of Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he has served in numerous leadership roles in professional societies, including as the President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

E. Strode Weaver, FACHE, MBA, MHSA
E. Strode Weaver, FACHE, MBA, MHSAStrode Weaver is a Senior Advisor with the Oncology Management Consulting Group. His experience spans over 30 years in a wide variety of settings including large tertiary hospitals and NCI-Designated Centers, multi-hospital systems, leading academic research centers, and small rural hospitals.

Strode Weaver is a Senior Advisor with the Oncology Management Consulting Group. His experience spans over 30 years in a wide variety of settings including large tertiary hospitals and NCI-Designated Centers, multi-hospital systems, leading academic research centers, and small rural hospitals. His positions have included serving as the Executive Director of academic and teaching hospital cancer centers, and as Administrator for Professional Services for a community hospital. Among Mr. Weaver’s greatest strengths is his demonstrated skill in communications and negotiations. His interests span multiple and diverse areas such as program development, physician practice management, human resources, payer contract negotiations, facilities construction coordination and planning, and he enjoys a strong history of developing and managing a broad span of cost-effective, high quality operations.

Mr. Weaver received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, earned a Master of Business Administration from UCLA, and a Master of Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he has served in numerous leadership roles in professional societies, including as the President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

Edward L. Braud, MD
Edward L. Braud, MDAs OMC Group’s Senior Consultant for Physician Services, Edward L Braud, MD brings over 30 years of exceptional and noteworthy clinical practice expertise to the firm. Additionally he has been significantly active in clinical research through an NCI funded CCOP since 1987 and has served as local Principal Investigator for numerous pharmaceutical trials in Illinois.

s OMC Group’s Senior Consultant for Physician Services, Edward L. Braud, MD brings over 25 years of exceptional and noteworthy clinical practice expertise to the firm. Additionally he has been significantly active in clinical research through an NCI funded CCOP since 1987 and has served as local Principal Investigator for numerous pharmaceutical trials in Illinois. His experience as a practicing oncologist and as a cancer program leader for hospital cancer centers is extensive and combined, these experiences give him a broad ranging perspective on the current environment for oncology services.

Dr. Braud has been an especially active member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers for almost 22 years and has served on countless committees, on the Board of Trustees and is a past President of the organization. He is currently ACCC’s liaison to the ASCO Clinical Practice Committee and chairs the ad hoc Business Development Committee.

Following medical school at LSU, Dr. Braud completed both internal medicine and medical oncology fellowship training at the Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Edward L. Braud, MD
Edward L. Braud, MDAs OMC Group’s Senior Consultant for Physician Services, Edward L Braud, MD brings over 30 years of exceptional and noteworthy clinical practice expertise to the firm. Additionally he has been significantly active in clinical research through an NCI funded CCOP since 1987 and has served as local Principal Investigator for numerous pharmaceutical trials in Illinois.

s OMC Group’s Senior Consultant for Physician Services, Edward L. Braud, MD brings over 25 years of exceptional and noteworthy clinical practice expertise to the firm. Additionally he has been significantly active in clinical research through an NCI funded CCOP since 1987 and has served as local Principal Investigator for numerous pharmaceutical trials in Illinois. His experience as a practicing oncologist and as a cancer program leader for hospital cancer centers is extensive and combined, these experiences give him a broad ranging perspective on the current environment for oncology services.

Dr. Braud has been an especially active member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers for almost 22 years and has served on countless committees, on the Board of Trustees and is a past President of the organization. He is currently ACCC’s liaison to the ASCO Clinical Practice Committee and chairs the ad hoc Business Development Committee.

Following medical school at LSU, Dr. Braud completed both internal medicine and medical oncology fellowship training at the Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, MHSA
Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, MHSAAs a Senior Consultant with the Oncology Management Consulting Group, Cheryl Gelder-Kogan brings over 30 years of experience in health care management. Her expertise includes all areas of oncology including operation of outpatient infusion services, medical and surgical physician operations, radiation oncology, tumor registry, clinical trials and strategic planning and implementation.

As a Senior Consultant with the Oncology Management Consulting Group, Cheryl Gelder-Kogan brings over 30 years of experience in health care management. She has worked with hospitals, physician organizations, public health departments and community based non-profit organizations. Ms. Gelder-Kogan focuses her attention on operational issues, strategic and business planning, development and implementation of customer service programs, mentoring administrative staff and is the primary consultant for the majority of OMC Group’s interim management engagements. She has held key administrative positions at major academic medical centers and county health departments. Ms. Gelder-Kogan’s experience includes all areas of oncology including operation of outpatient infusion services, medical and surgical physician operations, radiation oncology, tumor registry, clinical trials and strategic planning and implementation.

Ms. Gelder-Kogan is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the American Public Health Association and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, MHSA
Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, MHSAAs a Senior Consultant with the Oncology Management Consulting Group, Cheryl Gelder-Kogan brings over 30 years of experience in health care management. Her expertise includes all areas of oncology including operation of outpatient infusion services, medical and surgical physician operations, radiation oncology, tumor registry, clinical trials and strategic planning and implementation.

As a Senior Consultant with the Oncology Management Consulting Group, Cheryl Gelder-Kogan brings over 30 years of experience in health care management. She has worked with hospitals, physician organizations, public health departments and community based non-profit organizations. Ms. Gelder-Kogan focuses her attention on operational issues, strategic and business planning, development and implementation of customer service programs, mentoring administrative staff and is the primary consultant for the majority of OMC Group’s interim management engagements. She has held key administrative positions at major academic medical centers and county health departments. Ms. Gelder-Kogan’s experience includes all areas of oncology including operation of outpatient infusion services, medical and surgical physician operations, radiation oncology, tumor registry, clinical trials and strategic planning and implementation.

Ms. Gelder-Kogan is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the American Public Health Association and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

Janet M. Fisher, MBA
Janet M. Fisher, MBAJanet Fisher is Director of Outpatient Programs and Operations. She is an expert in medical oncology with extensive experience in private practices, hospital based programs and free standing centers. She is highly skilled in reimbursement issues including charge capture, coding and billing, and collections.

Janet Fisher is Director of Outpatient Programs and Operations. She is an expert in medical oncology with extensive experience in private practices, hospital based programs and free standing centers. She is highly skilled in reimbursement issues including charge capture, coding and billing, and collections. Charge master and super-bill development, payer appeals, and payer contract negotiation are also strong points. Ms. Fisher is knowledgeable in all areas of medical oncology and infusion center operations, from staffing and budgeting to policy and procedure development, and her experience also extends to physician compensation models and practice valuation.

Ms. Fisher is a past president of the North Carolina Oncology Managers Society and has been active in such national organizations as the National Oncology Society Network, and the Medical Group Management Association’s Assembly of Hematology and Oncology Administrators. She has also served on industry speakers bureaus. Ms. Fisher received her Masters Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Janet M. Fisher, MBA
Janet M. Fisher, MBAJanet Fisher is Director of Outpatient Programs and Operations. She is an expert in medical oncology with extensive experience in private practices, hospital based programs and free standing centers. She is highly skilled in reimbursement issues including charge capture, coding and billing, and collections.

Janet Fisher is Director of Outpatient Programs and Operations. She is an expert in medical oncology with extensive experience in private practices, hospital based programs and free standing centers. She is highly skilled in reimbursement issues including charge capture, coding and billing, and collections. Charge master and super-bill development, payer appeals, and payer contract negotiation are also strong points. Ms. Fisher is knowledgeable in all areas of medical oncology and infusion center operations, from staffing and budgeting to policy and procedure development, and her experience also extends to physician compensation models and practice valuation.

Ms. Fisher is a past president of the North Carolina Oncology Managers Society and has been active in such national organizations as the National Oncology Society Network, and the Medical Group Management Association’s Assembly of Hematology and Oncology Administrators. She has also served on industry speakers bureaus. Ms. Fisher received her Masters Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Susan J. Shafer, MT, CMM, CPC, RMC
Susan J. Shafer, MT, CMM, CPC, RMCSusan Shafer is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Shafer spent 25 years as practice administrator of an oncology practice and continues to provide sales and technical support for a medical billing software program.

Susan Shafer is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Shafer spent 25 years as practice administrator of an oncology practice and continues to provide sales and technical support for a medical billing software program. She also has experience in practice management of a free standing radiology facility as well as family practice. Ms. Shafer has also specialized in instituting PQRI and E-prescribe programs into practices. Specific areas of focus are billing, coding, and accounts receivable management, lost receivables and inventory management of chemotherapeutic agents to prevent revenue loss.

She is one of the original founders and board members of Premier Oncology Hematology Manager’s Society (formerly Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Manager’s Society) and a former member of the Easton Hospital Office Manger’s Steering Committee. Since 2005 she has been a member of Amgen’s Office Manager’s speaker board.

Ms. Shafer is a certified Medical Technologist, Certified Medical Manager with the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers, Certified Professional Coder with the Academy of Professional Coders, and Registered Medical Coder with The American Association of Registered Health Care Professionals.

Susan J. Shafer, MT, CMM, CPC, RMC
Susan J. Shafer, MT, CMM, CPC, RMCSusan Shafer is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Shafer spent 25 years as practice administrator of an oncology practice and continues to provide sales and technical support for a medical billing software program.

Susan Shafer is a Senior Consultant with Oncology Management Consulting Group and brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Ms. Shafer spent 25 years as practice administrator of an oncology practice and continues to provide sales and technical support for a medical billing software program. She also has experience in practice management of a free standing radiology facility as well as family practice. Ms. Shafer has also specialized in instituting PQRI and E-prescribe programs into practices. Specific areas of focus are billing, coding, and accounts receivable management, lost receivables and inventory management of chemotherapeutic agents to prevent revenue loss.

She is one of the original founders and board members of Premier Oncology Hematology Manager’s Society (formerly Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Manager’s Society) and a former member of the Easton Hospital Office Manger’s Steering Committee. Since 2005 she has been a member of Amgen’s Office Manager’s speaker board.

Ms. Shafer is a certified Medical Technologist, Certified Medical Manager with the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers, Certified Professional Coder with the Academy of Professional Coders, and Registered Medical Coder with The American Association of Registered Health Care Professionals.