Meet Our Team.
At ADVOCATE, we use teams to deliver high-performance results and high-performance client engagement. Our management team consists of seasoned professionals who lead the company toward the challenges of tomorrow. We place the best interests of clients ahead of our individual interests. And we stand ready to provide assistance and support to one another at all times.
Our team philosophy is to encourage every employee to ask questions during team meetings, especially the "What-ifs?", and then seriously consider them. Discussing a variety of possible outcomes, however remote they may seem, gives your team the advantage of being prepared in advance for almost any situation they may encounter.
ADVOCATE is a friendly, enthusiastic and professional atmosphere. Our congenial, team-oriented approach to our business accentuates the positive and constructively encourages personal development. We seek individuals with the ability to be creative thinkers and planners who will develop into tomorrow’s leaders. And we have the people and technology to equip your practice with everything it needs to face future challenges.
Todd Walker CEO
A former medical practice and hospital administrator who has been consulting with healthcare providers since 2000, Todd attended West Virginia State University and the University of Charleston for Business Administration and Nursing. He began his career as a clinical professional before transitioning to the administrative side of healthcare, with experience in all operational, fiscal and compliance aspects of physician groups and hospital specialty departments. Blending his business and clinical acumen creates a quality patient care model with positive financial results.
Todd formed Comprehensive Healthcare Advisors (CHA) in 2007 after serving as managing healthcare director for a large accounting firm. In 2010, CHA merged with MedComm Billing Consultants, and Todd assumed executive management responsibilities for both entities. The combination gives physicians and hospitals access to a full menu of practice management and billing services. In 2019, the entities merged with Advocate Radiology Billing Consultants and Todd again assumed executive management responsibility for the combined entities.
Todd is personally involved in many areas of Advocate/MedComm’s services, including:
- Practice management consulting at all levels
- Third party medical billing and revenue cycle management services
- Complete and targeted practice assessments
- Strategic planning
- Organizational development and business continuity planning
- Buy/sell and shareholder arrangements
- Income distribution modeling
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Physician joint ventures
- Regulatory/legal compliance (corporate, JCAHO and HIPAA)
Todd is a Registered Nurse and an active member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Ohio MGMA. He is closely affiliated with the Columbus Medical Association and CHA is the exclusive provider of consulting services for the Ohio State Medical Association. Todd also spends time advocating for healthcare providers through efforts to influence positive change in healthcare legislation. He resides in Sunbury, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.
Kirk Reinitz, CPA President and Chief Development Officer
Kirk has extensive experience as a healthcare executive and has successfully built and lead ADVOCATE, a national radiology RCM company. Kirk is a highly recognized healthcare executive and is known for identifying future trends and as an innovator in developing and providing value-added technology-enabled RCM solutions. He is widely respected as a customer advocate and is a committed entrepreneur. Kirk’s background includes extensive healthcare operations management, new business development, marketing and revenue strategy management.
Before starting ADVOCATE, he served as Vice President of Operations for a privately held RCM provider, Medical Management Sciences, where he led operations and client relationship management for the northeast and mid-west regions. He holds BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland and is a CPA.
Leo M. Beliveau, MBA President Maine Division
Leo has extensive experience in providing RCM and practice management services to physician practices. He partnered with PPMC (Advocate RCM) in April 1996, where he provides revenue cycle and practice management services to physician practices on the Maine Division. His prior experience was derived between 1989 and 1995 through employment with Medaphis Physician Services (previously known as Medical Management of New England and Medical Management Information Systems) where he served in the capacity of Director of Practice Management for physician clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
Becky Enderle Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Becky is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of Advocate. Within finance, she guides the controller, treasury, accounting, investor relations, Internal audit and tax functions to pursue the company’s strategic plan and meet its clients’ needs.
Prior to joining Advocate, Becky held previous CFO roles with Atlas Capital Services and AmeriClean Distributors (formerly E.J. Thomas Company). During her tenure, Becky was instrumental in the integration of multiple acquisitions, building financial support capabilities and leading the HR and IT teams.
Outside of work, Becky enjoys traveling, reading, and sports. Becky received her BSBA in Accounting from The Ohio State University, her MBA from Capital University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio. She is an active member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Sarah Herzog Vice President of Operations
Sarah has been employed by ADVOCATE since 2005. Over the last 13 years, Sarah has been involved with every operational department within ADVOCATE, as well as implementations and sales. This valuable insight and expertise of the entire billing process assists in her execution of RCM strategies throughout the organization. In her current role as Vice President of Operations, Sarah oversees all operational activities to ensure the goals and objectives of both ADVOCATE and our clients are being met.
Sarah is an active member of both the RBMA and the HMBA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as anything related to athletics.
Jeff Kolda Vice President of Client Services
Jeff has overall responsibility for the Advocate Client Services team. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
He has over 30 years’ experience managing Sales and Client Management teams for both large and small companies in diverse industries such as technology, banking, and distribution.
Jeff has a passion for mentoring and developing Client Service teams and individuals within an organization.
At ADVOCATE, Jeff’s focus is on doing just that in order to deliver even greater value to our clients and ensure their overall satisfaction.
Jeff is an active member of the RBMA and HBMA.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his four daughters, his son-in-law, and his granddaughter. In addition, he is a passionate supporter of Ohio State athletic teams as well as college football overall. He also enjoys golfing and travel.
Mike Sunderland Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Mike oversees all IT implementation, Business intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Infrastructure. He provides leadership in software development, technology strategy and budgeting, and developing analytical technology solutions.
Mike has 25+ years of technology-related experience, as well as 20+ yeas of leadership and development, and has held multiple leadership roles in multiple healthcare systems. Mike received his BA in Business, Master of Business Administration, and his Masters of Organizational Management from Bluffton University, along with additional studies in Computer Science at Bowling Green University.
Mike is an avid sports fan and roots for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. Mike has been married to his wife Angie for 25 years and loves to cheer on his kids, as they are active in football, baseball softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. When possible, in his spare time, when not at sporting events, of course, he enjoys cookouts, playing golf, and spending quality time with his family.
Ashley Rippeth Human Resources Director
Ashley has been employed by ADVOCATE since 2015 as the Human Resources Director. She possesses experience in several aspects of human resources including recruitment, employee training, incentives, team building, managing change, strategic staff planning, benefits, and payroll. She also has a passion for helping to develop company culture and developing her staff. In her role, Ashley is a member of ADVOCATE’s Leadership Team.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an Associate of Science Degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is an active member of multiple professional organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) and the Employers Resource Association (ERA).
Prior to joining ADVOCATE Ashley worked for a local venture capitalist providing HR services for multiple entities, and preceding her position there, she served in the military for nine years specializing in Human Resources and also working as a paralegal.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her fur babies, and being outside.
Pete Moffatt Senior Vice President Business Development
Responsible for leading ADVOCATE’S new Business Development efforts with prospective clients, Pete has been demonstrating the value of ADVOCATE’S revenue cycle management services to radiology practices across the nation for over 7yrs.
Prior to joining ADVOCATE, Pete worked extensively in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry presenting new leading edge technologies and therapeutic treatments to physicians, patients and hospital executives.
An active member of the National RBMA, Pete also serves on the Board for the NE chapter.
Pete resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and three young sons. In his free time Pete enjoys spending time with his family, reading, staying competitive through various activities and also following the financial markets.
Jennifer Bash, RHIA, CPC, CIRCC, RCC Director of Coding Education
Jennifer has been employed by ADVOCATE since 2002. In her role as Director of Coding Education, her primary focus is on Coder and Physician Education. She also works with the ADVOCATE sales and development team and has been a national speaker on radiology coding and documentation guidelines.
Jennifer is a member of the RBMA, AAPC and AHIMA. She is an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer and also serves on the RBMA Virtual Education committee. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management & Systems from The Ohio State University in 2001. Jennifer currently resides in Powell, OH with her husband, Brian, and 2 children.
Colton Zody Chief Compliance Officer
Colton has been employed by ADVOCATE since 2017. He oversees the ADVOCATE Compliance Program, reviewing compliance issues and concerns within the organization, as well as for clients of ADVOCATE. Colton ensures ADVOCATE’s adherence to all laws and administrative regulations affecting the medical billing and reimbursement process, and serves as a resource for training and education of ADVOCATE employees and clients on these matters. Specifically, Colton oversees ADVOCATE’s compliance with health care laws such as HIPAA/HITECH and the Affordable Care Act, and supervises ADVOCATE’s compliance with CMS regulations, as well as those requirements imposed by commercial payers. Colton is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association.
Prior to joining ADVOCATE, Colton obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. While studying Biology Colton spent his summer researching plant pathology at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Colton obtained his Juris Doctorate from The Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. While attending law school Colton was a law clerk for Standley Law Group LLP, an intellectual property firm in Dublin, Ohio.