Here at Boa Vida Healthcare, we take the business of revitalizing rural communities through healthcare careers and facilities seriously. Our leading team of experts have over 50 years of experience in the field.
Boa Vida Healthcare would like to introduce you to our Management Team:
- Kirnjot Singh, President
- Darrwin Perkins, Chief Strategy Officer
- Preston James, EVP, Strategic Operations
- Dana Strong, Senior Director of Data Analytics & Decision Support
- Michael Schneider, Finance Director
- Brad Huffman, Clinical Director, 340b Director
- Richard H. Smith, VP Strategic Operations
- Ronald Williams, Behavioral Health
Kirnjot Singh, MD, President
Dr. Singh is a retired Spine Surgeon and entrepreneur who has been involved in various startups, developments, partnerships, acquisitions, and turnarounds. As the President of the Boa Vida family of companies, Dr. Singh brings strong leadership. He can adapt to changes in business promptly, allowing for continuous, uninterrupted growth. He has practiced medicine for over 20 years and led several successful entrepreneurial endeavors over that time. Dr. Singh has been actively involved in all facets of healthcare, from surgery centers, imaging centers, physical therapy, hospital operations inclusive of planning and building a new facility, clinical laboratory operations, behavioral health, and related services. He brings a core strength in galvanizing and enhancing the medical staff and hospital strategic initiatives. His focus always remains on patient care and employee relationships, believing that happy employees are the key to good, quality patient care. Dr. Singh completed his residency at Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in N.Y. and graduated from medical school in 1996 from the University of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston. Subsequently, he completed an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. Later, Dr. Kirnjot Singh completed a combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Fellowship in Spine Surgery at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases, N.Y.
Darrwin Perkins, MS, Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Perkins has been involved in healthcare management, business development and consulting for over 25 years. Before joining Boa Vida as Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Perkins worked as Executive Project Consultant and Director of Business Development for The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. As Executive Vice President of Business Development & Principal for The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine L.L.C.; he focused on the growth and operations. Mr. Perkins also served as Chief Operating Officer for Affiliated Physicians Group, L.L.C., an Independent Physicians Association with more than 150 primary care physicians and specialists throughout the Chicagoland area suburbs. Before each, Mr. Perkins had experience with various healthcare facilities, health plans and managed healthcare operations in Illinois and New York. His experience included serving as Vice President of Business Development and Managed Care at Roseland Community Hospital and Director of Network Development for Aveta Health Illinois, Inc. (Medicare Advantage Health Plan) and Executive Director for North American Medical Management (IPA/PHO Management Firm). Mr. Perkins has worked with United Healthcare, Silver Cross Managed Care (PHO), Heritage Medical Group-NY (IPA/MSO), CompPsych (Behavioral Management), Doctors Care Network (IPA/MSO) and both Provident and Cook County Hospital. Mr. Perkins received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.S. in Human Services Administration from Spertus College in Chicago, Illinois. Darrwin Perkins has taken doctoral courses toward a degree in Business Administration at Northcentral University. Additionally, Mr. Perkins has held a Pharmaceutical Technician License and Series 7 & Series 63 Broker Licenses administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.).
Preston James, MBA, Executive Vice President, Strategic Operations
Preston James is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Operations at Boa Vida Healthcare and Family of Companies. Preston has a history of progressive responsibility and advancement in Hospital Information Systems (HIT), operations and management. Preston’s track record of healthcare systems delivery development and revenue growth results in the hospital and clinic settings in coordination with the Boa Vida Healthcare team has delivered significant system-wide financial improvement. Mr. James’ current role as EVP of Strategic Operations includes strategic planning to financially stabilize the various hospitals and clinics and the services for the vertical service lines. His experience with the leading HIS firms such as Cerner, McKesson and MedHost Health has expanded his functional and applied knowledge in all aspects of hospital and clinic lines of services management. Mr. Preston has attended and completed programs at the following Glendale College, AA, Arizona State University BA, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, MBA.
Dana Strong, MBA, Senior Director, Data Analytics & Decision Support
Dana Strong is a Senior Director, Analytics/Support for Boa Vida Healthcare with more than 30 years of experience in health care finance, audit, and consulting. He provides revenue cycle management oversight, cost report filings expertise, government relations support, etc. He has worked with in numerous health care organizations including hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, as well as federally qualified health centers (FQHC). Mr. Strong brings a wealth of experience to Boa Vida from several previous positions in various health care entities prior. With more than 25 years of experience in health care consulting, he Boa Vida relies on him to strategically improve the organization’s opportunity for success. Dana is a Certified in Healthcare Finance and as a Financial Professional. Other specializations include revenue cycle performance improvement, Interim C.F.O./Controller Availability, Medicare Cost Report Preparation, Audit Assistance, Strategic Planning, and Board Facilitation. He has been C.F.O./Controller for four different critical access hospitals and C.F.O. for the second largest visiting nurse association in Massachusetts, as well as Medicare Intermediary Auditor for 10 years. He is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Trustees (FACHT) and an HFMA member. Mr. Strong holds a Southern New Hampshire University Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Husson College Master of Science Degree in Business.
Michael Schneider, MBA, Senior Finance Director
Mr. Schneider comes to Boa Vida Healthcare with over 25 years of healthcare finance experience with the extensive financial management of hospitals located on the East & West Coast, and Chicago. His core strength lies in identifying opportunities to increase operational efficiencies and enhance revenue opportunities. Some of his relevant experience includes • Manage, monitor and analyze the hospital’s $42 million operating budget for safety-net hospital on southeast side of Chicago funded by Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and governmental supplemental funding • Implemented Revenue Integrity department and function which has significantly increased denial prevention, improved denials management, restructured coding function now performing at optimal levels, and improved efficiency of charge master function.
Brad Huffman, Pharmacy and Clinic Manager
Mr. Huffman’s Healthcare background spans many years with deep clinical expertise working as a nurse and Hospital Administration. He has over five years of experience working with the 340B program in C.A.H. hospitals, implementing different third-party split billing software platforms, and building and maintaining 340b contract pharmacy networks with chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies. Mr. Huffman has held positions in 2 HRSA program integrity audits & 1 manufacturer audit, corporate Director of Nursing and I.T. at a Mississippi C.A.H., special healthcare projects and Business Development at a Mississippi C.A.H. and as an Executive Director of hospice, Columbus MS.
Richard Harley Smith, MBA, VP Strategic Operations
Highly successful healthcare management executive, with extensive experience operating hospitals and nursing home facilities. Performance record includes extremely successful physician recruiting, medical staff development, managing, and training highly knowledgeable and diverse medical teams that collaborate as focused units to achieve aggressive patient service/revenue goals. Highly experienced at devising and executing strategic plans to identify and secure new business opportunities. Takes a personal approach at leveraging key relationships, resources, and process improvements to deliver quality patient care with efficiency. Particularly effective in turning around and transforming underperforming organizations into stable, growth-oriented, and profitable customer-focused entities. Strong track record in managing new business startups to accommodate higher patient volumes and demands for service. Experienced in for-profit and not-for-profit hospital organizations.
Ronald Williams, Behavioral Health
Knowledge of and experience in budgeting and reconciliation of client resources; writing and revising policies; developing and implementing processes and services; generating reports; auditing; quality control; and providing clinical supervision, training, and management to line staff and supervisors. Knowledge of human resource practices and regulations, including recruiting, union laws, and staff termination. Experienced in establishing and encouraging teamwork, which leads to improved staff morale and a positive work environment. Experience in quickly obtaining resources to support client, staff, and office needs.
Professional Skills: Knowledge of and experience in clinical supervision, group facilitation, individual counseling, and client assessment. Over twenty years of experience with working with the homeless, mentally ill and substance abuse adolescent populations.
- Master of Science Degree in Human Services Counseling
- Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor since 1996
- Twenty-four years of experience working with adult and children in group and individual therapy, case management, crisis intervention, and working with the homeless
- Eighteen years of experience in staff management, clinical supervision, and overseeing and developing programs and services
- Fifteen years of experience in conducting staff training on case management and substance abuse and mental health issues
- Three years’ experience in conducting audits and quality control for recordkeeping and service plans
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Certification in CPR, first aid, and non-physical restraint techniques instructor