Our Management Team

Gerry Biala
Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services
Gerry serves as our Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services. Prior to SCA, Gerry was an owner in two consulting firms: Precision Consulting Services, Inc, and Surgical Services Consulting, LLC. Gerry previously worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Grant Hospital, and Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. He has extensive experience managing perioperative operations in hospital and ambulatory surgery environments, including implementing co-management agreements with physicians. Gerry earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Mayfair College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DePaul University, and an MS in Nursing (Perioperative Services) from Rush University.

Ken Bulow
Group Vice President of Revenue Cycle
Ken serves as our Group Vice President of Revenue Cycle. Prior to SCA, Ken served as the Chief Operating Officer at GENASCIS (an ASC revenue cycle provider), as a Senior Manager at BearingPoint, and a Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen. Ken has a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Ajay Chokshi
Group Vice President of Operations
Ajay serves as Group Vice President of Operations and Client Services. Prior to SCA, Ajay served as a Senior Director of Strategy and Special Projects at DaVita Inc. (a renal dialysis and medical group provider) and as a Vice President at Kaufman Hall (a boutique healthcare management consulting firm) in its strategy practice. Ajay earned a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.

Joe Clark
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Joe serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Prior to SCA, Joe served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthMark Partners, Inc. (a surgery center and surgical hospital provider), and as Chief Executive Officer of Response Oncology (an oncology provider). Joe worked previously for Humana and American Medical International (hospital providers), and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Pete Clemens
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pete serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to SCA, Pete served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Caremark Rx, Inc. (a pharmacy services company). Pete previously held various positions in corporate banking with Wachovia Bank and Regions Bank. Pete earned a Bachelor of Science from Samford University and an MBA from The Owen School at Vanderbilt University.

Goran Dragolovic
Senior Vice President of Operations
Goran serves as a Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and COO for Forest Health Services (a surgical hospital provider), and he served in executive positions at AmSurg and Symbion (surgery center providers). Goran earned a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Christian Ellison
Senior Vice President of Operations
Christian serves as a Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to SCA, Christian served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Health Inventures (a surgical and physician services company), Director of Development for Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, and as a senior consultant to the healthcare industry with Arthur Andersen. Christian earned a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and an MBA from George Mason University.

Bridie Fanning
Chief Talent Officer

Bridie serves as our Chief Talent Officer. Prior to SCA, Bridie served as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group (a global management consulting firm) and held senior HR positions at Fiserv (a global provider of financial services technology), NCR (a global leader in consumer transaction technologies) and GE Retail Consumer Finance (now Synchrony Financial). Bridie earned a Management MA from Kingston University, an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development from the University of Hull and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Hayek
President and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew serves as our President & CEO. Prior to SCA, Andrew served as the President of a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. (a renal dialysis and medical group provider), as President & COO of Alliance Healthcare Services Inc. (a diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy provider), and in roles at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (a global investment company) and the Boston Consulting Group (a global management consulting firm). Andrew serves on the board of SCA and the board of advisors of Sg2 (a healthcare analytics company), and he is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University.

Tony Kilgore
Senior Vice President of Operations
Tony serves as a Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to SCA, he served as a Division Vice President of Operations for Apria Healthcare (a home healthcare products and services company). Tony earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland.

Linda Lansing
Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Training
Linda serves as our Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. Prior to SCA, Linda served as a Divisional Vice President of Operations at DaVita Inc. (a renal dialysis and medical group provider). She is a member of the ASC Quality Collaboration Expert and Leadership Groups. Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University.

Winborne Macphail
Senior Vice President of Sales and Market Development
Winborne serves as our Senior Vice President of Sales and Market Development. Prior to SCA, Winborne served as a Division Vice President of Operations for Apria Healthcare (a home healthcare products and services company). Winborne earned a Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College.

Brian Mathis
Group Vice President of Strategy and Payer Engagement
Brian serves as our Group Vice Present of Strategy and Payer Engagement. Prior to SCA, Brian served as a Manager at Blue Ridge Partners (a boutique revenue growth strategy consulting firm) and as an Assistant Analyst in the Macroeconomics Division of the Congressional Budget Office. Brian serves on the board of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa honoree, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Cory Roberts
Group Vice President of Operations
Cory serves as Group Vice President of Operations. Prior to SCA, Cory led the development of an analytical systems platform for a private equity portfolio company and worked in the M&A division of a southeastern investment banking group. Cory earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Alabama.

Michael Rucker
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to SCA, Michael served as a Divisional Vice President of Operations at DaVita Inc. (a renal dialysis and medical group provider). Previously, Michael served as an associate in the healthcare group of Houlihan Lokey (a specialty investment banking firm) and also worked in public accounting as a CPA. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science from Miami University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rich Sharff
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Rich serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining SCA, Rich was a partner at Bradley Arant Rose & White, LLP (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP), where he represented a variety of clients in the healthcare industry. Rich earned a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia.

Jason Strauss
Senior Vice President of Operations
Jason serves as a Senior Vice President of Operations. Jason originally joined SCA's Finance Department in 2008, supporting SCA’s facilities in Southern California, before moving into Operations. Prior to SCA, Jason served as Director of Revenue Reporting at HealthSouth for the Inpatient, Outpatient, and Surgery Divisions. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University of Alabama and a Masters of Science in Finance from Boston College.

"I have been impressed that SCA's commitment to patient care is more than just a slogan. Among other things they have sent our administrator and director of nursing to special seminars to improve the quality of our care."

-Dr. Richard G. Areen, River City Surgery Center, Sacramento, California