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ERgency Leadership

Kenneth L. Adams
William J. Angelos, MD
Tynia M. Arnold
Laura L. Settles
Keri R. Novelli
Robert H. McCurren, IV, MD
John P. Mulligan, MD
Christopher R. H. Newton, MD
Rodney W. Smith, MD

Kenneth L. Adams
Managing Member

Ken received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Michigan in 1986. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Michigan where he received Master's Degree in Social Work and Graduate Certificate in Labor and Industrial Relations in 1989. Ken began working with Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) in 1990 as a Recruiter and Network Administrator. He advanced to Director of Physician Resources in 1993 and then to Chief Operating Officer in 1998. In 2002 Ken was appointed as EPMG's Privacy Official to oversee EPMG's corporate responsibilities required by HIPAA. Ken was assigned in 2005 responsibility for coordinating EPMG's strategic planning process and in 2006 authored EPMG's Strategic Plan. Ken was elected in 2009 as a member of EPMG's Board of Directors. He was also elected in 2009 to the Board of Directors of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross and serves as Chairman of the Chapter's Human Resources Committee. Ken is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

William J. Angelos, MD
Member

Dr. Angelos earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland (1980), and then went to medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Ohio Chapter of ACEP and is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been Medical Director at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio since 1997 and is currently Vice President of Client Services for Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) at this site as well as Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. He became a member of the Board of Directors of EPMG in September of 2008.

Tynia M. Arnold
Managing Member

Tynia Arnold has a Bachelors degree in Interpersonal and Public Communications and Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Tynia joined Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) in April 1993 as a Physician Recruiter and has hired an average of 54 clinicians annually. In November 1998, Tynia became Director of Physician Resources with management oversight for all recruitment and scheduling functions at EPMG. In this position she is required to provide leadership, training, mentoring, motivation, and strategy to five Physician Recruiters and five Scheduling Coordinators. Tynia has consistently developed new strategies to recruit and contact more quality candidates and has taken direct responsibility for staffing all of EPMG contract start-ups. She has also developed and conducted "career planning" presentations to EM Residency Programs. Tynia has routinely participated in business development hospital presentations to hospital administrators and other personnel. She played a key role in implementing EPMG's exit interviews and retention programs for clinical staff and developed and oversaw EPMG's annual clinical employee surveys and 90-day new hire surveys.

Laura L. Settles
Business Development Account Manager

Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1997. She was a Speech Language Pathologist, Real Estate Investor and a Personal Lines Insurance Producer prior to joining EPMG in August of 2014. Her experience with customer relations, sales, lead generation and various marketing strategies have been an asset in recruiting physicians as well as expanding ERgencys client base.

Keri R. Novelli
Business Development Account Manager

Keri earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Madonna University in 2003. Her experience includes Strategic Development Specialist, Business Account Executive, and Regional Sales Management roles. Her versatile sales and marketing skills are instrumental in building ERgencys new client business and recruiting clinicians. Keri is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Delta Mu Delta, Business Honor Society.

Robert H. McCurren, IV, MD
Member

Dr. McCurren earned his Bachelor degree from Notre Dame (Cum Laude) and continued on to complete his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in 1997. Dr. McCurren traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for his four-year Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital graduating in June 2001 as Chief Resident. He began his career with Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) in a Core Teaching Faculty position at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor while also working at St. Joseph Mercy Saline and Livingston Hospitals. In 2005 Dr. McCurren was appointed Chairman and Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan a position he holds currently. Dr. McCurren is currently the Vice President of Client Services for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Pediatric Emergency Center, Hospitalist Program, and the freestanding Center for Health Services location. He is also Vice President of Client Services for St. Joseph Health System in Tawas, Michigan. Board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. McCurren has served on countless committees including Chair of the Difficult Airway Committee. Dr. McCurren was awarded the 2008 Callahan Award, the highest award a physician can receive. Dr. McCurren just achieved independent department status for Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. He became a member of the EPMG Board of Directors in September 2008.

John P. Mulligan, MD
Member

Dr. Mulligan earned his medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mulligan has advanced training in nuclear, chemical and biological warfare agents; mass casualty and toxic chemical training; combat casualty care; medical defense against biological warfare agents; and medical defense against chemical warfare agents. He has been Medical Director at St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Department since 2004 and is currently also serving as the Vice President of Client Services for Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC, (EPMG). He serves as Vice President of Clinical Services at several additional locations including Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown, Ohio, Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois, St. Anthony Memorial Health Center in Michigan City, Indiana, and Thorek Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He became a member of the Board of Directors of EPMG in September of 2008.

Christopher R. H. Newton, MD
Member

Dr. Newton earned his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland, U.K. He completed three years of training in Scotland before travelling to the U.S. for his Emergency Medicine Residency training at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Serving as Chief Resident his final year, Dr. Newton graduated in June 2002. Dr. Newton is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is presently Vice President of Client Services for Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) for Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles, Michigan, Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, Michigan, and Mercy Hospital Grayling in Grayling, Michigan. He also holds several key administrative positions at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor, including Director of the Emergency Observation Unit, Assistant Medical Director and Core Faculty for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at University of Michigan/St Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Newton is an accomplished writer, having published an emergency medicine handbook in 2006 and many book chapters, abstracts, and articles. He became a member of the EPMG Board of Directors in September 2008.

Rodney W. Smith, MD
Member

Dr. Smith graduated from medical school in his home town at University of Louisville in 1977. He did residency training at University of Michigan and SUNY-Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He started as an emergency physician in 1981 in Syracuse, and he has worked in emergency departments in Valparaiso and Indianapolis, Indiana before coming to Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC (EPMG) in 1994 when he joined the staff at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. At St. Joe's he is a member of the faculty of the University of Michigan Emergency Medicine residency, served as Research Director specializing in acute stroke treatment, led the implementation of the Emergency Department electronic medical record system, and served on a variety of committees in the Emergency Department as well as the hospital and medical staff. Dr. Smith joined the EPMG management team as Compliance Officer and Billing and Reimbursement Administrator in 2004. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2005 as Treasurer and CFO (2006), Secretary & Treasurer (2009). In his role as the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Smith serves as the medical policy decision maker. In addition to his work for EPMG, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Huron Valley Physicians Association, the Healthcare Finance Committee of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians, and the Liaison Committee for Third-Party Payers of the Michigan State Medical Society.