Chris Bockelman Named CFO

by Nov 8, 2017Latest News0 comments

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Chris Bockelman has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ozark Guidance. He began his new role October 30, 2017.

A certified public accountant, Bockelman will be a member of Ozark Guidance’s executive team, consulting on organizational strategy, programmatic planning, budgeting, and other financial matters. He will directly supervise employees of the accounting department, including accounts payable and accounts receivable. Additionally, he will manage grants and contracts.

“It is very fortunate to have employed someone with Chris’ extensive healthcare and finance background and we are happy to welcome him to northwest Arkansas,” said Laura H. Tyler, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “The healthcare delivery system is complex and an individual with Chris’ experience and expertise positions Ozark Guidance Center to continue as a strong financial steward with streamlined business practices. This is especially important during a time of unprecedented change from our payers given our goal to maximize resources for direct client care.”

Bockelman most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Outpatient Surgery Administrator at Summit Medical Center in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was responsible for all financial aspects of the daily operations of the hospital. In addition, he led the merger and acquisition of a large ambulatory surgery center representing the governing board and owner physicians.

“My family and I are looking forward to moving into the area,” said Bockelman. “This position is one that I am excited to begin and know that this experience will enhance my learning and broaden my scope of providing support for the team and Ozark Guidance Center’s client base.”

Previous roles for Bockelman include being an independent broker for Mass Mutual Financial Group through Applied Wealth Management, LLC, and serving as area vice president for Option Care, a national home IV therapy company based in Chicago that was purchased by Walgreens.

He is president of the Oklahoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. In addition, he has also served as a faculty member in the financial department for the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification education series in Boston.

Bockelman earned a Master of Arts in human and health services administration from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in both accounting and general studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. He and his wife, Suyoung Kwon, have two children, Grace and Andrew.

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