New Monarch CFO to Lead Finance Team
As a teenager, Tammy Geis, CPA, remembers having career goals that included pursuing computer technology. In high school, due to a scheduling conflict, she registered for an accounting class. “It just clicked and I loved it,” she remembers.
If these early classes were a predictor of Tammy’s career path, they were correct. She hasn’t looked back, crediting high school and college teachers for inspiring a love of accounting. She finds reward in deciphering financial data and how this information can uncover processes to succeed, particularly in the health care field.
Her professional experience and love of accounting and finance will serve her well as Monarch’s new Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Tammy is currently working closely with CFO Cindy Jones, who will retire in December after 38 years of service to Monarch.
Tammy received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Financial Accountants and an active Certified Public Accountant.
Prior to Monarch, she spent 18 years with AccessOne, a leading provider of consumer centric patient payment tools and financing options. Her roles included Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, she was a vice president of finance for Novant Health. She has also held roles as vice president of finance at MedCath in Charlotte and assistant controller at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.
Tammy shares that health care has always been an area of interest having worked in nonprofit and for profit organizations. She sees sound finance strategies as having the ability to touch the patient and improve care. “Monarch’s mission to empower individuals and provide support so people can reach their potential is very impactful. I wanted to join Monarch so that I can be part of a team making a positive impact in North Carolina communities. Our mission makes you feel good about what you are coming to do day after day giving purpose to the work,” Tammy says.
Tammy also notes that the inclusivity of Monarch’s mission was appealing. “From my perspective, everyone has value and should have the opportunity to be their best self with an enriching life,” she explains. “To be part of that mission as CFO is exciting as being fiscally sound is important so we can continue to support the community and expand services.”
Tammy’s initial goals include an effective transition with Cindy and to become acquainted with Monarch staff especially the finance team. Long-term initiatives include strategizing for scalable, repeatable business processes and continuing the current focus to optimize the revenue cycle. Tammy also noted that a closer look will be given to the value-based care landscape that continues to change in North Carolina.
“I look forward to growing on the strong foundation that Cindy has built in the finance area with her team. Monarch is fortunate to have people with long term employment committed and serving the organization,” she says.
Tammy, who spent her school years growing up in Stanly County, currently lives in Union County with her husband, Larry; son, Alex; and daughter, Jenna. She describes her family as animal lovers with four dogs, three cats, a horse and fish. She also enjoys any outdoor activities, especially gardening.
Posted on: Friday October 14, 2022