Speaker Thames

Marie Thames, M.B.A, is the CEO of The Thames Group, LLC, a boutique management consulting firm based in Albuquerque, NM. Marie’s clientele are nonprofit and healthcare entities including community health centers, networks, primary care associations, and state and federal health departments as well as national associations serving underserved populations.  Her experience with community health centers includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Accounting Manager of large CHCs in New Mexico as well as serving as a HRSA/BPHC OSV Fiscal Reviewer.  Her firm provides management consulting services on both a project and interim basis. In this capacity, her firm provides OSV preparation, revenue cycle review & payer contract re-negotiation, development and implementation of policies and procedures, financial and operational analysis for turn arounds and new starts, 340b Single Audit plan design and implementation, as well as interim CEO & CFO services.  Marie has written over $10M in successfully funded Section 330 grants, performed over 100 community health center reviews made up of OSVs, PCER/JCAHO reviews and diagnostic reviews. Additionally, Marie has implemented 340b contracted pharmacy programs providing pharmacy services to over 100,000 people. She has also brought systems, policies and procedures and software conversions to a number of healthcare entities.