Business & Finance SIG

The mission of the ATA Business and Finance SIG is to serve as a collaborative network and resource regarding business and financial strategies and practices for the development, sustainability, and viability of telehealth programs and businesses. This will be accomplished through:
  • Sharing best practices for business models
  • Promoting the inclusion of business and finance topics (as appropriate) for ATA sponsored conferences, events, and materials
  • Promoting participation in structured telehealth business and finance ATA-sponsored events as well as informal networking and information sharing among members
  • Recommending responses regarding proposed initiatives affecting telehealth business practices to the ATA board
  • Providing education on the business of telehealth, including funding and reimbursement
Our monthly SIG calls are the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. PST/2:30 p.m. EST and usually feature educational speakers or webinars on topics like forming public-private partnerships, telehealth reimbursement and private payers, legal considerations for telehealth startups, etc..
Taylan Bozkurt
Assistant COO/Director of Telemedicine
Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America
Augusta, GA
Vice Chair
Debbie Voyles, MBA, HOM
Executive Director of Telehealth
UC Health
Immediate Past Chair
Gigi Sorenson RN, MSN
Director, Telehealth
Northern Arizona Healthcare
Flagstaff, AZ

Executive Committee Members

  • Kristine Erps, Associate Director of Administration, Arizona Telemedicine Program, Tucson, AZ; 520-626-2493,
  • Kofi Jones, Vice President, Public Affairs, American Well, Boston, MA; 617-204-35064125;
  • Nathaniel Lacktman, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL; 813-225-4127,
  • Cynthia LeRouge, PhD, MS, CPA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Management & Policy, School of Public Health; Secondary Appointment Decision Sciences & IT Management Dept., School of Business, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO; 314- 977-8195,
  • Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telehealth; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 412-864-2105,
  • Sarah Sossong, Director, MGH Telehealth, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, 617-816-5614,
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