BeachFleischman promotes Eisenman and Mattull

BeachFleischman PC, one of Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firms, announces the promotions of Lyudmila Eisenman and Karen Mattull to Shareholder.  The two shareholder additions serve to support strategic growth by deepening the firm’s specialized tax and healthcare industry practice, as well as firm operations. The firm now has 23 shareholders and over 170 professional client service and administrative staff.

“We are extremely proud of our newest shareholder promotions. Lyuda and Karen have proven to be invaluable members of our team, and we look forward to their continued leadership and contributions,” said Marc D. Fleischman, Chief Executive Officer of BeachFleischman PC. 

Lyudmila “Lyuda” Eisenman, CPA, is a Tax Shareholder and Practice Leader for the firm’s Healthcare segment. With over ten years of experience in public accounting, Lyuda has provided a wide range of tax compliance, planning, and consulting services to a variety of privately held companies. Lyuda is involved in several trade groups, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants and Medical Group Management Association. She also serves as treasurer for the Children’s Museum and is a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson. Lyuda graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting.

Karen Mattull, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, PAFM, is the Chief Operating Officer of Internal Operations and Shareholder for the firm. She is responsible for the strategic alignment of Human Resources functions within the firm’s overall mission and culture. Additionally, she manages the internal administrative team and daily operations of the firm. Through national, regional and local speaking engagements Karen regularly provides expert commentary and specializes in issues related to employee relations, workplace culture, recruiting, wellness, HR compliance, training and organizational development. Karen has also been published in national and local media outlets on human resources topics, issues and trends that impact employers and employees alike. Karen is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds a board member position with the Wellness Council of Arizona and Greater Tucson Leadership. Karen graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and she earned a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with Grand Canyon University.

Ducey appoints new director of AHCCCS

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Jami Snyder as the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

Snyder has served as deputy director of AHCCCS since December of 2017. Prior to joining Arizona’s Medicaid agency, she served as Medicaid Director for the state of Texas and as Chief Operating Officer of the University of Arizona Health Plans. She also previously held posts as an Operations Administrator at AHCCCS and a Bureau Chief at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Snyder will succeed Tom Betlach who will retire as Director of AHCCCS on January 4, 2019, after 27 years of service to the state of Arizona.

“With an over 20-year career in the health and human services industry and prior experience atop a state Medicaid agency, Jami is more than qualified to take the lead at AHCCCS,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased that Jami will bring her unique insight and expertise to Arizona’s Medicaid agency, which provides quality health care to over 1.8 million Arizonans.”

“I’m honored to be asked to serve as the eighth Medicaid Director for the State of Arizona,” said Director Snyder. “Serving 1 in 4 Arizonans, AHCCCS is a national leader in providing high quality, cost-effective care. Over the last 12 months in my role as deputy director, I have partnered with the team at AHCCCS to understand the operational underpinnings that have fostered the agency’s success and to promote the long-standing strategic vision of the program. In the years ahead, I look forward to working with stakeholders across the state in advancing that vision while exploring new opportunities to enhance member engagement; to support cost-effective innovation that improves access to care; and to partner with the broader community to address the social factors that increasingly influence individual health outcomes.”

Thomas Brophy named research director at Colliers

Thomas M. Brophy has been named Research Director for Colliers International in Arizona.  The veteran research professional will develop innovative programs that will involve more efficiency, productivity and multi-media platforms for the company’s research operations.

“Tom brings an exciting level of expertise and energy to our team,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Arizona. “His creative outlook on the future of data synthesis will significantly enhance our client service in unique ways in the commercial real estate industry.”

As research director, Brophy will manage a research department that is entrusted with all market data activities for Colliers International in Arizona.  He will be responsible for overall market and economic reporting, as well as customized efforts on behalf of individual agents and their clients. 

“Colliers’ commitment to cutting-edge service provides me the opportunity to formulate programs that will increase efficiency and productivity,” says Brophy.  “I look forward to integrating innovative approaches to data streaming and improving how the organization synthesizes and scales its research data.”