She has extensive experience in finance, operations, integration/consolidation, and post healthcare reform market strategy for Health Plans, Physician practices, Integrated Health Systems and Academic Health Systems. Additionally, she has significant expertise in population health and health plan management for both free standing and integrated health plans.
Ms. Tkachyk’s significant client responsibilities include assisting Seton Hall University/ Hackensack Meridian Health (SHU/HMH), University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Cedars Saini with key financial and operational strategies. Her work more specifically includes:
- Assisting in the development and financing of a new medical school at SHU/HMH.
- Designing and operationalizing the financial infrastructure of the Clinical Practice Organization at UCSD.
- Developing an enterprise Funds Flow framework, including a major revision of the Departmental faculty compensation plans, at UCSD. The Funds Flow framework is intended to assist the organization in aligning incentives between the clinical faculty and the Health System while creating a strong foundation for synchronized growth across the organization.
- Previously, Ms. Tkachyk worked with Meritus, an Arizona Qualified Health Plan, in the formation and development of the business plan. Once the company was formed, Ms. Tkachyk fulfilled the roles of both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer where she played an integral role in navigating the complex world of a Qualified Health Plan.
Additionally, Ms. Tkachyk was involved in the Medical Referral Source start-up. She helped to ensure that the young and growing company had the tools they needed to position themselves for sale, which they did to The Advisory Board for $11.5 million in the summer of 2013.
Prior to that, Ms. Tkachyk served as the Senior Vice President of Integration for the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). As the visionary for integration strategy of UAHN, she was responsible for uniting the entire organization under common workflows, systems and strategies.
She also served as Chief Financial Officer of University Physicians Healthcare, where she successfully guided the organization to develop an efficient financial infrastructure to support growth of more than $600 million in revenue, which doubled in five years. UPH, a faculty practice plan of over 400 members was responsible for over 100,000 full risk capitated members in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business.
Ms. Tkachyk is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of CODAC Behavioral Health and formally for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and has successfully completed the CPA exam.