Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA MBBS MEd CMP® [Chairman-Founder-CEO]

Our Board of Directors, Editors, Advisors, Teachers, Professors and Contributing Content Authors are passionate about making a difference in the changing financial advisory space and healthcare industrial complex. They are leading revolutionaries and change-management pioneers in their respective medical and business fields of finance, management and health economics. They have been successful in finding solutions where everyone else has found only entrenched obstacles, and in delivering quantifiable, measurable results.

Moreover, our Board members are all trusted fiduciaries to whom our individual and institutional colleagues, and their consultants, turn for solutions. They share our vision for a new direction in the emerging and mature financial planning and medical management environment; we are grateful for their input on our online Certified Medical Planner® education and designation program.

Leadership: Dr. Marcinko Ledership Philosophy


Dr. Gary L. Bode; MSA, CPA, CMP™
Chief Accounting and Valuation Officer
Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc
Norcross, Georgia, USA

Content expert Gary L. Bode was the Chief Financial Officer for a private mental healthcare facility, and previously the Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Practice Accounting, Inc, in Wilmington, NC; a firm specializing in providing tax solution to medical professionals. Originally, Dr. Bode was board certified managing partner of a multi-office medical group practice for a decade before earning his Master’s of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina. He is a nationally known forensic medical accountant, financial author, educator and speaker. Areas of expertise include producing customized managerial accounting reports, practice appraisals and valuations, restructurings and innovative financial accounting, as well as proactive tax positioning and tax return preparation for healthcare facilities. Currently, Dr. Bode is Chief Accounting and Valuation Officer (CAVO) for the Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc.

Dr. Charles F. Fenton, III; Esquire, PC
Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc
Corporate General Counsel
Norcross, Georgia, USA

Content expert Dr. Charles F. Fenton, a board certified surgeon and private practitioner from Temple University, also received his law degree as class valedictorian from Georgia State University. His clients include physicians involved in audits or recoupment actions, as well as disputes with insurance companies and related vendors. Dr. Fenton has authored numerous publications for physicians and the Bar and is a nationally known speaker on healthcare industry topics, serving as conference faculty or presenter for an array of healthcare companies, medical societies, and professional associations. In addition to his health-law practice, he is Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for the Institute of Medical and Business Advisors, Inc.

Professor Hope Rachel Hetico; RN, CPHQ, MHA, CMP
President and COO
Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc
Norcross, Georgia, USA

Professor Hope R. Hetico has a well-documented history of identifying innovations in education and accelerating their adoption by the financial and medical community. She is frequently quoted in both the healthcare and business media and brings a decade of entrepreneurship, and creative leadership skills to mission. Formerly, she was a healthcare administrator, financial advisor and insurance professional who earned a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Frances in Chicago. She was also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and National Corporate TQI Manger for both Abbey Healthcare in Costa Mesa, California and the Apria Healthcare Group (NYSE-AHG). Her specialty is HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA and Medicare compliance and related forensics. Ms. Hetico is responsible for leading our Health Dictionary Series to the top of the exploding B2B educational marketplace, while continuing to nurture a rapidly expanding list of healthcare subscribers and purchasers. She champions the visually impaired.

Dr. David Edward Marcinko; FACFAS, MBA, CPHQ, CMP™ MBBS
Chairman, Founder and CEO
Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc
Norcross, Georgia, USA

Founder and Chairman since inception in July 2004, Dr. Marcinko is a healthcare economist and financial planning evangelist from Loyola University Maryland, Temple University in Philadelphia, and the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. His formal internship education and residency training was completed at the Atlanta Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) in Georgia, with fellowship confirmation in Las Vegas Nevada. He received his financial planning diploma from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and is a fiduciary and former Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) rep and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. As a clinician, surgeon and past president of a privately held regional physician practice management corporation in the Midwest, he helped consolidate 95 solo medical practices with $50 million in gross revenues, as the company’s IPO roll-up attempt was aborted due to adverse market conditions in 1999. A nationally recognized leader in the health and financial information services industry; he is a pioneer in utilizing technology to improve quality education while simultaneously reducing delivery costs. He was also managing partner of a successful Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that was sold to a publicly traded company in 1998; a Board Certified Surgical Diplomate and Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; and interim Chief Visionary Officer for a B2B telecommunication firm that failed in its bid for venture capital, but flourished in the private sector.

Dr. Marcinko was a registered representative with Sun America Securities and AIG; held general securities (Series #6 and #7), uniform securities state law (Series # 63) and registered investment advisory representative (Series # 65) licenses from the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). He is a Certified Physician in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ); a certified American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physician (ABQAURP); a member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) and the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); a member of the Microsoft Professional Accountant’s Network (MPAN); registered member of the US Microsoft Partner’s Program (MPP); member of the Microsoft Health User’s Group (MS-HUG), and; Sun Executive Boardroom program member sponsored by CEO Scott McNealy; and member of SUNSHINE [Solutions for Healthcare Information, Networking and Education], an international community for healthcare IT innovation created by HIMSS and Sun Microsystems, Inc (NASD-SUNW). He was also a life, disability, health, property-casualty, annuity and insurance professional for the State of Georgia. After a brief stint as a visiting instructor in finance and healthcare administration at several business and graduate schools in the Southeast, he was appointed Academic Provost of iMBA Inc., to lead the firm’s adult online learning (heutagogy) initiatives as an educator, interactive website engineer, Office and Windows Vista operating system beta-tester for the Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, Washington (NASD-MSFT).

As CEO, Dr. Marcinko is also a content expert for the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) who lectures on health economics, financial planning and administration, risk-management, health policy and related medical management topics throughout this country and Europe, in an entertaining and witty fashion. He is available to colleagues, clients or the media at the Atlanta corporate office.

Rachel Pentin-Maki; RN, MHA
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Rachel Pentin-Maki received her nursing degree from the Community College of Springfield Ohio, and her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Lewis University in Evanston, Illinois. Formerly, she helped edit several medical, financial, health economics and business textbooks, and is a nationally known expert in medical staffing and human resource management. Prior to her part-time educational duties, she was CXO for the Finnish Retirement Hospital, Lantana, Florida. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors at Finlandia University (Suomi College) in Hancock, Michigan, while leading our European initiative in Helsinki, Finland.

Eugene Schmuckler; PhD, MBA, M.Ed, CTS
Director of Behavioral Organization and Finance
Academic Dean of Admissions and Students

Dr. Eugene Schmuckler was Coordinator of Behavioral Science at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and a licensed psychologist. He is on the board of directors of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and is a certified trauma specialist. Dr. Schmuckler is an international speaker and author, with publications translated into Dutch and Russian. He is Director of Mentoring, Coaching and Behavioral Finance, and Dean of Admissions and Students for the Virtual Campus online CERTIFIED MEDICAL PLANNER™ professional designation program from the Institute of Medical Business Advisors, Inc.

Ann Miler; RN, MHA, CMP™ (candidate)

Ann Miller is iMBA Executive-Director of media and professional relations. She earned an undergraduate degree in economics, with minor in finance and accounting from the University of Georgia, and a graduate degree in communications from the same institution.

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