Miami Jewish Health Systems has recently made two promotions: Jackelyn “Jackie” Perera, lower right, has been named director of revenue. She will be responsible for Miami Jewish Health Systems claims, billing and collections. Before, she was manager of revenue application and analysis. She has a bachelor of science degree in health services administration from Barry University. James J. Deane has been named director of accounting. Before, he was manager of decision support and community-based programs. Deane, a CPA, holds a bachelor’s in business administratio n from the University of Miami.
Arnie Harrison has been named director of risk management at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Previously, he was director of risk management at High Point Treatment Center in Cooper City. He has a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Florida and two master’s degrees -- in health services administration, and risk management law and procedure -- from Florida International University.
New position: Regional president, Humana. He oversees all Florida-based medical centers including CAC, MetCare and Continucare. Kent will also continue to be CEO.
Experience: He began his career with Humana in 2004. His experience included designing and implementing one of the first fully electronic medical record systems in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties at the time. He later held strategic roles at Humana’scorporate headquarters in Louisville, Ky., and also held positions in Ohio.
Achievement: Under Kent’s leadership, CAC has grown to 19 full-service, multi-specialty medical centers, expanding its South Florida presence into Broward County, opening two new centers in Tampa and increasing its Orlando footprint to three centers.
Best advice he ever received: “The best advice was from my grandfather, given to him by his father: ‘Any day as the sun rises and sets in which you haven’t done something positive to move the ball forward for yourself, your family, or your community, you’ve wasted a day!’ In other words, always strive to get better by working hard, every day!”
John “Jack” Kelleher has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Miami Jewish Health Systems. He previously was the organization’s executive director of financial operations, and he will continue to be responsible for accounting, revenue management, capital financing, budget management and financial reporting. Kelleher, a CPA, has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Scranton.
Jamal A. Ghani has been named chief executive administrative officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. Before, he was president, hospital operations for Metro Health Hospital and executive vice president for Metro Health Corp. in Wyoming, Mich. He has a master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Shaniqua “Shay” Smith has recently been named director of human resources at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Before, she was senior manager of employment and benefits services at the company. She received her bachelor of science in business administration and management at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and her MBA and Ph.D at the University of Phoenix.
Crystal Lyerla has been named to the new position of population care manager at Holy Cross Physicians Partners in Fort Lauderdale. She will be responsible for 6,000 patients, coordinating care and tracking metrics on clinical performance and outcomes. Lyerla, a registered nurse, was previously a health coach with Health Dialog.