JOAN HUTTON, BA, RN, CPC
(Certified Personnel Consultant)
President / CEO
(Executives / Consultants / Health Information Management)
Joan has over twenty years in-depth background in all areas of the recruitment process and has succeeded in developing a reputation of the highest caliber of service from her Florida office. Clients and candidates alike affirm The Hutton Group, Inc.'s reputation as one of the best nationwide health care search and placement firms in the country. "By Professionals for Professionals" is our motto and Quality is our mission.
She is an RN with a BA in Psychology from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI, a Diploma in Nursing Education from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services. She had fifteen years of nursing administration and education background before becoming a Chief Operating Officer. She taught and managed in major medical center/teaching hospitals as well as community hospitals. She is actively involved in the National Association of Health Care Quality, American Health Information Management Association and the Health Care Financial Management Association as well as the Chamber of Commerce, Council of 100 and the Homeless Coalition.
Joan is a nationally recognized speaker on career development, revitalizing corporate careers, success image and future trends in quality and information management. She has also published articles on related subjects in a number of health care professional journals. She conducts workshops for professional groups and teaches senior seminars to the Allied Health programs of major colleges and universities. She has been Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for two major college medical record administration programs and was the Chair of Marketing Task Force for the National Association of Health Care Quality.
SUE SCHUTTER, MHA, RN, CPHQ
Director of Clinical Services
(Nursing, Quality, Risk and Case Management)
Sue is an RN with a Master of Hospital and Health Administration degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. She received her three-year nursing diploma from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, also in Cincinnati. Sue is a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and maintains certification as a Certified Professional for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She has served as a member of the board for the State Association of Healthcare Quality and maintains membership in the Alumni Association of Graduate Program in Health Services Administration, Xavier University.
Sue's career encompasses: administrative positions in nursing and quality management in tertiary/teaching hospitals and in a network of health care centers that provide medical services to a rural population. She has been a consultant in hospital loss prevention practices for a national insurer and a consultant in utilization management practices for a national proprietary hospital network and for a managed care organization. Additionally, she has conducted educational seminars on Medicare reimbursement for physicians and their staffs.
JULIE MICHELETTI, BS, RN
Director of Professional Services
(Revenue Cycle / Coding Management / Consulting /
Managed Care / Practice Management)
A specialist in today’s challenging hospital environment, Julie Micheletti has joined the Hutton Group bringing with her more than 25 years of expertise in all facets of hospital based operations management from clinical process redesign to information systems development.
With degrees in Nursing and Healthcare Administration Julie began her career in an acute care hospital as director of management systems, challenging the New Jersey Rate Setting Commission to recoup nearly a million in revenue. She spent nine years at Coopers & Lybrand as a director heading up a Clinical Operations Improvement Management Consulting Practice. More recently she was Director of Product Strategies for HSS, a company specializing in coding, compliance and reimbursement software. A prolific public speaker and author, Julie has written over 200 articles and 5 books on various health care topics. Her most recent book is titled “Implementation Guide to Severity-Adjusted DRGs.”
A skilled healthcare executive and strategic planner with broad-based hospital contacts, Julie will help you achieve your goal, whether you seek the perfect candidate, or the perfect location. She will specialize in placements for Health Information Management, Revenue Cycle, Compliance and Sales.
MICHAEL L. ZIMMER, MSA
Director, Finance and Administration
Michael has a Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1983. He has spent the most significant portion of his 30-year career working within the finance area in a diverse group of healthcare settings. Organizations that have benefited from Michael's expertise have ranged from a large integrated healthcare system to a small family-owned nursing home. As a Certified Internal Auditor, Michael has often focused on regulatory and reimbursement issues involving Medicare and Medicaid agencies. He has assisted health care organizations in recovering substantial funds from the government, while helping strengthen internal control systems to insure maximum reimbursement in the future.
Michael has served as Director of Financial Compliance for a Medicare HMO, the financial coordinator for a physician service network, the controller for an integrated senior campus (250 bed nursing home, day care centers, HUD subsidized housing), and as a self-employed consultant for hospitals, nursing homes and professional trade organizations. Michael has worked extensively with officials at local, state and federal levels. His developed network of contacts include many individuals actively working at the forefront of current issues revolving around healthcare finance and regulatory compliance.
ROBBYN P. LESSIG, BS, RHIA
Director, Special Services
(Information Technology / Data Analytics)
Robbyn has a Bachelor's of Science in Health Information Administration from Loma Linda University, and is Certified as an RHIA with the American Health Information Management Association. She attended University of Phoenix where she studied Computer and Information Systems at the Masters level. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has been trained in SCRUM. Robbyn's speaking experience includes national presentations with AHIMA, HFMA, as well as 3M, and she has held leadership positions at both the national and local levels of AHIMA. She is a contributing author to a Health Information textbook highlighting her management challenges/experience. Robbyn has received numerous awards for sales, teamwork and installation success during her tenure at 3M Health Information Systems.
Throughout her career, Robbyn has been a knowledge-based resource for large hospital and university systems to standalone facilities including inpatient, ambulatory and physician practice. Her depth of contacts at her facilities include Corporate, C level, Directors, Project Managers, Physician Leadership as well as Vendor Partners and Third Party Liaisons. Robbyn has consistently partnered clients with the right product, services and methodology at the right time. She has been on the front lines of analytics, system development, marketing and contract negotiations assisting clients as they moved from DRG, APR, AP-DRG, APC, I-10 and compliance standards to Population Health and Pay for Performance, working with Acute Care, Ambulatory, Physicians, state agencies, payors and professional organizations. She routinely has been called to synchronize technology systems and processes through Six Sigma, SCRUM, and analytics via a customized customer approach.
Robbyn works diligently so that all stakeholders achieve success, whether it be quality, financial, process improvement, project management or cybersecurity endeavors, while building lasting relationships to grow their business.