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Staff Biographies

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William V. Faris, J.D.

President and CEO

william.faris@omca.biz

Bill Faris has designed and administered employee benefit programs since 1976. He has served as founder and CEO of medical and workers’ compensation third party administrators, general and specialty preferred provider organizations, and workers’ compensation managed care organizations. His companies have delivered services to thousands of employers throughout the Nation. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law and is a member of labor/employment law and workers’ compensation sections of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations. Bill also serves as President of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association (KWCEA).

Rosalie Faris, R.N., B.S.N, CCM, COHN-S

Senior Vice President, Workers Compensation/Managed Care

rosalie.faris@omca.biz

In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Rosalie Faris is a Certified Case Manager and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist. She has 20 years hospital experience, having developed and managed an out-patient surgery center, a hospital-based occupational medicine program, and broad experience in ADA consulting. She designed, implemented and managed multi-state case management systems for workers’ compensation and group health applications. Additionally she consults with hospitals and physician practices on a variety of clinical and administrative issues.

Richard K. Williams, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

richard.williams@omca.biz

Richard Williams received a B.S. from the University of Kentucky and his C.P.A. certification in 1977. He served seven years in the audit department of a Big Five national CPA followed by 16 years as CFO and Administrator of two Kentucky self-insured workers’ compensation groups. As a cofounder and CFO of OMCA he has assisted in the delivery of medical cost containment services since 1998. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of CPAs and holds a designation as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

 

John A. Logan, III, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. John Logan has served as Medical Director for OMCA since its inception. for over 25 years he was the Medical Director of Community Methodist Hospital and past Medical Director for several Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Logan received his BS from Western Kentucky University and Medical Degree from Vanderbilt. He is licensed in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.

 

Matthew Williams

Provider and Client Services

matthew.williams@omca.biz

Matthew Williams joined OMCA in 2012 and currently oversees its provider and client relations. In this capacity, he manages all recruiting and contracts for the provider networks and utilization review panel. In addition to his role at OMCA, he serves as an assistant to the Board of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Education Association (KWCEA) and coordinates its Annual Conference. Prior to OMCA, Matthew worked in the equine industry, primarily in the nonprofit sector. Matthew studied Communications at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

 

Diana Eades, R.N., CCM, LMR

Director of UR

diana.eades@omca.biz

Diana Eades has been a Certified Case Manager since 1994 and has over twenty-five years of nursing experience in case management, occupational medicine, hand and microsurgery, orthopedic, and emergency medicine. She joined OMCA in 1993 as a Case Manager and became the Director of Case Management in 1998. As Director she is responsible for case management and utilization management product, staff, and delivery. Diana genuinely believes case management is, “the challenge to get all the pieces to fit together properly in order to get the injured worker back into the work place”.
 

Wendi Patterson, R.N., B.S.N., CCM

Director of Case Management

wendi.patterson@omca.biz

In addition to being a Bachelor’s degree registered nurse, Wendi Patterson is a certified nurse case manager. She joined OMCA in 1995 and has over 18 years’ experience in workers’ compensation and occupational medicine. She also has nursing experience in neurosurgery, medical surgical, and post-operative care. She is currently performing utilization reviews for multiple states and is the director of case management.

 

Kim West

Director of Quality/Client Services

kim.west@omca.biz

Kim West supervises the Utilization Review and EDI program for OMCA. She joined the company in 1994 as a workers’ compensation Case Coordinator and was promoted to Supervisor of the department in 1997. Kim is a licensed workers’ compensation adjuster and serves as OMCA’s liaison for many of the employers and TPAs in our MCO and Claims Management Operation. Kim attended Seminole Community College and University of Central Florida, majoring in Business Administration.

 

Kelly Colvin

Finance Manager

kelly.colvin@omca.biz

Kelly Colvin has served as Manager of Medical Bill Pricing and Provider Credentialing and Coding since joining OMCA in 1988. In this capacity, she has been instrumental in managing and containing workers’ compensation medical costs on a nationwide basis. In addition, Kelly’s responsibilities have included reinsurance and excess insurance, reporting and compliance. Prior to her employment with OMCA, Kelly was employed by a statewide medical peer review organization. Kelly has attended Indiana University Southeast and earned her certificate of Medical Assistance from Indiana Vocational and Technical College.