Keith Neal, MBA, MHL, CHFP, joined Advocates in September 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for directing all aspects of the organization’s financial affairs; leading key strategic and tactical initiatives; continuously evaluating systems and performance; and identifying areas for operational redesign and leading improvement efforts.
Most recently, Keith worked at Brown Emergency Medicine (formerly University Emergency Medicine Foundation) where he was Chief Financial Officer. There he led the accounting, finance, and revenue cycle functions, which handled over 270,000 patient encounters. Prior to that, Keith worked at EMC Corporation for nearly 15 years in a variety of leadership roles. He is an Eagle Scout, 6-sigma Greenbelt, and a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional.
Keith received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wheaton College. He also earned an MBA from Clark University, and recently completed a Master of Healthcare Leadership from Brown University, where he focused his studies on the development and implementation of quality-based payment programs and alternative payment models.
Along with his wife, Tara, Keith is the proud father of three young children. In his free time, he is an avid runner, and den leader in Cub Scouts. He occasionally lectures on the topic of healthcare finance, and was recently published in Academic Emergency Medicine, contributing to a manuscript on the financial viability of emergency department observation units.