Financial Advocacy Network members advocate for their patients every day. This Committee will focus on amplifying the voices of patients and financial advocates to demonstrate the value and impact of financial navigation, and empowering advocates to get involved in policy and advocacy and the local, state, and federal levels.
Meet the members of the Voice Task Force:
Aimee Hoch, LSW, is a Masters Level Social Worker with 20 plus years of experience in both healthcare and behavioral health. She earned her MSW from Fordham University Lincoln Center. A Financial Navigator for the Oncology Program at Grand View Health, she is an advocate for individuals diagnosed with cancer by meeting them with empathy and connecting them with resources to support them during their most vulnerable times.
Aimee’s speaking topics include financial toxicity, self-care, mindset, and more. Aimee has spoken at workshops, retreats, and programs for Sisters U, Penn Medicine, Grand View Health, Bucks County Community College, The Success Connection, and more. She’s been a guest on The Can Survivor with Kelsey Smith podcast and WDVR. Aimee has been featured in publications including Oncolink and U magazine. She is the co-founder and co-host of Fill Your Cup First Podcast. Aimee lives in Souderton, PA with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Hudson-DiSalle is the manager in the Medication Assistance Program and Reimbursement Services at the Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is responsible for managing and advocating for the Medication Assistance Program for patients who cannot afford their medications, as well as overseeing reimbursement authorization for off label medication use, high dollar therapy usage, infused medication and medication denials. Dr. Hudson-DiSalle serves on the Board of the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, the Health Policy Committee of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), and the Legislative Committee of the Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Christi Miller is the Oncology Financial Supervisor for Bon Secours St Francis Cancer Center. She has worked in the medical field for over 8 years, starting with patient access financial counseling and revenue cycle and now overseeing the Financial Navigation program. She actively collaborates with Bon Secours Mercy ministry leaders to create standard processes for financial navigation across the ministry to make sure the navigation program remains focused on assisting patients with insurance optimization and reducing financial toxicity through patient assistance programs while trying to prevent unnecessary revenue losses for the center.
Mia Nutter, MBA is a financial navigator at Emory Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Georgia. As part of a multidisciplinary and comprehensive cancer care team, Mia works in collaboration with the clinical team as support staff along with the nurse navigator, social worker and dietician serving as a navigator to the patient, family and caregivers and assisst them with financial resources to prevent impediment of patient care from diagnosis to survivorship. She has 19 years’ experience in healthcare including leadership, advocacy, and various revenue cycle positions including financial counseling. Mia is the liaison for the patient to various entities and serves as a concierge to the patient to help them with various financial assistance programs, resources, and grants by taking this extra burden off their shoulders while they are preparing to heal. She works with financial counselors, charity, Medicaid office (DFCS/GA Health Dept) , pharmaceutical companies, preauthorization, patient financial services department and other departments to assist patients who are facing financial toxicity and utilize these resources to help alleviate the financial strain as well as educate the patients throughout their continuum of care as new programs arise. She is also a graduate of the ACCC Financial Advocacy Bootcamp.
Matt Sherer is the Executive Director for Oncology at the Spencer Cancer Center with East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Alabama. He is an experienced healthcare executive with a focus in oncology with over 25 years of leadership experience. He is experienced in creating and implementing strategic plans, clinical and business operations, clinical trials, marketing, philanthropy, volunteering, advocacy, and talent recruitment/retention. He has successfully achieved accreditations from The Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence, and the American College of Radiation Oncology.
He is an advocate for cancer patients and cancer care. He is an active member with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has been a volunteer with ACS since 2005 in Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. He received the 2014 Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Grass Roots Effort for Patient Access Award for his efforts in helping get legislation passed in Florida on oral parity.
He serves on the ACCC Government Relations Committee, the ACCC Editorial Committee, the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) Vendor Relations Committee and has been a mentor in the ACE Fellowship Program.
Ashley Wigle is the Financial Counselor for Oncology/Hematology with Hannibal Clinic-Blessing Health System, James E. Cary Cancer Center. She has been in the healthcare industry for two years, starting in the patient accounts department and working up to financial counselor. Ashley helps with the supplementation of financial resources for patients’ medical needs, specifically drug coverage along with assisting in acquiring additional funding when needed. She also helps with the prevention of revenue loss within the facility. Ashley is a graduate of the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network Boot Camp, and is continuing to research, study and find new ways to ease the burden and financial toxicity away from our patients.