CLA & MDIB Regional Workshop East

CLA & MDIB Present: Reignite, Reengergize, Reinvent Your Inner CEO ‘Understanding Your Business Inside & Out’

Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Clifton Larson Allen (CLA), Philadelphia, pa

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Mommy Dentists in Business is partnering with Clifton Larson Allen, LLC and bringing the learning to you! With topics such as office membership plans, tax planning and tips to refresh, this event promises to teach something to all attendees, no matter where they fall within the Business Life Cycle.

Event Speakers:

A little bit about Christine Abell

Christine Abell is the Managing Principal of CLA’s physician and dental practices. She serves as the primary advisor for various physician groups and medical clinics by providing financial and income tax compliance, operational and strategic services across the country. Chris has 30 years of experience serving physician practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), mental health centers and joint ventures between physicians and health systems, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and imaging centers. She also works with physician groups that are in the process of or have integrated with venture capital organizations and with health care foundations, associated with various health care entities. She has assisted health care organizations by uncovering issues related to financial reporting and internal controls, and developing solutions to enhance the client’s business operations.


A little Bit about Kendall Butler

Kendall specializes in dental practice efficiency, and has more than 25 years of experience in health care. She began her career as a registered dental assistant, where she learned firsthand how an engaged team with the right processes can catapult a practice’s profitability. She also served as a dental practice administrator for many years.

Today, Kendall works with doctors, dental practice managers, hygiene teams, and other staff to identify ways to enhance practice efficiency and profitability. She provides guidance on patient scheduling, implementing consistent periodontal protocols, motivating staff, bonus programs, staff training, and aiding new dentists with practice transitions. Kendall’s skills also extend beyond clinical activities to practice development and marketing. She provides scripts and training to assist clients with scheduling and collections, as well as customer service techniques.


A little bit about Jennifer Feist

Jen is a manager in the private client tax practice of CliftonLarsonAllen with more than 13 years of public accounting experience. She began her career in audit and assurance and later changed her focus to tax. Jen obtained her Masters of Taxation from Villanova University. She specializes in income tax planning and compliance for our individual clients including high net worth taxpayers and estate, gift and trust taxation.  Jen focuses on providing significant value to high net worth individuals and business owners. She has developed strong client relationships by delivering a full range of gift, estate and trust tax planning and consulting services including planning strategies in minimizing estate taxes, business succession, asset protection, reviewing trust estate, gift and high net worth individual income tax returns and collaborating with CLA’s wealth advisory practice and other client professionals. She has extensive experience working with multi-jurisdictional K-1 forms from pass-through entities as they flow to the partner/shareholder level.


A little bit about Kris Hackbarth-Horn

Kris has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources professional. She is
passionate about creating an intentional culture, developing talent to achieve
results, and fostering collaborative relationships in the workplace and through
community partnerships. Kris provides strategic direction and oversight for the internal People Solutions team throughout the Wisconsin region, providing direction and leadership support for performance management and
career development initiatives. Her focus on process improvement and sustainability, combined with her cross-functional leadership experience, energizes teams to navigate change. Prior to joining the firm, Kris served as Vice President of People and Culture for Goodwill North Central Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Goodwill’s International Executive Development program.


A little bit about Kailee Vanderloop

Kailee is a dedicated human resources professional who assists clients with day-today HR needs including recruitment, policy and handbook development, employee relations and general HR compliance. She is also skilled in compensation plan design and benefits administration.

As a member of CLA’s Human Resources Consulting team, Kailee builds relationships with clients and advises businesses on a wide variety of human resources matters. She provides one-on-one guidance and counsel, along with the ability to analyze and offer solutions to everyday HR challenges. Kailee is also a certified facilitator of RightPath Behavioral Assessments, which allows her to help organizations successfully manage change through leadership development and team building.


Special Thanks to our co-hosts and sponsors: