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ACHENTX Student Council Keynote Event
February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, February 27
This will be a virtual event, held via Zoom.
11am – 12pm – Keynote Speaker: Dustin Anthamatten, MBA, MA, CPA, FACHE
Vice President, Operations
Methodist Charlton Medical Center
12pm – 1pm – Panel Presentation
Moderator : Paridhi Sheth
Senior Associate in the Care Delivery Division
The Kintetix Group
Strategic Planning Analyst
Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Elizabeth Godines, MHA
Patient Capacity Manager
Ambulatory Services at Children’s Health – Dallas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dustin Anthamatten currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Methodist Charlton Medical Center (MCMC). He has operational oversight of cardiology, oncology, imaging, laboratory, physical medicine, respiratory therapy, inpatient hospitalists, physical plant, food services, environmental services, police and leased tenants. Dustin was originally hired as the facility’s Vice President of Finance in 2014 and moved in to the Vice President of Operations role approximately one year after being hired.
In addition to his current role, Dustin serves on several boards of directors including a joint venture with a 50-bed rehabilitation hospital, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility, and a chemotherapy and radiation treatment center. He is also on the Executive Board of Directors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (North Texas Chapter) and Board of Directors of the Best Southwest Partnership that brings together local and state politicians, business leaders, community leaders and citizens to address the education, tourism, transportation, and healthcare needs of the Southern Dallas Sector.
Dustin began his career at Fidelity Investments, holding roles as an investment advisor and financial analyst. During this time, he was also an adjunct instructor of economics. He transitioned to healthcare at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and operated in progressive roles until he was the Manager of the Office of Financial and Capital Planning, where he developed large projects which supported the growth of UTSW, before moving to Methodist Health System.
Dustin holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, he holds a graduate certificate in advanced technical accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). In 2019, Dustin was awarded Early Careerist of the Year and Mentor of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (North Texas Chapter). In 2020, he was recognized as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Hospital Council and selected for the Leadership Dallas Class of 2021 by the Dallas Regional Chamber.
Kristi Abbott is a Senior Associate in the Care Delivery Division at The Kinetix Group. She completed her Master of Health Administration at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2020. While finishing her MHA, Kristi worked at The Kinetix Group as a Practice Transformation and Innovation Resident, where she worked with practices across the Southeast to help them transition to value-based care arrangements. Working at The Kinetix Group, Kristi has found her passion working with providers, payers, and life sciences organizations across a number of initiatives relating to health policy, practice transformation, real-world evidence generation, virtual health and CV-19. Each day and every client are different which keeps Kristi on a path of continuous learning and growth. Kristi completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health in 2018 also at Tulane University. In her spare time, Kristi loves travelling and experiencing unique festivals and cuisine in every city.
Camille Beste currently works at Children’s Hospital New Orleans as a Strategic Planning Analyst. CHNOLA was also where she completed her Administrative Residency while finishing up her Master of Health Administration at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She graduated in 2020. During her time at CHNOLA, Camille learned hands on experience with financial planning and analysis and witnessed the hospital undergo fast improvements and updates to provide a more robust facility that provides extraordinary care, just for kids. Prior to her graduate degree, Camille completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology from LSU. In her spare time, Camille loves exploring new places to eat in the heart of New Orleans as well as snuggling on the couch with her 12-pound cat named Gary.
Colson Files is a current Administrative Fellow at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He completed his Master of Health Administration at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2020. While working on his MHA, Colson interned at UAB University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. There he worked with the hospital operations team to increase patient throughput, rewrite processes to improve patient experience, and implement initiatives around patient transportation. Colson earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. Prior to pursuing his graduate degree, he served on the medical operations team with Mission of Hope in Haiti and then as an assistant administrator with Watermark Health’s nonprofit urgent care clinic in Dallas.
Elizabeth Godines, MHA, currently works for Ambulatory Services at Children’s Health – Dallas as a Patient Capacity Manager. Elizabeth leads a team of Epic analysts, Ambulatory Directors, and clinical leaders to improve scheduling access for new and established patients. She is currently working on an optimization project that aims to improve patient access and provide a consistent, favorable consumer experience for patients and referring providers when they engage with Children’s Health. Elizabeth previously worked for Ambulatory Operations at UT Southwestern Medical Center as the project manager for the Access Initiative project. She led the project and increased new patient appointments by 10% and increased provider slot utilization by 80% by standardizing clinic scheduling practices. Elizabeth is also Cadence certified in Epic.
Elizabeth is a first-generation college student and is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Elizabeth received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Texas and recently graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
Elizabeth is an active member of ACHE and NALHE. She is also the marketing co-chair for NALHE DFW and has helped coordinate and promote events for the organization and community.