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Our Team

William C. Matheney CPA

William C. Matheney CPA

Bill is a director at Matheney Stees & Associates  (MSA).

Bill has approximately 37 years of extensive experience in the healthcare industry.  This includes approximately two years with the State of Tennessee Medicaid Program fiscal agent, two years as a large SNF/ICF nursing home controller, and thirty-four years in public accounting serving the healthcare industry.  Bill has managed and served as in-charge auditor for audits ranging from small rural hospitals to the largest tertiary facility in Southeast Tennessee. He has served as reimbursement consultant to many healthcare providers with primary responsibility for cost report preparation, reimbursement maximization, and intermediary representation.  He continues to have excellent relationships with several MACs. Bill entered public accounting in 1984 with KMG Main Hurdman.  He remained with the firm through the merger with Peat Marwick Main & Co. and attained the level of manager at KPMG.

Bill maintains membership in: the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, having been President of the Tennessee chapter in 2001-2002.  He has served on the Board of Directors of various healthcare related organizations.  He is the recipient of the HFMA William G. Follmer, Robert H. Reeves and Fredrick T. Muncie Merit Awards, the Medal of Honor and has twice won the President's award from the Tennessee chapter. 

Bill is certified as a Fellow in hfma with a specialty in accounting and finance. Bill served on the hfma National Advisory Council from 2008-2010 where responses to various issues and positions on healthcare as it relates to hfma members are discussed. The Council provides input to the National hfma on how they should respond to issues of importance to hfma's members. 

Bill has also recently been appointed to the National hfma Board of Examiners that develops the proficiency testing and study material for National certification examinations. He will serve as area expert in accounting/finance.

Bill has been a presenter at the Tennessee Society of CPAs Healthcare Conference and has spoken frequently in other venues on healthcare topics. 

Bill received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting and Master in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and information systems from Tennessee Technological University. During graduate school he was inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, the national business honor society

When not working Bill enjoys golf, spending time with his wife and fur baby, being involved in his church, helping with his father-in-law's farm and being a FaceBook Troublemaker.

Timothy L. Stees CPA

Timothy L. Stees CPA

Tim is a director at Matheney Stees & Associates. He directs the tax department and provides tax and financial solutions for individual and small business clients.

Tim has approximately 36 years of experience in finance, accounting and taxation, including 25 years in public accounting serving various industries and 7 years as the vice president of finance for a healthcare management company

During the past twenty years at MSA, Tim has assisted clients in starting, operating and selling their businesses. His primary areas of expertise include: pass-through entities (partnerships, limited liability companies and subchapter-S corporations), healthcare practices, service businesses, real estate transactions, non-profit entities, and individual tax planning and compliance.

He entered public accounting in 1984 with KMG Main Hurdman and remained with the firm through its merger with KPMG Peat Marwick.

Tim is certified in both Tennessee and Georgia. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPA's, the Georgia Society of CPA's and the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga. He is the treasurer of Life Gate Baptist Church, a current board member of Wolf Mountain Christian Camp in Grass Valley, California, and has served as president of the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga and as a board member of Siskin Hospital on the Finance and Audit Committees.

Tim graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University in 1979. He is a life member of the university's Alumni Association and has served on the Financial and Alumni Advancement Task Forces of the President's Advisory Council at the university.

 

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Ramona Scott CPA

Ramona Scott CPA

Ramona is a shareholder and associate director at Matheney Stees & Associates. 

Ramona has approximately 22 years experience in auditing, accounting and tax, all of which has been in public accounting serving construction, real estate, healthcare and other industries. Ramona entered public accounting in 1995 with a local firm in Cookeville, Tennessee. After moving to Chattanooga, she accepted a staff position with Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, where she rose to the level of senior accountant. She joined MSA in the summer of 2001.

At MSA, her primary focus is in accounting and tax services for construction and real estate clients and for small businesses; in addition, she has been involved in all areas of audit engagements.

Ramona is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga where she served as the 2010 President and 2016 Vice President of the Associate Council.  Ramona received the HBAST 2010 Associate of the Year award.  Ramona also serves on the Tennessee Technological University Accounting Advisory Board from 2007 to present.

Ramona graduated from Tennessee Technological University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.  During college, she was inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, the national business honor society.   She was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

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Martha J Calfee CPA

Martha J Calfee CPA

Martha serves as senior audit and healthcare consulting manager for MSA.  In that capacity she oversees audit staff in the field and works on various compliance and reimbursement projects.

Martha has over 32 years of healthcare experience.  Over 20 years were with Riverbend Government Benefits Administrator (Riverbend), the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary where she managed the Medicare Audit, Reimbursement, and Enrollment functions for all Medicare provider types.  She served five years as a Director of Reimbursement for a small hospital chain where she was responsible for all third-party reimbursement areas including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, and all other insurance.  Martha has an extensive knowledge of Medicare laws, regulations, and government accounting standards and practical experience in all areas of the Medicare cost report including Bad Debts, Graduate Medical Education, Disproportionate Share Payment, and Organ Acquisition.  From 2003 to 2009, Martha served on the BlueCross BlueShield Association's 12-member Reimbursement Advisory Committee that advised the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services on national Medicare cost reporting issues.  Riverbend served as the largest Rural Health Clinic fiscal intermediary in the United States, served over 400 Skilled Nursing Facilities, and served as single intermediary for Organ Procurement Organizations and Religious Non-Medical Healthcare Institutes.

Martha joined Matheney Stees and Associates in February 2010.

Martha has participated in developing and presenting many workshops/trainings to various groups  This includes but is not limited to: Provider workshops regarding the current Medicare Audit environment, various TN Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) presentations, and Medicare cost report training to OIG investigators. For the past 25 years, Martha has held many positions within the TN Chapter HFMA, including the 2015-16 President, and received many HFMA awards.  She is currently serving the TN Chapter HFMA as the 2016-17 Board of Directors Chair.  Her active involvement in this organization provides valuable Medicare expertise to the organization.  She is well respected by the provider community due to the involvement in this organization and her leadership at the Fiscal Intermediary.

Martha is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Martha graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from East Tennessee State University.

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Amy M Poorman CPA

Amy M Poorman CPA

Amy is a shareholder and tax manager at Matheney Stees & Associates (MSA). Amy has approximately 11 years of experience in tax, accounting and auditing, all of which has been in public accounting serving real estate, construction, healthcare and other industries. Amy entered public accounting in 2006 with MSA as a staff accountant.  At MSA, her primary focus is in tax and accounting services for small businesses. She manages all client’s quarterly and annual payroll reporting requirements. She also enjoys consulting with clients on process improvements related to bookkeeping and payroll functions. In addition, she has been involved in all areas of audit engagements.

Amy is a certified QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Amy graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting. She earned her CPA designation in 2009.

Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Cole and their two daughters.

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Julie Atchley

Julie Atchley

Julie is a Senior Accountant at Matheney Stees & Associates (“MSA”). She has approximately 11 years of experience in financial auditing and tax preparation, all of which has been in public accounting serving the healthcare, construction and real estate industries.

Her primary focus at MSA is performing financial audits for various entities, including for-profit small businesses, not-for-profit and governmental organizations. These audits include but are not limited to: hospitals, nursing homes, Federally Qualified Health Centers ("FQHCs"), and other for-profit and non-profit clients. Julie has also prepared various income tax returns for corporations, not-for-profits, partnerships and individuals.

Julie has also worked as a subcontractor auditor for two different Medicare contractors. She has performed the desk review for various Medicare hospital cost reports with review experience in Bad Debts, Disproportionate Share Payment and Provider Statistical & Reimbursement Reports.

Julie started her public accounting career at MSA after graduating from Tennessee Technological University ("TTU") in Cookeville, Tennessee in 2005 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

Julie is an active member of the Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where she volunteers and assists various committees.  She is also involved in the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Medical Group Management Association. 

On the weekends, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite hobby is playing women's and co-ed slow pitch softball. She is also an avid University of Tennnessee football fan.

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Meredith P Cate

Meredith P Cate

Meredith is a Senior Consultant with Matheney Stees & Associates (MSA) with more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Her primary focus at MSA is the preparation of Medicare and Medicaid cost reports and performing financial audits for various entities, including small businesses and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.

Prior to joining MSA in November 2011, Meredith started her career working as a Staff Accountant for National Healthcare Corporation, a large chain of Skilled Nursing Facilities and soon rose to the level of Senior Accountant. There she was responsible for the monthly compilation of financial statements along with various other accounting duties.  Meredith also worked for nine years as a Senior Auditor for Riverbend Government Benefits Administrator, Medicare Fiscal Intermediary, where she specialized in Medicare cost reimbursement.  She was involved in multiple stages of the Medicare cost report process, including acceptance, tentative settlement, desk review, finalization, and reopening. She has most recently worked for a consulting group in Kentucky where her primary role was the preparation of Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Primary Care Centers.

Meredith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting.  During her time at MTSU, she was an active member of Beta Alpha Psi, International Honor Organization for financial information students, where she served on the audit committee and as social chair. She was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma, Academic Honor Society.

Meredith is currently an active member of the Tennessee Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and was co-presenter of the Accounting and Auditing Update at the 2016 Spring Institute. 

Meredith resides in Ooltewah, TN with her husband and two children.

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Michael C Cox

Michael C Cox

Michael served as an intern with Matheney Stees & Associates (MSA) prior to becoming part of the audit team in 2013.  Michael primarily performs financial statement audits for various entities, including healthcare, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations.  He also assists in the preparation of various individual and form 990 informational tax returns.  Additionally, he has also assisted with the completion of Medicare cost report desk reviews.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  While completing his undergraduate degree, Michael was consistently on the dean's list.  In 2015, Michael graduated from Liberty University with Distinction while earning his Masters of Science in Accounting degree.  Currently, Michael is in the process of taking the Uniform CPA Examination to obtain his CPA license.

Outside of MSA, Michael enjoys playing basketball and golf, and is an avid University of Alabama football fan.  Michael lives in Ringgold with wife, Kasie, and daughter, Sophia.

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Kayla D Hannah CPA

Kayla D Hannah CPA

Kayla joined Matheney Stees & Associates as a Senior Accountant in the tax services group during November 2014.  Prior to joining MSA, she worked for 5 years in the private sector at a long term healthcare company, where she specialized in pass-through entity taxation.  At MSA, her time is divided between preparing partnership, individual, and corporate income tax returns.
Kayla graduated summa cum laude from Lee University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Minor in Religion.  While at Lee, Kayla was a member of the Alpha Chi and Sigma Beta Delta honor societies.  After completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to obtain her Master of Science Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, completing the program with Highest Honors.   She is a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of Big Spring Baptist Church where she serves on the Finance Committee.  An avid fan of college football, she spends her Saturdays in the fall cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers.
 

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Lindsey M Simko CPA

Lindsey M Simko CPA

Lindsey began her work at Matheney Stees & Associates as a staff accountant in October 2014. The main focus of her work is preparing income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations, but she also prepares payroll tax returns and does bookkeeping for various clients. Additionally, she was recently involved with Medicare cost report review work. Lindsey is currently a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and she received her CPA license in December 2016.

 

Lindsey graduated from Tennessee Technological University in four years with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting, magna cum laude, and a Master of Business Administration. During college, she was a student member of the TSCPA and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She was also involved in a student ministry called Campus Outreach, where she played the keyboard for the worship band, participated in various Bible studies, and went on two summer mission projects. She learned a lot from her time in this ministry, including how to more effectively study the Bible, share the Gospel with others, and build deeper, Christ-centered friendships. As an added bonus, she met her husband, Jake, through this ministry.

 

Some of her interests include baking, backpacking with her husband, running, and playing with her puppy, Zealand. She also greatly enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Hilary B. Burton CPA

Hilary B. Burton CPA

Hilary began her accounting career at another Chattanooga accounting firm after graduating in August 2014. She joined the tax department at Matheney Stees & Associates in June 2015. Since joining the firm, her primary duties have included preparing income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations. She also performs bookkeeping functions and prepares payroll tax, sales tax, and informational returns. She has also assisted with reviews of Medicare cost reports and financial statements.

Hilary graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting, in cursu honorum, and a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University. During her graduate assistantship at Tennessee Tech, she taught courses in accounting principles and federal taxation. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). She is currently on the TSCPA Planning Committee for the Ronald McDonald House's Autumn Children's Festival, and she enjoys volunteering with Junior Achievement. Shortly before starting her career, she spent time serving with Empower A Child in Nairobi, Kenya.

In her free time, Hilary enjoys traveling the world, decorating cakes, and spending time with her husband Brent and border collie Nala.

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Jesse A Gaylor CPA

Jesse A Gaylor CPA

Jesse began his career at Matheny Stees & Associates as a staff accountant in November 2016.  The main focus of his work is preparing income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations, but he also prepares payroll tax returns and does bookkeeping for various clients. Before joining Matheny Stees, he worked in Nashville as an auditor for the State of Tennessee. Jesse graduated magnum cum laude from Tennessee Wesleyan College with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Accounting and Finance. He is a member of the TSCPA and earned his CPA license in August. In his free time Jesse loves kayaking, boating, and anything on the water. He is also an avid Vols, Braves, and Titans fan.

Carmen P Hawes

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6136 Shallowford Road; Suite 101 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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6136 Shallowford Road; Suite 101 • Chattanooga, TN 37421
PH: 423-894-7400 • FX: 423-894-9977