Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, is President and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, which equips its more than 56,000 members nationwide to navigate a complex healthcare landscape.

Prior to assuming this position in 2012, Joe spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint, Michigan, as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Michigan, as senior vice president of finance and CFO. Fifer started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young, also in Michigan.

Fifer is a frequent speaker on consumerism, value improvement and healthcare finance at major conferences. He has written extensively on these and other healthcare topics.