A.L. Diaz, Controller at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA, and Eric C. Blum, CFO of Hamilton Health Center, Harrisburg, PA, join theFranaGroup as Fiscal Associates
ROCKFORD, IL: August 26, 2022 – theFranaGroup is pleased to announce that A.L. Diaz, Controller at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA, and Eric C. Blum, CFO of Hamilton Health Center, Harrisburg, PA, have joined theFranaGroup as Fiscal Associates. Diaz and Blum will be bringing to theFranaGroup over 35 years of experience in finance for the healthcare community, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. They bring to theFranaGroup the ability to provide all financial management aspects of Bureau of Primary Care Section 330 Grantees including program requirements, internal and external reporting, internal controls, financial policies and procedures, budgeting, cost reporting, cash flow management, financial analysis, systems implementation, billing and collections, accounts receivable and grants management.
Diaz has an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a B.S. in Accounting from San Francisco State University and served in several leadership roles in California including, CFO of Omni Family Health (FQHC), CFO at La Clinica, CFO at Oak Valley Hospital, and CFO at So. Bay Family Health (FQHC).
Blum has an M.B.A. and an M.H.A from Minnesota State University, a B.S. in Accounting from North Dakota State University, and Intelligence Analyst studies from Cochise College in Arizona. Blum served in several leadership roles including, Financial Planning Analyst, RDO Equipment, Fargo, ND, CFO, Family Healthcare Center, Fargo, ND, and Intelligence Analyst, Minnesota Army National Guard, Brainerd, MN.
“Diaz and Blum’s extensive knowledge and experience in the healthcare field and with the Federally Qualified Health Center program, makes them a valuable asset to theFranaGroup and its clients,” said John Frana, President of theFranaGroup, “we are excited to bring their skills to our client base.”
theFranaGroup clients provided over 2.4 million patient visits to 793,469 patients in 2021; more than one of 424 persons living in the United States. theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a national healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding. With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development. The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities.