Executive Leadership

Meet the individuals who lead our organization and teams on our journey to deliver quality patient-centered care.

Richard K. Panek, ACMPE
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Panek is the CEO of State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, a physician-owned and operated medical group. Richard began his career with SoFHA in 1997 as the CEO of UniPhy Health Care, Inc., and Administrator of State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, PLLC. In 2008, Richard was named the CEO/Administrator of SoFHA independent of Symbion (UniPhy). He graduated from State University of New York, Cortland, New York in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science. He received a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University in 1983, and certification as a Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medicine Practice Executives in 1999.

Dan Bragg, CPA, CMPE
Chief Operating Officer

Dan Bragg is the Chief Operating Officer for State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. He is a lifelong resident of Johnson City and has worked in healthcare administration locally for almost 20 years. Dan is responsible for all operational areas of the organization, including clinical locations, Physician Recruitment, and Business Development. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant, graduating from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1994. He was recognized as a Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2013.

Amanda Clear, MHA
Chief of Payer Relations and Value Contracting

Amanda Clear is the Chief of Payer Relations and Value Contracting for State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience locally. She began her career with State of Franklin Healthcare Associates in 2003 as Director of Business Services. In this role, she was in charge of revenue cycle management and payer contracting. As Chief of Payer Relations and Value Contracting, Amanda continues her responsibility for payer contracting and assumed accountability for strategic development and administrative support of team-based care of patients with the Quality Improvement Team. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Milligan College, and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden University. She is also a Certified Professional Coder. Amanda is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Roger Wilson
Chief Financial Officer

Roger Wilson is the Chief Financial Officer for State of Franklin Healthcare Associates. He is originally from Western North Carolina and has worked in healthcare finance for the past 15 years. He began his career in healthcare with Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone, North Carolina shortly after graduating from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Roger started with State of Franklin Healthcare in 2011 as a Financial Analyst and was promoted to Assistant Controller where he served for approximately four years before assuming the position of Chief Financial Officer.

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