Tessie Quattlebaum is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in healthcare consulting and executive management. As a Senior Consultant, Tessie has led challenging engagements drawing national media attention for their operational complexity and consequential outcomes. Her primary areas of concentration include Management Service Organization and physician practice development, strategic alignment, revenue cycle and operations management, organizational systems integration, information technology acquisition and integration, change management, regulatory compliance, mergers, re-organizations, turnarounds, and strategic project design and oversight. Additionally, Tessie has provided interim C-Suite executive services for select organizations to stabilize their operations while driving accelerated implementation results seamlessly throughout their key mission critical transition phases.
Tessie completed a BBA with dual majors in Management and Marketing (including targeted MBA studies) at Georgia State University while graduating Magna Cum Laude and Faculty Scholar ranked in the top 5% of her class across all academic disciplines. Committed to continuous professional education, she later achieved “Life” status in the designations of Certified Healthcare Business Consultant (CHBC), and Life-Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE). She has been quoted in numerous leading industry publications, featured as a faculty speaker at national medical conferences and physician societies, and led consulting professionals’ educational career workshops.
Equally committed to advancing excellence in the healthcare consulting and management career field, Tessie has held key roles influential to shaping ethics, policy, education, and certification for the profession including executive leadership of The Society of Medical-Dental Management Consultants, Trustee of The Institute of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, and founding Charter Board Member of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants. In recognition of her diverse contributions and mentorship to these organizations for over 18 years, her peers have honored her with multiple top awards granted for her distinguished, outstanding service.
An Atlanta resident, Tessie enjoys painting, music, sailing, a robust debate, and a passion for continuous learning. Her greatest satisfaction is actualizing the true essence of life in quality time spent together with her wonderful husband, two loving children and four grandchildren.