Our Team

 

Partners You Can Rely On

Accessible. Experienced. Hands-on. At Platt HMC, our senior executives are actively involved in all client projects. Our top-notch consultants have multidisciplinary backgrounds and are knowledgeable in many segments of the healthcare industry. Because we work so collaboratively in-house, every client benefits from our collective expertise.


Kathy Platt is a zealous advocate for her clients. With 20+ years of experience in health planning consulting, Kathy knows exactly how to represent her clients' position in the most effective way.

Kathy has prepared countless Certificate of Need applications and CON opposition documents for a wide variety of services in states throughout the Southeast. A team player with a steady demeanor, Kathy is qualified to testify as an expert in healthcare planning, finance and CON issues in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

In addition to her CON expertise, Kathy has worked with regulatory agencies and providers to develop need methodologies for a variety of specialized services including radiation therapy, imaging equipment, home health, hospice, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and psychiatric beds. She has also conducted a range of financial analyses related to new hospital development and other projects, has served as a strategic planning consultant for various hospitals and health systems, and conducted primary market research for development of long-term care and sub-acute services.

Platt HMC is a continuation of Kathy's practice at Sullivan Consulting Group, where she started her health planning consulting career in 1990. Prior to that, Kathy served on the administrative staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Kathy earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Emory University, and her MBA in Healthcare Management from Boston University.

Kathy Platt, MBA
President
kplatt@platthmc.com

A licensed physical therapist for more than 20 years, Stuart Platt is the only clinician on the Platt HMC staff, and has provided expert testimony on rehabilitation issues in several states. In addition to his work at Platt HMC, Stuart also runs Appropriate Utilization Group, a utilization management consulting firm specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is particularly well known for his work in peer and utilization review, and chart audit. He has reviewed more than 20,000 physical therapy/medicine cases for national insurance companies, attorneys and regulatory agencies.

Prior to launching Appropriate Utilization Group, Stuart directed the Physical Therapy Review Division of a national consulting firm and served as a manager of a large outpatient physical therapy clinic. Stuart remains active in the American Physical Therapy Association at both the national and state level.

Stuart earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.

Stuart Platt, MSPT, PT
Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer
splatt@platthmc.com

Platt HMC clients appreciate April Austin's positive attitude and excellent communication skills. April has been involved in the development of many Certificate of Need and CON opposition projects in various Southeastern states and has extensive experience in hospice and home health services. She is especially familiar with the standards for facilities and services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

April was one of Platt HMC's original employees and was with the company as it evolved from Sullivan Consulting Group. Prior to joining Sullivan, April was on the administrative staff of Atlanta's Piedmont Healthcare System. She earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University, and an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University.

April Austin, MBA, MHA
Senior Consultant
aaustin@platthmc.com

A superb analyst with financial expertise, Mike McCarthy enjoys digging into the details of his clients' CON projects. He has been involved in the development of a wide variety of Certificate of Need engagements and is familiar with the CON standards in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Prior to joining Platt HMC predecessor Sullivan Consulting Group, Mike served as a plant accountant for Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University.

Mike McCarthy, MBA, MHA
Senior Consultant
mmccarthy@platthmc.com

Jennifer Slattery brings excellent analytical and communication skills to Certificate of Need projects. Prior to her work at Platt HMC, Jennifer worked as a practice coordinator for a physician practice in Atlanta.

Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a Management major from Texas A&M University and her MBA and MHA degrees from Georgia State University.

Jennifer Slattery, MBA, MHA
Consultant
jslattery@platthmc.com

Many clients know Katie Umberson as the friendly voice of Platt HMC. In addition to keeping the Platt HMC office running smoothly, Katie works with source material to evaluate and summarize data to support clients' positions. She is enjoying learning the details of the CON process as she completes her MBA and MHA at Georgia State University. Katie earned her BS in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Katie Umberson
Research Analyst & Administrative Associate
kumberson@platthmc.com

Well-respected for her experience and insight, Tori Tibshrany consults with Platt HMC clients on Certificate of Need applications, exemptions and non-applicability reviews for a wide variety of services in South Carolina. Before launching her consulting career, Tori spent seven years with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, most recently in a full-time capacity as program director for the Certificate of Need program. She also managed the tracking of implementation and compliance for all approved CON projects in South Carolina from 2002 through 2008.

Tori was a finance major in college, and earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and MHA from the University of South Carolina.

Tori Tibshrany, MHA
Independent Senior Consultant
ttibshrany@platthmc.com