Steven R. Blake FHFMA, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Chief Finance Officer, Avanti Hospitals LLC

Mr. Blake is currently a Managing Director and CFO for Paladin Healthcare Management and its affiliates- Avanti Hospitals & American Academic Health System. He is also president and owner of an accountancy corporation, licensed in the State of California. In this capacity he has offered services as a financial advisor to healthcare organizations.

Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance of Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc (then a public company) for over 9 years. He also served as Regional Vice President of Finance for Tenet for 17 years. In this position, Mr. Blake was responsible for the financial management of numerous assets covering five western states (California, Arizona, Washington, Nebraska and Texas).

He is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant including public accounting experience with international firms. Mr. Blake has over 30 years of experience in multi-hospital financial management, including experience in financial management roles with public, private and non-profit companies.

Concurrent with his MBA studies, Mr. Blake was a Research Assistant for the Health Policy Analysis Program- an advisory group to the Washington State Legislature and the Washington State Department of Health Services.

Mr. Blake is past president and former chapter advisor for the Southern California Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; a member of the AICPA Health Care Expert Panel and the AICPA Healthcare Conference Education Committee; a former member of the audit committee for the Hospital Association of Southern California and former trustee for the California Hospital Association.