Our employees are the most valued assets of our company, essential participants with a shared responsibility in fulfilling our mission. We recognize that the quality, motivation, and performance of our employees are the key factors in achieving our success. To this end, we empower and recognize each employee’s unique contribution.
Liliana R. Lehmann, MBA, MJ Health Law
Liliana is the Founder and President of Axis Management & Billing Services and Axis HealthCare Partners (Axis). Axis started over 17 years ago as a physician practice management and billing company and expanded to ambulatory surgical centers in 2004. Today, Axis specializes in working with physician and hospital partners in the consulting, development, management, and billing of surgery centers in South Florida.
Liliana has over 26 years of experience in the healthcare market; from medical equipment sales in 1990 to distribution sales channels development and management throughout Latin America. In 2006, she opened Axis’ first ambulatory surgical center (ASC), Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center (HOSC), and has managed HOSC since that time showing impressive financial returns year in and year out. For nearly two decades, Liliana has worked closely with physicians and hospital leaders to develop new outpatient business opportunities. Under her leadership, Axis has grown to partner with over five ASCs and provides consultative services to many others.
Liliana brings her expertise in all aspects of billing, management and financial operations to every center. She was recently named “One of the Administrators to Know” by the Becker’s ASC Review and is a featured speaker at many ASC meetings around the country. She earned her Biomedical Engineering degree from Tulane University, Master Business Administration from Emory University, and MJ Health Law from the University of Loyola Chicago in May 2016.
Vice President of Operations and Business Development
Miguel (Mike) Fernandez –Mike is a seasoned healthcare executive who has been a partner at Axis Healthcare Partners since 2013. AHP develops and manages Ambulatory Surgery Centers. AHP is currently managing the Surgery Center of Weston, Hallandale Outpatient Surgery Center and the recently opened Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center.
Before joining Axis, Mike was a Senior Executive with several Multinational companies in the Medical Device space. Between 1992 and 2013, Mike ran direct and indirect sales and service operations throughout Latin America and Europe, and Russia. These companies included Smiths Medical, a large medical supply manufacturer, SonoSite, the worldwide leader in the handheld ultrasound market, Johnson & Johnson, Philips Medical Systems, SpaceLabs Medical and Nellcor Puritan Bennett. In September 2007, Mike was appointed to the Broward Health Commission by then Governor Charlie Crist. His tenure as Commissioner included 2 years as Chairman of the Board. He served as a Commissioner through August 2013. This commission oversees four hospitals, 31 clinics, and approximately 8,000 employees, with revenues of over $1 billion per year.
Mike has also served on the board of directors at the Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center (2008-2014) and was on the audit committee of the Broward Housing Authority 2011-2013. Mike was a founding director of Floridian Community Bank and served as a director from 2003-2006 and then again from 2009-20018. Floridian Community Bank grew to a $500 million bank and in March of 2018 merged into Florida Community Bank. Mike graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Multinational Business and Marketing.
Vice President of Operations & Human Resources
Maday has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Maday is a certified Business Operations Manager and Human Resources Specialist. She began her career in the front office and billing department of Pain Consultants of Florida which is managed by Axis Healthcare Partners. She was promoted three years later into management for Axis while continuing to oversee Human Resources, Operations and Billing for Pain Consultants of Florida. In 2007 she was promoted to Director of Operations and Business Office Manager at Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center. In 2013, Maday was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Human Resources at Axis which is currently managing Surgery Center of Weston, Hallandale Outpatient Surgery Center and Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center.
In her role as Vice President of Operations and Human Resources, Maday is responsible for hiring all staff at Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center, Pain Consultants of Florida, Axis Management and Billing Services, Surgery Center of Weston and Cypress Creek Outpatient Surgical Center.
Maday was responsible for the design and implementation of employee benefits. She is also part of the development team of all the Ambulatory Surgical Centers managed by Axis Healthcare Partners. In her current role, Maday is responsible for running the day to day administrative processes and AHCA compliance in the Life Safety area of our Surgical Centers. She oversees the effective quality assessment, performance improvement, risk management programs, and provides access to benchmarking and “best practices” processes for the centers as well.
She has extensive experience in business operations, clinical procedures, and processes. Maday is well versed in efficiencies, as well as process management for ASC’s.
As of July 2018, Maday has been promoted to Administrator of Hallandale Outpatient Surgery Center.
Erica E. Willey
Vice President of Operations and Business Development
Erica has spent the last 20 years in the healthcare market working in various management positions. Prior to joining Axis, Erica was a Senior Director for Healthcare Strategy at Oracle where she was responsible for driving growth and increasing opportunities with their Healthcare Cloud application for the payor and provider market. Erica’s efforts were focused on designing multi-pillar strategies while also working directly with customers to reduce overall costs and increase productivity. Erica achieved this by analyzing Healthcare market trends in conjunction with assessing the current and future needs of existing customers and new prospects.
Prior to Oracle, Erica was a Vice President of Account Management at Premier Inc. covering the state of Florida. Erica oversaw $1B in business while nurturing key executive relationships. Erica’s responsibilities included market development, contract negotiations, recruitment, account growth, and being a committee liaison. Erica was most noted for her ability to turn at risk accounts into top performing owners within Premier. While exceeding expected numbers year over year, Erica also won several awards within her tenure at Premier including the Premier Values Award and completed the Premier P.H.D. program for future leadership.
Before her career at Premier, Erica worked for the PharMed Group as a Senior Sales Representative building her territory from $350k in annual sales to $40m in 6 short years. Her responsibilities included sales, distribution, logistics, and client development. Erica consistently won the Top Sales Representative Award year over year.
As a South Florida native, Erica graduated from FIU with a B.A. in Political Science. Erica enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at her church with children and sits on the UCO Capital Campaign Executive Board.
Virginia Reyes, CPC
Director of Revenue Cycle Management
Virginia Reyes has been a part of Axis Management and Billing Services since 2008, beginning her career at Axis as a claims specialist. Through dedication and hard work, in 2012, she was promoted to the position of Director of Coding and Reimbursement.
As part of her growth and development, Virginia completed multiple medical billing courses that have allowed her to become the medical billing and collections expert that she is today. Virginia’s coding proficiencies include CPC (Certified Professional Coder) as of 2011, ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS. Her leadership skills have allowed her to build a strong team of 15 employees that are considered one of the best in the area of coding and collections.