Mark Erath

Mark currently helps customers succeed with strategy, innovation and performance excellence challenges as a Principal with SmithGroupJJR. He previously served as Executive Vice President/CFO of the Parkland Health and Hospital System, and CFO of Geisinger. He retired as a PricewaterhouseCoopers Healthcare Partner after serving as a trusted advisor. He was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to an expert independent review panel advising the military healthcare system on its implementation of world-class standards. He also served as a member of the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award program, where he was appointed a Senior Examiner.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University, and is completing his Healthcare Leadership Master’s in Business Administration degree at the Haslam College of Business of the University of Tennessee. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Certified Specialist-Managed Care (CSMC), a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Board-certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Board-certified as a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA), and is trained as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.