TAWNY SCHAFFER, CPA
SENIOR DIRECTOR, CFO ADVISORY SERVICES
Tawny is a Senior Director in Armanino’s CFO Advisory team with more than 30 years of financial, operations and consulting experience. She has worked with numerous healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and insurance companies, providing accounting, finance and consulting services. Tawny is an entrepreneurial minded executive focused on building cohesive, collaborative teams and streamlining business operations.
Her past work includes: leading the post-acquisition integration activities for a large physician practice organization; leading a change management and training program for a public healthcare IT organization; coordinating the spin-off from a County Hospital District and start-up of a non-profit clinical informatics research and development company including development of strategic, financial and operational plans to drive growth and extend finance based decision-making through-out the company; key contributor of a $22M capital raise effort to spin out the commercial operations of the clinical informatics company; driver of stabilization of the remaining non-profit clinical informatics company through development of a new mission, vision, values, and a culture of trust resulting in less than 5% turnover post-transaction; identification, procurement, and implementation of a new ERP system; and development of the financial plan for a large HMO during conversion of the provider network from capitation to fee-for-service.
Tawny’s expertise includes:
· Merger integration and change management
· Strategy & Planning
· Financial reporting and analysis
· Internal controls and business process redesign
Prior to joining Armanino, she held senior leadership positions at Great Northern Advisory, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, Parkland Hospital, Renaissance Re, PacifiCare Health Systems, and PwC.
Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University
Tawny is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (“HFMA”) and a member of the Board of Directors of the HFMA Lone Star Chapter. She also chairs the HFMA Lone Star Chapter Sponsorship and Women’s Dinner Committees and co-chairs the State Sponsorship Committee.
Tawny is the Chairman of the Board of Divine Equine Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equine therapy to clients suffering from a wide range of physical, developmental, behavioral, cognitive, sensory and learning disabilities.
Tawny is also active in her church and serves as the chair of the Finance Committee