Who to call for help

You have questions? We're here to help!

Start by identifying what type of services your organization provides, then look for the topic (applications, scheduling, etc.) to find the names and phone numbers of staff who can help you. You can also e-mail any staff member using this format: firstinitallastname@aaahc.org. 

Don't see your topic? Call 847.853.6060 for direction.

For surgical settings

Director of Ambulatory Accreditation Operations  

Dorota Rakowiecki
847.853.6068                               

Manager: 

Najahla Williams
847.324.7495                            

Senior Account Executive: 

Emily Schallman, MS
847.324.7742                                        

Any Application for Survey, survey process, Standards, Survey Report, and significant change questions:

ASCs and Office Based Surgery WEST (of the Mississippi):

Trista Gunderman, MPH, Account Executive
847.324.7484

Megan Burns, MA, LPC, Account Representative
847.324.7735

Hanna Pepich, Account Representative
847.853.6069 

ASCs and Office Based Surgery EAST (of the Mississippi)

Tammy Fagan, Account Representative
847.324.7713 

Danielle Hormillosa, Account Representative
847.324.7739

Navjot Kaur, BS, RHIA, Account Representative
847.324.7701

Chijoke Obilor, Account Representative
847.324.7999

Naté Poindexter, Account Representative
847.324.7728

Lena Shin, Account Representative
847.324.7497

Lenny Wojt, Account Representative
847.324.7725

For organization in the Corporate Quality Alliance (CQA) program and/or applying for an Early Option Survey (EOS). 

Emily Schallman, MS, Senior Account Executive
847.324.7742

Paula Bunel, Account Representative
847.853.6088

Martyna Hryniewicka, Account Representative 
847.853.6089

Medicare Deemed Status Program Specialist:

CaReese Rials
847.853.6086         

For primary care settings including Military, Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Student/Community/Dental health, Medical Home Certification (PCMH), Health Plans/QHPs/FEHB and Networks

Director of Ambulatory Accreditation Operations  

Dorota Rakowiecki

847.853.6068   

Manager: 

Rommie Johnson, MPH, HACP
847.853.6087    

Senior Account Executive: 

Deborah Edelman, MPH
847.324.7737

Claire Bitto, Account Executive
847.324.7721 

Eliana Thakkar, Account Representative
847.324.7489

For scheduling a survey

Scheduling questions:

Director of Ambulatory Accreditation Operations 

Dorota Rakowiecki
847.853.6068   

Manager: 

Rommie Johnson, MPH, HACP    847.324.7492             

Team Lead: 

Liza Torres  847.853.6062           

Surgical Settings EAST (including Medicare Deemed Status)

AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI

Krystal Lopez 847.324.7491 

Peggy Manning 847.324.7732

Surgical Setting WEST (including Medicare Deemed Status Surveys)

AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, ND, OK, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY 

Liza Torres (team lead) 847.853.6062
CQA/Early Option Surveys 

Michaele Doby  847.324.7493

Primary Care

Grace Jose 324.7726