Leadership Team

Executive Management

Mike Freytag
Founding Partner, Managing Principal

During his career Mr. Freytag has gained operational, financial, managerial, revenue cycle, and accounts receivable experience at home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment providers throughout the country. Serving in numerous interim management roles, Mr. Freytag has worked with these providers to increase revenue, improve operations, and ensure accurate reimbursement. Mr. Freytag’s management experience includes serving as Executive Director, Vice President of Operations for a homecare agency, and Patient Accounts Director for a durable medical equipment provider.

Education: Villanova University, Bachelor of Science in Finance

Favorite part of my job: Watching the talent of our BlackTree family continue to exceed the partners expectations

One word to describe Mike: Living 

Favorite Sports Team: 2016 National Champion Villanova Wildcats 

Favorite book: Five People You Meet in Heaven 

A fun fact people don’t know about me:  I completed my first triathlon in Wildwood, NJ in summer 2019.

Favorite quote: “Only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

Mike is married to Kimmy, with two beautiful daughters: Anna, Emily and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. As a family they support Relay for Life which raises money for the American Cancer society on an annual basis. When Mike has free time he enjoys sports, running, traveling, and most importantly spending time with his girls
Todd Montigney
Founding Partner, Managing Principal

Throughout his years, Mr. Montigney has acquired expansive knowledge of accounts receivable, financial, operational, and management experience in hospitals, health systems, home health, hospice, long term care, and DME facilities. Through his efforts clients have seen an increase in reimbursement, improvements in operations, increase in staff productivity, and reductions in A/R days and bad debt. Mr. Montigney has performed several interim management engagements which have led to a stabilization and improvement of business operations. He has also led several revenue data mining engagements across a variety of provider types that resulted in recovery amounts of over $75 million in reimbursement.

Education: Penn State University, Health Policy Administration

Favorite part of my job: Working with new people

One word to describe Todd: Reliable 

Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Phillies 

Favorite movie: Field of Dreams

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I am a certified journeyman electrician

Favorite quote: “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves”

Todd is married to Janelle with three children: Cole, Drew and Shane and currently resides in Perkasie, PA. As a family they support such causes as Team Sanfillipo and Unbound: Sponsor a Child annually. When Todd is not working he devotes his time to his growing family.
Nick Seabrook
Founding Partner, Managing Principal

Mr. Seabrook’s operations expertise has helped agencies improve profitability and reimbursement. Specifically, he has provided extensive revenue cycle consulting throughout his career, focused on improving daily operations of many providers. He has worked with agencies of all sizes throughout the country. In addition to traditional revenue cycle consulting, Mr. Seabrook has served as an interim director of patient accounts, interim finance manager and interim Chief Financial Officer.

Education: Villanova University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Favorite part of my job: Making a difference for our employees and clients

One word to describe Nick: Facilitator 

Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles and Villanova Wildcats 

Favorite book: Harry Potter

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I was there in person to watch the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2018 and also my alma mater Villanova Wildcats win the college basketball national championship in 2016 and 2018.

Favorite quote: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”

Nick is married to Sue with 3 wonderful children: Sadie, Bryce, Lucy and resides in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. As a family they support causes such as Faces 4 Autism and enjoy spending time together watching sports, watching movies, and going to the beach.
Fran Smith
Founding Partner, Managing Principal

Fran Smith is a highly skilled homecare executive with diverse experience in the homecare arena. This serves as the foundation of his expertise in both financial and operational aspects of the homecare business. Mr. Smith has assisted agencies ranging from small not-for-profit community providers to large publicly traded chains. 

Education: Penn State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Favorite part of my job: Helping our clients navigate the constantly changing landscape of the homecare and hospice industries

One word to describe Fran: Committed 

Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles 

Favorite book: Red Storm Rising 

A fun fact people don’t know about me:I have traveled to Ireland 10 times including a trip where I proposed to my wife

Favorite quote: “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude”

Fran is married to Lynette with two wonderful children Xavier and Madeline and resides in Phoenixville, PA. They contribute to many causes such as Bryn Mawr NICU, American Heart Association, and MS society. Fran commits his free time to his family when he is not working

Jess Stover
Principal

Ms. Stover’s work has focused on revenue cycle work and operational assessments with emphasis on project management and leadership surrounding accounts receivable reductions, revenue cycle redesigns, system implementation direction, compliance reviews, and audits for home health and hospice agencies. Ms. Stover has worked extensively within the revenue cycle departments in home health and hospice organizations across the country in leadership roles including director of revenue cycle and project manager for system implementation.

Education: Penn State University, Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration

Favorite part of my job: Supporting and developing the consulting team. My biggest accomplishment is seeing them grow in their roles and serve as strong and instrumental contributors with their clients.

One word to describe Jess: Confident 

Favorite Sports Team: Penn State Nittany Lions football 

Favorite book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I almost majored in dance when I was scouting out colleges in high school. I even went as far as auditioning and getting accepted into a program, but turned it down to go to Penn State (which did not have a dance program at the time, surprisingly). From there, I ended up exploring other avenues and ended up in the Health Policy & Administration major at PSU and never looked back!

Favorite quote: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

Jess is married to James and resides in Coopersburg, PA. Jess and her family started contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association annually to support further research and development for this association to find a cure. When Jess is not working her and her husband like to travel as much as possible. They love exploring a new place and culture together. She also likes to cook and try new recipes.

Operations Leadership Team

Maria Benn
Coding & OASIS Program Director

Education: Drexel University, Master’s of Public Health. University of Richmond, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish

Favorite part of my job: Collaborating closely with the coding team to grow into a department that provides 1) exceptional quality and customer service to our clients and 2) supports each other internally.

One word to describe Maria: Thorough 

Favorite Sports Team: Duke Blue Devils 

Favorite book: Harry Potter series

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I lived in Costa Rica for a year after college and taught English as a Second Language.

Favorite quote: Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

During her career, Ms. Benn has worked on performance improvement initiatives with emphasis on reducing length of stay, improving clinical outcomes and enhancing financial performance in support of value-based care. Ms. Benn utilizes her strategic planning, change management, analytical and project management skillset to bring structure and accountability to the projects she works on. Ms. Benn has experience managing clinical operations initiatives to improve care coordination, including facilitating and engaging multidisciplinary groups of clinicians to design and implement a Patient Progression model across 44 units to enhance patient care delivery across the continuum of care.

Maria is married to Josh with a little boy, Levi. They reside in Conshohocken, PA. In their free time, they love to go on hikes with their Australian Cattle dog, volunteer at Philabundance Soup Kitchen and travel to visit friends and family.

Will Boyd
Program Director of Revenue Cycle Outsourcing

Education: Clark University, BA/MBA  96/97

Favorite part of my job: Helping providers get paid for the work they do.

One word to describe Will: Driven

Favorite Sports Team: New England Professional Teams

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I am a huge music fan.  I have seen a lot of concerts in my life, including Rush who I have seen 17 times.

Favorite quote: Better than yesterday”  

Mr. Boyd formerly served as the Director of Reimbursement Services for BAYADA Home Health Care, one of the largest home health agencies in the country with over 300 locations in 22 states. Throughout his nine years at Bayada, Mr. Boyd’s achievements included substantial reductions in Days Sales Outstanding, Days Credit Outstanding, and Bad Debt. He also contributed to numerous operations improvements and reporting procedures. Prior to joining BAYADA, Mr. Boyd worked for over 10 years with Physicians organizations covering many specialties.

As Program Director of Revenue Cycle Outsourcing, Mr. Boyd will guide the development and implementation of reimbursement strategies as well as billing and collections engagements for BlackTree’s home health, hospice, and skilled nursing facility clients.

Mr. Boyd Received his MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).  Mr. Boyd has spoken at many conferences Mr. Boyd has served as the vice chair of the NJ Homecare Association Billing Managers Group and has been on several committees at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 

When Mr. Boyd is not working or spending time with his family He enjoys CrossFit, playing golf and watching his beloved New England professional sport teams.

Charles Breznicky
Clinical Consulting Director
Education: La Salle University, Nursing Administration MBA

Favorite part of my job: Working with various clients to improve their clinical operations, especially developing QAPI programs

Favorite book: Anything by Neil Gaiman

Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Flyers

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I learned to ski when I was 30 by watching a friend, my second time on skis I got lost … on a black diamond … in Park City, UT

Favorite quote: “Nothing really great happens in your comfort zone” Michael Hyatt

Charlie Breznicky Jr. is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience. His prior experience includes serving as a field nurse, Performance Improvement Specialist, Clinical Manager and Health Information Systems Manager.  He is a Clinical Director with BlackTree Healthcare Consulting and has assisted agencies in developing QAPI Programs as well as prepare for recent changes to the Home Health industry such as the Home Health Conditions of Participation and the Patient Driven Groupings Model.

Brian Harris
Consulting Director
Education: Gettysburg College, Bachelor of Science in Economics

Favorite part of my job: Developing the BlackTree team and watching them grow as industry leaders.

One word to describe Brian: Dedicated

Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Favorite book: Long Shots – an inside look at the 2016 NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats

A fun fact people don’t know about me:  I have watched a baseball game at the home stadium of 28 of the 30 MLB teams.

Favorite quote: Anything of great value in life is not given, it is earned.

Brian Harris is a Healthcare Consulting Director at BlackTree Healthcare Consulting. With eight years of consulting experience, Mr. Harris utilizes his revenue cycle expertise to improve operations, reporting, and cash flow for agencies across the country.
Alex Freeman
Director of Business Development
Education: University of Alabama Huntsville

Favorite part of my job: Helping others accomplish the most out of their day through strategic processes and approaches.

One word to describe Alex: Jovial 

Favorite Sports Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

Favorite book: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

A fun fact people don’t know about me: I jumped out of airplanes for a living.

Favorite quote: “Disrupt the negative thoughts that limit your success.”

Mr. Freeman has more than 10 years of business development experience in the home health and hospice industry. Having spent the last four years at a leading hospice-focused DME provider, Alex provides a wealth of post-acute healthcare industry knowledge and relationships to better directional needs at Blacktree. His expertise enables him to continually create customized solutions for clients and support business development efforts by working with clients and internal teams to create new business opportunities. In addition, Alex aligns closely with the sales team to build long term business relationships.

Prior to his post-acute career he was serving in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was deployed overseas to Iraq in 2007.

Alex is married to his wonderful wife, Shea and they currently reside in sweet home (Oxford) Alabama. In his downtime he enjoys traveling the world with his wife and is grateful for all of the veterans and active duty service members.