Corporate Management Team


Tony Mira, Chief Executive Officer

Tony Mira founded a physician practice management company in 1979 and grew the company to become one of the largest in the country.  Based on a vision of offering an end-to-end customizable solution to healthcare organizations, Mr. Mira founded the company now known as MiraMed in 2005 through a number of strategic acquisitions in the healthcare revenue cycle industry. 


Joe Miserendino, Executive Vice President of Sales

Joe Miserendino oversees all sales and sales support functions for MiraMed Global Services, Inc.  With more than 20 years of agency and healthcare industry experience, Mr. Miserendino provides end-to-end revenue cycle management solutions and has been particularly successful with system conversions, AR clean ups, day one billing projects and purchase portfolio. Prior to joining MiraMed in 2005, Mr. Miserendino was Senior Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations for one of the world's largest provider of healthcare receivables management. In addition, Mr. Miserendino was Director of Business Development for two different publicly traded collection agencies. He is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American Association of healthcare Administrative Management.


Lauralea Tanner, Senior Vice President of Global Services

Lauralea Tanner is responsible for expanding our global footprint with channel partner relationships including revenue cycle vendors and consultancies. Ms. Tanner has been in the healthcare industry since 1994 and has held senior-level positions in Sales, Customer Service and Account Management for several national healthcare companies. Her expertise includes new business development, client relationship management, revenue cycle workflow and Medicare cost report consulting. Prior to joining MiraMed, Ms. Tanner was Vice President of Relationship Management for one of the largest revenue cycle solutions companies in the country. From time to time, Ms. Tanner shares her views on maintaining and growing customer relationships on her related blog, and she is also a frequent speaker in both healthcare and non-healthcare venues. Ms. Tanner holds a Bachelorís degree in International Studies and Business Administration from Rhodes College, and she is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Sharon Hughes, Vice President of Coding and Audit Services

Sharon Hughes, MBA, RHIA, CCS, Senior Director of Coding and Audit Services for MiraMed Global Services. Ms. Hughes provides supervision, allocation and management of coding and auditing resources. She develops and implements regular, effective education for compliance requirements, technical education and on-going training programs to ensure compliant and accurate coding of all accounts. Prior to joining MiraMed, Ms. Hughes served as a coding and compliance consultant to several large hospital systems throughout the country. Ms. Hughes holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University, a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Information Management from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and holds the title of Certified Coding Specialist from the American Health Information Management Association.


Sandy Schade, Senior Vice President of Operations, Lombard IL

Sandy Schade serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for MiraMed at its Lombard, Illinois facility. She brings with her years of diverse experience in healthcare recovery management for both 1st and 3rd party product lines. Under her leadership, MiraMed Revenue Group has moved towards its objectives with solid determination and a commitment to serve our clients. Sandy is instrumental in overall growth of the division, focusing on diversifying the client base, as well as increasing productivity and profitability by streamlining customer account flow and introducing the utilization of new technologies. Ms. Schade maintains champion challenger recognition with many of our clients with the clinical, specialty physician and facility arenas. She is an active member of ACA, HFMA, and ICA.


Pat Flanagan, Chief Financial Officer

Pat Flanagan is responsible for the overall financial affairs of MiraMed Global Services, including financial reporting, treasury, taxes and internal control. Mr. Flanagan has been a CFO and CAO at three previous companies and has over 30 years of experience with various organizations, including health care, manufacturing, high-tech, real estate, SEC and others. Mr. Flanagan spent the early part of his career as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Flanagan has an MBA from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.