Executive Team

 W. Bruce Knight

W. Bruce Knight

Founder and CEO

Knight is the founded Advomas in 1986. He has a B.S. in Political Science from DePauw University and J.D. from Wayne State University. He has practiced law for more than 40 years with a focus on healthcare claims resolution.

 Jennifer Rakolta

Jennifer Rakolta

President

Rakolta is continuing her father’s legacy, tirelessly advocating for people in need of healthcare funding. She joined Advomas in 2009 after a successful career in international trade and manufacturing. Prior to her presidential position, she led several departments, including sales and marketing. Mrs. Rakolta holds a B.A. in Psychology and History from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her MBA.

 Cheryl Korpela

Cheryl Korpela

Chief Administrative Officer

Korpela has been an integral part of the Advomas team since 1988 and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her time as a caseworker for the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) gave her an unsurpassed understanding of how Medicaid and other government programs operate. She is essential in maintaining the standards for which Advomas is known.

 Penni Roberts

Penni Roberts

Vice President of Human Resources

Roberts has spent over 25 years in public and private sector leadership roles. She is proficient in virtually every HR and Finance function. Her energy and efficiency drive our daily operations. She holds a degree in Business Management and regularly volunteers in a variety of community outreach programs in Southeast Michigan and Northeast Ohio.

 Marco Benitez

Marco Benitez

Vice President of Operations

Benitez has been with Advomas since 1998, previously serving as Director of Education. He has an intricate understanding of Medicaid programs, complex 3rd party payer resolution, and denial management. He has a degree in Business Administration and more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry.

 Jon Mills

Jon Mills

Vice President of Field Operations

Mills has been with Advomas since 2006 and is an expert in Medicaid policy, complex 3rd party payers, and denial management. Mills previously held the Director of Patient Services position, working directly with Advomas on-site Eligibility Specialists at numerous client locations across Michigan. Jon played an integral role leading the implementation of Advomas’ highly successful ER service. He holds a degree in Finance from Oakland University.

 Donna Resseguie

Donna Resseguie

Director of Commercial Insurance & MVA

Donna has been with ADVOMAS® since 2009 specializing in complex payer resolution. She is an industry expert in claim payments as well as handling eligibility issues that hospitals may face. She has extensive knowledge about MVA, Cobra, TPL, Medicare and Medicare MSP, COB, VA and Workman’s Compensation claims.

 Patrick Pokorzynski

Patrick Pokorzynski

Director of Education

Patrick joined ADVOMAS® in 2008 and has acquired diverse experience in Medicaid, Medicaid Policy and Medicaid appeals. Pat has been an appeals specialist with ADVOMAS® and is also responsible for training of new employees and holding routine training sessions for all of staff to keep them abreast of MDHHS policy. He currently also manages are community partnership with MDHHS.

 Steve Laseke

Steve Laseke

Director of Patient Services

Steve has been with Advomas since 1997. Steve has 21 years of Medicaid experience and has extensive knowledge with Medicaid policy and procedures. Steve has a B.A. in Communications from Oakland University. He has experience working with multiple hospital EMRs such as Epic, OnTrac, Star as well as CHAMPS and MIHP.

 Darnell Thompson

Darnell Thompson

Director of Patient Services

Darnell has been with Advomas for 12 years. He is an expert with the Presumptive Eligibility program through MDHHS. He has extensive knowledge of Medicaid eligibility and experience in facilitating client engagement as well as providing detailed analysis on monthly reporting. Darnell holds a BSW from Michigan State University.

 Anthony Caravona

Anthony Caravona

Director of Patient Services

Anthony has been an employee of Advomas since 2009 and is currently serving as the Director of Patient Services. He played a key role in expansion and implementation of our ER patient screening service line. Caravona has 9 years’ experience working in Epic and Paragon.

 Stacy Gilbert

Stacy Gilbert

Director of Client Services

Gilbert joined Advomas in 2006 in an entry level clerical position. Following several advancements she served as the Support Services Director for 7 years. During this time Gilbert gained experience with numerous hospital systems such as EPIC, Meditech & Paragon. Gilbert is excited to take on her new role as the Director of Client Relations where she will work to strengthen the relationship with Advomas clients and ensure our clients and the patients we serve receive excellent customer service and results.