The Hardenbergh Group is centered on building relationships and establishing a foundation of trust with our clients and workforce. Judy is a Medical Services Professional (MSP) with over 25 years of experience. She has worked with hospital administrators, medical staff leaders, and MSPs in hospitals, health systems, CVOs, health plans, medical groups, and networks across the United States. Her expertise in medical staff services, credentialing, and provider enrollment gives her deep understanding and insight to help support our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. Her focus is on successfully placing the right MSP, or MSP team, on each project.
Prior to joining The Hardenbergh Group in 2008, Judy worked as an Independent MSP contractor for nearly nine years, completing a wide variety of assignments throughout the United States, which provided invaluable experience that she can share with our clients and contractors. While in the field, Judy worked on developing centralized credentialing operations for major health systems, restructuring medical staff services departments, promoting process improvement and credentialing initiatives, and helping clients obtain their goal of creating effective strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory mandates. Her experience as a MSP has also afforded her opportunities to help educate, train, coach, and mentor other MSPs.
Judy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Organization Administration, her Master’s in Administration-Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Central Michigan University.
Donna oversees Hardenbergh's day-to-day business operations and is primarily responsible for attracting, retaining, and working with our Medical Services Professionals and supporting our client needs. She joined the firm in 2008 to help with internal processes and business initiatives supporting the firm's business growth. Since that time, Donna has been involved in or worked directly in every functional area of our business. She values and finds the people side of her role the most enjoyable and enriching. Donna brings more than 20 years of project, training and workforce management experience within both small and Fortune 500 organizations. Donna holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Business Administration.
In her spare time, Donna most enjoys spending time with her friends and family and it is always a bonus when that can be coupled with doing something fun and exciting while checking off the places on her travel bucket list.
Justin prides himself on being honest, passionate, and personable. He enjoys helping people and organizations achieve their goals while building long-lasting relationships in the process. Justin earned his Bachelor of Marketing from Saint Vincent College, where he played Division III football. He now enjoys his free time with his wife Alexandra and their two young boys in Nashville, TN.
Lisa Velasco joined The Hardenbergh Group in 2020 as Director of Professional Services. She brings nearly 30 years of experience with hospitals and managed care organizations, accreditation and regulatory standards, healthcare law, credentialing and privileging, start-up operations, mergers and acquisitions, physician relations, recruitment, and practitioner wellness. In addition, she has been both a Hardenbergh client and worked with Hardenbergh as an Independent Contractor.
Prior to joining Hardenbergh, Lisa served as the System Director of Physician Services at NCH Healthcare System where she successfully developed and implemented the professional practice evaluation process as well as an online credentialing and privileging process, while also maintaining compliance for regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies for the NCH Healthcare System Medical Staff Office, NCHMD, Inc. CVO, and Southwest Florida Physician’s Association. Lisa received the Quality Award in 2018 for reducing the turn-around time for processing applications and improving efficiencies and was recognized for best practice by The Joint Commission in 2019 for her online survey process.
Before NCH, Lisa served as the Corporate Credentialing Project Manager for Baptist Health South Florida, the Manager of Medical Staff Services and Graduate Medical Education for West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and the Director of the Corporate Credentialing Office for Jackson Health System.
Lisa maintains her Certified Professional Medical Staff Services Management (CPMSM) and Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) status. She completed the NAMSS Leadership Certificate Program in 2018, has served on the NAMSS Certification Commission and Ethics Committee, and has served in leadership roles on the local, state, and national level. Lisa is also a licensed physical therapist assistant and a certified health coach