Thomas Nantais

Chief Operating Officer
Henry Ford Medical Group

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Thomas Nantais has been with the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) for 27 years and is presently the Chief Operating Officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG), one of the nation's largest medical groups. His responsibilities includes the administrative management of the Medical Group's $750,000,000 operating budget, covering 26 ambulatory sites and 4,000 FTEs, including the 1,100 employed physicians who provide service in over 40 medical and surgical specialties. In addition, Nantais administers the Group's physician compensation programs. He is a member of several key HFHS leadership committees, including the CEO Forum, Strategy Execution Team and System Quality Forum, and also holds an ex-officio position on the HFMG Board of Governors.

Before being appointed HFMG COO in August 2005, Nantais was the medical group's CFO for 12 years. His previous HFHS positions include Assistant Vice-President of Corporate Finance, where he was responsible for business plan development and merger/acquisition analysis, and numerous other financial management positions.

Nantais worked in the insurance industry prior to joining Henry Ford Health System. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Wayne State University in 1978 and 1982, respectively, and was also a member of the Wayne State University baseball team from 1975-1977. He has been an Adjunct Finance Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the past 18 years and has conducted numerous workshops at many national meetings and conferences, covering areas such as Physician Compensation, System Integration and Healthcare Financial Management.

Currently, Nantais is a board member of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, a not-for-profit company focusing on educating companies on key issues around diversity.