Russell V. Onken, Administrator
Russell Onken became the Administrator of TRI, P.A., in October of 1994. He has been a hospital administrator and group practice administrator since he graduated with a Masters in Hospital & Health Administration from the University of Iowa in 1984. Mr. Onken was elected to the board of the Greater Kansas City Medical Manager Association (GKCMMA) in 2002, and served as President in 2007. He served several years on the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO), is a member of the Society of Radiation Oncology for Administrators (SROA), is a member of the Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers (AFROC), is a member of the Northland Medical Managers Association, has served on multiple committees with the KC Metro Med, is a member of MGMA - MO, and remaiins a long standing member of the Medical Group Managers Association.
Sue A. Smith, Finance Director
Sue Smith is the Director of Finance and has been with TRI since 1999. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kansas. She came to TRI from CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, a national consulting firm, where she was a Manager in their Health Care Advisory Services division. Sue has 29 years of health care finance experience and is a member of the national Medical Group Management Association, the Greater Kansas City Medical Managers and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Sue is in charge of the financial operations of the practice, including all billing and accounting functions.
Patty L. Koepke, Executive Assistant
Patty joined TRI in April of 2012 as the Executive Assistant. She will also be the privacy officer overseeing the monitoring and enforcement of HIPAA regulations. She came to TRI from Gentiva Health Services, America's home health and hospice leader, where she was a security administrator. Patty has over 30 years of experience in administrative support, customer service and Information Technology. Her organizational memberships include Greater Kansas City Missouri Association of Medial Staff Services (GKCMoAMSS). She is also the council secretary for Overland Park Lutheran Church.