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Tim VanLaan 2017

Timothy VanLaan, CHBC, EA

 
Service Areas:  Tax & Accounting Services, Practice Merger & Acquisition Support, Business Planning & Assessment, Income Splitting Assistance
 

Tim has been with GMG since 1999. He worked part time while attending Cornerstone University. Upon completion of his Bachelors of Science degree, majoring in Accounting, he became a full-time accountant and consultant.

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In 2007 he became a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant and an Enrolled Agent in 2014.  Currently, he is an owner and serves as the treasurer for the company.  His responsibilities include client services, business advisory and consulting services to physicians and medical group practices.  Tim’s tax expertise provides clients with business and personal tax preparation, planning and annual review.
Tim enjoys playing and watching sporting events.  He plays on a softball team during the summer.  He really enjoys coaching his children in the sports that they participate in.
Tim is married to Lisa and has four children, Levi, Samuel, Noelle and Asher

 

In 2007 he became a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant and an Enrolled Agent in 2014. Currently, he is an owner and serves as the treasurer for the company. His responsibilities include client services, business advisory and consulting services to physicians and medical group practices. Tim’s tax expertise provides clients with business and personal tax preparation, planning and annual review.

Tim enjoys playing and watching sporting events. He plays on a softball team during the summer. He really enjoys coaching his children in the sports that they participate in. Tim is married to Lisa and has four children, Levi, Samuel, Noelle and Asher.

Cindi TimmerWalker

 
Service Area: Practice Management
 

Cindi is a health care management consultant and partner at Grand Management Group. She received her Associates degree in Business Administration from Grand Rapids Community College. Cindi joined Grand Management Group in 1998. She brings a wealth of medical billing experience to the team.

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Cindi’s experience includes setting up new practices as well as managing both primary care and specialty offices. Her areas of specialty include practice development and efficiency, new practice start-ups, human resource management, billing and HIPAA compliance, efficiencies in EHR utilization, policy and procedure development and implementation, accounts receivable management and insurance contracting.  

Cindi grew up in Grand Rapids. She and her husband Alan enjoy spending time outdoors in the summer hiking, biking and enjoying the lake. 

Sue Maddox

Sue Maddox

 
Service Areas: Tax and Accounting Services, Payroll & Payables and Customer Service
 

Sue is one of the original members of GMG. She has over 40 years of experience in accounting, tax and administrative work.

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Sue lives in Walker with her husband Bob and enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Kathy Cihacz

 
Service Areas: Tax and Accounting Services, Payroll and Payables
 

Kathy joined the accounting staff team at Grand Management Group in November 2017. She graduated from Muskegon Community College with her Associates Degree in Business and has worked for over 25 years in the area of finance in the manufacturing industry. Kathy’s experience includes accounting, accounts payable and receivables and departmental budgets.

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Kathy enjoys canning and pickling a variety of foods. She and her husband Pat enjoy kayaking and camping during Michigan summers. Kathy and Pat have 2 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren, who they love to spend time with.

Rebekah Cullen

 
Service Areas:  Tax & Accounting Services, Payroll and Payable
 

Rebekah joined the accounting staff team at Grand Management Group in November of 2017. Rebekah graduated from Grand Valley State University in December of 2014 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. After graduating she worked at a small public accounting firm for two years specializing in tax, audit, and accounting.

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In her free time, she loves everything outdoors especially backpacking. She also enjoys crocheting and sewing.

Shawn Elmer

Shawn Elmer

 
Service Area: Retirement Plan and Benefits Administration
 

Shawn graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Business Administration/Marketing. After college, Shawn worked for seven plus years in the banking industry as a project manager on the mortgage acquisition and sales team. Shawn then went on to work the next three years as an Inventory Control Analyst. He joined Grand Management Group in 2004 as an administrator of retirement plans.

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Shawn loves playing sports and currently plays softball, soccer and volleyball throughout the year. Shawn grew up overseas, but still considers himself to be a native of Grand Rapids. Due to his upbringing, Shawn has an ingrown passion for traveling internationally and does so with his wife any opportunity he can.

Joe VanLaan

Joe VanLaan, EA

 
Service Areas: Tax and Accounting Services, Payroll and Payables
 

Joe started with Grand Management Group in August of 2005 as an intern, while pursuing his degree at Grand Valley State University. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Accounting in December 2006, he was hired as a full-time accountant.

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Joe earned his Enrolled Agent credential in 2014, and assists clients with any accounting, payroll, or tax needs they may have.  He has previously served on the board of the West Michigan Dental Foundation and has experience with non-profits.
Joe grew up in the Grand Rapids area and currently lives in Hudsonville with his wife Stacey, daughter Eloise and son Atticus.  He enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with his family.

Joe earned his Enrolled Agent credential in 2014, and assists clients with any accounting, payroll, or tax needs they may have. He has previously served on the board of the West Michigan Dental Foundation and has experience with non-profits.

Joe grew up in the Grand Rapids area and currently lives in Hudsonville with his wife Stacey, daughter Eloise and son Atticus. He enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with his family.

Lorie Stewart, CMPE

 
Service Area: Practice Management
 

Lorie is a seasoned senior manager and leader. Lorie received her bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University where she majored in business with a minor in education. She joined Grand Management Group in March of 2016. Lorie brings a wealth of medical practice, leadership and marketing experience to the team. Her skills range from initial set up of newly forming offices, managing vibrant fast paced growing practices, working as the liaison between private practice and hospital systems, maintaining moral during acquisitions, and employee development and marketing.

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Her 25+ years includes working in hospital settings, primary care, physical therapy, specialty offices (audiology, urology and pain management), higher education, marketing, along with real estate and land development. 
Lorie has been active in MGMA and MiMGMA, serving on the board of director’s as chair for the TechNet committee. She has a passion as a lifelong learner, adding the designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE).  Lorie completed the final requirements established by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) in June of 2016.
In her spare time, Lorie and her husband enjoy collecting mid-century modern items and furniture, music, and spending time with their two married children.  You can also find Lorie on long walks with her dog, at the gym, cooking or up north at the cabin.

Her 25+ years includes working in hospital settings, primary care, physical therapy, specialty offices (audiology, urology and pain management), higher education, marketing, along with real estate and land development. 

Lorie has been active in MGMA and MiMGMA, serving on the board of director’s as chair for the TechNet committee. She has a passion as a lifelong learner, adding the designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). Lorie completed the final requirements established by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) in June of 2016.

In her spare time, Lorie and her husband enjoy collecting mid-century modern items and furniture, music, and spending time with their two married children. You can also find Lorie on long walks with her dog, at the gym, cooking or up north at the cabin.

Nicole Garbacik

 
Service Areas:  Practice Management Assistant and Customer Service
 

Nicole joined Grand Management Group in January of 2018. She supports the practice management consultants, accountants and clients as well as managing all aspects of provider credentialing. 
Nicole obtained her Associates degree in Applied Science and graduated from Ferris State University with her Bachelor degree in Healthcare Business Administration in 2012.  Nicole has been working in direct patient care as a Certified Nurse Assistant since 2013 and has a passion for helping others.

Nicole joined Grand Management Group in January of 2018. She supports the practice management consultants, accountants and clients as well as managing all aspects of provider credentialing. 

Nicole obtained her Associates degree in Applied Science and graduated from Ferris State University with her Bachelor degree in Healthcare Business Administration in 2012. Nicole has been working in direct patient care as a Certified Nurse Assistant since 2013 and has a passion for helping others.

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Nicole grew up in the Grand Rapids area. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, camping, kayaking, playing euchre, watching sports and running. Nicole has four siblings and a niece and a nephew, Samantha and Lucas, that she absolutely adores and loves spending time with.

News & Notices

Changes to Itemized Deductions

The standard deductions are $24,000 for married couples filing a joint return, $12,000 for single filers and $18,000 for head of household. People age 65 or older filers who are blind get an additional $1,300 per person and $1,600 is unmarried. 

Sneaky Wash- Sale Rule

The wash- sale rule prohibits taking a capital loss write- off if you purchase substantially identical securities within 30 days before or after a sale. 

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