City Resident Named To Health Care Organization Board
The Central PA Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association has welcomed Tamara Dickey as a new member of its board.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of HFMA is comprised of more than 600 members from many different industries and this opens several opportunities for our youth and young adults within this community.
Dickey is a former Jamestown City Council member representing Ward 3, the first black woman to win the seat, but resigned the position due to career obligations and traveling requirements in 2014.
Dickey and her husband, Clyde, have remained active in the Jamestown community, even when she was traveling and living out of the area. Dickey is a senior director of revenue management at Geisinger Health System, works hybrid in Jamestown and will serve on the Central PA Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association for a two-year term.
Throughout Dickey’s 28 years as a revenue and finance leader for organizations, such as SLHS, Firstsource Global Solutions, UPMC, Catholic Health and Duke University Health System, she has made significant professional finance contributions within the healthcare financial industry. Dickey said she has positively impacted insurance-payer relations and appeals within the healthcare revenue space. She is often involved in insurance relation forums and insurance appeal operations. Dickey continues to build national payer relationships in her current and previous professional leadership roles. She is also a professional mentor to several youth and young adults who desire entrance into healthcare careers. She remains a voting member of the Geisinger Research Clinical Trials Compliance Committee.
Dickey has a bachelor’s degree in economics and will complete her health care MBA from the University of Scranton in 2023, where she currently holds a 3.75 GPA. Dickey said she is committed to enhancing the educational and social programs for the national healthcare industry.
Tamara is from the prominent Macklin family in North Carolina and publicly honors her ancestors for affording her a quality education and spiritual leadership. She is married to longtime Jamestown resident, Clyde W. Dickey, a Cummins Engine retiree. Locally, Tamara Dickey was the first black finance department director at UPMC Chautauqua-WCA, hired in 2001. She has supported the Healing Word Ministries in Jamestown. From her childhood, she remains a financial supporter of The Save the Children Foundation-USA along with The Peacemakers, a non-profit organization based in Rocky Mount, N.C.
The Dickeys have two adult children, three granddaughters and one grandson.