Executive Team

Janet R. Dees – Chief Executive Officer

  • 25 years experience in Dialysis & Vascular Access Industries
  • Founder & COO – The Kidney Group
  • Developed & established Free-Standing PD & Hemo Centers
  • Owner & president – Independent Renal Associates, Inc.
  • Built and sold small dialysis chain in 2003
  • VIVRA Renal Care – VP, Florida Region
  • Built and managed 48 Dialysis Centers – 1993-1997
  • Previous Board Member – Open Access Miami
  • Implemented Mobile Access Monitoring and Interventions

William Wright – Director of Investor Relations

  • Over 20 years experience in publicly traded companies
  • Successfully developed & managed 3 independent start-up opportunities – $325 million in sales per year
  • 15 years Fortune 500 companies management and experience
  • Multiple site development and management – 440+ employees
  • BS – University of Florida

John L. Murphy – Vice President Finance

  • Over 20 years of financial management experience
  • Expertise in Budgeting, Cash Management and Capital Investment Analysis
  • Expertise in integration of new business acquisitions
  • MBA degree – Adelphi University

Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner- Chief Operating Officer

  • Over 30 years experience in operational and executive management in the health care and financial services industry
  • Operations management in managed health care industry with HealthAmerica and Coventry Corporations
  • Founded, managed, and sold two successful import distribution companies
  • Established and managed medical and insurance consulting agencies in Tampa Bay
  • Certified Public Accountant – State of Tennessee
  • BS – Business & Accounting

Mike Ronau

Mike Ronau - Regional Director Clinical Operations

  • Over 30 years experience in Healthcare
  • 17 years as a Radiology director in various capacities, including oversight of four hospitals imaging services departments
  • System Cutover Executive, Electronic Medical Record project transitioning clinical and revenue hospital information from legacy computer systems to new EMR platform
  • Expertise in Hospital Operations, Physician relations, and vendor management
  • Administrative lead for a multi-million dollar hospital expansion which included bringing on interventional cardiology and Open Heart services
  • MBA degree- Franklin University | BBA degree- Otterbein University | RT(R) (CT) (MR)

Beth Murphy - Director of Revenue Cycle Management

  • Over 17 Years’ experience in Revenue Cycle Management
  • Experience in Hospital Operations including contract negotiations
  • Managed Revenue Cycle for 70 Multispecialty practice’s
  • Consultant for large hospitals on Revenue Cycle on DNFB
  • Certified in Physician Practice Management
  • MHA- - Winston Salem State University


Our executive team’s effectiveness is even more enhanced by the experienced support staff that we have at American Vascular. From medical account managers and AAPC Certified Professional Coders to billing and collections for multi practice physician groups, we cover every facet in the vascular industry, making us a strong support structure for your growing practice.