Rita Liss has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will replace Tanya Sharp as Tanya transitions into Chief Executive Officer (CEO) upon Victor Lee retires July 1, 2017.
Rita joined Boone County Health Center (BCHC) in 1987 as the Business Office Manager. She was responsible for managing BCHC finances as well as performing several Human Resources and Payroll tasks.
As BCHC grew over the years, Rita brought on current members of the administrative team to fulfill the growing Payroll and Human Resource needs. This allowed her to focus primarily on the BCHC financial services operations.
In 2005, Rita was promoted to Senior Staff Accountant, taking on the coordination of audit procedures, gathering of benchmark data, and the creation of monthly and quarterly reports. She also began assisting the CFO in the yearly budget preparations.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Rita’s expert knowledge of the Health Center’s finances,” said current CFO Tanya Sharp. “She has been key in managing things behind the scenes. In her new role as CFO, now Rita will have the opportunity to oversee BCHC finances on the front end.”
Rita received her Diploma of Professional Accounting from the Lincoln School of Commerce. She is a 2013 graduate of the Nebraska Hospital Association’s Leadership Institute and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Healthcare Management Systems users group.
“The Health Center is a great place to work, and I’m excited for the chance to serve as CFO,” Rita said. “Many of the tasks will be similar to what I’ve already been doing for years. It feels like a natural transition for me, and I’m excited and eager for this new chance to serve the Health Center.” Rita will begin her new role as CFO July 1, 2017.