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Pitchford elected president of MD MGMA board

melissa pitchfordMelissa Pitchford, chief financial officer at Katzen Eye Group, was recently elected president and chair of the Maryland Medical Group Management Association’s Board of Directors. Pitchford will hold this position for 2013. Most recently, Pitchford held the position of secretary/treasurer. In the past, she served as treasurer from 2007-2010 and medical practice director.

In this role, Pitchford will preside at all meetings of the board of directors and the membership. She will be responsible for the general management and direction of the activities of the board and will hold all powers ordinarily exercised by the chair or president of the board.

As CFO at Katzen Eye Group, Pitchford oversees the financial activities of the company and develops the practice’s financial strategy. Prior to joining Katzen Eye Group, Pitchford worked at Timonium-based accounting and consulting firm, Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, P.A, where she worked her way from in-charge accountant to shareholder. Additionally, she served as chair for the medical practice services group of KatzAbosch.

Pitchford is involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, Pitchford has authored several finance-related articles and taught numerous finance-related seminars.

Pitchford earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Salisbury University. She currently resides in New Freedom, Pa.