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OUR TEAM

Our team of dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants provides the best emergency medical care to each and every patient.  We invite you to learn more about the MAEP's Leadership Team.

Tim Harvey, MD
President, Mid-America Emergency Physicians
Medical Director, Memorial Medical Center


Tim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed residency in emergency medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is ABEM board certified. Tim began his career with Mid-America in 2003 and currently serves as Chair of the Emergency Medicine Department at Memorial Medical Center.

Matt Johnston, MD
Vice President, Mid-America Emergency Physicians
Regional Director, Memorial Medical Center Emergency Medical Services

Matt earned a degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed residency in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. Matt is ABEM board certified and has been a member of the Mid-America team since 2003.

Charles Reeve, DO
Medical Director and EMS Director, Passavant Area Hopsital Emergency Department

Charles received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of UNT-HSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed a residency in emergency medicine at SIU School of Medicine, Springfield.  Charles is ABEM board certified and began his career with Mid-America in 2012.

Ted Clark, MD MPP
Medical Director, Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (8/1/2017)

Ted is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (MD) and Duke University (MPP). He completed residency at Indiana University in 2009, served as an IU Chief Resident, and is ABEM board certified.  Ted worked for 4 years as the Assistant Program Director with the SIU Emergency Medicine Residency and has been with Mid-America since 2013.

Richard Jeisy, MD
Medical Director, Taylorville Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

Rich graduated from and completed his residency at SIU School of Medicine.  He began his career with Mid-American Emergency Physicians in 2013 and became medical director in 2015.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Matt Albrecht, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

Matt graduated from and completed his residency at the SIU School of Medicine.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.  Matt began his career with Mid-American Emergency Physicians in 2015.

Sumesh (Jimmy) Jain, MD
Medical Director, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

Jimmy graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. Dr. Jain joined Mid-America soon after graduating in 2014. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.





MIDLEVEL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Blair Patterson, FNP
Director of Operations, Midlevel Program

Blair holds both an B.S.N and an MSN from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has been with Mid-America since 2008.

Susan Willer, FNP                                                            Assistant Director, Midlevel Program

Susan is a graduate of the University of St. Francis in Joliet. She is a nurse practitioner who assists with the scheduling of midlevels, as well as new midlevel orientation and education. Susan joined Mid-America in 2015.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Cheryl Schleyhahn
Executive Assistant

Cheryl Schleyhahn is the Executive Assistant to the Mid-America Physicians and Midlevels. She has worked with the organization since 2008, and has over 15 years of experience in health care office management. Cheryl’s responsibilities to MAEP's include human resources, credentialing coordinator, and she acts as the initial contact for employment inquiries, etc.  She works directly with the Medical Directors and is the assistant to Dr. Tim Harvey. Cheryl attended Lincoln Land Community College, and received her Medical Office Management Certification in 1999.

Lori Eastham
Office Coordinator

Lori received her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in human relations and healthcare management.

Lori joined Mid-America in 2015, bringing 20 years of healthcare business experience.  Her responsibilities include management of the physicians’ schedule, recruiting, and human resources.

Rebecca Berberet
EMBA, Business Manager

Becky received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University where she completed her BS in Business Administration and Accounting minor.  She later completed the Executive MBA at the University of Illinois—Champaign.  Becky has been with Mid-America since 2012 and her professional career has focused primarily in healthcare finance and operations.  As a business manager, her responsibilities include recruiting, benefits, contracting, budgeting, and financial management.


Tina Newingham
Office Assistant

Tina joined Mid-America Emergency Physicians in 2016.  Her responsibilities include maintaining certifications, CME, licenses, and other facility requirements.  In addition, Tina does routine administrative reporting and payroll for the group, assists with orientation, as well as maintains the employee benefit portal and MEDS website. Tina is currently pursuing degrees in both Office Support Specialist and Criminal Justice at Lincoln Land Community College.


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