Support Management Vice Presidents at Acadian are responsible for the operations of their respective divisions, departments, and/or regions.
Vice Presidents: Vice President of Finance | Vice President/Controller | Vice President of Human Resources | Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs | Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing | Vice President of Fleet Maintenance | Vice President of Client Services
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Vice President of Finance: Timothy Burke
Timothy J. Burke, vice president of finance, oversees many aspects of Acadian's financial systems, including financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, contract analysis, regulatory reporting, acquisitions, debt compliance, and financial metrics/ratio analysis. Tim joined Acadian in 2003 after spending seventeen years at a major urban medical center, where he worked in many financial capacities. Tim holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola University and a master's degree from the University of New Orleans. He is a CPA and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Vice President/Controller: Gregory Hill
Gregory Hill, vice president and controller, joined Acadian's Accounting Department in 1986 as a staff accountant following his graduation from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Throughout his 23 years of service, he has held the positions of accounting supervisor and accounting manager before moving into his current position of vice president/controller in 2006. He has worked with numerous school, civic, and religious organizations and is currently serving as a troop committee member and institutional representative for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 19.
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Vice President of Human Resources: Joe Lightfoot
Joe Lightfoot, vice president of human resources, joined Acadian in May 2001. He has responsibility for compliance with all labor and employment law matters, recruitment and selection, salary and benefits administration, employee record-keeping, and employee relations. Prior to 2001, Joe spent ten years in the hospital industry, serving as administrative director of human resources and then director of human resources. Joe is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the Acadiana United Way. He has served on the Explorer Post 108 Council and the board of directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Central Missouri.
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Senior Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs: Allyson Pharr
Allyson Pharr, general counsel and senior vice president of Legal, Risk Management, and Safety, joined Acadian in 2001 as associate general counsel and was promoted to her current position in 2006. Allyson received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1990 and her juris doctorate in law from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, in May of 1993. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and Louisiana and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
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Vice President of Fleet Maintenance and Materials Management: Bill Vidacovich
Bill Vidacovich has been the vice president of fleet maintenance and materials management of Acadian Ambulance Service since 1976 and employed by the company since 1973. He provides direction for all vehicle maintenance operations both in-house as well as those activities that are outsourced.Bill served in the United States Marine Corps until being honorably discharged in November of 1969. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in science. Bill is also very involved in community programs. He is vice president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, committee member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and speaks to national audiences on subjects related to EMS fleet maintenance.
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Vice President of Client Services: Asbel MontesAsbel Montes, vice president of client services, began his employment with Acadian in May 2009. He oversees Acadian's revenue cycle management, contract management, and business office process improvements. Asbel has an associate's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Asbel is a member of the American Ambulance Association and currently sits on its board of directors. He has also served on their Reimbursement Task Force.