Fiscal Officers Forum

The Fiscal Officers Forum meets quarterly to assist PAR members’ fiscal officers in understanding state fiscal reporting laws, billing procedures, reimbursement procedures and ever-evolving regulatory issues. This group meets regularly with the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) financial and program directors and provides valuable feedback to the state regarding rules, regulations, program initiatives, and fiscal impacts. While the focus is for fiscal officers, any PAR member is welcome to come.

Chuck Sweeder

Chuck Sweeder, Chair

Vice President, Finance 
Keystone Human Services, Inc.
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Charles (Chuck) Sweeder serves as the Vice President of Finance for Keystone Human Services and the Chief Financial Officer for Keystone Service Systems. In this leadership role, Chuck is responsible for developing financial plans and forecasts to meet the operating and strategic needs of the organization, as well as leading the strategic development and implementation of initiatives in the fiscal operations and internal policy development of Keystone. He also ensures that all reported information and transactions are accurate, efficient and timely.

Chuck brings an extensive background to his leadership role in Keystone Human Services. He began his career in public accounting nearly 20 years ago at Price Waterhouse and has provided financial oversight and management of both large and small corporations locally including Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff and Select Medical. From 2003 to 2010, Chuck served as the Controller for Keystone Human Services where he was responsible for ensuring the organization's compliance with all governmental reporting requirements and internal controls.

Harriger

Bill Harriger

President and Chief Executive Officer 
Verland
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William Harriger currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Verland, a $35-million-dollar service provider. Verland serves 94 Intermediate Care Facility and another 140 residents in 43 group homes in southwestern PA. Formerly, Bill served for five years as the CFO at Erie Homes for Children and Adults. Bill served as part of the provider negotiating team in working with ODP to reach the Settlement Agreement that allowed for a change in ODP's reimbursement methodology, which led to an increase in provider payments exceeding $100 million over the life of the agreement. Bill currently serves on the Chapter 6100 workgroup which is an effort to replace the problematic Chapter 51 regulations. Bill is among 10 individuals serving on the Financial Sub Group of the Chapter 6100 workgroup, working towards a more permanent solution to the annual reimbursement shortfalls that many providers experience given the current reimbursement methodology. Before entering the IDD field, Bill was the owner of Harriger and Associates, a medical billing, administration, and consulting firm to oncology service providers. He is experienced in the administration of medical groups, having served as the Administrative Director/Chief Operating Officer for The Regional Cancer Center in Erie, PA for 14 years.