DECO Recovery Management Leadership
Godlee Davis currently oversees all operations for DECO Recovery Management, LLC a premier Eligibility vendor. Ms. Davis has 15 plus years of experience with Social Security Disability Advocacy.
As a previous employee of the Social Security Administration, she is familiar with the inner workings of the disability determination process from initial filing to representation at hearings before administrative law judges and beyond. Her formal education was received at The Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, MD.
As a current member or the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR) and former member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), she has attended numerous conferences designed particularly for Social Security Disability Advocacy.
Ms. Davis has over 4 years experience with the Disability Entitlement Advocacy Program (DEAP) of Maryland which provided advocacy for Maryland’s indigent population.
Ms. Davis also participated in the Review and Analysis of Maryland’s Medicaid Disability Determination Process along with representatives of Legal Aid, AARP, DHMH, and DHR which was responsible for the 2005 revisions of the Forms 402B Medical Report and 4204 Social Data form.
Ms. Davis is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR), a designation reserved for distinguished Disability Advocacy professionals. Ms. Davis has been successful in obtaining disability benefits for thousands of applicants and has represented clients in several states including MD, DC, VA, DE, PA,GA, IL, IN, LA, RI, SC, and TX to name a few.
Ms. Davis is an active member of the Maryland chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) and has been a speaker/presenter at many local and national conferences. She has played an intricate role in social advocacy for communities and endeavors to improve the quality of life for underprivileged residents.
Andrew Foland has over 19 years of experience working in the Healthcare Industry. Mr. Foland holds a Bachelors degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland. Mr. Foland has served in a number of capacities over his professional career. Mr. Foland worked as a patient advocate specializing in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
As a component of this specialty Mr. Foland worked to assist his clients with attaining various eligibility benefits as well as advocating for disability benefits for his clients. This experience provided a broad understanding of the challenges that present themselves in the Eligibility Services industry which has been invaluable. Mr. Foland then transitioned to Information Technology in Healthcare.
After transitioning to Information Technology, Mr. Foland was employed by the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC), the Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland and the District of Columbia. While employed with DFMC, Mr. Foland administered numerous Healthcare specific systems including direct responsibility for administering network nodes for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Mr. Foland was also an integral part of the corporate re-organization at DFMC, reviewing and directing all quality improvement efforts within organization to ensure the alignment of individual projects with the corporate mission, vision, and values as outlined in the Baldrige Criteria.
Delmarva subsequently won the U.S. Senate Productivity Award, Maryland’s Baldrige Criteria award for corporate excellence, becoming the first organization in the 23-year history of the award program to win the top-level award upon first application.
Mr. Foland was then brought over to DECO Recovery Management 8 years ago. Mr. Foland has transitioned into a strategic leadership role with DECO utilizing his background as an integral part of the executive leadership team to grow DECO into one of the premier eligibility service providers in the country. Mr. Foland continues to add to and draw upon his diverse business background while working to make DECO a leading company in the Eligibility Services industry.
Mr. Foland was the Navigator Assistant Program Director for the Federal Navigator effort in South Carolina, where DECO had the Federal Navigator duties for all 46 counties in the state. As such Mr. Foland provided the on the ground leadership and oversight for the Navigator initiative that resulted in over 118,000 individuals gaining health care coverage through the federal Marketplace during the initial open enrollment period.
Mr. Foland also provided leadership over DECO’s efforts as Certified Application Counselors in 8 other states and the District of Columbia.
Pete Ash currently oversees client services and sales for DECO. Pete has an extensive and successful background in the HealthCare industry that spans more than 25 years. Pete’s expertise encompasses operations management, client relations and development of eligibility policy and procedure. He has successfully managed Medical Assistance eligibility operations in numerous geographies including but not limited to DC, FL, MD, NJ, PA, and VA.
Pete has successfully advocated “on the hill” on behalf of hospitals and is intimately involved with state Health and Human Services departments to ensure effective communication and mutually beneficial working relationship. Pete served for 4 years as Vice President, 4 years as President and 2 years as Chairman of the Board of the National Area Chapter of AAHAM. In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland chapter for more than 12 years.
With his affiliations in the other geographical areas, he serves on numerous committees promoting healthcare advocacy. Pete is the conduit between various association in the Mid-Atlantic region bringing speakers and expertise to the varying chapters. In addition, he has taken on the role of mentoring new and young professionals to assist in their success as patient access and revenue cycle professionals
Pete is sought out for his industry knowledge, creativity, guidance, and is known for his straight forward approach, contacts and his inclusiveness. Though not a requirement of his job, Pete took and passed the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist Institutional exam. Due to this, he has an intimate knowledge of the needs of our client hospitals and the requirement for continued education as the healthcare industry ever changes.