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Mary E. Hamilton

Chief Financial Officer
Mary Hamilton is the Chief Financial Officer for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. In this role, she oversees the organization’s finances, financial reporting and operational strategic planning.

Hamilton joined Cardinal Innovations in November 2018. She has over 25 years of financial management experience. Prior to joining Cardinal Innovations, she served as Corporate Vice President and Plan CFO of Magellan Complete Care (MCC) Louisiana and Florida. MCC is the comprehensive healthcare division of Magellan, Inc., specializing in Medicare and Medicaid sponsored plans and it currently operating in eight states including Louisiana and Florida. Hamilton was accountable for the overall financial management of Magellan Complete Care of Florida (MCC FL), a $2.5 billion contract with the State of Florida managing a complex, specialty Severe Mental Illness (SMI) population in a comprehensive Medicaid health.

Before that, Hamilton worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as Director of Finance/Supply Chain Management, which involved automating antiquated payable systems and improving drive operational efficiencies.

A 1993 graduate of Southern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Hamilton went on to earn her Executive Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 2010. She became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1994 and is licensed with the Louisiana State Board of CPAs.

She served as an Adjunct Professor in Tulane University’s Master of Public Health Program since 2014, teaching Healthcare Market Analysis. She also has been a guest lecturer at Louisiana State University’s Executive MBA Program since 2017.

Hamilton is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and served as the AICPA Industry Conference Committee Chairperson from 2006 to 2007. She is also a member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs and board member on the Louisiana Minority Business Council and, as Chairperson, led the Council through a four-state Council merger covering the Gulf Coast. Hamilton was recognized with the Council’s Excellence in Leadership award and Louisiana State University’s “MLK Unsung Hero” award for her work in Supplier Diversity.

In addition, Hamilton volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul homeless shelters where she prepares home-cooked meals for the residents.
 
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