Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has appointed Rita Liss new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Liss will replace Tanya Sharp who will transition to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as Victor Lee retires.
The changes are to take place July 1, 2017.
Liss joined BCHC in 1987, serving as business office manager. She was responsible for managing BCHC finances as well as performing several human resources and payroll tasks. As BCHC saw tremendous growth over the years, Liss brought on current members of the administrative team to fulfill the growing payroll and human resources needs. This allowed her to focus primarily on the BCHC financial services operations.
In 2005, Liss was promoted to senior staff accountant, taking on the coordination of audit procedures, gathering of benchmark data, and the creation of monthly and quarterly reports. She also began assisting the CFO in the yearly budget preparations.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Rita’s expert knowledge of the Health Center’s finances,” said current CFO Tanya Sharp. “She has been key in managing things behind the scenes. In her new role as CFO, Rita will have the opportunity to oversee BCHC finances on the front end.”
Liss received her diploma of Professional Accounting from the Lincoln School of Commerce. She is a 2013 graduate of the Nebraska Hospital Association’s Leadership Institute and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Healthcare Management Systems users group.
“The health center is a great place to work, and I’m excited for the chance to serve as CFO,” Liss said. “Many of the tasks will be similar to what I’ve already been doing for years. It feels like a natural transition for me, and I’m excited and eager for this new chance to serve the health center.”