Vice President of Business Development
Melissa Johnson is the Vice President of Business Development at ComforceHealth. In this role, she is responsible for performance management of the sales team as well as development and execution of strategic sales plans, target strategies, and account assignment. She monitors customer, market, and competitor activity and also works closely with the marketing function to establish successful support, channel, and partner programs.
Melissa has 14 years of progressively responsible experience in business development, 9 of which has been spent specifically centered around being a trusted partner and advisor to healthcare organizations in the areas of HIM and the Revenue Cycle.
Prior to joining the ComforceHealth team, Melissa was the Vice President of Strategic Business Development at himagine solutions where her responsibilities included securing major new business and developing large, high‐profile strategic accounts. Before himagine solutions, Melissa was a Regional Sales Vice President, Southeast, at Precyse.
Melissa has successfully developed more than 50 enterprise‐wide health system partnerships with high levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida and is a member FHIMA, HFMA, and the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE.
Tanai S. Nelson, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, AHIMA-
approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Manager of Education Services
Tanai S. Nelson is the Manager of Education Services for ComforceHealth. In this role, she leads the educational development for the organization’s domestic and global workforce. Collaborating with other service lines, such as Delivery and Quality, to determine continuing education needs, she oversees the execution of strategic educational
requirements by managing best practices while maintaining compliance, integrity, quality, and premier service for internal and external clients.
Tanai is a known industry leader and has over 20 years of Health Information Management (HIM) experience in both facility inpatient and outpatient services. She is a solutions-driven HIM and coding subject matter expert (SME), using her extensive experience in MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs, ICD and CPT code assignment, auditing, education and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) to position clients for mid revenue cycle success. She has proven abilities to manage complex workloads and challenging projects from inception through development.
Tanai earned her Bachelor of Science in HIM from Weber State University in Ogden, UT, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to joining ComforceHealth, her continued passion for coding afforded her the opportunity to serve in various consulting roles leveraging her expertise to mentor new coders as well as provide continuing education to seasoned professionals. Serving as the liaison between coding and CDI teams, Tanai successfully contributed to improved quality service and strong bottom-lines as the result of complete and compliant coding.
Over her professional career she has presented on coding and HIM-related issues, authored articles, and operated as a technical advisor for AHIMA coding publications. She has also served as a coding educator for HIM programs at Colorado Technical University.