Introducing Our Emerging Leaders Group!

Emerging Leaders ButtonAre you a rising star in healthcare leadership, eager to connect with peers and receive valuable mentorship? Look no further! Our group offers a dynamic platform for emerging healthcare leaders like you to network, learn, and grow together. By joining, you'll gain access to exclusive mentorship opportunities, forge meaningful connections with fellow leaders, and stay at the forefront of industry trends.

Don't miss this exciting initiative! Sign up and join our vibrant community of Emerging Leaders. Together, let's shape the future of healthcare leadership!

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About the Emerging Leaders Group

The Plan
The new Emerging Leader cohort will meet with a mentor between July – December to discuss practice management and leadership skills. The group will meet a minimum of 4 times with one in-person meeting.

Who are the Emerging Leaders?
NCMGMA’s Emerging Leaders are members of the organization who are newer to the healthcare industry and are interested in developing leadership and management skills for the practice administrator. Emerging Leaders are defined as recent graduates, individuals who are in the early stages within their careers or recently transitioned into leadership roles.

Not an Emerging Leader?
If you are not an Emerging Leader, we still need your help in getting this initiative up and running. Help create a culture of amazing healthcare leaders by encouraging those in your practice who may be a good fit to join and sign up today!

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Inaugural Program Mentor

Matt JohnsonMatt Johnson, MA, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Matt has worked as a clinician and administrator in the healthcare industry for over thirty years. He received his first Master's in Speech-Language Pathology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. After several years as a practicing clinician, he moved into a full-time management role for a large multi-specialty physician group and a community hospital in southeast Ohio. Matt furthered his education with increased administrative responsibilities by receiving his second Master's Degree, a Healthcare MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In June 2014, Matt joined Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc. as the new Chief Administrative Officer for one of the premier physician-owned multi-specialty groups in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since assuming this new role, the group has been instrumental in forming one of the first and largest ACOs in the country.

In 2015, under Matt's leadership, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants was awarded the North Carolina Practice of the Year by the NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA). In 2017, Matt was awarded the NC MGMA Administrator of the Year. Matt has been on the Board of the NC MGMA since 2018 and served as the 2022 President.

Matt prides himself on modeling the characteristics associated with servant leadership. He is committed to people's growth and serving others' needs while acting as a steward that holds an organization's resources in trust for the greater good.


If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders Group, please contact the NCMGMA offices at [email protected].