Senior Reimbursement Consultant

Educated at Providence College with a degree in Political Science,
Mr. Robert H. Tessier earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 1972 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

After joining the Massachusetts firm, Professional Management Services, Bob became their Executive VP and Director of Consulting Services. In this capacity, his focus was negotiations, feasibility studies and recruitment of physicians to Academic Chairs.

As Reimbursement Consultant to a number of state societies, he was able to obtain favorable financial arrangements. The 70s were spent with Radiology groups and handling significant consulting assignments throughout the US. In 1982, he formed HBP Services.

Bob was introduced to Pathology at New York Hospital where he established the first private practice group in NY City. A consultation to Yale Pathology resulted in their becoming the first private practice group in CT. This required complete third party negotiations leading to extensive work with Pathology groups throughout the state.

Bob’s current focus is the development of strategic alliances and planning for successful clients who have a 5+ year outlook. Joint ventures, hospital negotiations and the management of free standing labs are other areas of his expertise.


Vice President, Operations

Leon “Lee” Pino has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (1978) and a Master’s Degree in Finance (1987), both from Sacred Heart University. Lee began his career in 1981 as Accounting Manager at Norwalk Hospital. He joined HBP in 1990, where his financial skills enabled him to transition to the role of Practice Manager. He has worked with many hospital-based clients in these areas:

  • Medical Billing Audits and System Evaluations
  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Compliance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Technical Cost Evaluations
  • Fringe Benefit Plan Development


Director of Management Services

John Pacileo has over 20 years of practice management experience, working with hospital-based physicians specifically in the areas of Revenue Cycle Management, Contract Negotiations, and the Evaluation of Medical Billing Systems.

Prior to joining HBP, he was employed by Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, CT as the Accounting Manager and is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a BS in Finance.

John is responsible for coordinating consulting projects throughout the US.

  • Evaluation of Part A Support
  • Technical Cost Evaluations
  • Developing Arrangements with Referring Physicians


Practice Manager

Merrie Roberts


Senior Consultant


Associate Practice Manager