Senior Practice Manager

John is a Senior Practice Manager, and has been with HBP Financial Services Group, Ltd., for over 25 years. Prior to that he worked for Park City Hospital as an Accounting Manager. John oversees Practice Management for several of HBP’s hospital-based clients.

John graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Areas of expertise: Accounts Receivable management, practice startup and valuations, operations and financial budgeting, Part A evaluations, Third Party negotiations.


Director of Projects and Development

Allegra focuses on growth strategies and long-term planning for HBP and manages projects for select client consultations. She also serves as Director of the Panel of National Pathology Leaders, a “think tank” advancing best practices in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Prior to joining HBP, she spent 6 years in Iraq as Chief Operating Officer for an international staffing firm and Chief Development Officer for a social enterprise company in Baghdad, where she implemented civil society projects and acquired over $5 million in new business.

Allegra received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her MBA from University of Connecticut’s School of Business, where she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.



Mark has over 25 years of financial and accounting experience across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining HBP in 2020, Mark was the U.S. Group Controller for Sportech, Inc.

Mark received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and his master’s degree in Taxation from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.


Senior Consultant

Bob has been a Senior Consultant with HBP for over 25 years, with expertise in Practice Management, Revenue Enhancement, and Medical Billing. He also served for 9 years as Director, Faculty Group Practice Pathology, for New York University’s School of Medicine.

Bob holds dual Master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and International Business, Trade, and Tax Law from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Practice Manager

Merrie is a practice manager with over 15 years of management experience working with hospital-based physicians in Pathology.  Prior to joining HBP in 1997, Merrie was a Customer Service/Accounts Payable Manager for Sigvaris, Inc., a Swiss company that manufactures medical compression stockings.

Merrie received her Bachelor’s degree in business from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT.

Areas of expertise:  Billing and practice management services for both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, monthly analysis/trends, reporting, A/R management, billing audits and managed care contract negotiations.  She also coordinates fringe benefit plans and practice policies and procedures.