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About Us

Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC | Roger Manning | V. Robin O Novak, RN, CIC |

Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC

Position: President / Managing Partner

Cathy has over 20 years in healthcare services management. During her position as a Regional Manager for Barnes Hospital, she transitioned 6 physician practice groups to the newly purchased West County Hospital to stabilize hospital admissions. She also acquired and developed a rheumatology practice to further expand service lines.

As Regional Administrator for NovaMed, she oversaw operations of the physician practices as well as surgery centers, and optical shops in the metro St.Louis/Illinois area. Under her direction a state of the art refractive surgery center was designed and opened. Cathy obtained a large vision care contract that tripled the volume of procedures for the refractive physicians in her market.

Cathy is President and Founder of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASC'S as well as surgical hospitals and the outpatient industry through physician practices and ancillary centers. Her vision is to offer services that will be cost effective for her clients and fill those gaps that occur due to immediate needs. She has hired employed consultants that are knowledgeable and follow TJC, AAAASF and/or AAAHC standards. Cathy herself became an AAAASF survery in 2016. Cathy has her CASC certification.

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Roger Manning

Position: Managing Partner

Roger Manning has over 30+ years of health care management experience. Roger has had a full career of interfacing with physician decision-makers while working within the pharmaceutical, home health care, staffing and ambulatory surgery center industries. Roger started his career in territorial sales for 3-1/2 years calling upon physicians with Adria Laboratories. The remaining 30 years has consisted of human capital management positions ranging from single site Administrator management to multi-site national management roles with Adria Laboratories, Norrell Healthcare, Lincare, and LAB Healthcare. Roger has a strong operational business background and entrepreneural spirit creating several new companies....high-risk perinatal nursing home healthcare company, an executive search & recruitment firm and finally a healthcare consulting company focused upon the ambulatory surgery center and physician practice management industries.

Roger is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Excellentia Advisory Group and acts in the capacity of Managing Partner and VP of Development. Roger's main focus is the backdoor technical operations of Excellentia as well as new ASC business development opportunities.


V. Robin O. Novak, RN, CIC

Position:  Director of Infection Prevention & Endoscopy

Robin is a driven and compassionate healthcare professional with 30 years hands-on experience in fast-paced ambulatory surgery center and hospital environments.  Accountable and responsible with an additional focus on Quality Assurance Process Improvement.

Robin has served as the SGNA Carolina Chapter President, involved in SGNA Practice Committee as well as a Regional Committee member for the past several years.  Robin is a current member of Palmetto APIC as well as the national APIC. Robin has been employed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg since 2004 through 2016 and has held roles of Endoscopy Nurse, Endoscopy Charge Nurse and the Quality Assurance Process Improvement Coordinator. Robin joined Excellentia Advisory Group as the Director of Infection Prevention in 2016.

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My most recent ImPaCT newlsetters:


"I am enjoying my visit with Robin, she is very good.  If I fix all these little things she is finding I can be assured to pass with flying colors.  We even did some CIS investigations……LOL using glo-germ.  Thank you again for your support."

Sally S., MSN, RN