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Nick Zaunbrecher, CPA, MHA

Chief Financial Officer

Profile

Nickolas Zaunbrecher, CPA, MHA, serves as chief financial officer for Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). A native of Crowley, Louisiana, he brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare administration to the institute. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Louisiana State University and his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Mr. Zaunbrecher is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to joining CIS, Mr. Zaunbrecher was employed as CEO of Meadow Brook Specialty Hospital (formerly HEALTHSOUTH Corp.) in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mr. Zaunbrecher has served as chair person for Louisiana Hospital Association's (LHA) LTAC Constituency Group, member of LHA's Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Council and is the president of the Southwest District of LHA for 2006. He serves on the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Education Outreach Committee and also serves on local community boards such as Junior Achievement and the YMCA.

Mr. Zaunbrecher was the secretary of the Lafayette Community Healthcare Consortium from 2000 to 2002. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants since 1993.