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Our knowledgeable service line partners and an extensive national team of experienced healthcare leaders make DCCS one of the best comprehensive healthcare consulting firms in the USA. 

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David Capone is a result orientated healthcare executive, consultant, financial advisor, and entrepreneur with a continuous track record of successes.

He is a strong communicator and team builder who works with entrepreneurial skill developed from his over 30 years of C-suite experience. 

Steve Grace has led searches in both the Provider and Payer segments of the industry conducting searches from CEO through Director in virtually all functional areas.  He prides himself on understanding the cultural and talent needs of his clients and candidates with the purpose of finding a best-fit scenario for each party. 

Steve has built a reputation of consistently providing clients with seasoned healthcare executives who produce measurable results and a return on investment.

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Debbie Linnes, BSN, MHA, LNHA, FACHE
Sr. Partner & COO
Operational Improvement Services
(814) 777-6179

Debbie Linnes is an experienced healthcare executive who raises the bar for business results, market share growth and clinical quality in complex healthcare organizations. 


She rejuvenates under-performing organizations and programs, raising performance and profitability, and develops leadership and workplace cultures that lead to high levels of performance and employee satisfaction.

Scott Dillon is a 30-year Healthcare Consultant Specializing in Emergency Physician/Hospital Practice Management and Optimization.   He co-founded Synergon,  one of the nation’s first exclusively board certified multi-hospital emergency medicine practices dedicated exclusively to academic, pediatric, and tertiary emergency care.

Scott is a recognized leader in emergency medicine and hospitalist practice management and clinical outsourcing and has held senior leadership positions with some of the nations’ most successful, practice management firms.

Sue Smith has over 25 years of healthcare and surgery program experience. Her vast hands-on experience had a significant impact for her consulting assignments at D.J. Sullivan & Associates and Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. Consulting and Services Division.


As VP Clinical Programs & Operations of the Surgery Management Improvement Group Inc. she is responsible for the Clinical Service Line -- all clinical programs and services provided by perioperative consultants. 

John Gialanella has deep knowledge of directing patient acuity-based nurse staffing projects, medical staff management, and operating room analysis projects for hospitals of various sizes. 


As a Senior Consulting Executive for Surgery, John focuses on client need identification and work plan development.  He is

responsible for overall engagement outcomes directing project and implementation team efforts for single and multi-hospital systems.

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Rhonda Punches
Digital Communications

Quality marketing efforts have been on the forefront of DCCS' success from its inception.  Rhonda Punches oversees outbound DCCS marketing, promotions, and external digital communications. 


Through DCCS Social Media Management, strategic partners of DCCS can utilize these capabilities to increase brand awareness and market share in the healthcare industry. 

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Deborah J. Hall, Partner
Audit & Compliance Risk
Advisory Services
404) 227-1232

Deborah J. Hall is a DCCS Partner that specializes in organizational integrity, governance, and risk/compliance for the healthcare industry. Deb leverages her experience in both management consulting and healthcare executive leadership to assist clients on an engagement basis or in an interim management role.


She sees the “big picture” while evaluating process accountability and effectiveness; she utilizes deep functional expertise to identify process inefficiencies, compliance, and audit exposure across the enterprise.