Meet The Team

Founded in 2002, KIWI-TEK is one of the nation’s largest independently owned coding companies. For over 18 years, KIWI-TEK has successfully partnered with healthcare providers to solve their coding challenges including staffing shortages, PRN needs, coding backlogs and EHR disruptions.


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Mark Wagner

President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark’s 30 years of experience and knowledge of the information technology needs in healthcare have proved invaluable to the growth of the company, founded in 2002. His commitment to recruiting and retaining only the best and brightest individuals throughout the company has created a lean, agile, responsive coding resource to provide healthcare facilities with extremely cost-effective remote coding solutions.

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Jerry Mason


Jerry has vast experience in healthcare information management and delivery. He has been a key factor in defining and implementing the company’s various coding services, from PRN to Total Coding Partnership, which allow hospitals, clinics and physician groups to customize a partnership coding approach that best meets their needs, budgets and comfort levels.

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Sarah Humbert

RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Vice President of Coding Operations

Sarah Humbert serves as the Vice President of Coding Operations for KIWI-TEK, where she oversees the company’s domestic coding services for hospitals, health systems and physician practices. She manages all coding processes, including coders’ performance, credentials and recurrent testing. Sarah ensures that every coder in the KIWI-TEK family has full-time, responsive corporate support, training and mentoring to help with any coding issue. She is a member of AHIMA, IHIMA and CHIMA, and she is also an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. Prior to joining KIWI-TEK, Sarah worked in a variety of HIM positions for Health Care Excel, MedFocus and St. Vincent Health System.

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Preston Wagner

Executive Vice President

Preston recognizes that every healthcare organization is different, with particular needs and challenges. When it comes to medical coding, no one size fits all. He is dedicated to developing unique coding solutions to fit each client’s individual requirements. He takes great pride and enjoyment in being personally involved in every project, knowing his passion for devising boutique-style coding solutions helps a facility improve the quality and cost of its healthcare.

Consulting Team

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Kristen Ellis

Regional Account Manager

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Mitchell Hicks

Regional Account Manager

Mitchell understands that each healthcare organization is unique, facing specific needs and challenges. In the realm of medical coding, there’s no universal solution. He is committed to crafting distinctive coding solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of each client. Mitchell takes immense satisfaction in actively participating in every project, recognizing that his enthusiasm for creating bespoke coding solutions contributes to enhancing a facility’s healthcare quality and cost-effectiveness.

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Will Taggart

Regional Account Manager


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Nichole Monica

Regional Account Manager

With nearly twenty years of experience in hospitals and health systems, Nichole views her role as a collaborative extension of her client’s coding department. With a keen focus on serving those who care for patients and the community’s health, she listens and advises for the most cost-efficient, adaptable solution to fit each client’s needs.

Coding Operations Team

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Jenni Garrett

RHIA, Coding Manager

During Jenni’s time with KIWI-TEK she’s received a wide range of experience in various coding specialties. She enjoys working with others to share her knowledge and also to expand her knowledge base. Jeni has a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Administration.

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Christy Watts Craver

CCS, AHIMA approved ICD 10-PCS trainer, Coding Manager

Christy has been in the coding industry for nearly 18 years, serving as a Coding Manager at KIWI-TEK for over 11 years. In her previous role she specialized as an IP and OP coder at a large trauma/teaching facility. While at KIWI-TEK Christy has structured a multi-specialty management team focused on a proactive approach for both hospital and professional coding services. She has used her vast knowledge of network connection options, EMR’s and abstracting systems to manage large backlog resolution projects, system transition periods and complete outsource clients.

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Charlene M. Laxson

CCS, Coding Manager

From CDM and data analysis to inpatient and outpatient coding to edit work and  clinical documentation improvement, Charlene has assisted with almost every area of the revenue cycle. Charlene loves a challenge and is dedicated to the client/vendor team aspect to achieve coding and quality goals.


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Kiera Williams, LPN, CPC, CHCCS

HCC and Outpatient Coding Manager

Kiera has been a certified coder since 2010 with a focus on HCC and Risk Adjustment. She also has Psychiatric Nursing background, working 15 years as a nurse. Prior to KIWI-TEK, Kiera worked for Stewart-Marchman Act (SMA Healthcare) as a Psychiatric and Forensic Intake Nurse and also with Humana as a Medicare Risk Adjustment Manager covering the Central and Mid-Florida regions. 

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Myriam Johnson

Director of Coding

Myriam is RHIA certified with over 18 years of coding and management experience. She has a Bachelors Degree focused in Health Information Management from Middle Georgia State University and has been with KIWI-TEK for over 10 years.


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Lana Skjolaas

CCS, Coding Manager

With over 14 years of coding experience and expertise in a wide range of coding specialties, Lana has been in management roles with KIWI-TEK for over 10 years. Lana has an associate‘s degree in applied science and a Certificate in Health Information Management from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Her current role as a coding manager also includes coder education, auditing, and assistance with revenue cycle functions. Prior to KIWI-TEK, Lana worked for Our Lady of Bellefonte in Russell KY, Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN and Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.


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Lisa Peters

RHIA, Coding Manager

Lisa has been with KIWI-TEK over 12 years, with 10 years in a management position. With decades of experience in the HIM and coding specialties, Lisa always looks for better ideas, resources and methods to achieve set goals. Because she highly values the individual as well as the team, Lisa also believes in the importance of personal and professional integrity and quality communication in the pursuit of excellence.




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Traci Hotard

RHIA, Coding Manager

Traci has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana. With over 20 years of HIM experience, Traci has been with KIWI-TEK for almost 10 years.


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