International Business Administration

Tom Ealey

Tom has a broad background as a CPA (Ohio), management consultant, health care executive, litigation analyst, writer and seminar leader.

 His experience includes extensive work with small businesses and health care providers, often when the organizations were in start up, transition or distress.

Tom’s work included accounting and finance, human resources, strategic planning, change management, bankruptcy, estate and succession planning, real estate management and business sales.

Tom’s current research interests include health care regulatory issues and compliance, compliance and quality failures, financial fraud, senior citizen issues with fraud and abuse, identity theft and tax evasion. 




Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Administration

Educational Background

M.Acc., Accountancy, Bowling Green State U.

B.A., Liberal Studies, Bowling Green State U.



My career at Alma began in


Recent publications:

with Dale Sanders, “Orienting new Physicians to the Compliance Program,” Compliance Today, August 2015


HIPAA Privacy Meets BYOD (bring your own device), Long-term Living, e-journal, May 20, 2015


“To Boldly Go”  (commentary on the future of group medical practice), Medical Group Management Association, Connections, January-February 2015.


 “Protecting Residents from Financial Abuse,” Long Term Living, September 2014


with Marcy Gilstad-Corbat (Alma “11), “Managing Resident Personal Funds,” Long-term Living, March 2014


with Marcy Gilstad-Corbat (Alma ’11), “Mandatory Compliance and Long-term Care: Part II.”  Compliance Today, January 2014.


with Marcy Gilstad-Corbat (Alma ’11), “Mandatory Compliance and Long-term Care: Part I.”  Compliance Today, July 2013.


Columnist, practice management topics  E-Newsletter - American Association of Orthopaedic Executives.  (2012 - ) (8 columns to date)


Recent presentations:

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Conference

“HIPAA and Technology,” April 2015


American College of Health Care Administrators Convocation, December 2014

“Mandatory Compliance Programs: The New Era”

“H.R. Regulatory Compliance”


American Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Convocation, June 2014

Mandatory Compliance: Cutting Risks and Raising Revenues”

Financial Management in A New Era”


Michigan Association of CPAs, Health Care Conference, “Purchasing of Physician Practices: Financial and Operational Due Diligence” April 2014