Firm Management Team

  • J. Brandon Durbin, CPA - Partner

    Brandon has over 30 years of accounting and consulting experience, primarily in healthcare. Brandon has been involved in public accounting and has prepared hundreds of cost reports for hospitals and other providers. The consulting services have included non-reimbursement areas such as physician contracting and joint venture structures, physician group formation, hospital development, acquisitions and sales of hospitals, foundation structures, and many other services for community hospitals, investor owned facilities, and health systems. Brandon leads our consulting practice which includes development and strategic projects, joint ventures, reimbursement projects and Medicaid disproportionate share and supplemental payment programs. Brandon has consulted with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), served as a technical advisor the Rural Hospitals Issues Group, a Federal Advisory Committee for HRSA, a technical advisor to the Flex Program and to the University of North Carolina Health Policy Research Center. Brandon has also served as expert witness and provided court-admitted evidence in several trials and court proceedings. Brandon is involved with various health advocacy organizations as a speaker, board member, and committee member. Brandon is a CPA.

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  • J. Brent Fuller, CPA - Partner

    Brent has in excess of 20 years of experience in Medicare reimbursement for acute care hospitals, cancer hospitals, academic medical centers, and many other specialty health care providers. Prior to joining our firm, Brent was the Regional Director of Audit Field Offices for Trailblazer Health Enterprises. This included all offices in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. While with Trailblazer, Brent also was assigned to the Office of Inspector General, for various health care audits. Brent led many audits dealing with the highly complex and technical issues, including issues of graduate medical education, organ transplants, and disproportionate share. Brent also worked closely on several occasions in his position at Trailblazer, in assisting the Office of Inspector General (OIG) with investigative matters related to Organ Transplant Cost, Diagnosis Related Group Payment Analysis, and various other reimbursement issues. Brent manages most of our larger hospitals. cost reports, cost report strategies, and works with major reopenings and appeals, as well as special reimbursement projects and projections. Brent is also a member of several Accounting and healthcare financial advocacy groups, including HFMA, TAHFA, and TORCH and has also participated in many speaking engagements. Brent is a CPA.

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  • Kneeley D. Lawdermilk, CPA - Partner

    Kneeley comes to us with 16 years of accounting and consulting experience, primarily in healthcare. Kneeley has been involved in public accounting and has been involved with hundreds of financial statement audits for proprietary, not for profit, and public hospitals. Kneeley was a shareholder and Audit Director for Parrish Moody & Fikes, PC, based in Waco, Texas. Kneeley's experience allows her to provide various financial accounting & consulting services. Kneeley has served for six years as a Board Member for the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA), and is a member of HFMA. Kneeley is a graduate of Baylor University, with a BBA in Accounting. Kneeley is a CPA.

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  • Tommy L. Davis, CPA - Partner

    As with Kneeley, Tommy comes to us with over 16 years of accounting and consulting experience, primarily in healthcare. Tommy has been involved in public accounting and has been involved with hundreds of financial statement audits for proprietary, not for profit, and public hospitals. Tommy was a shareholder and Audit Director for Parrish Moody & Fikes, PC, based in Waco, Texas. Tommy's experience allows him to provide various financial accounting & consulting services. Tommy is a member of HFMA. Tommy is a graduate of New Mexico State University, with a BBA in Accounting. Tommy is a CPA.

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  • Aaron Milligan, CPA - Audit Manager

    Aaron was born in Longview and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and is licensed as a certified public accountant. Aaron joined Durbin & Company in 2006 and provides audit, review, compilation, and professional accounting services for local governments, nonprofit organizations, and privately owned healthcare organizations. Aaron also performs many compliance audits and has experience in preparing Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for hospitals, clinics, and federally qualified health centers.

    Aaron is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves as a Board Member for The Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA).

    Aaron and his wife, Linsey, have two daughters, Raeley and Blaikley. He enjoys golfing, traveling and keeping up with his Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys.

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  • Andrew Castillo, CPA - Senior Lead Audit Staff

    Andrew has been with our firm for over 6 years and has more than 8 years of experience in public accounting, primarily audit. He has extensive experience in government, construction and non-for-profit. Andrew graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004 with a degree in accounting and management.

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  • Thomas Klement - Senior Lead Audit Staff

    Thomas has over 12 years of public accounting and healthcare experience, and was previously with Parrish Moody & Fikes, PC and worked in both audit and cost report services. Thomas is a graduate of Western New Mexico University and is a member of HFMA.

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  • Steven Thummel, CPA, CGMA - Audit Manager

    Steven grew up in southwest Kansas and attended Sterling College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2000. Steven is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He has experience in healthcare auditing and consulting, providing services to a broad spectrum of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers. Before joining Durbin & Company in 2014, Steven served as an Internal Audit Manager for CHAN Healthcare where he managed the internal audit function at Providence Healthcare Network in Waco, Texas for two and a half years. Prior to that, Steven worked for Parrish, Moody & Fikes for ten years where he performed auditing and consulting services for healthcare clients.

    Steven is a member of the American Institute Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Education Committee for the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration (TAHFA).

    Steven and his wife, Spring, have made Waco, Texas their home since 2001 and are raising their beautiful and spirited daughter, Harper.

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