Involta Healthcare Advisory Board

Involta’s healthcare mission remains constant – to establish itself as a hybrid IT healthcare leader, drive innovation and continue to grow its healthcare market. We believe that Involta’s infrastructure and hybrid technology can be easily adapted and widely used across the healthcare industry. The Involta Healthcare Advisory Board is designed to help realize this vision and further identify IT needs and business innovation in the industry.

About the Board

The Involta Healthcare Advisory Board convenes annually and consists of top healthcare executive board members and honored guests from across the United States who gather to discuss current information technology industry trends. Involta’s healthcare mission and strategy will continue to be strengthened by the insight of the Healthcare Advisory Board.

Involta asks its members and honored guests to act as strategic advisors for key Involta healthcare initiatives and provide insight to the company’s overall direction. Drawing upon the group’s knowledge, expertise, substantial business experience and insight into the ever-changing healthcare industry is critical to Involta’s vision.

Involta looks forward to the continued partnership and camaraderie among our board members and honored guests in years to come.

Top collaborative discussions include the following topics:

  • Current IT Healthcare Industry Trends
  • Healthcare Security Requirements and Cybersecurity
  • Adoption of Cloud Technology and Future Growth
  • New Healthcare Industry Leaders in Innovation and Services
  • Healthcare IT Compliance, Government Requirements and Mandates
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Assessments, Consulting and Business Strategy

Involta Healthcare Advisory Board Members

Rafael Arechaga

Vice President Information Technology, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness

Tucson, Arizona

Rafael Arechaga is the Vice President of Information Technology for CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness in Tucson, Arizona. Over his 17 years at CODAC, he is responsible for the organization’s strategic planning when it comes to the technology surrounding the Electronic Health Record, cyber-security, and IT compliance. He currently serves on the Data Council for Health Current, Arizona’s Health Information Exchange, which is charged with developing and supporting data governance processes for the organizations in its network. He began as a Software Engineer at Electronic Data Systems (EDS, currently HP) in the manufacturing sector where he participated in the development of software systems for customers such as General Motors, IBM, Philips Electronics, Phillips Petroleum, Volkswagen, and BMW. Rafael has directed transformations in automation, integration, business intelligence, and cyber-security throughout his 30-year career.

Tanya Arthur

Former Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)

Denver, CO

As an innovative senior executive and strategist with a track record of collaborating to accelerate transformation, Tanya led Blue KC’s technology strategies to improve member experience, reduce costs, increase quality and accelerate productivity.

Tanya led the modernization of Blue KC’s technology infrastructure, enhancing the use of data and analytics to provide actionable insights. She has extensive experience directing large transformational initiatives, specifically in the areas of population health, care management, and artificial intelligence solutions to optimize care delivery.

Tanya embraces digital transformation as a strategy to drive quality, growth and performance. Her approach to digital integration and virtual health focuses on the intersection of people, process and technology to achieve meaningful outcomes.

Prior to Blue KC, Tanya was the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Summa Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system that operates in the Medicare Advantage, ACA individual exchanges, and commercial group segments.

Prior to Summa, Tanya served in senior leadership roles at Catholic Health Initiatives, the third largest health system in the U.S.

Tanya is passionate about giving back to the community, particularly in the areas of STEM education, mentoring women in technology, and diversity. She currently serves on the Akron Urban League and Involta Advisory Boards. She previously served on the boards of First Tee of Akron, Habitat for Humanity, and Akron Public Schools Tech and Innovation Advisory Board.

Tanya received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Creighton University and Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Bellevue University.

Ruth Poliakine Baruchi

CEO and Co-Founder, MyndYou

Ruth brings over 15 years of experience in leadership entrepreneurial roles, mainly in the fields of digital health. Before MyndYou, she was General Manager at Wellsense—a medical device company for the prevention of pressure ulcers—where she led a team of 30 people, overseeing product development, manufacturing, and customer support. Through the Wellsense experience, Ruth realized her passion and the importance of developing advanced technological solutions for improved senior care, which led to the creation of MyndYou.

Steve Boochever

President, SSB Advisory Services

Estero, Florida

Steve Boochever launched SSB Advisory Services in July 2014 to provide advice to healthcare organizations and emerging technology companies on revenue diversification, growth strategies and strategic investments. Boochever is a strategic advisor to leading health systems, payers and national ancillary service providers. His services focus on mergers and acquisitions, industry partnerships, information technology transactions, innovative investments, and payer/provider contracts and value-based partnership models. Boochever also serves on the Board of Directors of Carebox Healthcare Solutions (clinical trial matching and consumer data aggregation) and Catapult Health (employee wellness). For the previous six years, Boochever served as Executive Vice President of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center’s (UPMC) International and Commercial Services Division. In that role, he had responsibility for UPMC’s business and technology development activities, including formation of new companies, co-development partnerships and strategic investments. Prior to working at UPMC, Boochever was a partner at a number of national law firms, advising payers and providers on a wide range of corporate, business and contractual matters.

Dan Drawbaugh

Chief Executive Officer, Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Vail, Colorado

Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, Colorado. As CEO, Drawbaugh leads a team of talented physicians, researchers, scientists and administrators who make TSC and SPRI one of the most sought after orthopaedic sports medicine destination centers globally, where world-class medicine and world-class research strategically align.

Since becoming CEO in January 2015, Drawbaugh has presided over key growth initiatives that are delivering impressive results, including a strategic affiliation with Varsity Healthcare Partners—a leading healthcare private equity group—in 2019 and a partnership with Aspen Valley Hospital in 2020, which led to the December 2020 opening of The Steadman Clinic, Aspen. Drawbaugh is currently overseeing additional expansions of TSC in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Dillon, Colorado (opening December 2021) and a clinic, ASC and SPRI laboratory in Basalt, Colorado (opening March 2022). The Dillon and Basalt expansions include state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery centers, complementing cutting-edge medical office space and a SPRI regenerative medicine laboratory that will conduct research and enroll patients into SPRI’s federally funded clinical trials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD). These expansions secure TSC and SPRI as the premier provider of sports medicine care and research in western Colorado, and it continues to be a destination health center for patients from all over the United States and abroad.

Building upon more than two decades of pioneering sports medicine innovation and research, Drawbaugh presided over the TSC flagship in Vail expansion into a new, state-of-the-art Sports Medicine Clinic. SPRI also moved into a new, cutting-edge Research Center comprised of a Regenerative and Translational Medicine Research Lab, Surgical Skills Lab, Biomechanical Lab and Biomotion Lab that operate in partnership with internationally recognized scientists and research institutions. By establishing this new Research Center, SPRI is exponentially expanding the capabilities of its research programs to create valuable and life-changing clinical innovations in sports medicine. With a legacy of philanthropic funding, SPRI has expanded to include support from major federal agencies—the NIH and DoD—a key initiative from Drawbaugh. These agencies are funding five, multi-year clinical trials and involve elite physicians from TSC and leading scientists from SPRI. Under Drawbaugh’s leadership, TSC launched two new business service lines—ProofPoint Biologics and Durable Medical Equipment—and transitioned its Frisco, Colorado clinic into a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility at the Basecamp Center in 2018.

As CEO of TSC and SPRI, Drawbaugh strategically expanded the organization’s partnership with Vail Health, as the two groundbreaking medical facilities entered into a $43 million, 10-year research partnership to continue to advance the organization’s global prominence in sports and orthopaedic medicine through investments in research capabilities and new scientific research facilities.

Under Drawbaugh’ s leadership, TSC continues to expand its acclaimed team of surgeons and physicians, including recent additions such as noted joint replacement specialists Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Joel Matta, former New England Patriots team physician Dr. Matthew Provencher, former Denver Nuggets team physician Dr. Armando Vidal, foot and ankle specialist Dr. C. Thomas Haytmanek, internist and perioperative medicine specialist Dr. David Kuppersmith, esteemed shoulder, hip and knee surgeon Dr. Leslie Vidal, former SPRI fellow and noted surgeon Dr. Jonathan Godin, hand, wrist and elbow surgeon Dr. Kavi Sachar and Dr. John Peloza, a leading minimally invasive spine surgeon. In addition to these surgeons practicing in TSC Vail, Frisco and Edwards, Drawbaugh was also instrumental in the recruitment of the five physicians in the new Aspen clinic, including medical director Dr. Jared Lee, Dr. Waqqar Khan-Farooqi, Dr. Thea Wojtkowski, Dr. Dustin Anderson and Dr. Joseph Ruzbarsky.

Drawbaugh is a proven leader and innovator in healthcare information technology with over 30 years of experience in the areas of information and biomedical technologies. Drawbaugh joined TSC and SPRI from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he held the position of Chief Information Officer and other positions for 31 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and electrical engineering technology from Temple University and an MBA from Duquesne University.

Using his entrepreneurial know-how, Drawbaugh has cultivated an outstanding track record of building lasting, revenue-generating partnerships. He has served on a number of boards, including the Oracle Advisory Board, IBM Advisory Board and Verizon Wireless Advisory Board.

Jodi Eddy

Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer, Boston Scientific Corp.

Marlborough, MA

Jodi Euerle Eddy is Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer for Boston Scientific Corporation, and a member of the Executive Committee. She is responsible for positioning the company for success across multi-disciplinary information technology (IT) needs and overseeing the company’s strategy for digital health, data analytics and cybersecurity capabilities. Eddy leads an IT organization of employees and contractors worldwide focused on continued advancement into complex, integrated IT solutions to address evolving customer and patient data needs. Eddy joined Boston Scientific in 2013 as a Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Intelligence and, leading IT initiatives for the Endoscopy and Neuromodulation divisions. In this role, she reset key strategies around customer relationship management systems, marketing, inventory and big data analytics, and implemented major changes across core IT platforms. Before joining Boston Scientific, Eddy progressed through several roles of increasing leadership responsibility. Eddy has more than 20 years of experience leading global teams and developing large-scale strategies and programs to make IT a competitive advantage. Prior to Boston Scientific, Eddy spent 18 years working for General Electric (GE) where she served as the Commercial CIO for a $20 billion division of GE. Eddy has received an Honorary Doctorate, and holds a B.S in Computer Science from Southern Connecticut State University and has a Master Black Belt Six Sigma Certification.

Phillip Eng

Global Health Industry Digital Strategist, Microsoft

New York, NY

Phil is a Sr. Digital Business Strategist at Microsoft with three decades of product innovation and business technology strategy expertise. Using design thinking and systems thinking to drive business outcomes at an ecosystem scale, he has driven the digital transformation of systems in A&D, telecommunications, real-time information media, global financial markets, life sciences and healthcare industries.  Previous to Microsoft, he was at JPMorgan, Bloomberg, Reuters and NGC. Product innovation, design and manufacturing in both silicon and software.  BSEE - NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Sam Gopal

President, Acumen Physical Solutions

Austin, TX

Sam Gopal is President of Acumen Physical Solutions, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America that provides software and services to independent physician practices. Sam has over 20 years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy and product management across multiple industries, including semiconductor and automotive supply chain management, defense logistics, data center colocation and cloud services. Sam’s focus is with leading teams to launch and scale new business lines organically within large enterprise organizations. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from Harvard University Extension School.

Arik Hill

Chief Information Officer, OnTrak, Inc (NASDAQ: OTRK)

New York, NY

Arik Hill serves as Chief Information Officer for Ontrak, Inc (NASDAQ: OTRK), a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled healthcare company. He joined their executive team in August of 2021.

Arik previously served as Chief Information Officer at The New York Foundling, where he set the strategic direction for infrastructure development that supported exponential growth and integrated emerging technologies into innovative new digital solutions. Previously he was Vice President of Customer Success at HealthEdge Software, where he was responsible for cloud technology and software engineering that improved customer experiences for their Software As A Service (SAAS) customer base of 26 million consumers. Prior to joining HealthEdge Software, Hill was Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology Services at FirstCare Health Plans where he had enterprise responsibility for ensuring the effective, efficient and secure operation of all technology-enabled services. Previously, as a consulting engagement manager at Accenture and KPMG, Hill led multiple business process design and reengineering programs for telecommunications and healthcare customers. He was also a contributing author of the Global Program Methodology for KPMG International and the United States Department of Defense.

Leah Jones

Senior Vice President and General Manager – Ambulatory, Allscripts

Cumming, GA

Leah is responsible for the Ambulatory business unit, which oversees the development and client deployment of ambulatory-focused EHRs and financial systems, as well as Allscripts® Revenue Cycle Management Services and Allscripts population health assets for independent physicians. Leah has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, gaining experience in complex and creative negotiations, sales support systems and workflows, technical accounting and team leadership.

Prior to her current role, Leah led Global Sales Operations at Allscripts, a role in which she collaborated with clients, partners and internal teams to achieve successful relationships and respective performance goals. She is involved in various cross-functional leadership teams such as Pricing Committee and Allscripts Women’s Experience (AWE). She holds an advisory role on the board for Conversa Health, an Allscripts solution partner.

Before joining Allscripts, she held various leadership roles at Infor Global Solutions, Georgia-Pacific, MedQuist and Radiant Systems. Leah graduated with honors from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia.

Chris Klitgaard

Chief Executive Officer, CMK, Inc.

Coralville, Iowa

At MediRevv, Chris oversees the strategic, financial ,technical, sales, marketing and operational elements of the organization. For nine years prior to forming MediRevv, Chris led patient access, patient accounting and health information management functions for both the hospital and physician group of a major academic medical center, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). During this time, his knowledge of and passion for revenue cycle management in healthcare grew alongside his determination to approach it differently to drive better results. In 2007, Chris set out to create an A/R management and coding firm that delivers the highest level of customer service to clients and their patients, while maximizing and accelerating cash collections. He’s never looked back. He stays fit by running, biking and swimming, and has a passion for international travel. Chris’s playlist is forever changing, and his four children light up his life.

Elbridge Locklear

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Elbridge Locklear joined Summa Health as senior vice president and chief information officer in March 2021 and provides leadership for IT infrastructure, administrative systems, project management, IT security, customer service, imaging informatics, telecommunications, ambulatory systems, clinical systems and analytics infrastructure.

Locklear has more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience delivering innovative solutions by providing strategic technology vision, development, implementation and oversight for all information systems. He most recently was at Novant Health in North Carolina, a not-for-profit healthcare system that operates 16 plus hospitals and more than 700 locations in six states. He was a senior technology executive responsible for all areas of healthcare IT systems, data analytics, technology solutions, clinic operations, and scalable products and services for this $6.9 billion system.

Prior to joining Novant Health, where he also worked as a multi-market CIO from 2007 – 2016, he served in CIO roles at Alliance Healthcare Services in California as well as interim CIO for a national dental service provider in California.

A former Marine sergeant, Locklear earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering as well as a master’s of business administration. He holds a number of industry certifications and is active in several organizations including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHCIO) and the Project Management Institute.

Ed McCallister

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UPMC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With more than 30 years of experience in the technology and information services industry, Mr. McCallister was named senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at UPMC in 2014. A champion for transforming clinical care and customer service through technology and innovation, he leads a team of more than 2,000 professionals in the Information Services Division. He is responsible for the technology strategy and infrastructure that supports UPMC's world-class clinical care, insurance services, international and commercial operations and research.

Mr. McCallister previously served for 15 years as a director and then vice president and CIO of UPMC's rapidly growing Insurance Services Division. He helped to build the systems that support the Health Plan's national reputation for outstanding customer service and led the team that developed the original population health platform used by Evolent Health, a successful joint venture between UPMC Health Plan and the Advisory Board.

Mr. McCallister earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Francis University in 1984. Before joining UPMC, he served as an executive at Highmark and Electronic Data Systems. He serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

Susan E McClernon, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Healthcare Leadership, LLC

Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Susan (Sue) McClernon brings extensive experience in health care operations, patient safety, information systems, and medical staff relations. Sue is the president/CEO of Innovative Healthcare Leadership, LLC, a health care consulting firm. She has served in hospital administration for over 30 years. Previous appointments were COO of Essentia St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, MN; COO/administrator of Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX; and vice president at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Brackenridge was named a Top 100 Hospital in 2001 and 2002 during her administrative tenure. Dr. McClernon completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management. Her healthcare research interests focus on patient safety and quality, chronic disease management, innovation and strategic planning in healthcare organizations. She holds a master’s degree in healthcare management from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Sue has presented internationally on bioethics, and authored a chapter on strategic business planning in the textbook Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice, 3rd ed.

Harun Rashid

Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron, Ohio

Harun Rashid, the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, has more than 25 years of information services experience. He came to Children’s from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he most recently served as Vice President for Global Health services and Vice President for Tele-Health services. Rashid has held several Chief Information Officer Positions in large scale healthcare integrated delivery networks at Rush Health Systems, Gateway Health Systems and Jefferson Regional Medical Systems. He has also served as the Senior Vice President over Rural and Community division for Phoenix Health Systems hospitals nationwide.

Rashid has been recognized as one of the Top 100 CIOs in the country by CIO Magazine. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in information systems and business management from the University of Alabama, and earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas.

John Reynolds, Ph.D.

President, Health and Financial Information Technology, NationsBenefits

John Reynolds, Ph.D., is the President of Health & Financial Information Technology for NationsBenefits. He joined the company in 2022, and he leads the division for innovative financial technology and banking solutions.

John has over 30 years of healthcare services, benefit consulting, and financial technology experience. Prior to NationsBenefits, John was Business Lead for Cognizant’s Digital Healthcare Operations business line. Previously, John was Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group (Optum) and the General Manager of Optum Connect. Before joining Optum, he was President of FIS (Fidelity National Information Services) Healthcare, Government, and Biller Solutions. Before joining FIS, John was Senior Vice President and Business Director at Wells Fargo & Co., where he led the Global Trust & Custody business, Wells Fargo Health Benefit Services, and additionally was responsible for Bryan, Pendleton, Swats & McAllister, LLC, an employee benefits consulting business (owned by Wells Fargo & Co.) with a national client base. He also managed sales and customer service within the Global Cash Management department of Bank of New York/Mellon with National responsibility for the Healthcare and Consumer Products industries.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in management and administration and has earned his Ph.D. in Business, Organization, and Management.

Thomas J Strauss

President and Chief Executive Officer, Sisters of Charity Health System

Cleveland, Ohio

Highly regarded in the healthcare industry nationally, Thomas J. Strauss is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grant making foundations, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina. Prior to joining the Sisters of Charity Health Systems, Strauss was the President and CEO of Summa Health System. During his 15 year tenure and under his leadership, Summa grew into a leading integrated healthcare system generating a $2.86 billion economic impact, making it the largest employer in all five counties it serves. Strauss’ strategic vision enabled Summa to grow through new ventures, service lines and acquisitions. Prior, he spent ten years in leadership roles at Meridia Cleveland Clinic, where he successfully established new ventures, turned around programs and services and increased market share. In addition, he worked at Baxter Healthcare and was a trendsetter in home therapy. Strauss received his Doctor of Pharmacy and his Bachelor of Science from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He has dedicated his time as board chair at the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member at Premier, Austen BioInnovation Institute, United Way of Summit County, Team NEO, BioEnterprise and Akron Tomorrow. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Fundraiser Award, Community Service Award, Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame and was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year in the 2008 Medical Mutual Pillar Awards for Community Service.

Brett Taylor

Chief Technology Officer, UnityPoint Health

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Brett has served a number of roles in his 20+ years in Information Technology most recently as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at UnityPoint Health. Brett is responsible for all aspects of Technology Infrastructure for the IT Enterprise including the areas of technical integration of new affiliates, Cyber Security, financial sustainability for the technology departments, as well the Technical Roadmap and Strategy.

Brett has been with UnityPoint Health for 15 years serving in many roles within the Information Technology department.

Brett is a member of Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives(CHIME), as well as and trained in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework. 

Chuck Watson

Chief Information Officer, Essentia Health System

Duluth, MN

Chuck joined Essentia in March, 2020 as the Chief Information Officer.  Chuck is a member of the Executive team and is responsible for all aspects of IT including strategy, operations, and digital innovation.

Prior to joining Essentia, Chuck spent the past three and a half years at the Cleveland Clinic as the Associate Chief Information Officer.  Chuck was responsible for all IT Operations including Service Delivery, Infrastructure and Clinical and Non-Clinical Applications as well as playing a key role in IT Strategy and Governance. 

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Chuck spent 17 years at UPMC as the Vice President of Corporate IT and Enterprise Business Services.  In this role, Chuck was a key member of the IT Executive team and was directly responsible for the IT support of all Corporate Services including Human Resources, Finance, Revenue Cycle, Supply Chain and Facilities. Chuck also created an IT Governance strategy which focused on Demand Planning, Time Management, and Application Portfolio Management to manage over 1500 IT resources and a $500M budget. 

Over his career, Chuck has established the reputation as an innovative and high performance leader whose style motivates and energizes teams to succeed.   He has extensive experience in successfully leading and delivering on Strategic Initiatives at large complex organizations including ERP Implementations, establishing Shared Service Organizations, multiple Hospital Integrations and Transformation projects.  He has served as an agent of change, streamlined operations, redesigned business processes, improved quality and built strategic competitive advantage.

Chuck holds a BS in Business Administration from Robert Morris College.

Involta Healthcare Advisory Board – Previous Members and Honored Guests

Geoffrey Boyce

Chief Executive Officer, InSight + Regroup

Geoffrey Boyce is the CEO of InSight + Regroup, the leading telepsychiatry service provider in the United States with a mission to transform access to quality behavioral health care. Boyce is a leader in telemedicine advocacy, education and reform initiatives.  He serves as a national voice promoting telemedicine and telepsychiatry and regularly interacts with state and local healthcare regulators and administrators. In 2018, he was appointed to the New Jersey Telehealth Review Commission. Boyce also serves on the advisory board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC). Boyce is very active with the American Telemedicine Association and in 2017, he received their Industry Leader Award. He holds an MBA from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a focus on entrepreneurship and business planning.

Jeff Fusco

Former Executive Vice President of Computer Solutions, GBS Corporation

North Canton, Ohio

Jeff Fusco was the Executive Vice President of GBS’ i-Tech Solutions, headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio. This division of the company specializes in providing maximum organizational efficiency and optimal success for a diverse client base by integrating and automating all phases of clinical, financial and administrative operations. While leading key initiatives to structure and implement highly effective and customized solutions, Fusco was ultimately responsible for the sales, support and financial management of i-Tech’s three verticals: Healthcare Solutions, Information Technology Services and Document Imaging Solutions. As an integral member of the GBS team since 1984, he focused on providing existing and potential clients with anticipated and measurable value as a prime function. As a result of his efforts, Fusco has been instrumental in establishing the foundations for strategic account management procedures, client accountability, sales team structures and strategies and operational effectiveness. He served in numerous roles during his tenure at GBS, including Customer Service Representative, Implementation Specialist, Support Manager, Sales Assistant and Vice President of the Healthcare Physician Information Systems vertical, prior to the merging of our Ambulatory and Acute Care teams. Fusco graduated from A.T.E.S. Technical Institute with a Computer Science degree.

Bryan O’Shaughnessy

Former Chief Information Officer Surgical Hospital, Southwoods

Boardman, Ohio

Bryan O’Shaughnessy has over 26 years of experience in healthcare and the technology and information industry. Currently O’Shaughnessy is the Former CIO of Surgical Hospital at Southwoods, along with several other Ohio businesses owned by The Muransky Companies such as Rise Pies, Lake Club Ohio and Chestnut Land Company. Prior to the Surgical Hospital of Southwoods and The Muransky Companies, O’Shaughnessy held the position of IT Director at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital for seven years and CIO at Ellwood City Hospital for 13 years. O’Shaughnessy is a graduate of Youngstown State University and Cardinal Mooney and is a Youngstown native. He enjoys spending time with his wife Michele who is a nurse and his two daughters Erin, who is an Interventional Specialists and Meghan, who is currently attending Ohio State Dental School.

Jeremiah Stone

Former Chief Technology Officer, OnTrak

Los Angeles, California

Jeremiah was responsible for the strategic direction and evolution of Ontrak’s technology operations, including the predictive analytics and digital technology behind the Ontrak program. He joined Ontrak, formerly Catasys, in 2018 and has extensive digital innovation and operations experience across multiple industries and domain areas.

Mike Witting

Former Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Updox

Dublin, Ohio

Mike Witting brings to Updox his extensive experience in creating highly scalable, easy-to-use business application architectures for companies needing to transact with customers thousands of times a day. Witting plays a key role in helping Updox deliver quick, effective results to a large network of practitioners, their patients and their work partners on essential tasks that occur frequently and depend upon good communication and collaboration. Before joining Updox, Witting served as lead architect for CheckFree, BestTransport and Verexis.