Bob Bailey is the founder of several successful healthcare and IT consulting and staffing firms, and a current Principal at Healthcare IT Leaders, PAC Leaders, and Locums Choice. Four of his companies have ranked on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies, and in 2017, he was named to the Staffing 100, a list of the industry's most influential executives. Previously, he was a co-founder of Locum Leaders, now part of AMN Healthcare, and B2B Workforce, now a Randstad company. Bob was also a partner at ICON Search & Consulting. He holds a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Principal & Founder
Russ Rudish has more than 30 years of industry experience and has deep and enduring relationships with major healthcare organizations in the United States and abroad. He is CEO of his own consultancy, Rudish Health Solutions, and previously was US and Global Health Care Leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, the world’s largest health care professional services firm. Russ is on the Board of Directors of Craneware, Inc., a U.K.-based healthcare company. He is also on the Advisory Board of Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, where he focuses on healthcare acquisitions.
Brad Elster leads our ERP practice, working closely with leading vendors, system integrators and our clients. Previously, he was President of B2B Workforce, a Randstad company, specializing in IT/ERP workforce solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Sales at the same firm. He joined B2B from PremierHR, where he was Director of Business Development. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Georgia.
Ted Justiss was previously Chief Operating Officer for B2B Workforce, where he led recruiting operations, vendor management, and client development. Prior to joining B2B, he was the Southeastern Division President for Acsys, Inc., a national IT and finance staff augmentation firm. Ted began his career with Deloitte and Touche as a CPA. He is a founding Board Member of the Christmas Tree Santas, a seasonal non-profit that donates Christmas trees to low-income families during the holidays. Ted holds a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Bruce leads the Healthcare IT Leaders Boston office and brings nearly three decades of staffing and consulting services leadership experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. Most recently, he was President N.A. at Vedior, a $30B global HR services company (acquired by Randstad in 2008), where he led a variety of U.S. acquisitions along with organic growth strategies. Prior to that he was CEO N.A. of Sapphire Technologies, one of the largest IT staffing and consulting firms in the US. Bruce is a graduate of Clarion (PA) University.
As chief financial officer, Tom directs all budget management, financial reporting, and accounting. His 20+ year career as a finance executive spans several successful IT staffing and consulting firms, including B2BWorkforce, a Randstad company. He holds a BA, Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Alex brings over 25 years of healthcare marketing experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. He was previously VP, Marketing at Express Scripts. He has also held management roles at multiple venture-backed startups, including drugstore.com, where he shared a U.S. Patent for site functionality. He is the founder of the Christmas Tree Santas, a non-profit that donates Christmas trees to low income families during the holidays. He holds a BA, Journalism from the University of Georgia and an MS, Communications from Miami University of Ohio.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ray Kelly is a veteran Solution Architect with deep experience implementing and optimizing leading cloud business solutions including Salesforce, SAP and AWS. His 25+ year career in information technology includes roles as a Senior Manager at Deloitte and as Director of SAP Application Development for The Coca-Cola Corporation. Prior to joining Healthcare IT Leaders, he was VP of the SAP practice at B2B Workforce. Ray holds a BA in Computer Science from Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey).
Keith leads government contracting and public sector activity for the company. He has held executive leadership roles for Systems Integrators such as IBM and SAIC, as well as, small businesses supporting Fortune 500, Healthcare, and Government clients. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California Coast University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from California Coast University.
SVP, Public Sector
With our firm since its founding, Susan Galbreath oversees all HR functions including hiring, compliance and benefits administration. She holds the same responsibilities for our sister companies, PAC Leaders, Locums Choice and Run Consultants. Previously, she was Director of Administration for Locum Leaders, and before that, the Director of Finance for Ballard Designs. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Human Resources Director
Ernie Riddle most recently served as CEO of EnablePath, a boutique Cloud Computing Consulting firm and Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner. He was also the Co-Founder and Former President/CEO of Astadia, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, a Cloud computing, SaaS consulting and Systems Integration company. Prior to that Ernie's esteemed business career included stints as President and CEO of multi-billion dollar companies including Norrell Services and Ryder Systems. He holds a BS, Marketing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA, Finance from Emory University.
Over two decades of health IT consulting, Jeff Mason has led provider transformation, patient flow, operational improvement, and clinical system engagements. As a top Epic consultant with Accenture’s Health Technology Practice, he was recognized for his achievement in operational analysis and improvements. Before consulting, Jeff worked for multiple hospitals and health systems as a Director of Imaging Services. He has a BA in Health Administration from the University of Alabama, and an MS in Health Administration from Tulane University.
VP, Epic Consulting
Vicki Davis has managed multi-million dollar budgets and led organizational readiness and training activities for thousands of end users, including large-scale Epic training and deployment activities at major U.S. hospitals and health systems. Previously, she was an IT Program Director at Stanford Health Care and Sr. Dir, Epic Training for Providence Health and Services. Vicki is a PMP with Agile Project Management training. She holds a BS from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University.
VP, Training and Optimization
As Chief Platform Architect, Ernest Lessenger consults to our clients on a myriad of Salesforce, ServiceNow and enterprise IT needs from network and infrastructure management to software requirements gathering, design, and implementation & development. Previously, he was a strategist and developer for leading Salesforce consulting firms Enable Path and Cloud Sherpas. In addition to 17 Salesforce certifications, he is ServiceNow certified and a certified Scrum Master. He received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rice University, and a BS from Carnegie-Mellon University
Chief Platform Architect
Bob Tomlin has over 28+ years of experience in IT sales and consulting, providing advisory, implementation and application managed services at the CxO level. In his current role, Bob directs key partner relationships, including Nuvolo and ServiceNow, leading several Nuvolo implementations for large clients. He joined Healthcare IT Leaders from IBM, where he led major SAP initiatives as an IBM Project Executive for government and large enterprise customers. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Auburn University.
Managing Director, Delivery and Professional Services
Michael Robin offers our Cerner clients an invaluable perspective gained from a 26-year career at Cerner Corporation, most recently serving as GM, Premier East, supporting customers in the Southeastern United States, including Bay Care Health System, Sisters of Mercy Health System, Memorial Hermann Health System, and Adventist Health System. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The College of the Ozarks.
Senior Director, Cerner Consulting
Larry Todd brings an in-depth understanding of Cerner Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) requirements to client engagements. He is a CPA and former healthcare CFO with 30+ years of Revenue Cycle experience, including 6 years as a Revenue Cycle Consultant for Cerner Corporation. Larry joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Leidos, where he was a Managing Director, Cerner Practice. He is active in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and holds a BASc in Accounting from Avila University.
Larry Todd, CPA
Senior Director, Cerner Revenue Cycle Consulting
Kate Dunn offers our Epic clients invaluable RCM expertise having led Epic Rev Cycle and HIM implementation, Go-Live and optimization initiatives at large healthcare organizations, including Greenville Health and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Previously, she was an Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Consulting for Optimum HIT. She began her career in Revenue Cycle / Healthcare software at SMS/Siemens as an Installation Support specialist and Account Manager. Kate is Epic certified for Resolute Hospital Billing and Single Billing Office. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Senior Director, Epic Revenue Cycle Consulting
Jim Beezley joins our firm after two decades at Cerner Corporation in a variety of client-facing leadership roles. As a senior engagement lead and consultant, his responsibilities included oversight of multiple clinical and revenue cycle projects, client satisfaction, and quality delivery. Most recently, Jim led a complex revenue cycle and ambulatory implementation at St. Luke’s Hospital (MO) to a successful completion. He has also led Cerner engagements at Adventist Health, and Integris Health. Jim holds a BS, Management from William Jewell College.
Director, Cerner Consulting
Amit Hadra offers healthcare clients over 20 years experience as a senior leader on complex EHR and IT projects. He began his career at Epic Systems, where he worked as a PM and team lead on several products, including EpicCare Ambulatory, EpicCare Inpatient, EpicWeb, and Clarity Reporting. He has also worked as an IT leader for two hospitals and as a senior consultant delivering varied solutions for large health systems and the federal government (CDC). Amit holds a BS, Biomedical Sciences and an MS, Human Genetics from the University of Michigan.
Director, Epic Practice
Colin joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he was a Revenue Cycle Transformation Consultant. He began his career in Revenue Cycle at Triage Consulting Group as a consultant conducting audits and analysis on hospital claims to ensure accuracy of payment and claim coding.
Associate Director, Revenue Cycle Operations
David Muntz is a principal at StarBridge Advisors, a strategic partner to Healthcare IT Leaders. His diverse career spans IT leadership roles at major health systems and federal policymaking. He is a past CIO at Texas Health Resources and Baylor Health Care System. In 2012, David accepted an appointment to serve as the first CIO at ONC (Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator) through 2013. He has twice been named CHIME’s Innovator of the Year, and in 2014 the CHIME Board presented him its CIO Legacy Award. David holds an MA from Southern Methodist University and an AB from Columbia College.
Principal, StarBridge Advisors
Sue Schade is a Principal at StarBridge Advisors, a strategic partner to Healthcare IT Leaders, offering advisory services, interim leadership and CxO search capabilities. A nationally recognized industry thought leader, Sue recently served as interim chief information officer at Stony Brook Medicine on Long Island and at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Sue has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare information technology management, and was recognized as the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year in 2014. She holds an MBA degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois.
Principal, StarBridge Advisors
Daniel Adams offers our clients over 30 years of healthcare revenue cycle management experience, including 15 years as a Director of Patient Financial Services and 8+ years in RCM consulting. Dan is an expert in building and managing claims systems, contract management systems and revenue integrity data systems, and has deep experience with leading industry solutions. Previously, he was executive director of revenue cycle with Cerner Corporation.
Kathy Pilkey joined Healthcare IT Leaders from SmartSearch, an independent staffing consultancy, which she owned and operated. Prior to that, she held senior account executive and recruitment positions at Management Recruiters International (MRI) and Jackson and Coker. Kathy has a BBA in Marketing from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
National Account Director
Rory previously worked in Business Development for Cervello, a leading service provider for business analytics, performance management and data management solutions. He holds a BS in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
National Account Director
As a National Account Director, Christine Devine helps hospitals and health systems meet their critical IT workforce needs. Christine joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Locum Leaders, where she was the Business Development Director for Surgery and Anesthesia. Prior to that she owned and operated her own staffing firm and worked as a Senior Account Manager at OM5, a division of Management Recruiters International, the world's largest contingency staff recruiting firm.
National Account Director
As VP, National Accounts, Alicia Perrin builds deep and enduring relationships with strategic healthcare clients and systems integrators. Alicia joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce and Randstad, where she worked for over a decade as a National Account Director.
VP National Accounts
Joe Mauro has over three decades of health IT consulting and software experience. He began his career at Siemens, where he spent 30 years working with C-suite executives to drive performance improvement and clinical transformation as a National Director for Strategic Accounts. He joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Huron Healthcare, where he was a Managing Director. Joe holds a BA, Business from Villanova University.
National Account Director
With 30+ years in the software and services industry, Tom offers our clients an established a track record of building and managing relationships, processes and teams. His career spans account leadership roles with industry leading software and services firms, including Arthur Andersen, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle, IBM and B2B Workforce (a Randstad company). He holds a BS, Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
GM, Business Solutions
Josh joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Locum Leaders, an AMN company, where he was vice president of business development. He has also held client development roles at Carter Baldwin and Jackson and Coker. He has a BA in Corporate Communications and Business Administration from Elon University.
Director, Client Advisors
As Director of our Permanent Practice, Andrea’s focus is helping our customers attract and hire the best health IT talent for their full-time needs. Prior to joining Healthcare IT Leaders, Andrea was a Senior Director, Client Services for HCTec. Before that, she worked in business development as a Market Manager for ITAC Solutions. Andrea holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Alabama.
Director, Permanent Recruiting
Matt began his career directly out of college as a Consultant Advisor at Healthcare IT Leaders. He is a graduate of the University of Denver.
Heshan came to Healthcare IT Leaders directly out of Georgia College, where he studied economics and accounting.
Ned is an experienced sales leader who joined our firm from Student City, where he was a Senior Sales Manager. He holds a BA, History from the University of Massachusetts.
Justin came to Healthcare IT Leaders from Assurgent Medical Solutions, a retained physician search firm, where he was Director of Physician Recruitment. Prior to that, he was a Staffing Manager at Robert Half International. He has an MBA from Troy University and a BS in Finance from Jacksonville State University.
Director, Consultant Advisors
With two decades of technical recruitment experience, Dimple focuses principally on Epic and BI/Data roles for Healthcare IT Leaders. She joined our firm from B2B Workforce, where she worked for nearly a decade as a recruiter and resource manager, specializing in SAP and ERP. Originally from India, Dimple holds a Bachelor's of Commerce, Accounting and Finance from University of Mumbai.
Christine previously worked as a recruiting specialist for Hire Up Consulting. Prior to that she held the position of media director for Revolution Church, drawing on her background in marketing and video production. She has a BS in Communications and Broadcasting from the University of Tennessee.
Neika joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Hire Velocity, where she was Team Lead Recruiter. Prior to that she was a Program Coordinator at the Georgia Cancer Foundation. She holds an AA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Andy has worked in technical recruiting for nearly 20 years, most recently as a Senior Resource Manager at eCommQuest. Prior to that he held resource management and recruiting roles at B2B Workforce and Acsys IT. He has a BS in Economics from Auburn University.
Philip previously worked at Patriot Technical Consulting, a staffing firm specializing in engineering and design jobs. Before that, he was a staffing manager for OfficeTeam, a business development manager at Symphony Services and a loan officer. Phil has an Associate of Business Administration from Hesser College.
Candace joined Healthcare IT Leaders from H&A Consulting, where she was a senior healthcare IT recruiter. She has also held staffing and human resources roles for MedPro Personnel, HRWorks and Royal Staffing Services. She has a BS in Business Administration/Human Resources from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Andrew joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Cloud Sherpas where he worked as a Google for Work consultant. Prior to that he was a staffing manager for Accounttemps, a division of Robert Half. He holds a BS in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Alabama.
John is a graduate of Colby College (BA, Economics), where he played Lacrosse and earned multiple honors including USILA Scholar All-American. All-NESCAC, and Team Co-MVP.
Braniff joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Randstad, where he was a resource manager specializing in IT recruitment. He has a bachelor's degree in sports marketing from Furman University, where he played quarterback and still holds several passing records.
Jared joined Healthcare IT Leaders in 2017 and has held a variety of roles including Associate Consultant Advisor and Client Advisor. He holds a BA in History from Bridgewater State (MA) University.
Larry joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Salem State College (MA) where he graduated with a BA in Journalism and Sports Management.
Shaun comes to Healthcare IT Leaders from the teaching profession. Prior to joining our firm, he taught literature and composition to high school students in Greater Atlanta. He holds an MA in Teaching and Secondary Education from Georgia College.
Caitlin's career in recruitment and healthcare staffing includes physician recruitment roles at Vista Staffing and Hayman Daugherty. She holds a BS from DeVry University.
Jessica joined Healthcare IT Leaders from SurePower Consulting, where she was a technical consultant recruiter. She holds an MBA from Northern Michigan University.
Gen worked in staffing and sales for over a decade before joining Healthcare IT Leaders. She holds a BSBA in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.
Tosha Smith joined our firm in 2016 and previously worked as a Payroll Specialist and as a Sourcing Specialist for our sister firm, Run Consultants. As an Associate Consultant Advisor, she supports the recruiting team by identifying and vetting prospective consulting candidates.
Associate Consultant Advisor
Mark Parker brings over 25 years of software development and IT support experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. He currently oversees all technical operations and budgets, including local, remote, and vendor provided resources. He holds a BA from the University of South Carolina.
Chief Technology Officer
Trish brings a wealth of IT recruitment experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. She previously held account and program management roles at Elevated Resources and B2B Workforce. Trish studied Journalism and English at Temple University.
Customer Success Director
Debbie joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce where she held several roles including Delivery Manager. Prior to that, she was an Inside Sales Representative for IBM. She holds a BA in Political Science from Kent State.
Customer Success Manager
As a Customer Success Manager, Pam Keth draws on her extensive experience in practice operations, HR, business management and accounting. She has worked as a Resource and Delivery Manager for Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM and OmniPoint Staffing. She began her career as an accountant and senior auditor and has worked as a financial software consultant. She holds a BS in Accounting and a (2nd) BS in Computer Applications from Clarion University (PA).
Customer Success Manager
Nimi Kuruvilla is a former Client Advisor and Consultant Advisor for our firm. She joined Healthcare IT Leaders from the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Previously she worked as an office manager for Athens (GA) Family Dental.
Customer Success Manager
With a background in military and private sector operations and project/resource management, Paul Gawryszewski brings 30+ years of leadership experience to each client engagement. His project management career spans multiple IT and workforce solutions companies, including Randstad and Siebel Systems. He began his career in the U.S. Navy, where during his final tour he was responsible for running all Allied communications in the 1st Gulf War. Paul is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in General Engineering
As Sales Operations Manager, Lindsey Gray manages sales enablement and CRM administration. She previously served as our company's first 'Happiness Coordinator,' building positive relationships with our field consultants to ensure their success and retention. Previously, she was a recruitment specialist and travel coordinator for Locum Leaders, a physician staffing firm. Lindsey holds a BA in Psychology from Bennett College.
Sales Operations Manager
Heather is a primary liaison to our consultants, ensuring their success and happiness while on assignments. Her experience in healthcare and recruitment spans 15 years with leading staffing companies. Heather has worked in healthcare credentialing for AMN Healthcare, Locum Leaders and Jackson Healthcare. She also manages credentialing for PAC Leaders and Locums Choice, Healthcare IT Leaders sister companies. She holds a BA in Business Management from the University of West Georgia.
Consultant Success Manager
Sharon supports critical accounting functions for Healthcare IT Leaders as a Billing Specialist. She joined our firm from B2B Workforce, where she worked as a Client Services Manager.
Lisa Tigert supports critical accounting functions for Healthcare IT Leaders as a Billing Specialist. Previously, she was a long-time Executive Assistant at MVE + Partners, a leading Architecture and Design firm in Irvine, Calif.
As Compliance Manager, Deirdre Kurnett offers travel and compliance support to our national consulting team. She previously directed Marketing for Doremi Technologies in Burbank, CA. She has also held marketing and client services roles for NBC News and Spirit Aviation. Deirdre holds a BS in Business Adminstration and Management from the University of Redlands.
Lindsey Albright has over 13 years of Payroll Management and Operations experience in several sectors of business and payroll operating systems. Previously, she was an Accounting Manager at Alex Roush Architects, and before that, Operations Manager/Bracnch Administrator for Randstad Technologies, where she managed various aspects of onboarding, including background checks and expense management. She holds a BA, Political Science, from Georgia State University.
Susan Spitale joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Locum Leaders where she was the company's longtime payroll coordinator. Prior to that she managed accounts payable for The Garrett Group. She holds a BS, English from Georgia State University.
Leslie supports a variety of important sales and marketing activities at Healthcare IT Leaders, including CRM administration and consultant engagement. She began her career as a Director of Media Relations for Converse College. She has worked as a copywriter and editor for financial services firms and as a freelancer. Leslie holds a BA in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Georgia.
Sales Support Specialist
Natalie manages billing for Healthcare IT Leaders and our sister company, Locums Choice. Previously, she was Assistant Comptroller for Exact Direct, where she managed accounting and billing functions for multiple divisions. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.