About Us

Our HistoryWe put customers first. It works for us.

We started Healthcare IT Leaders in 2011 with a “customer first” philosophy that guides everything we do. Since that time, we’ve helped a lot of large healthcare employers meet their EMR, ERP, CRM and BI talent challenges, and we’ve matched thousands of highly qualified IT professionals to great jobs.

Along the way, we’ve won a few awards for our outstanding workforce culture, and we’ve given back to others in our community — a core value that’s important to us.

Our talented team has a depth of experience in healthcare, IT recruitment and consulting that’s hard to match. Some of us have been doing this for a long (long) time for some of the largest companies in the world. It’s what we do best, and it’s what we love to do.

Our Team

Bob Bailey Bob Bailey Principal and Founder
Bob Bailey was previously a co-founder and principal at the consulting and IT services firm B2B Workforce, where he developed strategic partnerships with SAP America, Accenture, IBM, Deloitte and BearingPoint. In 2007, the company was ranked on the INC 5,000 as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and was acquired by Vedior (now Randstad), a $30B global staffing solutions company. Previously, he was a partner at Atlanta-based ICON Search and Consulting, acquired in 1998 by Acsys, Inc. Bob has a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Russ Rudish Russ Rudish Principal
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.
Ted Justiss Ted Justiss Chief Operating Officer
Ted Justiss was previously Chief Operating Officer for B2B Workforce, where he oversaw 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 has a BBA from the University of Georgia.
Brad Elster Brad Elster Principal
Brad was previously President of B2B Workforce, a Randstad company. 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 is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Ernie Riddle Ernie Riddle Principal
Ernie most recently served as CEO of EnablePath, a boutique Cloud Computing Consulting firm and Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner, where he lead the company through a rapid growth phase and acquisition. 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.
Bruce Wideberg Bruce Wideberg SVP NE
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.
Tom Galbreath Tom Galbreath Chief Financial Officer
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.
Dr. Keith Marsh Dr. Keith Marsh SVP Public Sector
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.
Alex Gramling Alex Gramling Chief Marketing Officer
Alex brings over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience to Healthcare IT Leaders. He was previously VP of Marketing at the specialty pharmacy division of Express Scripts. He has also held management roles at several venture-backed, health startups, including drugstore.com. Alex holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MS from Miami University of Ohio.
Ray Kelly Ray Kelly Chief Cloud Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in enterprise analytics and business intelligence, Ray joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where he was a VP, specializing in SAP and BusinessObjects delivery and implementation. He has also held IT management positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Deloitte Consulting. Ray is a graduate of Trenton State College.
Ernest Lessenger Ernest Lessenger Chief Platform Officer
Ernest brings 16+ years experience as a Software Architect, Business Analyst, and Developer to our clients. 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
Mark Parker Mark Parker Chief Technology Officer
Mark 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.
Ken Boyett Ken Boyett GM & VP, Cerner Practice
Ken joins Healthcare IT Leaders after a 25+ year career at Cerner Corporation where he held a variety of consultative, project management and leadership roles. He holds an MBA in management from Baker University, and a BS in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Jeff Mason Jeff Mason VP, Epic Practice
Jeff joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Accenture’s Health Technology Practice, where he served clients in provider transformation, patient flow, operational improvement and clinical system engagements. As one of the firm’s leading healthcare consultants, he was recognized for his achievements in operational analysis and improvements. He has a BA in Health Administration from the University of Alabama, and an MS in Health Administration from Tulane University.
Larry Todd, CPA Larry Todd, CPA Sr. Dir, Cerner Revenue Cycle Consulting
Larry supports our Cerner clients in the implementation and optimization of Revenue Cycle solutions. He is a former healthcare CFO with 30+ years of Revenue Cycle experience, including 6 years as a Revenue Cycle Consultant for Cerner Corporation. Most recently, Larry held the title of Managing Director-Cerner Practice at Leidos.
Kate Dunn Kate Dunn Sr. Dir, Epic Revenue Cycle Consulting
Kate joined Healthcare IT Leaders from the consulting firm Optimum HIT, where she was the Executive Director of Revenue Cycle consulting. 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.
Mike Robin Mike Robin Sr. Dir, Cerner Consulting
Michael 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The College of the Ozarks.
Jim Beezley Jim Beezley Director, Cerner Consulting
Jim spent much of his career at Cerner Corp in various customer facing roles and brings decades of Cerner engagement and consulting experience to each client roject. He has supported health system leaders with strategic goal setting & road-mapping, migration from legacy systems, implementations and optimizations, and user adoption.
Vicki Davis Vicki Davis VP, Epic Training and Optimization
Vicki helps hospitals prepare and train their end-users for EMR activation, adoption and long-term success.

She comes to Healthcare IT Leaders with 20+ years of healthcare and project management experience, including recent leadership positions at Stanford Health Care as the IT Program Director for Epic Beaker, and Providence Health and Services, where she was Senior Director, Epic Training and Deployment.
Joe Mauro Joe Mauro National Director, Business Development
Joe Mauro joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Huron Healthcare, where he was a Managing Director. Previously, he was National Director, Strategic Accounts at Siemens Medical, where he worked with C-suite executives at leading health systems to drive performance improvement, process re-engineering, and clinical transformation.
Bob Tomlin Bob Tomlin Managing Director, Delivery and Professional Services
Bob 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's of Engineering; Computer Science from Auburn University.
Alicia Perrin Alicia Perrin VP, National Accounts
Alicia joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where she worked for over a decade, building strategic relationships with leading consultancies and systems integrators.
Kathy Pilkey Kathy Pilkey National Account Director
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.
Rory Calnan Rory Calnan 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.
Christine Devine Christine Devine National Account Director
Christine previously held business development roles at Locum Leaders, an AMN company. 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.
Josh Campbell Josh Campbell Director, Client Advisors
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.
Matt Kasperzak Matt Kasperzak Client Advisor
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 Rodrigo Heshan Rodrigo Client Advisor
Heshan came to Healthcare IT Leaders directly out of Georgia College, where he studied economics and accounting.
Nimi Kuruvilla Nimi Kuruvilla Client Advisor
Nimi joins 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.
Ned Grady Ned Grady Client Advisor
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.
Paul Gawryszewski Paul Gawryszewski Cerner Program Manager
Paul Gawryszewski, a 1984 grad of the US Naval Academy, joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Randstad where he served as VP of Operations for its enterprise IT staffing division, B2B Workforce. During his naval career Paul completed 4 overseas deployments and served as a Communications Officer during the 1st Gulf War.
Justin Couch Justin Couch Director, Consultant Advisors
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.
Neika Powell Neika Powell Consultant Advisor
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 Bryant Andy Bryant Consultant Advisor
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.
Dimple Kochikar Dimple Kochikar Consultant Advisor
Dimple joined Healthcare IT Leaders from B2B Workforce, where she worked for nearly a decade as a recruiter and resource manager. She also leads SAP recruitment at Healthcare IT Leader's sister firm, RunE2E.
Christine Woods Christine Woods Consultant Advisor
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.
Philip West Philip West Consultant Advisor
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 Bush Candace Bush Consultant Advisor
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.
Caitlin Gentry Caitlin Gentry Consultant Advisor
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.
Andrew Hein Andrew Hein Consultant Advisor
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
Braniff Bonaventure Braniff Bonaventure Consultant Advisor
Braniff joined Healthcare IT Leaders from Randstad, where he was a Resource Manager specializing in IT recruitment. He has a Bachelor's in Sports Marketing from Furman University, where he played Quarterback and still holds several passing records.
Eric Galanis Eric Galanis Consultant Advisor
Eric comes to Healthcare IT Leaders from Oxford International, a division of On Assignment, where he was a technical recruiter. He has a BA in Marketing from LeMoyne College, where he played Lacrosse and was a member of the school's 2013 Division II national championship team.
John Jennings John Jennings Consultant Advisor
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.
Larry Saggese Larry Saggese Consultant Advisor
Larry joins Healthcare IT Leaders from Salem State College (MA) where he graduated with a BA in Journalism and Sports Management.
Shaun Manny Shaun Manny Consultant Advisor
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.
Jared Fudge Jared Fudge Consultant Advisor
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.
Jessica Plemmons Jessica Plemmons Consultant Advisor
Jessica joined Healthcare IT Leaders from SurePower Consulting, where she was a technical consultant recruiter. She holds an MBA from Northern Michigan University.
Gen Edenfield Gen Edenfield Consultant Advisor
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.
Trish Brashear Trish Brashear Director, Customer Success
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.
Susan Galbreath Susan Galbreath Director, HR
Susan has been with Healthcare IT Leaders since inception as Director of HR. Prior to that she was Director of Adminstration at Locum Leaders. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Debbie Tracy Debbie Tracy Delivery Manager
Debbie joins 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.
Lindsey Gray Lindsey Gray Sales Operations Manager
Lindsey builds positive relationships with clients and consultants as the company’s first Happiness Coordinator and Retention Manager. She has also worked as a Consultant Advisor for Healthcare IT Leaders and as a Travel Coordinator and Recruiting Specialist for Locum Leaders, a physician staffing firm. Lindsey holds a BA in Psychology from Bennett College.
Deirdre Kurnett Deirdre Kurnett Compliance Manager
Deirdre previously directed Marketing for Doremi Technologies in Burbank, CA. She has also held marketing and client services roles for NBC News and Spirit Aviation. She holds a BS in Business Adminstration and Management from the University of Redlands.
Heather Roberts Heather Roberts Consultant Success Manager
During her career, Heather has worked in healthcare credentialing for AMN Healthcare, Locum Leaders and Jackson Healthcare. She holds a BA in Business Management from the University of West Georgia.
Susan Spitale Susan Spitale HR & Office Manager
Susan 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.
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Working Here

Working hereNamed one of the Best Places to Work in Atlanta, One of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For, ranked on the Inc. 5000 and ranked the Fastest-Growing IT Staffing Firm in the US, Healthcare IT Leaders is always on the lookout for recruitment and sales pros who thrive in a fast-paced, fun work environment. In addition to a great office space and friendly coworkers, we offer a strong benefits package (health insurance, retirement plan, paid gym membership), competitive pay and growth opportunities in an exciting business backed by experienced industry professionals.

Sound interesting? Send a current resume and cover letter to HITcareers@healthcareitleaders.com. If you are a consultant seeking a contract healthcare IT job, use our online job board to see current positions or submit a resume. Healthcare IT Leaders is an eVerify employer.

Giving Back

We care about the communities in which we work and promote giving back and volunteerism as core values of our company. Annually, a percentage of our profit is donated to one or more charitable organizations chosen by our employees. Past recipients of corporate donations include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Camp Sunshine, the Livestrong Foundation, The Jimmy Fund and the Christmas Tree Santas, among others.

Giving Back

Healthcare IT Leaders actively encourages employee involvement in non-profit causes and service projects. Employees can receive paid time off for volunteer activities.