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Amato Amarain

Chief Financial Officer of the Combined Medical Group, RWJBarnabas Health

Amato Amarain is the Chief Financial Officer of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health. He has been managing the growth and stability of the Medical Group providers for the last three years and is responsible for the financial oversight as well as all reporting for the Medical Group. Before joining RWJBarnabas Health, he served as Vice President of Finance for Northwell Health Physician Partners, as well as spent time at the New York City-based Continuum Health Partners and as a consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP to national health care systems, such as Covenant Health Systems, NYU Medical Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Stanford Medical Center.

 

Mark Bayer

President, Bayer Strategic Consulting

Host, “When Science Speaks” Podcast

Chief of Staff, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (retired)

Mark is an international keynote speaker and consultant specializing in strategic communication, legislative strategy, and the art and science of influence-building. A former Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during a 20-year career working in Congress, Mark created the RISE | System™️ (Raising the Influence of Scientists and Engineers), a unique formula of proven rhetorical tools, influence principles, and strategic communication techniques to help scientists, engineers, and executives get funding, advance their careers, and build key professional relationships.

 

Mark’s work has appeared in Science, Forbes, The New Yorker, TeenVOGUE, and ThriveGlobal. He has been featured in IEEE-USA’s “Lessons on Leadership” column and serves as a guest lecturer in the Science Policy Bootcamp course at Cornell University’s Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering.  Host of the weekly podcast When Science Speaks, Mark explores communications, science policy, and career issues affecting grad students, PhDs, executives, and senior scientists. Mark is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Master in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

 

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Frances Berger

Performance and Financial Systems Manager, Eversource Energy

Frances Berger is the Performance and Financial Systems Manager at Eversource Energy, a fortune 500 company. Frances is an experienced finance professional, combining her early background in financial services with more recent experience in the energy industry. Her professional focus is on leveraging systems to improve business processes and provide business insight. Her educational background includes an MBA with Finance concentration and certifications in Project Management and Process Improvement.

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Peter Birdsong

Sales Analyst, Georgia Crown

Peter Birdsong is the Sales Analyst for Georgia Crown Distributing Co. and covers the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee for the company. He started out in sales with Georgia Crown 13 years ago and has been in his current role for 6 years. Peter is responsible for implementing and developing programs, processes and analytics that help support the sales force in their day-to-day activities in the field. With this development, he works with all departments of the company to ensure fluidity between sales and other departments. Peter also trains the sales force on new technology and programs brought into the company to ensure full understanding and capabilities of available tools.

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Joseph Canina
Performance Management Consultant, Eversource Energy

Joseph Canina is a Performance Management Consultant at Eversource Energy, a Fortune 500 company. Upon graduating with a BA in English, he began his career in Computer Operations and Application Systems development, then later utilized his systems experience from a business perspective. Throughout his career, Joseph has endeavored to bridge the gap between business needs and information technology. He began his current position at Eversource implementing its first performance application system while also directly providing performance reporting support for business areas. His current role is focused on Performance and Financial Systems support.

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Sam Carey

Director of Digital, Petalfast

Sam Carey currently leads Digital for Petalfast, a cannabis sales + marketing agency. He was an early entrant into the cannabis industry with multiple eCommerce, CRM, B2B Automation, and BI builds across Cultivation, CPG, and Distribution models. Prior to finding joy in the wild west that is cannabis, Sam led Marketing efforts across Real Estate, Life Sciences, CPG, Video Game, and Entertainment industries. He currently focuses on solving the problem of delivering hyper simplified Digital solutions in a new, chaotic industry that support revenue growth. Sam is also a Pacific Coast Business Times 40 under 40 Recipient.

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Mary Jane Darling
Director, Data Analytics, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

With over 30 years of healthcare IT experience, MJ Darling has worked with hospitals, health plans, providers, vendors and consulting firms to develop healthcare applications, implement technology solutions and provide data analytics and business intelligence.  She is passionate about delivering insights through data and has developed the Data Analytics Program at CHKD, where they are focused on deploying an analytics-focused data management platform and self-service bi tools within a data governance framework.  

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George Dealy

Vice President of Healthcare Applications, Dimensional Insight

As vice president of healthcare applications, George is responsible for Dimensional Insight’s product direction in the healthcare market. His past experience working with healthcare organizations to streamline information delivery mechanisms gives George a unique perspective on the challenges all organizations face in effectively distributing business-critical information to varied user sets. George has more than 25 years of information technology experience with past senior management roles in business development, product management, professional services, and sales at PatientKeeper, e.Piphany, and Sybase. He holds a master’s in computer science from Union College and a bachelor’s in applied economics from Cornell University.

Kathleen Fitzgerald

Clinical Performance Improvement Specialist, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Kathleen is a Clinical Performance Improvement Specialist at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas, California.  Originally from Detroit, she started her career in automotive quality before moving into healthcare.

In her current role Kathleen leads quality improvement teams as well as championing the expansion of Dimensional Insight® within the organization. She is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Data Analytics Certified Professional, and she holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).

 

Shaun Foaden

Managing Director, Dimensional Insight Netherlands

Shaun Foaden is Managing Director of Dimensional Insight Netherlands. He spent 25 years working in industry and consulting before joining the company in 2011. His experience covers R&D and New Product Development in the FMCG industry, and management and business processing consulting in the manufacturing and processing industries. Shaun was born in Durban, South Africa and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an MBA from Warwick Business School, and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Julie Lamoureux

Senior Healthcare Consultant, Dimensional Insight

Julie Lamoureux is a Senior Healthcare Consultant at Dimensional Insight and an expert in performance and quality improvement. Her role is to support performance improvement efforts by assisting organizations to operationalize their measures and to create dashboards that monitor key metrics. Her experience working as a statistician in performance improvement in a hospital gave her the skills necessary to assist healthcare organizations in their data driven decision making efforts.

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Jennifer A. Monteleone
Senior Manager, Decision Support, RWJBarnabas Health Combined Medical Group, NJ

Jennifer A. Monteleone, Senior Manager, Decision Support, joined RWJBarnabas Health Combined Medical Group, part of New Jersey’s RWJBarnabas Health system, two years ago, bringing her 18 years of experience at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. At RWJBarnabas Health, she leads her team in data analytics and reporting, and tracking key performance indicators. She excels at developing best practices to enhance team productivity and creating thoughtful reports critical to management decision-making. As a volunteer EMT for the North Brunswick, New Jersey, First Aid & Rescue Squad, Jennifer is certified in first aid, CPR, trauma, and other emergency response skills, and also volunteers as an active member of Rolling Thunder Inc., committed to seeking full accountability for Prisoners of War and advocating for veterans and their families.

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Tomeka Munford

Consultant, Dimensional Insight

Tomeka is a DI Consultant who aspires to inspire. With a background in Business Intelligence Engineering, her career expands over several industries including beverage alcohol and higher education. Using real-world examples, Tomeka sheds light on how the invaluable talent each person brings to your organization can positively impact your mission.

Fred Powers

Founder & CEO, Dimensional Insight

As co-founder and chief executive officer of Dimensional Insight, Fred leads the overall strategy of the company. He co-founded Dimensional Insight in 1989 with Stan Zanarotti. Fred’s philosophy is that by supporting the customer and employee, the customer and employee will support Dimensional Insight. Prior to co-founding Dimensional Insight, Fred served as a U.S. Naval Officer at the Pentagon. As a defense contractor, he engineered database development projects relating to the status of forces, and at Honeywell, he designed information systems for business processes relating to sales, marketing, and service.

 

Kathy Sucich

Vice President of Marketing, Dimensional Insight

Kathy is vice president of marketing at Dimensional Insight. She has spent her career in a variety of communications, public relations, and marketing roles. Kathy also hosts the Smarter Healthcare Podcast and is secretary and communications chair for the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Jeff Williams
Director of SAP Systems, Empire Distributors

Leveraging a prior life as a CPA with 25-years of ERP experience working on a wide range of SAP projects, Jeff leads a talented team of IT professionals providing solutions across Empire Distributors’ 13 sales offices and 9 warehouses in GA, TN, NC, and CO. An early decision to migrate Dimensional Insight’s ProDiver from multiple state-based on-premise installations to a single instance DI Cloud solution proved to be a key success factor as the team rolled out SAP throughout the organization over multiple years. Migration of key applications to the cloud has allowed the team to focus on core competencies without the burden of managing on-premise applications and all that goes with that model.

Stan Zanarotti

Founder & CTO, Dimensional Insight

As co-founder and chief technology officer of Dimensional Insight, Stan is responsible for leading technology development. Stan co-founded Dimensional Insight with Fred Powers in 1989. His programming expertise allowed for the development of what would become Dimensional Insight’s fully integrated end-to-end enterprise business intelligence platform, Diver Platform.

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