Our Team

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Rajib

Ghosh

Rajib is an Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) Fellow and has 25 years of technology experience in various industry verticals where he had management roles in Software Engineering, Program Management, Product Management, Business and Strategy Development.  He served as technology consultant for global companies like Caterpillar, Nortel, CSX Transportation, and Marconi Telecom.

Rajib is currently the founder and CEO of Health Roads, an Health IT consulting company and a technology advisor for the Alameda County’s Whole Person Care program where he is crafting the technology vision and roadmap for the social Health Information Exchange for the County. Prior to that Rajib served as the Chief Data and Transformation Officer at CHCN, an Alameda County based primary care Clinic Network and Managed Care organization that managed 140,000 lives. He held executive responsibility to bring efficiency, scale and data driven decision culture within the Managed Care business. His major accomplishments include turning around Utilization Management, IT and Customer Care departments by digitizing business processes and utilizing operational analytics. He also led a large scale multi-organizational Data Governance program and a $20+ million dollar Electronic Health Record initiative.

Prior to that Rajib spent a decade in US healthcare industry in medical device , medical software and telehealth and telemedicine solution companies.  He held senior positions at Hill-Rom, Solta Medical and Bosch Healthcare. Rajib writes a regular column for INFORMS on healthcare analytics.  He also speaks at various healthcare conferences.

Rajib has BE in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, ME in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He also holds certification from Anderson School of Business, UCLA on managing safety net organizations. He lives in the beautiful Silicon Valley, California with his wife and one son.

 
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Jessica

Hanserd

Jessica has served as the Principal and Founder of Hanserd Health Care Solutions for 10 years and has spent 14 years leading teams, collaborating with talented care providers and leveraging data driven insights to reimagine, plan and transform health care.  She has supported dozens of innovation and improvement initiatives with major health care systems and payers in the California healthcare marketplace and is most passionate about supporting innovations and evidence-based programs that close critical care gaps to drastically improve people’s lives.  As a Director in a large health system, she helped develop and grow a Center for Medicare Medicaid Innovation award-winning care management program that saved payers $90 million over a 3-year period while breaking cycles of crisis and satisfying patients’ greatest unmet needs.  She led startup operations and played a key role in developing that program from a pilot to 14 teams serving 2,900 patients across 19 counties.  Her leadership and approach are organized, targeted and human centered.  Jessica holds an MBA from St Mary’s College of California and is a trained practitioner of Lean, Six Sigma and Human Centered Design.  She is skilled in:

  • “Lean” Management and Methods

  • Business Process Analysis

  • Project Management

  • Program Management

  • Change Management

  • Case Management and Care Coordination for Vulnerable Populations

 
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Jose

Reyes

Jose has over 15 years of experience in various aspects of the healthcare industry, from client-level roles in customer care and community health education and outreach to enterprise-level roles in healthcare analytics, operations and project management. 
 
He has brought his knowledge and expertise of the healthcare industry to senior-level roles in the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors and is skilled in analyzing business processes and developing, implementing cost-saving solutions to streamline operations.  He has extensive experience working with benefit management and claim payment systems, as well as analytic tools specializing in population health and provider efficiency and effectiveness. 
 
Along with multiple certifications in Data Science, Six Sigma, and Business Analytics, Jose holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University.

 
 
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Shankar

Roy

Shankar has over 20 years of experience in design, developing and scaling software solutions and platforms. He was pivotal in building the first big data platform in Cisco Services. He has engaged with multiple startups in the insurance (ClaimIQ - acquired by Mitchell International), healthcare (Tata Consultancy Services) and finance (Quantiply Corp) industry. He has leveraged new technology for solving business challenges with quantifiable ROI based on data metrics.

Shankar has expertise in:

  • Lean and agile software development methodology

  • Leveraging data and artificial intelligence to make data-driven decisions and automation

  • Enterprise as well as Self-service Business Intelligence platform set up using Tableau, Pentaho, Qlik View, and Power BI

  • Data preparation (e.g., cleansing, validation, transformation) using tools like Paxata

  • Data integration, messaging and streaming tools like Apache Kafka, Flink, Casandra

  • Data catalog, metadata, or master data management 

  • Real-time analytics and/or event monitoring with tools like Splunk, ELK and Sumo Login

  • Data lakes leveraging Hadoop or Spark cluster

  • Artificial intelligence including machine learning and NLP with tools like Python and TensorFlow

 

He lives in the beautiful city of Pleasanton, California with his wife and son.

 
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Teddie

Pierce

Teddie served as a Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator for Sonoma County, CA from 2011-2016 and an independent HMIS consultant from 2016 to date.  She is the Managing Founder of Social Services Data Solutions, Inc., a consultancy providing HMIS capacity services in the area of database administration, training, custom reporting and statement of work development.

 

She has served on the Board of the National Human Services Data Consortium since 2015 and provides HMIS subject matter expertise to Training Development Associates, a HUD Technical Assistance Provider.  She contributed to the development of the HUD Vendor Tools including the Vendor Contract Monitoring and HMIS Software Vendor Capacity checklists. 

 

Since 2016 she has contracted with five California Continuum of Care’s encompassing 11 counties.

 

Teddie’s core capabilities include:

 

  • HMIS capacity building for decision-makers

  • Training program design

  • Coordinated Entry specification

  • HMIS implementation planning and project management

  • Project specific assessment and reporting design using Human Centered Design and Journey Mapping

  • Data policy development

 
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Nelson

Tan

Nelson Tan has over 25 years in the Information Technology Industry.  He has had wide range of experiences, from Developer to Program Management, from small to multi-year projects.  He has worked and consulted in High-Tech, Banking, and Health-Care - Western Digital, Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Data Systems, Wells Fargo, Blackhawk Network, Alameda County Public Works, and Alameda County Care Connect (Health Care Services Agency); and had worked with their Finance, Accounting, Treasury Management, Sales Finance, Sales & Marketing, Channel Sales, Inventory, Distribution, Warehousing, Manufacturing, QA, and Engineering R&D groups.  He has also been an ISO 9000 Internal Auditor.

Nelson has worked for Alameda County Public Works agency as well as for the Health Care Services Agency for the last two years. Prior to that he spent many years in the Financial industry working for Wells Fargo Bank. For the last two years Nelson has worked as a Data Architect for the Alameda County Care Connect program providing technical expertise to the development of the Social Health Information Exchange and Community Health Record (CHR) IT infrastructure.

 

His technology experiences included:

 

  • Data Architecture

  • Workflow Analysis

  • Business Process Automation

  • Oracle and SQL Server Development

  • Oracle and SQL Server DBA and Performance Analysis & Tuning

  • Data Warehousing and Data Mart Development

  • Business Intelligence Development

  • SharePoint Development

 
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Kumar
Vengadabady

Kumar Vengadabady is an Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) Fellow and an accomplished Health Information Technology (HIT) professional with a strong track-record of enabling healthcare organizations reach better future state. With 20 years of experience in healthcare domains like Medical Informatics, Health Information Systems, Healthcare Quality & Analytics, Healthcare Operations, and Project Management, Kumar has delivered high value results that benefited organizations, communities they serve and their patients.

In his current role as Strategic Project Management Consultant, Kumar is leading optimization initiatives within healthcare organizations that have resulted in:

  • Increased implementation velocity (20%)

  • Staff productivity (15%),

  • Reduced implementation timeline (2 weeks), and

  • Development of an implementation resource capacity and utilization model for forecasting and allocation of resources.

He has successfully managed and delivered projects on time and full scope to clients across the country.

Kumar has extensive experience with EHR systems like Epic Systems. He manages design, build, implementation & optimization, upgrades & versioning, and peripheral technology management. He has successfully led and delivered Epic MyChart project across 8 hospitals of the TriHealth System at Cincinnati, OH. There, he also delivered several improvisation projects including clinical documentation tools for Epic Ambulatory, Inpatient, and clinical specialty like Orthopedics. On another mandate at Temple University Cancer Center, Philadelphia PA, he successfully managed Epic Ambulatory Go Live support project. At Rochester Regional Health, Kumar was responsible for Epic and other Information Systems, and led multidisciplinary teams for implementation planning, feasibility study, requirements documentation, scoping, capacity estimation testing requirements and training thru Go Live readiness for Epic modules. He chaired Geriatrics Advisory Committee and Change Control Committee. He was an active member of Epic advisory committees like Adult Primary Care Advisory Group, Post-acute and Long-term Care Advisory Group, Clinical Compliance Committee, and Quality Advisory Group.

Kumar is a medico and holds Master degrees in Hospital Administration and Medical Informatics. He is Epic certified in Epic Physician Builder, Epic Cadence, and Epic Super User in several modules. Kumar holds an active Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from Project Management Institute.