Dr. Paul has dedicated his career to improving healthcare communication based on his blended background as a family doctor, diabetes behavioral management specialist and psychiatrist. He has conducted national research and published extensively in top medical journals including JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine and others. He is an international authority on case management programs, behavior change, treatment adherence, and patient-provider communication.
Rebecca is a 20+ year technologist including 19 years at Microsoft she played a myriad of roles from Office team member, Windows XP leader, and technology strategist for Ray Ozzie the Chief Software Architect. Making the leap from a large corporation to the start up world, she joined Illuminate Ventures in 2010 as Executive in Residence. After helping manage both parents through serious medical conditions at the end of their lives, Rebecca started Health123 with Rachel Lanham because she is passionate about what technology can do to make the world a healthier place. As part of Samepage Health, Rebecca is thrilled to bring her technology prowess to an already thriving healthcare service.
Rachel is a 20+ year marketing and company building maven including 13 years at Razorfish delivering transformational business ideas to major customers including 11 years with Weight Watchers, specializing in brand building, customer acquisition, and “prove it works” analytics. Rachel started Health123 with Rebecca because, as the parent of two small children she was no longer willing to sit on the sidelines as our country continued to become heavier, sicker, and more depressed – technology can reduce the barriers and provide people the tools they need to improve their lives. Joining forces with Samepage Health means Rachel has the ultimate innovative healthcare company story to tell – high tech merging with high touch to transform lives!
Walt has more than two decades of experience in product development and scalable cloud systems, including 10 years at Microsoft working on Windows core technology. Walt joined Moz in 2010 to help scale the organization and cloud-based deep learning and analytics technology, followed by a role as CTO at Health123 where he helped to empower people to understand and improve their health one step at a time. As CTO of Samepage Health, Walt is energized by the opportunity to develop meaningful, scalable technology that supports patients with multiple chronic conditions and their healthcare providers.
Arif is a passionate innovator in, and advocate for healthcare delivery transformation. Arif merges his engineering training with deep experience in healthcare to help clients chart a path, align resources and achieve better outcomes. Arif consults with health systems and private physician groups on developing operational goals, metrics and workflow to improve clinical and business performance. Previously, Arif was Vice President Community Development for Clarity Health Services, a Seattle based Care Coordination company. Arif has a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Washington, a MBA from the Schulich School at York University in Toronto, and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Edmondson has over 24 years of clinical experience as a trainer/presenter, psychotherapist, case manager, program interventionist, and supervisor. He has worked in community mental health, research, and community-based social service settings, while also maintaining a private psychotherapy practice. Mr. Edmondson researched, developed, and implemented HIV prevention interventions for projects at the University of Washington School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has also been involved with several collaborative care clinical trials and training programs. Mr. Edmondson began working directly with Dr. Paul Ciechanowski in 2009 to develop effective trainings for behavioral health issues. These trainings have focused on the practical application and techniques of motivational interviewing, problem solving treatment, and behavioral activation. He has participated in over 50 training seminars with institutions including Providence Health and Services, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation and Ohio State University.
Susan Ruedebusch has been in nursing for 40 years, specializing in chronic disease with focus on diabetes education. She has been board certified as a diabetes educator for more than 25 years. During her 40-year career she has been selected as Nurse of the Year and Diabetes Educator of the year for Washington State. Sue has participated in several clinical trials of collaborative care for multiple conditions and substance abuse. She has also participated in collaborative care training in multiple sites in the U.S. and India. A graduate of the University of South Dakota in 1973, Susan obtained her BS in 2009 from Seattle Pacific University.
Andre is a twenty year technology professional with extensive experience in cloud, large scale software systems, analytics, ERPs, and healthcare. He is passionate about people and the strategic application of technology to solve their complex problems. Andre has turned that passion into numerous global and market leading solutions for companies such as Sage and GE Healthcare. Andre is currently Chief Engineer of Technology and Architecture at GE Healthcare. Previously, he was Director of Engineering and Principal Software Architect at Sage Software.
Dr. Wagner is a general internist/epidemiologist and Director Emeritus of MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. He is a key developer of the Chronic Care Model (CCM), an integral part of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and ACO models.
Shawn is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in healthcare information technology development, with extensive end-to-end product management and product planning experience, managing consumer-facing and enterprise products (spanning multiple geographies worldwide) for companies such as Microsoft, Milliman Care Guidelines, IDX, and GE Healthcare.
Mr. Fitzgerald is an investor and investment banker with 25+ years of experience in which he sourced and executed a wide variety of transactions across multiple industries and capital markets. In addition to being a Director of Samepage, Mr. Fitzgerald is the Chairman and CEO of Orex Exploration Inc., a Canadian junior resource company. He is a founding shareholder and Treasurer of Hesat Acquisition Corporation, an investment company specializing in the agricultural sciences and is a member of the Board of Directors of Epcylon Technologies Inc., a private fintech technology.
Mr. Fitzgerald received a B.A. with Distinction from Bowdoin College, a MSc. (Econ) from The London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fitzgerald is a Canadian and British citizen and lives in Toronto, Ontario and Ketchum, Idaho.
Description: Tom Lawry serves as Director of Worldwide Health for Microsoft. In this role, he works with providers, payors and life sciences in planning and implementing innovative analytical solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe.
He focuses on strategies for health information modernization and advanced analytics applied to performance optimization including machine learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and cognitive computing. He previously served as Director of Organizational Performance for Microsoft’s health incubator (Health Solutions Group).
Prior to Microsoft Tom served as a Senior Director at GE Healthcare with global responsibilities for revenue cycle management analytics and operational performance solutions.
Lawry was founder and CEO of Verus, a U.S.-based healthcare software company named as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Washington Companies for three consecutive years and to the Deloitte Fast 500 Technologies list.
For fourteen years Lawry served in various executive management roles in hospitals and integrated delivery networks in the United States and has published over 30 articles on topics relating to use technology and software to innovate healthcare.