LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Constance L. Jackson, MPH, Chief Executive & Innovation Officer

Constance is the Chief Executive & Innovation Officer and founding member of MediaHealth Technologies, LLC, her fifth start-up company in 25 years. Ms. Jackson created the conceptual framework of the robust platform Advaita® Healthware.  Ms. Jackson also led her team as lead investigator of a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant supporting the Advaita platform. As partner and general manager for sixteen years with Kennedy Medical Center, Inc. (Kennedy) in Los Angeles, CA, Ms. Jackson, as the marketing and business strategist, created revenue capturing services targeting private and public employers and insurers.  Ms. Jackson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from California State University at Northridge, CA and  earned her Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Capella University, Minnesota.  Ms. Jackson’s passion for improving health outcomes stems from her role as a communicator for her deaf mother in a healthcare setting when Ms. Jackson was just ten-years-old. Ms. Jackson is also a writer, producer and director of four feature length documentary films. Constance is an avid player of basketball, enjoys riding bicycles, swimming and working out.

CONTACT INFO:

(310) 366-4996 (PST)
constance@advaitahealth.com


John Weir, B.S., CIO Advisor, Project Manager

John has over 15 years of expertise in strategic management and client services leadership in the healthcare technology sector.  His specialty is in software integration, interfacing with software companies such as NextGen, EPIC, eCW, AthenaHealth, SureScripts, LabCorp and Allscripts.  As area vice president of client services, John increased implementation revenues by over 120% and recurring revenue growth in excess of 30% while maintaining a client retention rate of 99.25%.

He is adept in rolling out large scale technology initiatives such as the CMS DOQ-IT program, where he managed a $10.5M budget to build a national EMR adoption program within primary care.  This led to an increase of 160% in EHR adoption and use during 2005-2007 within California.  His data integration work with large health systems, medical groups and EMR vendors has provided a focus for him on improving access to patient data for quality reporting, patient engagement and physician pay-for-performance initiatives. 

John earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in History and Political Science, in addition to completing graduate level courses in computing and information systems, from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

CONTACT INFO:

(310) 366-4996 (PST)
johnw@advaitahealth.com

 
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Helen Yu, UIX Manager/Web Developer

Helen has over 15 years of experience with print/web/mobile production and marketing.  She has produced and redesigned web sites for the publishing, healthcare, fitness and food supplement industries. Her forte is information architecture and content management. She earned Bachelors’ degrees in history and biochemistry from New York University and California State University, Northridge, respectively, and has worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, Iron Man and Getty Institute.

CLINICAL TECHNICAL ADVISORS

Kimberly D. Narain, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Clinical Research Advisor

Kimberly’s research and practice interests are centered on population health management and improving health outcomes. She completed her medical residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She also attended Harvard as a California Endowment Scholar where she evaluated the impact of place-based housing infrastructure interventions on health outcome.  After Harvard, Dr. Narain completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship at UCLA. During this fellowship she served as an intern for the California Center of Public Health Advocacy and conducted research examining the effect of socioeconomic status on weight gain.

Carol Teutsch, M.D., Advisor

Carol, since 2012 advises Ms. Jackson and participates in designing the clinical features of the provider and patient portals. She practiced medicine for 20 years in Atlanta, Georgia as an internist and endocrinologist. Carol also worked at Merck in the areas of healthcare communications and regulatory issues. Carol is a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

 

Teresa Pisano, R.N., BS, User Experience Clinical Training Advisor

Teresa has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse. Ms. Pisano advised businesses in Southern California on health and wellness.  As a management leader at Kaiser Permanente, Teresa spent 15 years creating training programs, directing trainer teams in staff education, and developing staff tutorial programs. Her training programs were adopted across Kaiser Permanente facilities in California.

ADVISORS

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Mike Grimshaw

Mike brings a significant amount of experience to MHT. He has over 40+ years as a founder, principal, senior level sales, management and start-up in the highly competitive technology industry with industry leaders IBM, Cisco, Andrew, Nortel and Unisys.  He has successfully launched/ sold new strategic products and won numerous awards for his contributions.  

Mike as an entrepreneur founded 15+ companies and was the founder and President of Pace Data and President of Israeli based RAD Network Devices.  Mike has proven success in the challenge of bringing innovative start-up companies - Equinox Networks, Cascade, Shasta Networks and Ellacoya to funding, acquisition or IPO.

As an educator, Mike is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurial Institute at California State University at Dominguez Hills.

Some of his specific accomplishments include:

  • Built pipeline in a dormant region to over $6M within first 6 months (VanguardMS)

  • Hired sales team in 30 days and closed 90% of initial business for the company (Ellacoya)

  • Start-up business development and sales, which led to $340M sale of company to Nortel (Shasta)

  • Managed 20 person regional sales/se team and grew annual business over 100% to $50M (Cisco)

  • Negotiated and won competitive $7 million deal with key service provider (Cascade)

  • Closed 6 volume purchase agreements with Fortune 100 corporations worth $8M (Andrew Corp)

  • Promoted 6 times in 3 different divisions (IBM)

Jose J. Gonzalez, MHA, Chief Diversity and Outreach Advisor

Jose has over 40 years of health care experience, including hospital administration, group and IPA development and management, statewide network development and in the management of medical clinics and IPA’s.  He has served on the Board of the California Association of Physician Organizations.  He was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to serve on the Department of Managed Health Care Advisory Committee.  He was the President/CEO of a health care management company, Latino Health Care, overseeing for seven years the medical networks for Medicaid, Medicare and Uninsured Families. He has served on numerous minority health boards and is considered a thought leader in healthcare strategies for underserved and underrepresented groups in California.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages from California State University, Long Beach and earned a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University in Health Administration. 

Gordana Vukotich

Gordana Vukotich is an executive advisor on health care reimbursement for Media Health Technologies. She has approximately 20 years of experience in health care delivery, working for both payers and providers, with a focus on Government Programs in the managed care space.  Her passion for developing strategies to drive growth and improve quality, has significantly contributed to increased quality measure scores thereby directly driving revenue increase by 200%+, resulting in approximately a minimum of  $13,500,000- $20,000,000 difference of increased annual revenue reimbursement to the smaller IPA's along with supporting the recovery of of risk pool funds.  Gordana has a Master of Science degree in HealthCare Administration from Cal State University Long Beach, (CSULB). Her professional affiliations include Advisory board member for the department of Health Care Admin, CSULB, member Women in Health Administration, member  and involved with the S Cal chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), advocacy member of California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG).

 

Michael Randall, MBA, Chief Financial Advisor

Mike served Raytheon for 34 years, managing a diverse portfolio of contracts with annual sales of $700 million. He was responsible for negotiating contracts exceeding one billion dollars in value

 

Sumner Brooks, MPH, RD, Nutrition Education Advisor

Sumner leads the team in module development for nutrition education. She began her career as a dietitian for Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the medical weight management program.  For over 5 years, Sumner has worked with thousands of individuals, running lifestyle change and wellness programs at large corporations such as Google Santa Monica, Amgen Inc., Intel, Disney, and Nestle USA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition Science from San Diego State University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH, Diversity/Management Advisor

Michael has over 30 years of public health leadership in the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities in the areas of medical social work, substance abuse prevention, health promotion and disease prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, behavioral health, and health care administration.  For 20 years, Michael served with the United States Public Health Service, Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives nationwide.

In 2000 to 2001, Michael was the first American Indian and social worker elected to serve as president of the internationally renowned American Public Health Association. In his leadership capacity, he has been involved in numerous projects and resides on local, tribal, national and international boards. Michael earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.  Michael is a Santo Domingo/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Indian from New Mexico.

 

Michele S. Patterson, Esq., Co-founder

Michele oversees the areas of legal affairs and finance.  With over 25 years of experience in ownership of law firms, Michele is a practicing lawyer with strong organizational and contracts skills

 

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

 

Our technology partners are among the best in their fields of cloud-based services, security, data analytics, mapping, electronic health records integration and database technologies, to ensure that quality and meaningful communication are ever present for all stakeholders involved in improving patient care and disease management across populations and communities.

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