LEADERSHIP is Action & Example
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Julie Jester – President & CEO
Ms. Jester brings 28 years of healthcare finance, reimbursement, program infrastructure, and technology experience to FOCOS Innovations and currently leads all business operations. Prior to her leadership role at FOCOS, Ms. Jester was the Director of Accounts Receivable for a large healthcare organization where she managed reimbursement, receivables, and technology implementations for over 30 facilities serving the long-term care industry.
Her leadership, industry expertise and project oversight, has led to successful software implementations across various finance and healthcare operations. Additionally, Ms. Jester has contributed to the development and improvement of several technologies resulting in increased reimbursement and improved business operations within the skilled nursing and long-term care industry.
Tom Kelly – Board Chairman
Tom Kelly retired as Head of Aetna Medicaid in December 2012. He joined Schaller Anderson, a predecessor company, in May 2006 as President & COO, and served on the leadership team that sold the company to Aetna in July 2007. He led the combined Medicaid business post-acquisition, more than doubling membership and enrollment and expanding into New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Florida.
From 2004 until 2006, Tom served as Executive Vice President of Davita. During that time, he served on the leadership team that successfully acquired Gambro’s dialysis business, and led the financing team that arranged the $3 billion credit facility that funded the transaction. Prior to his work with Davita, Tom served as President/CEO of Mercy Health Plans (1994 to 2004); and with KPMG, ultimately as its National Director – Healthcare (1973 to 1993).
David Meachin – Board Member
David Meachin spent 20 years on Wall Street, including ten years as a Managing Director in investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Subsequently, he founded and has served as Chairman and CEO of Cross Border Enterprises, an internationally-oriented boutique investment bank that assists enterprise IT and technology-focused companies with their investment banking (financing and M&A) and strategic business development needs.
David has served on public SEC-reporting companies for 16 years, including serving in the capacities of chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation and governance committees on the boards of major global NYSE listed companies. He has also served on the boards of a number of privately held companies and non-profit organizations. He is a frequent speaker and forum participant on issues of corporate governance, private equity and investment banking at director conferences and university business and law schools. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American College of Corporate Directors, ACG Tampa Bay, and the Florida Venture Forum.
David received his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. He holds graduate qualifications from Cambridge University and the French Petroleum Institute, Paris, as well as Chemical Engineering and Physical Science degrees respectively from the University of Cape Town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Shafayet Imam – Chief Information Officer
Since 1997, Shafayet has worked in various skill levels of IT solutions across Healthcare, Financial Services, and Insurance industries. Starting early in his career in software development & constantly building his skills, he is now considered a go-to talent (from technology leadership, and reference consultation to speaking engagements) on IT Strategy & Roadmap, Product Roadmaps, Systems Architecture, Design, Integration, R&D, Wearable tech and Technology best-practice in social, mobile, analytics, and cloud computing. Alongside, Shafayet has built a respected career in business knowledge as well as successful talent in seamlessly bridging the business to the appropriate technology solutions while maintaining bimodal IT.
Shafayet’s career mile markers are defined by leading and delivering several successful innovative products, execution of both tactical and strategic multi-million dollar organizational transformations and solutions with a high return value.
Martin Norman – Chief Financial Officer
Martin Norman brings over 25 years of business, accounting, and auditing expertise to FOCOS Innovations. His career spans across various private, government, and healthcare sectors. He has worked with all sizes of companies and with a multitude of accounting applications. He exemplifies best practices and implements various solutions accommodating unique business models positioning organizations for success.
Ron Carlson – National Account Executive
Ron has 20 years of extensive healthcare technology sales experience with key business and IT cloud-based solutions. He has depth and breadth in Medicare and Medicaid MMIS operations as well as commercial ecosystems. He has proven successes in crafting multimillion-dollar opportunities with global recognition. He has worked with industry leaders in both the healthcare provider and managed care space.
Richard Przebowski – Customer Service Manager
Richard is a Client Services Professional with 15 plus years managing facets of systems administrations, implementation, installations, training, and technical support operations. Richard has been part of implementing large help desk self-service portals and providing exceptional customer support both internally and externally. In addition, he has led several training campaigns from internal training, to knowledge base articles, document libraries, and video libraries.
John Stares, PMP, PMI-ACP – Director of Implementations & Professional Services
John has extensive experience managing multiple project types to include; medical, security, and software. Having led Agile teams and worked within an Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), he is able to strategically identify opportunities to enhance project success and operations for all levels of stakeholders resulting in superior customer satisfaction. John has 10 years of Project Management experience and 10 years’ experience as a Solutions Consultant. He has continued to advance his skills as a Project Manager by earning the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, along with establishing rank as an Agile Certified Practitioner with the Project Management Institutes (PMI-ACP) certification.
Haley Campbell – Senior Sales & Executive Assistant
Haley is an experienced Network/Managed Care Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the medical/healthcare industry. She is skilled in the Microsoft Office suite of tools, sales, and communication. She is a strong information technology professional with a Bachelor of Science – BS focused in administration & communications from Ohio University.