Our Leadership

ArborMetrix brings together expertise, experience, and passion at the intersection of
healthcare, technology, and business.

ArborMetrix Team Photo
Kurt Skifstad, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Kurt leads ArborMetrix in its mission by setting the company strategy and driving its progress. He supports a strong team culture, transparent communication, and a growth mindset.

His prior experience includes more than 25 years of founding and leading successful early- and growth-stage software ventures, targeting a variety of markets, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, entertainment, and consumer products. In addition to his domestic and international operating roles, Kurt was Entrepreneur in Residence at RPM Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture firm that invests in information technology, and he taught a course on entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.

Kurt holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), and he attended the Executive Education Program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Kurt currently serves on the board of directors of the PCPI, where he is co-chair of the National Quality Registries Network.

Chris Birkmeyer, M.S.

Chief Science Officer

Chris oversees the design, development, implementation, and refinement of measures, methods, and reports within the ArborMetrix platform, as well as the preparation of research and analysis for individual customers.

He provides leadership and expertise in the areas of data science and analytics that transform real-world data into real insights. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in health services research, outcomes analysis, and software development.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Chris was Executive Vice President at SCIO Health Analytics (now EXL Health), where he was responsible for software development, delivery and sales, and the practice lead for analytics and actuarial services. Previously, he directed the informatics department at Health Dialog, managed the Data Center for the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and consulted for The Leapfrog Group.

Chris holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from Dartmouth.

Spencer Heaton, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Medical & Commercial Officer

Spencer is an experienced physician-executive with a valuable perspective that helps him lead ArborMetrix in its delivery of healthcare analytics, clinical data registry, and post-market surveillance solutions.

He provides strategic guidance to ArborMetrix and our customers to help drive clinical quality improvement initiatives, advance research, and develop industry partnerships and commercialization opportunities. He has experience in private medical practice, including founding a comprehensive sports medicine, spine, and pain management clinic. In addition to his clinical roles, Spencer has experience in medical device and pharmaceutical development, as well as life science venture capital.

Spencer earned his M.D. and M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, and completed residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Health System. Following residency, he completed subspecialty fellowship training in pain medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Steven Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

Steven leads the direction and development of ArborMetrix’s platform and understands the complexities of the healthcare industry.

His experience in developing the vision and strategy for differentiated technology drives innovation across ArborMetrix. Steven has served in technology leadership roles for more than 17 years.

Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Candelis, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective medical data management and PACS solutions for hospitals and imaging centers. He also has extensive experience building and growing successful engineering teams, support organizations, quality systems, and quality teams.

Steven completed the Executive Program for Artificial Intelligence for Business Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of California Irvine.

Colin Wearring, M.B.A.

Chief Product Officer

Colin ensures the ArborMetrix platform meets the needs of the market and our customers.

He advances our mission to improve healthcare through data science by establishing and implementing the vision and roadmap for our platform, associated technologies, and analytic systems. He brings extensive experience to the ArborMetrix and serves as a liaison and expert across teams.

Colin has previously served as a consultant for health systems and provider organizations. He also served as Chief Technology Officer for SherTrack LLC, where he led the development, launch, and deployment of SaaS predictive analytics supply chain solutions. He has held numerous leadership roles in data analytics, technology, and software engineering, and has expertise in deploying enterprise software.

Colin received his B.S.C. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, his M.S.C. in Control Systems from the University of Cincinnati Structure Dynamics Research Laboratory, and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Steve Richvalsky

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is responsible for overseeing ArborMetrix’s financial and business operations.

He is an experienced leader with nearly three decades of building great companies with exceptional teams and strong cultures. His experience includes business planning, financial management, fundraising, and operational development and execution. Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Steve served as CFO of HandyLab, a molecular diagnostic company where he guided the growth and venture financing of the company, ultimately resulting in its acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX).

Previously, Steve also served as CFO of Ardesta, an industry accelerator dedicated to the development of microsystems and other small technologies. He was CFO of a life science products company through its period of rapid growth culminating in its acquisition. Early in his career he held financial management positions with several innovative technology and software companies. Steve was an audit manager at Ernst & Young and earned a BSBA in accounting from John Carroll University.

Marcia Hyde

Vice President, Talent & Culture

Marcia is relentlessly focused on growing and developing our unmatched team of experts who have the experience, knowledge, and conviction to drive ArborMetrix’s mission forward.

She is committed to ensuring the success of every team member and the collective team through professional development, our workplace environment, and culture.

Joel Van Haaften

Vice President, Program Management

Joel leads the ArborMetrix Program Management team and is responsible for customer relationship management and program success.

His team serves as the primary day-to-day customer contact and manages all aspects of the customer’s solution, from gathering and communicating requirements to coordinating internal resources and guiding program design and enhancements.

Joel has more than 20 years of experience in project and program management, and customer support for analytic solutions. Prior to joining ArborMetrix, in his 10 years with ForeSee, Joel ran a team of more than 100 customer representatives servicing more than 650 customer organizations including the National Institute of Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Rajashri Bharathan

Manager, Software Engineering

Rajashri is responsible for developing and building the Software Engineering team whose efforts build the next generation of ArborMetrix technologies.

She is a skilled web development manager with experience leading teams through complex implementations of web solutions, while delivering quality-oriented results. Her passion and strength lie in creating high performing teams through personal development, trust, and communication. Rajashri has extensive industry experience including a start in front-end development before moving into managing and supporting software engineering teams. She is an expert in SDLC multiple development methodologies and is a seasoned Scrum Master.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Rajashri served in several leadership roles where she managed and supported teams of cross functional engineers and front-end developers, focusing on web development best practices, quality, security, development patterns, and growth and development of team members.

Rajashri holds a bachelor’s in computer sciences from PSG College of Technology, India.

Shannon Eubank

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Shannon brings to ArborMetrix a deep understanding of the market, its stakeholders, and its opportunities and challenges.

With more than 15 years of experience, Shannon has a strong, customer-focused attitude and an unmatched ability to bring our customers’ vision and goals to life through solutions designed to fully leverage our product suite and analytics. She oversees the innovation lab and strategic direction for our product suite.

Brent Knop

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Brent leads our Software Engineering Team to build, test, and deploy our platform and product suite.

He guides the development of the ArborMetrix platform to use the latest technologies and proven systems and infrastructure to ensure our customers have the flexibility, efficiency, and scalability they need to achieve results. He has been leading software engineering teams for 10+ years, after beginning his career as a software engineer himself. He has delivered multiple healthcare exchange and claims processing products for health, dental and prescription drug payers by building world-class engineering teams spanning the globe.

With experience using numerous data standards on both the payer and provider sides of healthcare, Brent is passionate about interoperability, and excited to be part of the industry drive toward FHIR.

Ryan LaPensee, M.S.Q.A.

Director, Quality Engineering

Ryan leads our Quality Engineering Team who are responsible for providing tools, services, and processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our software.

He is an experienced software quality professional and an expert in manual, mobile, and automated testing. He is passionate about creating innovative tools and processes to improve software and organization efficiency, and he defines our QA approach with that in mind. He is an excellent leader, public speaker, and problem solver. Ryan is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products our customers can use to achieve their goals. Additionally, in 2016, he was inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding collegiate baseball career and went on to play professionally for 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ryan earned his Master of Science in Quality Assurance from California State University, and his B.A. in Chemistry from Wayne State University.

Luis León

Director, Real-World Evidence Solutions

Luis leads the design and development of ArborMetrix solutions with his passion for finding simple, elegant solutions to real-world problems.

He is on the front lines of both designing and building cutting-edge analytic solutions that help our customers transform real-world data into real-world evidence that drives quality improvement. Since his early days as a Product Analyst, Luis has been a leader in continuously improving our processes and a go-to resource for leveraging our technology to achieve measurable results.

Luis received his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

John Long

Principal Software Architect

As the Principal Software Architect, John works closely with the software engineering team to drive the direction of our platform architecture.

His expertise  and passion play a significant role in the vision and technologies behind our industry-leading data science platform that efficiently and flexibly transforms healthcare data into insights for improvement. John has extensive experience in software engineering, including leading teams of engineers and developing software for the healthcare industry.

John holds a B. S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and has completed graduate work in distributed computing and advanced computer networking at California State University, Fullerton.

Sara Lueders

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Sara empowers ArborMetrix and our customers to achieve measurable results through focused messaging, compelling content, and brand visibility.

In addition to leading our brand and content marketing strategy, Sara works with our customers and their Marketing teams as a consultant, content creator, and editor to help them achieve their program objectives. She joined ArborMetrix after serving as the Marketing & Communications Director for a foundation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She has experience working as a strategist and senior editor at Imagination, a leading content marketing agency in Chicago.

Sara received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Bradley Moore, M.P.H.

Director, Registry Solutions

Bradley considers registries to be so much more than data - they are living, evolving, valuable resources that drive meaningful, measurable quality improvement.

He has the experience, knowledge and passion to help our customers use our software and analytics to create impactful registries. With more than a decade of experience, Bradley has implemented technology solutions for nonprofits, government agencies, and healthcare organizations to help extend their value. He is driven to find innovative and high-impact solutions to healthcare’s most intractable issues. Previously, Bradley served as a Senior Program Manager at ArborMetrix overseeing the design and implementation of numerous projects. Currently, he works with various medical societies to help address their technology needs.

Bradley received his M.P.H. from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Anna Myers, M.H.I.

Manager, Product

Anna leads our strategic product initiatives and she oversees and manages our product roadmap to advance ArborMetrix’s mission.

She builds products and features that empower physicians, other care providers, and patients to make data-driven decisions and gain the insights they need to improve outcomes. Prior to her current role at ArborMetrix, she served as a Senior Solutions Architect where she worked with teams across the organization to design and configure reports, analytics, surveys, and new features. Anna is skilled at translating business and customer requirements into actionable design specifications, resulting in product features and enhancements that move our mission and our customers forward.

Anna received her Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan School of Information.

Ishan Patel, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science

Ishan leads our team of data scientists who have deep expertise with proven and advanced analytic and models and statistical methods.

He is a multi-scale thinker with detailed technical knowledge and extensive experience in machine learning and data science. He brings experience across industries to healthcare to drive the adoption of computational best practices and enhanced machine learning algorithms that bring a fresh perspective to the unique data challenges faced by the health care industry.

Ishan’s experience includes work at MillimanMAX in Cambridge, where he was a Senior Data Scientist. There, he led a team that developed a scalable data science platform, developed novel neural network topologies and models, and created Worker’s Compensation predictive modeling products. In his previous role as a Senior Data Scientist at SessionM, he discovered and developed a new machine learning product to better predict customer lifetime value and the creation of multiple web interfaces for interacting with large marketing data sets.

Ishan received his Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics from MIT, and his B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from Boston University.

Chrystal Price, M.S.

Associate Director, Clinical Informatics & Policy

Chrystal’s passion for driving outcomes through process and analytics guides her in empowering customers to design and implement registry programs that leverage the latest health informatics and quality measurement best practices.

Her extensive industry knowledge and experience meets the evolving needs of customers as they design their data strategy ensuring goal achievement and registry success. Chrystal has 20 years of experience in data registries and regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix she served as the Associate Director of PCPI, National Quality Registry Network where she developed strategies to promote membership retention and organizational growth and educated policymakers on health informatics and quality measurement issues. She has previously held numerous roles for the American College of Surgeons including Data Analysis Coordinator, Data Analyst, and Data Operations Manager.

Chrystal holds a M.S. in Epidemiology from Michigan State University.

Karishma Sekhon, Ph.D.

Data Science Technical Lead

Karishma has extensive academic and professional experience as a biostatistician and big data analyst.

She is skilled in such statistical methods as big data modeling, univariate and multivariate analysis, machine learning models, predictive analytics, data mining, and data visualization. In addition to client-specific measure-authoring, she largely focuses on predictive analytics (static and real-time), financial forecasting and the development of new-generation analytics infrastructure.

Joseph Shaheen

Director, Solutions Delivery

Joseph is driven to deliver healthcare insights in collaboration with our customers by using technology, data, and our analytics platform.

As our Director of Solutions Delivery, Joseph leads our Implementation and Delivery teams whose processes combine thoughtful design and configuration of the ArborMetrix platform to meet the needs of each individual customer. He incorporates Agile methodologies into product delivery by inspecting and adapting to customer needs and focusing on delivering the most value for each user.

Joseph’s career has spanned multiple industries within the technology space, from hardware design and digital control systems to software delivery.

Parisa Soraya, M.H.I

Manager, Solutions Delivery

Parisa leads our team of product analysts in product implementation and client support, and oversees our Tableau reporting suite.

Her experience and customer focus allows her to understand the needs and challenges of each individual client to build the foundation of their data registry and create a viable path to their ultimate goals. Parisa ensures that the voice of the customer is heard and works closely with our internal teams to ensure timely implementation of new platform features and continued product innovation.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Parisa served in several healthcare roles which spanned the design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale health initiatives both locally and abroad. She co-founded a startup which created a digital platform connecting people with the same chronic illness for on-demand, in person peer support, and her academic background spans both UX/UI Design, Data Analytics and Healthcare Management.

Parisa received her Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Information

Our Leadership

Executive Team

Kurt Skifstad, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Kurt leads ArborMetrix in its mission by setting the company strategy and driving its progress. He supports a strong team culture, transparent communication, and a growth mindset.
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Kurt leads ArborMetrix in its mission by setting the company strategy and driving its progress. He supports a strong team culture, transparent communication, and a growth mindset.

His prior experience includes more than 25 years of founding and leading successful early- and growth-stage software ventures, targeting a variety of markets, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, entertainment, and consumer products. In addition to his domestic and international operating roles, Kurt was Entrepreneur in Residence at RPM Ventures, a seed- and early-stage venture firm that invests in information technology, and he taught a course on entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.

Kurt holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), and he attended the Executive Education Program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Kurt currently serves on the board of directors of the PCPI, where he is co-chair of the National Quality Registries Network.

Chris Birkmeyer, M.S.

Chief Science Officer

Chris oversees the design, development, implementation, and refinement of measures, methods, and reports within the ArborMetrix platform.
Read More

Chris oversees the design, development, implementation, and refinement of measures, methods, and reports within the ArborMetrix platform, as well as the preparation of research and analysis for individual customers.

He provides leadership and expertise in the areas of data science and analytics that transform real-world data into real insights. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in health services research, outcomes analysis, and software development.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Chris was Executive Vice President at SCIO Health Analytics (now EXL Health), where he was responsible for software development, delivery and sales, and the practice lead for analytics and actuarial services. Previously, he directed the informatics department at Health Dialog, managed the Data Center for the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and consulted for The Leapfrog Group.

Chris holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from Dartmouth.

Spencer Heaton, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Medical & Commercial Officer

Spencer is an experienced physician-executive with a valuable perspective that helps him lead ArborMetrix in its delivery of healthcare analytics, clinical data registry, and post-market surveillance solutions.
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Spencer is an experienced physician-executive with a valuable perspective that helps him lead ArborMetrix in its delivery of healthcare analytics, clinical data registry, and post-market surveillance solutions.

He provides strategic guidance to ArborMetrix and our customers to help drive clinical quality improvement initiatives, advance research, and develop industry partnerships and commercialization opportunities. He has experience in private medical practice, including founding a comprehensive sports medicine, spine, and pain management clinic. In addition to his clinical roles, Spencer has experience in medical device and pharmaceutical development, as well as life science venture capital.

Spencer earned his M.D. and M.B.A. at the University of Michigan, and completed residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Health System. Following residency, he completed subspecialty fellowship training in pain medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Steven Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

Steven leads the direction and development of ArborMetrix’s platform and understands the complexities of the healthcare industry.
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Steven leads the direction and development of ArborMetrix’s platform and understands the complexities of the healthcare industry.

His experience in developing the vision and strategy for differentiated technology drives innovation across ArborMetrix. Steven has served in technology leadership roles for more than 17 years.

Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Candelis, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective medical data management and PACS solutions for hospitals and imaging centers. He also has extensive experience building and growing successful engineering teams, support organizations, quality systems, and quality teams.

Steven completed the Executive Program for Artificial Intelligence for Business Strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of California Irvine.

Colin Wearring, M.B.A.

Chief Product Officer

Colin ensures the ArborMetrix platform meets the needs of the market and our customers.
Read More

Colin ensures the ArborMetrix platform meets the needs of the market and our customers.

He advances our mission to improve healthcare through data science by establishing and implementing the vision and roadmap for our platform, associated technologies, and analytic systems. He brings extensive experience to the ArborMetrix and serves as a liaison and expert across teams.

Colin has previously served as a consultant for health systems and provider organizations. He also served as Chief Technology Officer for SherTrack LLC, where he led the development, launch, and deployment of SaaS predictive analytics supply chain solutions. He has held numerous leadership roles in data analytics, technology, and software engineering, and has expertise in deploying enterprise software.

Colin received his B.S.C. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, his M.S.C. in Control Systems from the University of Cincinnati Structure Dynamics Research Laboratory, and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan.

Steve Richvalsky

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is responsible for overseeing ArborMetrix’s financial and business operations.
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Steve is responsible for overseeing ArborMetrix’s financial and business operations.

He is an experienced leader with nearly three decades of building great companies with exceptional teams and strong cultures. His experience includes business planning, financial management, fundraising, and operational development and execution. Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Steve served as CFO of HandyLab, a molecular diagnostic company where he guided the growth and venture financing of the company, ultimately resulting in its acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX).

Previously, Steve also served as CFO of Ardesta, an industry accelerator dedicated to the development of microsystems and other small technologies. He was CFO of a life science products company through its period of rapid growth culminating in its acquisition. Early in his career he held financial management positions with several innovative technology and software companies. Steve was an audit manager at Ernst & Young and earned a BSBA in accounting from John Carroll University.

SOLUTIONS STRATEGY

Shannon Eubank

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Shannon brings to ArborMetrix a deep understanding of the market, its stakeholders, and its opportunities and challenges.
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Shannon brings to ArborMetrix a deep understanding of the market, its stakeholders, and its opportunities and challenges.

With more than 15 years of experience, Shannon has a strong, customer-focused attitude and an unmatched ability to bring our customers’ vision and goals to life through solutions designed to fully leverage our product suite and analytics. She oversees the innovation lab and strategic direction for our product suite.

Luis León

Director, Real-World Evidence Solutions

Luis leads the design and development of ArborMetrix solutions with his passion for finding simple, elegant solutions to real-world problems.
Read More

Luis leads the design and development of ArborMetrix solutions with his passion for finding simple, elegant solutions to real-world problems.

He is on the front lines of both designing and building cutting-edge analytic solutions that help our customers transform real-world data into real-world evidence that drives quality improvement. Since his early days as a Product Analyst, Luis has been a leader in continuously improving our processes and a go-to resource for leveraging our technology to achieve measurable results.

Luis received his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

Bradley Moore, M.P.H.

Director, Registry Solutions

Bradley considers registries to be so much more than data - they are living, evolving, valuable resources that drive meaningful, measurable quality improvement.
Read More

Bradley considers registries to be so much more than data - they are living, evolving, valuable resources that drive meaningful, measurable quality improvement.

He has the experience, knowledge and passion to help our customers use our software and analytics to create impactful registries. With more than a decade of experience, Bradley has implemented technology solutions for nonprofits, government agencies, and healthcare organizations to help extend their value. He is driven to find innovative and high-impact solutions to healthcare’s most intractable issues. Previously, Bradley served as a Senior Program Manager at ArborMetrix overseeing the design and implementation of numerous projects. Currently, he works with various medical societies to help address their technology needs.

Bradley received his M.P.H. from Tufts University School of Medicine.

Chrystal Price, M.S.

Associate Director, Clinical Informatics & Policy

Chrystal’s passion for driving outcomes through process and analytics guides her in empowering customers to design and implement registry programs.
Read More

Chrystal’s passion for driving outcomes through process and analytics guides her in empowering customers to design and implement registry programs that leverage the latest health informatics and quality measurement best practices.

Her extensive industry knowledge and experience meets the evolving needs of customers as they design their data strategy ensuring goal achievement and registry success. Chrystal has 20 years of experience in data registries and regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix she served as the Associate Director of PCPI, National Quality Registry Network where she developed strategies to promote membership retention and organizational growth and educated policymakers on health informatics and quality measurement issues. She has previously held numerous roles for the American College of Surgeons including Data Analysis Coordinator, Data Analyst, and Data Operations Manager.

Chrystal holds a M.S. in Epidemiology from Michigan State University.

SOLUTIONS Delivery

Joel Van Haaften

Vice President, Program Management

Joel leads the ArborMetrix Program Management team and is responsible for customer relationship management and program success.
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Joel leads the ArborMetrix Program Management team and is responsible for customer relationship management and program success.

His team serves as the primary day-to-day customer contact and manages all aspects of the customer’s solution, from gathering and communicating requirements to coordinating internal resources and guiding program design and enhancements.

Joel has more than 20 years of experience in project and program management, and customer support for analytic solutions. Prior to joining ArborMetrix, in his 10 years with ForeSee, Joel ran a team of more than 100 customer representatives servicing more than 650 customer organizations including the National Institute of Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Joseph Shaheen

Director, Solutions Delivery

Joseph is driven to deliver healthcare insights in collaboration with our customers by using technology, data, and our analytics platform.
Read More

Joseph is driven to deliver healthcare insights in collaboration with our customers by using technology, data, and our analytics platform.

As our Director of Solutions Delivery, Joseph leads our Implementation and Delivery teams whose processes combine thoughtful design and configuration of the ArborMetrix platform to meet the needs of each individual customer. He incorporates Agile methodologies into product delivery by inspecting and adapting to customer needs and focusing on delivering the most value for each user.

Joseph’s career has spanned multiple industries within the technology space, from hardware design and digital control systems to software delivery.

Parisa Soraya, M.H.I

Manager, Solutions Delivery

Parisa leads our team of product analysts in product implementation and client support, and oversees our Tableau reporting suite.
Read More

Parisa leads our team of product analysts in product implementation and client support, and oversees our Tableau reporting suite.

Her experience and customer focus allows her to understand the needs and challenges of each individual client to build the foundation of their data registry and create a viable path to their ultimate goals. Parisa ensures that the voice of the customer is heard and works closely with our internal teams to ensure timely implementation of new platform features and continued product innovation.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Parisa served in several healthcare roles which spanned the design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale health initiatives both locally and abroad. She co-founded a startup which created a digital platform connecting people with the same chronic illness for on-demand, in person peer support, and her academic background spans both UX/UI Design, Data Analytics and Healthcare Management.

Parisa received her Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Information

Data Science & Engineering

Rajashri Bharathan

Manager, Software Engineering

Rajashri is responsible for developing and building the Software Engineering team whose efforts build the next generation of ArborMetrix technologies.
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Rajashri is responsible for developing and building the Software Engineering team whose efforts build the next generation of ArborMetrix technologies.

She is a skilled web development manager with experience leading teams through complex implementations of web solutions, while delivering quality-oriented results. Her passion and strength lie in creating high performing teams through personal development, trust, and communication. Rajashri has extensive industry experience including a start in front-end development before moving into managing and supporting software engineering teams. She is an expert in SDLC multiple development methodologies and is a seasoned Scrum Master.

Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Rajashri served in several leadership roles where she managed and supported teams of cross functional engineers and front-end developers, focusing on web development best practices, quality, security, development patterns, and growth and development of team members.

Rajashri holds a bachelor’s in computer sciences from PSG College of Technology, India.

Ishan Patel, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science

Ishan leads our team of data scientists who have deep expertise with proven and advanced analytic and models and statistical methods.
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Ishan leads our team of data scientists who have deep expertise with proven and advanced analytic and models and statistical methods.

He is a multi-scale thinker with detailed technical knowledge and extensive experience in machine learning and data science. He brings experience across industries to healthcare to drive the adoption of computational best practices and enhanced machine learning algorithms that bring a fresh perspective to the unique data challenges faced by the health care industry.

Ishan’s experience includes work at MillimanMAX in Cambridge, where he was a Senior Data Scientist. There, he led a team that developed a scalable data science platform, developed novel neural network topologies and models, and created Worker’s Compensation predictive modeling products. In his previous role as a Senior Data Scientist at SessionM, he discovered and developed a new machine learning product to better predict customer lifetime value and the creation of multiple web interfaces for interacting with large marketing data sets.

Ishan received his Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics from MIT, and his B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from Boston University.

Karishma Sekhon, Ph.D.

Data Science Technical Lead

Karishma has extensive academic and professional experience as a biostatistician and big data analyst.
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Karishma has extensive academic and professional experience as a biostatistician and big data analyst.

She is skilled in such statistical methods as big data modeling, univariate and multivariate analysis, machine learning models, predictive analytics, data mining, and data visualization. In addition to client-specific measure-authoring, she largely focuses on predictive analytics (static and real-time), financial forecasting and the development of new-generation analytics infrastructure.

SOFTWARE & PRODUCT

Brent Knop

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Brent leads our Software Engineering Team to build, test, and deploy our platform and product suite.
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Brent leads our Software Engineering Team to build, test, and deploy our platform and product suite.

He guides the development of the ArborMetrix platform to use the latest technologies and proven systems and infrastructure to ensure our customers have the flexibility, efficiency, and scalability they need to achieve results. He has been leading software engineering teams for 10+ years, after beginning his career as a software engineer himself. He has delivered multiple healthcare exchange and claims processing products for health, dental and prescription drug payers by building world-class engineering teams spanning the globe.

With experience using numerous data standards on both the payer and provider sides of healthcare, Brent is passionate about interoperability, and excited to be part of the industry drive toward FHIR.

Ryan LaPensee, M.S.Q.A.

Director, Quality Engineering

Ryan leads our Quality Engineering Team who are responsible for providing tools, services, and processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our software.
Read More

Ryan leads our Quality Engineering Team who are responsible for providing tools, services, and processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our software.

He is an experienced software quality professional and an expert in manual, mobile, and automated testing. He is passionate about creating innovative tools and processes to improve software and organization efficiency, and he defines our QA approach with that in mind. He is an excellent leader, public speaker, and problem solver. Ryan is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products our customers can use to achieve their goals. Additionally, in 2016, he was inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding collegiate baseball career and went on to play professionally for 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ryan earned his Master of Science in Quality Assurance from California State University, and his B.A. in Chemistry from Wayne State University.

John Long

Principal Software Architect

As the Principal Software Architect, John works closely with the software engineering team to drive the direction of our platform architecture.
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As the Principal Software Architect, John works closely with the software engineering team to drive the direction of our platform architecture.

His expertise  and passion play a significant role in the vision and technologies behind our industry-leading data science platform that efficiently and flexibly transforms healthcare data into insights for improvement. John has extensive experience in software engineering, including leading teams of engineers and developing software for the healthcare industry.

John holds a B. S. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and has completed graduate work in distributed computing and advanced computer networking at California State University, Fullerton.

Anna Myers, M.H.I.

Manager, Product

Anna leads our strategic product initiatives and she oversees and manages our product roadmap to advance ArborMetrix’s mission.
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Anna leads our strategic product initiatives and she oversees and manages our product roadmap to advance ArborMetrix’s mission.

She builds products and features that empower physicians, other care providers, and patients to make data-driven decisions and gain the insights they need to improve outcomes. Prior to her current role at ArborMetrix, she served as a Senior Solutions Architect where she worked with teams across the organization to design and configure reports, analytics, surveys, and new features. Anna is skilled at translating business and customer requirements into actionable design specifications, resulting in product features and enhancements that move our mission and our customers forward.

Anna received her Master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan School of Information.

Talent & Culture

Marcia Hyde

Vice President, Talent & Culture

Marcia is relentlessly focused on growing and developing our unmatched team of experts who have the experience, knowledge, and conviction to drive ArborMetrix’s mission forward.
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Marcia is relentlessly focused on growing and developing our unmatched team of experts who have the experience, knowledge, and conviction to drive ArborMetrix’s mission forward.

She is committed to ensuring the success of every team member and the collective team through professional development, our workplace environment, and culture.

Marketing

Sara Lueders

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Sara empowers ArborMetrix and our customers to achieve measurable results through focused messaging, compelling content, and brand visibility.
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Sara empowers ArborMetrix and our customers to achieve measurable results through focused messaging, compelling content, and brand visibility.

In addition to leading our brand and content marketing strategy, Sara works with our customers and their Marketing teams as a consultant, content creator, and editor to help them achieve their program objectives. She joined ArborMetrix after serving as the Marketing & Communications Director for a foundation of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She has experience working as a strategist and senior editor at Imagination, a leading content marketing agency in Chicago.

Sara received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

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