Chris Brandt

Managing Partner

Scott Afzal

Partner

Greg Farnum

Principal

Chris Brandt is the Managing Partner of Audacious Inquiry (Ai)—he oversees client services, portfolio planning, product development, and operations. In 2004 he founded the company with a mission to use information technology as a change-agent for positive impact. Mr. Brandt led the effort to become one of the first recognized B Corporations in Maryland; integrating our company’s values with the work we take on has resulted in a greater footprint and alignment with our clients’ goals. Through his role in driving the company’s growth over the years, Ai has been consistently recognized in Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing private companies, and in 2014, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for the Maryland Region. Outside of Ai, Mr. Brandt serves as a staff adviser to CRISP, Maryland's health information exchange. He served on the boards of Evergreen, a commercial health insurance company, the Maryland Small Business Financing Authority, and the Duke University Alumni Association. Prior to founding Ai, Mr. Brandt held various information technology positions with Prudential. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in Computer Science from Duke.

Scott Afzal is a Partner at Audacious Inquiry and Strategic Advisor for CRISP, a health information exchange serving Maryland, DC, and West Virginia. Across both roles, Scott establishes organizational growth strategies, delivery system reform initiatives, and technology solutions to support value-based payment models and connected communities. Through Ai, Mr. Afzal advises other states, health systems, and health information organizations on health information exchange (HIE) implementation approaches and sustainability strategy. Previously at CRISP, Mr. Afzal served as the Program Director for the organization’s first 10 years; he managed the roll-out of CRISP’s HIE network while leading the development of new service offerings. Scott is a noted speaker on HIE, having presented at regional and national health IT conferences. Prior to joining Audacious Inquiry, he served as a Business and Systems Integration Consultant with Accenture, Inc. out of their New York City office. Mr. Afzal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Bucknell University.

Greg Farnum is a Principal at Audacious Inquiry with subject matter expertise in health IT and policy. He possesses program management capabilities and he can reliably execute federal and state contracts of all sizes, given his 20+ years in leadership roles. As a relationship manager for the ONC portfolio of contracts, Mr. Farnum oversees Ai’s activities to ensure quality control and stakeholder satisfaction. Currently he supports ONC contracts for: the JIRA issue tracking system; enhancements to the Standards Implementation Testing (SITE) platform; Health IT Certification Program Support Services and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Certified Health IT Product List (”open data” CHPL). In addition to his work for the ONC, Mr. Farnum has operated and worked with multiple health information exchange organizations (HIOs) to deploy population health tools, which support health reform objectives. Before joining Ai, Mr. Farnum was the founder and CEO of the Vermont health information exchange, called Vermont information technology leaders (VITL). He was the former Vice President/CIO for the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and he co-founded the New Hampshire/Vermont Strategic HIPAA Implementation Project (NHVSHIP). His Bachelors Degree was obtained through the University of Vermont.

Rob Horst is a Principal and Privacy and Security Officer for Audacious Inquiry. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in the healthcare information technology domain. Rob creates meaningful and lasting partnerships with Ai customers in Maryland (CRISP), Delaware (DHIN), Utah (UHIN) and the Philadelphia Metro area (HealthShare Exchange), and oversees the deployment and optimization Ai’s leading Encounter Notification Service (ENS®). He also applies his domain expertise as a consultant to regional hospitals and health systems as they look to optimize the use and value of health information exchange tools. He previously taught Medical Informatics for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and served for over seven years as Director of IT Services at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. His BA in Biology was obtained from Elon University and he holds a MBA in Business Management from Johns Hopkins University. Rob recently served as professional faculty for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he taught Medical Informatics for four years. Prior to joining Audacious Inquiry, Mr. Horst served for over seven years as Director of IT Services at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Horst also holds a BA in Biology from Elon University and a MBA in Business Management from Johns Hopkins University.

Bill Howard is a Principal at Ai and is a champion for leading team collaboration, healthcare innovation, organizational growth, and technology-driven solutions. More specifically, Mr. Howard drives product development of ADT Alerts, Smart Routing, and Data Quality, among several other custom software development initiatives. His background spans 20+ years of experience with Healthcare IT product and process development focused on creating new solutions to support streamlined healthcare delivery and healthcare reform initiatives. By delivering results for a wide variety of startups, acquisitions, and global Fortune 100 companies, he has encountered multi-system, multi-vendor, complex IT system integrations, which serves as a strong foundation for challenges that lie ahead. Prior to Ai, Mr. Howard provided his expertise to 3M, Roche, IDX, GE, and was most recently the VP of Product Management and Solution Architecture at Caradigm. His BS in Engineering was obtained from the University of Vermont.

Robert Horst

Principal

Bill Howard

Principal

Core Competencies

  • Full stack developer (Java, .Net)
  • Ember.js and Angular.js proficient
  • Savvy problem solver

Omkar Adhali

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Various programming languages & platforms
  • ITIL & Oracle Certified Java Web Developer
  • Analytical Skills
  • Theoretical Computer Science Background

Srini Adhinarayanan

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Data analytics, reporting, and visualization developer
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Spatial analytics specialist
  • Tableau qualified professional

Jenner Alpern

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Technical SME in ENS, MDM, HIE, eHealthExchange
  • Technical SME in IHE, HL7 v2,FHIR, CCDA,
  • Designing creative solutions to achieve vision and goal
  • Active Agile practitioner

Sandeep Antony

Enterprise Architect

Core Competencies

  • Provider relations and support
  • Strategic planning
  • Health Information Exchange implementation
  • Quality and process improvement

Craig Behm

Director

Core Competencies

  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Production Support & Maintenance
  • Database & ETL application development

Swati Bhandara

Senior Operations Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Technology Advisor
  • Federal Technology Funding Policy Expert
  • Technology Implementation & Operations
  • Medicaid / Medicare Operations & Policy

Julie Boughn

Senior Director

Core Competencies

  • Java Engineer for Web Services
  • JS/Angular Developer for Web Apps
  • C-CDA Analyst/Implementer/MDHT Expert

Daniel Brown

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Integration Development / Analyzing
  • Client Service Communications
  • Results Oriented

Michael Calcagno

Integration Engineer

Core Competencies

  • HL7
  • XML
  • Tomcat
  • Health Information Exchange

Paul Cahill

Solutions Architect

Core Competencies

  • HIE Strategy & Implementation
  • Notification services & HL7
  • Project management

Evan Carter

Director

Core Competencies

  • Web, Mobile, and Database Applications Developer
  • Enterprise Network Architecture Engineer
  • Network and Intrusion Detection Systems Administrator
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Matt Carver

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Patient Matching and Data Quality
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Public health program management
  • Technical writing expert

Kelly Carulli

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting
  • Process Improvement
  • Human Capital Strategy

Barbara Chapman

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Proficient Java Developer
  • Skilled Database & Automation Tester
  • Efficient JIRA, Confluence Administrator

Khushboo Dave

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Clinical Decision Science
  • Clinical and Population Health Informatics
  • Population Health Analytics
  • Care Innovation and Redesign

Samit Desai

Chief Medical Officer

Core Competencies

  • System Implementations
  • Project Manager and Business Analyst
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Compliance and Security

Justin Dubreuil

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • Healthcare IT Standards
  • Data Governance
  • SQL Server
  • IBM Infosphere

Ishant Dudeja

MDM Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Software development; Java, SQL, Javascript
  • API development with Spring and JAX-RS
  • Web Application Development

Katy Ekey

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Manage Projects Through Dev Life Cycle

Aster Evenson

Lead Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • eCQM Subject Matter Expert
  • C-CDA & QRDA Informatics Analyst
  • Practice Training & Integration SME

Marc Falcone

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • HIE Project and Program Management
  • IAPD Grant Management
  • PDMP Subject Matter Expert
  • Public Health Project SME

Lindsey Ferris

Senior Director

Core Competencies

  • EHR Software Implementation
  • Testing and Certification of Software Products
  • Meaningful Use
  • HIE Onboarding

Heather Geier

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Product Strategy & Innovation
  • Population Health Management
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Big Data

Ajay Gollapalli

Director & Solutions Architect

Core Competencies

  • Object-oriented programming
  • Maintaining customer satisfaction through technical application support
  • Identifying solutions to system issues

Dylan Haines

Support Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Application Architecture
  • Java/Spring
  • JS/Angular2
  • DevOps

Brian Harris

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Technical project management
  • Custom software design and implementation
  • Workflow and operations optimization

Jennifer Hui

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Proficient MS.Net stack developer
  • Lead SW design, development and delivery
  • Full SDLC experience

Richard Johnson

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Hl7 interface design and development
  • Clinical Documents (Hl7, CCDA)
  • LIS/LIMS workflow

Hari Joshi

Interface Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Java Development
  • Front End Development & Design
  • Liferay Development

Anusha Kanuri

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Developing Training & Outreach Campaigns
  • Medicaid & Meaningful Use Programs
  • Project Management
  • Policy & Data Analysis

Kai-Yun Kao

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Hardware Virtualization & High Availability
  • Networking
  • Disaster Recovery Planning

Keith Konecke

Senior Systems Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Manual and Automation Testing
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
  • HIPAA Compliance

Julie Lakhani

Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Mathematics and Algorithms
  • Barred Attorney in MD

Jacob Lambert

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Technical management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Automation of product test, integration, and deployment
  • Full stack development (Angular, Java, and PostgreSQL)

Andrew Larned

Solutions Architect

Core Competencies

  • Systems Integration
  • Validation
  • Testing

Jae Lee

Senior Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Full Stack Web Application Development
  • Spring API Implementation
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Mindset

Brian Lindsey

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Certified Project Manager (PMP)
  • Certified Change Manager
  • Expert developing business processes
  • Expert managing IT project integrations

Rene Lowe

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • Validate, test, & production laboratory
  • Immunization and syndromic surveillance
  • Validate Public Health EHR messages
  • HL7 Validating

Mary Lyon

Integration Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Mirth Certified Engineer
  • Certified HL7 Control Specialist
  • Javascript Coding
  • Database Development

Samir Mahapatra

Integration Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Health Information Exchange
  • Technical Project Management
  • Tableau based analytics

Karan Mansukhani

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • UI/UX Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Branding

Michelle McCoy

UX/UI Designer & Marketing Strategist

Core Competencies

  • Medicaid HIE Solutions & Policy
  • Statewide Health IT Strategy Development
  • State Innovation Model Health IT SME
  • Program and Project Management

Jason McNamara

Director

Core Competencies

  • Software Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Service Connectivity

Michael Melusky

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Health IT Policy Expert
  • Meaningful Use & Quality Payment Program
  • Health Information Exchange Strategy

Kory Mertz

Director of Policy

Core Competencies

  • Medicaid Technology Expert
  • Strategic Technology Advisor
  • Vendor Management & Contract Administration
  • Project Delivery & Implementation

Sarah Miller

Senior Director

Core Competencies

  • Healthcare Interoperability
  • Data Manipulation & Analysis
  • IHE Transaction Wrangling
  • Scripting/Coding with Ruby, .Net, PHP

Austin Moody

Senior Integration Engineer

Core Competencies

  • PM for Clinical application implementations
  • PM for IT Infrastructure implementations
  • Implementation strategist
  • Imprivata Certified Administrator

Tim Mooney

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • Test Automation
  • Database testing
  • Services/API testing
  • CCDA validation and conformance

Ashwini More

Senior Automation Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Healthcare IT Standards, HL7 and IHE profiles
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE), and enterprise support
  • SQL and Databases
  • HIE, Healthcare Data Analytics (Certificate)

Benjamin Mutuku

MDM Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Health IT Strategy
  • Analytics Solution Design
  • Healthcare Standards

Aditya Naik

Director

Core Competencies

  • SQL Server & T-SQL for Database, Programming, Development
  • ETL operations using tools such as SSIS,DTS
  • Data Warehouse Programming and Development

Ruchi Naik

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Master Data Management
  • Java and SQL Development
  • Software Development Methodologies

Apruva Nayak

Senior MDM Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Registered Nurse
  • ONC Health IT Certification Program SME
  • Conformance Test Lab SME

Amber Neal

Director

Core Competencies

  • Expert in automation framework architecting
  • Well versed with Selenium webDriver
  • Backend Testing
  • Database Testing

Bhoomi Patel

Senior Automation Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Healthcare Integration architecture/development
  • Efficient project completion with emphasis on customers
  • Managing team members with varying skill sets

Anad Raghavan

Direct of Technical Operations

Core Competencies

  • Full stack development
  • Microservice architecture
  • Javascript/Typescript guru
  • Scalability expert

Peter Roca

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Strategic planning and system selection
  • System implementation and optimization

David Rodriguez

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • Software enhancement implementation
  • HL7
  • Database experience in Oracle (10g) and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Deployment and configuration

Colin Rogers

Support Engineer

Core Competencies

  • System architecture, design, and maintenance
  • Development experience in enterprise technologies
  • Integration
  • Data consolidation

Daniel Rosenbaum

Solutions Architect

Core Competencies

  • Public health policy
  • Program evaluation
  • Care management IT and implementation

Michelle Rubin

Associate

Core Competencies

  • Accounting
  • Event Planning
  • Contract and Office Management

Lydia Russell

Office Aid

Core Competencies

  • Backend Java/Spring Development
  • RESTful Architecture
  • Health IT standards
  • Databases - MySQL, PostgreSQL

Sandeep Savarala

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Conduct of Epidemiologic Investigations
  • Study & Survey Design
  • Data Analysis and Biostatistics

Raina Sharma

Associate

Core Competencies

  • IBM MDM Initiate 10.1/11.5
  • IBM Initiate Brokers 10.1
  • Initiate API Developer using Java and Initiate tool CloverETL
  • SQL Server 2012 for Database and Development

Kailash Shrestha

MDM Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Versatile and fluent in different technologies
  • Building secure and scalable applications

Sabal Shrestha

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SDLC
  • Data Warehousing
  • Master Data Management

Will Smith

Senior MDM Engineer

Core Competencies

  • UX/UI Design
  • Video Animation
  • Marketing Communications
  • Visual Communications

Matt Stankiewicz

Interactive Designer

Core Competencies

  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Wordpress Development
  • JIRA / Confluence Administration

Scott Starkey

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Problem solver and value creator.
  • Proficiency in healthcare protocols and standards
  • Devops and Scrum runner
  • Knowledge of MS Azure cloud solutions

Eric Tang

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Proficient in JIRA & Confluence Application
  • Skilled in JAVA, PHP, Groovy
  • Experience in databases (MYSQL, SQL Server)

Mahura Tendulkar

Support Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Continuous Integration testing in DevOps
  • Selenium WebDriver,Page Factory Model
  • TestNG,Hybrid framework-UI Automation,Java
  • SOAP/REST APIs automated testing-.NET/SQL

Christalla Thomas

Automation Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Requirements Analysis
  • vTest Planning
  • Quality Test cases
  • Analyzing risks

Preethi Tiwari

Senior Test Engineer

Core Competencies

  • C# programming
  • SQL database
  • Healthcare software's
  • Heuristic algorithms

Ping Toledano

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Quality Measures
  • Clinical Documents & Standards
  • Data Analysis & Research
  • Population Health Design

Ed VanBaak

Director, Clinical Informatics

Core Competencies

  • Health Information Exchange
  • HL7 Interface analysis & Development
  • Certified Scrum Master

Eileen Wang

Integration Engineer

Core Competencies

Christopher Watson

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Master data management (MDM) product offerings
  • Master patient index (MPI) implementation
  • Master provider directory implementation
  • Technical program management

Jeremy Wong

Director

Core Competencies

  • Business Intelligent Development
  • Data Warehouse Design and Development
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning

Liang Yi

Senior Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Notification Services, HL7 & MDM
  • Operations & Technical Management
  • Blockchain SME

King Yip

Senior Manager

Core Competencies

  • Certified Mirth integration engineer
  • EHR integrations
  • Project management

Lindsay Derstine

Core Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Client Service
  • Client Centric

Andrae Jepsen

Core Competencies

  • Database Testing - SQL Using SSMS
  • Maintaining Functionality of ENS Database Systems
  • Monitoring ENS Status and Managing Alerts
  • Resolving Database Issues

John Swank

Support Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Software Engineering
  • Integration
  • Healthcare Integration
  • Project Management

Lisa Stotz

Software Engineer

Core Competencies

  • Public Health Informatics & Case reporting
  • Data Architecture
  • Quality measure implementation
  • Well versed in SQL, C#, JavaScript

Ayako Watanabe

Solutions Architect

Core Competencies

  • Health Information Systems Analysis
  • Workflow Analysis
  • EHR Design/Optimization
  • Data Analytics

Suhail Noor

Manager

Core Competencies

  • Master Data Management Expertise
  • Application Development
  • Experienced in Agile Methodologies
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Sowjanya Tumuluru

Software Engineer