Congratulations to Jackie DeGroat for Earning her Project Management Professional Certification

Jackie DeGroat, Customer Success Manager for Stratasan, has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. This certification is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is recognized throughout the world as the gold standard of project management and is the most recognized project management certification.

A PMP is an experienced project manager who is certified and trained to direct teams toward a project goal. Candidates wishing to be PMP certified must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements in order to be eligible for certification.The requirements include having a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of three years of project management experience (leading and directing projects), and a minimum of 35 hours of project management education. Once the candidate has gained eligibility, the candidate can sit for the 200 question, four-hour exam. The questions are based on the five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing) and the 10 knowledge areas (Integration, Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Resources, Communication, Stakeholders, Risk, and Procurement).

“Jackie has been an asset to our organization since the moment she arrived in 2016. She is a rare combination of intellect, resourcefulness, and gentle strength that allows her to add tremendous value to the clients she works as well as our internal team. She is always looking for ways to learn and grow and was quick to raise her hand to sign up for her PMP certification when I raised the opportunity to the team last fall. The program is challenging on its own, but especially so when combined with a demanding full-time job in today’s environment. I am thrilled to congratulate her for successful completion of the PMP program!” – Stephanie Johnson, EVP Customer Experience

Great work, Jackie!

Congratulations to Carlos Orozco for Passing the CISA Certification Exam

Carlos Orozco, Stratasan’s Support & Systems Engineer, has passed the CISA certification exam. This is the first step toward achieving the CISA certification and we applaud Carlos for his hard work and dedication. This accomplishment is the result of many hours spent studying and building his expertise in IS/IT audits and control and information security.

CISA is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor, and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.

Great work, Carlos!

Canvas Report Update

At Stratasan, we believe in continuous improvement. Sometimes that improvement means making changes to our platform offerings. With that in mind, we want to make you aware of upcoming changes to our Canvas platform — in the name of a better long term customer experience.

Based on customer input and utilization, we have elected to remove the following Canvas reports. (more…)

Updates to Our Growing Team

Stratasan is comprised of dedicated self-starters and we’re always excited to announce positive team movement and growth. See below for a few such updates:

  • Barry Archer is taking on leadership and management of our Data Services team (in addition to managing our Engineers). His new title is VP, Engineering.
  • Alex Antonison is moving into the role of Principle Machine Learning Engineer.
  • Eric Goddard is moving to the software development team and his title is now Senior Software Engineer.

Congratulations to all three members of our team!

Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center Present Inspiring Innovation Pitch Contest


August 27, 2020 

Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center Present
Inspiring Innovation Pitch Contest

Tennessee entrepreneur wins cash prize to support business growth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 27, 2020) – This week, the Nashville Health Care Council partnered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to host an Inspiring Innovation Pitch Contest in recognition of the Council’s 25th anniversary. Five health care startups pitched their organizations and fielded questions from local Nashville CEOs and innovators. Felicia Jackson, inventor and founder of CPR Wrap, delivered an inspirational pitch that won both the judge’s choice and audience choice awards and earned the company a total of $21,000 in cash prizes.

Watch a recast of the event here. (more…)

Congratulations, Brett Barrier

CSM, Association Partnerships

Congratulations to Brett Barrier on her promotion to Customer Success Manager, Association Partnerships!

In this position, Brett manages association member relationships by implementing strategic planning, value achievement, and support. She adds value to these partnerships by assisting association members in achieving their goals through data insights and critical problem-solving.

Brett graduated from The University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing and a BS in Sociology. She is a huge sports fan and is loyal to the Georgia Bulldawgs! Brett loves to travel and spend time outside with friends and family.

Congratulations, Brett!

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the first time, Stratasan makes the 2020 Inc. 5000 List


NEW YORK, August 12, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that Stratasan is on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. (more…)

Welcome to the Team: Melissa Boylan

Melissa Boylan

Data Acquisition Specialist

Melissa Boylan is the Data Acquisition Specialist for Stratasan. In this position, Melissa works with hospital association members to collect their quarterly data. She brings more than 11 years of healthcare experience, having previously worked at AIM Healthcare and Truven Health Analytics/IBM Watson Health.

Melissa is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she earned a BS in Electronic Media Management. Originally from New York, she’s lived in Middle Tennessee for more than 20 years. Melissa is married with three children and in her free time, she loves watching her kids play baseball and enjoys photography.

Welcome to the team, Melissa!

Congratulation to Alex Antonison for Earning his Masters in Computer Science

Alex Antonison, Stratasan’s Data Analytics Manager, recently completed his Masters in Computer Science, emphasis in Data Science.

Alex shared the following about the experience: “I learned a lot about machine learning, statistics, and other related topics like data visualization and cloud computing, but one of the more important lessons I learned is to not doubt myself. There were numerous moments where I was stuck on an assignment or new concept, and at times it felt impossible. But after taking a deep breath and going on a walk, I would get back to it. Sometimes I would have to work late into the night, but I would eventually figure it out.” 

Great work, Alex!