We’re thrilled to introduce you to Stratasan’s 2019 summer interns. To learn more about them, we asked Katherine and Thomas to each answer 10 questions. Check out their answers in this post and if you get a chance to meet them in person this summer, be sure to make them feel welcome. (more…)
Back-End Web Developer
Lissa Goforth is a back-end web developer at Stratasan. In this position, Lissa works closely with the product, data services, and customer success teams to build and maintain the tools and services used by our clients. A Nashville native, Lissa earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from MTSU and completed an intensive, full-time, six-month web development bootcamp at the Nashville Software School. Prior to joining Stratasan, Lissa worked as a full stack web developer at BTi managing data used in the world of broadcasting (elections, emergency weather alerts, school closings, etc). During her free time, Lissa enjoys playing rugby for the Nashville Women’s team, the Stone Lions, as well as spending time with her wife (Mo) and their dogs (Bella, Chuck, and Lando). Together they enjoy traveling, hiking, and generally being outdoors.
Welcome to the team, Lissa!
Health Data Analyst
Jennifer Beck is a Health Data Analyst for Stratasan’s Strategic Resources Group, which supports the Customer Success and Sales teams. In this position, she explores data utilizing various tools (SQL, Visual Basic, Excel, and ArcGIS) to develop customer solutions and provide applicable insights. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music History from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Science in Public Administration and Management Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University. Jennifer brings 15 years of experience in data analysis and reporting. Having moved to Nashville from her hometown Tulsa, OK seven years ago, her recent prior positions were with two Nashville healthcare companies: four years as a Data Analyst creating laboratory quality metrics at Aegis Sciences Corporation and two years as a Business Reporting Analyst creating EHR meaningful use metrics at Informatics Corporation of America (ICA). Jennifer loves all kinds of music—AltRock, Classical, Electronica, and World. She enjoys watching Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, and Historical period movies with family and friends. She also likes meditating, painting, and walking in nature.
Welcome to the team, Jennifer!
Back-End Web Developer
Lauren Rouse is a back-end web developer at Stratasan. In this position, Lauren writes code that surfaces large sets of healthcare data intelligently to Stratasan’s application UI. Prior to Stratasan, Lauren worked at Ingram Content Group, interpreting large book distribution data sets for publishers using their BI application. She also has nearly five years of experience working in the healthcare industry, handling both technical and client facing projects. Lauren completed a double major in Philosophy and Medicine Health & Society from Vanderbilt in 2013 and is an alumnus of the Nashville Software School (NSS). Lauren is currently taking a break after two years of teaching the evening program at NSS; she plans to spend her newly free nights and weekends working through her reading list, discovering tabletop games, and camping when weather permits. She lives with her partner Kevin and their briefly Instagram famous, but always lovable dog, Frankie.
Welcome to the team, Lauren!
Healthcare Sales Engineer
Steve Younes is a Healthcare Sales Engineer at Stratasan. In this position, Steve optimizes processes for the sales team as well as provides product training and expertise to new or existing clients. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Business and a minor in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2008; and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Purdue Global. In Steve’s prior role with Cigna-Healthsprings he collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to improve data quality and processes associated with vendor claims. His efforts and leadership eventually lead to CMS lifting sanctions from Cigna-Healthsprings. Steve is originally from upstate New York and moved to the greater Nashville area in 2004 where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. When Steve is not at work he enjoys running, cooking, playing instruments such as guitar or drums for his daughter, songwriting with friends and going to concerts. In 2018 Steve won the Nashville Amateur Hot Chicken Cooking competition and was presented the trophy by Mayor David Briley.
Welcome to the team, Steve!
Phil Varela is a Data Specialist at Stratasan. In this position, Phil transforms, manages, and analyzes data for easier consumption by both employees and stakeholders. He earned his bachelor’s in Marketing and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and completed MTSU’s Information Systems masters program, earning a specialization in Business Intelligence and Analytics. He was recruited as one of the first members of the MTSU Data Science Institute which opened last year. Prior to working at Stratasan, Phil interned as a data analyst at Tractor Supply Company. Raised in Santiago, Chile, he moved to Nashville about seven years ago. He is heavily into electronic music production, maintaining it as a lifelong hobby. Phil loves to play soccer and enjoys watching the premier league in support of Arsenal Football Club. Whenever possible, he loves to travel and experience different cultures.
Welcome to the team, Phil!
Jason Schuster is a DevOps Engineer at Stratasan. In this position, Jason keeps the servers happy. He also does his best to reduce drag on the development team while maximizing the availability of Stratasan’s systems. A native of Connecticut who has lived in both New York City and Washington DC, he settled in Nashville in 2004. After working as a Unix admin for one of the top IT outsourcers in the world, Jason made the jump to DevOps at a small Nashville startup in 2015. Since then he has worked to develop a deeper knowledge of AWS and strives to bring the Ops to DevOps. When not on the move or keeping bits in line, he lives on a homestead with his wife and five or more dogs and cats. Jason enjoys miniature gaming and woodworking.
Welcome to the team, Jason!
Brett Barrier is the Operations Coordinator at Stratasan. In this position, Brett plays a critical role in achieving the company’s operational objectives by supporting the Executive Leadership Team and assisting with overall office operations. Brett works across multiple teams and specifically with the SVP of Finance and Administration and the SVP of Healthcare Strategy. Brett graduated from The University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing and 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.
Welcome to the team, Brett!
Manager, Customer Success
Angelo joined Stratasan in October 2018 as a Customer Success Manager. He has earned a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in public policy from Macquarie University. Before Stratasan, Angelo gained six years of experience in the banking industry and worked for three years in customer success and account management at Gartner. His time with Gartner will be especially relevant as he was the customer success manager for the large healthcare organization, Kaiser Permanente. (more…)
We’re highlighting our Customer Success team, in an effort to help you become better acquainted with this top-notch group. If you ever have questions or need help using the Stratasan tools, they are here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out! In this post, you’ll get to know Jason Haley. (more…)