About Us

Founded in 2001, Verge Health offers software and services that empower healthcare organizations to proactively protect and defend patients, caregivers, and facilities against errors, adverse events, and policy violations for optimal quality and safety. Rooted in industry expertise and client experience at over 900 facilities nationwide, the Converge Platform delivers robust analytics, providing a comprehensive operational solution and support for proactive risk management. To help clients maximize potential and achieve high reliability, Verge offers Strategic Advisory Services. We help clients leverage technology, best practice, and industry knowledge to protect patients and protect margins.

MEET THE TEAM

Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett Chief Executive Officer
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Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Verge Health, Mark Crockett, MD, FACEP served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Best Doctors, Inc. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Rise Health, Ibex Healthdata Systems, and as President of Emergency Care Division of Picis. He was Chief Medical Officer at OptumInsight’s Accountable Care Solutions, and his systems technology expertise helped drive product development at companies such as Ibex Healthdata Systems. He is a practicing Emergency Department physician at Advocate Healthcare in Chicago.
Chris Malanuk President
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Chris is a health care executive with over 20 years of leadership experience and is one of Verge’s founding partners. Prior to his involvement with Verge, Chris served in a senior leadership role for a 745 bed academic medical center for nearly 15 years. At Verge he enjoys collaborating in the development of applications and internal policy designed for the efficient management of patient safety programs and the automation of related administrative tasks. Beyond the general oversight of Verge’s platform and operations, Chris directly manages the practitioner suite that includes a service division for the outsourced management of medical and professional staff credentialing and performance monitoring.
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Shannon Carter Chief Financial Officer
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Shannon is a native South Carolinian and graduated Clemson University with BS in Accounting. After graduating, he went to work in public accounting receiving his CPA license. After 5.5 years in public accounting, he took the position as an accounting manager and then 5 years later a position as the Finance Director of an Urgent Care facility with multiple locations before joining the Verge team in 2012.
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Connie Moser Chief Operating Officer
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Connie Moser brings to this position more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology industry. Connie has distinctive leadership abilities around predictive analytics, strategic use of data, and delivering operational efficiencies with cloud-based software solutions. She also ran the credentialing business while with McKesson. She has presented on various healthcare topics at meetings sponsored by HIMSS, HFMA and NAHAM, and the HFMA Thought Leadership Conference in Washington DC.
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James Lawson Chief Solutions Officer
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James Lawson joins Verge with more than 20 years experience in the Healthcare Software Industry. Having worked both in the provider side as well as multiple leadership roles with healthcare software vendors James has a unique perspective on challenges hospitals face and their creative solutions. James has built a career on leading teams that design, create, and deliver high-quality integration and software systems.
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Inge Garrison CNO/VP of Strategic Advisory Services
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Ingeborg “Inge” Garrison joined Verge Health in 2014. Prior to joining, Inge held a CNO leadership position in a large acute care health system. During her time on the nursing leadership team the organization earned initial and renewal system Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and serves as a benchmark for quality of care. Across the span of her career, Inge has served in a variety of nursing education and nursing management positions. She received a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Queens College, and her MSN from Queens University of Charlotte. Inge is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her nursing career has been dedicated to creating high quality, reliable systems of care, focused on communication and developing tools to assist the next generation of nurse leaders and health care professionals to lead in these ever-changing times.
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Kevin Shaughnessy Executive Vice President, Revenue Services
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Kevin Shaughnessy joined Verge Health in May 2016 with a focus on growing bookings by 100%. Kevin has 20+ years in healthcare information technology sales. Prior to Verge, Kevin spent 10+ years as a Sales leader with McKesson and 2 years with Premier, Inc. in enterprise sales.
Mike DeSimone Sr. VP, Strategic Marketing and Client Services
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Mike DeSimone brings to this position more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology and data analytics industry. Mike has lead data analytics, market strategy, client services, and product management divisions of McKesson and Best Doctors, as well as having built and optimized operational organizations with cloud-based technologies. Mike has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.
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Zach Novak VP, Product Management
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Zach has 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry and joined Verge Solutions in 2015. His background in engineering, technical sales, operations, and business development are leveraged to continuously improve internal operations, as well as, develop and deliver innovative products and offerings for Verge’s customers. Prior to Verge, Zach spent 11 years with Stryker Corporation engaging with customers to develop novel products and custom business solutions.

CLIENT SERVICES & CREDENTIALING

Bethany Sitachitta Manager, Client Services
Danielle Hollingsworth Vice President, Credentialing and Provider Services

MARKETING & HR

Demetria Weaver Director, Human Resources
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Kenneth Slifer Vice President, Marketing
Ashley Worrall Director, Field Marketing

TECHNOLOGY

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Tom Fink Vice President, Technology Services
jamie wight
Jamie Wight Director, Product Engineering
walter page
Walter Page Director, Integration and BI

BOARD MEMBERS

pat fry
Pat Fry, Chairman
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Pat serves as Executive Chairman of the Board for Verge Health. After a 30-plus-year career with Northern California's not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals—including the past 10 years as president and chief executive officer—Pat Fry retired on Jan. 4, 2016. Under Pat's leadership, Sutter Health became a national leader in clinical quality and greatly expanded community access to healthcare in big cities and small towns throughout Northern California. Fry's achievements include the creation of the Sutter Medical Network, which unites Sutter's 5,000 aligned and affiliated physicians around common quality commitments; My Health Online, which provides more than 1 million Northern Californians with anytime online access to their personal health records; and the growing Sutter Health Plus health plan. During Fry's tenure, Sutter Health's annual revenues grew from $6.7 billion to more than $10 billion. While consistently achieving strong financial performance during Fry's tenure, Sutter Health made record investments in care for the underserved.
Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett
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Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Verge Solutions, Dr. Mark Crockett, MD, FACEP served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Best Doctors, Inc. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Rise Health, Ibex Healthdata Systems, and as President of Emergency Care Division of Picis. He was Chief Medical Officer at OptumInsight’s Accountable Care Solutions, and his systems technology expertise helped drive product development at companies such as Ibex Healthdata Systems. He is a practicing Emergency Department physician at Advocate Healthcare in Chicago.
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Tim Chapman
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Tim Chapman provides consulting and advisory services to public and private institutions, predominately in the healthcare industry. He advises health systems and academic medical centers on issues pertaining to sustainable improvements in daily operations, most specifically related to patient throughput, supply chain and perioperative/operating room effectiveness. Previously, Mr. Chapman served as President of STERIS’s healthcare segment. He was responsible for five business units, all sales and service activities, and several corporate staffs. In addition, Tim was one of McKinsey's leaders within the healthcare space.
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Dave Henderson
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Dave Henderson, a co-founder of TripleTree, has 30 years of relevant experience having advised over 50 healthcare and technology companies. He has assisted numerous business owners and executive teams in planning and executing successful strategies to create and maximize the value of their firm. Prior to co-founding TripleTree, Dave spent 25+ years in venture capital, business development and as a senior operating executive, combined with seven years of public accounting experience at Arthur Andersen.
Pat Leonard
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Pat is a Partner at TT Capital Partners (TTCP) focused on alternate investments in healthcare services and technology companies.  He has more than 20 years of operating experience as a senior executive in technology-enabled healthcare services businesses, including Change Healthcare, McKesson and predecessor organizations acquired by McKesson. Pat presently serves on the boards of directors for Verge Health and T Systems and acts as a strategic advisor to Visionary RCM and Access Healthcare. Prior to joining TTCP, Pat was an operating partner with Pamplona Capital Funds where he served as CEO of Formativ Health. He is a former board member of Crossover Health Care Ministry, the largest free healthcare clinic in Virginia. Pat earned a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University and an M.B.S in Finance and Marketing from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
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Fred Morris
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With more than 35 years of involvement in expansion issues from an investor, lender, and executive point-of-view, Fred supports entrepreneurs by helping them build effective sales organizations and navigate complex management and financial decisions. He has served in board roles for more than a dozen portfolio companies. He currently serves in leadership roles at several organizations that foster the region’s economic growth: he is a Director on the board of Boston’s North Shore Technology Council, the North Shore Innoventure Center, and the Connecticut Venture Group.
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Jon Piebenga
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Jon brings a breadth of entrepreneurial and problem-solving expertise from building a thriving business that exported fish to the US, to serving as the Chief Operating Officer of PaxZone, to co-founding Verge Solutions. Prioritizing company culture and satisfied clients, Jon helped create a company with a high client and employee retention that is poised for growth in the years to come.
Tim Scallen
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Tim Scallen is a Principal at TTCP, focused on deal execution and portfolio company management for the firm’s dedicated investment vehicles. His areas of focus primarily target high-growth businesses within the Healthcare IT, Services, and information analytics sectors. Tim has a broad set of M&A experiences structuring equity and debt transactions, actively working with portfolio company management teams, and sourcing new investment opportunities.

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Community Outreach, Wellness Challenges and Book Club

Socially Responsible (Doing what’s right, isn’t just an obligation.)

Annual VScavenger Hunt

(7 teams, 35 stops, rocking after-party)

Annual Field Day

(We take this very seriously – how’s your kick?)

VTurkey Day and Holiday Party

(Because our co-workers are like family we like to celebrate together)

Oyster Roasts, Picnics and Happy Hours

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