Gary Neat, CIO and 
Executive Director IS 
at Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville, Kentucky

Gary manages the activities of Associates in the Information Services Department. Responsible for establishing procedures and standards to conform to third party and governmental regulations. Provide strategic and operational leadership in the area of Information Services to ensure that quality services are provided. Enforces the Organization’s policies, manages staff to ensure accurate and timely workflow. Exhibit the F.I.R.S.T. values (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service, and Trust).


Brian Schandl, Chief Information Officer, Marshall Browning Hospital, DuQuoin, Illinois

Brian has worked with a number of healthcare systems, including Meditech (MAGIC, C/S, and 6.x). Managed and Coordinated the conversion of EHR's from HMS to Meditech. Experience in the following Meditech modules: ABS, ADM, AP, BAR, DR, EDM, EMR, FA, GL, ITS, LAB, MIS, MM, MRI, SCA ,NPR, PCS/NUR, OE, PCM, PHA, PWM, AOM/RXM, SCH, ORM, PD, and UNV; worked to achieve Meaningful Use attestation and PQRS submission.

Responsible for HIPAA compliance and Information Security


Craig Maccollum, AVP Professional Services, Parallon Technology Solutions.

Craig McCollum is assistant vice president of Professional Services at Parallon Technology Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for implementation services and project delivery for PTS’ clients. Prior to PTS, he held the position of MEDITECH practice director for Vision Consulting. Craig has more than 20 years of healthcare IT and finance experience, including practice leadership, business development, EHR project leadership, EHR implementation and financial management.

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Brian Nelligan, Senior Application Analyst at Lakeridge Health CorporationHospital in Ajax, Ontario  

A Meditech Applications Consultant (Analyst) with over 14 years experience implementing Meditech 6.x, C/S and Magic. Brian has over 22 years in supporting health care facilities and regions. He has implemented, supported, trained and maintained Meditech ADM, CWS, EDM, ITS, OE, MIS, MRI, NMI, NPR, UNV, MPM, RAD and SCA. He has lead implementation and upgrade projects for facilities and regions.


Tito Perez, Information Services Manager, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California.

Project management and software implementation of major Non-clinical applications such as General Ledger, Fixed Assets, accounts payable, materials management. Most recent implementations include Timekeeping, Payroll, Human Resources, Scheduling, Attendance and Leave, Data interfacing(Kronos full Workforce Suite) Financial Reporting(Budgeting, Capital Planning, and Strategic Forecasting.(Axiom EPM Planning)

Specialties: Workforce Managment; Finance related application; data extraction and interfaces


Adriana Guzman, Manager, Application Services at the National Surgical Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois. 

Adriana is an experienced Information Technology Professional with a successful track record of working collaboratively with users of clinical and financial information systems, strong general knowledge of multi-platform and network operations; and a working knowledge of Database design, Workflow enhancement, interfaces, application build and excellent Project Management skills. Skilled in troubleshooting information systems software and hardware and regarded as a dedicated, team player with the ability to solve complex problems.  Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Meditech’s Clinical and Administrative Modules and various other EHR systems.

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Michele Lambert, Member Relations Coordinator, MUSE International, Wake Forest, North Carolina