Mrinal Bhasker, Partner
Mrinal is a national health IT leader and serial entrepreneur. Two health IT product companies he helped found and build were acquired in 2015. RightCare Solutions, founded in 2011, was acquired by naviHealth, a Cardinal Health (Fortune #22) company, while HealthUnity, founded in 2004, was acquired by ZeOmega, a population health tech company. In between, HealthUnity and RightCare, Mrinal was one of the principals at Audacious Inquiry, an industry shaping high growth health IT and Policy consulting business. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the founding team at Commercia.com, which was acquired by Microsoft.
Mrinal has been at the forefront of the health IT revolution for over a decade, anticipating the trends and opportunities in the fast evolving field and helping lay the foundations for the future. He was the founding Chief Architect of Maryland's health information exchange (HIE), CRISP, where he helped envision and deploy one of the country's most successful and advanced HIEs. Mrinal has consulted for numerous hospital systems and health agencies, including ONC, for which he has co-authored numerous research whitepapers. Mrinal has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Kanpur, and an executive MBA from Wharton with majors in finance and entrepreneurial management.
David Finney, Partner
David currently serves as a senior advisor to the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), a regional health information exchange supporting patients and healthcare institutions across Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. At CRISP, David is responsible for driving alignment between CRISP’s products and services and its member institutions’ efforts to achieve integrated care in support of Maryland’s unique all-payer hospital financing model. From 2007 to 2014, David was a principal at Audacious Inquiry, a national management and technology consulting company based in Baltimore. David oversaw the firm’s growing federal healthcare consulting practice. While at Ai, David also played an ongoing advisory role at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT within HHS and at CRISP; he helped to author several early planning reports on the path forward for health information exchange in Maryland as well as the federal funding requests that established CRISP’s Statewide HIE and Regional Extension Center Cooperative Agreements.
Previously, David worked in the media and financial services industries. David and his wife also spent two years in Botswana as Peace Corps volunteers, supporting the U.S.-led mobilization to combat Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. David holds a BA from Yale and an MA from Johns Hopkins.
As a senior associate and first employee of Leap Orbit, Mike manages key projects and identifies opportunities for collaboration. Mike serves as a project manager with CRISP, a regional health information exchange, to support care management and financial alignment initiatives. Mike served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tutume, Botswana (2013-2015), where he focused on leveraging technology and information exchange to combat Malaria and HIV/AIDS. Outside of work, Mike enjoys road biking and rock climbing. Mike is a board member of the Baltimore Medical System.
Mickey is a business analyst handling special projects at CRISP, a regional health information exchange. He is engaged across several teams, focused on improving the daily processes of a rapidly-growing organization. Mickey also serves as CRISP's Change Manager. He holds a bachelor's degree from Towson University. Off the clock, Mickey enjoys photography, music production, and being outside. He coaches men's volleyball at a local high school and for a regional club team, and gets on the court himself whenever possible.
Jon joins the Leap Orbit team as a technical project manager after earning his PhD from Penn State. He is currently driving the development and integration of real-time alerts within the context of the patient chart and hospital workflows. Jon’s academic research focused on the performance of health information exchanges based on leadership and strategic approach, a background that was tailor-made to impact Leap Orbit's clients. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing and home brewing.
Jim has over 40 years of business experiences working with information technology, software products, healthcare, education, government, financial services, manufacturing, power utilities and not-for-profit organizations. He has led teams to accelerate the launch over 17 new business or new market initiatives. Jim has been a mentor to a generation of professionals, managers and executives. Jim’s education includes an MBA in marketing from American University and a BS in engineering science from Johns Hopkins University.
Saurabh is an integration engineer working with our software development team in both design and implementation capacities. Saurabh is currently focused on integrating hospital systems and data feeds with an HIE's services. He is also engaged in process automation to simplify workflows across the organization. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in information system Technology from George Washington University. In his free time, Saurabh loves biking and trekking.
Mike joins Leap Orbit as a lead software engineer. He has over 25 years of experience in software engineering, including over 10 years in the healthcare IT industry. Mike has worked on all parts of the software product lifecycle, from design to coding, testing, documentation, implementation, maintenance, and support. He enjoys providing technical leadership for software development teams and mentoring junior developers. He holds a BA from Brown University in computer science and political science. In his free time, Mike likes spending time with his wife and twin sons, watching Orioles and Ravens games, and writing and recording music.
As a Project Manager for Leap Orbit, Ryan mobilizes teams and navigates complex projects in the public and private sector, both for the firm itself and for its clients. She holds an MA in International Relations & Negotiation from the University of San Diego, an MBA from Johns Hopkins with a specialty in Entrepreneurship and Environmental Finance, and a BA in Political Science, Journalism and Leadership Studies from the University of Maryland. She is certified in Multi-Track Citizens’ Diplomacy from the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) and is a LogFrame practitioner. Ryan is also the founder of Silver Mountain Solutions, a management consulting and advisory firm.
Heidi joins Leap Orbit as the Office Administrator. She brings over 15 years of experience in Office Administration, including human resources, benefits administration, accounting, and office management. Heidi attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where she majored in American Studies and Government and Politics. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids, swimming, yoga, and volunteering at her children's schools. She also enjoys watching sports and rooting for the Orioles, NY Giants, and Maryland Terrapins.
Patrick is a software developer working with the Point Solutions team at CRISP. He recently graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Previously, Patrick interned as a Cyber Data Analyst at ICFI and at Quatrefoil developing augmented reality applications. In his free time, he enjoys swing dancing and playing a variety of musical instruments, including guitar and saxophone.
Luke is a Software Developer on the Leap Orbit Product Development Team. He recently graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with his BS in Information Systems, which he received summa cum laude. His primary experience is in full-stack web development. In his free time he enjoys white water kayaking and playing the piano.
Mandy is a project analyst on the ambulatory integrations team at CRISP. Her current role supports SIU/ADT and CCD integration feeds between CRISP and ambulatory practices across MD, DC, and VA. Prior to joining Leap Orbit, she served in various project management roles within the health space for over a decade, leading projects in process improvement, administrative design, and implementation. Mandy has her B.S. in Health Sciences and her Masters in Health Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and doing anything outdoors.
Serving as Director of Business Development, Ashley helps lead the growth of Leap Orbit’s client and service portfolios. She engages key industry stakeholders and stays abreast of emerging trends in the healthcare market to identify opportunities for the company to better serve its clients and the nation’s healthcare system as a whole. Ashley brings over a decade of experience in leading client-facing engagements with a diverse array of health systems, payers, providers, government agencies, and IT vendors. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Hollins University and post-graduate certificate in Healthcare Organization & Policy from University of Alabama at Birmingham. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and three nieces.
Shawn is a software engineer on the Leap Orbit product team. Previously, he worked for NextLogik, where he helped build and maintain multi-platform architecture that extended to web, mobile, and desktop. In addition to being a full-stack developer, Shawn was trained in video game design, having graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in computer science and a focus on simulation and digital entertainment.
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