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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 subsidiary of Fortune 20 company Cardinal Health.  HealthUnity, founded in 2004, was acquired by ZeOmega, a leading 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 nearly 20 years, 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, CRISP, where he helped envision and deploy one of the country's most successful and advanced HIEs. Mrinal has consulted for many hospital systems and public health agencies, including ONC, for which he has co-authored numerous research whitepapers. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Kanpur and an executive MBA from Wharton with majors in finance and entrepreneurial management.  He and his wife, Vandana, have two kids.

 
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David Finney, Partner

David has been driving innovative programs in healthcare for over a decade.  For the last two years, David has served 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.  He was responsible for aligning CRISP’s products and services with 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.  There, he 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.  He holds a BA from Yale and an MA from Johns Hopkins.

 
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Mike Banfield

As a current director and onetime first employee of Leap Orbit, Mike manages key client projects and identifies opportunities for the company's growth. 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 from 2013 to 2015, where he focused on leveraging technology and information exchange to combat Malaria and HIV/AIDS. He holds a bachelor's and an MPH from Kansas State.  He enjoys climbing in his spare time and serves on the board of the Baltimore Medical System.

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Mickey Stringer

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.

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Jon Becker

Jon serves as a technical project manager and data architect, currently supporting reporting and analytics initiatives for the State of Maryland. Previously he drove the development and integration of real-time alerts within the context of the patient chart and hospital workflows. Prior to joining Leap, Jon completed his PhD from Penn State. He is 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.

 
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Mike Albert

Mike is the director of engineering and the technical leader of Leap's product development team. 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.

Andy Hohorst

Andy is a full-stack software developer with deep experience in C, C#, HTML+CSS, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, SQL, XML, XSLT, ASP.Net, MVC, WebAPI, jQuery, and PhoneGap.  Most recently, Andy was responsible for design, development, deployment, and maintenance of various workflow management systems for Decisive Communications, a software vendor to the telecommunications industry.  He studied at Drexel University and holds a B.S. in computer science from Hood College in western Maryland.  He lives in Frederick, Maryland with his growing family.
 

Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh is an versatile integration engineer and software developer working with Leap's product development team and a number of its clients. He is currently focused on integrating hospital systems and data feeds with an HIE's services. He also supported the development of Maryland's unique Overdose Fatality Review workflow management system.  He recently completed his master's degree in information systems from George Washington University.  In his free time, Saurabh loves biking and trekking.

 
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Ashley Wells

As Leap's director of business development, Ashley helps lead the growth of the firm's customer base and product portfolio. 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. 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 BS 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 nieces.

Ryan Argentieri

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 and 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, College Park.  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.

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Heidi Roberts

Heidi is Leap's director of office administration, which means she keeps the trains running on time.  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 two kids, swimming, yoga, and volunteering at her children's schools. She also enjoys watching sports and rooting for the Orioles, the New York Giants, and the Maryland Terrapins.

 
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Patrick Custer

Patrick is a software developer working with the Point Solutions team at CRISP. He holds 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.

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Luke Schubert

Luke is a software developer on Leap's product development team. His primary experience is in full-stack web development. He holds a BS in information systems, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In his free time he enjoys white water kayaking and playing the piano.  He lives amid the excitement of Main Street in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Mandy Williams

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 Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia. Prior to joining Leap, she served in various project management roles in healthcare for over a decade, leading projects in process improvement, administrative design and implementation. Mandy holds a BS in health sciences and a master's in health administration. 

 
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Amanda Hartung

Amanda is a software engineer working with the Point Solutions team at CRISP. Previously, she worked as a software engineer for a cancer diagnostics company and interned for neuroinformatics research groups. Amanda earned a BS and an MS in bioinformatics from Rochester Institute of Technology. In her free time she enjoys playing board games, eating pastries and planning her next big trip.

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Shawn Freeman

Shawn is a software engineer on the Leap Orbit product development team. Previously, he worked for NextLogik, where he helped build and maintain a multi-platform application 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 BS in computer science and a focus on simulation and digital entertainment.

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Gregory Seidman

Greg is a seasoned software engineer and architect with nearly 25 years of C and C++ experience, over nine years of iOS (Objective-C and Swift) app development experience, more than two years of Python experience, and over 20 years of Javascript experience. Prior to joining Leap, he led a development team at SSATI, an IT contractor to the defense and intelligence communities. He holds a BS with honors in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an ScM in computer science from Brown University.

 
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Agniva Banerjee

Agniva is a machine learning engineer working on the Leap Orbit product development team. He divides his time between working as a full-stack developer and solving data-analysis intensive problems for the company. He recently graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with MS in Computer Science, specializing in natural language processing and computer vision. He is passionate about photography and football (soccer!), and he loves to spend his spare time with friends out on a drive exploring Maryland.

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Keith Bailey

Keith is a junior software engineer on the Leap product development team. He recently graduated with a BS in information systems from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. When he's not at the office, he enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

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Katie Savin-Murphy

Katie works as a project manager supporting the rollout of HIE services in the District of Columbia and the onboarding of an HIE to emerging national networks.  She joined the Leap Orbit team with four years of experience in hospital quality reporting.  Katie graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a major in computer science and a minor in theater.  She is a certified Project Management Professional.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys baking, traveling and volunteering for various organizations.

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Shreyash Shrivastava

Shreyash serves as a system analyst for CRISP. His work focuses on multiple systems including image exchange and CRISP's clinical query portal, through which he is learning to deal with clients and is honing his skills in data analytics. He hopes to become a data wizard during his time at Leap.  Shreyash has a bachelor’s in computer science and recently earned his master's in information systems from George Washington University. When not working, Shreyash loves to cook and try out new recipes. He also enjoys reading books.

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