Leonard Kish, MBA/MSIS, MS Biomedical Sci.
Passionate about how networks work, Leonard has the unique ability to solve multi-disciplinary problems involving data science, software, biomedical science, behavioral science, health care, product design, community development, marketing, consumer engagement and organizational design. He writes for HL7Standards.com and has been quoted multiple times in Forbes and other top-tier publications for his thought leadership on patient and consumer engagement. In addition to his role at VivaPhi, he is Chair of the Marketing and Communications Group for the Collaborative Health Consortium. Prior to VivaPhi he held the position of Vice President of Operations at Capitis Healthcare International as well as executive positions with several startups. He started his career as a software requirements analyst on Qwest Communication’s highest priority IT project while earning a triad of advanced degrees from the University of Colorado. These included an MBA, a Master’s of Science in Information Systems and a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences (Thesis on System Dynamics in Parkinson’s Disease). Leonard earned a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He’s interested in how systems evolve, and how to help them evolve, in a variety of unique contexts.
Nate “bridges the gap” between the worlds of software, tech, health IT, marketing, live event production, web and social media. Nathan DiNiro is a communications professional with over 25 years of experience in software and technology engineering, marketing, sales and business development, with ten years focused in health IT. Prior to his current role, Nate served as a program manager for a managed care consultancy which provides ACO development services for clients including Hospitals, IPA’s and Physician groups. Nate is deeply active in the development and support of organizations focused on open source, Gov 2.0 and Healthcare/Health 2.0. Nate is an experienced entrepreneur and tech professional who enjoys meeting the challenges that come with shaping an organization during its formative stages. His background also includes work in IT management with large enterprises including Intel, Perot Systems, Sprint, Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, Washington Mutual, and Bank of America.