Jack Anderson, CEO, has been an executive in healthcare IT for over 30 years. He was a founder of Cost Containment Systems in 1978, which developed the first operating room management system and negotiated the merger with Serving Software in 1989. He served as director from 1989 to 1994. Serving Software went public in 1992 and was acquired by HBO & Co in 1994. He has been on the forefront of web services development since 1994 when he was the founder, CEO and Chairman of Velocity.com. In 2001 he joined Validare and served as VP Business Development until 2004 when he became President. Validare developed a web services model for helping office based surgery facilities prepare for accreditation. He is a co-founder of Accreditation Helper.
Catherine Clinehens is Vice President of Accreditation Services for Accreditation Helper LLC. Catherine has worked in the home medical equipment industry for the past twenty years with a focus on organizational development. She has a wealth of knowledge in reimbursement, regulatory, and quality processes, and works with suppliers to achieve or retain their accreditation status. She has been Director of Compliance for a national healthcare company, Senior Vice President for The MED Group, and an independent consultant for Quality Resources.
Jill Martin, RRT has been an accreditation Helper since joining the company in early 2008. Since then she has supported over 100 clients through successful accreditation surveys using the company’s Prepare service. Additionally she provides ongoing consulting to many of Accreditation Helper’s already accredited clients using the company’s CARE services.
Jill has worked in the healthcare industry for over 23 years as a respiratory therapist, physical therapist assistant and a custom mobility specialist. Prior to joining Accreditation Helper, for 8 years she worked as the regulatory compliance officer and the Performance Improvement Director of a home medical equipment company and helped it through three successful Joint Commission surveys.
Peg Anderson is the Vice President of Client Services for Accreditation Helper LLC. Peg has more than 20 years experience in client services, technical sales, and sales management for large technology companies (including Xerox and Digital Equipment Corp.) as well as for smaller companies. Additionally, she worked for many years as a human resources consultant to firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Most recently she spent five years at Validare, Inc., a company specializing in accreditation consulting for Office Based Surgery organizations. There she developed and managed the Client Services department. She also participated in the design, implementation and ongoing enhancement of accreditation services software and processes.
Michael Slater is the architect for the Accreditation Helper LLC web software. An entrepreneur and software developer with 30 years of experience creating innovative products, he is the CEO of Webvanta Inc.., which provides a hosted content management and database system.
Michael was previously Director of Technology Strategy at Adobe Systems. He joined Adobe when it acquired Fotiva, a venture-funded startup he cofounded to create a better user experience for consumers moving to digital photography. Prior to Fotiva, he was President of MicroDesign Resources, where he created the Microprocessor Report newsletter and the Microprocessor Forum conference. He began his career as an R&D engineer at Hewlett-Packard.
Joseph M. DeLuca, MA, FACHE serves as Secretary for Accreditation Helper LLC. He is a health care information technology futurist with 22 years of experience working with health care entrepreneurs, technology innovators, and provider and payer systems, to realize their strategic and market goals. He collaborates with health care information technology suppliers at the concept, startup, market entry, growth, and multi-billion dollar development stages. Known for his ability to transform high-level business strategy into executable results, Mr. DeLuca works on the forefront of new generation technology-to-market alignment.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and recently received the Certificate of Director Education qualification from the Corporate Directors Institute.