Leadership

Leadership

We are proud of our reputation for attracting and developing some of the brightest leaders in the healthcare technology industry. Our leadership team is laser-focused on realizing our vision: The Rothman Index will be used for every patient in every care setting to inform clinical decisions and optimize healthcare performance.

Joseph Beals

Joseph Beals, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Beals

PeraHealth exemplifies the translation of data-driven technology solutions into meaningful clinical outcomes.

Joseph Beals, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Joe is an accomplished executive with broad experience leading the commercialization of emerging technologies.

As one of PeraHealth’s first employees, Joe is a foundational member of the company. Over his 10+ years at PeraHealth he has driven growth and innovation across all aspects of the organization.

Prior to joining PeraHealth, he worked at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics and at the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation.

Joe has expertise in the real-world applications of technology in diverse fields and has published on medical predictive analytics, quantum electrodynamics, opto-electronics, neural engineering, and fluid mechanics, and holds a patent in high-bandwidth optical data routing. His work in healthcare informatics has received accolades and awards from the American Medical Informatics Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

He earned an ScB from Brown University, an MBA from Carleton University, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow.

Michael Rothman

Michael Rothman, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
Michael Rothman

We started PeraHealth to prevent another family from suffering from an avoidable death. But we also realized that we had discovered a way to actually view the physiology of disease progression and that this could be a tool to significantly accelerate medical research.

Michael Rothman, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

Michael Rothman co-founded PeraHealth in 2005 with his brother Steven, following the avoidable death of their mother, Florence.

His career began at IBM’s General Technology Division, after he earned his PhD in quantum chemistry. At IBM, he worked in optimization, mathematical modeling, and data analysis; work that led to a doubling of memory chip yields for mainframes. Michael also spent time at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Labs, in the AI department, engaged in research in machine learning.

Michael is a natural interpreter of information. As a manager and executive consultant for the IBM Consulting group, his duties included translating mathematical results into effective business strategies for major banks and financial institutions. Later, as Senior Vice President for Strategic Information at First USA Bank, Michael established a database to better determine customer preferences.

In 2000, he founded Michael Rothman & Associates to focus on data analysis and product development through consulting, patent filing, and joint ventures. Projects have included developing a system generating customized discharge forms for hospitals, helping determine cash flow and profitability for a pharmaceutical company’s newly introduced drugs, and pro bono work analyzing mortality data for a guide dog school.

Michael earned an ScB and ScM in Chemistry from Brown University, and went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Brad Coleman

Brad Coleman

Chief Information Officer
Brad Coleman

After spending 20 years in the analytics space, I understand how hard it is to develop meaningful metrics. The way the Rothman Index is able to boil down the complex amount of disparate data that describes a patient’s well-being into an easily understandable score is simply amazing.

Brad Coleman

Chief Information Officer

With more than 25 years in technology and healthcare, Brad has proven that thoughtful leadership is key to building world class products. Products that deliver real value and make measurable improvements in patients’ lives. Brad has held leadership positions in multiple healthcare companies, such as Premier, Inc. and Allscripts, as well as FDA regulated medical device companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Monarch Medical Technologies. Recent focus has been on technologies in the data science space, utilizing machine learning, predictive analytics, and big data techniques to build products that deliver in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. Brad has degrees from Virginia Commonwealth and Duke Universities.

Tracee Karlsson, CPA

Vice President of Finance

It’s very fulfilling to come to work every day and collaborate with passionate professionals for a company that is dedicated to saving lives.

Tracee Karlsson, CPA

Vice President of Finance

Tracee joined PeraHealth as Controller in 2018 and is now the Vice President of Finance. She is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. She has over 10 years of accounting and finance experience, most recently serving as Corporate Accounting Manager with Premier, Inc, a publicly held healthcare improvement company, dedicated to Supply Chain segments consisting of Direct Sourcing and Group Purchasing Services. Prior to Premier, Tracee was the Controller of a copay assistance program in the not-for-profit business unit at Lash Group, a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, also a publicly held company in the healthcare industry. She is passionate about helping to carry out a mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Tracee is a CPA and graduated with a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia College & State University.

Stuart Ramsey

Stuart Ramsey

Vice President of Customer Success
Stuart Ramsey

As a nurse, I appreciate the close collaboration between PeraHealth’s clinicians and software developers. In my role, I’m able to carry that relationship over to our customers and make sure we’re designing effective solutions that meet the needs of hospital leaders and care teams…and that we maintain those relationships through ongoing support.

Stuart Ramsey

Vice President of Customer Success

Stuart Ramsey is Vice President of Customer Success at PeraHealth and is responsible for ensuring strong partnerships, adoption, and utilization of solutions and services, while demonstrating value to our customers and company.

Stuart is a master’s-prepared Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of healthcare experience spanning patient care delivery, quality improvement, and hospital leadership. In addition, Stuart is an experienced healthcare consultant for large complex hospital systems generating clinical and financial success for customers. He is highly proficient at building and leading teams to ensure program success demonstrated through value and ROI to all customers served.

Bill Dorner

Vice President of Product Management

The application of machine learning and AI for healthcare clinical decision support can provide an enhanced level of care for patients. PeraHealth has been at the forefront of this with the introduction of the Rothman Index and I am excited to continue the evolution of our products to improve patient care.

Bill Dorner

Vice President of Product Management

With over 20 years of experience in software delivery and healthcare product management, Bill has a proven track record of delivering innovative product features. He has expertise in leading organizations through the rigorous development and quality processes of delivering safe and effective Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) while adhering to ISO 13485 standards. Prior to joining PeraHealth, he led the product management strategies for the healthcare-related products at Premier, Inc. and Monarch Medical Technologies, an FDA-regulated medical device company. In addition, Bill has worked in consulting, and with IBM delivering software products across many industries. Bill has degrees from Truman State University and Loyola Chicago University.

Jennifer O'Donnell

Jennifer O’Donnell

Director of Human Resources
Jennifer O'Donnell

I enjoy working with people that have a variety of backgrounds and skills but are all pushing toward the same goal. The PeraHealth team is similar to a hospital team that way, and that’s why I think we relate so well to our customers and can speak their language. We have that same feel, with the edge of a high-tech software development environment.

Jennifer O’Donnell

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer O’Donnell manages human resources and recruiting for PeraHealth. She helps build and maintain a unique blend of well-integrated clinical, technical, and creative team members that provide customers healthcare technology to improve patient care. Prior to joining PeraHealth, Jennifer worked on strategic HR global projects at Sealed Air, where she managed a system implementation in 54 countries. She earned a Master of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science from The Citadel. She has also earned her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Gavin Phillips

Gavin Phillips

Senior Director of Marketing
Gavin Phillips

It is an absolute privilege to promote a digital health solution that is clinically validated and enhancing patient care every day. We are trailblazers in the clinical surveillance space and have a great story to tell.

Gavin Phillips

Senior Director of Marketing

Gavin leads the marketing team to enhance brand recognition and communicate the value of the PeraHealth platform to the healthcare community. He works closely with sales and business development to understand customer needs, which then drive strategic company initiatives. Bringing over a decade of medical device, biotech, and healthcare experience to the PeraHealth organization, Gavin is passionate about the digital health space and specializes in building agile high-performance teams.

Prior to joining PeraHealth, Gavin was the marketing lead for the life sciences practice at Kalypso, a digital innovation consulting firm. Before that, he was the executive director of marketing for SonaCare Medical, a startup medical device company in Charlotte, NC. Gavin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and Master’s degree in Global Innovation Management from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from Université Paul Cézanne (France).