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Daniel Pompilio, an Atlanta technology entrepreneur, has over 25 years in corporate and strategic planning, sales and marketing executive positions in corporations such as N.V. Phillips, IBM and Healtheon/WebMD. Starting in 1992 he co-founded ActaMed Corporation, an Electronic Healthcare information system and transaction company, which merged to create Healtheon in 1999, later acquiring WebMD to become Healtheon/WebMD. In 2000 he founded a new company, enLeague Systems, which pioneered the use of ontology to streamline eBusiness transactions between business partners. Dan was the Chairman and CEO of enLeague, which was the first company to enter the Coca-Cola/Fizzion business accelerator. Mr. Pompilio currently serves on Emory University’s Board of Visitors and previously on the Goizueta Business School (GAB) Broadleaf Software, and the Cobb County Strategic Information Technology Council. He served the Technology community in Georgia through his service on the board of The Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) and has been recognized for his efforts to improve technology business growth in Georgia as an Angel investor in over twelve technology start-up companies. Dan is a co-author of the Angel Tax Credit Bill and the Invest Georgia Bill. He is the CEO and Founder of SimpleC, the leading company in the science and development of technology enhanced behavioral therapies for people struggling with aging at home or with traumatic life events. He is the recipient of Emory Goizueta Business School’s 2004 Alumni Entrepreneurship Award. Mr. Pompilio received his EMBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and an undergraduate degree in Business from The University of Georgia.
Avanlee Okragly, Vice President of Sales, brings over six years of experience in selling healthcare software solutions and services to the Health Care industry, which includes, Home Care, Long Term Care, Hospice and Health Systems. She has passion and a proven record of consistently driving revenue growth while providing visionary sales leadership in the highly competitive US market.
Avanlee began her career as a nurse assistant in Haiti during college. She served as part of the emergency human crisis outreach program after the devastating earthquake of 2012. Avanlee attended University of Montana school of Nursing.
Ms. Okragly is committed to the health care industry and is focused on building strong relationships for SimpleC and achieving fast paced growth for the company. Her leadership and enthusiasm for what SimpleC does for people is an inspiration to all who she touches.
Doug Nelson, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, leads the architectural design and integration of SimpleC’s care solutions. He has 20 years of IT experience and over 10 years as an enterprise architect. In the past, Doug has been responsible for the architecture and delivery of highly integrated systems that generated two billion in revenue per year. Doug has held key positions at Bellsouth Mobility, GE Power Systems and Royal Caribbean. His background, in highly scalable solutions within large corporate environments, brings best practices, processes, accountability, and large scale performance to SimpleC.
Doug’s experience with open source solutions, mobility, offline data synchronization and clustered systems, combined with his breadth and depth of knowledge, has been critical to SimpleC’s new generation of care solutions. Doug is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jason Zamer, Vice President of Business Development for SimpleC, directs the expansion and demonstration of the SimpleC Platform and therapeutic process with new partners and delivery models. He is responsible for developing new commercialized uses for the SimpleC Companion™, Companion Family Connect and Companion Clinical Connect, in addition to new associated features for individuals with any primary diagnosis in any environment along with their formal and informal care support network.
Jason has extensive experience with utilizing technology to improve quality of life beginning with the initial proof of concept of interventions via the Companion for individuals living with dementia. The ability to use the Companion as a tool to both reinforce expert behavioral interventions and create moments of joy are what inspire Jason’s work with SimpleC. His passion began from living the challenges that his parents and family faced as caregivers over his grandparents cognitive and functional difficulties. Jason is enthusiastic about the promise of technology as a tool to help set a positive rhythm throughout the day, build trust between individuals and their caregivers, and help people connect both with their families and cherished memories. Jason is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania.
Anne Adams, PhD, Director of Applied Research leads SimpleC’s research operation to assess the feasibility and efficacy of innovative approaches to personalized care. She is responsible for internal and external studies including the application and management of academic research grant awards. Anne drives two SimpleC NIH National Institutes of Health awards.
After studying psychology in Germany and Canada, Anne discovered her passion in human factors & aging. She worked with Mentor and Professor Wendy Rogers, Head of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology, to develop the skills required to understand and design products to serve aging adult users, their family and care providers. Anne drives the SimpleC research department to provide clinically tested efficacious therapies. Publishing is a mandate to benefit our industry through the NIH, GSA, GAPNA, Georgia Tech, Veterans Administration, Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland.
Anne received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Anne is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (US and Europe), the Gerontological Society of America, and American Psychological Association, Division 21.
Melany Sattler, MSW, Vice President of Clinical Services for SimpleC, directs SimpleC’s Care Team in implementing highly personalized media-driven cognitive therapies. She is responsible for setting the goals and meeting the needs of care recipients, family members and the care providers and contributing to the continual development of SimpleC’s care technology. With 20 years in the field, Melany has extensive direct care experience with seniors and caregivers in both home health and community settings. As a dementia expert, she has presented in over 1,400 meetings with professional caregivers, family caregivers and operations executives. Her passion lies in person-centered care and helping caregivers understand Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She encourages each person to optimize abilities, in order to preserve independence, self-esteem and dignity. Prior to joining SimpleC she was Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter for 10 years. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work; she is a Foundations of Dementia Care Master Trainer, a board member of the Georgia Gerontology Society, board member of the Georgia Institute on Aging, and a member of the advisory committee for the Culture Change Network of Georgia. She is an accomplished support group leader and counselor.