Raymond started at Vedant Health over thirty years ago with a passion for promoting quality. As an innovator, he believes in the power of technology to catch and correct errors and help people. “The best part of my job is having the ability to meet the people we help,” said Raymond.
Raymond’s duties are split between managing the day-to-day company activities and designing additional TestStream functionality. Though he heads operations, you’ll often hear his voice over the phone answering customer calls. It’s part of his dedication to delivering quality solutions to his customers. This dedication was inspired from his youth.
“You could say that I have been in healthcare all of my life as playing rugby was a large part of growing up and I spent more time in the emergency rooms than I did at school!”
Raymond is originally from Pontefract, England. He lived in Colorado for 20 years before heading out to Southern California in 2015 and confesses, “my ideal location would be the sight of the Rocky Mountains at the beach.” When not working, – “for those two hours a day” – Raymond enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, and their dog Rocky.
Stacy has over 15 years of product and event marketing and sales experience across the finance, education, publishing and healthcare markets. In her role as Quality Assurance Advisor, Stacy works with current and potential clients to identify software and service solutions to meet their specific needs. Stacy also manages Vedant Health's presence at numerous industry trade shows and customer education events.
“I love that I get the chance to talk to our customers and really understand their needs so I can help them find a solution that will be the best fit for their organization.” said Stacy.
Stacy volunteers with several local organizations and sits on the Board of Trustees of the River Valley Charter School, a regional, Montessori-based school in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She lives on the north shore of Massachusetts with her husband, two young children, and an array of pets. When she's not working, Stacy enjoys the beautiful part of New England that she feels lucky to call home. Weekends are spent on the beach, in the woods, or at home, rehabbing an old distressed piece of furniture or other discarded treasure.
Janna has 10 years of sales and customer service experience across the Technology, Finance and Hospitality markets.
In her role as Healthcare IT Quality Assurance Advisor, Janna works with current and potential clients to present LIS testing and validation solutions to support their installation, upgrade or migration projects.
"I enjoy being the first contact with prospective clients to share how our technology and services can help their organization."
Janna spends her personal time volunteering in the community and schools as well as enjoys time with her husband and children. She also spoils her friends and family with her love of baking and elaborate cake designs.
Robin has worked in various industries over the years, and brings to Vedant Health a keen attention to detail as well as a customer-centric mindset. Graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a Degree in Business-Marketing, Robin started out her career wanting to make a difference. Working in Real Estate and wealth management, Robin went onto a successful career as a legal secretary, putting her detail-focused skills to use for more than a decade.
"I believe that quality isn't expensive, it's priceless, and bring that to everything I do.", said Robin.
Robin has stayed in beautiful sunny Southern California all of her life, where she, her husband and Australian Shepard Rocky live next to the ocean. She spends a lot of her time working with local charities who help orphans, local hospitals, animals, as well as attending the occasional "ladies let's lunch" group!
Janelle's love for biology and science was inspired early on by her grandfather. As a Royal Valley, Mayetta, Kansas science teacher he was always teaching Janelle something new and exciting. Following in his footsteps, Janelle graduated from the same Kansas State University as her grandfather.
Janelle has carried that enthusiasm to her work as a Principal Blood Bank Specialist at Vedant Health over the past five years. Janelle works with clients to manage their Cerner Millennium Transfusion Operational Qualification validations using TestStream.
“We help our clients achieve their responsibilities and maintain their current workload efficiently,” said Janelle.
Janelle's experience is deep and varied. Her resume includes working at several VA facilities, the Cleveland Clinic blood bank and Cerner Corporation for more than six years supporting customers and account management as well as converting PathNet systems.
Janelle currently lives in Houston, Texas. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, gardening, competition cooking, running, hiking and fishing.
Kim began her journey in healthcare as a biology major at Midwestern State University. There she discovered something closer to what she wanted to do and changed her major to Medical Technology. Because of her love for blood bank, she furthered her education and completed the Specialist in Blood Bank Technology program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Her passion and experience brought her to Vedant Health more than five years ago to manage and perform Cerner Millennium Transfusion Operational Qualification validation using the TestStream Solution. She also presents TestStream demonstrations for sales and training.
“Each client is a new adventure and challenge, and I love it,“ said Kim. “I have always been kidded by my friends and peers because they say I “light up“ when I talk about blood banking. They say it is obvious I have a passion for what I do, and they are correct.“
Kim lives in Saginaw, Texas with her daughter Lauren, husband Miguel, pets Cocker Spaniel Brody and three cats Meryl, Oliver, and Claire. She leads her daughter's Girl Scout troop and serves as an active member of the PTO and Band Booster organizations at her daughter's school. She also enjoys cooking, making things, movies, and her animals.
As a US Army veteran and former Lab Tech, Wendy brings to the Vedant Health team over 20 years' experience in the healthcare field and information systems. Her specialties include Sunquest SMART, Outreach, General Laboratory, and Micro applications.
Wendy's duties as Principal Services Specialist include sales demonstrations, TestStream functionality training and support, TestStream enhancement collaboration, and client services execution for Sunquest and Epic. She is dedicated to assisting clients in the utilization of TestStream to provide quality assurance in their environments.
“Assisting clients in providing a reliable, stable, top-quality system for patient data management through testing and validation is very rewarding to me. I sleep better at night knowing that working at Vedant Health, I am playing an integral part of reducing medical errors and keeping our loved ones safe.”
Wendy relocated to Dallas from Western Pennsylvania in 2012, and still misses wearing hoodies and leaving windows open in the summer. She and her husband Randy are the proud parents of four wonderful children: Chantelle - married to Josh, her high school sweetheart of 12 years, Noah - a student attending Penn College of Technology in the BS Aviation Maintenance Technology program, Connor - a precocious preteen with a love for soccer, and Carter - an animated fun-loving toddler. Off hours, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, searching out new restaurants and venues, working on her '86 VW and being a soccer mom.
As a fourth generation nurse, it seems healthcare is in Kristin's blood. Kristin's resume holds 31+ years of healthcare service, including working as a Health Care IT Clinical Transformation-Implementation Architect for the Cerner Corporation, among others. She has worked with more than 70 healthcare facilities in designing, building, and implementing their Electronic Medical Records. Previously, Kristin worked for five years on a local hospital electronic health record system going from paper to paperless enterprise-wide. Additionally, the graduate of The University of Texas – Austin has worked in several capacities as a nurse, including emergency, trauma, supervision, and flight nursing. She also is an EMT-Paramedic.
At Vedant Health Kristin works closely with clients to help automate their manual testing. With her extensive knowledge of the field, Kristin helps clients transform their current work paradigm from tedious manual testing to enlightened awareness of the state of their database, as well as a purposeful plan of action to resolve issues and improve functionality and workflow.
“I love helping clients ‘connect the dots’” said Kristin. “It's very rewarding to be able to help a client increase their knowledge, or develop a greater understanding of their solutions or the larger enterprise picture.”
Kristin lives in northwest Missouri. She has three children who've attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Two have graduated and one is a sophomore. She is the proud mom of Brenna who graduated from the Bloch School of business and is working to take over the family retail shoe business, Blake an attorney, and Briar — who is also a sophomore at UMKC. She spends her free time, cooking, gardening, sailing, and caring for 3 rescue dogs (Murray, BayLee, Tuesday) that her children have brought home.
Neal has been in the blood bank industry for almost 40 years, performing bench work, Lab management, and Immunology teaching functions for the Medical Technology program. He also served as an adjunct teaching associate for the Medical School student course and Pathology Residency program, and as a support member of the transplant programs (Bone Marrow, Liver, Kidney and Heart).
“My favorite part of the job is working with my clients to achieve the best approach to a complete validation.” said Neal.
Before coming to Vedant Health, Neal worked with Transfusion Management Services, The American Red Cross, and University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Neal has experience consulting with Blood Banks and Blood Centers with the management of their operations, and numerous blood bank manufacturers in the development of new technologies.
Amanda has worked in customer service her entire life. Graduating with a degree in biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Amanda received additional certifications in phlebotomy and certified nurse's aide. Moving onto a career in hotel management, Amanda understood the need for positive interactions with vendors and customers. At Vedant Health, Amanda manages the office administration, and works with customers on product renewals.
“I really enjoy serving as a bridge between our clients and our company, ensuring that everyone's needs are met in the best way possible.” said Amanda.
Amanda lives in beautiful Longmont, Colorado with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. She performs volunteer work for the Longmont Humane Society, fostering dogs whenever possible. She spends her free time with her family and animals, and loves working on art projects such as sewing, needlepoint, painting, and everything and anything!