Vedant Health prides itself on having the most helpful, caring people in the business. Let us take this moment to introduce you to some of the client-facing members of our family.


Raymond Bell
The best part of my job is having the ability to meet the people we help.
Raymond Bell
Chief Executive Officer
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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 Joanne and little Bichon Lucy.

 
Stacy Gijsbers
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.
Stacy Gijsbers
Quality Assurance Advisor
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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 Hoffman
I enjoy being the first contact with prospective clients to share how our technology and services can help their organization.
Janna Hoffman
Quality Assurance Advisor
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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.

 
Dennis  W. Johnson
My favorite part of my job is helping my clients achieve their internal goals by facilitating the right solution at the right time.
Dennis W. Johnson
Sales Director
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Dennis has enjoyed working in the Healthcare IT industry since 2009. Since joining Vedant Health in 2012, Dennis has managed the sales and marketing activities for the Sunquest Information Systems market for Vedant Health.

“My favorite part of my job is helping my clients achieve their internal goals by facilitating the right solution at the right time,” said Dennis.

Prior to joining the Vedant Health team, Dennis worked in product marketing, business development, and sales management. Dennis has extensive experience in key account management with Fortune 500 companies such as Philips, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Siemens, Covidien, and Tyco Electronics.

Dennis is an avid guitarist and multi-instrument musician, and spends free time tinkering with audio electronics and attempting to discover that “perfect tone” for whatever type of music he’s playing. Dennis has five children and two beautiful granddaughters and resides in Gilbert, Arizona.

 
Lori Johnson
Working in environments where errors had an effect on public safety was a perfect base for my introduction to TestStream.
Lori Johnson
Principal Product Specialist
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Lori started with Vedant Health well over a decade ago with a background in mission critical QA operations in law enforcement, E911, and the forest service.

“Working in environments where errors had an effect on public safety was a perfect base for my introduction to TestStream,” said Lori.

Lori's duties are split across implementation, support, TestStream QA, and services, due to the large amount of experience gained using TestStream in the field across the US, Europe and Australia.

Hailing from Chicago and moving to Colorado in 1999, Lori certainly does not miss the winters, but brings with her those Midwest values. She is the mother of three grown children and looks forward to what the next decade brings!

 
Janelle Flerlage Joseph
We help our clients achieve their responsibilities and maintain their current workload efficiently
Janelle Flerlage Joseph, MT(ASCP)
Principal Blood Bank Specialist
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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.

 
William Connor
In this age of technology, ensuring the reliability of the systems that are making decisions about peoples' health is of the utmost importance, and that is what our mission is here at Vedant.
William Connor
Principal Software Engineer
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As a senior Engineer at Vedant Health, William is always trying to anticipate what will happen in the industry before it actually happens.

It's a challenge he's undertaken since starting at Vedant Health many years ago. His duties include the development of the underlying intelligence and techniques that allow TestStream to run against virtually any type of system in a robust manner.

“In this age of technology, ensuring the reliability of the systems that are making decisions about peoples' health is of the utmost importance, and that is what our mission is here at Vedant. I am glad to be part of a team that has undertaken this objective as its goal.”, said Bill.

He studied Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, and Atmospheric Sciences and has been working as a software developer ever since for the fields of manufacturing, transportation, insurance, health, e-commerce, energy, telecom, and loan processing.

William lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife of nine years Anna Marie, daughter Rachel (now in her third year of college studying art/graphic arts) and two yellow labs — Willie and Maggie. He tries to get back to native Wisconsin every other year to visit family and spend time at the family cabins. His interests are music, golf, hiking, biking, cross country/downhill skiing, fly fishing/tying, travel, home improvement and last but not least ... computers.

 
Kim Stice-Cruz
Each client is a new adventure and challenge, and I love it.
Kim Stice-Cruz, MT(ASCP)SBB
Principal Blood Bank Specialist
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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 two 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 Brantley, Oliver, and Claire. She leads her daughter's Girl Scout troop and serves as an active board member of the PTA and PTO organizations at her daughter's schools. She also enjoys cooking, making things, movies, and her animals.

 
Wendy Peirsel
Assisting clients in providing a reliable, stable, top-quality system for patient data management through testing and validation is very rewarding to me.
Wendy Peirsel, MLT(ASCP)
Principal Services Specialist
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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 Sunquest client services execution. 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. Off hours, Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, searching out new restaurants and venues, and participating in extracurricular activities such as barefoot waterskiing and PTA.

 
Kristin Butner
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 Butner, RN, BSN
Senior Services Specialist
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As a fourth generation nurse, it seems healthcare is in Kristin's blood. Kristin's resume holds 28 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 two children who've graduated from UMKC. She is the proud mom of Blake ‐ who recently passed the Missouri state bar, and taking a position at a prestigous law office, Josh ‐ a high school senior, and Briar ‐ who is also a high school senior. She spends her free time, cooking, gardening, sailing, and caring for 3 rescue dogs (Murray, Auggie, Fender) that her children have brought home.

 
Neal Smith
My favorite part of the job is working with my clients to achieve the best approach to a complete validation.
Neal Smith B.A., (ASCP) BB
Principal Blood Bank Specialist
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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 Johnson
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.
Amanda Johnson, BSc
Office Administrator
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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!