JEF WILLIAMS, MBA, PMP
Jef Williams is Managing Partner at Paragon Consulting Partners LLC, leading several service lines including Advisory, Enterprise Imaging, and Ancillary Services. His background as a leader at GE and COO at Ascendian Consulting, combined with more than 15 years of Healthcare IT experience, has provided him with a diverse and creative approach to problem-solving and solution design. He specializes in assisting organizations with organizational strategy, operational improvement, software design and selection, and enterprise imaging deployment initiatives. Jef contributes to the industry at-large as a member of the AHRA, IHE, and by participating in the HIMSS-SIIM working group.
VAL KAPITULA, RT(R), PMP, CIIP
Val is a Partner at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC, leading the Cardiovascular initiatives and supporting the Enterprise Imaging service line. He is a highly motivated professional with over 20 years of Healthcare/Health IT experience in clinical system assessments, procurement, implementation, and support. His leadership and clinical experience in the Enterprise Imaging space has consistently delivered successful results in every Healthcare IT project. Val contributes to the ongoing evolution of project management best practices through active participation in the Project Management Institution (PMI).
BARBARA SMITH, RT(R)(CT)(M), PMP
Barbara is a Partner at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC and an active member of AHRA. With over 25 years in the Medical Imaging space and an unparalleled understanding of the needs of clinical staff and care providers, she oversees the Radiologic and Women's Imaging service lines. Her knowledge of clinical systems, and their impact on daily workflows, makes her an invaluable asset to clinical system selection, implementation, and optimization.
Laurie Lafleur, MBA, CIIP
Laurie is a Senior Consultant at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC. Having worked with care providers and vendors across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, she brings 20 years of relevant experience in software engineering, product marketing, and business strategy within the healthcare IT and imaging informatics industries. With her deep technological expertise and thorough understanding of the healthcare landscape and marketplace, she provides healthcare organizations and vendors with valuable guidance regarding technology selection, quality process, and interoperability best practices that result in efficient, scalable, and secure enterprise solutions and integrations. Laurie gives back to the healthcare and technology industries alike by participating in the IHE Radiology and HIMSS-SIIM working groups, and serving as a technical advisor on an academic Software & Electronics Engineering advisory board.
Eric is a partner at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC, bringing more than 15 years of experience in healthcare IT leadership and innovation in the medical imaging industry. Through his work with luminary vendors and healthcare providers Eric has made significant contributions to the industry through numerous successful enterprise data management and workflow optimization projects across the United States, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia. With his extensive experience in enterprise imaging software engineering, product management, and executive leadership, Eric is well versed in crafting and executing winning strategies at the business, operational, and technical levels for provider and vendor organizations alike. Eric’s focus is on assisting healthcare organizations and vendors of all sizes with imaging strategy, new technology development and adoption, systems and deployment services, and data management and analytics initiatives.
Pamela is a technical consultant and software engineer at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC. With extensive knowledge and integrated skills in health information science, web applications development, and software engineering. Pamela specializes in developing and enhancing data analytics initiatives designed to monitor and continually analyze application performance using predictive algorithms for healthcare organizations. Pamela's ability to analyze and present data across systems and form actionable insights for end-users has facilitated healthcare organizations to drive measurable and evidence-based improvement across a multitude of teams.
David is a Senior Imaging Consultant at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC, with over 25 years of experience in the medical imaging industry. He has exceptional skills in IT transformation, strategic planning, business development, and financial management. He is a highly engaged and enthusiastic professional focused on enterprise imaging, analytics strategy, imaging informatics deployment, compliance, and risk management. He has excelled in leading organizations to deliver successful technology services and solutions with a proven track record of converting numerous organizations to digital functionality, leading to increased automation and improved turn-around times. David has engaged in public speaking across many states and South America and was a SIIM Global Ambassador. He actively contributes to the healthcare field by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, volunteering with RAD-AID, and engaging in his local community.
Christian is a software engineer at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC, bringing knowledge and experience in medical imaging software, enterprise imaging, and software verification and validation. As someone who comes from a family of healthcare workers, Christian's mission is to improve health care processes through software innovation. Christian specializes in developing data analytics programs to help end users make evidence-based decisions.
Steph is an Applications Analyst at Paragon Consulting Partners, LLC and is currently pursuing her second degree in Health Information Science. Steph brings diverse experience in direct patient care, leadership, and customer experience through her roles in physiotherapy, audiology, podiatry, and pharmacy healthcare settings. She is passionate about making a positive impact in healthcare with a focus on maintaining and implementing analytics solutions to improve client outcomes.