CEO & Co-Founder of Healthcare Connect Consortium (HCC): Kevin Welch
Kevin leads Network Plan and RFP development, starting with the Needs Analysis. These are done with guidance from the Directors of Information Technology for each of our Consortium members. Kevin manages the process of content development and submission for all USAC Applications as well as interactions with the Healthcare Connect Fund personnel.
Kevin was an Accounting major at Boston College, with over 40 years of experience in the information technology world. His experience has included general accounting, then programmer/analyst both in manufacturing environments and then many years in senior sales and sales management roles serving the US Departments of Defense and Treasury, and NATO Forces in Western Europe. He later managed the K-12 education market for Sprint in the nine northeast US states, where he was heavily involved in the USAC’s Schools & Libraries program. Most recently he was a consultant to medical practices in New England in obtaining EHR Meaningful Use subsidies from the CMS Medicare and Medicaid Programs, and with the USAC Healthcare Connect Fund.
CEO, President & Co-founder of American Telemedicine Connect Consortium (ATMCC): Claire Hurley
Claire was a history major at Princeton then received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked in the banking world at Security Pacific before specializing in financial analysis for healthcare providers and universities. Claire was drawn to helping Non-profit Healthcare Providers obtain the benefits of the Healthcare Connect Fund because of her passion for providing affordable healthcare to underserved communities. She brings her considerable skills and experience to lead the ATMCC in serving communities in Wyoming and additional areas in the future.
President & Co-Founder (HCC and ATMCC): Peter Hertan
Peter is responsible for ensuring the completenesss and accuracy of the content of member Network Plans and RFPs, in addition to leading the evaluation of vendor proposals.
After MIT, Peter joined IBM for a career in Engineering and Product Development. He left IBM after 18 years to join the Silicon Valley startup world building products enabled by network communications. Among the most significant was Internet Presence Providers (IPP), a pioneer in Internet Hosting & Website development where he was CEO. When IPP was acquired, he joined NetScaler (acquired by Citrix) where he held several senior management positions including head of System Engineering. Citrix has maintained NetScaler’s position as the world’s leading web content accelerator. He then joined NeoAccel at its founding as VP of Marketing & Product Management, a pioneer in SSL-based network security (acquired by VMware and incorporated into its mainstream NSX Network protocol stack). Most recently he was VP of Marketing & Business Development at Dhaani Systems, which developed the world’s most advanced power management software for large networks of computers.
Media Communications (HCC and ATMCC): Joel Spencer
Joel was an English major at Dennison University who has specialized in media-based communications. He currently is CEO of Littlemunk Media, a developer of eCommerce websites for medium to large organizations. He has had over 25 years experience in managing the development of websites including gathering requirements, developing proposals, managing implementation teams, and providing clients with state of the art tools for content management.
Member Services (HCC and ATMCC): Pamela Welch
Pam is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Physical Therapy with 12 years of clinical work in Orthopedics. This was followed as Clinical Research Coordinator for 10 years monitoring US Federal Drug Administration clinical research device trials for total joint replacement. Pam is now managing the delivery of home healthcare services.