Executive Team

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Virginia Burchett, MPH

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VBurchett Consulting, Virginia is a healthcare professional with a proven ability to build relationships through collaboration and partnerships within and outside of the healthcare industry. With over 25 years of experience working for Kaiser Permanente, she has a deep knowledge of managed healthcare centered around value-based care and shared risk programs. 


In leadership roles, Virginia designed and delivered organizational talent effectiveness programs and created mentoring programs at colleges for students pursuing careers in healthcare including those serving in the military.  A recognized leader in the community, Virginia is an advocate for eliminating health and financial disparities while encouraging diversity. Virginia also lead service delivery planning in the closure and contracting of hospitals which lead to the creation of Centers of Excellence. 


Virginia helped launch a new Medicare Advantage plan with services for Medicare and Medicaid members for a six hospital health system. She also created a nationally recognized award winning brand enhancing the mission and goals of a multi-hospital health system.


Virginia is responsible for leading teams in large scale multi-year projects and program management across healthcare systems. She possesses a detailed knowledge of all medical specialties, health systems, regulatory state and government agencies and operations (hospitals, labs and clinics). Virginia has direct experience working in a matrix organization coordinating strategic initiatives across disciplines with IT, physicians and health plans. Virginia is a skilled hospital/clinical operations strategic planner and project manager responsible for budgets in excess of 10 million dollars. 


Virginia continues to plan and implement new technologies partnering with clinical professionals in hospitals and medical centers to improve the health outcomes of patients while elevating the satisfaction of employees, patients, and their families. She supports the strategic alignment of business plans with the healthcare delivery system, improving processes and identifying areas of improvement that save thousands of dollars.

Current Engagements

In addition to being the founder of Virginia Burchett Consulting, Virginia is an active Strategic Partner and Healthcare Implementation Lead with Strategic Health Care, a premier healthcare policy and advocacy firm in DC. 


Virginia is a contributing member of the Rockville Chamber in Maryland.

A noted expert in the field of wellness and holding a health insurance license, Virginia provides value to the MCR Financial team of advisers as their chief population health expert. 


In addition, VBurchett is engaged with clients implementing a variety of state and national initiatives and public policy that includes ACL and reforming behavioral and medical health outcomes for seniors, children and the most vulnerable populations in America.

Drawing on her experience of EHR's and Medical Technology, Virginia provides consultation to a variety of healthcare technology and medical services companies in the implementation of new and existing products and services that support patient engagement modalities, wellness, population health, transitional care and disease prevention. A Masters degree in public health with an emphasis in disease prevention gives Virginia the necessary clinical knowledge to review and build programs that are patient-centered and physician friendly. 


VBurchett engages with a number of organizations, some of which are ongoing. These organizations include Advanced Tissue, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Health, Eiger Healthcare, ScribeAmerica, CareThrough, LivWell Health, Ideal Life, Monocle,  Holy Cross Health, MD Revolution, Centro, ThoroughCare, Eiger Healthcare, Inc., Hopewell Group,  Pratter US,  just to name a few.

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Eric Odero, MA, MBA

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer of VBurchett Consulting, Eric is an articulate, natural leader with over 16 years of Epic Systems experience across most modules. He is certified in the Epic Ambulatory module with many years of proficiency in ASAP, Orders, ClinDoc and OpTime. Eric also brings great medical and leadership expertise from his background in Trauma medicine as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Command. As a systems integration lead for Kaiser Permanente, Eric has extensive experience in the hospital operations space. With this experience, Eric brings key knowledge of how to adapt current and future technologies and workflows that facilitate better management of chronic diseases and more efficient quality transitional care resulting in improved health outcomes. 


In addition to working extensively with physician leadership, Eric has coordinated and managed Physician training for multiple Health Systems around the US, responsible for all aspects from initial implementation evaluations to the actual build and practical Go-live implementations. His expertise also includes training environment build, testing, maintenance, curriculum design, course materials, job aids, as well as end-user support. Lastly, Eric has over five years’ experience of advanced adult education lecturing as an Adjunct Graduate Professor in global economics and executive leadership at an MBA program in Vienna and Graz, Austria. 

Certifications

Epic Ambulatory certified

Epic ASAP Proficient 

Dragon Speech Recognition: Dragon Medical 360 

Expertise

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), OK, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, NV, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Basic Life Support Instructor, CA, American Heart Association, Expert Field Medical Badge Training Certificate, U. S. Army,  Health Care Specialist Diploma, U.S. Army Health Science Academy, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 

Education

MA, Diplomacy, Conflict Management, Norwich University / Post-MBA, International Business Management, California Lutheran University / MBA, Information Technology Management, California Lutheran University / BA, Psychology, California State University / AS Interdisciplinary Studies, Cameron University  

Engagements

Epic Application Training Manager  New York University Medical Center 

Epic Application Training Manager New York Health and Hospitals Corperation, New York

Epic Application Training Manager Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Epic Ambulatory Lead Application Consultant Mount Sinai Health System, New York   

Epic Clinical Informatics (EMR) Go Live Implementation Manager  The HCI Group, Jacksonville, FL

Epic Ambulatory Lead Application Coordinator  Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, MD

Senior Epic Analyst, Clinical Informatics Southern California Permanente Medical Group, CA   

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Business FH-Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria 

Associates & Partners

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Mike Cadger, MBA

Founder and CEO of Monocle Health Data, Mike's executive leadership includes roles as a PwC Partner as well as CEO/CFO of insurers and health systems. Currently, Mike is also Chief Medical Analytics and Referral Optimization Adviser to VBurchett Consulting.


Throughout his career, he's been a healthcare innovator including developing the first hospital rate placement/product line profitability software, the first Centers of Excellence networks, the first custom PPO networks for large employers and now the first comprehensive, truly independent healthcare price and quality transparency solution. 


He served many Fortune 500 companies and is a noted leader in developing innovative products that ultimately become industry-leading standards. Mike holds a BS with Honors in Finance from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 


Mike served as Vice-Chair of the Grady Health Foundation and on the Finance and Development Committees during the recent turnaround of the Henry W. Grady Health System. He is also active in healthcare IT work force economic development initiatives for the state of Georgia and is the Chair of the Healthcare IT Public Policy Subcommittee at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. 

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Bill Hennessey, MD

Bill Hennessey, MD, is the CEO and Founder of Pratter, a medical cost savings and transparency company.  Dr. Hennessey is both an MD and a serial entrepreneur, a practicing physician for 25 years, founder of a medical billing company and the son of a C suite hospital executive. 


Bill's passion is to fight for everyone to have affordable access to medical care.  Dr. Hennessey has been front line in the trenches to bring this one-of-a-kind reality. Pratter aspires to help millions save billions on medical care and create affordable access to care for all working Americans. 

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Carl Edgecombe, M.S., G.C.D.F., C.W.D.P.

Coming from a background in Law Enforcement, Carl Edgecombe’s shift into career services/ workforce development was inspired by a student while he worked as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Oswego. His expertise spans the Caribbean, England and the United States of America. Currently, he serves Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation as a Center Manager and Career Coach. 


Carl has held positions of Workforce Trainer, Career Coordinator, Job Developer, Program /Academic Advisor, and Adjunct Faculty.  Carl also supported student services as a club advisor and mentor during his tenure in higher education. His commitment to client success yielded two nominations for “The Endowed Teaching Chair Award” at Broward College. 


Whether facilitating a class of 30 participants, managing a residential facility with over 400 occupants, directly supervising 40 staff members or providing relevant career guidance to individuals and groups of dislocated workers, Carl has demonstrated effective leadership. 


After 10 plus years of building his skills, proposing money saving initiatives for reform and making significant contributions to organizations and communities by motivating a broad demographic to achieve academic, personal and professional success he is ready for career advancement and an entrepreneurial role where ever the undertaking may be. 


In November 2018, Carl published his first book “Life Is Not All About Work.” www.careerchoiceonline.com.

Certifications

Master Career Specialist, Author, Workforce Trainer, Educator, Résumé Writer, Career Coach


Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) and advocate for job seekers


Holds active memberships in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) and the Professional Association of Résumé Writers (PARW). 

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Larry Laskin

Founder and Partner of MCR Financial since 1994,  Larry Laskin has proven his ability to build relationships through collaborations and partnerships within the healthcare and overall insurance industry. 


As an insurance professional, Larry and his team at MCR Financial pride themselves on operating a business with the utmost integrity – a testament to how Larry has retained relationships with his clients for over twenty years.  Larry negotiates, communicates and delivers cost effective health benefits programs for a multitude of organizations, including one of the largest hospitals in the DC region. At that hospital, his team designed and implemented an outcomes based wellness program by identifying areas of plan improvement ultimately saving their client hundreds of thousands of dollars. This was done in partnership with the client and the health plan while directly improving the health and well-being of the employees. 


Larry and his team service groups as small as two and as large as 3,600 employees. Putting client interests and goals first, Larry works closely with group clients to help identify the shortcomings in their group plans. For example, he implemented strategies to close the gap for highly paid employees and executives that are inherent in group long-term disability plans.


With Larry and MCR Financial, you can be sure that their business is large enough to be able to handle even the most difficult situations, but not too large where their clients do not get the attention they deserve. 

Education & Recognition

Graduated Magna Cum Laude Smith Business School University of Maryland, College Park, MD   

Life Member of Leaders Club New England Financial

Consistently in top 5% of all disability insurance sales for Guardian Life

Vast experience in taxation and preparation since 1978

Executive Leadership Committee Holy Cross Hospital 

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Craig Boyko

Throughout his career, Craig has had a passion for helping people live a healthier lifestyle. Having been inspired by new technology and advances in genetics, Craig made the transition from corporate America to Entrepreneur with a goal of helping change the state of health in America Today….From a reactive process to a pro-active concept. Whether managing a $100 million recycling company or teaching families how to protect their legacy, Craig has demonstrated leadership and a desire to improve the lives of others.


As a consultant, Craig helps practices and healthcare systems create added revenue without increasing patient workload or costs. His experience in business and workflow process gives Craig the skills and experience to work hand-in-hand with physicians and health systems to implement programs that help the practice improve their standard of care and mediate liability while achieving a return on investment. 


This is often accomplished by utilizing 3RX’s US Trademarked, advanced testing protocols, proprietary algorithms, cost-reducing strategies, and remuneration models. Craig’s aim is to provide each client with a customized program that reinforces excellent patient engagement, quality, and compliance - all with the focus of helping healthcare teams meet the varied needs and expectations of patients. 

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Thu Stubbs

The founder of Technology Science Corporation (TSC), Thu Stubbs  specializes in providing Program Management I.T. Services, and Audio-Visual/ Video-Teleconferencing services in support of Federal Agencies, State and Local government.  With over 30 years experience in Information Technology, Thu began her career beginning as an U.S. Army Communications Officer in support of NATO’s Pershing nuclear missiles and continued with large federal defense integrators. 

Certifications

TSC is an SBA certified 8(a), Verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO), Economically-Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), minority Small Disadvantaged Business and Department of Defense cleared.  

Technology Science Corporation

TSC’s approach is to provide high quality, practical, and creative solutions which keeps pace with state of the art technology, limited budgets, and tight deadlines.  Past performance included SOCOM Pentagon, Federal Reserve Board, DISA, Food & Drug Administration, Veterans Affairs, Defense Healthcare Agency and Fairfax County.  TSC’s goal is to provide high quality, creative, best value solutions which keep pace with state of the art technology, limited budgets, and tight deadlines.  We provide innovative turnkey solutions which focus on improving efficiency and cost savings.   TSC offers big corporation experience with small business attention to detail, superior customer service and precision execution. TSC is an SBA certified.


Team TSC’s culture believes in community service and hosts an Annual James Bond 007 Black Tie Black Tie to honor individual Wounded Warriors/ WWII Heroes in collaboration with MD and VA Governor’s Offices and VIP and NFL celebrities. Over 500 Guests attend and net proceeds are donated to a different veteran beneficiary every year.  TSC employees volunteer to organize this veterans gala.  

Education & Accomplishments

Ms. Stubbs is a proud veteran, single mother of two, mentors Wounded Warriors, and performs community service with Lakota Missions at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD. She was a finalist in 2017 Heroines of Washington, 2013 MEA’s 25 Influential Women Award and awarded MOWW’s Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for patriotic achievement.  Ms. Stubbs was a Scholastic Achievement Scholarship recipient; John Hopkins Army ROTC;  B.A in Biology from University of MD; Darden Executive Leadership Program, University of VA; M.B.A. from Averett and highest DoD security clearance.  Her military profile is featured on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).  


For more information, visit TSC website: TechSciCorp.com.  

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Kenneth Becker, MPP

Based in Washington, D.C. and West Chester, PA, Ken is currently the President of Becker Healthcare and Public Affairs, a strategic healthcare and public affairs consulting firm. 

In June of 2014, Becker Public Affairs partnered with The JMG Group LLC to work with community-based health care organizations to develop effective systems of care that meet the needs of DoD and VA patients; allow for easy referrals from VA and TRICARE prime contractors to community based providers; and ensures seamless communications and data transfers in compliance with VA and TRICARE program requirements. 


Ken has more than 25 years of expertise in and knowledge of the internal and external workings of the full healthcare continuum, and has enjoyed a history of success; building connections, shaping policy, and designing, managing and advancing complex business, legislative, advocacy and regulatory affairs solutions for health care organizations at the local, state and federal levels.  


Most recently, Ken served as the senior government affairs and development officer for a large multi-state health care system. There he provided leadership developing, managing, and advancing system-wide advocacy, philanthropic, and fund development strategies. During his 13 year tenure Ken successfully: led the system-wide strategy that resulted in garnering more than $33 million in grants; advocated to change federal policy allowing physicians to care for a greater number of patients in recovery programs; advocated for the creation of a CMS demonstration for skilled nursing facilities, maintaining an organization’s exemption from the new Medicare PPS system for 10 years; advocated to implement The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program in New Jersey, Alabama, and Delaware; opposed the State of New Jersey’s Medicare 1115 waiver protecting PACE; and partnered with other large health systems to advocate the inclusion of a Medicare add-on for new technologies.

 

From 1994 to 2010, Becker served as the national grassroots director for the American Hospital Association. There he developed and implemented AHA’s advocacy campaign “Real Pain for Real People” focused on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and “Giveback I and II” campaign which was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal and Modern Healthcare as a model advocacy program. 


Ken also led the development and implementation of the AHA’s “Partnership for Action” national grassroots program, leading the AHA’s pioneering initiative using technology in advocacy campaigns. Previously, he worked as the director for federal affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association.

 

Ken earned his master’s degree in public policy from American University in Washington, D.C., and his Bachelors of Arts in political science from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Brattleboro Retreat and is a resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 

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