President and Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Gage is a proven business transformer. She has built her career on assessing, reorganizing and re-energizing companies and leading them to the next stage of growth.Read Full Biography
Deborah M. Gage
Deborah Gage is a proven business transformer. She has built her career on assessing, reorganizing and re-energizing companies and leading them to the next stage of growth. Deb joined the Medecision team after observing the investments the company had made to expand its broad platform of applications, the breadth and depth of the company’s talent, and its sizeable, growing and increasingly diverse customer base—she knew Medecision could significantly help the industry flourish. Deb oversees our mission to improve the relationship between health plans, providers and consumers and transform healthcare while directing the company’s continued growth and innovation. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, including continued platform development, solution deployment and operational effectiveness.
Deb lands in the “leader,” “innovator” or “visionary” categories in every personality test she’s ever taken. At Medecision Deb is the “instigator.” She excels at assembling an A-team to help turn her strategic vision into reality. With relentless dedication to her team and clients, Deb brings to Medecision her success as an entrepreneurial senior executive in the healthcare technology, managed care and insurance sectors. She is the former president and CEO of GTESS Corporation, Dallas, a SaaS provider of payment technology applications for healthcare payers. She also served as president and CEO for RosettaMed, Houston, a developer of an electronic medical record patient intake application.
Deb was founder, president and CEO of SolutionPoint®, Inc., Dallas, a provider of database management and decision support software products for hospitals and integrated delivery systems. She began her career in healthcare technology as an early team member at The MEDSTAT Group (now Thomson MEDSTAT)—a healthcare analytics, decision support and clinical software systems company—where she served in a variety of roles, including vice president and general manager.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Deb earned both a BA degree in Economics and an MBA. She is currently chair of the University’s Women’s Leadership Council and a member of its Ross School of Business Visiting Committee.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Ellen Donahue-Dalton is a global company and start-up growth driver who thrives on creating actual solutions to challenging market dynamics. She always seems to be in the middle of the action.Read Full Biography
Ellen Donahue-Dalton is a global company and start-up growth driver who thrives on creating actual solutions to challenging market dynamics. She always seems to be in the middle of the action. In a room full of clinicians, technologists, marketers and salespeople, she inspires discussion, bringing ideas together to drive the business forward. And that’s just one of her talents.
Ellen leads Medecision’s solution development and strategic marketing initiatives, including product marketing, industry marketing, lead generation and brand experience. A veteran business and marketing executive, Ellen has partnered with global, national and emerging healthcare service and technology organizations to help define, segment and penetrate markets, as well as build and deploy leading products. Her clients have included Magellan Health, Ceridian, Group and Pension Administrators, Inc., Bloodhound Technologies and GTESS Corporation.
Prior to joining Medecision, Ellen served as a consultant and coach to high-growth organizations while leading Dalton Marketing Group (DMG), a firm she founded in 1998 that provides strategy and marketing program definition and execution. DMG partners with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations nationally to drive growth and market success in verticals including healthcare, government, insurance, professional services, technology and entertainment. Ellen previously served as vice president, worldwide marketing and divisional president of GTECH Corporation, a $1B+ (revenue) global systems, software and services provider, where she helped drive double-digit annual growth as part of that company’s founding management team.
A passionate supporter of innovation through entrepreneurialism, Ellen has participated in Springboard Ventures, Entrepreneur LaunchPad and served on the board of Social Venture Partners—RI, a state affiliate of an international organization that helps non-profits grow revenue- and job-producing businesses. She continues to coach social entrepreneurs who are building world-changing businesses.
Ellen holds a BS from Dickinson College, an MS from Boston University and has done post-graduate work at Wharton.
Executive Vice President
From Internet startups to Fortune 500 Companies, Philip has spent nearly 20 years providing management, consulting and strategic technology services to organizations of all shapes and sizes.Read Full Biography
From Internet startups to Fortune 500 Companies, Philip has spent nearly 20 years providing management, consulting and strategic technology services to organizations of all shapes and sizes. And now he brings that expertise to Medecision in his new role as Executive Vice President after the company’s acquisition of Cerecons, an innovative health IT solutions firm based in Anaheim Hills, California.
Before joining Medecision, Philip served as a Founder and President / CEO of Cerecons, providing the firm’s strategic vision and playing an active role in executing on this vision to ensure success. Since its inception in 2003, Cerecons enjoyed steady growth and exceptional customer retention by staying focused on client priorities and their dynamic business needs.
Previously Philip was in senior management and technical roles at SHL Systemhouse, a Canadian systems integration and consulting firm that has since merged with EDS. While there, Philip was involved in developing and executing enterprise-wide architecture strategies for multi-national companies to meet their complex business growth plans.
In an era of post-reform, Philip is a thought leader who understands the critical nature that the right health IT solutions will play in helping providers, patients and payers manage costs without sacrificing quality patient care. He participates regularly in industry conferences and healthcare leadership groups such as the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) and the National Accountable Care Congress. Under his leadership, Cerecons was recognized by a variety of industry and professional associations for its innovative healthcare technology solutions including MSHUG, ABL and the Black Book for Accountable Care.
Philip is passionate about making an impact and volunteers his time with various not-for-profit organizations that serve the under-privileged around the world.
Philip attended the National Institute of Technology for Computer Engineering in India before immigrating to Canada, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Calgary.
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
John McGahey has built his reputation on growing healthcare organizations and is often drawn to experiences where he can help shape a vision, a company and an industry for the better.Read Full Biography
John P. McGahey
John McGahey has built his reputation on growing healthcare organizations and is often drawn to experiences where he can help shape a vision, a company and an industry for the better. John brings more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 300, midsize and startup healthcare technology companies to his role as executive vice president and chief revenue officer for Medecision.
John is a pro at navigating complexity, known for staying calm, cool and collected all the while. Thanks to his many years specializing in designing and building national and international teams to develop and launch new technologies within the healthcare payer and provider markets, he’s mastered the keen strategic thinking skills and even-keel approach his clients and colleagues have come to rely on. In his current role, John is driving Medecision’s sales strategy to best serve the U.S. health plan and provider markets.
Prior to joining Medecision, John served as the chief revenue officer at Click4Care, a medical management software provider, where he designed and led all U.S. and international sales, marketing and business development initiatives. Prior to Click4Care, John was the chief revenue officer at GTESS Corporation, a software as a service (SaaS) provider of payment technology applications for healthcare payers. Earlier in his career, John held various sales and sales management positions at Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX), and Air Liquide Medical (Paris: AI.PA).
John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and has published numerous articles on HIPAA technology solutions.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Nationally known for her work in the field of accountable health and patient engagement, Dr. Katherine Schneider is a trailblazer and thought leader in transforming how healthcare is accessed, consumed and purchased.Read Full Biography
Katherine Schneider, MD, M.Phil, FAAFP
Nationally known for her work in the field of accountable health and patient engagement, Dr. Katherine Schneider is a trailblazer and thought leader in transforming how healthcare is accessed, consumed and purchased.
In her role as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, she leads Medecision in its quest to become the gold-standard pioneer in care management solutions that support the accountable care organization (ACO) model and help U.S. providers and health plans put the focus where it belongs—on the ‘C’ rather than the ‘O’. This focus, she believes, is the key to success in making cost-effective, customer-centric care a reality.
And for Katherine, it’s more than a philosophy—she is nothing short of passionate about the opportunity before us to build a better system of health and health care to serve our nation going forward. And it’s a course of action in which she has proven success. With the know-how to liberate healthcare from siloed organizational models and build new collaborative environments with broad-based population management tools, she brings real value to Medecision and its clients, helping them deploy technology that makes better health, better care, and sustainable costs a reality. It’s not an easy feat today. Not when the preponderance of incentives in the market still favor the old volume-based, fragmented care models, but Dr. Schneider’s experience guides Medecision in transforming organizations with new value-based approaches that work.
Prior to joining Medecision, Katherine served as the senior vice president for Health Engagement at AtlantiCare, where she led the system’s strategic transformational work toward accountable care and engaging individuals in their own health. In her previous position at Middlesex Health System in Connecticut, Katherine taught and practiced family medicine, and led several major initiatives in care coordination and transformation, including Medicare’s Physician Group Practice demonstration project.
She is a former member of the National Advisory Council to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the leading federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans.
Dr. Schneider earned a B.A. in biochemistry at Smith College and a master’s degree in Epidemiology and an M.D. at Columbia University. She is a board-certified family physician who completed her residency training at Middlesex Hospital.
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer
From New York to Michigan to Paris to Walla Walla (and many stops along the way), Susan, equipped with a master’s degree in business management and organizational behavior from the University of Michigan, has consistently created change by bringing together smart capable people, in a way that creates vision, focus and action. She is a […]Read Full Biography
Susan L. Newton
From New York to Michigan to Paris to Walla Walla (and many stops along the way), Susan, equipped with a master’s degree in business management and organizational behavior from the University of Michigan, has consistently created change by bringing together smart capable people, in a way that creates vision, focus and action. She is a catalyst for organizations and leaders who want to make the change from traditional to high performance organizations, providing key leaders with information that frames and focuses critical decisions. It is these skills, combined with her passion for organizational effectiveness that brought her to Medecision.
Having worked with previous organizations such as ADP, Nordstrom and Microsoft, Susan is uniquely capable to lead the charge of Medecision’s changing and evolving culture. Her focus is on guiding the organizational through the cultural transformation that supports the business changes the organization has made to successfully compete in the industry. She is responsible for leading our people agenda to build long-term organizational capability through talent management; developing individual talent and attracting and retaining world-class talent; and creating a high-performance culture that enables employees to do their best work.
Her passion: moving people and businesses forward. Lucky for us, all of this, plus a drive to do work with purpose, led her straight to our door. Together with her team, Susan is building the systems and processes that support our transformation.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Analytics
Larry Schor’s insight – honed through nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare and technology sectors – including leadership roles at Verisk Health, Ansley Capital Group, Helus, Inc., CoreSource, Inc., and Corporate Health Strategies – serves as an invaluable guide to the organizations we serve.Read Full Biography
Larry Schor’s insight – honed through nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare and technology sectors – including leadership roles at Verisk Health, Ansley Capital Group, Helus, Inc., CoreSource, Inc., and Corporate Health Strategies – serves as an invaluable guide to the organizations we serve.
Way before his time, Larry asked the question: why can’t we treat the whole patient? 30+ years ago that was a tough question, and one that took him through every nook and cranny of our disconnected, disjointed healthcare ecosystem, and the technologies that support it, in search of a viable solution that would make this patient-centered approach a reality. That inquisitive nature and desire to connect complex ideas to the real world brought him to Medecision.
Here, as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Analytics, Larry’s discerning mind and willingness to explore help our clients build strategies to turn silos into powerful systems. So that they have the data and the insight they need, when and where they need it, to treat the whole patient.
Larry holds a BS in Biology and a BA in English Literature from Allegheny College and a MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ken Young is all about the power of the numbers. He brings a fresh perspective and a keen eye to business planning and measurement, as he drives financial performance for the company.Read Full Biography
Ken Young is all about the power of the numbers. He brings a fresh perspective and a keen eye to business planning and measurement, as he drives financial performance for the company. Skilled at making complicated information easy to understand, Ken looks for every opportunity to help the Medecision team learn how our day-to-day work contributes to the company’s financial success.
The bottom line is that Ken is a results-oriented senior financial executive experienced in providing business planning and optimization and performance measurement to high-growth public, private, U.S. and multinational companies. As CFO for Medecision, he oversees the company’s financial and legal operations and corporate compliance.
Most recently, Ken was vice president of finance for Medecision, where he enhanced the company’s operating performance through process improvement, cost control and new business development. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles at Grant Thornton LLP, where he was involved in several merger and acquisition transactions and oversaw audit and business advisory services for public and private technology, manufacturing and service organizations.
Ken holds a BS of Accountancy, from Villanova University.