Ron Gaboury, CEO
As CEO of Yorktel, Caregility’s predecessor company, Ron helped establish the firm’s leading position in the videoconferencing market. Under Ron’s leadership, Yorktel began developing a completely new video communications platform created for the healthcare industry, spanning both software and purpose-built point-of-care devices, all designed specifically for the unique requirements of patient care.
Building on this success, in 2019, Caregility was formed to further advance the development of the UHE platform and product line. Ron remains CEO of both Yorktel and Caregility.
In this capacity, Ron provides strategic guidance and is responsible for acquisitions, investments and overall business expansion.
Mike Brandofino, President and COO
With over 20 years of experience in A/V and UC industries, Michael has held executive positions with some of today’s leading services companies. As President and Chief Operations Officer, Michael drives efforts to expand and enhance Caregility’s service offerings, improve operational efficiency and continue its commitment to customer satisfaction. Having served as CEO for Glowpoint and Executive Committee Member, as well as EVP at AVI-SPL, he brings an extensive level of expertise to the role of President & COO.
Judi Pulig, CFO
Judi is responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of Caregility finance, including strategic planning, accounting, forecasting, new funding, and budget management. Judi supports the President in developing and managing the operating budget, oversees all fiscal reporting activities for the organization, and reports to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Bin Guan, CTO
As Caregility’s Chief Product & Innovation Officer, Bin is responsible for delivering a competitive advantage in the industry by identifying the most advanced collaboration and telehealth technology and translating it into solutions that provide the most value for Caregility customers. His primary focus is the creation of a multiyear technology roadmap based upon current and future vendor product development plans. Bin has over 20 years of experience in video conferencing, rich media, unified communication solutions, and internetworking.
Karen Paglia, EVP Business Management
As EVP of Business Management, Karen is responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of Caregility’s reporting. Her data knowledge and overall understanding of the company enables her to lead a team of professionals to manage the creation and publishing of Caregility’s business intelligence throughout the segments of the organization. Her contributions have created a visibility and stronger understanding of trends and results within the company.
Peter McLain, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Business Development
As Caregility’s Chief Strategy Officer, Pete provides leadership to our growing product and solution focus in the healthcare market. He is a pioneer, innovator and leader in the field of telehealth video and communications solutions with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Pete has served in various strategic, business development and sales leadership positions at healthcare technology manufacturers such as Rubbermaid Healthcare, CPort Solutions, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy and Zimmer. He now leads overall strategy at Caregility, driving innovation, value and business expansion in the healthcare market.
Kelly McDermott, SVP Marketing
Kelly McDermott leads Caregility’s global marketing efforts. She is an accomplished marketing executive with deep expertise in strategic planning, global marketing, lead generation, public relations, investor relations, customer retention, and sales operations. Much of her career has been spent in leadership positions with fast- growth companies in the technology sector, including voice, video and data communications, software, security, cloud computing, and systems integration.
Sudhir Ahuja, SVP Product Development
As SVP of Product Management for Caregility, Dr. Sudhir “Sid” Ahuja leads the greater initiative to evolve the Virtual Care Platform and its related products and services to deliver a formidable range of telehealth solutions to the marketplace.
Over the past decade, Dr. Ahuja has immersed himself in telemedicine, IoT, and remote patient care technologies, including launching two telehealth-related start-ups and spearheading video-based technology projects. He recently served as Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Visiting Research Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, where he oversaw a range of projects relative to video services and technology.
Dr. Ahuja began his career at Bell Labs, devoting 37 years to its research and development department. He later successfully launched Vayu Technologies, which provided video-based telemedicine focused on senior care. Dr. Ahuja holds 23 patents in IT, communications, and healthcare.
Scott Andrus, SVP of Global Sales
Scott joined Yorktel in 2007. Four years later, Yorktel’s concentration in healthcare crystallized with the development of several strategic relationships. During the subsequent six years, Scott assisted in the build-out of Yorktel’s healthcare segment, specifically in the delivery of telehealth solutions, which led to the formation of Caregility as its own business. Scott earned an MBA from Boston University in 2016. He has been leading the healthcare segment since 2018, focusing on providing solutions and services that have high impact and value for customers, while fostering a strong telehealth team.
Gerard Frederickson, SVP Operations
Gerard joined Yorktel in 2016 with over 20 years of leadership experience in areas of business development, operations and R&D. Prior to Yorktel he worked for over 12 years commercializing cutting edge technologies while leading small incubation teams at SRI International. Gerard also founded and ran an advanced materials business, Lightscape Materials Inc. (LMI), and after several years coordinated the sale of LMI to Dow Chemical. Gerard brings extensive start-up experience and a passion for making an impact on the healthcare industry.
Wendy Deibert, SVP Clinical Solutions, Consultancy and Business Development
Wendy joined Yorktel in March 2018. As SVP of Clinical Solutions, Consultancy and Business Development at Caregility, she helps vendors, health systems, and clinicians across the US and internationally to integrate virtual care into their products, systems, and care delivery models. Wendy spent 34 years in nursing as a bedside critical care nurse, manager, senior consultant, operations manager, and executive.
As Vice President, Telehealth Services, Wendy played an integral role in building Mercy Virtual, the world’s first “hospital with no patients,” which opened in August, 2015, ultimately scaling to 160+ clinicians caring for patients remotely 24/7.
In her time at Mercy, Wendy developed a telehealth team and converted more than 500 critical care/step-down beds to electronic ICU technology at 15+ hospitals across five states, launched 30 telestroke site programs, developed a telesepsis program that monitors over 3000 beds, created the first eAcute/eHospitalist program across three hospitals and launched over 70+ telehealth programs. Later, she worked as a consultant before joining Caregility.
James Custer, VP AEG Engineering
James Custer heads Caregility’s Advanced Engineering Group, which provides consultation, design, product development, pre-sales engineering, fabrication, installation, tier III support and training. Before joining Caregility, James was the Senior R&D Engineer at Rubbermaid Healthcare, where he helped design and develop telemedicine cart solutions. James is a retired Sergeant Major, US Army, with over 26 years of service.
Board of Advisors
Major General Elder Granger, M.D.
Major General Granger is currently the President and CEO of THE 5Ps, LLC, a healthcare, education, and leadership consulting organization. MG Granger served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC, from December 2005 to May 2009. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DOD health plan policy and performance.
In his role leading TRICARE, MG Granger developed strong, value-based relationships with major insurers in order for them to serve as TRICARE affiliates. This required clear guidelines to assess and determine “best value.” A rigorous process was implemented to ensure clear requirements and criteria to manage these relationships to measurable, accountable outcomes.
MG Granger held oversight for the acquisition, operation and integration of TRICARE/DOD’s managed care program within the Military Health System. He led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting and executing a $22.5B Defense Health Program and in ensuring the effective and efficient provision of high-quality, accessible healthcare for 9.2 million Uniformed Service members, their families, retirees and others located worldwide.
Prior to joining TRICARE, MG Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has also led at every level of the Army Medical Department, with previous assignments as Commander, 44th Medical Command, XVIII Airborne Corps Command Surgeon and Director of Health Services, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Director of TRICARE Europe, and the Command Surgeon, US Army, Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany, Acting Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection, Commander, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany and Commander, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY, and attended Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
MG Granger has received numerous awards, decorations and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He is
board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Hematology and Oncology, certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Certified in Medical Quality by the American Board of Medical Quality. He holds a CERT certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight issued by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
His professional affiliations include: Member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, American Medical Association, the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives (Life Member) Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors, member and Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives, member and laureate American College of Physicians, member (life member) and fellow American Association for Physician Leadership, member and fellow American College of Medical Quality, Board of Directors, Defense Logistic Health, Cigna, and Berg Health. Board of Trustees-Rosalind Franklin University, member of Arkansas State University Chancellor’s Cabinet and, University of Arkansas School of Medicine Board of Visitors.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1976.and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1980. MG Granger completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1983 and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 1986 at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado. MG Granger was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Meharry Medical College in 2009.
Vance Moore, Founder of RocketStop
Vance Moore brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare operations and supply chain management to the new role with Caregility. He currently serves as the founder of RocketStop, a healthcare advisory services firm that specializes in helping organizations optimize customer impact and market potential. He recently retired from Mercy, where he served over 18 years leading innovation and development of Mercy’s supply chain, technology, and decision science divisions, most recently serving as president of business integration for Mercy Virtual.
Prior to Mercy, Moore garnered 17 years of experience in health care with Baxter/Allegiance/Cardinal Health and the healthcare division of the UPS Logistics Group. He is on the governing committee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center(NESTcc) and is a board member of Omnicell Incorporated, L.E.K Consulting’s life science and med-tech expert network, and Mission:318. He was recognized as SCM World’s 2015 “Visionary of the Year,” and inducted into the Healthcare Supply Chain Hall of Fame in 2019.
Gene Huang, CEO of CapZone Healthcare
Gene Huang brings over 30 years of experience building healthcare businesses – including health services companies, health plans, provider organizations, and, most recently, payment reform and value-based care initiatives in the post-acute setting for skilled nursing facilities – to his new role with Caregility. He currently serves as CEO of CapZone Healthcare, a venture focused on curating healthcare investment opportunities in low-income Opportunity Zones.
Prior to that, Huang led a multi-state physician home visit company that was sold to CIGNA, built and managed the Medicare Advantage (MA) business for multiple health plans, built Chronic Special Needs Plans for Aveta, and ran the nationwide 24-hour nurse line for IntraCorp/CIGNA HealthCare. Over the last six years, Huang led the post-acute business for Remedy Partners, the largest player in the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program. He is an active investor in healthcare ventures and a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters in the Management of Technology from MIT.