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NYSTEC Management Team

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President & CEO

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Kevin Owens

President & CEO

Kevin Owens serves as NYSTEC’s President and CEO. His consulting experience spans over 20 years, with a focus on transformational initiatives that have assisted organizations in positioning themselves for future success. Kevin’s forte is overseeing large-scale system implementations, where he has excelled in managing all phases of the technology project life cycle. As he served in various leadership roles in NYSTEC, Kevin also served clients such as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the NYS Department of Labor (DOL). For many years, Kevin led NYSTEC-sponsored community involvement and charity events. A strong supporter of professional development, Kevin has served as a mentor to many people on NYSTEC’s management and leadership teams. Kevin holds a BBA from Siena College and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as recognized by the Project Management Institute.

Managing Director of Operations

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Nick Alger

Managing Director of Operations

Nick Alger serves as NYSTEC’s chief information officer and managing director of operations. Overseeing the company’s facility strategy in the Capital Region, Central New York, and New York City, Nick is spearheading NYSTEC’s efforts to provide state of the art technology and dynamic workspace environments for our employees. An IT executive with more than 25 years of experience in systems engineering, project management, and operations management, Nick’s expertise ranges from designing communications systems with an emphasis on broadband, wireless and optical network technologies, to raising the company’s internal systems security posture. Nick holds an MS and a BS from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Culture and Engagement Manager

Headshot of Culture and Engagement Manager Maria Ayoob
Maria Ayoob

Culture and Engagement Manager

Maria Ayoob is NYSTEC’s culture and engagement manager. She is an experienced project manager, researcher, and consultant in the healthcare field. Maria previously served as practice leader for the Population HealthData Insights practice, overseeing projects related to health information technologyenabled quality measurement and clinical data quality for the New York State Department of Health. Before joining NYSTEC in 2014 as a senior consultant, Maria worked for Health Research, Inc., providing support as a project facilitator for the Department of Health’s Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, where she managed projects to automate healthcare data exchange. She also holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. 

Managing Director of Service Delivery

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Chip Barnes

Managing Director of Service Delivery

Chip Barnes serves as NYSTEC’s Managing Director of Service Delivery.

A certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and a former Certified Public Accountant, Chip has more than 15 years’ experience in leading large business-process redesign and system integration projects for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). He has also been a key player in project management/quality assurance efforts for the New York Medicaid program, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and Medicaid advance planning document (APD) projects. Chip holds a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College.

Practice Leader - Data Services and Management Team

Amit Bhaumik

Practice Leader - Data Services and Management Team

Amit Bhaumik is NYSTEC’s Practice Leader – Data Services and Management Team. A skilled healthcare technology project and program manager, Amit has more than 20 years of experience with system development and testing, system implementation, database administration, web migrations, quality assurance, and requirements analysis. He served as the engagement lead for a major initiative for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in which he organized and streamlined all reconciliation efforts (enrollments, payments, encounters) to provide clear and consistent communication to 20+ health plans and multiple departments across NYSDOH. Amit holds a Master of City Planning degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bengal Engineering College, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Clarkson University. He also holds several professional certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Business Development Manager

Headshot of Business Development Manager Girk Cakmak
Girk Cakmak

Business Development Manager

Girk Cakmak serves as a business development manager for NYSTEC. He is an accomplished, goal-oriented professional with a wide range of experience, including business development, digital marketing, sales, and project management. With more than 18 years of experience in the government and healthcare sectors, Girk’s skill set includes developing and executing business development strategies, redesigning sales operations, and creating new digital marketing processes. He also has extensive experience with New York State contract vehicles.

President & CEO

Headshot of President and CEO Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens

President & CEO

Kevin Owens serves as NYSTEC’s President and CEO. His consulting experience spans over 20 years, with a focus on transformational initiatives that have assisted organizations in positioning themselves for future success. Kevin’s forte is overseeing large-scale system implementations, where he has excelled in managing all phases of the technology project life cycle. As he served in various leadership roles in NYSTEC, Kevin also served clients such as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the NYS Department of Labor (DOL). For many years, Kevin led NYSTEC-sponsored community involvement and charity events. A strong supporter of professional development, Kevin has served as a mentor to many people on NYSTEC’s management and leadership teams. Kevin holds a BBA from Siena College and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as recognized by the Project Management Institute.

Managing Director of Operations

Headshot of Manager Director of Operations Nick Alger
Nick Alger

Managing Director of Operations

Nick Alger serves as NYSTEC’s chief information officer and managing director of operations. Overseeing the company’s facility strategy in the Capital Region, Central New York, and New York City, Nick is spearheading NYSTEC’s efforts to provide state of the art technology and dynamic workspace environments for our employees. An IT executive with more than 25 years of experience in systems engineering, project management, and operations management, Nick’s expertise ranges from designing communications systems with an emphasis on broadband, wireless and optical network technologies, to raising the company’s internal systems security posture. Nick holds an MS and a BS from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Culture and Engagement Manager

Headshot of Culture and Engagement Manager Maria Ayoob
Maria Ayoob

Culture and Engagement Manager

Maria Ayoob is NYSTEC’s culture and engagement manager. She is an experienced project manager, researcher, and consultant in the healthcare field. Maria previously served as practice leader for the Population HealthData Insights practice, overseeing projects related to health information technologyenabled quality measurement and clinical data quality for the New York State Department of Health. Before joining NYSTEC in 2014 as a senior consultant, Maria worked for Health Research, Inc., providing support as a project facilitator for the Department of Health’s Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, where she managed projects to automate healthcare data exchange. She also holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. 

Managing Director of Service Delivery

Headshot of Managing Director of Service Delivery Chip Barnes
Chip Barnes

Managing Director of Service Delivery

Chip Barnes serves as NYSTEC’s Managing Director of Service Delivery.

A certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and a former Certified Public Accountant, Chip has more than 15 years’ experience in leading large business-process redesign and system integration projects for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). He has also been a key player in project management/quality assurance efforts for the New York Medicaid program, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and Medicaid advance planning document (APD) projects. Chip holds a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College.

Practice Leader - Data Services and Management Team

Amit Bhaumik

Practice Leader - Data Services and Management Team

Amit Bhaumik is NYSTEC’s Practice Leader – Data Services and Management Team. A skilled healthcare technology project and program manager, Amit has more than 20 years of experience with system development and testing, system implementation, database administration, web migrations, quality assurance, and requirements analysis. He served as the engagement lead for a major initiative for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in which he organized and streamlined all reconciliation efforts (enrollments, payments, encounters) to provide clear and consistent communication to 20+ health plans and multiple departments across NYSDOH. Amit holds a Master of City Planning degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bengal Engineering College, and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Clarkson University. He also holds several professional certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Business Development Manager

Headshot of Business Development Manager Girk Cakmak
Girk Cakmak

Business Development Manager

Girk Cakmak serves as a business development manager for NYSTEC. He is an accomplished, goal-oriented professional with a wide range of experience, including business development, digital marketing, sales, and project management. With more than 18 years of experience in the government and healthcare sectors, Girk’s skill set includes developing and executing business development strategies, redesigning sales operations, and creating new digital marketing processes. He also has extensive experience with New York State contract vehicles.

Director of Service Delivery - Business

Headshot of Director of Service Delivery (Business) Patrick Correia
Patrick Correia

Director of Service Delivery - Business

Patrick Correia is NYSTEC’s Director of Service Delivery – Business. He has more than 11 years of experience in healthcare technology areas including program administration, provider support/stakeholder outreach, system design and oversight, and solution architecture. Patrick has led several initiatives for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), including developing and implementing the State’s Medicaid health information technology plan; providing system design and oversight for the NY Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program; and securing 90% Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for program administration for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Patrick holds a BS in Computer Science from UMass Amherst and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).

Director of Service Delivery - Quality

Brad Duerr

Director of Service Delivery - Quality

Brad Duerr is NYSTEC’s Director of Service Delivery – Quality. His client experience includes leading a healthcare transformation program for NYS and NYC public health agencies. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from SUNY College of Technology and a BA in Information Systems/Science from SUNY Oswego University. In addition, Brad is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a Certified Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA), and is a certified Internal Audit Practitioner.

General Counsel and Director – Legal, Risk and Compliance

Glinnesa Gailliard

General Counsel and Director – Legal, Risk and Compliance

Glinnesa Gailliard serves as NYSTEC’s general counsel, ethics and compliance officer. She is an accomplished, experienced attorney with in-house, business law, and civil and administrative litigation experience. Glinnesa has a broad scope of expertise, and her strengths are in contract drafting and negotiation, compliance, fraud, data privacy, trademark and copyright, and criminal investigations.

Director of Service Delivery - Technical

Headshot of Director of Service Delivery (Technical) Sarah Goff
Sarah Goff

Director of Service Delivery - Technical

Sarah Goff serves as NYSTEC’s Director of Service Delivery – Technical. A Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP), process standardization specialist, and regulatory compliance expert, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare technology. Her project work includes monitoring long-term care services and programs over the implementation of  the Uniform Assessment System (UAS-NY) for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Prior to joining NYSTEC, Sarah worked for Albany Medical Center. In her role there as a clinical systems manager, she oversaw and maintained system functionality for electronic health records, the pharmacy, and medication administration. She also worked directly for NYSDOH as a program and portfolio manager. Sarah holds an MBA in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.

Practice Leader - Modernization and Data Solutions Team

Headshot of Modernization and Data Solutions Practice Leader Jon Greenwalt
Jon Greenwalt

Practice Leader - Modernization and Data Solutions Team

Jon Greenwalt is the practice leader of the Modernization and Data Solutions Team. His work includes portfolio and project management, strategy development and alignment, resource and budget management, funding research and grant writing, quality assurance, business process and requirements analysis, developing detailed project plans and timelines, conducting feasibility and fit-gap analyses, and evaluating technical options for implementation. Jon has served numerous New York State agencies, including New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for the Aging (OAG), Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). He holds an MBA in Human Resource Information Systems from SUNY Albany, and a BA in Business Management from Siena College.

Practice Leader - Technology Procurement and Implementation Services

Headshot of Technology Procurement and Implementation Services Practice Leader Mark Greiner
Mark Greiner

Practice Leader - Technology Procurement and Implementation Services

Mark Greiner is NYSTEC’s practice leader for Procurement and Implementation Services. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute, Mark has extensive experience in technology procurement, architecture, and networks. He has performed resource management, project planning, and monitoring on several high-profile IT projects in New York State and New York City, and he is highly skilled in managing independent validation and verification (IV&V) services. Mark’s activities have included documentation development such as technical requirements and requests for proposals (RFPs), and his technical experience has focused on network and data-center infrastructure and migrations, as well as wireless LAN, WAN, and MAN application implementations and build-outs. Mark holds a BA in Telecommunications from the SUNY Institute of Technology.

CFO, Director - Finance and Business Intelligence

Headshot of CFO - Director of Finance and Business Intelligence Jasminka Husic
Jasminka Husic

CFO, Director - Finance and Business Intelligence

Jasminka Husic serves as NYSTEC’s director of finance and budget. A certified public accountant, she has eight years of experience as a senior staff accountant and five years as a senior software engineer. Before her role as director, Jasminka served as NYSTEC’s comptroller. She is active in the Utica chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), an organization with 26,000+ NYS-based CPAs, lawyers, bankers, and other professionals from associated industries. Jasminka holds a master’s degree in accountancy from SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) and two bachelor’s degrees in business administration e-commerce, with a minor in computer science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Director of Strategy

Headshot of Director of Strategy Shannon Kelley
Shannon Kelley

Director of Strategy

Shannon Kelley is NYSTEC’s Director of Strategy. With nearly 20 years of experience leading healthcare and healthcare-technology transformation initiatives, Shannon manages a portfolio of technology projects that aims to modernize health information systems and business processes to achieve cost efficiencies and improve health outcomes. Previously, Shannon worked as director of programs for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), responsible for advancing New York’s health information technology strategy. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the SUNY Albany, School of Public Health, and she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Practice Leader - Planning and Design

Headshot of Planning and Design Practice Leader Emily Light
Emily Light

Practice Leader - Planning and Design

Emily Light is NYSTEC’s Planning & Design practice leader. She is a public health professional with experience in the insurance, healthcare delivery, and healthcare consulting settings. Emily’s career has focused on building new functions, relationship management, planning, program management, process improvement, goal setting, and outcome achievement. She is experienced in leading teams, managing complex relationships, team building, conflict resolution, and facilitating change management techniques. Emily is active in her community and serves on the boards for the Capital Region Chamber Women’s Business Council, the Homeless & Traveler’s Aid Society (HATAS), and the Niskayuna Girls Softball League.

Practice Leader-Technical Architecture and Communications Systems

Headshot of Technical Architecture and Communications Systems Practice Leader Bill McBride
Bill McBride

Practice Leader-Technical Architecture and Communications Systems

Bill McBride is NYSTEC’s Technical Architecture & Communications Systems practice leader. With more than 20 years of network communications experience, Bill’s focus has been on providing oversight and managing IT projects specific to network infrastructure, server and application migration, data centers, telecommunications broadband, and public safety. Bill and his team have contributed to the successful planning, implementation, and best practices on major projects for New York City, such as CityNet and NYCWiN, as well as several IT initiatives for CUNY. He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University.

Practice Leader - Funding Strategy and Operations

Headshot of Funding Strategy and Operations Practice Leader Colleen Mooney
Colleen Mooney

Practice Leader - Funding Strategy and Operations

Colleen Mooney is NYSTEC’s practice leader for Strategy & Funding Solutions. Her team provides strategic planning and technical advising to clients in the areas of population health analytics, healthcare delivery transformation, and strategic planning. Previously, Colleen worked at the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for more than 10 years, where she provided oversight and subject matter expertise related to federal and state regulations, health information exchange, technology and interoperability, contract management and procurement, grant writing, and vendor management. Colleen holds an MPH in Health Policy, Management and Behavior from SUNY Albany, School of Public Health, and a BA in English from the University of Rochester. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Practice Leader - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Headshot of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice Leader Courtney Olsen
Courtney Olsen

Practice Leader - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Courtney Olsen is NYSTEC’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship practice leader. With more than 15 years of experience, she helped develop policy and budget initiatives for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP). Recognized as a compliance expert, Courtney has led and supported work with the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and OHIP’s Division of Long-Term Care. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Siena College and an MBA from Marist College. Courtney is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Director - Business Development

Headshot of Director of Business Development Mark Romano
Mark Romano

Director - Business Development

Serving a duel role as director of business development and client advocate for existing contracted business for NYSTEC, Mark Romano is the lead on all new and extended business opportunities as well as the primary liaison between NYSTEC and its public sector-based government clients. With a focus on growth and an advanced understanding of public-sector industry knowledge, Mark has more than 20 years of experience interfacing with customers and top-echelon management. Mark holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. A US Air Force veteran, Mark as a civilian developed information security policies and procedures for a US Air Force command and control program for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Recruitment Manager

Headshot of Recruitment Manager Kathy Stockbridge
Kathy Stockbridge

Recruitment Manager

Kathy Stockbridge is a staffing and recruitment professional with more than 15 years of experience. She is responsible for managing NYSTEC’s recruitment process, driving diverse talent into the organization and contributing to the company’s long-term growth. Kathy is deeply involved in the full recruiting life cycle, from initial sourcing and screening through offer negotiations, placement, and onboarding. Previously, she was a branch manager at local staffing agency Staffworks, where she oversaw operations that focused on delivering temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement personnel to clients. Kathy, who holds an associate’s degree in Business Management, is a Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR) and a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter (CDR) through AIRS.

Contracts Manager

Headshot of Contracts Manager Michael Tallman
Michael Tallman

Contracts Manager

Mike Tallman serves as NYSTEC’s contracts manager. He has 15 years of professional experience, including 10 years performing contract administration for CONMED Corporation. Mike is a member of the National Contract Management Association – Leatherstocking Chapter. He holds a BS in Business Management from SUNY Institute of Technology and an associate’s degree in General Studies from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Practice Leader - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Headshot of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Leader Rob Zeglen
Rob Zeglen

Practice Leader - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Rob Zeglen, NYSTEC’s Information Security practice leader, has more than 20 years of experience in information security and associated technologies. His areas of specialty include developing and executing key risk-mitigating activities, risk assessments, and vulnerability testing projects. Rob has advised clients on HIPAA compliance and how to incorporate security controls across various program areas, and he assessed existing disaster recovery readiness at several locations throughout New York City. An accomplished speaker, Rob regularly presents at annual conferences such as the NYSAC Legislative Conference and the New York State Cyber Security Conference. He holds an undergraduate and MS degree in Computer Science and is a certified information security systems professional (CISSP) and HITRUST CSF practitioner.

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