Sena Palanisami – Founder, CEO & Executive Board Member
Sena Palanisami has 30 years of experience in software product development, founding international software R&D operations, managing partners and customers.
Sena founded the ViSolve Indian operation in 1995 and the US operation in 1998. He assumed the responsibility of chairman and CEO of ViSolve in 2001. In that role, Sena drives the overall direction of the company and oversees the company's operation, administrative, finance, sales and marketing functions. During his leadership at ViSolve, he has grown ViSolve into a 50+ strong team and a multimillion dollar operation.
Sena's enthusiasm, entrepreneurial instincts, strategic thinking and commitment to the vision of information technology enabling "better healthcare any time from anywhere in the world" has driven ViSolve to provide customized and interoperable services and solutions that help communities to reduce healthcare costs, improve efficiency and care. He is also the Board Member of one of the most popular Open Source based EHR Community and active member of HIMSS.
Prior to joining ViSolve, Sena worked for nearly 20 years at Hewlett-Packard. During his tenure at HP, Sena started as a software development engineer, and went on to manage several assignments in Development, Operations, Advanced Product Planning, Business Development and Customer Support including founding International software operations for HP in Australia and India.
Sena holds a Master's degree in mathematics, and has a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Dr. Samuel T. Bowen, MD – Executive Board Member
Dr. Bowen is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has substantial training and experience in primary care, urgent care, and emergency and occupational care environments.
He was an affiliate faculty in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support at American Heart Association. Dr. Bowen established his first medical practice in Cornelius, N.C. in 1987 and Bowen Primary & Urgent Care in 1998 and is currently on staff at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1987.
Dr. Bowen's interests in computer programming prompted his involvement in developing free, open source software. He began using OpenEMR in his practice from 2004 and has been involved in the development process. He has been an active contributor to forums involving free open source medical software and has helped many physicians and IT professionals learn how to install and operate OpenEMR.
Dr. Bowen is the Founder and Executive Director of OEMR, a tax exempt, non- profit organization that funds and guides the OpenEMR project.
He is also the Founder and President Board of Directors of Apollo Health Care Cooperative, a non-profit that provides primary care for uninsured patients in Catawba County, NC
Founder and President of Open Source Medical Software (OSMS) a non-profit organization.
Dr. Sunil Nihalani MD - Executive Board Member
Dr. Sunil Nihalani, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been in private practice since 1998 in central Florida. He is also a managing partner at Clinical Info Solutions, a revenue cycle management company based in Winter Haven, Florida, which he co-founded in 2007.
Dr. Nihalani has a strong interest in healthcare IT and in developing innovative IT solutions for physicians. His vision is to use automation and artificial intelligence to provide evidence-based, cost-effective care to patients.
He got his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India and did his residency training at St Louis University Hospital in St Louis, MO.
Dr. Nihalani is currently chief of medical staff and a member of the board at Lake Wales Hospital, Lake Wales, Florida.
Manoj Mittal - Chief Strategy Advisor and Executive Board Member
Manoj, a charismatic and inspiring leader with his unique business acumen drives the strategy for Business Operations critical to ViSolve Healthcare IT vision.
He is also an Executive Board Member of ViSolve Healthcare IT. He brings more than 20 years of high technology experience in the areas of software development, project management, corporate development and strategy. He is currently heading the Business Development effort at Gartner and is responsible for Corporate Development and Competitive Intelligence functions.
Prior to this, he was a Director in the Strategy and Corporate Development group at HP where he led key projects in Digital Entertainment and Digital Publishing resulting in strategic acquisitions. Before that, he worked at a variety of startups in the Bay Area, including Troba and Open Solutions, where he was a senior executive covering roles in the areas of Enterprise Services and Business Development. Manoj also has Wall Street experience as an equity analyst at Robertson Stephens, covering the Internet/Information Services Sector. He started his career at HP as a technology consultant and software architect, providing product technical expertise to clients and led several high-technology development projects.
Manoj earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Al Morgan – Director - Sales
Al Morgan has 25 years of enterprise in computer marketing and services experience, including 14 years with Hewlett-Packard. His area of focus is delivering channel solution programs to assist resellers with targeting, selling and closing migration business. Al brings together a solid understanding of reseller needs, and the mechanics of migration services.
For the past Five years, Al has worked as a lead consultant for Porter Consulting and the Aventi Group. Program areas have included business intelligence, Oracle data warehousing, SAP migration, and RISC migration from distributed servers to converged infrastructure. In this role, Al has worked closely with many of the largest North American computer resellers and distributors.
While at HP, Al managed alliances and alliance-based programs with companies such as Cognos (now part of IBM), Oracle, and Sprint.
Al holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis.
Richard Warham – Cloud Deployment – Technical Head
As a 25+ year HP veteran from HP Consulting and Presales, Richard has extensive knowledge in the areas of UNIX, Networking, System Performance, Project Management and infrastructure (systems and storage).
Starting in software development of Payroll systems, then as a Systems Analyst focusing on General Ledger. This became a good foundation for working with ERP systems and Data Bases many years later.
Moving into a Consulting role saw experience in areas such as Systems Performance and Tuning along with Networking and Project management. Many successful projects of implementation and migration were deployed and supported.
In 2000, Richard joined a regional Presales team of HP and was involved in many large enterprise deals and implementations with Telcos and Manufacturers across the APJ region. A second responsibility was to be the APJ regional lead, and specialist in, Virtualization.
In 2008 Richard moved to HP’s Cloud Demo Solutions team as a technical lead and began working with the team at ViSolve.
Radha Chinnasamy – VP - Finance & Operations
Radha is responsible for Financial Operations at ViSolve. She holds a Master's degree in Accounting and Finance. She started her career at ViSolve and has worked closely with senior management to help the company meet and exceed the financial expectations for more than five years. She is responsible for ViSolve's worldwide finance organization, including accounting and reporting, strategic planning, treasury, tax, audit and investor relations. She takes care of the Indian operations including finance, accounting and logistics management. She is known for her accurate cost estimation and intelligent investment strategies.
Selvi Nandakumar – Manager - Health IT Services & Product Development
Selvi brings with her more than eight years of experience in Product Development, Project Management and Healthcare IT Consulting. Selvi was instrumental in developing various point solutions that include web caching and URL filtering solutions.
She gradually strode up the ladder from being a development engineer to currently spearheading ViSolve's technical operations. She has been an integral part of several mission critical assignments in Healthcare Integration, Customized EHR Deployments and Meaningful Use Certification.
Selvi is an active member HIMSS, HIT, Health 2.0, HL7 and DICOM Associations and Forums and has remarkable exposure to Healthcare Standards, Terminologies and Technologies. She has made significant Technical Contributions to one of the most popular OpenSource EHR Community. In addition to being an incredible taskmaster and team-leader, she is best known for her application of Industry best practices and the drive to go the extra mile in client engagements.
Selvi holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering. Selvi loves gardening, yoga and actively volunteers Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives.