Our Team

Working toward a higher purpose

The Talis Difference

Talis Clinical was formed to meet the higher purpose of supporting safe patient care, while positively impacting clinicians and providers. Our story begins with an initiative started over 15 years ago to build a perioperative documentation system to support anesthesia care. This extensive development moved from documenting complex anesthesia workflows to providing guidance that could expose opportunities to improve patient care in real-time at the point of care.

Working toward a higher purpose

The Talis Difference

Talis Clinical was formed to meet the higher purpose of supporting safe patient care, while positively impacting clinicians and providers. Our story begins with an initiative started over 15 years ago to build a perioperative documentation system to support anesthesia care. This extensive development moved from documenting complex anesthesia workflows to providing guidance that could expose opportunities to improve patient care in real-time at the point of care.

THE TEAM BEHIND TALIS CLINICAL

Partners in INNOVATION

Our employees share a passion to design, build and service products that advance high-acuity health technology. Their hard work and dedication is the life blood of Talis. These many talented individuals with diverse skills work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes.

THE TALENTED TEAM BEHIND TALIS CLINICAL

Partners in INNOVATION

Our employees share a passion to design, build and service products that advance high-acuity health technology. Their hard work and dedication is the life blood of Talis. These many talented individuals with diverse skills work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes.

So why Talis Clinical?

It's all about Leverage

As Heath IT constantly evolves, Talis Clinical has remained ahead of the competition. The heart of our company is grounded in the talent of our team and the use of rich data with advanced technology. This brings clinicians and our engineers together to solve the toughest technical problems that our clients face in the modern health facility. We keep patients safe while maximizing efficiencies.   

So why Talis Clinical?

It's all about Leverage

As Heath IT constantly evolves, Talis Clinical has remained ahead of the competition. The heart of our company is grounded in the talent of our team and the use of rich data with advanced technology. This brings clinicians and our engineers together to solve the toughest technical problems that our clients face in the modern health facility. We keep patients safe while maximizing efficiencies.   

Strategic Patient Safety and Quality Begins Here

Clinical Advisory Panel

Peter Pronovost MD, PhD

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals Health System

Harish Lecamwasam, MD

Assistant Professor, Brown University Medical School, Anesthesia and Critical Care

Thomas Mark, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesia, Summa Health System

MICHAEL SMITH, MD, MS Ed

Anesthesiologist, Professional Anesthesia Service, Inc., Summa Health System

Jacob Cohen, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesia, Summa Health System

Strategic Patient Safety and Quality Begins Here

Clinical Advisory Panel

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals Health System

Harish Lecamwasam, MD

Harish Lecamwasam, MD

Assistant Professor, Brown University Medical School, Anesthesia and Critical Care

Thomas Mark, MD

Thomas Mark, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesia, Summa Health System

Michael Smith, MD, MS Ed

Michael Smith, MD, MS Ed

Chair, Department of Anesthesia, Summa Health System

Jacob Cohen, MD

Jacob Cohen, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesia, Summa Health System

Innovation and collaboration guide our work

Our Leadership team

Innovation and collaboration guide our work

Our Leadership team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board

Roger Hungerford

Chairman of the Board/Founder

Roger Hungerford is an entrepreneur, conceptual designer, U.S. patent holder and investor. In addition to being Chairman of the Board of Talis Clinical (Cleveland, OH), he is founder and CEO of Talis Equity Partners (Medina, N.Y.), which is dedicated to strategic investment and operational guidance for higher-purpose medical solutions and transformative business-enabling tools. He founded SIGMA International in 1992 and served as CEO and president until 2012. 

Gary Colister

Board Member

Gary Colister is an investor and U.S. patent holder with 20-plus years of medical technology leadership in the areas of business development, sales and marketing, and product management. He is Talis Clinical’s president and CEO. From 2007 to 2012, Gary was vice president of business development for Medina, N.Y.-based SIGMA International, where he supported commercial growth; and, eventually, integration with Baxter Healthcare after its acquisition of SIGMA International in 2012.

Scott Miller

Board Member

Scott Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lovett Miller & Co., is a leading venture capitalist focused on investments in privately-held, emerging growth companies in the healthcare and technology segments. Companies financed by partnerships where Mr. Miller has served as General Partner have created over 30,000 jobs. Seven of the companies financed by Mr. Miller have completed initial public offerings and successful exits through strategic sales. 
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Roger Hungerford

Chairman of the Board

Roger Hungerford is the Chairman of Talis Clinical. He defines the key culture and operating principles within Talis through his passion about ACGs (Advanced Clinical Guidances) and reinventing medicine through real-time clinical and operational analytics.

Roger is the leading financial investor in Talis, which has enabled the Talis management team to focus on technology development. Prior to Talis, Roger successfully built and scaled SIGMA International. When Roger’s not working with Talis, he is developing his other medical technology companies and restoring historic buildings in his hometown of Medina, NY.

Roger is a competitive cyclist, who counts himself as blessed with a loving wife, children and grandchildren. He is a philanthropist who supports child education and upbringing initiatives. 

Gary Colister

President

Gary Colister is our President and is one of the two primary founders of Talis Clinical. 

Day to day, Gary drives the team toward delivering on the Talis commitment to support improved outcomes for the patients, caregivers and clients we support. He provides the top-level strategies, defines the key problems we solve and is focused on delivering technology that support clinicians, improves engagement and is accountable for delivering positive returns.

Gary is a native of Northeastern Ohio, a graduate of Kent State University. He has nearly 30-years in key leadership positions within healthcare technology firms. He is a proud husband and father of two children.

Giuseppe Saracino

Chief Technology Officer

Giuseppe Saracino is our Chief Technology Officer. He leads the engineering team as the highest-level architect at Talis and is accountable for developing many of the newest technologies the company has released since his arrival in 2016. His passion for solving complex problems through innovation, technology and workflow have led to massive improvements in the advancement of Advanced Clinical Guidances.

He has extensive experience in Healthcare Research spending six years at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as working for top Healthcare IT firms in technology development and leadership roles. Born in Italy, Giuseppe brings an international education and passion to Talis. When he’s not working, he’s is a devoted husband and father to two young boys.

Victor Lee

Victor Lee

VP Production Development

Victor Lee is a VP of Production Development who leads the development and deployment of the solutions provided by Talis to streamline workflow and improve patient safety. He is one of our original platform inventors who influences the direction of the technology, product and operational tactics of the engineering team.

Vic is passionate about using technology to help drive patients to better outcomes. He has performed in many different capacities as a Health IT professional for 15 years.

He is one of the original founders of Talis, a native of Northeastern Ohio and a graduate in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Vic and his wife are devoted to their two young daughters.

Harish Lecamwasam, M.D.

Chief Innovation Officer

Harish Lecamwasam, M.D. is our Chief Innovation Officer. He works closely with Talis’s Engineering, Product and Regulatory teams to oversee the development of solutions that improve patient care in high acuity areas, such as the OR and ICU. Harish also collaborates with renown hospital leaders and their teams to define and deploy process improvements that augment clinical workflows and reduce avoidable harms.

Harish has over 15 years of leadership experience in healthcare and is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He completed residency in Anesthesia and dual fellowship training in Cardiac Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Harish received his MD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, and BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Karen Alexander

VICE PRESIDENT of OPERATIONS

Karen Alexander is Vice President of Operations, handling both general management of the company, and helping hospitals and clients operationalize efficiencies Talis enables.

After developing a broad range of experience in diverse care settings, Karen led anesthesia business operations at the Cleveland Clinic for 13 years. She gets great satisfaction in using data to tell compelling stories that drive change management.

Karen holds an MBA with specialization in Health Administration from Cleveland State University. She has a high school aged daughter. 

Andrew Bardwell

Andrew Bardwell, MBA, RN

Vice President of Product Strategy

Andrew Bardwell leads a talented team of clinicians, engineers and educators who are passionate advocates for our customers.

In his role as VP of Product Strategy, Andrew identifies opportunities to deliver solutions that not only work great—but they help customers tackle clinical or operational pain-points usually outside the reach of other EMRs. As a nurse himself (and unashamed UX obsessive), Andrew believes that healthcare technology only creates real value by improving real-world outcomes, not by satisfying another “quality measure” check box. With each product innovation, his goal is removing barriers from overburdened clinicians, allowing them to do what they do best.

Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from The Ohio State University as well as a bachelor’s in nursing and MBA in Healthcare Administration from Cleveland State University

William Murphy

Vice President of Regulatory QA

Bill Murphy is the Vice President Regulatory & Quality. He ensures that Talis Clinical maintains its ISO 13485 and ISO 27001 certifications. He is also responsible for the Regulatory strategy of the company.

Bill has more than 40 years of experience in the medical device/technology industries, specifically with quality systems and regulatory strategy. He has held leadership roles in large medical technology firms and is a founder of Talis Clinical.

Bill is committed to improved patient outcomes and earning customer loyalty. He believes Talis Advance Clinical Guidances provides the platform for medical practitioners to drive continuous improvements in patient and clinician outcomes.

Emily Millar

Director of SystemHealth

Emily Millar, the Director of SystemHealth™ at Talis Clinical, manages the 24/7 SystemHealth engineering team.

Emily understands high acuity clinicians need to have uninterrupted technical service. This is why Emily and the SystemHealth team proactively monitor and test the software to ensure that providers have critical patient information at their fingertips and to verify every Talis product is performing to the highest standard.

Emily has been published in the Journal of Knee Surgery and she holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Wright State University.

Scott Sherrill

Director of Business Development

Scott Sherrill is Director of Business Development and works with hospital leaders to bring Talis technology into their organizations.

After spending almost a decade working in healthcare focused technology, he understands that technology must be able to drive improved patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care in order to be a valuable partner.

Scott takes great pride in being a business partner that makes the process of bringing high acuity technology into a hospital simple, straightforward, and fast.

Scott holds a B.S. and a Minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.