SMC Welcomes Chris Koutras, John Brigham, Mathew Josey and Ravi Duddu

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We are excited to have four new experienced technical resources join our family!

Chris Koutras joins SMC as a Technical Consultant with 5 years of experience developing software and consulting for government revenue agencies. He graduated from Gonzaga University with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. Since graduating, he has worked with federal, state, and local agencies in Mississippi, Arkansas, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, and Kentucky. Chris is an avid skier and is looking forward to snow and cold temperatures come winter.

John Brigham joins us as a Technical Consultant after working as a technology teacher for a private school for wayward young men.  Prior to teaching, John worked on interfacing diagnostic laboratory equipment for a lab middleware company.  He also worked for Partners Healthcare for over 10 years.  While at Partners, John was involved with several large scale interfacing projects in an effort to convert the lab system at Brigham and Women’s, (yes, he _is_ related), to Sunquest/EPIC system.  John also supported the offsite test ordering system, the Radiology Department, and the billing system that linked with the lab system on several levels.  John has also worked as a development programmer and as a consultant for IDX (now GE) healthcare systems.  John enjoys golf but isn’t very good at it, apparently fresh air and sunshine is the draw.  John was born in Newport, VT and has been skiing since he was 5.  (That works out to 7 years.  7 dog years.)  John is very excited about joining the SMC Partners team.

Mathew Josey joins SMC as a Senior Technical Analyst.  He has 4 years of work experience as a software developer.  Mathew worked as a .Net Developer for Traverze Ltd, India, in designing custom software solutions.  He recently moved to Hartford and is an automobile enthusiast.  Mathew loves sports, particularly track events. Back in his school days, Mathew was a state record holder for the 400m and also won gold for 4×400 relay at the National level.

Ravindra Duddu joins SMC Partners as a Technical Solution Architect.  He has 20 years of healthcare system integrations and interfaces experience working for hospitals, laboratories, RHIO & HIE.  Ravi has a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from India and an MS in Computer Science from the US.  He most recently worked as an HL7 & IHE Specifications Consultant for Deloitte.  In his spare time, Ravi enjoys family time, reading and watching comedy sitcoms.



SMC Welcomes Cassidy Sequin, Isabella Fiorita and Chris Burns!

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Cassidy Sequin is excited to join SMC as a Business Analyst after graduating with high distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship, all while holding a position as captain of the cheerleading team. During her time at WPI she studied abroad in Paraguay where she learned a ton of Spanish by working with impoverished communities to help them learn about recycling and waste management. Originally from Yarmouth, MA, she is very passionate about fitness (especially outdoor activities) and loves to travel to new places (especially for the food). She has always wanted to live in a city and is very eager to settle into Hartford!

Isabella Fiorita joins SMC as a Business Analyst with internship experience in technology development. Isabella is from Greenwich, CT and just graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. degree in International Affairs and Chinese, with concentrations in Economic Development and Asia. While at Lafayette, she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, an Orientation Leader, sang in an acapella group and studied abroad in Shanghai, China. In her free time, Isabella loves photography and art, as well as cooking!

Chris Burns joins SMC as a Business Analyst. Chris is a recent graduate of Lafayette College where he was a double major in Economics and Government & Law. While at Lafayette, Chris was the Vice President of the club ski team, a tutor through America reads, and an Orientation Leader. He’s made the big move down to Connecticut from Hebron, Maine, a small town that’s in the Western part of the state. During the warmer months, Chris is an avid golfer and during the colder months you can find him on the ski slopes on any given weekend.

Can Creation Winner

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For the fourth year, SMC has participated in the Can Creation Contest, coordinated by the Chrysalis Center.

All of the companies that participated in the contest donated more than 3,000 food items to Freshplace, the Center’s innovative fresh food pantry, providing healthy food and case management services for 100 families living in Hartford’s poorest neighborhoods.

SMC Partners was proud to win the Most Cans Used in Design  for “The Giving Tree“.  Our building team, led by Devan Beaulac, used 1100 cans for the tree.  Thank you to the rest of the team – Kara McNulty, Bryan Hokanson, Kate McGrath, Melissa Wark, Mandy Sadlon, Gloria Leone, Brent Peiffer, and Olesja Eidelman.

SMC Welcomes Thiago Pereira!

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Thiago Pereira joins SMC Partners as a Senior Technical Consultant with 9 years of software engineering experience. He graduated from UEZO with a Technology degree in analysis and development of systems. Thiago was most recently employed at CTComp for almost 5 years as a Software Developer following his move from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys family time, travel, video games, soccer, and UFC.

Welcome Alex Roman!

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Alex Roman joins SMC Partners as a Senior Solution Architect with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. He graduated from ECSU with a double major in Mathematics/Computer Science, and RPI with an MS in Computer Science. Alex was most recently employed at Hartford Hospital/Hartford Healthcare for 15 years solving business problems with technology solutions. In his spare time he enjoys family time, smoked brisket, chess, operating heavy machinery, and golf.

SMC Welcomes Kate McGrath!

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Kate McGrath joins SMC as a Business Analyst. She graduated from Quinnipiac University with honors in Psychology, with an Industrial/Organizational concentration and a minor in Management. While in school she was a charter member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and studied abroad in Cork, Ireland. Back on this side of the pond she lives in Washington, CT with her ginger cat, Chip. In her free time Kate enjoys trying new food, making travel plans, and reading. Ask her to sing the alphabet backwards for you!

Boston Children’s Hospital Teams with SMC Partners

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SMC Partners, LLC teams with Boston Children’s Hospital to release the SafetyMap system to help ensure the safety of employees and patients

 The top-rated pediatric hospital in the U.S. has collaborated with SMC Partners to put environmental health and safety in the hands of its staff.  The web-based SafetyMap application co-developed by Boston Children’s Hospital and SMC Partners has mobile functionality for employees to identify and address safety issues and health concerns.  SafetyMap is a culmination of seven years of Boston Children’s Hospital’s investment in process and system development with the objective of predicting and preventing accidents.

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BOSTON, December 18, 2018 — SMC Partners, LLC (, a consulting and technology company that develops application systems for healthcare and social services providers, and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), the leading children’s hospital in the United States have co-developed SafetyMap which is now live at BCH.  BCH’s Environmental Health & Safety and Digital Health Accelerator teams contributed their best practices and EH&S data management knowledge; SMC developed the system that puts that knowledge in the hands of front line users.   In collaboration with BCH, SMC is now offering the system to other hospitals, which are invited to join a group of thought leaders to share best practices and gather data to enhance health and safety processes and results throughout the industry.  Solutions for Patient Safety ( is a network of 130+ children’s hospitals and SPS has announced a new program focused on reducing employee injuries, and thereby reducing patient risk.

Nick Kielbania, MS, CSP, CHMM, Boston Children’s Environmental Health & Safety Director, explains, “Most people don’t realize that hospitals are among the most complex environments to keep safe for staff, patients and visitors.  Unlike other industry sectors, healthcare contains various degrees of risk.   Around the clock operations, construction projects, chemical and fire hazards, employee injuries and regulatory oversight from federal, state and local governmental bodies all contribute to the challenges we face.   Every day, thousands of employees and patients come through our doors, presenting significant challenges that need to be addressed.  The SafetyMap application suite enables us to eliminate paperwork and manual processes so we can focus our resources on increased field activities.  These activities help minimize negative health and safety outcomes and rapidly adopt successful risk mitigation strategies.”

Scott Cleary, SMC’s President and Chief Servant states, “This is a unique opportunity for SMC to impact results in an area of significant concern – and cost – for our hospital clients.  BCH has been at the forefront of effective environmental health and safety programs, so it is very special to be partners with such a leader.  They provide EH&S subject matter expertise; we build the software to make their vision come to life.  We have built the system on a technology platform that can support multiple hospital clients.  The vision that we share with BCH is that this platform will enable thought leaders to come together to share the system and data to develop best practices that can help everyone in the industry enhance their EH&S outcomes.”

The SafetyMap application suite provides a comprehensive, web-based platform to mitigate risk and liability – while improving safety and workflow efficiency for employees within healthcare, research and construction environments. The application automates the hospital’s comprehensive health and safety processes so that staff can be freed to address issues instead of processing paper. Using mobile technology enables front line patient care teams to report safety issues as they arise so intervention can occur before accidents happen. The system automates the administration of fire drills on every floor in every building on every shift, manages radiation safety checks in X-Ray departments, enforces construction methods and procedures, and helps ensure that research staff wear protective equipment, have close-by eyewash stations, and handle hazardous bio and chemical materials with care.

The SafetyMap application suite currently supports more than a thousand registered users including architects, contractors, subcontracts, engineers, patient care staff, facilities staff, and the safety teams.  It is the system that enables all these users to share the same set of expectations, policies, procedures, assessment criteria, workflow, communication and data collection tools.

Nick Kielbania summarizes, “SafetyMap helps reinforce the critical importance of safety.  It’s an everyday thing, and it’s everybody’s job, from leadership to the front lines.”

About SMC Partners, LLC

Helping the Caring: SMC Partners, LLC is an information technology and consulting company serving health providers, health insurers and social services organizations. They design, build and operate administrative and care delivery processes, and information technology applications that help grow their clients’ enterprises. They help improve the quality of their clients’ services, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for their clients’ customers. SMC’s employees enjoy balance in their lives, continuous learning, teamwork and entrepreneurship. This culture nurtures happy, engaged employees who are energized to deliver great things for their clients.

About Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital (, the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. Its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. Today, more than 3,000 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine and 11 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s is now a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. For more, visit our Vector and Thriving blogs and follow us on social media @BostonChildrens, @BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.

The Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator is shaping the future of health care and extending Boston Children’s pediatric leadership by building new technologies, collaborating with industry, and deploying a comprehensive digital health platform. They combine data, clinical expertise, and health care technology development experience, with leading worldwide industry partners – including start-ups – to transform health care. They work to surface, support and accelerate Boston Children’s innovations for the purpose of improving pediatric care Until Every Child is Well.  See

SMC Welcomes Chris Ulyett!

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Chris Ulyett joins SMC Partners as a Business Analyst with experience in data analysis and reporting. Most recently, Chris worked as a Business Analyst at Language Services Associates where he created dashboard reporting and forecast analysis for hospitals who regularly communicate with non-English speaking patients.

Chris has a BA in Economics and a BA in Music from Lafayette College. He enjoys teaching, writing, performing, and recording music in his spare time.

Welcome Stacy-Ann Walker!

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Stacy-Ann Walker joins SMC Partners as a Senior Consultant with over 14 years of experience in various industries including healthcare, hospitality and technical software sales.  Most recently, Stacy-Ann worked as a Home Health Administrator and Director of Community Outreach Services at Seabury, where she managed long term care health services delivery for seniors in Connecticut.  Prior to her work at Seabury, Stacy-Ann worked at Saint Francis Hospital Center for Health Equity and Community Health Services, where she partnered with the management team to improve patient experience, reduce barriers to health care and address the social determinants of health to improve the lives of Hartford residents. Before transitioning to the healthcare industry, Stacy-Ann was a Software Sales Executive.

Stacy-Ann lives in Hartford with her 7 year old daughter, Ashley. Together they like to travel, spend time with family and friends and make YouTube videos. Stacy-Ann is a volunteer and supporter of the American Heart Association and she was recently selected as a spokesperson for the 2019 “Real Women” Go Red For Women campaign.

SMC Highlighted in Western Massachusetts

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SMC Partners was recently highlighted on  Innovate413 is a multi-platform publication investigating and supporting the burgeoning innovation and entrepreneurship scene in western Massachusetts.

SMC Partners: Relationships Before Profit

When SMC Partners decided they wanted to work in Western MA, they didn’t sharpen their pencils and draw up business plans. Co-founder, Scott Cleary says they “decided to just be there and volunteer to help out, do some things in the community. Build trust.”…

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