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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.

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!

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 Welcomes Kiah McAndrew-Davis!

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Kiah McAndrew-Davis joins SMC Partners as a Consultant after working in the public and private sector of healthcare. Most recently, she was Program Director for a Centers for Disease Control initiative in Western MA, where she facilitated e-referral build between clinical and community sites, allowing providers to directly refer patients to additional community resources and increasing engagement of non-physician team members (nurses, pharmacists, community health workers) in the chronic disease management referral process. Prior to the CDC, Kiah was the Program Design Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where she partnered with information technology, client services, operations, and marketing to assess and prioritize product needs in the market, and managed the product lifecycle for all Prevention and Wellness products available to over 1.5 million members. Kiah started her career at BCBSMA as a Wellness Consultant, where she planned, implemented, and evaluated population health programs for over 100 accounts.


Kiah holds an MS from Springfield College and a BA from Wesleyan University, and has been transplanted in New England from North Carolina since ’06. You can find her tinkering around her “new” 1920’s home in Easthampton, MA or on the basketball court with her husband.

SMC Welcomes Charlotte Briggs!

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Charlotte Briggs joins SMC as a Senior Consultant after 15 years of leading large scale program implementation and change initiatives in higher education, including a course redesign and iPad initiative at Bay Path University, a transformational restructuring of the dental program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and creation of a community college teaching and learning graduate certificate program at Loyola University Chicago. Her move to SMC reflects her long term interests in technology and public health, and never ending curiosity about what other people do and how she can help them do it better. In her spare time, Charlotte likes to garden, cook and hike, and admits to having a small side hustle running her own tamale stand in Easthampton, MA.

Welcome Andrew Elash!

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Andrew Elash joined SMC after five years working in the Connecticut General Assembly, during which time he managed multiple state legislative election campaigns. He most recently served as legislative aide to state Senator Mae Flexer, 29th District. Previously he worked as legislative coordinator for Sullivan & LeShane, Inc., a Hartford lobbying firm. Andrew graduated from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and resides in Hartford.