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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brent Peiffer has joined SMC as a Business Analyst. He lives in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science. He enjoys competitive sailing and running.
Julian Cook recently joined us as a Technical Analyst. He is a self-taught programmer who started by making video games at the age of 13. Since then, he has had a fascination with programming and technology. Julian worked as a waiter for the Marco Polo restaurant in East Hartford for 5 years until they closed their doors. While working at Marco, he took various online courses on web development and various frameworks that have helped him grow as a developer.
Sarah Geller joins SMC as a Business Analyst. She graduated from Lafayette College with honors in Anthropology/ Sociology and a minor in Economics. While in college, Sarah was in a women’s a cappella group, ran a college preparation course at a local high school, and was a member of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta. She is originally from Madison, CT but has recently relocated to West Hartford. She most enjoys spending time with friends and family.