Meet the Company

Since 2011, researchers have turned to Pulse Infoframe because our software solution, healthieTM, enables insights that move beyond knowing what happens based on volume to understanding why it happens. This data is used in clinical trials to provide deeper insight into why certain outcomes occur in certain patients. Findings have been presented at major international scientific meetings and published in peer reviewed journals.

Our team blends award-winning expertise and distinguished service across the healthcare and technology sectors. We have a wealth of experience which results in tremendous value for our clients. We understand healthcare. We understand technology. Our customers are always our prime concern.

Senior Team
Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar
CEO and Founder
Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar
CEO and Founder
Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar is the founder and chief executive officer of Pulse Infoframe. Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar is a pharmacist, epidemiologist and methodologist with over 25 years of experience in clinical trials, health analytics, clinical disease outcomes, and registries. Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar was awarded a career scientist award in 2006 from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and through her work founded the first knowledge translation health informatics lab in North America. She is a founding member of the special interest group in medical adherence at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and outcomes measurement. Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar has received over $10 million in peer-reviewed funding and actively continues her professional interests in enabling technologies for better provider workflow and patient engagement. She holds a Ph.D. in research methodology and health economics from McMaster University.
Roger Witteveen
Chief Financial Officer
Roger Witteveen
Chief Financial Officer

Roger has over 25 years of experience in finance and technology building and leading high performing global teams and projects. He held senior executive positions at BlackBerry with global responsibility for finance operations leading projects to structure global operations work in closely with operations and legal teams in an efficient manner driving significant business value. He is a CPA who holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo and is a past advisory board member and mentor at the University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance and has served on the CPA Canadian Industry Tax Committee advising on tax policy and regulatory processes with government agencies.

Roger leads Pulse Infoframe's global operations and finance functions from the company's headquarters in London, Ontario. He has led projects to implement operations, finance, legal and data sharing agreements for global deployments of Pulse Infoframe's registries in North America, Europe and Australia.

Doug Bachelor
Chief Technology Officer
Doug Bachelor
Chief Technology Officer

Doug brings a wealth of experience to Pulse Infoframe, with over 14 years in healthcare and over 25 years building world class software platforms in the roles of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect. Prior to joining Pulse Infoframe, he was the CTO for Cure Forward, delivering a sophisticated technology-enabled service platform to holistically acquire stage 3 and 4 cancer patients, build rich clinical and genomic profiles, and match them to evolving clinical trials in precision medicine, amino therapies, and immunotherapies.

Previously, he was the CTO and Chief Information Officer for ikasystems and evolving their core administrative SaaS offering for health plans. Prior to this he was the CIO for Pneuron and delivered a next-generation advanced analytics and distributed processing. Doug has worked within large health systems globally establishing best practice on curation and use of data. These efforts included dealing with millions of records in claims data, health system data as well as publicly available population health data.

Paul Ferraiolo
Chief Innovation Officer
Paul Ferraiolo
Chief Innovation Officer
Paul brings over 30 years' experience. Previously, Paul was also a senior member of the technology team at Concerto Health and was the chief architect of the Oracle Cancer Research Cloud initiative. Prior to that, Paul was the chief technology officer at N-of-One, an industry leader in delivering high quality clinical content to molecular diagnostic labs and large healthcare provider groups and was a Chief Technology member at Proteome. Earlier, Paul was the director of informatics in the Broad Institute's Chemical Biology Program where he held a joint appointment at both Harvard and MIT.
Paul Beechey
Director of Sales—Canada
Paul Beechey
Director of Sales—Canada
Mr. Paul Beechey leads the Canadian sales and marketing operations from the company's headquarters in London, Ontario. Mr. Beechey has over 25 years of record achievement and success driving growth in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry. Paul's experience spans across both early stage and multi-national companies. His expertise in developing markets for new products and new indications resulted in achieving measurable success with increased market share. Over the years, he has established strong relationships with healthcare professionals and business partners throughout North America. His passion drives his success and this is predicated on improving the treatment outcomes for patients. Mr. Beechey holds a business degree from Western University in London, Ontario. He is an active member of the community, and he was the Chair for the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life. He is currently the co-chair for the City of London's Town & Gown Committee and a Director with the London Neighborhood Community Association Inc. (est. 1995). He is an avid athlete and enjoys traveling.
Joseph Ternullo
Business Development
Joseph Ternullo
Business Development
Joseph is responsible for Business Development in North America for Pulse Infoframe. In addition to his role with Pulse Infoframe, he is the President of The Society for Participatory Medicine, senior advisor to Massachusetts Health Quality Partners and the Consulate General of Canada Boston office. Previously, Joseph served as associate director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health. He founded the Connected Health Symposium, a prominent two-day international annual event and co-founded Continua Health Alliance, a standards and interoperability organization now associated with HIMSS. He has sat on several boards and on HHS's American Health Information Community Chronic Care Workgroup and a US Commerce Department International Trade Advisory Committee. An attorney and certified public accountant, he holds degrees from Boston College, Bentley University, Boston University School of Law, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Chris Craddock
Chief Development Officer
Chris Craddock
Chief Development Officer
Chris Craddock brings more than 30 years of experience in senior engineering and operations roles in the software development and infrastructure management software industry. Chris is laser focused on building secure, scalable and sustainable systems. In CTO and Chief/Principal architecture roles at Splunk, Oracle, PwC, Intuit, Salesforce, HP, CA and BMC software, Chris was responsible for architecture and product development for public cloud and enterprise datacenter customers. Working in partnership with several other current Pulse Infoframe leaders, he was head of engineering and operations for the Oracle Cancer Research Cloud initiative which sought to provide a cloud-scale platform supporting the information needs of cancer patients, clinicians, researchers, as well as the evidence basis for payers and Pharma. He has extensive experience with the multidimensional complexities of rare and orphan diseases. He is based in Houston.
Board of Advisors
Al Nugent
Technical Advisor
Al Nugent
Technical Advisor

Al Nugent is a technology industry veteran who has held senior technology and operating roles at Oracle, Acquia, CA, Novell, Xerox and HP. Al is a Board Advisor to Pulse Infoframe and contributes in a senior management role in Technical operations. He is also currently on the Board of Lavoro Technologies, a Houston-based company building a cloud enabled platform designed to automate remote well sites and has served as an independent member of the Board of Directors for Telogis and Adaptive Computing and as an advisor to several early/mid stage technology and healthcare startups. He co-authored Big Data for Dummies and was the lead technical editor for Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics.

Elia Stupka
Life Sciences Advisor
Elia Stupka
Life Sciences Advisor

Dr. Elia Stupka is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Life Sciences business unit at Health Catalyst and a technical advisor at Pulse Infoframe. He is a visionary leader in digital health with a passion for innovation in health and life sciences and 20 years of experience across industry, academic and clinical settings. In his role leading data science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world's leading cancer organizations, Dr. Stupka brought together research, clinical and operational data to improve patient outcomes and the discovery of new treatments. He started his career as a member of the first team that annotated the human genome in Cambridge, U.K., in 1999-2001. He then worked with Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner to build the first genome research group in Singapore. Subsequently, Stupka worked at several key European research organizations such as the Telethon Institute of Genetics in Naples, Italy and University College London. He then co-directed a genomics research center at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, where he contributed to the successful development and completion of the first commercially viable gene therapy clinical trials in Europe. He worked several years at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, where he headed computational biology and genomics.

He has published 100+ peer reviewed articles and been cited 35,000+ times across the fields of drug development, data science, and ethics. His work has contributed to the understanding of the human genome and transcriptome, the diagnosis of rare disease patients, the development of gene therapy and novel drugs on the market and the development of ethics frameworks pertaining to the fast-changing world of big data in health and biology.

Chuck Polin
Advisor & Coach
Chuck Polin
Advisor & Coach

Chuck Polin was formally the CEO of The Training Resource Group, a Sandler Training Franchise in Philadelphia PA, a worldwide provider of coaching in consultative sales, leadership and management training programs. He customized a client development process specifically for attorneys, engineers, architects, and accountants and developed a training program that focused on generating new files, cross selling in the firm, targeting new clients, and building a strong referral system. The program was developed to teach professionals how to work smart, and increase business by focusing just 2-3 hours per week on business development. Mr. Polin, along with his son Evan, co-authored the book Selling Professional Services the Sandler Way, Nobody Ever Told Me I’d Have to Sell. The book focuses on teaching professionals business development skills and is currently available on Amazon.

Before opening his Sandler Franchise, Chuck began his career in the pharmaceutical field and then moved into the women’s apparel industry in New York City and continued in that field for 20 years. He has managed sales forces, directed marketing campaigns, and was President of a Fortune 500 company division. Chuck retired from the franchise this past winter and is currently consulting and coaching.

Jay Pieper
Finance Advisor
Jay Pieper
Finance Advisor

Currently, Jay B. Pieper is a principal in Atria Global Health Advisory Services. His primary work has been advising on Governance, System Development and Strategy for organizations ranging from single entities to National healthcare systems.

Mr. Pieper retired in 2011 as President of Partners International Services and as Vice President for Corporate Development and Treasury Affairs of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. He previously held positions as:

  • SVP & CFO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  • Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of Midland Glass Company in Cliffwood, NJ
  • Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer at Pabst Brewing Company in Milwaukee

He has also served a director of number of companies. He is currently a director of WorldCare, Ltd, the Bain Institute for Clinical Research, and Franciscan Children’s.

Mr. Pieper earned a BA from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Clinical
Nina Liu
Director of Clinical Product Management
Nina Liu
Director of Clinical Product Management
Nina has more than 15 years of experience in product management, product marketing and business operations within fast-paced healthcare technology companies. Before joining our team, Nina was the Director of Product Management at Wolters Kluwer Health, where she managed the Integrated Data and Analytics product portfolio for the Clinical Effectiveness (CE) business unit of Wolters Kluwer Health. Her responsibilities included working collaboratively with customers to ensure that the solutions delivered are meeting customer needs, are prioritised appropriately, are launched effectively, provide appropriate return on investment and support the strategic direction and roadmap based on customer's strategic goals and initiatives. Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Nina has held other product positions with healthcare and technology companies including Mathworks, QualityMetrics (Optum) and Blackstone Computing. Nina has worked with large health systems, defining requirements for supporting various data platforms, mapping standards and data outputs designed to help meet the demanding requirements of healthcare businesses.
Dr. Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman
Senior Research Associate

A Medical graduate (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and epidemiologist (MSc in Epidemiology from The University of Western Ontario, Canada) with over 20 years of progressive experience working in clinical research, longitudinal cohort studies, public health and bio-specimen research (laboratory setting).

He has a wide range of expertise, from protocol development to manuscript writing, in maintaining data integrity and accuracy, in developing data dictionaries, in performing chart reviews and in assigning appropriate internationally standardised codes (Ex. ICD-10). He has extensive working knowledge of medical terminology and disease pathophysiology and is an expert in assigning mortality and morbidity outcomes from case scenarios (e.g. verbal autopsy).

He served as Senior Scientific Officer at U Chicago Research Bangladesh, a research affiliate of The University of Chicago, operating NIH-funded research studies in Bangladesh. During his research career, he has co-authored more than 30 research articles published in peer-reviewed journals including: The Lancet, Nature Communications, BMJ, BMC, IJE, EHP, PLos One, Aging, Journal of Medical Genetics, Cancer, European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. C. Elizabeth McCarron
Health Economist
Dr. C. Elizabeth McCarron
Health Economist

Dr. C. Elizabeth McCarron is a Scientist/Health Economist at Pulse Infoframe. Dr. McCarron's work at Pulse Infoframe revolves around the use of real-world data for informing health care decision making with a specific focus on the use of data from and development of patient level registries. Dr. McCarron received training in economics, epidemiology, and statistics and she uses her multidisciplinary background to develop innovative methodological approaches to translating data into evidence for health care decision making, with a particular emphasis on Bayesian methods. Dr. McCarron holds a Ph.D. in health research methodology with a specialisation in health economics from McMaster University and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the Ivey Business School at Western University where she was engaged in research involving the analysis of administrative health data. Prior to joining Pulse Infoframe Dr. McCarron worked at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) where she co-authored the most recent edition of the health economic guidelines, co-authoring Canadian health economic guidelines, analysing administrative and registry data and synthesising data sources by working with observational and experimental data sources and applying analytic methods for combining data from different sources.

Haley McConkey
Clinical Research Associate
Haley McConkey
Clinical Research Associate
Haley received her undergraduate degree in clinical biochemistry and graduate degree in biochemistry and developmental biology from the University of Western University. Her research in her graduate degree focused on developing a novel research model to investigate how epigenetic regulation in astrocytes in the brain contribute to both normal cognition and intellectual disability. Haley successfully defended her Master's thesis and began working as a Research Associate at the Children's Health Research Institute shortly after. Her research focused on the role of astrocytes in brain pathologies such as glioma formation and developmental delay. Haley also volunteers with the organisation Let's Talk Science to engage youth in the community in science education. She currently volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society Research Information Outreach Team to translate local cancer research to the public and provide unique events that bring together researchers and the community. Haley's interests lie in furthering cancer research through collaboration at multiple sites aimed at improving patient quality of life and outcomes.
Operations
Sarah Kin
Director of Operations
Sarah Kin
Director of Operations
Sarah leads Pulse Infoframe's client implementation delivery, platform support, and standards and policies oversight activities. With over a decade of professional service, Sarah brings extensive expertise to Pulse Infoframe's expanding client base and suite of platform services. Previously, Sarah served as the General Manager of Occupational Safety Group, the largest private health and safety training company in Ontario, Canada. Sarah hold degrees in Math & Science and Business Administration.
Brian Davis
Program Manager
Brian Davis
Program Manager
Brian holds a Biochemistry PhD and has held numerous executive positions including Director of Database Development at Proteome, Inc. where he led a group of over 200 PhD scientists and software developers in curating structured and unstructured information, and as Director of Government contracts for 3rd Millennium, Inc. where he led a group of cancer center researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in developing semantic and syntactic standards to be used among the NCI cancer centers in an attempt to achieve semantic and syntactic interoperability within the context of the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) project.
Umit Kaya
Product Manager
Umit Kaya
Product Manager

Umit has been technology team leader with over 17 years of experience, focusing on conceptualizing business needs and translating them into viable technical solutions. After working for the University of Colorado Health Science Center as technology solution manager and Kaiser Permanente as a senior project manager, he started his own technology consulting company. His strengths include successful analysis and problem-solving expertise with proven product and project management experience.

He holds a BS in Engineering, an MS in Computer Science; he is certified in PMP, CPHIMS, ITIL, and Agile-Scrum Master. He is a graduate of two professional programs: Harvard University School of Public Health Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care Program and Colorado Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership’s Advanced Leadership Training Program, where he has been serving as a board member.

Technical
Kevin Eaves
Chief Software Architect
Kevin Eaves
Chief Software Architect
As Chief Software Architect, Kevin is responsible for the software and database architecture and best practices as well as leading the development team in London, Canada. Kevin joins us after 15 years at CarProof Inc. As Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Eaves was responsible for the network/systems infrastructure at CarProof as well as the development of CarProof's software and products. During his time there he was included in the inaugural 40 under 40 awards for leading executives in the automotive industry in Canada as well as being voted into a lifetime position with the United Nations sponsored World Summit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before CarProof Kevin previously spent nine years with iCONECT, LLC as director of product development where he led the database and programming teams developing software used by Fortune 500 and U.S. government agencies.
Reagan Thorne
Senior Web Software Developer
Reagan Thorne
Senior Web Software Developer
Reagan Thorne has worked in the web and software design & development field for 17 years. Specializing in Web and UX/UI design, Reagan has worked within the medical, automotive, and litigation technology fields throughout his IT career.
Matthew Pelletier
Software Developer
Matthew Pelletier
Software Developer
Jason Burton
Software Developer
Jason Burton
Software Developer
Pulse Infoframe also maintains relationships with multiple development partners that specialize in the delivery of high-end healthcare and life science solutions. These relationships allow Pulse Infoframe to scale rapidly for any size project.
Data Scientists
Beth Locke
Data Engineer
Beth Locke
Data Engineer
Beth is a Graduate of Computer Science, Bioinformatics at the University of Western Ontario. During graduate work, she was a University Instructor in software engineering, computer organisation and architecture, and algorithms. Beth has research experience in population, cancer and human health genomics, including preparatory research for clinical trial along with experience in developing novel algorithms, creating visualisations, performing analysis for next-generation sequencing data, microarray data, epigenetics (DNA methylation) and copy number variants. Beth is a NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship recipient and a published author in the journals Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics.
Linda Liu
Data Scientist
Linda Liu
Data Scientist
Linda Liu is a recent graduate of the Microbiology and Immunology department at The University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine and holds a post-graduate diploma from the Computer Science department. Her interdisciplinary background offers her the necessary perspective of clinical and basic medical sciences necessary for performing appropriate and contextualised analysis on health data. She is experienced with multiple toolsets for data wrangling, statistical analysis and data visualisation such as frameworks in R or Python, and traditional statistical software like SPSS. A non-comprehensive list of research topics she has engaged with include analysis of next-generation sequencing data, microbial whole-genome sequencing, and pattern-detection in healthcare data.