Executive Profiles

Chris Lazzara

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Lazzara is the CEO of Bravado Health and serves on its board of directors.

Prior to joining Bravado Health, Chris was CEO for NRI until their merger with Clock Spring. He continues to serve as a board member of the Clockspring-NRI corporation, as well as Aquaco sustainable fisheries.

Chris built NRI from the ground up into the worldwide leader in Composite Repair Systems for infrastructure repair. He also played a key role in the development of strategic reseller relationships, consistently increasing market share year after year. Under his leadership, NRI was named Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2015.

Chris holds seven U.S. patents. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University.

John Bernot, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. John Bernot is Bravado Health's chief medical officer.

Dr. Bernot provides strategic clinical guidance for Bravado Health products and services ensuring that our vision aligns with the most critical needs of patients and the healthcare community in general. Dr. Bernot is also a practicing family medicine physician.

Prior to joining Bravado Health, Dr. Bernot was vice president of Quality Measurement Initiatives at the National Quality Forum (NQF). Dr. Bernot led NQF's Health Equity Program and health information technology initiatives as well as prioritized the company's measure portfolio. He was an active leader for the evaluation of measures for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Prior to NQF, Dr. Bernot served as vice president of Product Development and Information Technology for the Quality Indicator Project, a subsidiary of the Maryland Hospital Association.

Dr. Bernot earned a doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree from Duquesne University.

Gary Barton

Chief Software Architect

Gary Barton is Bravado Health's chief software architect.

Gary has over 30 years of professional software development experience. He joined Bravado Health from Citrix Systems where he spent 18 years designing and delivering mission critical application delivery systems used by most of the Fortune 500.

For the last six years at Citrix, Gary toiled almost exclusively on the Citrix XenMobile, a comprehensive enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform available in both customer deployed and cloud-delivered variants. Gary lead the five person investigational team that built the original iOS app SDK which became the basis of a new mobile app management system. Over the next five years, that small beginning grew into a complete EMM solution adding network gateway/VPN, mobile device management, and enterprise productivity apps for iOS, Android, and Windows, always with a keen focus on security. During this period, EMM product revenues experienced 100%+ year‑on‑year growth for four consecutive years. At the same time, the development team grew to over 250 engineers spanning four global sites. For the last two years, Gary was the architecture lead for the XenMobile product reporting to VP of Cloud Engineering. During that period, he shepherded the EMM product through two significant transitions. The first was a transition from on premise customer managed deployments to cloud-delivered SaaS solution deployed in AWS and Azure and managed by Citrix itself. The second was the engineering culture shift from quarterly deliveries to a short-cycle iterative development/deployment cycle with an evergreen operational focus.

Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Sherry Dillon, RN, CPHRM

Vice President of Product Management

Sherry Dillon is Bravado Health's vice president of product management.

Sherry has spent the last 15 years in quality, risk management, patient safety, VBP, case management, patient experience, nursing, and physician engagement. She has served at the local hospital level as the chief quality officer and at the healthcare system level in management (Triad Hospitals) where she drove quality performance and case management for a for-profit 53 hospital system.

Sherry has served on the solutions side of healthcare at Press Ganey Associates, Inc. in a variety of roles but mainly as the VP of Advisory Services and Client Engagement, developing top of the line service delivery models moving beyond “vendor” status to a true partnership with Press Ganey clients in driving performance. Utilizing her depth and breadth of experience in understanding client needs from hands on service delivery and her passion for continuous improvement of patient care, she assumed the role of VP of Product Management. In this role she provided the strategy, vision, and project management over the clinical quality side of Press Ganey offerings — Core measures (inpatient and outpatient), Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), Patient Safety Solutions, and Nursing Sensitive Measurement (NDNQI).

Sherry earned her degree in nursing from Rogers State University. She currently holds certification as a registered nurse.

Maggie Morris

Vice President of Product Innovation

Maggie Morris is Bravado Health’s vice president of Product Innovation.

Maggie is an accomplished and experienced healthcare professional with a unique blend of advanced clinical and technical experience. Her educational background includes nursing and computer science, and more recently, post-graduate work in information technology. She has served the healthcare industry since 1993 in roles ranging from intensive care unit registered nurse (ICU RN), clinical business analyst, healthcare product manager, and software architect.

Maggie started her career as an RN in the ICU and emergency department. She practiced in various hospitals from Kentucky to California. She also completed advanced coursework in computer science, developing and implementing a complex scheduling system while at Computer Sciences Corporation. Combining her clinical and technical skills, she defined the new role of the senior systems analyst advisor at McKesson Provider Solutions.

Maggie joined Bravado Health from Press Ganey Associates in 2018, where she worked as a senior product manager to lead cross-functional teams in the development of products supporting Patient Safety, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), and Patient Flow Consulting Analytics. Maggie led the clinical analytics team for patient flow, defining innovative solutions for optimizing patient placement in downstream units through implementation of advanced algorithms based on the science of operations research. She worked closely with the Press Ganey consulting team and onsite clinical experts to perform advanced queuing analysis to identify solutions for improved patient flow through the emergency department.

Maggie has published and presented at numerous national conferences, most recently co-presenting a locational analytics research study with Kaiser Permanente at the GIS National Health Conference. This collaboration from Press Ganey and Kaiser Permanente provided an overview as well as a more detailed provider view of the impact of proximity on performance scores.

Jon Miragliotta

Vice President of Client Engagement

Jon Miragliotta is Bravado Health's vice president of Client Engagement.

Jon brings over 20 years of sales and sales management experience, with over nine years in the healthcare and software fields. He has been recognized with numerous awards and achievements in sales, sales management, and customer satisfaction with such prestigious companies as The Southwestern Company, Pfizer, Pulte, and Crossmatch Technologies.

Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, where he studied Operational Management, Technical Sales, and Product Support.

Shane Andreasen

Director of Marketing

Shane Andreasen is Bravado Health's director of marketing.

Shane is a multi-disciplinary marketer with experience at distinguished companies such as Condé Nast, BermanBraun, and Florida Power & Light Company. His unique approach to planning and research fosters new ideas and innovative marketing solutions.

Shane serves as Art Director for Project Paradise, a charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged children locally and abroad.

Shane earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami.

Advisory Board

Leslie Wainwright, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer, AVIA

Leslie is passionate about entrepreneurship, healthcare and innovation with her career spanning the disciplines of academic research, pharma/biotechnology and healthcare delivery. Leslie is a frequent speaker and facilitator on the future of healthcare, enabling technologies, disruptive innovation, growth strategies and emerging business models.

Professionally, she has been a founding executive of multiple cutting-edge healthcare startup companies. At AVIA, a healthcare-focused innovation accelerator, she currently functions as their Chief Strategy Officer. The company works at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship to help healthcare providers transform the services they deliver. In addition to AVIA, Leslie is a strategy designer with Business Models Inc. — a global consultancy that helps organizations better define their current business models and craft new ones to either keep pace or grow.

Prior to AVIA, Leslie served as a Senior Vice President for Sg2, a healthcare intelligence and consulting company. Importantly, she spent several years specifically addressing innovation and how complex organizations build their own sustainable innovation competencies.

Leslie’s scientific background is in infectious microbiology. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology at Northwestern University and she completed her postdoctoral research training at the University of Maryland’s Center for Vaccine Development.

Leslie serves on the faculty of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Leslie also serves on the Women’s Board of the Field Museum and is intensely involved in their Women in Science fund-raising and program development.

T. Al West, MD, MPH

Trauma Surgeon, EmCare Acute Care Surgery

Dr. West is an accomplished trauma surgeon. Dr. West has practiced in Texas at Medical Center of Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, Medical Center of Lewisville, Medical Center Hospital, Del Sol Medical Center, and Las Palmas Medical Center; and in New Hampshire at Portsmouth Regional Medical Center.

Dr. West currently practices surgery for EmCare Acute Care Surgery. Prior to joining EmCare, Dr. West was chief medical officer for Acute Surgical Care Specialists. Earlier in his career, he served as medical director for Trauma Services Medical Center of Plano; as chief of surgery for Medical Center of Plano; and as assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. West also operated a private general surgery practice for several years during his career.

Dr. West holds numerous certifications, including those with the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, Florida Board of Medicine, Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, New Hampshire Board of Medicine, American Board of Surgery, ABS Added Qualification in Critical Care, and ATLS Course Instructor.

Dr. West holds a fellowship with the American College of Surgeons Texas Medical Association. He is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Parkland Surgical Society, and Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society.

Dr. West has an abundance of publications, abstracts and presentations to his name.

Robert O. Baratta, MD

CEO, Ascent Surgical Partners

Dr. Baratta currently holds several positions. Dr. Baratta is actively serving as chief executive officer of Ascent Surgical Partners; as chairman and CEO of MedAmerica HealthCare Suppliers, LLC; as CEO of 3D Custom Collagen, Inc.; and as medical director for the Visiting Physicians of the Treasure Coast.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Baratta served the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Ophthalmology; as vice chairman and vice president of business development for Regenicin; as CEO and vice chairman for Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.; as Chairman of FPIC Insurance Group; and as director of Florida Physicians Insurance Company.

Dr. Baratta also operated a private practice for 28 years. During that time, he was also a business entrepreneur, owning and operating multiple businesses — ranging from a Hatteras Dealership to an Aaron's Rent to Own franchise.

Dr. Baratta received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed an ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

Jeff Holland

Former CEO, Hospital Corporation of America

Mr. Holland's most recent position was with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), where he worked for 16 years, most recently as CEO. Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Holland was CEO and regional vice president for National Medical Enterprises in New Orleans. Earlier in his career, he started working for Humana; and he eventually served in his first CEO position at age 30.

Mr. Holland holds a fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has also served as president of the VCU alumni association.

Mr. Holland and his wife Vicki are empty nesters with family in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Mr. Holland actively serves on several charitable boards. He also enjoys travelling and investing in real estate.

Mr. Holland graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia. He then moved to the Hospital Administration program at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with an M.H.A.

Shane Foreman

Founder and CEO, 3d Health

Mr. Foreman is the founder & CEO of 3d Health. He is a noted healthcare entrepreneur, author and speaker. Mr. Foreman works with hospitals and health systems to get strategic decisions right — from physicians, to partnerships, locations, access and opportunities. He applies his 25 years of professional expertise and experience to work with clients to define high impact strategies, relationships and business structures.

Mr. Foreman is also co-founder of the Healthcare Valuation Group. Earlier in his career, he served as chief financial officer for CHRISTUS Health; as vice president of business development for PhyServ; as regional director for Columbia (now HCA); and as director of Navigant Consulting in Chicago.

Mr. Foreman has a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana College and an MSA in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.