Nancy Boyette is a partner at VL7 Solutions. Nancy has over 16 years of experience developing software solutions to meet her customers’ needs. Nancy began her career with Lucent Technologies as a Software Engineer. She developed and implemented a quality check and reporting system that was used nationwide in Lucent’s engineering facilities. In recognition for this application, Nancy received the Engineering Achievement Award in 2002.
Prior to joining VL7 Solutions, Nancy worked for Greenway Health, formerly Greenway Medical Technologies. Nancy began her career with Greenway in 2002 as a DBA. While at Greenway, Nancy helped develop several software products within the Greenway product base as well as developed several of the internal and deployment tools. Nancy most recently held the position of Senior Director, Product Development. In this role, she managed the Release Engineering teams across platforms. Nancy was instrumental in streamlining development, build and deployment processes for Greenway.
Nancy is familiar with many different software development methodologies and was part of the team that implemented Agile processes at Greenway. Nancy holds the CSM certification. Nancy does not believe there is one right methodology, instead believes you should pick the process that works for the project and environment.
Nancy resides in the West Georgia area with her husband of over 30 years. They have two grown children and two delightful granddaughters. She enjoys spending time with family and baking.
J.R. McGrath is a cofounder, partner, and software engineer at VL7 Solutions. J.R. was an Army Medic in his early years and went into software development soon after finishing his service in the military. He has 20 years of extensive experience in software design, development, implementation, and support. Incorporating his medical background and interface development, he most recently worked for Greenway Health, formerly Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., as a software development director.
J.R. started with Greenway in its early stages of design and development in 1999 and was instrumental in the development of its Practice Management system and in the design and development of the diagnostic device interface platform, as well as many user requested enhancements and custom applications.
Throughout his 15+ years with Greenway, J.R. dedicated himself to the customers, his fellow employees, and the Company’s growth. Through VL7 Solutions, J.R. plans to continue his dedication to the development of superior software solutions and ensure 100% customer satisfaction and support.
Derek Skinner is Cofounder, Partner and Software Architect at VL7 Solutions. Derek’s first software experience was with an Atlanta based law firm where he was a courier but also wrote programs to make the office staff’s jobs easier by automating office processes. From those beginnings more than 20 years ago, Derek has continued to design, architect, implement and support systems that make his customer’s lives easier.
Derek most recently worked for Greenway Health, LLC as Development Director and Architect. Starting at Greenway in 1999, Derek was able to grow several software products from vision to execution that included Electronic Health Records, Medical Accounts Receivables and related interfacing systems.
Derek has worked with many software development methodologies from Scrum, Agile to Waterfall and every flavor in between. Derek is comfortable with the style of development that suits his client’s needs.
Derek lives in Carrollton, GA with his wife Amy where they are raising six children: Nathan, Matthew, Charlie, John, Molly and Anna.
Susan Tice is a partner and consultant at VL7 Solutions. Throughout her 35 years in healthcare, Susan has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and dedicates herself to the success of her team and her customers.
Susan served as the Office Administrator for a multi-specialty medical clinic before beginning a career in Product Management and Customer Support. She has over 20 years of management experience overseeing all facets of medical practice management, practice expansion and several design build projects. She is a member of MGMA, AOA and served as President of the West Georgia Practice Managers organization where she was a member of the local PHO search committee for an EMR. This led to the opportunity to help build a better practice management and Electronic Health Record software system. In 1999, Susan joined Greenway Health, formerly Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (employee number 25) where she is an inventor named on two patents for Greenway (US7716072 and US8781853). Most recently she served as Director of Customer Support for Greenway where she helped grow the support team from 12 employees to greater than 100.
Susan is married with two grown children and 3 golden retrievers, as well as ‘grandpups’ Nash (a chocolate lab) and Bailey (a boxer/lab mix). Her husband Mike is an educator and Coach and they will celebrate their 33rd anniversary this year. She loves her pets, cooking, reading, travel, and is an avid sports fan.
Beth’s very first job landed her in the healthcare sector working with a behavioral health group. With a physician specializing in dementia in geriatric patients and other mental health illnesses and treatment, she fell in love with the patients and working in a physician office. She learned many things in that office, but was quickly drawn to the software side of the practice operations. Thankfully, she was blessed with a path of opportunities that allowed her to continue to develop her skills related to practice operations, software implementation, and software support as she moved to work for a hospital Management Services Organization (MSO) for about 4 years. When a small start-up medical software company looked for subject matter experts in the local area, she was asked to join that team. She joined that small start-up, Greenway Medical Technologies (now Greenway Health) and worked in the Product Management group for almost 15 years.
Since leaving Greenway, she has enjoyed using her experience and skills to help a variety of organizations through the VL7 Corporation. When not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, three children and their extended family. She is also enjoying over 20 years of work with the children’s choir at her church and finds fun in many different crafting activities.
In her own words…
“I’ve learned through the years that being a good listener is one of the most important skills in life and business; working with a broad range of personalities and skill sets is challenging, but highly rewarding and beneficial to one’s growth; organizing information and presenting the information to others in a logical manner with the right detail is crucial to success as a business analyst and product manager; and keeping an open mind and a solution-attitude is more than half the battle!
I look forward to working with you, learning from you and helping you meet your goals!”