Chuck Campbell, CEO
Chuck Campbell is a seasoned Health IT executive with over 38 years of leadership experience providing management and oversight of worldwide military and veteran’s healthcare information technology (IT) systems. He brings to Cogenz International a focus on strategic and tactical planning, the provision of timely and effective healthcare and business IT capabilities, seamless information sharing, and the integration of state-of-the-art commercial products into the business environment. As the CEO, Chuck has created a healthcare consulting and technology services firm founded specifically to solve difficult challenges facing today’s government and commercial healthcare enterprises. Chuck leverages his experience to provide business solutions, healthcare consulting, and enterprise transformation IT services based upon his deep understanding of the healthcare industry and extensive experience successfully managing large, multi-national technology programs.
Prior to forming Cogenz, Chuck was a C-level executive at two commercial health IT companies where he focused on business to business consulting, strategic planning, as well as tactical implementation strategies with a focus on the identification and elimination of inefficient processes and business practices. He also has extensive experience in the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs, to include roles as the Deputy CIO for Veterans Health Administration and as the CIO for Military Health. As the CIO, Chuck was responsible for a $2 billion health IT portfolio that included oversight and management of the largest and most complex health IT system in the world. That system was an integrated US and theater-based electronic health record system that in addition to hundreds of fixed medical facilities was also implemented on ships, aircraft, and multiple White House medical units. He was responsible for the planning, acquisition, operations and maintenance, integration and data sharing for over 100 interconnected applications used by more than 110,000 users worldwide.
Additionally, as a 30-year military service member, Chuck filled progressively complex and responsible positions in healthcare management and IT at the base, hospital, headquarters, Surgeon General’s Office levels, and culminated his military career as the MHS Deputy CIO/Acting CIO.
Chuck’s education includes a BS in Computer Science from Utica College of Syracuse University, a Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Minnesota.
John Dorman, COO
John Dorman has over 30 years of experience in the health and information technology industries. He brings senior management, corporate operations and in-depth solutions expertise to Cogenz International.
John has over 15 years’ experience working with government health information technology programs – most recently as CIO/CTO with Planned Systems International (PSI). As CIO he stood up a development and testing lab leveraging virtualization to reduce cost and speed up systems life cycles of software initiatives. John oversaw many government contracts in his role as PSI’s CTO where he provided hands-on management of vital government initiatives including implementation of the MHS Identity and Authentication Services (iAS), the stand-up of the Military Health System’s Development and Test Center (DTC) facility and the development of the Medically Non-Deployable and Line of Duty systems for the Army National Guard (ARNG). While at PSI he also served as Division Director overseeing the operations of all PSI’s Military Health System (MHS) contracts from 2002 – 2006.
Prior to PSI, John served as a Branch Chief with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). During this period he served as a technology expert to the government where he designed solutions and led efforts to develop natural language interfaces and expert systems for intelligent routing of State Department cables, develop metrological-satellite data models to predict Soviet crop production in support of U.S. markets and trade negotiations, manage agency web sites and develop automated workflow systems in support of business process re-engineering initiatives.
John’s early career included work as a programmer in standing up one of the first automated 911 centers in Baltimore County, MD (1982) and work as a consultant for Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Solutions Company (LEMSCO) where he supported a remote sensing lab for the USDA. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science, attained at the University of Maryland and George Washington University, respectively.
Dr. Roger Channing, CTO
As the Chief Technology Officer at Cogenz’s Dr. Roger Channing is responsible for bringing leading edge IT and emerging technologies quickly to market by implementing rapid technology insertion, IT integration, business enterprise solutions, knowledge management solutions and advanced learning strategies. Emerging technologies include cloud solutions, high density/green computing, micro/mobile and portable data center solutions. In addition, as Chief Technology Officer he provides the technical vision that guides Cogenz business strategy and enhances the organization’s competitive position. In this important role, he monitors new technologies and assesses their potential as possible new products and services, to ensure that they add value to the company. He closely assesses potential vendors from a technical viewpoint and develops strategic relationships with relevant industry leaders.
Roger has over 35 years of military and government experience that includes executive leadership, consulting, business transformation, teaching and IT management experience as an operations director for a large systems integrator. In addition, he has experience consulting for various organizations including the Office of the VP, OHS/DHS, FBI, Congress, PA State Universities, Joint Staff and various other federal agencies. Roger is a twenty-nine year veteran with command and staff experience as an Infantry Colonel. He is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Dr. Channing was an Associate Professor at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), and a Supervising Professor at the Industrial College (ICAF), National Defense University (NDU). Roger’s Doctorate is from Columbia University in Psychology, MA from Webster University, an MA and M.ED, Columbia University and a BS from Texas A&M University. He is a long time member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Fred Cecere, CMO
Dr. Fred Cecere is a physician with greater than 40 years of experience. His major interests include: Bio-defense planning, disease management, performance metrics, process redesign and outcomes measurement in both commercial and Federal healthcare settings.
Prior to joining Cogenz International, Dr. Cecere served as the Chief Medical Officer of Evolvent (2012-2013). During his tenure with Evolvent, and during his previous tenure as the Chief Medical Officer for Expertech Solutions, he was a major force in the development of the Air Force Medical System (AFMS) Futures Group and in the transformation of that group into the Federal Health Futures Group (FHFG). During his three years as a coordinator of the FHFG, he demonstrated his acumen as a Futurist and as a highly skilled facilitator. As the current Vice President and Executive Director of the Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation, he continues in a subject matter expert role to that organization. Until late 2008, Dr. Cecere was the Chief Medical Officer for Noblis (formerly Mitretek) a nationally prominent non-profit company working to improve healthcare performance in the Federal sector. Dr. Cecere has served as the President of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces for the last two years.
Dr. Cecere has a passion for improving the quality of health care and planning for the delivery of health care. Throughout his career he has blended his clinical acumen, his experience leading provider organizations and his knowledge of systems to make a difference. He has performed pioneering work in outcomes research, has led major process improvement projects within the National Quality Management Program of the Department of Defense, and has been instrumental in the design and early functional integration of both the National Capital Area Multi-Service Market and more recently the newly conceived Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
In 2001, Dr. Cecere founded CFR Enterprises as a company dedicated to supporting and promoting businesses and biotech firms that seek to advance the principals of responsible and high quality healthcare. During his 26-year military career he served as Special Staff Officer to the Surgeon General (TSG)/Commander U.S. Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM), the Deputy Surgeon General and the Assistant Surgeon General for Health Services, Financial Policy and Readiness Operations. Dr. Cecere assisted TSG in communicating his strategic vision to the Army Medical Department’s internal and external audiences.
Dr. Cecere received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University College of Liberal Arts and received a Doctorate of Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine.