ESD’s management team is a culmination of experience from the front lines of clinical care and healthcare IT management. We are C-level executives, RNs, software specialists and more – and support a corporate culture and organic approach to HIT that has translated to successful implementations, knowledge transfers and other HIT workflow projects for organizations nationwide.
ESD was established in 1990 as a solo operation, with Mr. Torti as a consultant in the healthcare industry. As the business grew, Joe slowly added on additional consultants with extensive IT and healthcare experience, and over the past five years, the company has added 30 corporate employees and thousands of clinical IT consultants.
Under Mr. Torti’s leadership, ESD is active member in a variety of healthcare organizations including College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), KLAS Enterprises, and is a Platinum sponsor of HIStalk.
Mr. Torti received a Bachelor of Science in both Business Administration and Accounting, as well as an MBA from The University of Toledo.
Before coming to ESD, Ms. Kennelly gained extensive expertise in healthcare HR management through more than a decade of service, including tenure as Director of Human Resources at the prominent Toledo Clinic. She also brings a unique perspective from more than five years on the front lines of HR and operations as owner and operator of a successful healthcare wellness business.
Ms. Kennelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Before joining ESD, David’s prior experience provided leadership in healthcare administration for over 33 years in five large, complex provider organizations serving in financial, operational, and information technology roles. While as a CIO, Mr. Tucker was a charter member of CHIME and served on the Board of Directors from 1993 – 1996 when the CHIME Foundation was formed. He was among the first CHIME CIO members to be selected as a Fellow. David has been a member of HIMSS since 1987 and the ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) for most of his healthcare career.
Mr. Tucker received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State, an MBA from Duquesne University and an MHA from Florida International University.
Leading up to ESD, Mrs. Begeman was an Account Executive at a prominent Midwest business development firm where she managed as many as eight separate campaigns simultaneously. Before that she spent several years in a sales role for a national distributor of electrical hardware and supplies. Mrs. Begeman obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.
Before coming to ESD, Mrs. Mortemore was an account executive at a corporate consulting firm, where she was responsible for selecting, recruiting and training employees to serve international firms. Prior to that, she worked in recruitment and sales for multiple technology firms.
Mrs. Mortemore earned dual Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Business Management from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio.
With 20+ years of experience managing a wide variety of industries, her knowledge of financial management lends well to the advisory aspects of the firm’s well-being.
She attained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Before joining ESD leadership, Mr. Krego gained more than a decade of intensive HIT experience as Database and Systems Administrator for a leading private healthcare firm. He also brings certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, providing valuable insight and confidence to each project he works on.
Mr. Alexander’s background includes leadership in Integrated and Regression testing initiatives at organizations across the country. Prior to working in testing roles, his experience included 13 years of implementation support including system design and build, report writing, end-user training and go-live support. His well-rounded experience ensures that testing plans are thoroughly prepared and that all aspects of the implementation are carefully considered. This allows for a successful transition to a new or upgraded HIT platform.