Michael Sullivan, M.D.
Michael Sullivan, M.D. currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of HealthLINC. Prior to joining HealthLINC, Dr. Sullivan served as Associate Director of Health Sciences for Internet2, a nonprofit whose 350 members include leading universities, research institutes, and government agencies. Internet2 operates an advanced nationwide fiber-optic network operating at 100 Gigabits per second. Dr. Sullivan worked with biomedical researchers, health care organizations, and government agencies like NIH, CDC, NSF, DOE, and FCC to promote cyberinfrastructure support for advanced applications in the life sciences. Dr. Sullivan received his BA degree in biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University and his MD degree from the University of Kansas. He practiced emergency medicine for fifteen years and served as the CEO of an emergency physician group. He has 25 years experience in medical informatics as a medical software developer and health IT consultant. In recent years he has contributed to the creation of several health networks, including the Indiana Telehealth Network, the HealthLINC Health Information Exchange, and the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
Kathy Church, BSN, PMP
Kathy serves as the Director of Clinical Operations of HealthLINC. She provides leadership in daily activities and partners with Michael Melby, Chief Executive Officer, to focus on the greater medical community. Kathy assists in workflow redesign and adding/improving technology to assist HealthLINC’s clients in improving quality and safety of patient care while assuring privacy and security for patients.
Kathy has a wide array of nursing experience including inpatient care, from intensive care to Obstetrics, and outpatient care, from emergency department to academic residency. Until recently, Kathy blended her HealthLINC activities with the role of Ambulatory Project Manager for Bloomington Hospital, now Indiana University Health Bloomington. Under her leadership, the hospital launched the Provider Portal, which provides access to hospital data for physicians, other clinicians and staff. Kathy spent 10 years managing nursing support at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, a multi-discipline residency program, during the launch of an EHR system. Previously, Kathy provided nursing care and department management at Promptcare Physicians Clinic in Bloomington as the Quality Assurance Director and Staff Educator, and at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford, Indiana as the supervisor of Emergency Services.
Kathy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Evansville and a Project Management Certification from PMI. She enjoys travel and organic farming.
Candice Crandall serves as the Business Manager for HealthLINC. She is responsible for providing full administrative support to the Executive Director and team, maintenance of the HealthLINC website; development of local marketing and outreach materials, including skill enhancement Webinars, an annual Building a Community Health Information Exchange Conference; and management of multiple grants and budgets and document reporting.
Candice possesses an extensive background in administrative office support of senior level executives. Prior to working with HealthLINC, Candice spent 19-years as an administrative assistant at a prominent non-profit international education organization.
Perry Ellington serves as Technology Manager for HealthLINC. Beginning with a BS in Business and an AA in Computer Science, and adding to that over 20 years of Information Technology experience, Perry is our Technical go-to guy. He provides daily technical guidance as well as lots of behind the scenes tweaking and tuning to keep our work processes flowing smoothly.
Perry's level of experience is a great asset when it comes to developing new solutions for our Customers. Perry loves nothing better then a new challenge that needs a technical solution.
Fiona Taggart, MIS
Fiona Taggart services as Quality Improvement Advisor for HealthLINC. Fiona joined the HealthLINC team after her internship in May of 2013 as a meaningful use consultant. Since she began, her job has expanded to include monitoring and training on the Medication Management Program, and spearheading our participation in the GLPTN.
After finishing her undergraduate work in Spanish and anthropology at Whitman College, in Walla Walla,WA, she served for two years with AmeriCorps- a national program of volunteers helping communities in underprivileged areas. After her time with AmeriCorps, Fiona decided to pursue higher education, focusing on information science and medical informatics. She graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Library Science and Master of Information Science.
Fiona brings her research skills and recent education in systems analysis, evaluation of information systems, organizational informatics, and human computer interaction to HealthLINC. Fiona enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking and swimming in pristine frigidly cold alpine lakes…which she does once every 5 years.