Leadership

Jay Hill, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Leonard Nagel, SVP of Technology & Services
Leonard Nagel has a MBA in management information systems and a BS in economics. He has numerous technical certifications, including ones in Microsoft, Unix, Network, ITIL and Agile development, coupled with extensive experience in a variety of other technologies. He is also a member of TEC, HDI, SCRUM, HIMMS and MSHUG committees and has been supporting hospice organizations with their information system needs since 1994. Leonard believes that it matters that we as a company and individually play a key role in the lives of so many.

Sue Farrington, Vice President of Strategic Projects
Sue Farrington holds an MBA from Nova University, as well as degrees in accounting and interdisciplinary social sciences. She has been involved in home-based health care operations since 1974 and has been developing or implementing software since 1983. Prior to joining Suncoast Solutions, she was CFO of a large home care and hospice organization. While working with a division of an integrated health care delivery system, she led a re-engineering team through a design and implementation process that resulted in a 21% improvement to the bottom line. Sue believes that providing quality patient care is the core value to lead organizations to financial success.

Karla Baureis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Karla Baureis brings expert knowledge of the care at home industry and has served as Director of Business Development for both Treasure Coast Hospice and LifePath Hospice in Florida, where her business development strategies proved successful in dramatically increasing admissions. Programs included a direct admit program for skilled nursing facilities that resulted in a nine percent admission increase, a dual diagnosis program for skilled nursing facilities, a tuck-in and dining assistance program for assisted living facilities and an extubation program to support patients on ventilators in short-term acute care hospitals.  Her industry knowledge is an asset to those she works with that are looking for technology solutions.

Anita Russell, Vice President of Consulting
Anita Russell leads our extremely experienced team of clinical and billing consultants, assuring new and existing clients remain up-to-date on Solutions software as the industry changes around them.  The patient and family experience is what drives Anita as she and her team work with hospice and home health practitioners.  She earned her undergraduate degree at The George Washington University and her graduate degree at the University of South Florida.  Since 1986, Anita has held both operations and sales leadership positions throughout the healthcare continuum – home health, skilled nursing, short term acute care, long term acute care and hospice.  As hospices and home health agencies look to become relevant partners in accountable care organizations, her broad view of healthcare is an asset to Suncoast Solutions as it evolves to meet the growing needs of clients.

Alfred Kausel, Solutions Architect
Alfred Kausel is responsible for the development and architecture of the Solutions Enterprise Application, a position that he has performed for more than eight years. As a veteran of application software development, he had been responsible for the architecture, design and management of various projects worldwide since 1973. Prior to joining Suncoast Solutions, he was vice president of development for a company with a world-wide network of resellers. The product was multi-lingual with localized rules by country and is still in use by many corporations. He holds a B.Sc. from Concordia University.

Suncoast Solutions Board of Directors

  • Chris Anderson
  • Pat Barmore
  • Michael Gaines
  • Guy Hancock
  • Scott Kistler
  • Betty Oldanie
  • Rafael Sciullo