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 Business Development
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.

Belle Gruber, Vice President of Implementation, Training and Consulting
Belle Gruber has been with Suncoast Solutions since April 2000. Belle came from a case management software company to oversee implementation of Solutions. She received her BSN from the University of San Francisco and her MBA from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and as nurse manager for more than 20 years, and has been involved in software training since 1991.

Donnette Threats, Vice President of Client Resources
Donnette Threats has more than 15 years of experience in end-of-life care as a clinician and national educator. Prior to working with Suncoast Solutions, Donnette held various positions at Suncoast Hospice, ending her career there as Coordinator/Trainer with the Suncoast Institute. Today, she leads a group of professionals who develop and maintain partner relationships with healthcare organizations across the nation that have implemented Suncoast Solutions software. She earned her bachelor's degree at St. Lawrence University and her master's from Teachers College at Columbia University. Donnette continues to use the wealth of experience she has gained to help other clinicians excel in meeting the needs of the patients and families they serve.

Alfred Kausel, Chief 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