Board of Directors

Board of Directors

John J. O'Connor (Chairman)

John joined the board in April of 2007 and was elected Chairman and special adviser at that time. He was previously a Vice Chairman at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he had responsibility for their lines of service, marketing and operations. He spent 33 years at PwC and had previously served as the head of the US audit practice and managing partner of the Boston office. He led the development of PwC's Health Industries practice, a leading provider of services to the healthcare industry. He serves on the board of Aspect Medical Solutions and is a Trustee at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

John Murphy

John Murphy is a partner in Clarence Ventures, an early stage fund focused on start-up technology companies. In this role, he has been actively involved in launching seven new companies. John is an accountant and financial manager by training and experience. Immediately prior to his involvement with Clarence, he was a senior executive and member of the Board of Directors of Software 2000, Inc. (Infinium Software), now a part of SSA Global. John held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Sales Operations and Managing Director of an independent business unit. Prior to Software 2000, he spent fifteen years in healthcare administration and financial management. John has an undergraduate degree from Babson College and a Masters degree from Western New England College, both in Business Administration. He has taught courses in healthcare and financial management at the graduate level at Lesley College and Western New England College. He currently sits on the boards of five private companies and several charitable organizations.

Donald Emery

Donald Emery was an executive at Software 2000/Infinium. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Board and early investor in the company. Sandwiched around a ten year career on Wall Street as an investment banker, the majority of his professional career has been spent as an entrepreneur. Don is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and his forte is corporate finance and business strategy. He has been an entrepreneur and private investor in startups for more than thirty years, beginning with the startup of importer-retailer Pier One Imports, a New York Stock Exchange Company.

John Gomez

John Gomez has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years with half of that time devoted to emerging, successful companies in the Health IT sphere. His career is marked with extensive commercial software product design and development experience - including developing a B2B App-Store for Healthcare. In 2010, HIStalk called John "the Steve Jobs of Healthcare Information Technology." After working as Senior Technologist/Architect for Microsoft for over ten years, John went on to become the CTO for WebMD. From there, John became the CTO and later President of AllScripts/Eclipsys for many years where he successfully led $1.4 billion international product portfolio for that leading healthcare company. Currently, John is CEO of JGO Labs, LLC, a software development firm that focuses on the development of gaming and analytic products that rely heavily on artificial intelligence and advanced computing.

Kathy Rowell

Kathy Rowell is the Founder and Principal of Katherine S. Rowell & Associates, LLC, and has over 25 years of experience working with providers, payers, policy makers and regulatory agencies. Her work includes successfully establishing the Massachusetts General Hospital Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness and rolling out the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)—the first risk-adjusted and validated surgical outcome program in the world—to over 300 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the NSQIP, Kathy led the development of the American College of Surgeons Pediatric Quality Measurement programs and Bariatric Accreditation Programs; and was the Principle Investigator of the NIH SBIR Grant “Using Pre-Operative Variables to Predict Length of Stay.” Kathy is a recipient of the prestigious Partners in Excellence Award for leadership and innovation, and is a highly sought-after speaker at Grand Rounds and healthcare conferences. Some of her recent clients include the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the World Health Organization, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative and the Baylor Health Care Systems. She is on the faculty at Brandeis University’s Medical Informatics Graduate Program and is a charter member of the Collaborative Care Technology Work Group.