Inside Shasta Networks and our commitment to you.
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Your Rise to the Top
For sustainable growth in a changing healthcare landscape, you need robust integration and scalable innovation that propel interoperability to new heights. Much more than a vendor or interface engine, Shasta Networks is the HIT integration partner you want to keep you moving forward on the journey to peak performance.
What We’re Made Of
Since our founding in 2000 as an IT consultancy – followed closely by our co-development of the healthcare industry’s first open-source interface engine, and then the industry’s first integration appliance and managed integration services – we’ve always had your best interest at heart. Yes, yours. That’s because we understand the full power and potential of connectivity in your healthcare enterprise, and we are committed to meeting the interfacing needs of every business in the care continuum.
Just as HIT integration is our passion, service is our calling. We develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our customers. From the beginning, it’s been in our DNA to listen closely and actively, and to provide solutions built from best practices and top industry standards. As a result, our consistent growth has been fueled by referrals and word-of-mouth praise from those we serve, and even other vendors we work with.
Always Looking Ahead
The future is bright for Shasta Networks. As our technologies evolve in tandem with your needs, we will continue to offer custom solutions and the industry’s most powerful platform for combining secure integration, data-driven decision support and expert Managed Services – all in our client-centric ecosystem. And, we will always be driven by our dedication to customer satisfaction, cutting-edge innovation and service excellence.
Meet Our Team
We are a team of rockstar scientists, engineers, leaders and project managers – and together, we take on your interoperability burdens so you can focus on your core business.
Founder & CEO
Always driven to go beyond the status quo, Jacek founded Shasta Networks in 2000. Overseeing company growth and business development, client relationships, and contracting is a pleasure, he says, thanks to our highly motivated team and support for clients who deliver excellence in healthcare. With a master’s in Electrical Engineering and career roots in both telecom and HIT, Shasta Networks – a name inspired by the view of Mt. Shasta from his home – is the culmination of his experience building great software, systems and teams. In his free time, Jacek combines creativity with outdoorsmanship through gardening, permaculture and rock formations.
Director of Technology
With a BS in Computer Programming from Southern Oregon University and a strong passion for helping companies grow, John joined Shasta Networks in 2014 and has followed his dad’s advice of “giving it 110%” ever since. As Director of Technology, he oversees individual teams while continuously planning, researching and helping to develop new and enhanced technologies. SoGood is his chosen surname (yes, there’s a cute story there – ask and he’ll tell you), and when it comes to his ability to ensure the right technology for our clients and company, we believe it fits just right.
Director of Operations
With a BAS in Supervision and Management with a focus in healthcare – and a strong background in health data analysis and HIT project management – Drew joined us in 2017 and has been a pillar of effective leadership at Shasta Networks ever since. He passionately oversees business development, client engagement and process improvement, internally and for our clients. Solving complex workflow issues inspires his ability to think outside the box to deliver optimized results. He is dedicated to growth for our company, clients and team members. Outside of work, he likes woodworking and cooking on his smoker for friends and family. His love of hospitality usually makes him the life of the party.
Senior Software Engineer
Matt puts his very best into his work because he loves making applications, scripts and tools that everyone will want to use. From Ascent software development to systems and network administration, he lives by the sage advice of Vince Lombardi: “If we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Prior to joining the Shasta family in 2016, he earned his private pilot license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, then his BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Southern Oregon University. No stranger to the thrill of reaching new peaks, Matt’s 2022 Antarctica trip will complete his dream of visiting all seven continents.
Software Engineer III
From continuously enhancing and expanding our Ascent platform, to creating new tools and scripts that improve support and client integrations, Elijah has been a valuable member of the Shasta team since 2017. A firm believer that all ideas and solutions should be regularly revisited and improved upon, he is passionate about building new innovation that delivers deeper insight into healthcare data flow and its impact on patient safety. Elijah has a BS in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University and, having lived in Spain for a bit in his formative years, Elijah has always followed his dreams. We are glad they led him to Shasta Networks.
Integration Engineer II
Since 2019, Matt has been one of Shasta Networks’ most rockstar problem-solvers. That’s because he truly loves creating and implementing custom solutions, and he views every new challenge as an opportunity for both personal and team growth. His primary responsibilities at work involve implementing client integrations, monitoring and supporting existing client integrations, and automating daily tasks. He has a BS in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University. Outside the office, he enjoys using his technical skills and passion for problem-solving to design and build audio equipment.
Technical Project Manager
Since 2019, Kaitie has been expertly managing implementation progress to ensure on-time, on-budget project completion for all our clients. She serves as scrum master for development, keeping the team agile while also staying on track, and manages client engagement for ongoing projects. With a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science, she brings a commitment to constantly improve and learn more. An avid musician and performer who also loves roller derby, Kaitie applies that same commitment to excellence and collaboration to her local community stage whenever she can.
Technical Support Engineer
James loves table-top games so much that he spends hours maintaining personal spreadsheets to track his performance for fun – and if that doesn’t tell you something about his affinity for technical accuracy, we don’t know what will! A certified CompTIA Security+ professional and highly skilled engineer, James oversees our internal alerting systems, addresses internal systems issues, and handles client support requests. With two bachelor’s degrees – one in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University and another in Physics from Oregon State University – he joined Shasta Networks in 2020. His motto is, “If I don’t know it, I’ll learn it!”
The ability to adapt swiftly under changing conditions – that’s something Samuel values, and so do we. As a certified U.S. Army 68W Health Care Specialist/Combat Medic and former private sector medical assistant, Samuel offers hands-on experience with direct patient care – including emergency/trauma care and the overall flow of patient documentation – for keen insight that helps ensure he leaves no stones unturned in his work. Since joining the Shasta family in 2020, Samuel has completed his BS in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University and excelled in all areas of testing, mapping, verifying, troubleshooting and more. Here, he plays an integral role in ensuring smooth implementations and seamless transitions; outside of work, his love of music keeps him playing, producing and creating.
Software Support Intern
Since 2020, Sam has been creating scripts that make operations more efficient – ask and she’ll tell you her favorite thing about it is working for a company that supports healthcare workers. She is currently working toward her BS in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University, where she is also part of the university’s Cybersecurity certificate program. Sam has a fondness for foreign languages (she speaks Spanish) and strives to be a lifelong learner. As she puts it, education doesn’t end with school – she views every situation as an opportunity to learn or create something new.
Sarah loves problem-solving and building strong relationships. As Sales Engineer, she enjoys helping organizations improve internal workflows and build efficiency. Born with a congenital heart defect, Sarah is no stranger to nuances in medical records and patient safety, and she always wanted a career that supports medical care as a way to give back with meaningful work. Having earned a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Francisco University, Sarah is thrilled to be part of our small, versatile and efficient company, and she loves connecting with diverse organizations. Client-centric Sarah is an attentive listener who is focused on meeting needs, exploring possibilities and providing support; community is at the core of what she does. In her leisure time, Sarah enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga, and throwing dinner and dance parties with her large extended family.
“Shasta Networks brings great value, support and expertise to our company. When we need an interface built, Shasta develops exactly what we need, quickly. I am constantly reminded of the value they bring us when I consider the costs we would incur if we had to supply the resources to manage this ourselves.”
— Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Data Acquisition, SCP Health (Physician Staffing)
“Shasta Networks has provided us with a very cost-effective, full-service solution that allows us to meet the requests of our customers to have test results passed to them electronically. Overall, the solution has been instrumental in enabling us to compete with larger providers.”
— Melissa Sittason, System Manager, Pathology Associates (Laboratory)
“Jacek and his team at Shasta Networks have been incredible to work with. John and Matt were remarkably helpful in channel development standardization to fit some server logistic changes within our environment on a tight timeline. The team was incredibly responsive and professional, often making suggestions outside the scope of our plan to ensure that we accounted for future changes. All work was well documented and delivered as requested.”
— Tony Sciarini, Interface Engineer, MedQuest Associates (Imaging Centers)
“Our staff cannot improve residents’ quality of life by filling out spreadsheets, so automation was the clear answer. With the administrative labor savings, we will achieve full return on our investment with Shasta Networks in a few months – but the ability to keep staff focused on projects that enhance outcomes and experiences, that’s where the real value comes in.”
— Aaron Fields, Chief Information Officer, St. Ann’s Community (Long-Term Care)
“Shasta Networks can fix what others can’t. Every person we’ve worked with has amazing skills and is very transparent. They are true collaborators and bring potential issues to us well in advance along with viable solutions.”